Campus Announcements

Bookstore centennial news coverage

Saturday’s Bangor Daily News included a report on Friday’s celebration of the UMaine bookstore’s 100th anniversary.  The story includes comments from President Ferguson, Vice President for Finance and Administration Janet Waldron, bookstore manager Dick Young and Colleen Gagnon, who has worked at the store for 31 years.

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MTV program student casting call

mtvU, MTV’s college channel, is looking to cast a few UMaine students for a series called “Dean’s List.”  The episode will be produced in conjunction with the Campus Consciousness Tour taking place on campus Thursday Oct. 20. Specifically, producers are searching for students who are involved in initiatives that promote green/sustainable living. “Dean’s List” list […]

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Family and Friends Weekend begins Friday

Family and Friends Weekend begins at the University of Maine on Friday Sept. 30, with a 5-7 p.m. cookout featuring live entertainment by John Rush, also known as the human iPod.  Rush, who is a popular performer on college campuses around the country, is a singer-songwriter who performs a combination of his own music and […]

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Bookstore centennial celebration Friday

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University Bookstore, the official bookstore of the University of Maine. To commemorate the occasion, a “birthday party” will be held this Friday from 1-3 p.m. at the store, located in the lower level of the Memorial Union. Students, faculty and staff members, alumni and […]

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UMaine celebrating state treat with Whoopie Pie Mountain

Bakers at the University of Maine Dining Services serve up an average of 20,000 whoopie pies, with some four different flavors, each year on campus. Not that anyone’s counting.  On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the popular sandwich-size cake with a sweet frosting inside becomes the official state treat. At Hilltop Dining, chefs, cooks, bakers, staff and […]

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Oct. 2 suicide prevention, awareness walk

A group of 300 University of Maine community members and others will walk to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention on Sunday, Oct 2.  The 3.5 mile walk will begin at UMaine’s Fogler Library, at 2 p.m., with registration at 1 p.m. The UMaine event is part of the Out of the Darkness Community […]

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Rugby team to host UVM Saturday

UMaine’s club rugby team will open its season with a game against the University of Vermont Saturday at 11 a.m. on Lengyel Field.  Twenty-two UMaine students play on the team, which won its only preseason game by a score of 38-5 over the University of Maine at Farmington.    

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Oskar Feichtinger 1933-2011

Former UMaine professor Oskar Feichtinger died on Sept. 5 at the age 77. Born in Germany, Feichtinger immigrated to the U.S. when he was a high school student, later serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and earning a Ph.D. before joining the UMaine faculty as a statistics professor. Active in the community, Feichtinger was an […]

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Collins Center for the Arts film series

Eight films are scheduled for UMaine’s Collins Center for the Arts, Thursday nights in the fall beginning Sept. 15.  Show time is 7 p.m. with an admission charge of $6. Thursday, Sept. 15 Buck Thursday, Sept. 22 Midnight in Paris Thursday, Sept. 29 Beats, Rhymes & Life Thursday, Oct. 6 Cave of Forgotten Dreams Thursday, […]

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Grad student to present work in DC

UMaine chemistry Ph.D. candidate James Killarney, who works with Prof. Howard Patterson in the Patterson Research group, will present his work to members of Congress and Environmental Protection Agency administrators on Capitol Hill next June.  Working in the second year of a EPA STAR Fellowship, Killarney focuses on chemometric modeling of pharmaceutical contamination in water. […]

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