2015 BROWN  BAG  SCHEDULE

UMA Senior College members are invited to bring their lunch to each free session at 12:00 Noon on Tuesdays at the Michael Klahr Center Rotunda (connected to UMA's Katz Library).

 

TUESDAY            PRESENTER                           LECTURE

January 6            Art Ray                                   Amos Gerald: Electric Railroad King of Maine

January 13          David Leigh                           20th Century Using a Thematic Approach

January 20          John Burgess                         The Super Bowl

January 27          Pam Brown                            Hospice Care: Consider the Conversation

February 3          Elizabeth Reinsborough     Where the Sahara Meets the Atlantic

February 10        Jan Sanaterre                       The Big Trees of Maine

February 17        Peter Rosenberg                 History of the Piano

February 24        David Leach                          Gone Phishing Anti-Scam Guide

March 3               Jeanne Coleman                   The Diary of a Photo Maine-iac

 

Snow Dates:  Thursday, January 29; and Thursday, February 26 (in case a lecture is canceled due to inclement weather)

 

Questions: Please call 621-3551

 

 

Concerts At Jewett

2014 - 2015 Concert Schedule

 

Sunday, October 19, 2 pm. Castlebay. Fred Gosbee and Julia Lane mix vocals, Celtic harp, guitar, and fiddle with legend, lore and history.

Sunday, November 16, 2 pm.  Sarah Geller, classical violinist.  Beloved by listeners from coast to coast, Geller continually draws capacity audiences with her rich sound and palette of tone colors.

Saturday, December 20, 2 pm. A Christmas Concert: The Downeast Brass with Jay Zoller, organist.  Co-sponsor and location: South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church Street, Augusta.

Sunday, January 11, 2 pm (Snow date January 25). Don Roy Ensemble.  Don is the finest Franco fiddler in New England, whose playing exactly exemplifies what Franco American fiddling is all about.

Sunday, February 8, 2 pm (Snow date February 22). Sing Acapella presented by Maine-ly Harmony, along with a men's barbership group to be announced, both competing successfully nationally!.

Sunday, March 15, 2 pm (Snow date March 22). Ladies of the Lake: A St. Patty's Day Special.  A celebration of traditional Irish music by this popular Celtic group.

Sunday, April 19, 2 pm.  Masanobu Ikemiya, pianist - classical and ragime.  A return of this popular Maine artist.

Sunday, May 17, 2 pm.  Casco Bay Tummlers Klezmer Band.  A concert with commentary.  Traditional music, dances, and Yiddish Theater music.

  • Proceeds to a trust fund for future lecture/concert series to benefit our community.
  • Tickets are available at Pat's Pizza of Augusta, Apple Valley Books in Winthrop, and at the door.
  • Tickets: $10, $5 for school students, 12 and under free.
  • Subscribe to 7 or more concerts (by mail only): $8, $4 for students.
  • Be a PATRON.  Contribute a minimum of $100 to the Community Presentations Fund and attend the season's concerts free.

 

Information: 621-3551, umasc@maine.edu, or www.concertsatjewett.com.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
University of Southern Maine
Wishcamper Building
44 Bedford Street Suite 210, 206
Portland, ME 04104
207-780-4406

Acadia Senior College
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-9500

Augusta Senior College
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Drive
Stoddard House
Augusta, ME 04330
207-621-3551

Bridgton Senior College
University of Southern Maine
Bridgton Memorial School
Depot Street
PO Box 308
Bridgton, ME 04009
207-647-5054

Coastal Senior College
University College at Rockland
91 Camden St Suite 402
Rockland, ME 04841
800-286-1594

Downeast Senior College
University of Maine at Ellsworth
Hancock Higher Education Center
248 State Street Suite 1
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-3897 ext. 17

Gold LEAF Institute
University of Maine at Farmington
101 South Street
Farmington, ME 04938
207-778-7063

LEARN (Life Enrichment Academic Renaissance Network)
York County Community College
112 College Drive
Wells, ME 04090
207-646-9282 ext 224

Lewiston-Auburn Senior College
University of Southern Maine
Lewiston-Auburn College
51 Westminster Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
207-753-6500a

Midcoast Senior College
10 Tibbetts Drive, Suite 210
Brunswick, ME 04011 
207-725-4900

