Student Life

UMaine part of national esports series, Campus Technology reports

Campus Technology reported the Independent College Bookstore Association is collaborating with the American Video Game League (AVGL) to develop the AVGL Masters: Campus Gaming Series. The esports competition will take place online on BoomTV and student gamers will be required to register for the Fortnite tournament at their college bookstore. The pilot tournament will take […]

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University Bookstore part of national video game tournament 

The Independent College Bookstore Association is partnering with the American Video Game League (AVGL), a leading collegiate esports organization owned by BoomTV, to launch the first esports tournament series integrated with college bookstores nationwide.  The organization has partnered with 10 campus bookstores, including UMaine’s University Bookstore, to start the AVGL Masters: Campus Gaming Series. To […]

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BDN reporter shares experience with Maine Animal Club at Witter Farm

A Bangor Daily News reporter wrote about an event hosted by the Maine Animal Club at the University of Maine’s J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center. The student club has hosted the Milk-a-Cow event at the farm for the past three years, according to the article. “We thought it was a good idea because […]

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Media cover 32nd annual Culturefest 

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the 32nd annual Culturefest hosted by the University of Maine Office of International Programs and International Student Association. The family-friendly event featured international cultural exhibits, food, children’s activities, a style show and performances. “It takes weeks and weeks to prepare it,” Orlina Boteva, director of the […]

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Students host game marathon fundraiser, News Center Maine reports

News Center Maine reported on a 24-hour game marathon hosted by University of Maine students who partnered with Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center to raise money for children receiving care at the hospital. “It’s really a way of taking something we enjoy doing and  leveraging that in order to help children,” said event organizer […]

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Events to benefit, recognize veterans scheduled Nov. 12–15

The University of Maine will recognize veterans with a week of events to coincide with Veterans Day. There are no classes Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of the holiday. The UMaine Office of Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) and the UMaine Veterans Association (UMVA) are coordinating several activities. A UMVA bake sale will be […]

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Culturefest to include exhibits, food, activities, style show, performances

The University of Maine Office of International Programs and International Student Association will host a celebration of cultures Saturday, Nov. 9 in the New Balance Student Recreation Center.  The 32nd annual Culturefest will feature international cultural exhibits, food, children’s activities, a style show and performances from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The university’s international community […]

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Bangor radio station publicizes Culturefest

The Bangor radio station Z107.3 promoted Culturefest 2019 that kicks off at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. The Office of International Programs and the International Student Association host the free daylong celebration of cultures with exhibits, a food court, children’s activities, live demonstrations, and a traditional style show.

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UMaine launches First Gen Celebration Week

The University of Maine Division of Lifelong Learning has partnered with the Division of Student Life to launch the UMaine First initiative and inaugural First Gen Celebration Week.  The event, supported by the Alton ’38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund, will take place Nov. 4–9.  First Gen Celebration Week is an opportunity to bring […]

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UMaine named ‘most outdoorsy’ school in Northeast, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine was recently named champion of the Northeast in a monthlong challenge to get people outdoors and active. From mid-September through mid-October, participants of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Campus Challenge earned points for their school by engaging in a variety of outdoor activities, […]

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