Arts

July 13, 2021

Accomplished Maine Music Teacher Retires

Steve Orlofsky ’74, the music instructor at George Stevens Academy, retired in June after a 43-year teaching career. He taught for nine years in Fort Fairfield and 34 in Blue Hill.  “Mr. O” conducted band, jazz band, and jazz combos, and his students won many jazz performance awards at state and regional jazz festivals. In…

January 14, 2021

Prof. Jack Burt: An Etude a Day

UMaine Music Professor Jack Burt addressed the pandemic by giving himself a new challenge. With no opportunity to gather with others to play music or perform for an audience, he played pieces of music on his trumpet and posted them online.  “An etude a day keeps the COVID away,” he joked to a local television…

November 12, 2020

UMaine Students Offer Music Lessons to Local Middle Schoolers

UMaine music education majors have partnered with middle school students in Old Town to provide free private music lessons online. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the middle school students have been unable to play their instruments together in person. Philip Edelman, assistant professor of music education at UMaine, and Shianne Wheeler Priest ’96, ’08G, director of…

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July 13, 2020

Alumna’s Art Featured on TIME Magazine Cover

Jill Pelto’s ’15, ’18G watercolor and colored pencil creation “Current” is Time magazine’s cover for its special July issue that focuses on climate change. Her cover is an artistic rendering of information about climate change. Pelto earned degrees in both studio art and earth and climate sciences. “I hope that my art encourages audiences to…

April 16, 2020

UMaine Museum of Art Receives $1.3 Million Naming Gift

The University of Maine Museum of Art has received a naming gift which will allow it to expand. The $1.3 million gift from Linda and Donald Zillman will fund the construction of five new galleries to showcase the museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art.   < Back to Summer 2020 MAINE Alumni Magazine

January 17, 2020

Homecoming Weekend 2020 Dates Set

The University of Maine’s Homecoming will take place this year October 16th through the 18th. Homecoming Reunion classes include 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015. The weekend will feature a “Welcome Home” reception, Alumni Village Tailgate, football game, Maine Marketplace, and more! Save the date!

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December 13, 2019

UMaine Has New Podcast Series: The Maine Question

The University of Maine has introduced a podcast series that informs listeners about a range of topics. The Maine Question explores research topics and interviews with alumni, faculty, and the campus community. Recent podcasts have introduced listeners to topics ranging from food science challenges to Maine’s reuse economy and what eDNA means for Maine’s coastal…

November 18, 2019

TV’s Green ’76 Announces Retirement

One of Maine’s most recognizable TV personalities, Bill Green ’76, started his broadcasting career as a cameraman while a student at UMaine. After 47 years, the host of the popular TV shows “Bill Green’s Maine” and “The Green Outdoors” is retiring on November 22. Here’s why.   

October 9, 2019

Corn Maze by Alumni Wins Second Best in the Country

Visitors can thank alumni Patty Minigell Treworgy ‘79, Matt ‘07 and Robin Treworgy Pellerin ‘06, and Jonathan ’07 and Christine Treworgy Kenerson ‘05, ‘07G, for creating a corn maze that pays homage to the beloved children’s book Blueberries for Sal.  The maze, located at Treworgy Family Orchards just west of Bangor, was recently chosen the second-best…

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August 18, 2019

UMaine to Have Presence at the American Folk Festival

The University of Maine will have a tent this year at the American Folk Festival, a large-scale, three-day event which brings a mix of cultures together each year for celebration. The UMaine tent will feature giveaways, yearbooks, photos,  magazines, and information from a number of colleges, schools, and organizations on campus. The American Folk Festival, in…