Student Life

Winter Session to be held Dec. 27–Jan. 16

Now in its third year, Winter Session 2017–18 will offer students 30 online courses including several high demand courses that fulfill general education requirements. Last year over 900 UMaine students completed a Winter Session course — an increase of nearly 40 percent over the previous year. As of Dec. 4, over 1,200 UMaine students were […]

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Students volunteering throughout the country with Alternative Breaks

University of Maine students with Alternative Breaks, a student-led organization that promotes community involvement, are spending the upcoming winter and spring breaks volunteering throughout the United States. Since 1998, UMaine’s Black Bear Chapter of Alternative Breaks has organized trips for students to provide volunteer service to others. This year, the nonprofit is deploying six groups […]

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Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration Jan. 15

The 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration, co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area NAACP and the University of Maine Division of Student Life, will be held Jan. 15 at Wells Conference Center on campus. The family-friendly event will celebrate King’s life and legacy, inspiration, dedication to diversity and social commitment. It will feature […]

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Red Cross-certified UMaine Aquatics program to offer swim lessons for all ages

The University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center has been designated as an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim facility, making it one of only four organizations in Maine to offer this official skills-based curriculum. The UMaine Aquatics program joins two other official Learn-to-Swim facilities in Farmington and one in Portland in offering the curriculum approved […]

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Boston Spirit covers annual Thanksgiving event for UMaine’s LGBTQ community

Boston Spirit magazine cited the Maine Campus student newspaper for a report on the University of Maine’s annual Gay Thanksgiving potluck dinner. The event, which is run by UMaine’s LGBTQ Services and Wilde Stein: Queer Straight Alliance, is an annual tradition on campus, especially for students who don’t feel comfortable going home for the holidays, […]

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WLBZ, WCSH cover raising of Penobscot Nation flag over campus

WLBZ (Channel 2) and WCSH (Channel 6 in Portland) reported the Penobscot Nation flag is flying over the University of Maine during Native American Heritage Month. The Nov. 15 flag-raising event honored contributions and accomplishments of indigenous staff, faculty and students at UMaine and recognized the campus is on Penobscot Nation land and waterways, according […]

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Flag raising to celebrate Native American Heritage Month

The University of Maine’s Native American Programs and the Office of Multicultural Student Life will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a flag raising ceremony Nov. 15. The ceremony will begin at noon on the Mall in front of Fogler Library. A reception and discussion hosted by Darren Ranco, associate professor of anthropology and director […]

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UMaine students develop winning app at civic hackathon

University of Maine students Jacob Hall, Megan Howes, Stan Small and Brenton Wilson won $500 for the Eco Pal app they created at the America East civic hackathon Nov. 4–5 in Boston. The UMaine team — challenged to help people and groups use energy and natural resources more efficiently — developed an app that provides […]

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Media cover kickoff of UMaine Veterans Week

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the University of Maine’s annual American and POW flag raising on the Mall by Army and Navy ROTC to kick off a week of events to coincide with Veterans Day. The activities are coordinated by the UMaine Office of Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) and […]

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