Students on a field trip to the coast
Students on a field trip in 2014


  • Robert Kennedy became president in 2005.
  • In 2007, the 87,000-square-foot University of Maine New Balance Student Recreation Center opened.
  • Paul Ferguson became president in 2011.
  • UMaine was listed in Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • In 2013, Maine 4-H marked its 100-year anniversary of providing enriching programs for youth in the state.
  • Also in 2013, the Innovative Media, Research and Commercialization Center (IMRC Center) opened, as did the Wyeth Family Studio Art Center.
  • In 2013, UMaine and partners launched the first grid-connected offshore wind turbine to be deployed off the coast of North America.
  • In 2014, UMaine’s Aroostook Farm in Presque Isle celebrated 100 years of service to the state and Maine’s potato industry.
  • First lady Michelle Obama visited UMaine in 2014.
  • In 2014, the renovated New Balance Field House reopened after a $6 million renovation.
  • Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a Southern gothic supernatural musical written by alumnus Stephen King, took the stage at the Collins Center for the Arts in 2014.
  • The Gerard S. Cassidy ’80 Capital Markets Training Laboratory opened in the Maine Business School in 2014.
  • In 2014, Climate Change Institute director Paul Mayewski was featured in the Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously.” The series, starring Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Matt Damon, shared life-and-death stories about impacts of climate change on people and the planet.
  • The Hudson Museum learned in 2014 it was home to the transformation mask that inspired the Seattle Seahawks logo. A Kwakwaka‘wakw artist or artists on the Pacific Northwest Coast likely carved the cedar mask in the late 19th or early 20th century.
  • Kelton Cullenberg, a 2014 graduate and standout cross-country and track and field athlete from Chesterville, Maine, was named the first America East Man of the Year.