Penobscot Valley Senior College
University Maine Center on Aging
331 Camden Hall
25 Texas Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401
207-262-7927 or 207-669-4400

SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education)
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Conferences and Special Programs
181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769
207-768-9502

Senior College
University of Maine at Belfast
Hutchinson Center
80 Belmont Avenue
Belfast, ME 04915
207-338-8033

St. John Valley Senior College
University of Maine at Fort Kent
MSAD #27 Adult and Community Education
84 Pleasant Street
Fort Kent, ME 04743
207-834-3536

Sunrise Senior College
University of Maine at Machias
9 O'Brien Avenue
Machias, ME 04654
207-255-1384

Washington County College for Seniors
Washington County Community College
One College Drive
Calais, ME 04619
207-454-1013

Western Mountains Senior College
Adult Education SAD #44
PO Box 1305
Bethel, ME 04217
207-824-3209

York County Senior College
University College at Saco
Saco Island
Saco, ME 04072
207-282-4030

University College at Sanford
110 Main Street Suite 1101
Saco, ME 04072
207-282-4030

Click below to go to Maine Senior College Network:

www.maineseniorcollege.org

Spring 2015 Course Schedule:

 

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 1, 8:00 – 10:00,  Room 291 Jewett Hall

Spanish 1.5 – Charles Acker This course will be a continuation of beginning Spanish. It will assume that you have rudimentary knowledge of using verbs in the present tense, as we will be starting to use the past tenses. With an emphasis on listening and expressing one's self, we move very slowly with plenty of review so that no one is left behind. If you have had, through travel or courses, the equivalent of two semesters of high school Spanish or one semester in college, you probably qualify to join this class. Textbook provided.

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 1, 8:00 – 10:00.  Room 189 Jewett Hall

Woodcarving: Beginning & Beyond – Lloyd Clark Learn and practice basic safety and carving cuts to produce several projects and/or to continue learning with slightly more complex projects. Individual assistance is given as much as possible. We will try to make the learning fun ... it's only wood ... and there are no such things as 'mistakes', just design changes. Materials and instructions provided.

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 1, 8:30 – 12:00,  Klahr Rotuna

Classic Films for Senior College – Chet Day, Peter Ezzy, Art Ray This course consists of an analytical and fun discussion group exploring the relative merits of selected top-rated Classic Films as determined by the American Film Institute (AFI). Films are critiqued and ranked in order of preference by class participants. Class members are given the opportunity to take turns leading the discussion. Past films have included a mix of films representative of the Classics and 'top 100' rated films.The selection of films for the next semester includes recommendations from the current and past participants and are as follows: Representative films to be viewed include: Casablanca, 1942; North By Northwest, 1959; The Innocents, 1961; The Train, 1964; Cinema Paradiso, 1988; When Harry Met Sally, 1989; Chocolat, 1988: Dr Zhivago, 1965. Study materials provided.

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 1, 8:00 – 10:00,  190 Jewett Hall

Civil War Survey – Tom Feagin Students will learn about the centrality of the struggle over human slavery in American history and politics. From 1619 until the present day it has informed our political and social history, dictated our forms of government, and created the conflict that continues to roil our country.

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 1, 10:15 – 12:15,  190 Jewett Hall

Friendship - Richard Bamforth An exploration of the meanings and practice of friendship. Participants will discuss and debate assigned readings and be willing to share their own experiences. Not a lecture course, the aim is to examine what some great thinkers have said about friendship, how friends are depicted in literature, and how our own personal relationships have made life worth living.

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 1, 10:15 – 12:15, 299 Jewett Hall Lab

Introduction to Maine's Natural World – Beth Brooke, Gabriella Howard with Lynne Thurston, Jeanette Smith, Sharon Thibault, Jackey Bailey, Kim Bailey, Robbie Buccigross Eight graduates of the Maine Master Naturalist Program will each present a session. Sessions include Trees of Maine - an overview of the importance of trees in our lives and ecosystem; Winter Twig Identification – an examination of buds, leaf scars, pith, catkins/cones; Maine Mammals – an overview of Maine mammals, their characteristics, habits, and adaptations; Aquatic Phenomena – a close-up look at what is living and growing in your favorite water body; Maine's Raptors – a focus on the species of birds of prey seen in the northeast and their importance to the environment; Insects – a discussion of the structure and life cycle of insects and their importance to the environment; Common Ferns of Maine – use a key to learn to identify ferns; Spring Birding in Maine – including the phenomenon of migration, images of birds, and a bit about bird songs and calls. Materials provided.

