Machias News

BDN shares UMaine Extension 4-H Science Fridays at UMaine Machias

The Bangor Daily News shared that registration is now open for two new University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Fridays — Fish Prints and Aquariums and Eclipse Investigations — in the O’Brien House at the University of Maine at Machias, 116 O’Brien Avenue. For more information and to sign up, visit the program webpage.

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UMaine, UMaine Machias alumni among Maine Teacher of the Year finalists

Edith Berger, the 2023 Lincoln County Teacher of the Year and a two-time University of Maine alumna, and Colleen Maker,  2023 Washington County Teacher of the Year and University of Maine at Machias alumna, have been named finalists for 2024 Maine Teacher of the Year. Berger is a sixth-grade writing and social studies teacher at […]

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Xander LaComb: Binding books and tending to fish tanks

At the University of Maine Machias, Xander LaComb unlocked many hidden talents, from book arts to aquaponics. Between his major program and his summer internship developing science programs for Wabanaki youth, LaComb is a shining example of how UMaine students can explore interdisciplinary interests and discover new passions.  LaComb, now a rising junior, grew up […]

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Media share UMaine Age-Friendly University Resources hub

The Bangor Daily News, Sun Journal and shared that the University of Maine Center on Aging has launched the Age-Friendly University Resources (AFU Resources) hub, a centralized repository for educational materials, services, events, volunteer opportunities and other activities for older people offered by UMaine, the University of Maine at Machias and University of Maine Cooperative […]

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Hope Shore: Building the student experience at UMaine Machias

For Hope Shore, curating the student experience at the University of Maine at Machias is more than just her calling — it’s just plain fun. The director of student life has been in the position for a little over a year, but is already making waves in planning activities and community-building on campus, while including […]

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BDN covers upgraded residence hall at UMaine Machias

The Bangor Daily News reported that this fall, the University of Maine Machias will unveil upgrades to Dorward Hall, including a new allergen-free kitchen to enable students with dietary restrictions to make their own meal; over $596,000 in repairs to windows and gutters; ADA access and new LED lighting. 

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UMaine Machias to hold its 112th commencement May 5

The University of Maine at Machias will welcome students, family, faculty and staff to the 112th commencement at the Performing Arts Center on May 5 at 11 a.m. to watch 75 graduates receive their degrees. The ticketed event will be livestreamed, with two additional viewing areas available on campus — Science 102 and the Reynolds […]

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Schnieders speaks to Maine Monitor about noncredentialed ‘navigators’

Lori Schnieders, associate professor of psychology at the University of Maine at Machias, spoke to the Maine Monitor about a program that allows noncredentialed, adult “navigators,” also known as community health workers, to escort students to private rooms within the schools for their teletherapy sessions in an attempt to address shortages in mental health professionals. […]

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