UM to Host ‘Branching Out’ Networking Events

February 08, 2017

MISSOULA – The Branch Center in the University Center will host “Branching Out,” a weekly networking event, Wednesdays from Feb. 15 to May 3 at the University of Montana.  

“Branching Out” will help students learn new skills, engage in mindful dialogue and connect with others on campus. It will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. in The Branch Center lounge area on the second floor of the UC. Free coffee and pastries will be served.  

The first event is hosted by the Black Student Union, and the Feb. 22 topic is a panel titled “How to be an Activist.”

The Branch Center at UM opened Feb. 1 as a community space dedicated to providing programs, services and resources for underrepresented students. It is named for UM’s former Vice President of Student Affairs Teresa Branch, who retired last June.

For a listing of “Branching Out” dates and topics, visit

For more information on the event, call Hailey Michelson, program adviser for the Student Involvement Network and The Branch Center, at 406-243-5776 or email Those interested also can call Antonio Morsette, student coordinator of the event, at 406-243-5622 or email


Contact: Hailey Michelson, program adviser, Student Involvement Network and The Branch Center, 406-243-5776,