James Stephen Bost, longtime professor of speech and director of theater at the University of Maine, died Sept. 28, 2012, at his home in Santa Fe, N.M., according to his obituary in the Bangor Daily News. Born in Greenville, Ill., Bost moved to Maine in 1961 and taught for 26 years at UMaine, where he introduced his students to works ranging from Shakespeare and Chekov to Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller. He is survived by his children and grandchildren. Bost was predeceased by his wife and sister. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.