Outreach

SPA to present Opera Workshop on Dec. 2

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts will present the fall Opera Workshop showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 in Minsky Recital Hall. The performance will include a sample of scenes from famous operas that highlight the vocal talents of the students involved, including works by Wolfgang Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Benjamin […]

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UMaine Extension to host 2017 Maine Soil Health Workshop

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host the 2017 Maine Soil Health Workshop on Dec. 5 at Governor’s Restaurant in Waterville. Technical service providers, farmers and educators are invited to attend the workshop, which runs from 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Registration is required, and the cost is $25. Sessions will include “A New […]

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Groden hosts browntail moth workshop in Harpswell, Forecaster reports

The Forecaster reported Eleanor Groden, a professor of entomology at the University of Maine, recently hosted a workshop in Harpswell to discuss browntail moth control. Groden is currently working with the Maine Forest Service to pinpoint the underlying cause of the invasive moth outbreak throughout the state, and develop environmentally friendly treatments, according to the […]

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Cross-country ski rental packages available for area youth

Maine Bound Adventure Center at the University of Maine is teaming up with and the Orono Parks and Recreation Department and Outdoor Sport Institute to offer a cross-country ski rental program for area youth this winter. Children in grades K–8 can rent cross-country skis from December through April at an affordable price. The opportunity provides […]

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Jason Brown imbues modern jewelry with ancestral energy

Jason Brown of Penobscot Nation infuses his contemporary handcrafted jewelry with positive ancestral energy. Brown, who formed Decontie & Brown with wife and partner Donna Decontie-Brown, says it’s gratifying to see people wear their innovative Wabanaki-inspired jewelry and clothing — including leggings, dresses, hoodies and haute couture gowns. “Unfortunately, some people think of us (Native […]

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UMaine mentioned in Ellsworth American article on winter shrimp fishing

The University of Maine was mentioned in the Ellsworth American article, “Odds are tiny for a winter shrimp fishing season.” Members of the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section are scheduled to meet Wednesday to establish dates and landings limits for the 2018 winter shrimp fishing season, according to the article. Most evidence […]

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Red Cross-certified UMaine Aquatics program to offer swim lessons for all ages

The University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center has been designated as an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim facility, making it one of only four organizations in Maine to offer this official skills-based curriculum. The UMaine Aquatics program joins two other official Learn-to-Swim facilities in Farmington and one in Portland in offering the curriculum approved […]

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BDN publishes feature on Engman, Gilded Icon art series

The Bangor Daily News reported on Kerstin “Kris” Engman, a prolific midcoast painter and sculptor and part-time assistant professor of art at the University of Maine. Engman’s latest project, the Gilded Icon series, includes  icon-style portraits of women around the world with important stories to tell, according to the article. “Each one of these is […]

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Lisbon Falls 4-H participant earns award, Sun Journal reports

Sun Journal published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release about the 2017 4-H awards banquet held in Brunswick. UMaine Extension 4-H in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties hosted the event, which attracted more than 45 youth and families. The 2017 Exceptional Accomplishment Through 4-H Award was presented to Jordyn Maloy of Lisbon Falls. The […]

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Organization selling Christmas trees to benefit scholarship program

Xi Sigma Pi, the forestry honors society at the University of Maine, is holding its annual Christmas tree sale at Nutting Hall through Saturday, Dec. 9. Profits from the sale will fund scholarships for students in the School of Forest Resources and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology. Hours for the sale are […]

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