2014 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 7            Keith Ludden                 Everybody Had Their Own Rhythm: Stinson Sardine Cannery

January 14          Jonathan Lepoff            An Introduction to Buddhism

January 21          Susan Ernst                   A Love Affair with Quilting

January 28          Dave Brown                   Preparing Your Home for Lifelong Living (including exhibitors)

                                                                           Snow date for January 28 is Thursday, February 6

Thurs, Jan 30      John Burgess                  Fun With Football at the Super Bowl Tailgate

February 4          Tom Feagin                      Music of the Civil War

February 11        Ron Kley                          The Vaughans of Hallowell: Eight Generations of a Remarkable Family

March 4              Ann Sullivan                    The Story of the Expulsion of The Acadians from their Homeland

February 25       Elizabeth Reinsborough   Journey to Kathmandu

Thurs, Feb 27    Julian Sacks/Art Ray        American Watercolor Artists

 

Questions: Please call 621-3551

 

 

Concerts At Jewett

2013 - 2014 Concert Schedule

 

Sunday, October 13, 2 pm. Gordon Bok with Carol Rohl.  Internationally acclaimed folk singer/entertainer, with Carol on harp.

Sunday, November 3, 2 pm (Snow date November 10).  Chiharu Naruse, Classical pianist.

Saturday, December 14, 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 5, 2 pm (Snow date January 12). Family Folk Festival: The Gawlers and the Boardmans.  Well known in central Maine for their Irish, Celtic, and Quebecois repertoire.  Advance ticket purchase recommended.

Sunday, February 9, 2 pm/1 pm pre-concert talk (Snow date February 23). George Lopez, Classical pianist.

Sunday, March 9, 2 pm (Snow date March 23). Joelle Morris (mezzo soprano) and Bridget Convey (piano).  A Musical Journey Around the World.

Sunday, April 6, 2 pm.  Boogie 2 Shooz - Patti-Jean Cousens and Pamela Jenkins.  A high-energy jazz duo.

Sunday, May 18, 2 pm.  Don Campbell Quartet - An Afternoon of Dan Fogelberg 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.

 

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
207-753-6500

Midcoast Senior College
University College at Bath/Brunswick
9 Park Street
Bath, ME 04530
207-442-7349 or 207-442-7736

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

University of Maine at Augusta Senior College

Spring 2014 Course Catalog

Course

Wks

Dates

Day

Time

Class Size

Page

Spanish 1.2

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

8:00 – 10:00

4 - 12

3

Woodcarving Beginning & Continuing

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

8:00 – 10:00

6 - 12

3

A Natural History of the Piano

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

8:00 – 10:00

15 - 30

3

Classic Films for Senior College

10

3/7 – 5/16

Fri

8:30 – 10:30

15 - 30

3

Introduction to Maine’s Natural World

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

10:15 – 12:15

8 - 16

4

Patriots & Scoundrels: The Enduring Legacy of the American Revolution

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

10:15 – 12:15

8 - 25

4

Hand-on-Beginning Art

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

10:15 – 12:15

8 - 16

4

Is It Legal?

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

10:15 – 12:15

8 - 30

4

Joy of Poetry

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

10:15 – 12:15

12 - 25

4

Discovering Who You Were Born to Be

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

1:00 – 3:00

6 - 15

5

1862 – Rise to Greatness – Lincoln & Lee

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

1:00 – 3:00

6 - 30

5

8 Documentaries

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

1:00 – 3:00

5 - 20

5

Common Sense Investing & Financial Planning

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

1:00 – 3:00

6 - 16

5

Early Maine Transportation History

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

1:00 – 3:00

10 - 30

5

Intro to International Humanitarian Law

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

3:15 – 5:15

6 - 12

5

Lessons of the Enlightenment

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

3:15 – 5:15

7 - 17

6

Scripting Our Lives

8

3/7 – 5/2

Fri

3:15 – 5:15

6 – 15

6

Creative Writing

8

3/10 – 4/28

Mon

10:00 – 12:00

4 - 15

6

Granite Hill Lecture Series

8

3/11 – 4/29

Tue

11:00 – 12:30

15 - 60

8

Wildflower Wednesdays

6

3/12 – 4/16

Wed

1:00 – 3:00

6 - 20

6

How to Use Your Digital Camera & an Intro to Photo Editing

8

3/13 – 5/1

Thu

9:00 – 11:00

4 - 12

7

Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

8

3/13 – 5/1

Thu

10:00 – 12:00

6 - 15

7

Microsoft EXCEL and WORD

8

3/8 – 4/26

Sat

9:00 – 11:00

6 - 25

7

Registration for Spring courses begins on Monday, February 10th.  NOTE: Please check your mailing label for your membership expiration date.

