Student Life

UMaine coalition to register voters as part of national effort

Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day Sept. 25 with a 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November. As part of the effort, the University of Maine will host two events to engage the campus community and register voters. Members of the UMaine Voter Activation Team and UMaine UVote will host a […]

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WABI covers CareerFest

WABI (Channel 5) covered CareerFest, an on-campus event presented by the University of Maine Career Center on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The festival was an opportunity for students to engage with experts and receive advice on resumes, professional attire and other career-related topics, and become interested in thinking about future careers, WABI reported. “It’s not just […]

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Black Bear Attack adventure race Sept. 22

The University of Maine will host the Black Bear Attack adventure race Saturday, Sept. 22 as part of Family and Friends Weekend. Participants of the 3.5-mile obstacle course will start at the New Balance Student Recreation Center and run up the hill and into the university forest.  In the woods, they will crawl through the […]

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Family and Friends Weekend Sept. 21–23

The University of Maine will hold Family and Friends Weekend Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21–23. Many events will be held on campus throughout the weekend, including planetarium shows at the Emera Astronomy Center, a lobster bake sponsored by the University Credit Union, the Black Bear Attack adventure race, Maine Bound Adventure Center’s Paddle Fest, an […]

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Study Abroad Fair to be held Sept. 20 in two locations

The University of Maine International Programs’ Study Abroad Fair will be held at two different times and locations on Thursday, Sept. 20. The event will be held 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the first-floor ballroom of Estabrooke Hall and 4–6 p.m. at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. The free event is held to inform UMaine […]

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HLN airs interview with Bartram for report on adventure education

HLN aired an interview with Chris Bartram, coordinator for Maine Bound Adventure Center at the University of Maine, for a report about adventure education. Bartram described adventure education as learning the philosophy, technical skills and all of the academic components that go into leading others in the outdoors. “It allows you to learn about why […]

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International students, faculty and researchers

UMaine community welcomes new international students, faculty and visiting researchers

The University of Maine’s already vibrant international community includes 99 new faces this fall. UMaine’s reach as the Maine flagship has grown globally to now include new students from such countries as Liberia, Nepal, Serbia, Lebanon and Qatar. Thirty-nine new international faculty and visiting researchers also are on campus to pursue collaborations with UMaine scholars. […]

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WABI covers free speech panel discussion

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a free speech panel discussion featuring University of Maine faculty, staff and a student. The panelists spoke about how free speech has changed over the years and what rights students have when it comes to speeches, protests and more, WABI reported. Kirsten Daley, a student panelist, talked about encouraging students […]

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Projects, student volunteers sought for month of service

The Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism at the University of Maine is seeking projects and volunteers for a monthlong service initiative. To connect with national Make a Difference Day in October, the Bodwell Center is working with the local community to find projects such as cleaning, painting, gardening and assisting at events to be […]

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Call for proposals to support cultural events

The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee is accepting grant applications from the University of Maine community. Grants support up to 50 percent of expenses associated with cultural events that enhance the artistic, cultural and intellectual life of UMaine. The CA/DLS committee accepts applications four times a year. The next application deadline is Sept. 24 for […]

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