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 15, 10:15 – 12:15,  291 Jewett Hall

Martyrs To Freedom – Michael Bell The course will examine the civil rights movement through the lives of those who died in the struggle. This will be accomplished through handouts and audio/visual presentations. Students will develop a better understanding of how the movement and these people impacted our nation. (No class on April 17 & 24) Materials provided.

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 1, 10:15 – 12:15,  189 Jewett Hall

Joy of Poetry – Ted Bookey The goal of this course is to put students in touch with the joy of poetry as a rich and profound art form. Poetry has been called the map of the soul. This class is designed for those who wish to explore that map, and for those who already enjoy poetry and would like to enhance their appreciation and pleasure. It is for those who find contemporary poetry difficult and wish to understand and enjoy it more, and for those who already write poetry, or for those who might like to begin. The instructor will provide some enjoyable poetry-starting exercises. In addition, we will read and discuss a variety of poems to explore how a poem works and why it has the power to move the reader. Textbook and materials provided.

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 1, 1:00 – 3:00,  185 Jewett Hall

Mystery and Manners: The Writings of Flannery O'Connor" – Bryant Hoffman One of the most distinctive voices in American and world literature, Mary Flannery O'Connor created some of the most original and controversial writing yet to be produced and published. Although her life was cut short at the age of 39, during the time she was given, her work centered on creating an in-depth exposure of what gives life reality beyond its superficial, aimless incoherence. A Southern writer rooted in her religious faith, her work continues to create an original (sometimes chilling) re-definition of Southern manners and life's mysteries. Focus in this course will be primarily Flannery's short stories.

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 1, 12:30 – 3:00,  Klahr Rotunda

Musical Theater on Film – David Greenham, Liz Helitzer Join David and Elizabeth for a fun class focusing on musicals on film. The class will share insights in the history and production of musicals, the experience of acting in and directing musicals, and the difference between presenting a musical on stage and on film. David and Elizabeth have degrees in theater and have been involved in many shows in Maine and the U.S.

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 1, 1:00 – 3:00,  189 Jewett Hall

Just One Thing – Jonathan Lepoff The book for this course is 'Just One Thing' by Rick Hanson. We will practice the exercises in the book to retrain our minds into more positive thought patterns which, according to the principles of neuroplasticity, will lead to changes in brain structure. This is done to deepen our well-being and happiness. Textbook provided.

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 1, 3:15 – 5:15,  291 Jewett Hall

Biological Origins of Morality – Charles Acker Traditionally it has been assumed that animals have no moral sense, and that human infants come into the world as egocentric creatures that must be strictly socialized in order to become civilized, morally responsible children and adults. New research involving very young babies, as well as comparative studies among social animals, challenge these traditions. We will examine the evolutionary basis for empathy, altruism and other components of morality. Class will be taught in seminar style with participation encouraged. Text provided.

8 Fridays, Mar 13 – May 1, 3:15 – 5:15,  Klahr Rotunda

Scripting Our Lives (Part II) – Barbara Helen Baker This semester the cast of "Radio Daze" will be taking their show from last semester on tour. They are looking for one or two people to provide technical assistance and any interested persons can sign up for the course and contact Barbara Helen Baker. The class will still meet Fridays at 3:15, as needed, to prepare for the tour performances. In the fall, a new production will be created and we look forward to some fresh new faces joining the group at that time.

8 Mondays, Mar 16 – May 4, 10:15 – 12:15,  289 Jewett Hall

30 Techniques of Creative Writing – Ben Thomas The goal of this course is to improve the student's writing skills. Class members who wish to become fiction and memoir writers will learn about 30 techniques used by professionals which will make their writings sparkle. Text will be Ben Thomas' "Scorpion Riddle" with an accompanying manual. Students will write short pieces to practice such techniques as the use of flashbacks, tags, use of anecdotes, time, kinds of character and their development, and dialogue. The text will show examples of how these techniques are actually used in professional writing. Manual provided.

