Montana Kaimin Work, Fall 2010

So, as some of you know, this blog has been lacking pretty much since the day I decided to start it up. Yesterday was the first time I posted since April (I think). I've accumulated some work in the last month as a staff photographer for the Montana Kaimin and am really going to try to keep it up. In case I don't you can always check out our photo blog. So here are some of the shots from the semester so far, and a concert specific post will follow.ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © STEEL BROOKS 2010

UM President George Dennison delivers what will likely be his last State of the University address on Friday, August 27, 2010. Dennison announced his retirement in January, with the expected date of retirement August 15, but the search for a replacement has taken longer than anticipated.

ASUM Senators Katie Spika (left) and Alison Wren (right) get sworn in by Dean of Students Charles Couture on Wednesday night. The senate met for the first time since May, and spent a lot of time discussing diversity and plans for the new year.

Jody Ground discusses, with students, the logistics of the Native American student Learning Community he’s teaching this year. The class operates like a FIG and is in it’s trial year, the school hopes to turn it into an Living Learning Community.

Bicyclists ride down the new bike path on Higgins Ave. on Wednesday. The new path puts the bicyclists between the sidewalk and the parked cars, keeping them out of the way of the Higgins traffic.

Randy Schmill, 53, and Josiah Pratt, 24, work on a measuring exercise in their carpentry class at the College of Technology; Schmill worked at the Smurfit-Stone mill in Frenchtown for 15 years before he was laid off, and returned to school to try and launch a carpentry career. Pratt’s father also worked at the mill and worked with some of Josiah’s classmates.

Dan Savage, editorial director and sex columnist for the Seattle weekly The Stranger, hosts a live version of his column "Savage Love" in the University Theater Friday night. Savage took audience questions regarding sex and relationships, and talked briefly about his books, before signing autographs for fans in the lobby.

Chooi Ying Sim Stands next to her door in Turner Hall that she decorated as part of a homecoming contest. The theme of this year is “We Are The World” and Sim, an international student, thought it was welcoming and appropriate.

Kaimin sports reporter AJ Mazzolini attempts to block penalty kicks from the Lady Griz soccer team. Mazzolini was able to block one of the five kicks, but never managed to make one past the Griz keepers.

Drew Larson, promotions director for KBGA campus radio, spent over 200 hours working to put together tonight’s KBGA Birthday Bash. The bash will feature both local and out-of-state bands, and will take place in the Palace and the Badlander.

University Police Officer Thomas “TJ” Johnson brings a bike into the building where the bike auction takes place today. All bikes start at five dollars and bidding ends at noon.

Concert post up next, but you'll probably look at that one before you even read this...