Student Life

Mary Christie Institute features UMaine Black Bear Exchange

In an article about student food insecurity, the Mary Christie Institute highlighted the University of Maine Black Bear Exchange, a community food pantry and clothing swap that remains accessible during summer break, as their primary population is off-campus students. Lisa Morin, the program coordinator, says she hasn’t noticed the usual decrease in students using the […]

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3 MBS students turn internships into employment

An internship is an important way for students to explore possible career paths. And it’s always exciting when students turn their summer internship into full-time employment. Three Maine Business School students from the class of 2022 — Allison Treat, Cameron Houde and Gabby Benson — did just that. Their internship profiles, including why they decided […]

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BDN boosts UMaine Trio Upward Bound for charity collecting events

The Bangor Daily News shared that the University of Maine’s TRIO Upward Bound Program, which provides opportunities for students to succeed in precollege performance and to prepare them for higher education pursuits, is collecting items for the Black Bear Exchange at UMaine, the Caring Community Cupboard in Old Town, and the Bangor Humane Society. On […]

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UMaine’s research, partnerships to promote housing and food security focus of visit by state policymakers and affordable housing advocates

Legislators and affordable housing developers and advocates visited the University of Maine on Friday to see how the state’s flagship university is advancing housing and food security through research, innovation and partnerships.  The daylong summit showcasing solutions to one of the state’s grand challenges was organized by UMaine and the University of Maine System in […]

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Anastasia Lipp: 2022 Lunder Summer Internship recipient 

Anastasia Lipp from New Gloucester, Maine has been awarded the prestigious Lunder Summer Internship in Studio Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Lipp is a rising senior at UMaine and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in studio art with a minor in psychology.  During Lipp’s first year of college, she was […]

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Maiwand Kakar: IEI in Turkey

Maiwand Kakar enrolled in the Intensive English Institute at the University of Maine for the 2021–22 academic year as an online student based in Turkey. He was recommended for participation by his mentor and virtual language tutor Peter Collins from Blue Hill, Maine. Peter, who had completed the TESOL Certificate at UMaine IEI in 2016, […]

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