8 Tuesdays, Mar 17 – May 5, 10:15 – 12:15,  185 Jewett Hall

Viewing Art Up Close – Peter Rosenberg, Tom Feagin Maine is famous for its seven art museums. Each museum has a different emphasis and is unique in its own way. Learn how to study works of art by visiting each museum where, with the aid of the museum's docent, we can broaden our visual understanding. We will visit the University of Maine Museum of Art, Colby College Art Museum, Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Bates Museum of Art, and maybe plan a special trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The first class will be held in a classroom to discuss the museums, art in Maine, and discuss travel logistics.

8 Tuesdays, Mar 17 – May 5, 10:15 – 12:15,  189 Jewett Hall

Art 4 You! – Carole Baldwin with Elizabeth Humphrey, Diane Wheeler, and Elizabeth Luckcraft This is a course for beginners who would like to explore four different art forms. The areas covered will be made up of two lessons each of the following: Basic Drawing, Painting on Porcelain, Painting with Acrylics, Mixed Media building on Acrylics using materials for texture. Materials provided.

6 Wednesdays, Mar 18 – Apr 22, 1:00 – 3:00,  189 Jewett Hall

Wildflower Wednesday – Ellen Blanchard There are thousands of varieties of wildflowers, weeds, shrubs, and trees. Do you know their names? Have you ever wondered what was growing around your home? This class will teach you how to easily recognize and identify these plants. Come and explore the wonder of the world beneath your feet. Learn how to identify the beautiful and sometimes rare wildflowers along the paths around central Maine. Come walk "slooowly" with us and learn to see and enjoy nature's amazing variety. Our first two classes will be held in a classroom. All other classes will be outdoor walks of mostly ¼ mile or less on mostly paths. A few hikes may be as much as ¾ of a mile. Materials provided. NOTE: Class dates will depend on when the wildflowers bloom.

8 Thursdays, Mar 19 – May 7, 10:15 – 12:15,  291 Jewett Hall

Post War Hopes, Cold War Fears – William Chase In this course, American foreign policy from 1945 to 1960, and its influence on politics will be analyzed. America's reaction to and influence on global politics underwent profound changes during this period. The fifties were a turning point in American history. From MacArthur to McCarthy, from Korea to the Berlin Wall, from isolationism to internationalism, American influence became powerful and controversial, both at home and abroad.

8 Thursdays, Mar 19 – May 7, 10:15 – 12:15,  250 Randall Student Center

Cities of the World – Elizabeth Reinsborough This is a geography course. Our world is undergoing urbanization. Over half of the population now live in cities. We will look at the great variety of cities on our planet, locate each on a world map and examine their populations in relation to that of their country. Students will also explore urban history, major attractions, and aspects of metropolitan culture and politics. Half of each class will be a visual presentation by the instructor. Students will be encouraged to share and participate in brief presentations. Materials provided.

8 Thursdays, Mar 19 – May 7, 10:15 – 12:15,  255 Randall Student Center Computer Lab

Introduction to Digital Cameras – Jeanne Coleman Students will learn about the basic features on their digital cameras and how to use them. Class members will also be given tips on how to take better pictures and shown how to do some fundamental, but easy, photo editing. (This class is designed for people with actual digital cameras – NOT camera features on cell phones and tablets).

8 Thursdays, Mar 19 – May 7, 1:00 – 3:00,  248 Randall Student Center

Improving Your Balance: Avoiding Falls – Carole Baldwin Falls are the leading cause of injuries for adults 55 and older. And yet, many falls can be prevented with simple exercises to improve one's balance. You will practice these exercises in this class and learn how they may be done at home. We will also discuss how making exercise a habit is key to preventing falls along with why, how, and where falls occur and measures needed to be taken to avoid them. Materials provided. Those who have already taken this course are asked NOT to sign up for this class.

8 Thursdays, Mar 19 – May 7, 1:00 – 3:00,  250 Randall Student Center

ABC's of Drawing – Barbara McCarthy The ability to draw is really being able to see what is observed and transfer that observation to paper. Fundamental drawing skills and techniques can be learned. Class exercises will encourage the right side of the brain to do the work of "seeing". With practice, it will gradually become easier to switch consciously into intuitive visual perception. "What the eye can see, the hand can draw." Michelangelo Materials provided.

