New Non-Profit please check this out :


We’ve received a lot of Facebook messages, texts, homing pigeons, smoke signals, and awkward sideways glances asking us “So, what exactly are you doing?” This is a fair question. Let me start by saying that the goal of (Her)oes is simple:  to encourage and inspire an up-and-coming generation of Montana women entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, artists, and leaders by honoring the already successful and influential women in our community.

How are we going to do that? Starting in the summer of 2013, we will shoot, edit, and post a new video interview of a game-changing woman from within our community every two weeks.

But, the story is so much more interesting than that.

The idea all started at The Loft in downtown Missoula. I was listening to a local woman discuss her experience starting what has since been hailed as “one of the best” national magazines of its kind, and was blown…

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ASUM To Host Open House In Remodeled Office Space


The Associated Students of The University of Montana will unveil a newly remodeled office space and celebrate a century of UM student leadership from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the University Center.

ASUM’s offices, located in UC Room 105, underwent a significant physical redesign as a result of the group’s strategic planning process.


“We have grown a lot over the years, and we are hoping that UM alumni and community members will join us to celebrate the success of our student-run, student-funded organization,” said ASUM President Zach Brown.

The event, “Central Board to ASUM – A Century of Student Leadership,” will feature light refreshments, dessert, live music and student art provided by the UC Gallery. On Ensemble, a unique taiko band that combines traditional, electronic and rock instruments, will perform at 5:15 p.m.

The event is free and open to the UM community. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Brown at

ASUM Sustainability Center Information!

ASUM Sustainability Center

Sustainability Center LogoThe ASUM Sustainability Center serves as a resource for students to help promote, develop, and implement sustainability efforts and activities at the University of Montana.  The center’s main projects currently involve working to implement the university’s Climate Action Plan, working with the Sustainable Campus Committee to ensure UM activities meet the American University and College President Climate Commitment, and educating students across campus about sustainability and climate change. 


Get Involved!

The ASUM Sustainability Center offers a variety of ways for students to learn about sustainability initiatives and play an active role in improving the university’s sustainability efforts.  We offer internships, volunteer opportunities, and educational events to increase awareness of sustainability issues on campus.  The sustainablity center and ASUM ssustainability board corrdinat a variety of events and projects through out the year to increase awareness of sistainablilty issues across campus.

  • Earth Week: Have an idea for a Earth Week event at UM?  Email us at
  • Residence Life Eco-Reps: Become a student sustainability advocate in our residence halls.
  • Green Griz Games: Team up with other studetns to lessen the footprint of our athletic events. Become involved in education, recycling, and more. Go Griz, go Green!!

More information about sustainability initiatives at UM can be found at

Want to share interesting and important sustainability info with your peers??

Want to encourage green living in the UM Residence Halls?? 

Then apply to be a 2013/2014 EcoRep!!

 We are accepting applications for four new Eco-Rep positions to begin next year.  Applications are due March 1, 2013.  Eco-Reps are sustainability advocates and educators within the residence halls. They strive to connect residents with sustainability initiatives on campus and the UM Climate Action Plan.  Eco-Reps must be willing to live in one of the following dorms: Knowles, Turner, Craig, or Duniway. You will be given a small stipend to go towards room and board and the option of having a single room. Eco-Reps can also earn three Climate Change Studies credits.

Most importantly, you will be helping UM with an important initiative while developing your own skills and leadership.

Eco_rep Application 2013

Clean Diesel Grant from Montana Department of Environmental Quality

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In an effort to meet future community transportation need in Missoula, ASUM Transportation recently applied for and received a Clean Diesel Grant from Montana Department of Environmental Quality.  A new El Dorado bus will replace one of the 1997 New Flyer buses which are currently in use.  The new bus is being ordered and will be received September of 2013.  Brian Spangler of Montana DEQ found ASUM Transportation a great candidate for this grant.


Growth of service caused students to purchase used equipment to meet demand.  The service gave 3,860 rides in 2000 and in 2012 the system gave 445,000 rides.  The service went from a 15 passenger van to a 6 bus system in a very short time.  With buses costing around $400,000 new and $40,000 used, the students found that used equipment met their needs but were not state of the art equipment and caused some issues with the surrounding neighborhood.  In an effort to address these concerns ASUM has been looking for additional funding and was thrilled to be awarded this grant.

“ASUM Transportation has taken community concerns about noise and pollution levels very seriously,” said ASUM President Zach Brown. “Our service has been reducing traffic congestion and overall emissions along our routes for years. But it is our obligation to plan our future growth so that we can purchase the most efficient, quiet, and environmentally friendly buses that student dollars can afford. This grant is a huge step in the right direction–for us, and for the community of Missoula.”


Students continue to appreciate the convenience and efficiency of their bus system.  Likewise, many University District residents appreciate the fact that traffic counts continue to be reduced in this corridor even as the student population grows.  This new bus and the existing system is essential to linking student housing, recreation, general services and Missoula College to the main campus.


Sally Daer, a long-time Missoula resident and member of the University District community, has seen ASUM Transportation services improve her neighborhood over the last decade.


“I used to have a really hard time backing out of my driveway because of traffic, but ASUM’s bus service has really reduced traffic congestion along Arthur Avenue and I no longer have those problems,” she said. “I think those buses have really improved my neighborhood over the years.”


ASUM Transportation is one of only a handful of student-run, student-funded transportation organizations in the country.



Nancy Wilson, Director

Associated Students of The University of Montana Office of Transportation



Zachary Brown, President
Associated Students of the University of Montana
office: 406.243.2038 | cell: 406.396.3037




Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dennison Theatre

Missoula, Mt

Doors-   6:30 pm                   Show- 7:30 pm

Student Presale Tickets on Sale Thursday and Friday, Sept 13 & 14

General Public Tickets on Sale Sept 17


Tickets are available at all GrizTix locations including Worden’s Market, Southgate Mall, The Source in the University Center, MSO Hub, and the Adams Center Box Office. Also available by calling 243-4051, toll-free at 1-888-MONTANA or online at

General Public Tickets-   $28     Student Tickets-  $20

Produced By: UM Productions Presents

Toots and the Maytals, originally called simply The Maytals, are considered legends of ska and reggae music. Their sound is a unique, original combination of gospel, ska, soul, reggae and rock. The group released three best-selling albums, and enjoyed international hits with Funky Kingston in 1973 and Reggae Got Soul in 1976.

The band won the 2005 Grammy award for best reggae album True Love, an album consisting of re-recorded versions of their classics alongside popular and legendary musicians such as Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards, as well as popular artists such as No Doubt, Ben Harper, The Roots, and Shaggy.

Toots and the Maytals remains a relevant influence on today’s global music scene with artists from Amy Winehouse to Sublime re-recording classic tracks. Toots received another Grammy nomination for his 2008 release “Light Your Light”. In recent years Toots has toured with The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys.This show will be in celebration of their 50th anniversary with an acoustic tour.