Student Life

WABI advances new research learning experience courses

WABI (Channel 5) highlighted the new research learning experience (RLE) courses being offered at the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias starting this fall. These tuition-free, one-credit courses offer a variety of experiential learning opportunities for incoming first-year students. RLE courses are coupled with a one-week residential program, which will take place […]

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UMaine surveying students awarded national scholarships

Five University of Maine students have received scholarships of $2,000 each from the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Foundation, a national professional organization that supports college education in geospatial sciences.  NSPS awarded 18 scholarships nationwide in 2021, including four to UMaine students in the online Bachelor of Science in Surveying Engineering Technology program and […]

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Maine Business School announces new sport management major

The Maine Business School is adding its first new major since 1965: sport management.  The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Sport Management program will offer the core business curriculum from the Maine Business School with courses to prepare students for careers in sports-related industries. Students earning their BSBA in Sport Management will have […]

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Media advance School of Nursing workforce diversification effort

Mainebiz, the Bangor Daily News and the Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a news release about the University of Maine School of Nursing working with Northern Light Health and Morgan State University to increase diversity in Maine’s nursing workforce. The project earned them a $1.7 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration. WVII (Channel […]

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ENR highlights construction of Ferland Center at UMaine

Engineering News-Record New England reported that the construction of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center is moving forward in spite of rising prices and material and labor shortages. The new engineering center, which will house the biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering programs, is on track for completion in 2022.

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Santiago Tijerina

Santiago Tijerina: Killam recipient to study international economics in Canada 

University of Maine undergraduate student Santiago Tijerina of Bangor, Maine is the recipient of a Killam Fellowship to study international economics in Canada this fall.  The Killam Fellowships Program provides undergraduate students in Canada and the U.S. opportunities to spend a semester or full academic year in the other country as exchange students. Recipients like […]

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UMaine, UMS campuses receive 2021 Breathe Easy awards

The University of Maine has received a 2021 Gold Star Standards of Excellence (GSSE) Gold Award in the Higher Education category from Breathe Easy Maine, an affiliate of the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence. Breathe Easy Maine’s mission is reducing exposure to secondhand smoke through promotion of impactful voluntary policies that discourage tobacco use, reduce […]

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Tiffany Tanner

Tiffany Tanner: Boren Fellowship recipient to study Russian in Belarus

University of Maine graduate student Tiffany Tanner of Brunswick, Maine will study Russian in Belarus after earning a Boren Fellowship.  The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the National Security Education Program (NSEP), grants Boren Fellowships to graduate students pursuing public service careers so they can study a language abroad. Each fellowship provides […]

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