Campus Announcements

University Bookstore announces holiday specials

Deck the halls and start your holiday shopping Nov. 18–20 in person at the University of Maine Bookstore, and online until Dec. 18. The annual holiday sale features special discounts, unique gift options, holiday cards and wrapping paper for purchase, and daily flash sales on select UMaine clothing. Nov. 18–20, shoppers who spend $25 in […]

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Entries for Rezendes Ethics Essay competition sought

The University of Maine Honors College is now accepting entries for the 2020-21 John M. Rezendes Ethics Essay Competition. All UMaine undergraduate students who are enrolled for the Spring 2021 semester are invited to submit an 8- to 10-page essay that focuses on ethics, broadly construed. This year, the suggested theme is deconstructing systems of […]

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Tech Center offers bonus during special Apple product sale

The University of Maine Bookstore Tech Center will offer a bonus $50 bookstore gift card to customers who purchase or pre-order qualified Apple Products Nov. 18–20. Qualified products include and iPad, iMac, MacBook and Apple watch.  Full-time employees who have worked at UMaine for 12 consecutive months can use a payroll deduction to spread out […]

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Starting native seeds with UMaine Extension, MOFGA Nov. 18

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will offer a webinar about starting native plants from seed noon–1 p.m. Nov. 18. “Native Seed Starting,” led by UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Ginger Laurits, will discuss how to successfully start native plants indoors in late fall and winter, and how […]

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Auxiliary Services sponsoring food drive to support Black Bear Exchange

University of Maine Auxiliary Services will sponsor a campuswide food drive Nov. 18–Dec. 31 with donation boxes located in the University Bookstore and in the Hilltop, Wells and York dining halls. All donations will go to the Black Bear Exchange food pantry, which provides support to university faculty, staff and students with no application required. […]

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Holiday cards, wrapping paper for sale through Dec. 31

The University of Maine Bookstore is embracing the holiday spirit by offering holiday cards and wrapping paper through Dec. 31.  Printing Services created both the cards, featuring a variety of UMaine winter scenes, and wrapping paper, which comes in two different designs. Customers can purchase single or boxed sets of holiday cards and a single […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H offers new club for youth of all ages

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a new club for youth ages 5–19 who are new, or interested in becoming, 4-H members. Meetings will be held from 6–7 p.m. starting Nov. 18 and continuing Dec. 16 and Jan. 20.  The “4-H for All” club is a way for youth and families to learn […]

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UMaine Extension co-sponsors virtual facilitation skills series starting Nov. 17

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are participating in and facilitating more virtual meetings. To support this shift in format, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has co-sponsored a new two-session series about building virtual facilitation skills from 10:30 a.m.–noon Nov. 17 and Dec. 1.  The workshop, hosted by University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, will […]

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‘The Maine Question’ explores how to teach music during a pandemic

The coronavirus has disrupted just about every facet of academia, especially music education. Like concerts and jam sessions, teaching music is a shared community experience, but the pandemic has prompted several educators to shift instruction from in-person to remote.  The inability for students to play their instruments together forced music educators to get creative to […]

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UMaine Extension offers tips on preparing local holiday foods Nov. 17

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer ideas for using local foods in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 2–3 p.m. Nov. 17.  Topics include cost-effective ways to shop for local foods, food safety tips for handling turkey and leftovers, and how to use Maine foods in traditional holiday dinner recipes. Instructors will demonstrate preparing recipes […]

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