Outreach

UMaine Clean Sweep Furniture Sale Aug. 9–10

The University of Maine will hold a Clean Sweep Furniture Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 in York Commons on Square Road. Items for sale include furniture, such as dressers, couches and chairs that are being replaced in the residence halls. […]

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Jemison, Fitzgerald, McConnon Cited in Morning Sentinel Article on Farmers Markets

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s John Jemison, water quality and soil specialist; Caragh Fitzgerald, agricultural educator; and James McConnon, business and economics specialist and professor at UMaine spoke with the Morning Sentinel for the article  “Central Maine farmers markets gain in popularity.” Jemison talked about the limited opportunities in established farmers markets, Fitzgerald touched […]

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Adkins Talks to BDN About Collins Center

Adele Adkins, associate director of the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about what Bangor’s entertainment boom means for the Orono facility. Adkins said the variety of options in Bangor brings the Collins Center back to its beginnings. “We don’t have to try to be […]

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Daniels Receives Adult Education Outstanding Teaching Award

Sally Daniels of Ellsworth, director of project services with the University of Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC), received an Adult Education Outstanding Teaching Award from the Maine Adult Education Association. The award was presented at the association’s annual conference at Colby College in June. Daniels, an MEOC staff member since its inception in 1991, was […]

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Boomer Reporting Corps Featured in Maine Edge

The Maine Edge reported on the Boomer Reporting Corps, a program offered by the University of Maine Center on Aging and Maine Community Foundation. The program aims to create a cohort of older adults who can actively report on local issues to benefit their communities.

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Grant Writing Workshop Previewed in Maine Edge

The Maine Edge previewed a certificate program in grant writing that will be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center Aug. 12–13. Writing Winning Grant Proposals: Nuts, Bolts and Assembly is the fifth session in the eight-part 2013 Nonprofit Certificate Program.

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Falls Prevention Program Focus of $380,000 Grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $380,000 to researchers at the University of Maine Center on Aging, University of New England (UNE) and The Iris Network to study a falls prevention program for older citizens with vision impairment. Falls among older adults can lead to serious injury, loss of independence or death. The two-year […]

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Davenport Talks to Media at Astronomy Center Beam Signing

Alan Davenport, director of Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, spoke with the Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) at a beam signing and raising at the future home of the Emera Astronomy Center, a $5.2 million observatory and planetarium being built on the University of Maine campus. More than 50 children from the […]

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4-H Fair Participation Focus of Articles

The Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) included articles on the presence of 4-H members at local fairs. Members of 4-H, the youth development branch of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, celebrated the group’s 100th birthday at the Bangor State Fair and displayed results of hard work at the Northern Maine Fair in Presque […]

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