Campus Announcements

McGillicuddy Humanities Center offering ‘Humanities from Home’

The McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine will offer “Humanities from Home” videos beginning Wednesday, March 25.  MHC humanities specialist Karen Sieber will post short videos daily at 2 p.m. to the center’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Using the items around her, from books and records to art and even pantry items, she […]

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Check out what’s next on ‘The Maine Question’

While “The Maine Question” podcast is on a brief spring break, host Ron Lisnet encourages listeners to check the lineup in case they missed any episodes, as well as to share their favorite conversations with friends. Topics of the podcast, now in its second season, have included news in the 21st century; dog biscuits made […]

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UMaine Extension creates 4-H online resources for learning at home

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H has created a new online educational resource, Learn at Home, for parents, caregivers and students to utilize during the disruption in school schedules.  The collection includes activity books, videos, guides and links to additional resources — from science to financial literacy. The goal is to keep students of all […]

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New online Maine farm products and pick-up directory available

A new online Maine farm product and pick-up directory is now available. The directory provides information on available local farm products and alternative pick-up options developed by farmers statewide to accommodate the recommended social distancing in light of COVID-19. University of Maine Cooperative Extension worked with Allison Lakin, owner of East Forty Farm and Dairy, […]

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Black Bears garner top Hockey East awards

University of Maine junior goalie Jeremy Swayman has been named Hockey East Player of the Year and Red Gendron earned the Bob Kullen Award as Bauer Coach of the Year. Swayman led the league in saves (782) and save percentage (.932). He tied for first in shutouts (3) and tied for second in wins (12). […]

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Apply now for grant to support campus cultural events

Have an idea for a campus community cultural experience to supplement an academic program?  The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee is accepting grant applications from the University of Maine community until April 6 (extended deadline). Grants support as much as 50% of expenses associated with events that enhance the artistic, cultural and intellectual life at […]

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Three children’s books recognized with Correll Book Awards

The 2020 Correll Book Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Informational Text have been announced by the Lifespan Literacy Community, part of the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. “Bloom Boom,” with words and images by April Pulley Sayre, was selected in the birth to age 3 category, while “Seashells: More Than […]

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Morrison shares resources with educators, students during pandemic

Mia Morrison, lecturer in instructional technology with the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, co-hosted a chat on Twitter to share resources, ideas, reflections and commentary aimed at supporting teachers and students during school closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. The archived chat was co-hosted by Morrison (@MiaLMorrison) and Kelly Croy (@kellycroy), […]

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Learn to grow hemp in a home garden 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free online workshop about growing hemp in the home garden 6:30–8 p.m. Thursday, April 2. John Jemison, Extension professor of soil and water quality, will discuss best practices for growing hemp, as well as how to harvest, dry, cure, and prepare it for personal use. Participants may […]

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