Student Life

March 13, 2020

UMaine Seniors Make Headlines with “Coronamencement”

“In true UMaine fashion, we organized.” That’s how senior Hailey Bryant explained how she and members of UMaine’s Class of 2020 reacted to the sudden closure of on-campus classes and possible cancelation of May’s scheduled graduation ceremonies. The result was “Coronamencement,” a last-minute, ad hoc ceremony in Memorial Union at which hundreds of seniors gathered…

March 13, 2020

Student Alumni Ambassadors Work Alongside Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

Several Student Alumni Ambassadors attended the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s (BRCC) “Business After Hours” this month. This after-hours event is designed for chamber members to meet and build relationships with business people from companies and organizations from a variety of industries in the region. Students were able to meet local business professionals, network, and…

March 13, 2020

Here’s How UMaine is Responding to COVID-19

This creative diagram is circulating widely on social media. It offers Black Bears and friends a well-intentioned “how-to” for washing hands thoroughly and long enough to reduce the possibility of contracting COVID-19, a newly identified type of coronavirus.  COVID-19 has had a greatly disruptive impact on campus life in Orono and throughout the U.S. Most…

February 11, 2020

Two Students Win Prestigious ‘M’ Club Dean Smith Awards

At the annual Scholar-Athlete Recognition Ceremony 289 student-athletes were honored for their academic success. The ‘M’ Club Dean Smith award, the most prestigious award presented annually to the top male and female student-athletes at UMaine, was presented to Cassandra Mascarenhas of the field hockey team and Mitch Fossier of the men’s ice hockey team.  Click…

December 13, 2019

Student Alumni Ambassadors Establish Leadership Positions

As the semester comes to an end, the Student Alumni Ambassadors have much to be proud of.  The full membership met twice this semester to elect officers, write the organization’s constitution and bylaws, and apply to become a university-affiliated student organization. Members elected the following (pictured above): Jeremy Richards ’20, president; Owen Vadala ’21, vice…

December 13, 2019

Vice President for Enrollment Management Meets with Alumni Association’s Board of Directors

R. Lizzie Wahab, UMaine’s vice president for enrollment management, recently met with the Alumni Association’s board of directors to update the board on student recruitment strategies. The Alumni Association is collaborating with Wahab’s office to connect alumni with prospective students and their influencers, primarily parents and high school guidance counselors. One of Wahab’s ongoing initiatives…

October 11, 2019

It’s Official: UMaine Has the World’s Largest 3D Printer  

The world’s largest 3D printer was unveiled at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) last week. More than 250 people attended the dedication ceremony, including a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records, who presented an official proclamation of the massive machine’s record-holding status.  Using nanocellulose, a wood-based type of biodegradable plastic developed…

October 10, 2019

Student Alumni Ambassadors Are Busy This Semester

Student Alumni Ambassadors met with alumni both informally and also as part of a panel discussion during the September Reunion at UMaine. They provided insight about student life today and offered general assistance with Reunion.  The Student Alumni Ambassadors program is a variation of the Student Alumni Association that once existed on campus. Members of…

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…

May 17, 2019

NASA Scientist Ziegelaar ‘96 Tells 2019 UMaine Graduates that Teamwork is the Key to Success

Bridget Ziegelaar ’96, an Old Town native, addressed more than 1,700 students at the University of Maine’s 217th Commencement on May 11 in Orono. Ziegelaar, the operations manager for NASA’s International Space Station Research Integration Office, is responsible for leading process improvements that maximize research and development on the International Space Station. She is in…