8 Saturdays, Mar 14 - May 2, 10:15 – 12:15,  253 Randall Student Center Computer Lab

Know Your PC – Henry Felch Understanding how your computer works and how it is configured can help ease the stress when problems when problems occur or something does not work exactly how it is supposed to. The course will examine how a computer works, how information is processed, and how a computer is configured. We will discuss installing new programs, removing unwanted programs, and basic security issues. Simple troubleshooting techniques will be introduced to help identify small problems.

 

Brown Bag Schedule - Tuesdays, Jan 6 – Mar 10,  Klahr Rotunda

UMA Senior College members and friends are invited to bring their lunch to each FREE 60-90 minute session at 12:00 Noon on Tuesdays at the Michael Klahr Rotunda. (Connected to UMA's Katz Library).

Jan 6 Art Ray Amos Gerald: Electric Railroad King of Maine

Jan 13 David Leigh 20th Century Using a Thematic Approach

Jan 20 John Burgess The Super Bowl

Feb 3 Elizabeth Reinsborough Where the Sahara Meets the Atlantic

Feb 10 Jan Santerre The Big Trees of Maine

Feb 17 Peter Rosenberg History of the Piano

Feb 24 David Leach Gone Phishing Anti-Scam Guide (Consumer Credit Protection)

Mar 3 Jeanne Coleman The Diary of a Photo Maine-iac

Mar 10  Pam Brown & Maine General Panel Hospice Care: Consider the Conversation

 

Granite Hill Lecture Series - Tuesdays, Mar 17 – May 5, 11:00 - 12:30,  Granite Hill Estates

Mar 17 – Tom Feagin Fabulous Characters of the Civil War

Mar 24 – Mike Bell "This Ain't Over Yet" – Jesse James' Maine Connection

Mar 31 – Elizabeth Reinsborough Scotland – Still Part of United Kingdom

Apr 7 – Duane Prugh Maine's Big Trees

Apr 14 – Margy Burns Knight Africa is Not a Country

Apr 21 – Margo Pullen My Dad's Perspective: Preserving Beauty amid War

Apr 28 – Bryant Hoffman Watch Your Language! Misuses & Weird Mistakes in Language Use

The University of Maine at Augusta

Senior College By-Laws

The Board of Trustees is the legal governing body of the University of Maine System and nothing within these by-laws shall be construed as granting the Senior College the authority to act outside the policies of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to suspend, amend or otherwise alter these by-laws if the Board finds at any time that the provisions of these by-laws are contrary to the policies of the Board of Trustees.

ARTICLE I Name

The name of the organization shall be The University of Maine at Augusta Senior College (UMASC), hereinafter called the Senior College.

ARTICLE II  Affiliation and Location

The Senior College shall be an administrative unit of, and headquartered at, the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA). Its administrative relationship with UMA will be governed by these by-laws, policies, practices, and procedures of UMA and the University of Maine System (UMS), and will be conducted through the Office of the Provost. Specific mutual obligations of Senior College and the University of Maine at Augusta may be spelled out in a letter of agreement.

ARTICLE III Mission

The mission of the Senior College shall be to provide intellectually stimulating learning opportunities and special activities developed primarily for persons fifty (50) years of age or older and their spouses or partners. Educational offerings will be developed, designed, coordinated and taught primarily by the members themselves with the cooperative sponsorship of the University of Maine at Augusta.

ARTICLE IV Membership

Membership shall be open to the following persons who have paid the annual membership fee determined by the Board of Directors of Senior College or whose membership fee has been waived by the Board of Directors of Senior College:  persons who have attained the age of fifty (50) years or older, spouses or partners, regardless of age, of members age 50 or older; and persons under age 50 who serve as members of the Board of the Directors or as faculty members. All such persons are designated as general members of Senior College. Other persons under the age of 50 may be designated as general members by action of the Board of Directors provided that they have paid the annual membership fee, or the annual membership fee has been waived for them by action of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE V Membership Meetings

The Senior College shall hold an annual membership meeting. The date, time, and location of this meeting shall be communicated to the general membership not less than thirty (30) days prior to the meeting along with the agenda and the Nominating Committee’s recommendations for election of individuals to the Board of Directors. Nominations for elections to the Board may also be made from the floor. Candidates for election to the Board will be voted for at the annual membership meeting, with a majority vote necessary for election. Directors by majority vote of the Board may call special meetings of the membership at their discretion. The date, time, location and agenda of a special meeting is to be communicated to the membership not less than thirty (30) days prior to the meeting. Each member in attendance at any membership meeting shall be entitled to one vote. All meetings of the membership will be conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.

