Student Life

Media cover 32nd annual Culturefest 

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the 32nd annual Culturefest hosted by the University of Maine Office of International Programs and International Student Association. The family-friendly event featured international cultural exhibits, food, children’s activities, a style show and performances. “It takes weeks and weeks to prepare it,” Orlina Boteva, director of the […]

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Students host game marathon fundraiser, News Center Maine reports

News Center Maine reported on a 24-hour game marathon hosted by University of Maine students who partnered with Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center to raise money for children receiving care at the hospital. “It’s really a way of taking something we enjoy doing and  leveraging that in order to help children,” said event organizer […]

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Events to benefit, recognize veterans scheduled Nov. 12–15

The University of Maine will recognize veterans with a week of events to coincide with Veterans Day. There are no classes Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of the holiday. The UMaine Office of Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) and the UMaine Veterans Association (UMVA) are coordinating several activities. A UMVA bake sale will be […]

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Culturefest to include exhibits, food, activities, style show, performances

The University of Maine Office of International Programs and International Student Association will host a celebration of cultures Saturday, Nov. 9 in the New Balance Student Recreation Center.  The 32nd annual Culturefest will feature international cultural exhibits, food, children’s activities, a style show and performances from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The university’s international community […]

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Bangor radio station publicizes Culturefest

The Bangor radio station Z107.3 promoted Culturefest 2019 that kicks off at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. The Office of International Programs and the International Student Association host the free daylong celebration of cultures with exhibits, a food court, children’s activities, live demonstrations, and a traditional style show.

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UMaine launches First Gen Celebration Week

The University of Maine Division of Lifelong Learning has partnered with the Division of Student Life to launch the UMaine First initiative and inaugural First Gen Celebration Week.  The event, supported by the Alton ’38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund, will take place Nov. 4–9.  First Gen Celebration Week is an opportunity to bring […]

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UMaine named ‘most outdoorsy’ school in Northeast, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine was recently named champion of the Northeast in a monthlong challenge to get people outdoors and active. From mid-September through mid-October, participants of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Campus Challenge earned points for their school by engaging in a variety of outdoor activities, […]

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UMaine’s Homecoming to be celebrated Oct. 25–27

The University of Maine will celebrate Homecoming 2019 with several events on campus Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25–27. Homecoming weekend kicks off Friday afternoon with tours of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at 1 p.m. and Emera Astronomy Center at 2 p.m. The Maine Heritage Lecture, “Protecting Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Threatened by an Invasive […]

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Trick or Trot on Oct. 25 at Witter Farm 

The University of Maine Standardbred Drill Team invites members of the UMaine community to the annual Trick or Trot 6–8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Witter Farm in Old Town. The free event will include family-friendly activities, candy and an opportunity to meet and have photos taken with the farm’s horses, cows, sheep and pigs. Students […]

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I-95 previews UMaine Homecoming events

Bangor’s Classic Rock Station I-95 (95.7 FM) advanced University of Maine Homecoming events slated Oct. 25–27, including the UMaine football game vs. William & Mary and the annual UMaine Alumni Association Craft Fair and Maine Marketplace. More information about Homecoming is online.

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