Campus Announcements

UMaine Observes Great American Smokeout Today

Vice President for Administration and Finance Janet Waldron is reminding members of the University of Maine community that today is the 35th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout, and that the campus is just weeks away from becoming a smoke-free environment, joining some 400 other colleges and universities around the country. Information about the new […]

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Army, Navy ROTC Veteran’s Day Vigil Today

Contact: UMaine Army ROTC, (207) 581-1125 Cadets from the Army and Navy ROTC at UMaine will participate in the annual Veteran’s Day Vigil today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the steps of Fogler Library. A joint color guard will stand at attention in dress uniforms in honor of veterans of the nation’s wars […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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