ARTICLE VI Board of Directors

The Senior College shall be governed by a Board of Directors of at least fifteen (15) members representing various segments of the community, together with two University representatives named by the President or his/her designee, who together shall have one vote. Two-thirds (2/3) of the Board members shall be general members of Senior College who are age 50 or older. The remaining members of the Board of Directors are not required to be general members of Senior College or age 50 or older. Beginning April 1, 2005, directors shall be elected for two-year terms.

In the event of a premature vacancy, the Board of Directors may appoint another person to complete the term. If the vacancy reduces the number of Directors to fewer than fifteen (15), the Board of Directors must appoint another person to complete the term.

The regular meeting day of the Board shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The board shall have a minimum of four (4) meetings a year.  Special meetings may be called at the request of three (3) or more Board members. A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for conducting any official business of the Board. All meetings of the Board will be conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.

Notice of Meetings. The Board of Directors shall publish a schedule of regular Board meetings or may give notice of a meeting not so published in writing, in person or by telephone to all Board members and general members of Senior College at least seven (7) days before the meeting.

A member of the Board of Directors who has failed to attend over half of the regularly scheduled meetings of the Board in a 12-month period may be considered as having resigned from the Board. The Chairperson, after inquiring concerning the reason for the absence, may recommend to the Board that this resignation be accepted. If accepted, the vacancy may then be filled in accordance with the procedures described elsewhere in this Article.

The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the general management of the Senior College and shall establish such policies and procedures and make such rules and regulations for its organization and functioning as may be appropriate, all in accordance with these by-laws and the policies, practices, and procedures of UMA and UMS.

Each meeting of the Board will include an opportunity, prior to the business agenda, for member input. Members will be permitted to address the Board for a period of time established by the Chairperson. Individuals wanting to make a presentation shall submit requests to the Chairperson prior to the scheduled meeting, identifying the individual making the presentation and specifying the subject matter to be addressed.

ARTICLE VII Officers

The Board of Directors shall elect one of its members as Chairperson who will preside at all Membership and Board meetings, and in consultation with the Executive Committee will appoint standing and ad hoc committees. The Board of Directors shall elect one of its members as Vice Chairperson who shall succeed to the Chair if the Chairperson can no longer fulfill his/her duties and shall act as Chairperson in the absence of the Chairperson. In the absence of both the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson from a meeting of the Board, the Board will designate one (1) Board member as Acting Chairperson for that meeting.         

The Board of Directors shall also elect one of its members as Secretary. The Secretary’s responsibilities include recording and distributing minutes of Membership and Board meetings, as well as dealing with official correspondence on behalf of the organization.

ARTICLE VIII Finances

Senior College finances will be recorded and managed by the Provost who will periodically advise the Board on the financial status of the Senior College. All financial dealings of UMASC

shall be in accordance with established UMA and UMS policies, practices, and procedures.

ARTICLE IX Committee Structure and Procedures

The Senior College will operate through ad hoc committees as necessary and standing committees to include an Executive Committee, a Finance Committee, a Curriculum Committee, a Nominating Committee, a Public Relations Committee, an Office Volunteer Committee, an Arts and Presentations Committee, and a Scholarship Committee. Committee members are appointed by the Chair with approval by the Board of Directors. The Chair may appoint, as members of Committees, persons who are members of Senior College, and may also appoint non-members who have expertise or skill useful to the Committee. The actions of all committees are subject to review and approval by the Board of Directors.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary of the Senior College Board of Directors and the Chairpersons of the Finance, Nominating, Curriculum, Public Relations, Arts and Presentations, and Office Volunteer Committees. The duties of the Executive Committee shall be such as are delegated to it by the Board of Directors and these by-laws, and shall include consideration of and recommendations regarding issues presented to it by the Board of Directors.