 
REGISTRATION  FOR  SPRING  COURSES  BEGINS  ON  Monday, February 10..

All course requests received on or before the first day of registration will be treated the same.

In the unusual event of excess registrations being received, admission will be determined by a


random drawing. All will be notified.   For further information please call 621-3551.

NOTE:  If for any reason you are unable to attend the courses for which you have registered, please contact the

Senior College office at 621-3551 ASAP.  We have waiting lists for filled courses.

The University of Maine at Augusta Senior College complies with all laws which define the rights of individuals

 
with disabilities and makes reasonable efforts to accommodate specific needs related to Senior College programs.

 
If you have specific disability needs, please let the Senior College office know about them in a timely fashion, for

 
lead time is required to determine possible accommodations.

     
                 
In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the Uni-

 
versity of Maine System shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,

 
including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic

 
information or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University System.  The

 
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

 
Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to Sheri Stevens,

 
Equal Opportunity Director, UMA Farmhouse, 207-621-3110 (TDD-207-621-3107).

 
 

SPECIAL NOTE - NO CLASSES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 4th

 
   
8 Fridays,  March 7 - May 2     8:00 - 10:00

 
Spanish 1.2 - Charles Acker

 
This will be a continuation of Spanish 1.1 offered in the fall.  If you took that course or if you have had the

 
equivalent of the first semester of college Spanish and are willing to put in extra time to review what you have

 
forgotten, you will do well in this course.  We will proceed at the student's pace, and emphasize conversation

 
(including pronunciation).  Use of past tenses of verbs will facilitate your narrative abilities.  At the end of the

 
semester you will be able to tell about past experiences and what you plan for the week ahead.  Textbook and

 
CD's provided.

 
   
8 Fridays,  March 7 - May 2     8:00 - 10:00

 
Woodcarving: Beginning and Continuing - Loyd 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 thing as "mistakes", just changes.

 
Materials and instructions provided.

 
   
8 Fridays,  March 7 - May 2     8:00 - 10:00

 
A Natural History of the Piano - Peter Rosenberg

 
A natural and social history of the piano:  The instrument, the music, the musicians - from Mozart to modern

 
and everything in between.  We will use Stuart Isacoff's book and listen to many examples.

 
Textbook provided.

 
   
10 Fridays,  March 7 - May 16     8:30 - 12:30

 
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 representative

 
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.  The selection of films for the next semester is to be finalized, and will be based upon

 
recommendations from current and past participants.  Past films have included a mix representative of

 
Classics and "top 100" rated films, as determined by the AFI and other rating organizations.  Possible films

 
for Spring 2014 include:  Wizard of Oz, '39; Third Man '49; Mouse That Roared, '59; Psycho,'60;

 
M.A.S.H., '70; Cabaret, '72; Chinatown, '74; Lavender Hill Mob, '77; Dances with Wolves, '90.

 
Study materials provided.

 
UMASC Course Offerings for Spring 2014 - Page-4

SPECIAL NOTE - NO CLASSES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 4th

 
8 Fridays, March 7 - May 2     10:15 - 12:15

 Introduction to Maine's Natural World

Beth Brooke, Gabriella Howard and others

Eight graduates of the Maine Master Naturalist Program will each present a session.  Topics include: Trees of

Maine - an overview of the importance of trees in our lives and ecosystem; Winter Twig Identification -

through examination of buds, leaf scars, pith, and catkins/cones; Maine Mammals - an overview of Maine

mammals, their characteristics, habitats, and adaptations;  Aquatic Phenomena and Aquatic Invaders - a

close up look at what is living and growing in your favorite water body;  The Incredible Owl - a focus on the owl

species seen in the northeast and their importance and role in the ecosystem; Insects - a discussion of structure

and life cycle of insects and their importance to the environment; Common Ferns of Maine - learn to use a key to

identify ferns; and Spring Birding in Maine - migration, images of birds, a bit about bird songs and calls.

Materials provided.

 
8 Fridays, March 7 - May 2     10:15 - 12:15

Patriots & Scoundrels: Enduring Legacy

of the American Revolution - Michael Bell

The American Revolution often gets lost in the shadow of the Civil War.  This class will examine its causes, the politics and battles and the personalities that defined the conflict.  Textbook provided.

 
8 Fridays, March 7 - May 2     10:15 - 12:15

Hands-on Beginning Art - Ruth Bookey

The students will be introduced to the various mediums of art: watercolor, pencil, charcoal, pastel, oil pastel, and

watercolor pencils.  This course is primarily for beginners, but works well for people with experience to freshen

up their skills.  Some supplies will be borrowed from the instructor, and other materials are provided.

