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!

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…

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…

August 15, 2019

Remembering Bumstock: Woodstock’s Legacy at UMaine

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the rock and folk music festival that became a symbol and reference point of the 1960s. That gathering inspired what became, for many UMaine students, another cultural touchstone: Bumstock, a free, outdoor, annual music festival on campus that from 1973 to 2006 attempted to mimic, on a…

July 15, 2019

‘School’ is Out for Janes ’04

After more than four years and an estimated 1,250 performances, actor Merritt David Janes – “DJ” to family and friends – is taking the summer off from his leading role in the hit musical comedy “School of Rock.” Janes plays Dewey Finn, a frustrated rock-star wannabe who fakes his way into a teaching role at…

July 15, 2019

Bobby McFerrin Headlines This Year’s Collins Gala

Bobby McFerrin, 10-time Grammy Award winner perhaps best known for the a capella hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” will return to the stage of the Collins Center for the Arts on September, 28th. McFerrin has made a career of blurring the lines between pop music and fine art, inspiring a generation of musicians to sing…

June 17, 2019

A ‘Jack of All Trades’ Turns to Writing

Jack Cashman ’73 has worn many hats in his adult life. A long career in the insurance and commercial real estate businesses. Magazine publisher. Old Town City Councilor and Maine State Legislator. Major policymaking roles as Special Advisor to Maine Governor John Baldacci ’86, State Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, and Maine Public Utilities…

December 7, 2018

Phoenix Mitchell ’19 is proud to be a Black Bear

For senior Phoenix Mitchell ’19, the possibility of attending a college that did not have a marching band was unthinkable. That’s why Phoenix, December’s Dirigo Award recipient, chose UMaine. What town or city do you live in when the university is not in session? The last two summers I’ve stayed in Orono and worked but…

November 9, 2018

Prof. Laurie Hicks Teaches Both In and Beyond the Classroom

As art professor and curator of Lord Hall Gallery, Laurie Hicks teaches both in and beyond the classroom, through exhibitions and research. Her background in art and anthropology inform her study of cultural artifacts and art education. Hicks is a native of Oregon who joined the UMaine faculty in 1987. In layperson’s terms, what are…