Outreach

Peronto Cited in WABI Story on Hancock County Food Drive

WABI (Channel 5) cited Marjorie Peronto, educator at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County, in a story about a countywide food drive. The drive, which started at the beginning of March and had contributions from over 120 businesses, schools and churches, ends April 3. Peronto spoke about March being a “dry month […]

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Majka Interviewed in Bangor Daily News article

The Bangor Daily News spoke to Alan Majka of University of Maine Cooperative Extension about an Extension program, “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation,” based in Machias to establish free summer meal sites for children.

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Community Engagement Workshop Slated

The director of a network that evaluates early youth intervention education programs will be the guest at an April 12 campus workshop, “Community Engagement: Alignment of Needs & Capacity.” Maryann Corsello, associate director of positive youth development at Spurwink Services and director of REACH Collaborative, will attend the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. meeting in 107 Norman […]

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Maine Harvest for Hunger Receives $45,000 from Betterment Fund

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger has been awarded a two-year, $45,000 grant from The Betterment Fund. Harvest for Hunger is a statewide initiative that collects donations of fresh produce from home gardeners, farmers, businesses, civic organizations and schools in the state to feed Maine people in need. Since 2000, hundreds of […]

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UMaine Student in Sun Journal Article on Tax Help

The Sun Journal wrote an article about the work of several college students who volunteered for the L-A (Lewiston-Auburn) CA$H Coalition and AARP to help low-income families through the tax process. In “College students pitch in with free tax help,” University of Maine student, Eugene Field, speaks about his positive experience doing volunteer work and […]

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Sixth annual Healthy High 5/10k and Mile Fun Run April 20

The University Credit Union’s sixth annual Healthy High 5/10K and 1-Mile Fun Run begins at 4:20 p.m., April 20 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. The goal of the annual event is to promote health and wellness for both the university and surrounding community. A Wellness Fair also will be held noon–4 p.m. featuring […]

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WABI Covers UMaine’s Islam Awareness Weekend

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the Islamic Center of Maine’s open house on Saturday. The open house was part of UMaine’s Islam Awareness Weekend. Part of the open house was a talk on the psychology of a terrorist by Yassir Fazaga, the religious leader of the Orange County Islamic Foundation in Mission Viejo, Calif. Abdulraheem […]

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