Campus Announcements

Career Center hosting several events for fall 2019 semester

Editor’s note: Story updated Sept. 18 The University of Maine Career Center will host several events in September and October. CareerFest, offering three days of career-focused events to hone career readiness skills, will take place Sept. 17–19.  “Careers in a Helping Profession” will be held 1–3 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Career Center. A festival […]

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Maine Center launches ‘Greater Good’ podcast series

The University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center, or the Maine Center, has launched a podcast series devoted to complex and emerging issues in law, business and policy.  “The Greater Good” features Maine Center-affiliated students, alumni, faculty and community guests.  Each week, experts explore how law, business and policy contribute to the greater good of […]

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UMaine community to compete in national outdoor challenge 

University of Maine and town of Orono community members are encouraged to participate in an annual contest to become the “most outdoorsy” campus community in the country. The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Campus Challenge allows more than 100 communities nationwide to go head-to-head in the most outdoor activities completed from Sept. 16 […]

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Longtime education professor passes away

William Davis, a University of Maine professor of education for 38 years, passed away Sept. 9. At UMaine, Davis founded and directed the Institute for the Study of Students At Risk. An obituary and details of funeral arrangements are online.

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UMaine Extension beginner beekeeping school starts Sept. 26

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association will hold a five-week beginner beekeeping school Thursdays 6–8:30 p.m. from Sept. 26 through Oct. 24, at Springvale Public Library.  Master beekeeper and former MSBA vice president Larry Peiffer will discuss honeybee colonies, hive construction, pests and diseases, honey production and seasonal management of […]

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Summer pilot program designed to help students with autism prepare for college

This past summer, five high school juniors and seniors with autism spent five weeks living on campus, taking a Psychology 100 class and engaging in the University of Maine community as part of a pilot program called Step Up.  The program, designed to help students gain skills and experience in areas associated with postsecondary education […]

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UMaine Honors students travel to Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership for community-focused outdoor orientation experience

The University of Maine Honors College recently took 25 incoming Honors students on an inaugural outdoor orientation experience on Hurricane Island Aug. 28–30. The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership, located off of the coast of Rockland, Maine in Penobscot Bay, hosts science education and leadership programs for schools and organizations from around the […]

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Fall exhibitions open Sept. 13 at UMaine Museum of Art

The University of Maine Museum of Art has announced its fall exhibitions, running Sept. 13 through Dec. 21. “Way Stations” features new abstract paintings by New York-based artist Joan Belmar. Spherical forms, often filled with transparent textural passages, populate Belmar’s compositions and are combined with segmented lines, dots and portal-like constructions. “Circles represent the infinite,” […]

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‘Growing Maine’ explores keys to success of Pittsfield couple’s dairy business

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has released the eighth installment of “Growing Maine,” a series of short documentaries highlighting Maine food producers and farm families. The newest video tells the story of Balfour Farm in Pittsfield, a MOFGA-certified organic dairy farm producing cheese and yogurt.    Heather and Doug Donahue, farmers for 18 years, moved to […]

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Planning a campus cultural event? Apply for a grant

The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee is accepting grant applications from the University of Maine community through Sept. 30 for projects starting on or after Oct. 28. Past awards have supported lectures, Culturefest, the International Dance Festival, exhibits, performances and guest artists. Grants support as much as 50 percent of expenses associated with cultural events […]

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