 
8 Fridays, March 7 - May 2     10:15 - 12:15

Is It Legal? - Sally Wagley

In this course, participants will learn about the legal system with a focus on topics of special interest to

people of retirement age or older.  Subjects  include: wills, trusts, powers of attorney, death tax, elder care,

guardianship, guardianship-conservatorship, divorce, marriage later in life, grandparent visitation, mediation and elder exploitation.  Information will assist participants in identifying their own legal

needs and will also apply to those with a general interest in the legal system.  Materials provided.

 
8 Fridays, March 7 - May 2     10:15 - 12:15

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 described as 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 also 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, explore how a poem works and why it has the power to

move the reader.    Materials provided.


UMASC Course Offerings for Spring 2014 - Page 5

SPECIAL NOTE - NO CLASSES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 4th

 
8 Fridays, March 7 - May 2     1:00 - 3:00

Discovering Who You Were Born to Be - Betty Balderston

This course will begin with the Christian perspective that each of us has been blessed with specific gifts and talents.  Class participants will explore what opportunities these God-given gifts present when

Combined with lifelong learning and experiences.

 
8 Fridays, March 7 - May 2     1:00 - 3:00

1862 - Rise to Greatness: Lincoln & Lee - Tom Feagin

1862 was the most important year of the Civil War militarily, and was the year in which Abraham Lincoln

and Robert E. Lee achieved greatness.      Textbook provided.

 
8 Fridays, March 7 - May 2     1:00 - 3:00

8 Documentaries - Jonathan Lepoff

This course will show approximately 8 hours of documentaries (1 hour each week, followed by discussion).

The purpose of these documentaries is to broaden the viewers' understanding of the world we live in by

examining agriculture/industrial and governmental functions.

 
8 Fridays, March 7 - May 2     1:00 - 3:00

Common Sense Investing & Financial Planning - Chet Day

Investing is all about common sense.  Owning a diversified portfolio of stocks and holding it for the long

term is a winner's game.  Common sense tells us - and history confirms - that the simplest and most

efficient investment strategy is to buy the nation's publicly held businesses at a very low cost.  The classic

index fund that owns this market portfolio is the only investment that guarantees you your fair share of

stock market returns.  John Bogle invented the index fund in  1975 and built the largest mutual fund

company in the U.S.  His 2007 book explains why.   We will relate this material to personal

financial planning issues, e.g. savings plans and asset allocation, inheritance issues with traditional IRA's

and Roth IRA's, gifting through endowment funds, and understanding Social Security and Medicare

trust funds.     Textbook provided.

 
8 Fridays, March 7 - May 2     1:00 - 3:00

Early Maine Transportation History - Art Ray

This course consists of PowerPoint slide shows documenting various lost eras in the history of

Transportation in Maine. Subjects include: “Log Drives & Lombards,” trolleys of Maine, Augusta, and

Waterville, 5 narrow gauge railroads, and high speed rail service (“Portland-Lewiston Interurban” and

“Flying Yankee”) along with other selected short history subjects as time permits.      Materials provided.

 
8 Fridays, March 7 - May 2    3:15 - 5:15

Introduction to International Humanitarian Law - Kevin Michaud

Students can expect to receive a full and complete overview of the Geneva Conventions and their

 implications in today's world.     Materials provided.



                        SPECIAL NOTE - NO CLASSES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 4th

 
8 Fridays,  March 7 - May 2      3:15 - 5:15

Lessons of the Enlightenment - Charles Acker

The Enlightenment " or "Age of Reason," during the 17th and 18th Centuries, was a remarkable period of  exchange and upheaval of thought concerning religion, science, politics and economics in Europe.

 Monarchy, church authority, and the aristocracy were severely challenged and foment of ideas contributed

to the American, French and Dutch Revolutions.  This course will seek a more thorough understanding of

this period and how its controversies are reflected in debates today.  Students will be asked to participate by

presenting brief sketches of significant writers of the period, such as Locke, Hume, Voltaire, Rousseau,

Diderot, Priestly and Paine.  Textbook provided.

 
8 Fridays,  March 7 - May 2      3:15 - 5:15

Scripting Our Lives - Barbara Helen Baker

This class will create and perform an oral history theatre piece based on a theme chosen by the group.

Comfortable clothing and shoes are suggested, as there will be acting exercises which require some

movement.  This, however, need not restrict anyone who has limited mobility, sight, or hearing.  There will

be a public performance at the culmination of the class which will be videotaped if possible, making the

performance a lasting memento for family members.

