UMaine Facilities Management is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the identification of the person or persons responsible for damages done to Coburn Hall. Any persons with information pertaining to this crime are asked to contact the University of Maine Police Department at 207-581-4040.
Lamda Chi Alpha is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the identification of the person or persons responsible for the destruction and theft of their sign in front of their house at 95 College Avenue. Any persons with information pertaining to this crime are asked to contact the University of Maine Police Department at 207-581-4040.
WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the University of Maine’s test of its full emergency notification system. The system, which was established in 2007, allows university safety and communications professionals to use mechanisms such as sirens, text alerts and social media to quickly communicate information to the community during emergency situations. UMaine’s Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Robert Dana and Wayne Maines, UMaine’s director of safety and environmental management, spoke with WABI about the importance of emergency drills and preparedness. UMaine community members are reminded to register to receive emergency notifications of public safety issues, as well as announcements about class cancellations due to inclement weather. Registration for texts and/or email alerts is available online.
The University of Maine Counseling Center and St. Joseph Healthcare, in conjunction with several area sponsors, will host the sixth annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sunday, Oct. 5 on the UMaine campus.
Tomorrow around 9am UVAC will be holding a mock car accident training to promote distracted driving awareness in the Jenness Lot on the Long Road side. Anyone on campus is welcome to come watch how firefighters and emergency medical personnel respond to such incidents and what we do once we get there.
The mock situation is that a college student was texting and driving when they went over the center lane and hit another car. Both cars had at least 3 people in them. Most had very serious injuries but you will have to come out around 9am tomorrow to see the emergency response take place and what happens to those involved.
This is an educational experience for everyone and we hope to show the risks that are involved when you decide to drive distracted.
University Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Assistant Chief of Development
UMaine Class of 2016
School of Nursing
The University of Maine will conduct its annual emergency communications system test Thursday, Sept. 18, beginning at noon. Three outdoor sirens will sound for several minutes shortly after noon. They are audible throughout campus and, under certain conditions, in surrounding communities.
The sirens are part of UMaine’s multifaceted emergency communications system established in 2007 that allows university safety and communications professionals to use several mechanisms to quickly communicate vital information to the community during emergency situations.
When UMaine’s emergency communication system is activated, several notifications occur: A text message is sent to subscribers of UMaine’s umaine.txt system; information is posted on the university’s homepage, the UMaine portal and the university’s intranet, FirstClass; and a recorded telephone message may be heard by dialing 581.INFO. After those messages are delivered, police sound the sirens.
With the start of the academic year, members of the University of Maine community are reminded to register to receive UMaine’s emergency notifications. The emergency notification service alerts the UMaine community to public safety issues, including inclement weather conditions causing class cancellations.
Registration for texts and/or email alerts may be done online.
If you have already registered, watch for the test message of the emergency notification system on the 15th of every month. If you do not receive a text or email test alert, please reregister the email address or cellphone number you’re using.
New Balance Field House will be closed May 12 for approximately 16 weeks to complete the exterior improvements as part of the $15 million renovation project that includes Memorial Gym.
The facility’s exterior renovations include replacing approximately 22,000 square feet of insulated wall system and installing 5,200 square feet of windows. The 8-foot windows at the top of the facility’s high walls are key to filling the interior with ambient light, comparable to the original design of the field house when it was constructed in 1924. The windows were replaced by insulation in the late 1970s.
The exterior renovations were deferred until summer to accommodate the indoor track season, and will not deter the annual Special Olympics on campus or UMaine’s many youth sports camps.
The Pit in Memorial Gym closed for five weeks beginning April 7 for the installation of a sprinkler system. During that time, work will also begin for new and renovated men’s and women’s sports locker rooms.
All renovations and construction are scheduled be completed as early as September. The project is one of UMaine’s major initiatives under Pathway 5, Stewardship of Place: Restoring the Dream, of the Blue Sky Plan.
UMaine Police Department, in conjunction with the Old Town and Orono Police departments will hold a drug take back event on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 10 AM. to 1 PM., at the Hannaford Supermarket at 500 Stillwater Ave. in Old Town.
Representatives from the Holy Family Food Pantry will also be there to collect non-perishable food items for local families in need.
Please check your medicine cabinet for outdated prescription drugs and drop them off with us to be safely disposed of.
And check your food shelves and bring any non-perishable food items for the Holy Family Food Pantry.
Location: 500 Stillwater Ave., Old Town – Hannaford Supermarket
Date: Saturday April 26, 2014
Time: 10 AM to 1 PM
The official web page for Commencement 2014 is now on-line. Please note that Commencement will be a ticketed event this year. Click on the Tickets link on the page. This page will also provide live feeds of the ceremonies on May 9 (Graduate Student / Faculty Recognition Ceremony) and May 10, 10:00 AM and 2:30 PM.
Bookmark this link.