Student Life

Crowdfunding efforts underway for new sugar house, international nursing trip

The University of Maine Foundation’s crowdfunding platform is designed to empower students, faculty and staff to raise funds for specific projects, events and activities. Through the power of small contributions from a large number of people, Fill the Steins connects the UMaine community to student and campus needs. The most recent campaigns seek funds to […]

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UMaine community giving back during holiday season

Editor’s note: This is not a complete list; additions may be made. Several University of Maine groups are leading charitable efforts to give back to the community throughout the holiday season. The Black Bear Exchange, UMaine’s food pantry and clothing exchange, will provide Thanksgiving meals to its clients who will be in the area for […]

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WABI previews Multicultural Thanksgiving

WABI (Channel 5) previewed Multicultural Thanksgiving, hosted by the University of Maine’s Office of Multicultural Student Life. The meal will be a potluck from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the North Pod of the Memorial Union. The event, which also will include a presentation and music, will give members of the community a change to […]

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UMaine facility featured in Campus Rec Magazine

The University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center was chosen as Campus Rec Magazine’s “Rec of the Month” for November. The post includes a list of facility amenities, programming highlights and fun facts.

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UMaine recognizes World Usability Day, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) covered “Equity, Access and Inclusion: A World Usability Day Event” hosted by the University of Maine. World Usability Day brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen and government groups to promote the values of usability, accessibility and universal design to ensure that services and products important to life are easier to […]

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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 Nov. 26 for […]

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News Center Maine interviews Allan, Sidelko, students about hazing prevention

News Center Maine spoke with Elizabeth Allan, a professor of higher education leadership at the University of Maine, about her research on hazing. Allan, who has been collecting data on hazing for about 10 years, recently published a hazing prevention framework for campuses across the country to use, according to the report. “It is very […]

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Equity, Access and Inclusion: A World Usability Day Event Nov. 8

The University of Maine will host “Equity, Access and Inclusion: A World Usability Day Event” 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Nov. 8. World Usability Day, established in 2005, is a day that brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen and government groups to promote the values of usability, accessibility and universal design to ensure that services […]

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WABI covers 31st annual Culturefest

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 31st annual Culturefest at the University of Maine. The UMaine Office of International Programs and International Student Association hosted the daylong event that featured international cultural exhibits, food, children’s activities, a style show and performances. Roughly 60 countries were represented with more than 100 participants. About 1,500 people attended […]

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