Campus Announcements

Summer Music Theatre Festival Summer Productions

UMaine’s Summer Music Theatre Festival will present new productions of “Gilbert and Sullivan Musicale” and “Johnny Baseball” later this month and next, and in August, respectively. Both productions will be performed in Hauck Auditorium. “Gilbert and Sullivan Musicale” includes a complete performance of  “Trial by Jury” and selections from Gilbert and Sullivan classics “The Mikado,” […]

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UMaine Museum of Art Announces Summer Exhibits

The University of Maine Museum of Art is kicking off the summer with four new exhibitions and a fresh rotation of the museum’s permanent collection. Exhibits include painter Arnold Mesches’ “Arnold Mesches: A Minispective,” sculptor Richard Haden’s “Carved Signs” and installation artist Chris Natrop’s “Lily Ponder.” The summer exhibitions begin June 22 and run through […]

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Wood Researchers Win Awards

Two University of Maine faculty members and a UMaine graduate student recently won awards for wood-related research at the 66th International Convention of the Forest Products Society. William Davids, the John C. Bridge Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Stephen Shaler, a professor of wood science, were named winners of the L.J. Markwardt Wood […]

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Conner Named Track All-American

University of Maine women’s track and field standout Corey Conner has been named a United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association second team All-American. Conner, a senior nursing major from Townsend, Mass., placed 16th in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships last weekend to earn the distinction. […]

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Former UMaine Hockey Player Wins Stanley Cup

Dustin Penner, a former University of Maine men’s ice hockey player, won the 2012 Stanley Cup on Tuesday night with the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1. He joins former Black Bear Jimmy Howard, who previously won the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings during the 2008 season, as […]

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Rogers Farm Hosting Summer Educational Events

Three events are being held in July at the University of Maine Rogers Farm Forage and Crop Research Facility on Bennoch Road in Stillwater to highlight sustainable agricultural research being conducted there. On July 3, a research tour organized by UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture specialist Ellen Mallory is being offered for a group of 35 […]

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UMMA Hosting Afternoon Tea with Painter, Activist

The University of Maine Museum of Art is inviting the public to a free afternoon tea with artist Arnold Mesches at 2 p.m. on June 20. Mensches’ paintings are featured this summer in the UMMA exhibition, “Arnold Mesches: A Minispective,” which opens June 22. In a career spanning over half a century, Mesches, a prolific […]

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UMaine Student Wins Truman Scholarship

Nicole Golden, a University of Maine junior who is a double major in psychology and sociology, has been named a winner of a Truman Scholarship. Golden is one of 54 winners selected from 587 candidates nominated by 292 colleges and universities. Truman Scholars were chosen by 16 independent selection panels on the basis of their […]

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Baseball, Softball Players Continue Careers

University of Maine baseball player Stephen Perakslis has been selected in the 21st round, 644th overall, of the 2012 MLB Entry Draft, by the Chicago Cubs. He becomes the second Black Bear drafted in as many days, joining Jeffrey Gibbs who was selected Tuesday in the ninth round, 303rd overall, by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Perakslis, […]

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UMaine Baseball Player Drafted by Diamondbacks

University of Maine baseball junior pitcher Jeffrey Gibbs was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth round, 303rd overall, Tuesday afternoon in the 2012 MLB Entry Draft. Gibbs, a business major from Toronto, has seen action in 42 games for the Black Bears, making 39 career starts. He is 16-13 in his career with […]

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