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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…

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UMaine Will Take Part in AORE Campus Challenge Again

The University of Maine and the Orono community will take part in the annual AORE Campus Challenge, a nationwide competition in which 100 campus communities compete to participate in the most outdoor activities from September 16th to October 13th. The purpose of the annual challenge is to inspire a passion for healthy outdoor lifestyles in…

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Athletics Offers Special Young Alumni Discount

Young alumni will receive discounted rates on season passes for all four of UMaine’s ticketed sports this year including football, men’s ice hockey, women’s basketball, and men’s baseball. University of Maine athletics, in an effort to keep young alumni engaged with Black Bear Sports after college and beyond, is offering a special 20% discount on…

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Downing, Joncas Join Alumni Association Board

Elizabeth “Liz” Downing ’77 and Craig Joncas ’09 have been elected to three-year terms on the UMaine Alumni Association Board of Directors. For Downing, president of the Class of 1977, it’s a return to the Board: She previously served for several years and was asked to rejoin given her professional role as a senior official…

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Several Alumni Reunion Events Set for this Fall

The University of Maine Alumni Association is gearing up for several alumni-centered events this fall including our September Reunions and the ever-growing Homecoming Weekend. The deadline for registrations for September Reunions is fast approaching. Click here to register or for more information on Reunion 2019. The classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, and Senior Alumni…

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Commissioner Heather Johnson ’92 Has a Big Job

As the State of Maine’s commissioner of economic and community development, Heather Finnemore Johnson ’92 coordinates the efforts of more than two dozen experts across several government bureaus. Their mission: to help communities and businesses plan and prosper through a variety of programs that provide everything from targeted tax relief to community block grants to…

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Blueberries in Maine This Year Will Be Late, But Sweet

UMaine’s Cooperative Extension sheds light on this year’s Maine blueberry harvest. David Handley, vegetable and small fruit specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, recently spoke with Maine Public and explained that in Maine, the harvest will be pushed back anywhere between 10 days and two weeks due to rain and colder temperatures. The bright…

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2019 Sports Hall of Fame Class Includes Seven Individuals and a Team

The UMaine Sports Hall of Fame will induct 7 individuals and a team this fall, adding athletes from men’s soccer, cross country, football, women’s soccer, field hockey, track & field, and baseball. This year’s Hall of Famers were selected by the M Club and approved by UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and Athletic Director Ken Ralph. The…

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Cattelle ’64 Part of Historic Apollo 12 Mission

When the mission that accomplished the United States’ first moon landing, Apollo 11, took off Dick Cattelle ’64 was a young engineer helping prepare for the Apollo 12 launch, the second moon landing which occurred four months later. On the 50-year anniversary Cattelle reflects on his experience with NASA, stating that it was an exciting…

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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…

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