Campus Announcements

Visiting scholar John Burns to deliver lectures, narrate poetry program

University of Maine alumnus and chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Religion at Rockford University in Illinois will deliver lectures and host a poetry program at UMaine in September. John Burns, an associate professor of Spanish who teaches Latin American literature, will give the lecture “Behind The Savage Detectives: The Infrarrealist […]

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Fall Study Abroad Fair Sept. 10

The University of Maine International Programs’ Study Abroad Fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 to inform UMaine students, faculty and staff about the programs available for all majors to study, intern, research or teach abroad. The free event will run from 2 to 5 p.m. in the first-floor ballroom of Estabrooke Hall. Information will […]

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Judge Nancy Torresen to speak at restorative justice event in Belfast

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Restorative Justice Project, the University of Maine Hutchinson Center will host “Justice Matters: When We Cry for Justice, What Do We Really Mean?” from 8:30 a.m.–noon. Sept. 18. The UMaine Peace and Reconciliation Studies program and the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast, which promotes fundamental change […]

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Franco-American Centre concert to celebrate new after-school program

The Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine will host a free concert Aug. 31 to celebrate the launch of a new after-school program. A 5 p.m. potluck will precede the 6 p.m. Quebec fiddle music concert by Le Bruit Court dans la Ville (The Buzz Around Town) at the center on campus. The event […]

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Workshops offered on preserving garden fruits, vegetables

Want to preserve garden vegetables and fruits to be able to enjoy them throughout the year? University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers are offering hands-on Preserving the Harvest workshops that incorporate USDA-recommended food preservation methods, including hot water bath canning, pressure canning and fermenting. Participants will make samples to take home. Fresh produce, […]

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Campus parking lot and road closures Aug. 24–28

This year’s Maine Hello is Friday, Aug. 28 — the day that all new students are invited to move into their residence halls. Most of the 2,000 students are assigned to the six first-year residence halls in the Hilltop area of campus, requiring some parking lot and road closures in the vicinity. Signs noting all […]

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Food safety training to focus on cooking for crowds

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County announces the fall schedule for “Cooking for Crowds: Food Safety Training for Volunteer Cooks.” The first session will be held 9 a.m.–noon Tuesday, Sept. 29 at University of Maine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth. Additional classes also are scheduled for Oct. 14 and […]

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Volunteers sought for Maine Hello, Welcome Weekend Day of Service

The University of Maine’s First Year Residential Experience is recruiting volunteers to welcome UMaine’s Class of 2019 during Maine Hello on Friday, Aug. 28. Maine Hello is a campuswide event where returning students, faculty and staff welcome new students and their families as they arrive on campus. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maine Hello […]

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UMaine PD hosts awareness training for area law enforcement agencies

Approximately 30 area law enforcement officers were on campus Aug. 12 for a daylong training program hosted by the University of Maine Police Department. The program that focused on cultural awareness and professionalism for police officers was led by Francis Amoroso, the New England regional director with the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service […]

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Coach Cosgrove, staff to host football clinic for women Sept. 10

University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove and his staff will host “Coach Cos’ Football 101 for Women” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. The interactive workshop is designed to teach women who have never played football the basics such as offensive and defensive strategies as well as what to look for when watching […]

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