DATE:�������������� 10 July 2001


TO:������������������ Board of Regents


FROM:������������� G. M. Dennison

President, The University of Montana


RE:������������������ Campus Report for the July 2001 Board of Regents� Meeting



�         The Montana Broadcasters� Association awarded KUFM News Director Sally Mauk, its annual Non-Commercial Radio Program of the Year award.� In addition, Backroads of Montana received the prize for Non-Commercial Television Program of the Year.


�         Dr. Nancy Fitch, Director of the Curry Health Center (CHC) for the past 11 years, has resigned to take a position with USAID doing developmental work in Armenia.


�         Four UM individuals have received Fulbright Scholarships:� School of Forestry Associate Professor Steve Siebert received a Fulbright Scholarship spring semester to study forest ecology in the Mediterranean; Professor Fred Allendorf, Division of Biological Sciences, currently does research in New Zealand; Division of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Ray Calloway will work in Botswana in the next academic year; and Linguistics student Ian Clayton will conduct research in the Netherlands.� In addition, Division of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Douglas Emlen received an NSF CAREER grant.


�         UM�s Media Arts program received a $50,000 planning grant and a pledge of $1,000,000 from UM alumnus Palmer West.� The generous gift will enhance the Media Arts facility.


�         The Montana Repertory Theatre received a national Endowment for the Arts award of $10,000 for its educational program to communities.� This past spring the program focused on the poetry of Emily Dickenson and took The Belle of Amherst to 30 Montana communities.


�         Karen Hatcher, Library Dean Emeritus, has secured the Mansfield Library�s second consecutive grant from the Montaniana Regrant Program of the Montana State Library.� Hatcher�s proposal concerns digitization of her Montana Authors, A Bio-Bibliography.� The total value of the grant, which includes a matching element, is $7,500.


�         Julie Sullivan of Butte, UM class of 1985, won a Pulitzer Prize as part of The Oregonian team that exposed serious flaws in the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.� The Portland daily won the Pulitzer for public service reporting.� Julie is UM�s seventh Pulitzer Prize-winning alumnus.


�         In overall scoring for the 2000-01 academic year, UM�s School of Journalism finished sixth in the national Hearst Awards competition.� Students in all sequences competed with their counterparts at 108 other accredited schools.� UM photojournalism students finished second nationally.


�         The University of Montana Student Documentary Unit was awarded a regional Emmy Award by the National Academic of Television-Arts & Sciences last month for �Anaconda:� The Legacy� a story of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company�s hold on life in Montana, including the State�s press.� In addition to the Emmy, the documentary won the National Mark of Excellence Award from the Society for Professional Journalists.