Campus Announcements

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 […]

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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 […]

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Scientist, Filmmaker, Author Randy Olson to Visit UMaine Sept. 21-23

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 Series of events to include retrospective on memorable Maine-based film. ORONO — What would make a couple of notoriously reclusive brothers from a Maine lobstering family sit down in front of a camera and open themselves up for a night of storytelling?  Scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson  still ponders that question, […]

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UMaine to Launch New, Admissions-Focused Home Page on Tuesday

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine will debut a new-look primary Web page on Tuesday, Aug. 17. A simplified version of the current page at http://www.umaine.edu, it will feature links that direct visitors to the most relevant and timely information sources on the university’s extensive Web site.  Based on […]

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UMaine Gearing Up for New-Look Admissions Open House

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — As the University of Maine prepares to welcome its new first-year students later this month, an informative, exciting, lively Monday Aug. 23 open house will signal the start of the 2010-2011 student recruitment and admissions cycle. Labeled “Summer Tour 2010,” the event represents a new approach to […]

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UMaine, UVM Partner for Unique Online Weight Management Course

Contacts: Robert White, (207) 581-3113; Rod Bushway, (207) 581- 1626; Susan Sullivan, (207) 581-3130 ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine and the University of Vermont are joining forces this fall to offer a research-based online weight management course that helps college students develop healthy eating and exercise habits. “Vtrim Online” is a one-credit, semester-long […]

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UMaine AD James Leaving for Miami Post

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 Andrew Mahoney at (207) 581-4158 ORONO — University of Maine athletic director Blake James has accepted an offer to return to the University of Miami, where he worked in athletic administration from 1998-2001.  UMaine’s AD since July 2005, James will leave in early September. “Blake has done an outstanding […]

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UMaine Facilities Management to Start Work on Stormwater Pond

Contact: Scott Wilkerson, (207) 581-3049 or scott.wilkerson@umit.maine.edu ORONO – The University of Maine Office of Facilities Management will begin early next week a multi-part project to improve stormwater management on campus and keep in compliance with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Starting around Aug. 9, the Belgrade Spur Detention Pond will be dredged and […]

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UMaine Listed in Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” for Seventh Consecutive Year; University Also Listed as Regional Choice and One of Just 18 “Green Honor Roll” Institutions

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 Leah Pennino (LPennino@Review.com) or (508)663-5133 ORONO — The Princeton Review (http://www.princetonreview.com) has listed the University of Maine among “The Best 373 Colleges” in its annual directory of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education.  The Princeton’s Reviews 2011 edition of its annual guide hits newsstands today.  This marks seven […]

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