University of Montana President Royce Engstrom and other UM administrators will be visiting Florence-Carlton, Stevensville and Hamilton High Schools Thursday, February 21.

Engstrom said that he was hoping to improve UM connections with all Montanans and the Bitterroot visit is part of 26-town tour which will continue next month in Great Falls and Lewistown.

Engstrom, in a news release, said, "The Bitterroot Valley, with its two-year UM-affiliate Bitterroot College, is close to our central campus, so it's vitally important to visit and strengthen our ties whenever possible."

The UM Alumni Association is planning a get-together for the community and alum from 5 to 7 p.m. at Higherground Brewing, 518 North First in Hamilton. You're encouraged to wear Griz gear.