Student Life

Media report on Maine Day service projects, meal pack-out, head shaving

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the many service projects and activities members of the University of Maine community took part in on Maine Day, the annual campuswide spring cleanup tradition. “Maine Day is our traditional day of service. A bunch of groups get together to help spruce up UMaine, help make […]

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WABI covers Out of the Darkness Walk

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the Out of the Darkness Walk held at the University of Maine to raise awareness about and prevent suicide. About 200 people took part in the community walk hosted by the Maine chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the UMaine Counseling Center, WABI reported. Organizers said the […]

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Human trafficking survivors share stories at awareness walk, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a walk and rally held at the University of Maine to raise awareness about human trafficking. Since 2007, there have been more than 40,000 cases of human trafficking reported in the U.S., but it’s also an issue that often goes unreported, according to WABI. The student-run event was coordinated in […]

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Maine Day volunteers

Community service projects to highlight Maine Day, May 2

University of Maine community members will take part in a day of service on Maine Day, May 2. As part of the annual spring cleanup tradition, UMaine students, faculty and staff will complete volunteer projects aimed at sprucing up campus, enjoy a free barbecue and take part in a meal-packing event. Festivities will begin at […]

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WVII covers Best Buddies Friendship Walk

WVII (Channel 7) reported on a Friendship Walk hosted by the University of Maine chapter of Best Buddies, an international nonprofit that aims to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event raised money to send the executive board to a national leadership conference. […]

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WABI covers Healthy High, sexual assault awareness walk

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 11th annual Healthy High 5k/10k and 1-mile run/walk at the University of Maine. Several participants in the 1-mile run/walk wore red high heels, as part of the international “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” campaign. At UMaine, the walk is spearheaded by the student group Male Athletes Against Violence […]

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Students discuss experience in Best Buddies program with WABI

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with students in the University of Maine chapter of Best Buddies, an international nonprofit that aims to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Adya Plourde, president of the UMaine chapter, said she feels strongly about the program. “The whole aspect […]

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WVII covers second annual Nets 4 Pets 4 Vets

WVII (Channel 7) covered the April 14 basketball fundraiser event “Nets 4 Pets 4 Vets” held in Bangor. Organized by members of the University of Maine Business School’s MBS Corps and ROTC, the event involves a tournament and community dinner designed to raise money to provide service dogs for veterans. The tournament, officiated by the […]

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UMaine Woodsmen Team competes at Mud Meet, Morning Sentinel reports

The Morning Sentinel reported on the annual Mud Meet held at Colby College in Waterville. The all-day competition featured events for singles, doubles and teams, where competitors rolled logs, used axes to chop through vertically and horizontally positioned chunks of wood, and used huge bucksaws on wooden beams, according to the article. Students from 10 […]

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Bangor Flower and Garden Show to be held at Alfond Arena April 20–22

The Bangor Flower and Garden Show will be held at the University of Maine’s Harold Alfond Sports Arena, April 20–22. The show will be open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free with adult supervision. Free parking is included. Members of […]

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