Student Life

Study Abroad Fair to be held Jan. 31

The University of Maine International Programs’ Study Abroad Fair will be held 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Jan. 31 in the first-floor ballroom of Estabrooke Hall. The free event is held to inform UMaine students, faculty and staff about the programs available for all majors to study, intern, research or teach abroad. Information will be available on […]

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Wiscasset Newspaper reports Maine Steiners perform for local students

Wiscasset Newspaper reported the Maine Steiners, the University of Maine’s premier male a cappella group, performed Jan. 16 at Wiscasset Middle High School and led a workshop for choral students in grades 4–12. The Steiners, who are mostly nonmusic majors, spoke about performing and demonstrated different techniques, then taught special parts to groups of choral […]

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The News & Advance reports UMaine students volunteer at Virginia urban farm

The News & Advance published a photo essay showing University of Maine students volunteering at Lynchburg Grows, an urban farm in Lynchburg, Virginia. Lynchburg Grows was founded in 2003 to help people with physical and mental disabilities enjoy the benefits of gardening, according to The News & Advance. UMaine students Hannah Burns, Hannah Welborn and […]

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Students volunteering in two states, DC with Alternative Breaks

University of Maine students with Alternative Breaks, a student-led organization that promotes community involvement, are spending the winter and spring breaks volunteering throughout the United States. Since 1998, UMaine’s Black Bear Chapter of Alternative Breaks has organized trips for students to provide volunteer service to others. This year, the nonprofit is deploying five groups of […]

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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 Jan. 28 for […]

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Penobscot Times advances Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration

The Penobscot Times reported the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area NAACP and the University of Maine Division of Student Life, will be held Jan. 21 at Wells Conference Center on campus. The family-friendly event will celebrate King’s life and legacy, inspiration, dedication to diversity and social […]

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Student-athlete mentors children at Old Town-Orono YMCA, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported University of Maine football wide receiver Andre Miller helps out at the Old Town-Orono YMCA after-school program. Miller, who got involved at the YMCA about a year and a half ago, says working with the children is rewarding, and he plans to continue. “Working with the kids, it’s really a new […]

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WABI reports therapy dogs visit Fogler Library

WABI (Channel 5) reported therapy dogs visited Fogler Library at the University of Maine to help ease the stress of Finals Week. “It’s nice to take a break from studying. I work with animals back home, so, especially for being out of state and not being able to just go home and see my dog […]

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