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Kelly Breen




Year: Non traditional- Freshman

Major: Surgical Technology at Missoula College

Goals after obtaining degree: After I get my AA from COT I would like to work for about a year and then pursue more education to become a Physicians Assistant.

Status: I am married. My husband is also a student at the University, he is an Education major.

What is your favorite thing about your spouse: My favorite thing about Mike is his devotion and his barbecuing skills.

Why Missoula: We moved to Missoula to be closer to the U. My grandparents retired here back in 1988 and when they passed away in 1993 we moved back to Oregon. In 2006 while visiting my mother Mike and I decided to stay. Now we are both students at the U as well as one of our daughters and our oldest son.

Favorite type of music: I love music some of my favorites are Shinedown, Nickleback, and Halestorm. I am pretty diverse though I also like R&B and Blues. Music is pretty big in our family so we listen a lot and to a lot of stuff. Locally it would have to be Marshall Catch they are really good.

Mike Breen



Year: Sophomore

Major: Elementary Education

Goals after obtaining your degree: My goal after graduation is to be the kind of teacher that my students can relate to.

Status: Married

What is one of your favorite things about your wife (Kelly): My favorite thing about Kelly is she is a very giving person.


Why Missoula: We moved to Missoula to be closer to the University. I like being to walk out, catch the bus, and be right there.

Favorite type of music: My favorite bands are Avenged Sevenfold, Shadows Fall, and pretty much any European Metal. There are too many to list, because music is such a huge part of my life, I listen to different bands for different reasons.

Favorite T.V. show: If I could recommend a TV show to someone, it would have to be “The Walking Dead”. I am confident that I would survive a zombie apocalypse!

What were your thoughts about all the political ads: I was extremely tired of the political commercials. Every time the TV was on, one candidate was bashing another…so obviously, I couldn’t wait for the election to be done so the commercials would go away.

If you could travel to one place where would it be: If I could travel to one place, it would have to be Ireland. I’ve always had a fascination for their culture and music.

East Glacier, MT Rainbow


East Glacier, MT Rainbow


Staying Healthy: Mind, Body, & Spirit



Students are so focused on academics and of course their weekend festivities which sometimes takes a whole week to recover from. Most students think that “unwinding” and “de-stressing” includes beer pong, drinking all weekend, hangovers at football games, and recreational drugs.

Now, of course students are in college to experiment and to party, but there comes a time where we should “unwind” and “de-stress” in a healthy way. Taking care of our mind, body, and spirit really allows for overall better health.

As midterms have passed and finals approach, take advantage of the snow and cold weather to stay inside. Snuggle up to a good movie while you work on homework with a hot cup of apple cider.

Here are some healthy, productive, and positive unwinding ideas:

Try at least 5 New Yoga Poses

You don’t need to do anything that hurts, or that you don’t feel confident doing. Simply do poses to stretch, improve flexibility, and de-stress. Find more poses here:

Drink Tea-Especially Green Tea

Green tea has so many wonderful benefits! Besides the fact that it relaxes you after a long day, studies show that green tea improves metabolism, decreases risks of cancer and heart disease.

Have a Spa Night with your Girls!

Being around friends, with a glass of wine or even pizza and soda, having a spa night will allow you to relax, laugh, and pamper yourself! Have everyone bring their nail polish to share colors, look up different homemade facial masks on Pinterest, & stick in a good movie…maybe even Magic Mike?

Jacqueline Pettus


Major: Dance – Choreography/Performance and Teaching

Year: Junior

Hometown: Littleton, CO

Why Missoula: It was the only school that gave me a scholarship and I have never been to Montana so it was a completely new place.

Favorite Music: Country

What makes you the happiest? Spending time with my family, my boyfriend, and my friends and dancing

What other activities are you involved with during the school year: I have dance performances throughout the school year and work at the UC Food Court.

If you could travel to one place where would it be: Ireland

What’s your favorite childhood memory: Anytime I spent with my mom.

UM has been in the news a lot lately, is there anything you’d like to say to those who may not attend the university or know what’s really going on? As a student, what would you like to say: The University of Montana is an amazing place and we shouldn’t be judged by the actions of some of our students. It is such a welcoming environment and an amazing place to live.

Are you tired of the political commercials yet: Yes.

One “fun fact” about you that most people don’t know: I have two nieces that are older than me.



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Fall is Almost Over--Winter is On it's Way!

44th Annual Kyi-Yo Pow wow: Recognizing Women Who Inspire Culture


Katie Gullickson


Name: Katie Gullickson
Age: 21
Year: Senior
Major: Business Marketing
Hometown: Polson, MT

Why Missoula:
Close to my family

What are your long term goals for your future degree:
Success and Happiness no matter what I do.

What are you looking forward to this summer:
Sunshine, Flip Flops, Swimming, BBQ's, Tan Lines, Boating, Riding Horses

What is one thing most people would be shocked to learn about you:
I can wiggle my ears and touch my nose with my tongue.

What does it take for a guy to win your heart:
Make me laugh and smile

Spring Break 2012!

Spring Break 2012: It’s About Time!

Midterms have come and gone, Spring Break is less than a week away, and before we know it, finals will consume our lives. Spring Break is the perfect time to relax, spend time with friends, family, and forget about school for a week.

Lately, Missoula’s crazy weather has made students consider traveling either back home or to hot-spot resorts to really enjoy their breaks. Some of this year’s top destinations for Spring Break include: