Campus Announcements

Campus Activities Scheduled for President’s Inauguration

The inauguration of University of Maine President Paul Ferguson will be Thursday, April 19 and a number of events on and off campus are planned as part of a Leadership Week, April 11-20. A website provides the latest information about the inauguration and related events. Beginning this week, Save the Week and other correspondence will […]

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UMaine Blue Sky Plan Listening Sessions Continue Friday

To solicit input for UMaine’s strategic plan, a series of one-hour information-gathering sessions will take place over the next several weeks.  The Friday, January 27 session on university sustainability will be held at noon in 102 York Complex. The subject area is Interdisciplinary Research Initiative. For a complete list of topics, dates and locations, visit […]

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Franklin Lewis Roberts, 1934-2012

Franklin Lewis Roberts, who for 33 years taught genetics, biology and evolution at the University of Maine, died on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Roberts graduated from UMaine with honors in 1955.

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Harold Westerman Passes Away

Harold Westerman, former University of Maine football coach and athletic director, has passed away at the age of 94. Westerman spent 33 years at UMaine as an assistant football coach (1949-50), head coach (1951-66) and athletic director (1967-82). Under Westerman, the Black Bears won several conference championships and advanced to the Tangerine Bowl in 1965. […]

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Sydney Carroll Thomas 1954-2011

Former University of Maine College of Education and Human Development faculty member Sydney Carroll Thomas has died at the age of 57. Thomas, who left UMaine in 2008, was an associate professor of counselor education and also taught in the Honors College. According to an obituary in the Bangor Daily News, Thomas joined the UMaine […]

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J. Norman Wilkinson, 1930-2011

J. Norman Wilkinson, who taught performing arts at the University of Maine for 35 years, has died at the age of 81. Born in Liverpool, England, according to an obituary in the Bangor Daily News, Wilkinson also was an actor, playwright and Maine Masque theater director. His survivors include his wife of 54 years, Dorothy, […]

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Pep Rally to Support Black Bear Football Team Dec. 7

A pep rally for the Black Bear football team will be held at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Maine Marketplace of the Memorial Union. The UMaine team is headed to Statesboro, Ga., for a Dec. 10 matchup with third-ranked Georgia Southern in the NCAA national quarterfinals. The marching band will perform in the atrium […]

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James Madison Fellowship applications available

The application for the 2012 James Madison Fellowship is now available at the Fellowship’s website. College seniors and college graduates who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies are eligible for this Fellowship, which carries a maximum stipend of $24,000 for up to two years of graduate study […]

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Football team selected for playoff field

The UMaine Black Bear football team has qualified for the national FCS playoffs.  The NCAA announced the playoff field on Sunday, with the 8-3 Black Bears receiving a first-round bye.  They will play Appalacian State in Boone, N.C. on Saturday Dec. 3.  More details are in a Portland Press Herald blog post by Kevin Thomas.

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