 
8 Mondays, March 10 - April 28     10:00 - 12:00

Creative Writing - Janet Morgan

Learn the basics of creative writing or improve your skills in several genre.  The class will focus on fiction,

non-fiction, essays, and memoirs.  This may be revised to meet class interest.  Individual attention will be

given to each student.          Materials provided.

 
6 Wednesdays, March 12 -April 16    1:00 - 3:00

Wildflower Wednesdays - 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 house?  This class will teach how to easily recognize and

identify these plants.  Come 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 class will be held in a classroom.  All

other classes will be outdoor walks.   Materials provided.       

NOTE:  This class is held on Wednesdays.   Class dates will depend on when the wildflowers bloom.

 SPECIAL NOTE - NO CLASSES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 4th

 
8 Thursdays, March 13 - May 1    9:00 - 11:00

How to Better Use Your Digital Camera &

An Introduction to Photo Editing - Jeanne Coleman

Students will be shown the key features of their digital cameras, along with some easy techniques, which will

allow them to take better photographs.  During the second half of the course, students will be introduced to

some basic tools and methods of photo editing.

 
8 Thursdays, March 13 - May 1     10:00- 12:00

Virginia Woolf's "To The Lighthouse" - Bryant Hoffman

Most readers agree that this book continues to "hold its place" as one of the best and most fascinating novels

ever published.  One of the first novelists to use, and some say to perfect, the most important techniques of

twentieth century writing, including time sequencing, interior monologues, and stream-of-consciousness.

This was also used by Proust, Joyce, and many writers to follow. Virginia Woolf, in To the Lighthouse,

celebrates a single family's joys, loves, perceptions, regrets, and sorrows during an extended period

following three, some say as many as five, generations.  In doing so, Woolf lets us see life in all of its

intricate complications. To the Lighthouse is the "ultimate trip" all readers must take.

 
8 Saturdays, March 8 - April 26 - 9:00 - 11:00

Microsoft Word and Excel - Henry Felch

This course will introduce students to Microsoft WORD and EXCEL.  Topics in WORD will include:

creating business letters, using WORD to create flyers, format in documents and adding photos, art, etc.

to a WORD document.  Topics in EXCEL will introduce the student to creating a worksheet, formulas,

functions, "what if" analysis, to create budgets and other financial information

UMASC Course Offerings for Spring 2014

   
   
Granite Hill Lecture Series - March 11 - April 29   11:00 - 12:30

 

 
March 11 - Duane Prugh                

Armchair Tour of Maine's Covered Bridges

March 18 - Margy Burns Knight    

Talking Walls Discover Your World

March 25 - Tom Feagin                

Plants to Pharmaceuticals

April 1 - Peter Rosenberg              

History of "Playing Cards"

April 8 - Art Ray                           

Reminiscing: Advertising Part 2

April 15 - Ron Kley                      

John H. Hall - the Portland waterfront orphan who made modern

                        life possible.

April 22 - Elizabeth Reinsborough  

Cities of the World - A to Z

April 29 - Melanie Lanctot             

Climate Change: What You Can Do

   
Brown Bag Schedule  10 Tuesdays, January 7 - February 27     12:00 - 1:30 PM

   
January 7 -     Keith Ludden               

Everybody Had Their Own Rhythm - Stinson Sardine Cannery

January 14 -    Jonathan Lepoff           

An Introduction to Buddhism

January 21 -   Susan Ernst                  

A Love Affair with Quilting

Januray 28 -   Dave Brown                  

Preparing Your Home for Lifelong Living (Including exhibitors)

January 30 -   John Burgess                

THURSDAY - Fun With Football at the Super Bowl Tailgate

February 4 -  Tom Feagin                   

Music of the Civil War

February 11 - Ron Kley                       

The Vaughans of Hallowell: 8 Generations of a Remarkable Family

February 18 - Ann Sullivan                   

The Story of the Expulsion of the Acadians from their Homeland

February 25 - Elizabeth Reinsborough   

Journey to Katmandu

February 27 - Julian Sacks and Art Ray  

THURSDAY - American Watercolor Artists

 
 
 
 


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
  • Betty Bernstein
  • Ruth Bookey
  • Leon Bresloff
  • Bob Dodge
  • Peter Ezzy
  • Irene Forster
  • Penny Higgins
  • Gerry Huber
  • Elizabeth Humphrey
  • Lincoln Ladd
  • Jonathan Lepoff
  • Debbie Maddi
  • Joan Nicholson
  • 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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