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Bailey West: Biochemistry major to study in Ireland as Mitchell Peace Scholar

Bailey West, a biochemistry major at the University of Maine, has been awarded a George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship and will study abroad in Ireland for a semester as part of the student exchange program. The competitive merit-based scholarship is made possible by an agreement between Maine and Ireland for a student exchange at the […]

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MD Islander reports Silver to direct chamber music summer adult program

Mount Desert Islander reported Noreen Silver, an instructor of cello and chamber music at the University of Maine, will direct an inaugural summer chamber music program for adults at the Ellsworth Community Music Institute. The program is part of Arthur Russell Week, the institute’s annual summer festival, and sessions will be held 1–4 p.m. July […]

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Vogt to give lecture in advance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ concert

Francis Vogt, director of choral activities and lecturer in the University of Maine School of Performing Arts, will give a lecture titled “‘Their sound is gone out’: Handel’s Messiah in America” at 4:30 p.m. April 24 in Minsky Recital Hall in advance of the corresponding concert on April 28. The lecture, sponsored in part by […]

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Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel profile Outstanding Graduating Student

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel reported Eben Lenfest, of Smithfield, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Engineering at the University of Maine. Lenfest is a mechanical engineering major with minors in robotics and ocean and marine engineering. He is an Eagle Scout and a recipient of the E. James […]

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SPA, Maine Masque to present ‘I’m Still Alive’ April 18–20 in Hauck

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts and Maine Masque will present the premiere production of “I’m Still Alive” April 18–20. The original play by Mackenzie Peacock, a senior theatre and communications double major, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 18–20 and 2 p.m. April 20. Tickets, which are available online, are $10 […]

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Ellsworth American, BDN cover CCA concert with BSO, UMaine groups

The Ellsworth American and Bangor Daily News covered the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s fifth Masterworks concert of the 2018–19 season on April 7. The concert was a celebration of American composers, according to the articles. The event also was the symphony’s annual collaboration with the University Singers and Oratorio Society, two University of Maine groups, and “the […]

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Drew Brooks: Microbiology, music double major named 2019 valedictorian

Drew Brooks of Lyman, Maine is the 2019 University of Maine valedictorian. He is a double major in microbiology and music, with a minor in molecular biology. He will receive two bachelor’s degrees — one in microbiology, and one in music. Brooks’ many academic honors include multiple scholarships and Frederick Radke Undergraduate Research Fellowships. A […]

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Drew Brooks named 2019 valedictorian, Ana Eliza Souza Cunha salutatorian

Drew Brooks of Lyman, Maine is the 2019 University of Maine valedictorian and Ana Eliza Souza Cunha of Orono is the salutatorian. They will be honored at UMaine’s 217th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 11. Brooks is a double major in microbiology and music, with a minor in molecular biology. He will receive […]

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Turner Publishing, VillageSoup advance stops on UMaine band’s spring tour

Turner Publishing and VillageSoup advanced performances as part of the University of Maine Symphonic Band’s spring tour. The UMaine Symphonic Band will join the Edward Little High School Concert Band for a free concert at 7 p.m. April 3 in the Edward Little gymnasium in Auburn, Turner Publishing reported. The Symphonic Band consists of 55 […]

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The County covers theatre students’ touring show performance in Houlton

The County reported five students from the University of Maine’s School of Performing Arts visited Houlton Elementary School to perform a touring show on March 20. The cast performed “Can You Imagine?” an original play with lots of improvisation, at Houlton Elementary and nine other Maine schools during their spring break. The students — Ethan […]

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