Urgent Action: Between Board meetings on matters which, as deemed by the Chair, cannot be delayed until a regular meeting, the Executive Committee may take action on behalf of the Board. Consent for the action must be by at least 6 members of the Executive Committee. Such action shall be reported to the Board of Directors and subject to review and endorsement or revocation, wherein possible, by the Board of Directors at its next regular meeting.

The Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall consist of the immediate past Chairperson of the Senior College Board and three (3) additional members from the membership appointed by the Chairperson. The Nominating Committee shall be chaired by the immediate past Chairperson of the Board. In the absence of an immediate past Chairperson, the Chairperson shall serve in his/her place. The Nominating Committee shall provide the Secretary with its slate of nominees to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors no fewer than forty-five (45) days before the annual membership meeting and shall present that slate at the meeting. Members may make additional nominations from the floor. The Nominating Committee shall recommend to the Board of Directors individuals to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors.

The Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee shall consist of no fewer than five (5) members and shall elect its own chair. The Curriculum Committee shall determine the courses and special events to be offered based on the interests of the membership and the qualifications of potential instructors. The Curriculum Committee shall coordinate course registration.

The Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall consist of no fewer than three (3) members and shall elect its own chair. The Finance Committee shall receive and review periodic financial reports from the Provost’s Office and shall keep the Board of Directors apprised of prospective income and expenses. The Finance Committee also develops the annual budget for approval by the Board of Directors. UMA shall have final approval over the budget.

The Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee shall consist of no fewer than five (5) members and shall elect its own chair. The Public Relations Committee shall be responsible for internal and external communications regarding the activities of the Senior College.

The Office Volunteer Committee

The Office Volunteer Committee shall consist of no fewer than five (5) members and shall elect its own chair. The Office Volunteer Committee shall maintain office operating procedures and perform or oversee office functions. The Office Volunteer Committee in coordination with the Curriculum Committee shall collect membership and course registration fees.

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee shall consist of no fewer than three (3) members. The Scholarship Committee shall be responsible for reviewing and recommending to the Chair of the Board of Directors approval of requests for waivers of fees of membership and tuition. Records of the Scholarship Committee shall be confidential. The Scholarship Committee shall develop and recommend standards of eligibility for waiver of fees.

The Arts and Presentations Committee

The Arts and Presentations Committee shall consist of no fewer than five (5) members and shall be responsible for planning and implementing programs of interest to the community at large which involve presenters and performers with whom special arrangements for their participation is made. The Arts and Presentations Committee shall collect contributions and money from sales made in connection with the programs planned by it.

ARTICLE X Course Offerings and Scheduling

UMA shall keep the UMASC informed on the availability and location of classrooms. UMASC’s program material shall be shared with the Dean of Arts & Humanities during the planning phase of schedule building. UMA shall not incur any expense for lecturers, unless specifically agreed to by the Provost. The Board of Directors shall establish fees for courses offered by UMASC.

ARTICLE XI Amendment of By-Laws

These By-laws may be amended by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Senior College Board after said amendment has been circulated to members of the Board at least two (2) weeks prior to a regular meeting. All amendments shall be subject to the approval of UMA’s Provost and President, as well as the UMS Chancellor.

AGREED TO:

Oscar Thomas Feagin, UMASC Chair Date

Allyson Hughes Handley, UMA President Date

Richard Pattenaude, UMS Chancellor Date

5/5/11

 

The current Board of Directors are:

  • Tom Feagin, Chair
  • Megan Antonucci
  • Mike Bell
  • Leon Bresloff
  • Marilyn Canavan
  • Bob Dodge
  • Peter Ezzy
  • Irene Forster
  • Gerry Huber
  • Elizabeth Humphrey
  • Lincoln Ladd
  • Jonathan Lepoff
  • Debbie Maddi
  • Duane Prugh
  • Elizabeth Reinsborough
  • Peter Rosenberg


UMA Representatives to UMASC:

  • Bev Ludden - UMA Administrative Assistant II
  • Pat Clark - UMA Instructor of Mental Health and Human Services

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