Student Life

Lin Wei

Lin Wei: Student from China navigates world through code and choreography

Lin Wei, who goes by Enoch Lin, interacts with the world and its people through code and choreography.  The 2020 graduate from Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, China, enjoys solving technological problems, particularly through programming languages, and traversing fictional realms in video games. A passion for technology motivated him to major in computer science. The sense […]

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Facebook highlights UMaine nursing graduates, pinning ceremony

Facebook featured University of Maine School of Nursing graduates Kate Ford and Sierra Austin and highlighted the school’s virtual pinning ceremony in its video “#Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020.” “Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to offer in-person commencement ceremonies, so we celebrated them in a beautiful virtual pinning […]

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Press Herald reports on UMaine’s upcoming virtual summer orientation

The Portland Press Herald reported on the University of Maine’s decision to develop and host a Virtual Student Orientation Experience in early June as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The orientation will help students become acquainted with UMaine and its many offerings. It will provide information about registering for classes, student services and campus […]

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UMaine, UMM holding Class of 2020 Recognition Weeks

The University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias will hold Class of 2020 Recognition Ceremonies to honor the success and achievements of graduates. In-person ceremonies for both universities are tentatively planned for the fall, and will be determined based on health and safety guidance from the federal and state Centers for Disease Control […]

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UMaine's Memorial Union

Meet the 2020 Outstanding Graduating Students

Editor’s Note: Story updated May 1, 2020 Ten undergraduates have been named 2020 Outstanding Graduating Students at the University of Maine. Among them is Grace Smith, the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and the 2020 salutatorian. The other Outstanding Graduating Students include brothers Abram and Gabriel Karam from […]

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Graduation announcement packages to benefit the Student Crisis Fund

One tradition that comes with earning a degree is announcing it to family and friends. When Printing and Mailing Services at the University of Maine unveiled its two official exclusive Class of 2020 announcement designs, the department wanted to ensure it was giving back to students in need. “Printing Services has a long tradition of […]

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Media highlight Alumni Association’s Black Bear Tuition Raffle

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland), WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) and WQCB radio station (Q 106.5 FM) highlighted the UMaine Alumni Association’s annual Black Bear Tuition Raffle. The prize — full tuition for a year, or 30 credit hours — will be awarded at a public drawing next month. Based on current in-state tuition rates, […]

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2020 Edith Patch Award winners announced

Four University of Maine students have been named winners of the 2020 Edith Patch Award. The award is given annually to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated scholarship and service in the fields of science, agriculture, engineering, or environmental education, and who show promise for future contributions in their field. The award is named […]

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Maine Day ‘going global’ through remote service April 29

Maine Day, inaugurated by President Arthur Hauck in 1935, is traditionally held on the last regular Wednesday of the spring semester at the University of Maine.  As part of the annual spring cleanup tradition, UMaine students, faculty and staff take part in a day of service and complete volunteer projects to spruce up campus. This […]

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