Campus Announcements

UMaine Emergency Communications System Test Wednesday Nov. 10; Audible Sirens to Sound for Several Minutes Shortly After 11 a.m.

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine will conduct a full-scale emergency communications system test on Wednesday, Nov. 10.  Two outdoor sirens, which represent an integral part of the system, will sound for several minutes shortly after 11 a.m..  Those sirens are audible throughout the UMaine campus and, under certain […]

Read more

CCA Welcomes Parker String Quartet Sunday

Hailed by the New York Times as “something extraordinary” and by the Boston Globe for their “fiercely committed performances,” the Parker String Quartet will return to UMaine’s Collins Center for the Arts Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. for the second time after a popular performance last season. Ticket information is available at the CCA […]

Read more

Football season opens Thursday

The Black Bear football season kicks off on Thursday Sept. 2 with a 7 p.m. Alfond Stadium game against Albany.  Ticket information is online at the UMaine athletics website.

Read more

Town working on traffic light

Town of Orono officials report that they are working to resolve an issue with the traffic light at Park Street and College Avenue.  Due to an equipment failure, the light is operating through a temporary system, leading to some traffic delays.  They expect the light to be functioning properly by Thursday.

Read more

UMaine Class of 2014 Moves In

Media outlets covered Friday’s move-in day as first-year students filled up the reisdence halls in advance of the first day of classes, which is Monday, Aug. 30. WABI interviewed Vice President for Student Affairs Robert Dana and reported on the move-in process. The Bangor Daily News noted a 2 percent increase in this year’s first-year […]

Read more

UMaine to Welcome Class of 2014 Friday

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — More than 1,800 new first year students will join the University of Maine community on Friday Aug. 27 during the traditional Maine Hello move-in event.  Part of Fall Welcome Weekend, the award-winning Maine Hello features more than 800 volunteers — faculty and staff members, students and alumni […]

Read more

Steve Abbott named UMaine interim AD

Steve Abbott, an Orono native who served 12 years as Sen. Susan Collins’ chief of staff, has been named University of Maine interim athletic director.  An attorney and former Harvard football captain, Abbott will take over for Blake James, who is leaving UMaine on Sept. 7 to become senior associate athletic director for external relations […]

Read more

Steve Abbott Named Interim UMaine Athletic Director

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 or joe.carr@umit.maine.edu ORONO — University of Maine President Robert Kennedy has selected Steve Abbott to serve as interim athletic director beginning Monday, Sept. 6. An attorney who served as Sen. Susan Collins’ chief of staff for 12 years, Abbott grew up on and around the UMaine campus where his […]

Read more

Kennedy to Introduce UMaine Interim Athletic Director Today at 2

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — UMaine President Robert Kennedy has selected an interim athletic director to succeed Blake James, who is leaving UMaine for a senior athletics administration position at the University of Miami.  Kennedy will announce his choice at a 2 p.m. Friday Aug. 20 news conference scheduled for the Alfond […]

Read more