September 2, 2020
FROM OUR MEMBERS
During these unprecedented times, we are still moving forward with the University of Montanaʻs 15th Annual Diversity Symposium. DiverseU will take place on October 28 and 29. Diversity at the University of Montana is an essential component of academic excellence; DiverseU provides a ready opportunity to contribute to the diversity efforts at UM. This is a campus-wide series of events focused on topics of diversity and promoting civil discourse. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members discuss, present, perform, and exhibit art throughout this event. The DiverseU experience gives you an even broader platform to share your ideas, research, and art in a flexible format. We're accepting poetry and short story readings, research presentations, discussion topics, art pieces, lectures, vignettes, dances, and more. We can accommodate your presentation whether you would feel more comfortable presenting in person with social distancing and masks or remotely through Zoom.

The deadline for submitting proposals is September 25. Please consider submitting a proposal. If you have any questions contact the DiverseU coordinator, Kaʻaumoana Ahina at kaaumoana.ahina@mso.umt.edu
It's been a whirlwind for us since April 1, 2020 when we first put our masks for sale in the shop. We have been sewing day and night, night and day. We've gotten the whole family involved...my husband has learned many of the steps in the process and quite honestly I could not have filled all the orders without him. Our two teenagers have stayed distanced from friends and just here with us so that they too could help and together we have gotten it done. Thank you, thank you for all your support and patience.

Now we have a big announcement; we've been selected to receive part of a huge order from the State of Montana through the Made In Montana program and we will be making 5,000 masks for distribution by the State of Montana through their new Montana Aware campaign.
Family Weekend Care Packages & Griz Family Gear now on sale
Remember the feeling you got when you received a care package? We do, and we know your student scholar deserves the best. Starting today, on campus Family Weekend care packages and Griz Family Gear are on sale until Oct. 1 at the Family Weekend Website.
Parents also are encouraged to join students for fun virtual programming Oct 16-18. Check out a student-run art museum, or attend the "Unseen Universe" in UM's very own Planetarium. Attend a popular class virtually, or find out more about the Zoology and Paleontology labs. Attend a concert, watch student-made video productions, and explore what the UM has to offer! Visit the Event Schedule page for more information. Programs will be added, so check back closer to the Family Weekend date. For more information about on campus student care packages, or Griz Family gear that can be shipped directly to you or your student's house, please email karen.schlatter@umontana.edu or call 406-243-4191. GO GRIZ!  
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FROM THE CHAMBER
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CHAMBER EVENTS NOTICE
All Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce events and committee meetings are currently canceled or being held virtually. Please check with Chamber staff for the status of meetings or events.
Thank you to our Visionary Members!