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May 17, 2019

Eight Inductees Will Join UMaine Sports Hall of Fame

The University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame will induct an eight-member class this fall on September 13th. Honorees include Corey Conner, 10-time America East champion and two-time track All-American; Gerald (Jerry) Ellis, nine-time letterwinner and two-time Maine State Champion in the mile; Heather Hathorn (Driscoll), women’s soccer record holder for career goals and career…

May 17, 2019

Harkins Specializes in Startups

Professor of Management Jason Harkins has a particular interest in startup companies, including the challenges they face, and what makes them successful. His research and hands-on work with startups takes place both in and out of the classroom. Harkins joined the UMaine faculty in 2008, after receiving his education west of the Mississippi. In layperson’s…

April 17, 2019

Lukens Shares Love of Literature and Humanities

Margo Lukens, professor of English and director of the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, enjoys exploring literature of different time periods and cultures. Teaching both Native American and European literatures of colonization allows her to introduce and facilitate discussions of widely different perspectives with her students. Lukens is the April recipient of the Alumni…

April 16, 2019

Alum Donates one of Maine’s Earliest WWII-Era Civil Air Patrol Uniforms

Richard Bubier ’50, one of the earliest members of the Civil Air Patrol, recently donated his uniform to the Brunswick Naval Museum and Memorial Gardens. Founded days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bubier joined the Auburn-based squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, and later enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps. In June of 1944…

April 16, 2019

Weigang ’19 is a Problem-Solver

Abigail Weigang, a Fairfield, ME native and this month’s Dirigo Award winner, reflects back on her time at UMaine one month away from graduation. What is your major (or intended major)? Bioengineering. Why did you choose that major and fields of study? I chose to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering due to my fascination…

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April 16, 2019

Earth Week Starts April 22nd at UMaine

The University of Maine’s Office of Sustainability has scheduled a series of events for Earth Week, starting April 22nd and ending April 27th. On Monday, April 22nd the Earth Day Spring Festival will take place on the mall outside Fogler Library. Dr. Sharon Klein of the School of Economics will make a presentation on Community…

April 16, 2019

Consider Summer University!

Do you still have that last general education requirement to round out your degree? Want to get ahead on your classes? Considering taking a course or returning  to school? Summer University offers a number of courses throughout the summer, organized in convenient time blocks, beginning with a three-week May Session. Take part in this special…

April 16, 2019

Celebrate Maine Day from Anywhere This Year

It’s almost Maine Day and if you are no longer on campus, you can still celebrate your alma mater with Black Bears in a Box. Gather with fellow Black Bears at home, at the office, or anywhere and celebrate May Day with party cups, napkins, an alumni pennant, and more. Get yours here! And why…

April 16, 2019

UMaine President Ferrini-Mundy Inaugurated

President Joan Ferrini-Mundy was inaugurated on March 29th at the Collins Center for the Arts on the UMaine campus. Maine Gov. Janet Mills and National Science Foundation Director France Córdova were the keynote speakers, with Congressman Jared Golden and representatives of Senators Collins and King in attendance. The inauguration was emceed by Danny Williams ‘91, ‘94G,…

April 16, 2019

Career Award Winner Participates in Campus Engineering Panel

Chuck Peddle, who was on campus to receive the Alumni Career Award, delivered a keynote speech on Friday, April 5th at “Disruptive Innovation,” a moderated panel presented by the College of Engineering. Peddle’s involvement in the development of the 6502 microprocessor, the first affordable mass-produced chip, led to the first personal computers. He graduated from…

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April 16, 2019

There’s Still Time to Win!

The University of Maine Alumni Association’s annual tuition raffle is still open and the lucky winner will receive free tuition for the 2019-20 academic year! Whoever wins can use the prize to benefit a favorite UMaine undergraduate – a family member, friend, stranger in need, or even him or herself. The prize, based on current…

April 16, 2019

A Night of Celebrating Alumni Achievement

The Alumni Achievement Awards Celebration, which took place on Friday, April 5th at Wells Conference Center, recognized outstanding alumni for their career achievements, legacies, and impact on the university, local communities, and beyond. Dr. Sandra Caron ‘79, ‘82G was awarded the Distinguished Maine Professor Award, the university’s highest teaching award. A professor of family relations…