Student Life

Black Bear Veteran Network launched

Making the transition from the military to a civilian career can be daunting for student-veterans. The Black Bear Veteran Network has been established to connect UMaine alumni veterans and current UMaine student-veterans to mentor, share knowledge, create networking opportunities and assist each other. Registration for the Black Bear Veteran Network is online. Note: There is […]

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Zimmerman Memorial Fitness Challenge to be held April 22

The University of Maine will host the 2017 1st Lt. James R. Zimmerman Memorial Fitness Challenge on April 22. Four-person teams, which can register in one of three categories — hard core, motivated or family — will participate from noon to 5 p.m. in a variety of physical activities including pack runs, pull-ups and a […]

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Students to organize March for Science, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported students at the University of Maine are organizing a March for Science, one of hundreds scheduled internationally this weekend, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Other Maine marches are planned in Portland, Machias and Sanford, according to the article. “We are pro science, is what it boils down […]

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Graham Van Goffrier

Physics, electrical engineering major named Goldwater Scholar

Graham Van Goffrier, a physics and electrical engineering major at the University of Maine, has been named a Goldwater Scholar for the 2017–18 academic year by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Van Goffrier, of Norwell, Massachusetts, was awarded one of 240 scholarships to undergraduate sophomores and juniors throughout the country. The […]

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UMaine students at Commencement

UMaine names its 2017 Outstanding Graduating Students

The University of Maine has named its Outstanding Graduating Students for 2017. They include:   Donald Bistri, Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Engineering Donald Bistri of Tirana, Albania is a mechanical engineering major who has been a student research assistant for two years in the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). At […]

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UMaine community welcome to attend Healthy High pre-race concert

Members of the University of Maine community are welcome to attend a free concert before the start of the 10th annual Healthy High road race on campus Thursday, April 20. The Ex Pandas, Phosphenes, and The Cards will perform at the tennis court lot beginning at 2:30 p.m. Lawn games and ice cream also will […]

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BDN advances kickball tournament to raise funds for mental health services

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host a kickball tournament April 13 to raise funds for mental health services. The tournament, which is open to all UMaine students, is scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m. on Morse Field. The cost is $5 per individual and teams […]

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WABI interviews students enjoying warm weather on the Mall

Several University of Maine students were interviewed by WABI (Channel 5) while enjoying the first warm weather of the season on the Mall. “It’s like campus came alive today,” said freshman Hunter LaVoie. “I’ve been out here for four hours straight and I’m just living it up, soaking up the sun,” said sophomore Micaela Phillips.

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WABI covers sorority’s Cystic Fibrosis Carnival

WABI (Channel 5) covered a University of Maine sorority’s annual Cystic Fibrosis Carnival. About 100 people showed up for the Delta Phi Epsilon event, which raised more than $700 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, according to the report. Organizers said the event is all about raising awareness of the disease.

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Maine Bound Adventure Center mentioned in BDN article on river race

Ben Koehler, a senior mechanical engineering major at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News at the Eliot Lamb Memorial Souadabscook Stream Race in Hampden. Koehler, who took part in the race, said he works for the Maine Bound Adventure Center on campus and helps teach kayaking and paddling to students. “I […]

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