Students in the University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development visited the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor to learn about war and the sacrifices veterans make, WLBZ (Channel 2) and the Bangor Daily News reported. Galen Cole, the museum’s founder, said he invites education students to the museum in hopes they will one day bring their students back when they start teaching. The museum also provides scholarships to UMaine education majors.
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The University of Maine football team was mentioned in the Press Herald article “Football programs working to rid Maine of bullying.” Jack Cosgrove, UMaine’s head football coach, said his team doesn’t differentiate between hazing and bullying, and hazing can “create a culture of unacceptable behavior” and “is a form of bullying.” Marcus Wasilewski, UMaine’s quarterback, said the violent and emotional nature of football can lead to confrontations between teammates, but it’s important not to let them escalate.
Lee Jackson, a 19-year-old political science major at the University of Maine, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about becoming the newest member of the Old Town school board. Jackson said he feels he has a “unique perspective” after graduating from the school system two years ago. He said he never felt connected to his school or community until he moved to Old Town and wants to return the favor as part of the Regional School Unit 34 board of directors. The Associated Press also carried a version of the BDN article which was published by WLBZ (Channel 2) and Boston.com.
WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine ROTC will host about 80 collegiate ROTC cadets from the area for this year’s Veterans Day 5K. The race is a way for ROTC members to honor veterans. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the 20th Maine Honor Society.
The research of Daria Bednarczyk, a Connecticut native and University of Maine senior studying marine science, was featured in a New Britain Herald article. Last year, Bednarczyk and another student spent three months on the island of South Caicos interviewing almost 50 fishermen, marine officers, business owners and residents about their fishing practices. In two weeks, the pair was able to put a total economic value on the fishing industry. Bednarczyk’s work abroad was also featured at the 26th annual International Congress for Conservation Biology this past July.
The Portland Press Herald published a feature article on University of Maine graduate student Kyle Ravana, Maine’s newest deer biologist. Ravana is currently finishing a master’s degree in wildlife science at UMaine, where he also earned his undergraduate degree. He was hired by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife as head deer biologist seven months ago and is working to win over the trust of Maine’s hunters.
The University of Maine’s Foster Center for Student Innovation has been nominated for the Fusion Bangor Leadership and Vision Award. Jennifer Hooper, a UMaine graduate student and Foster Center tenant with her nonprofit Spark!, is also nominated for the award. The winner of the award will be announced at this year’s Fusion Bangor Extravaganza 7–10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Union Street Brick Church in Bangor. Ticket and event information are online. Fusion Bangor is the region’s networking group of young residents that works to connect the demographic to each other, engage with the community and transform the Bangor area into the preferred place to live, work and play in Maine.
The University of Maine Black Bear Mentors will host elementary- and middle-school students Wednesday Nov. 6 for the group’s annual scavenger hunt on the UMaine campus.
The program is offered through the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism and is run by an AmeriCorps VISTA. More than 80 UMaine students are currently participating, making the program’s 11th year the largest.
Students will arrive at UMaine by bus from their respective schools at 2:30 p.m. and meet their mentors at the Wells Conference Center where they will be given scavenger hunt questions. The students and mentors will travel to buildings on campus to answer the questions before returning to Wells for ice cream sundaes and prizes.
The Black Bear Mentors meet with third- to eighth-grade students once a week after school and work on activities such as sports, arts and crafts, homework, board games and community service projects.
A scavenger hunt also took place Monday, Nov. 4.
WVII (Channel 7) reported on the 26th annual Culturefest held at the University of Maine. The UMaine Office of International Programs and International Students Association hosted the daylong celebration of cultures which featured exhibits, a food court, children’s activities, a style show and performances. International students said the best part of the event was watching others learn about their culture.
The University of Maine departments of art, English and history, as well as the Honors College, are offering a daylong student trip to Portland, Maine on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Students will have the opportunity to explore the city on their own, as well as take part in several scheduled tours of the city’s cultural institutions.
Tours will be at the Portland Public Library, Maine Historical Society’s Longfellow House and the Portland Museum of Art, which is currently hosting its biennial of contemporary art and a show about “Winslow Homer’s Civil War.”
The bus is scheduled to leave from the Collins Center for the Arts parking lot at 8:30 a.m. with an approximate arrival in downtown Portland at 10:30 a.m. Participants will then have the opportunity to attend scheduled tours, explore the city on their own, and eat lunch and dinner before heading back to campus at 6:30 p.m. The bus is expected to be in Orono at 8:30 p.m.
To reserve a seat by Nov. 6, students can register with the faculty member in their department and pay a $5 registration fee. The faculty trip leaders are Michael Grillo in the Art Department, Richard Brucher in English, Sarah Harlan-Haughey in Honors and Liam Riordan in History.
Non-reserved seats will be available to any UMaine student and the general public on Nov. 11.
The UMaine Humanities Initiative provided partial funding for the trip.