Student Life

Bodwell Center Named Newman’s Own Grant Finalist

Contact: Andrea Gifford (207) 581-4031 or andrea.gifford@umit.maine.edu The University of Maine’s Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism has been selected as a finalist in the Newman’s Own Foundation Campus Community Service Challenge, a program conducted in affiliated with the America East conference. The Bodwell Center, which is one of nine nonprofits selected as finalists from […]

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Dana Column on Maine Drug Problem Published

An opinion column by UMaine Dean of Students Robert Dana about Maine’s growing drug abuse problems appeared in the Feb. 4 edition of the Bangor Daily News. Dana calls for a multi-pronged, community-wide approach to addressing the factors that drive demand for drugs and an acknowledgement that the problem exists.

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Busy UMaine Winter Carnival Schedule Announced

Contact: EJ Roach, 581-1736 ORONO — Campus Activities & Student Engagement at the University of Maine is taking full advantage of this robust winter with an exciting, fun-filled and action-packed Winter Carnival Feb. 4-12, with snow sculptures, ski and snowshoe races, warming fires, bands, food, a winter ball and fireworks, among other activities. Highlights of […]

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UMaine Alum, Mountaineer Presenting Slide Show

Contact: Lisa Carter, (207) 581-1794 UMaine alum David Anderson, former Maine Bound student and instructor who has carved a name for himself in the mountain climbing and outdoor photography world over the last 30 years, will be back on campus Friday, Feb. 4 to narrate a slide show, “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger,” […]

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News Coverage Of Job Fair

Several media outlets, including Channel 5 (WABI) reported on Wednesday’s annual job fair, which was held in the Student Recreation and Fitness Center. More than 80 employers and hundreds of students attended the job fair, which was also covered by the Bangor Daily News.

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Students Developing Online Magazine at UMaine

Channel 5 (WABI) broadcast a Tuesday news story about two students’ efforts to bring the national online magazine Her Campus to UMaine.  Shaina Dennis and Macey Hall were interviewed for the story, describing the magazine, which is aimed at an audience of college women.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities

The Bangor Daily News and WABI both had stories about UMaine’s 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and other events surrounding Monday’s holiday. WABI aired a piece about MLK Diversity Day, sponsored by UMaine’s Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism, the Office of Multicultural Programs, and the athletic department. Lauren Wagner, a service coordinator […]

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UMaine tobacco ban subject of news story

Tuesday’s Bangor Daily News includes a story providing initial reaction to UMaine’s new tobacco-free campus policy, which took effect Jan. 1.  The story includes comments from Lauri Sidelko, co-char of UMaine’s Tobacco-Free Campus Committee.

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News report updates summer data breach

A Tuesday Bangor Daily News story details a data security discussion at Monday’s University of Maine System Board of Trustees meeting.  The System has taken a series of steps to improve security, following a June 2010 data breach that affected servers at UMaine’s Counseling Center.

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