Athletics

Male Athletes Against Violence release ‘Hands are not for Hitting’ videos

Members of the University of Maine’s Male Athletes Against Violence group released videos of members reading the children’s book “Hands Are Not for Hitting,” and are making them available to local elementary schools. The 2009 book, written by psychologist Martine Agassi and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen, teaches children that violence is never OK, and how […]

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Bangor Daily notes passing of Harris, UMaine superfan

The Bangor Daily News reported that Jeff Harris, a University of Maine graduate and loyal supporter, died last Thursday at the age of 75. Harris, who was a fixture at UMaine sporting events, will be remembered for his many contributions to the UMaine community and for his positivity and contagious enthusiasm. The Piscataquis Observer shared […]

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Press Herald discusses ‘transformational’ Alfond donation with Ralph, Woodcock

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Seth Woodcock, University of Maine associate athletic director for development, and Ken Ralph, athletic director, about the impact of a $90 million donation from the Harold Alfond Foundation to UMaine athletics. Ralph believes the gift will facilitate recruitment of Maine’s top high school athletes. “We want them growing up with […]

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Powell commends UMaine Leadership in BDN story about Alfond Foundation’s $90 million gift to athletics

Greg Powell, chair form the board of directors for the Harold Alfond Foundation, commended University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Athletics Director Ken Ralph, Senior Associate Athletic Director Seth Woodcock and University of Maine System Chancellor Dannel Malloy for their leadership in a Bangor Daily News article about the Harold Alfond Foundation’s $90 million gift […]

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Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights UMS grant from Alfond Foundation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlighted the Harold Alfond Foundation’s historic $500 million investment to Maine and its people, which includes a $240 million commitment to the University of Maine System to bring transformative change to the state’s largest educational, research, innovation and talent development asset. The Alfond investment in the University of Maine System is […]

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BDN reports partnership between Ferrini-Mundy, Malloy helped secure Alfond support

The Bangor Daily News reported that the largest ever gift to the University of Maine System was awarded in part to recognize efforts to unify campuses in the system through institutional accreditation, and to increase intercampus collaboration. George Jacobson, professor emeritus of biology, ecology and climate change at the University of Maine, praised UMS Chancellor […]

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WABI, Centralmaine.com promote virtual UMaine Homecoming Oct. 16-18

WABI (Channel 5) and Centralmaine.com picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting activities planned for UMaine’s most unique Homecoming ever. The celebration, which historically attracts nearly 10,000 visitors and alumni, will feature a variety of social events, programs, sports and entertainment — live and prerecorded — because of the COVID-19 pandemic-related health and safety […]

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WABI reports on March Against Domestic Violence

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 7th Annual (and first ever virtual) March Against Domestic Violence hosted by the University of Maine. “In Maine, a domestic violence assault is informed to law-enforcement every two hours and 22 minutes.,” said Nicole Pelletier, president of UMaine Women in Business. “The only way that violence against women is […]

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Media report on Alfond gift of $240 million to UMS, UMaine

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), the Associated Press, Maine Public, News Center Maine and Mainebiz reported that the University of Maine System will receive a grant of $240 million from the Harold Alfond Foundation. A portion of the funds will be used to establish a system-wide College of Engineering, Computing and Information Science and for improvements […]

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