Campus Announcements

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ comes to CCA Sept. 26

The Tony Award-winning musical “Million Dollar Quartet” will be performed at the Collins Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. The show depicts a recording session organized by the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll” Sam Phillips, who brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at the Sun […]

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Dill receives 2017 NEBHE Higher Education Excellence Award

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) awarded Maine state Sen. Jim Dill, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor, the regional Higher Education Excellence Award at the organization’s board meeting Sept. 14 in South Portland. Dill, an expert on ticks, is a UMaine Extension professor of pest management, as well as a cooperating […]

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FIJI to host second annual ‘Humvee Push’ to raise money for troops

The University of Maine Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) Omega Mu chapter invites teams to compete in a “Humvee Push” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 to raise money for the United Service Organizations (USO) to support U.S. troops. The team that pushes a Down East Emergency Medical Institute (DEEMI) Humvee 20 yards in […]

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Thomas Jefferson Scholarship student from Tunisia at UMaine

Khouloud Gaza, a third-year student majoring in mechatronics engineering at National School of Engineers of Sousse, has joined the University of Maine community for the academic year as part of the Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program of the U.S. Department of State’s Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program. Gaza is the first student to study at UMaine under […]

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The Escher String Quartet

Cohesive Escher String Quartet to perform Sept. 24 at Minsky Hall

The Escher String Quartet, acclaimed for its musical insight and tonal beauty, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at Minsky Recital Hall. Musicians Adam Barnett-Hart (violin), Aaron Boyd (violin), Pierre Lapointe (viola) and ​Brook Speltz (cello) take their name from Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher because they’re inspired by his method of interplay […]

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UMaine Extension offers Venison 101

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a daylong workshop on deer health in Maine and the safe processing of venison 8:45 a.m.–4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the University of Maine’s J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. The hands-on program is designed for both new and experienced hunters […]

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Sara Morris to deliver Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture

The Honors College at the University of Maine will present the TIAA 2017–18 Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture with Sara Morris on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Morris will present “Accounting for Happiness: The Rewards of Unlikely Career Choices, and the Lasting Value of Kindness,” at 3:30 p.m. in Neville Hall, Room 101. The lecture is free and […]

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UMaine Extension to offer smoked chicken seminar Sept. 27

The technique, nutrition and safe preparation of smoked whole chicken will be the focus of a seminar Sept. 27 presented by three University of Maine Cooperative Extension experts. The smoked chicken seminar will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old […]

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Author, activist Nicolazzo to lecture Sept. 19

Author, educator and activist Z Nicolazzo will speak Sept. 19 at the University of Maine. The free public lecture, “Honor Our Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living,” will take place at 5 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall. Nicolazzo is an assistant professor in the Adult and Higher Education Program, and a faculty associate […]

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UMaine’s Franco-American Centre to host book reading by Susan Poulin

Actress, author and storyteller Susan Poulin will read from her book, “The Sweet Life,” at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Franco-American Centre’s Crossland Hall. Poulin is the author of “Finding Your Inner Moose” and the popular humor blog, “Just Ask Ida.” She also is an award-winning playwright and actress. In her latest book, Poulin […]

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