Student Life

Places4Students.com partners with UMaine to provide off-campus housing service

The University of Maine has partnered with Places4Students.com to provide a new and enhanced resource for students and community members looking for off-campus housing. Places4Students is a company that creates connections between academic institutions and students seeking off-campus housing, and provides a website and an app where landlords and property managers can exhibit properties directly […]

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WVII covers canoe battleship at New Balance Student Recreation Center

WVII (Channel 7) covered the University of Maine’s first canoe battleship competition at the New Balance Student Recreation Center pool on April 10. The competition was organized to encourage people to stay active and learn more about the center’s aquatic programs. The university is planning to host a similar event at the beginning of the […]

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Students seek donations for Maine Day Meal Pack-out, WVII reports

WVII (Channel 7) reported University of Maine students are looking for help in feeding the state’s food-insecure population. Students are asking for monetary donations for their second Maine Day Meal Pack-out, which will be held at 9 a.m. May 2. Volunteers will use the money to purchase and pack meals to donate to local food […]

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UMaine names 2018 valedictorian, salutatorian

The University of Maine’s 2018 valedictorian is Graham Van Goffrier of Norwell, Massachusetts and the salutatorian is Brianna DeGone of Turner, Maine. They will be honored at UMaine’s 216th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 12. Van Goffrier will receive a bachelor’s degree in physics, with minors in electrical engineering, mathematics and nanotechnology, and […]

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Donations sought for student-led Maine Day Meal Pack-out

Donations are being sought for the Maine Day Meal Pack-out at the University of Maine on May 2. In meal pack-out events, campus and community volunteers pack meals that are then given to food banks and community organizations that feed the hungry. The goal of this year’s event is to contribute as many meals as […]

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Keynote presentations to highlight Islamic Awareness Week

Members of the University of Maine and surrounding communities are invited to learn about Islamic faith and culture during a week of activities, April 2–7. Islamic Awareness Week events will be held on the UMaine campus, as well as at the Islamic Center of Maine, 151 Park St. in Orono. Activities including henna tattoos, Arabic […]

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Ewe Maine Icelandics Club members speak with WABI about lambing season

Members of the University of Maine student group, Ewe Maine Icelandics Club, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about lambing season at UMaine’s J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center. Every spring, the students spend most of their time at the farm because that’s when the sheep are giving birth, according to the report. “You’re at the […]

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Interactive immersion program Tunnel of Oppression to be held March 29

An interactive immersion program called Tunnel of Oppression will be held 10 a.m.–4 p.m. March 29 in the Memorial Union. The program, featuring skits, videos and visual aids is designed to give participants experiences related to religious oppression, sexual assault and mental health disorders; and discrimination based on race, sexual orientation and nationality or culture. […]

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Franklin News-Post reports on students’ spring break volunteerism

The Franklin News-Post reported nine University of Maine students spent spring break in Virginia building a ramp for a Franklin County resident with the help of Renovation Alliance. The students are part of a group called Alternative Breaks, a student-led organization that promotes community involvement. About 60 to 70 UMaine students participate in the program […]

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