UMaine community message about passing of coach Red Gendron

The University of Maine has been informed that men’s ice hockey head coach Red Gendron experienced a medical condition this afternoon and passed away. He was 63. “We are shocked and deeply saddened by Red’s sudden death,” says UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy. “He was a force in UMaine Athletics and in the legacy of our […]

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D3 Playbook reports on Allan, Kerschner hazing study

D3 Playbook picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting a hazing study by Elizabeth Allan, a University of Maine professor of higher education, and David Kerschner, a Ph.D. student at UMaine, that was published in the Journal of Amateur Sport. The study concluded that college athletes could impact hazing culture at Division III […]

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Gunnar Docos: Diligence, perseverance in the lab and on the field

Excelling at college, whether in the lab or on the football field, requires hard work and time management, according to Gunnar Docos. Adhering to both helped the electrical engineering technology undergraduate student and offensive lineman thrive at the University of Maine.  During his first two years of study, Docos, of Harrison, would wake up at […]

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Ralph discusses plans for a 300-meter track with Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald spoke with Ken Ralph, University of Maine athletic director, about the inclusion of a 300-meter track in UMaine’s athletic facilities master plan. Significant upgrades to campus athletic facilities will be made with a $90 million gift from the Alfond Foundation and $20 million in privately raised funds. According to Ralph, a […]

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Media preview UMaine athletic facility upgrades

The Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) previewed planned upgrades to the athletic facilities at the University of Maine, including improvements to the Harold Alfond Sports Stadium and a new soccer field. The upgrades will be completed with a $90 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation, part of the Foundation’s […]

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Black Bear XC ski and snowshoe races scheduled for Feb. 21

Cross country skiers and snowshoers are invited to hit the trails Sunday, Feb. 21 for the annual Black Bear XC ski and snowshoe races on the University of Maine Trails. The event is sponsored by UMaine Campus Recreation, the Maine Bound Adventure Center and the College of Education and Human Development’s Outdoor Leadership program, part […]

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UMaine pursues transformative $110M athletic facilities plan 

The University of Maine has unveiled its transformative $110 million athletic facilities master plan. The initiative honors Harold Alfond’s legacy of support for Maine education and athletics by providing modern facilities for all 17 varsity programs at Maine’s only Division I athletic program, and improving the overall UMaine student experience. In October, the Harold Alfond […]

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Youth esports collaboration with town of Orono highlighted in BDN

The Bangor Daily News reported that the town of Orono and the University of Maine have partnered to form an esports league for the town’s elementary students. The league, which is for students in grades 2-5, offers a 6-week Minecraft competition that includes weekly one-on-one timed matches. News Center Maine also reported on the collaboration.

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WABI talks with Quinn about food insecurity, SAAC support for campus food pantry

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Buffie Quinn, cooperating faculty in the Maine Business School and adviser to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) about SAAC efforts to raise money to support the Black Bear Exchange, a campus food pantry that serves students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Quinn noted that the need has increased significantly […]

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