Events Archive 2019

SPRING 2019

January 15: Dept Chair/Director Professional Development Series
Technology Tools for Dept Chairs and Directors
Join Carol Sobczak for a live training session focused on technologies that can help chairs and directors get organized.

8:00 – 9:30 am, Wells Conference Center Room 3
Register for this free event on or before January 7

January 16: WiSTEMM Junior Faculty Tea Time 
Connect with colleagues over tea and cookies.

3:30 – 4:30 pm, Memorial Union Senior Skulls Room
This event is free, and open to all UMaine faculty. For more information, email wistemm@gmail.com.

January 29: Dept. Chair/Director Breakfast #3
Building Better Relationships and Productivity Among Faculty

8:00 – 9:30 am, Wells Conference Center Room 3
Register for this free event on or before January 21.

February 12: WiSTEMM Junior Faculty Tea Time 
Enjoy conversation and snacks with your female colleagues.

3:30 – 4:30 pm, Memorial Union Senior Skulls Room
This event is free, and open to all UMaine faculty. For more information, email wistemm@gmail.com.

March 7: Seeking Balance-A Faculty Workshop
Faculty work never ends. It’s easy to find ourselves working constantly and therefore feeling overwhelmed. We’ll share tips and ideas on finding balance in our lives at this workshop.

2:00 – 3:30 pm, Stodder Hall Room 57
This event is free, and open to all UMaine faculty and staff; registration is required. Please register online on or before Feb. 28. 

March 12: STEMINISM – Women in STEM
A Fogler Library Book Club Event co-sponsored by the Maine Society of Women Engineers. Join this discussion of famous ladies in STEM, bio-inspired engineering, and self-advocacy as a professional.

6:00 – 7:00 pm, Fogler Library Classroom #2
This event is free and open to the University community; registration is not required. 

March 13: Dept. Chair/Director Breakfast #4
Facilitating the Professional Development of Staff in your Unit

This event was cancelled. The topic will be covered at the August 2019 Professional Development Day for Chairs and Directors. 

March 13: WiSTEMM Junior Faculty Tea Time 
Grab a snack, and talk about issues of importance to you!

3:30 – 4:30 pm, Memorial Union Senior Skulls Room
This event is free, and open to all UMaine faculty. For more information, email wistemm@gmail.com.

April 2 – 25: Against My Will UMaine
Artist and activist Traci Molloy returns with a new exhibit featuring stories of survivors of sexual violence from members of our community.

On the mall in front of Fogler Library.
This event is free, and open to the public 24 hours a day. 

April 3: Against My Will – An Interactive Conversation about Rape Culture and Trauma

This moderated town-hall style panel supports the sharing of difficult experiences in an effort to foster healing and enhance understanding of the issues surrounding sexual violence and overcoming sexual abuse.

5:30 – 7:00 pm, Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium
This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. 

April 5: Rising Tide Career Recognition Awards

Celebrate the storied career of AMY FRIED, 2019 Career Recognition Awardee, with lunch and a recap of her career as she presents Weaponizing Political Distrust, and other political uses of public opinion.

11:30 am, Stodder Hall Room 57
This event is now at capacity. Please call the Rising Tide Center to inquire about available seating. 

April 9: WiSTEMM Junior Faculty Tea Time 
Catch up with your colleagues as the semester winds down.

3:30 – 4:30 pm, Memorial Union Senior Skulls Room
This event is free, and open to all UMaine faculty. For more information, email wistemm@gmail.com.

May 16: Advancing Women in Academia – A Networking Conference 
Join colleagues from across Maine to discuss issues relevant to equity in academia.

A panel of accomplished women kick off the event with WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: Preparing Leaders and Accepting Leadership Roles. Small group discussions allow participants to continue the conversation with panelists, or engage in discussion of other topics. Workshops include Academic Women and Service: Establishing Boundaries, Documenting Teaching Excellence, and Multi-Layered Mentoring: Helping Women Help Each Other.

8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Road, Bangor
Registration closed on May 7; plan to join us on MAY 12, 2020, at the Hilton Garden Inn for the 9th annual networking conference! 

View the Conference Agenda

Thanks to our 2019 co-sponsors Colby College, Eastern Maine Community College, Husson University, the University of Maine at Machias, and the University of New England.

May 21 & 22: Conversations for Change 
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine seeks to address critical issues in higher education, from demographic change to sexual harassment, and more. Help us shape the future of UMaine/UMaine Machias by participating in a dialogue with representatives of the National Academies focused on the intersection of national movements for change and current campus initiatives.

Tuesday, May 21: 9 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, May 22: 9 am –  11 am

All events are in Wells Conference Center, and are free and open to the UMaine/UMaine Machias community. Online registration is now closed but interested parties are encouraged to attend sessions of interest as walk-ins will be accommodated. 

These events are brought to you in partnership with the Office of the President, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Rising Tide Center.

Summer 2019

August 13: Chairs and Directors Professional Development Day

Event Agenda
The morning session is designed for new administrators; all chairs and directors are invited to join us for lunch and afternoon sessions. Register online before August 7. 

