Student Life

Media cover third annual Black Bear Marathon

WLBZ (Channel 2), WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the third annual Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, presented by the University of Maine Alumni Association. More than 600 runners participated in the Black Bear Race series event, WLBZ reported. “Racers have come from all over the country; we have some […]

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Clean Sweep Sale to be held May 26–27 in Alfond Arena

The University of Maine will hold the annual Clean Sweep Sale 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday, May 26 and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, May 27 in Alfond Arena. Furniture, rugs, electronics, appliances, housewares, books, bedding, shoes and clothing will be among the items for sale. Items were donated by the university or students who moved out […]

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UMaine to host 1940s potluck lunch, tribute to WWII veterans

The University of Maine will host a 1940s theme tribute to World War II veterans on Tuesday, May 30. Members of the public are invited to attend a free potluck lunch and story-sharing event from noon to 3 p.m. in the atrium of the D.P. Corbett Business Building. Guests are asked to bring a dish, […]

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Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K set June 4, registration open

The University of Maine Alumni Association will present the third annual Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday, June 4. Registration is open for all three races, which last year attracted about 600 runners from around the country, as well as Canada. The Black Bear Marathon was the only Maine race included in […]

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UMaine Fishing Club helps stock Stillwater River with trout, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported members of the University of Maine Fishing Club recently helped stock the Stillwater River with brook trout. “It’s awesome that [the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife] is willing to [stock fish] this close to campus,” said Chris Pullano, a club member who is a junior. A Maine game […]

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UMaine sets meal-packing record

On Maine Day, members of the University of Maine community set a new meal-packing record. During The Hungry 100K: Maine Day Meal Pack-out held at the Memorial Gym on campus, UMaine surpassed Harvard University to set a record for the most meals packed by a U.S. university during one event. The event also placed UMaine […]

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Media cover Maine Day, record-breaking meal pack-out

WABI (Channel 5) and WLBZ (Channel 2) covered Maine Day, the University of Maine’s annual campuswide spring cleanup tradition. More than 70 volunteer projects, including raking, planting flowers, picking up litter and painting were conducted at various locations on and around campus. One of the projects, The Hungry 100K: Maine Day Meal Pack-out, set a […]

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UMaine expected to bring in another record-setting class this fall

Editor’s note: Story updated May 8. This fall, the University of Maine expects to welcome the largest incoming class in its history after the number of new students confirmed for admission by the May 1 deadline topped 2,500. As of May 1, 2,512 students paid their deposit fee to attend in the fall — up […]

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WLBZ previews Maine Day, meal-packing event

WLBZ (Channel 2) advanced Maine Day, the University of Maine’s annual campuswide spring cleanup tradition. The May 3 event mixes chores with games and activities, WLBZ reported. The day begins with a Harry Potter themed parade, followed by more than 70 projects, including raking, planting flowers, picking up litter and painting at various locations on […]

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