The Maine Studies Program is hosting an event with noted television host and reporter Bill Green, a University of Maine alumnus. The title of the talk is “Kids, Don’t Take my Advice: 45 Years of Braggin’ About Maine.” 

Following a presentation about his career telling Maine’s stories, Bill will be interviewed by NPR Washington correspondent Brian Naylor, another UMaine graduate. He will also be presented with the Black Bear Award from the UMaine Alumni Association.

The event will be held at the Collins Center for the Arts on the UMaine campus. A pre-talk reception will begin at 5:30 pm in the Miller’s Cafe of the CCA (tickets are $50 and support Maine Studies programs and students). The talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 pm in the Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Building, which is connected to the Collins Center.

Framing Maine: A Conversation with Bill Green is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Fund. Bangor Savings Bank is the exclusive corporate sponsor. Additional supporters include:

  • The Maine Studies Program and Maine Folklife Center
  • The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • UMaine Alumni Association
  • University of Maine Foundation
  • The Honors College

Tickets to the talk are free, but require pre-registration on the Collins Center for the Arts website, at their box office, or by phone at 207-581-1755. Tickets to the pre-talk fundraising reception are $50 and can also be purchased at the sites above.

For more information, please click here or contact Kreg Ettenger, Maine Studies Program Director, at 207-581-1840.


About Maine Studies

The Maine Studies Program explores the places, people, culture, history and stories of Maine. Courses cover a wide range of topics and are taught by faculty from several departments. Many courses are available online, helping students throughout Maine and beyond explore the richness of the Pine Tree State.

The program offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, including tracks in the Bachelor of University Studies (BUS) and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) degrees, as well as a minor. Explore this site to learn more about our degrees, courses, faculty and students. We hope you consider becoming a Maine Studies student at UMaine!