8:30 am – 3 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 3

August 21 & 22: New Faculty Orientation
We are pleased to welcome the 2019-2020 new faculty cohort!

Aug 21: 8 am – 6 pm, Wells Conference Center and other venues
Aug 22: 8:15 am – 5 pm, Wells Conference Center and other venues

Find more information and register for the New Faculty Orientation and Welcome events on the CITL website. 

Fall 2019

October 8: Advancing to Full
This popular workshop focuses on providing tried-and-true strategies to help associate professors prepare a compelling promotion portfolio. Join newly promoted colleagues as they share their best advice during an informal panel discussion and Q & A with the audience.

2:00 – 3:30 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room
This event is free and open to all UMaine faculty but registration is required. Please register online on or before Oct. 1

October 10: Violence Against Women: It’s a Men’s Issue
Author, educator and pioneering activist on issues of gender and race violence will highlight the impacts of toxic masculinity and offer viable strategies for intervening whenever and wherever biases are revealed. Attend this event to learn about the Mentors in Violence Prevention program that empowers men to to prevent violence.
Presented in partnership with Athletics, the College of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Division of Student Life, the Honors College, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. 

3:30 – 4:30 pm, Minsky Recital Hall 
This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served bases. Registration is not required.  

October 22: Patriarchy and Politics: A Discussion with Professor Greta LaFleur
Presented in partnership with the Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Fund and the University of Maine Foundation.

10:00 – 11:30 am, Stodder Hall Room 48
Registration is not required for this special event, which has limited seating. Light refreshments will be provided prior to the event, beginning at 9:30 am. 

October 22: Little Hall – Keep the Name or Change It?
This panel discussion considers the current question about changing the name of one of UMaine’s busiest buildings. Should we honor Clarence Cook Little, who was known to support theories of white supremacy. Explore this question with our panel.
This event, which is not a debate, is intended only to provide information to the campus community. 

12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room
This discussion is free and open to the UMaine community with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. 

November 6: Dept Chair/Director Professional Development Series: Fundraising for your Department 
Join Matt Mullen (UMaine Foundation/Development) to hear strategies for departmental fundraising that could enhance your budget.

8:00 – 9:30 am, Wells Conference Center Room 3
This event is free and open to all UMaine administrators. Register online on or before October 29.

November 8: You Talkin’ to ME? Creating an Inclusive Pedagogy 
Dr. Mark Lee, associate professor of biology at Spelman College, will illustrate methods of creating a more inclusive learning environment while maintaining the rigor of instruction.
Presented by the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning and the Rising Tide Center.

10:00 – 11:00 am, Stodder Hall Room 57 
This event is free and open to all UMaine faculty and graduate teaching assistants. Register online through CITL.

November 8: What Happy College Students Know – A Lunch & Chat
Join Dr. Mark Lee, an associate professor at Spelman College for a discussion about fostering happiness in high-achieving college students. Discussion will focus on techniques that foster a better sense of “self” and can form the building blocks for personal and academic success.
Presented by the Multicultural Student Center and the Rising Tide Center. 

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Memorial Union Room 314
This event is free and open to all UMaine students; registration is not required. Pizza and drinks will be provided to attendees.

November 12: Gender Bias in the Perception of Physicians – Patient Ratings of Warmth and Competence
Dr. Mollie Ruben, assistant professor of Psychology, shares her research with the UMaine community.
Part of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Fall 2019 Colloquium Series. 

12:30 – 1:30 pm, Norman Smith Hall Room 107
This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. 

November 12: New Manifestations and Conceptualizations of Gender-Based Violence
Dr. Ruth Lewis of Northumbria University will discuss “new” forms of gender violence and the feminist response to these changing norms.
Presented by the Rising Tide Center and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Norman Smith Hall Room 107
This event is free and open to the UMaine community with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. 

November 13: Promotion & Tenure Panel
Attend this session to learn about promotion and tenure processes, including when/how to start building your packet, where to find help with questions, what to expect from your peer committee and your chair, and more!

2:00 – 3:30 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room
Registration for this event is now closed; but you can view a recording of this discussion. 

November 21: Seeking & Building Collaborations POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 5, 2020
Join a panel of experts discussing strategies and best practices for establishing and sustaining meaningful and productive collaborations.
Presented in partnership with the Office of Research Development. 

2:00 – 3:30 pm, Memorial Union Lown Room
This event is free and open to the UMaine community. Registration will begin online in January 2020.

November 21: WGS Speed Collabo-Dating
Connect with faculty in other disciplines who share interests in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies by offering a short “elevator speech” (2 min.) about your research and scholarly interests. Refreshments provided!

5:00 – 6:00 pm, Fernald Hall Room 102 
This event is free and open to all UMaine faculty; register online to reserve your seat.

December 3: I Feel Like I’ve Had a Bag Over My Head-New Teachers Explore Issues of Diversity, Power, and Justice
Postponed due to Inclement Weather: Rescheduled for January 28; same time and location
Dr. Rebecca Buchanan discusses teacher motivation and professional identity development for educators, particularly as they work to ensure equity in their classrooms.
Part of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Fall 2019 Colloquium Series.

12:30 – 1:30 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room 
This event is free and open to the UMaine community on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required.