Outreach

Muslim Students Association Mentioned in BDN Article

The Bangor Daily News interviewed UMaine student Eliot Gagne for the article “Worshippers at Orono mosque not worried about anti-Muslim backlash after Boston bombings.” Gagne said UMaine’s Muslim Students Association and the Muslim Student Awareness Week last month helped raise awareness about Islam on campus and most likely helped prevent a backlash after the Boston […]

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Media Cover HOPE Festival

WVII (Channel 7) and WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 19th annual HOPE Festival held at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. The festival, which stands for Help Organize Peace Earthwide and is centered around Earth Day, was put on by the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine. Doug Allen, education coordinator for the […]

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UMaine Students Donate BearFest Money, Media Report

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported UMaine students donated $47,000 to the EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on Thursday. Planners of BearFest, an all-night dance marathon, presented the money that was raised during the February event.

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Cooperative Extension Program Cited in Press Herald Column

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger program was mentioned in a recent “Food and Dining Dispatches” column for the Portland Press Herald. The program is seeking gardeners willing to plant an extra row of produce this year to donate to local soup kitchens and food pantries.

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HOPE Festival Previewed in Maine Edge

The Maine Edge previewed the upcoming HOPE Festival at the University of Maine in a recent article. The festival, which stands for Help Organize Peace Earthwide and is centered around Earth Day, is put on by the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine and takes place April 27 at the New Balance Student Recreation […]

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UMaine Police to Attend MIT Officer’s Service, Press Herald Reports

The Portland Press Herald reported two officers from the University of Maine will attend a memorial service in Massachusetts for an MIT police officer who was shot and killed in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. The officers will travel with a group of Maine police that will include about 30 Portland officers and […]

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UMaine Takes Part in Pledge to Reduce Food Waste, AP Reports

The Associated Press reported the University of Maine is one of seven colleges and universities in northern New England that has pledged to reduce food waste through the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge. The partnership with the EPA, announced on Earth Day, aims to reduce the 1.6 million tons of food wasted in New England each […]

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CSA Shares for Sale with Black Bear Food Guild

UMaine’s community-supported agriculture program, the Black Bear Food Guild, based at Rogers Farm, is taking share orders. Half shares, serving two people, are $275; full shares, serving four, are $450. A share purchase ensures weekly supplies of high-quality, organic produce and is an investment in the hands-on learning of future sustainable agriculture farmers. This year, […]

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WVII Covers Healthy High Race

WVII (Channel 7) covered the 6th annual Healthy High 5/10K and 1-Mile Fun Run at the University of Maine on Saturday. Hundreds of runners took part in the race that aims to promote health and wellness for the university and community.

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