Student Life

March 11, 2021

This UMaine senior probably saved at least one life

UMaine senior Joseph Cali’s speedy action likely saved lives, for which the Orono Police Department recently recognized him with a Courageous Citizen Award. Last December, as he drove down Bennoch Road on his way to the post office, Cali noticed a car moving slowly, and when he passed it, he realized that the driver was…

Student working on a laptop
February 16, 2021

Students and Faculty Tackle Lab Coursework Remotely

The pandemic posed countless challenges, including the logistics and safety of teaching and performing chemistry in lab classes. When classes shifted last March from in-person to remote instruction, faculty and staff had to figure out how to provide students with a supervised, safe, hands-on learning experience. The department of chemistry responded by assembling more than…

MBA Program Enrollment Soars
February 16, 2021

Enrollment in MBA Program Soars

Enrollment in UMaine’s master’s degree program in business administration (MBA) has quadrupled over the past three years, according to university records. During the fall 2020 semester enrollment was 344, 300 percent greater than in 2017, when 86 students were enrolled. This unprecedented growth is largely the result of academic and administrative changes within the University…

February 14, 2021

‘Beam-topping’ marks the latest phase of the new Ferland Engineering and Education Design Center

A virtual Topping Off Ceremony celebrated the placement of the last beam atop the steel frame of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center. The ceremony, a tradition in building construction, was livestreamed on Friday, Feb. 12.  Earlier this month, members of the campus community were invited to sign the painted beam. Individuals could also…

January 14, 2021

Enrollment in MBA Program Soars

Student enrollment in UMaine’s master’s degree program in business administration (MBA) has quadrupled over the past three years, according to university records.  “Our rising enrollment numbers are a reflection of the quality of the MaineMBA. We attract students from across Maine, the U.S., and the world, representing every industry and size, from small local businesses…

December 11, 2020

Students Adapt to Changes Amid COVID Safety Precautions

Students at the University of Maine are having a different kind of college experience, which has presented a range of challenges. With athletic events canceled, many of the students’ courses online, no socializing in dorms, and other changes due to COVID-19 restrictions, students haven’t been able to interact or get to know each other in…

November 12, 2020

UMaine Graduate Student Competes in Miss USA Pageant

Julia Van Steenberghe ’20, Miss Maine USA, recently traveled to Memphis, TN, to compete in the Miss USA pageant. The graduate student in human development was crowned Miss Maine USA last year, but the Miss USA pageant was postponed until recently due to the coronavirus. Van Steenberghe expressed her gratitude to the University of Maine.…

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…

October 22, 2020

UMaine’s Enrollment Hits an 11-Year High

Bucking national trends in higher education, UMaine’s fall enrollment increased to its highest level since 2009, according to university data released on Friday. UMaine reported a total student enrollment of 11,741, a 1.5 percent increase over its fall 2019 total. The growth surprised some observers, given that economic conditions and personal concerns about COVID-19 have…

October 22, 2020

“UMaine UVote” Initiative Encourages Students to Vote

The University of Maine’s “UMaine UVote” education and outreach initiative has been working to encourage students to vote. The Division of Student Life coordinates the program. Because many college students are first-time voters, UMaine held a campus-wide voter registration drive in September. A web page is dedicated to information, whether students want to register to…