Campus Announcements

Maine Sea Grant director finalists to make public presentations

Members of the University of Maine community are welcome to attend public presentations by the three finalists for the position of director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program at UMaine. Each candidate will present his or her “Vision for Maine Sea Grant,” followed by audience questions and discussion. Finalists and presentation dates: Gayle Zydlewski, […]

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UMaine Extension offers Microsoft Excel training for farmers

For farmers who want to learn more about using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in their businesses, University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a Farm Excel Training 4:30–6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at the Penobscot County office in Bangor. The workshop, for farmers with some experience using the program, will introduce key components of […]

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UMaine Extension offers tips on Thanksgiving food safety, wreath making

University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes seasonal information related to Thanksgiving food safety, home energy and balsam fir gathering and wreath making. Online publications include: Helpful Hints on Handling Turkeys for Thanksgiving Basics for Handling Food Safely General Food Safety Tips for Preparing Food Balsam Fir Tip Harvesting Making Balsam Fir Wreaths Maine Home Energy […]

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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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Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Rep. Kenneth Fredette to visit UMaine

Margaret Chase Smith Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Rep. Kenneth Fredette will visit the University of Maine on Nov. 16. Fredette will be honored with a reception from 4–5:30 p.m. at the University Club in Fogler Library. All are welcome to attend the event, no RSVP is required. Fredette is serving his third term as the […]

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UMaine receives award for excellence in student voter engagement

The University of Maine received the bronze seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement for the 2016 election. A bronze seal is given to institutions with a student voting rate between 50 and 59 percent. The ALL IN Challenge is a national awards program recognizing colleges and universities […]

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Inclement weather policy, emergency information available online

Members of the University of Maine community are reminded that the inclement weather policy is online, complete with the best options for getting up-to-date information about delays and class cancellations. For the most timely notification of weather-related class cancellations or postponements, UMaine community members are strongly encouraged to sign up for text and/or email message […]

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Hackaton participants

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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UMaine community giving back throughout the holidays

Editor’s note: This is not a complete list and may be updated as more information is available. Latest update Nov. 17. University of Maine groups are giving back to the community this holiday season through various charitable activities. The Black Bear Exchange, UMaine’s food pantry and clothing exchange, will provide Thanksgiving meals to its clients […]

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Students, faculty to present at National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in Atlanta

Fourteen University of Maine Honors College students, along with faculty and staff, are traveling to Atlanta, Georgia this week for the annual National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference Nov. 8–12. Faculty and students will be giving 10 presentations on various topics related to Honors education, including social justice and human rights, intersectionality, activism and classroom […]

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