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October 4, 2018

Collins Center for the Arts Celebrates 32nd Anniversary with Melissa Etheridge

The Collins Center for the Arts recently celebrated their 32nd anniversary gala with Grammy-Award winning artist Melissa Etheridge. The Collins Center Gala began with a farm-to-table dinner, remarks from UMaine president, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, and presentation of two awards. Guests paid tribute to this year’s Wilma Award winner, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, as well as the…

October 4, 2018

Family & Friends Weekend 2018

The University of Maine held Family & Friends Weekend Sept. 21st through Sept. 23rd. Students, prospective students, families, and friends enjoyed a variety of events across campus including a lobster bake sponsored by the University Credit Union, the Black Bear Attack adventure race, Maine Bound Adventure Center’s Paddle Fest, an L.L. Bean pop-up shop, and…

October 4, 2018

Passage of Question 4 Will Fund Neville Hall Improvements

On November 6th, Maine voters will decide the fate of a $49 million bond proposal. Its purpose is to modernize outdated learning facilities and improve career preparation and opportunities for students throughout the University of Maine System. As part of YES on Question 4, UMaine’s Neville Hall—one of UMaine’s most heavily used classroom buildings—would be…

October 4, 2018

University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame Inducts New Members

The UMaine Sports Hall of Fame inducted a 10-member class on October 5th. The induction ceremony added standouts from several sports including baseball, football, basketball, track and field, men’s ice hockey, and athletic training. The hall now totals 195 members. Inductees included John Gillette ’65, three-year letterman in basketball and baseball; Ray Jacques ’85, who…

October 4, 2018

A Warm Welcome for President Ferrini-Mundy

About 125 Bangor area alumni and friends offered UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy a warm welcome last month at the UMaine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor during a reception hosted by the Alumni Association. The event offered individuals a chance to meet the new president, learn her priorities for the new school year, and connect…

September 17, 2018

Ballot Questions Would Modernize Neville Hall

UMaine will receive $1.5 million to modernize Neville Hall if Maine voters approve Question 4 on the state’s November 6th ballot. The improvements are part of a $49 million proposal to improve facilities at Maine’s public universities, especially those related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degree programs. The improvements are particularly important to…

September 17, 2018

Prof. Mark Brewer is UMaine’s Expert on Political Parties and Elections

Prof. Mark Brewer‘s political science expertise receives particular attention from the general public during election seasons, but his research on political behavior takes place year-round. And regardless of one’s position on current American politics, political behavior is a lively topic that receives a lot of attention these days. Brewer, the September recipient of the Alumni…

September 17, 2018

UMaine Welcomes the Class of 2022

The University of Maine welcomed incoming first-year students on August 31st, 2018. Returning students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteers took part in the campus-wide event to greet students and families. Click here to view a quick highlight of the day.  

September 17, 2018

Ken Ralph Name New UMaine Director of Athletics

Ken Ralph, former Director of Athletics at Colorado College, began his new role of Director of Athletics at UMaine on September 1st. “Ken has demonstrated leadership in helping ensure student-athletes’ success in the classroom and in competition, as well as experience in compliance, strategic planning, fundraising, and community outreach,” said UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy.  “We…

August 10, 2018

UMaine Set to Help Shape the Future of Bridge Construction

UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center showed off another of its many innovations last week: the successful testing of the “72-Hour Bridge,” a bridge system that can be built in fewer than three days and is designed to last 100 years with little or no maintenance. The project is part of the Transportation Infrastructure Durability…