Annoucements

 

Snow Business
Questions have arisen about UMA's procedures with respect to campus closing due to storm or other emergency situations. Some students have wondered, "If I have a 9-11:45 AM class, and the campus is closed until 10 AM, am I expected to show up for the last two hours of that class?" The answer is "no." Classes and all other activities and events that are scheduled to start prior to the UMA opening time will not be held. If you have a class, activity or event that is scheduled to start at the opening time or after, then you should make every reasonable attempt to attend. We realize that students travel from different regions of the state and that the weather conditions significantly vary from one region to another. Students are encouraged to use their best judgment regarding their local travel conditions. 
FMI: Enrollment Services Center at 1-877-862-1234
 
New Class for the Spring Mini Session: Postmodern American Literature
It's not too late to register for the new class in Postmodern American Literature! Taught by a Fulbright scholar from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, this class will look at the way that American fiction changed in the second half of the 20th century, becoming more parodic, absurd, and playful. Spend 7 weeks reading and discussing authors such as Don DeLillo and William Gibson. Prereq: ENG 102.  

  

Essentials Drive
Please help out victims of domestic violence this holiday season! The MHHS club is teaming up with Family Violence Project by doing an "Essentials Drive". All donations go to women, children and men affected by domestic violence. Items needed include blankets, baby wipes, toiletries, alarm clocks, backpacks, diapers, sheets, pillows, towels, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, school supplies, cooking utensils and more. Donation boxes are located in RSC, Katz, Jewett, and Robinson Hall.

 

NYC Trip in May 
May 12 -16, 2014 Student sign ups start Mon, Jan 27 - $250, Guest sign ups start Mon, Feb 10 - $650 Round trip transportation, hotel accommodations, and one Broadway ticket to: Wicked, Kinky Boots, or Newsies! *Refunds will only be given if you are able to fill your spot* 
Augusta Students:Renee Grant, RSC 204, 621-3374 
Bangor Students:Michael Sales,107 Eastport Hall, 262-7815 Students from 
Sites/Centers: Contact your Student Services Coordinator

 

New Orleans Community Service Trip
Sign ups start Monday, December 2, for UMA's 6th trip to New Orleans. $100 deposit required to hold your spot, total cost is $350. Cost includes accommodations, meals, and transportation. Work with Common Ground Relief, the green project, the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, and the New Orleans Mission. Enjoy a Jazz Cruise too! Depart Friday, February 14 and return Sunday, February 23, 2014.

FMI: Warren Newton 621-3374


Habitat for Humanity Harrisburg, PA - Service Trip

Sign ups start Monday, December 2, for UMA's 12th Habitat for Humanity trip. $100 deposit required to hold your spot, total cost is $250. Depart Sunday, March 30 and return Saturday, April 5, 2014. You'll spend one day in Washington DC, too! Cost includes accommodations, transportation, and meals. 

FMI: Warren Newton 621-3374


Conversation Course for Everyone! (Fre 103)
Have you thought about brushing up your French or want to try something new? FRE 103 "Conversational French for Everyone" (Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m.) is a multi-level course starts where you are! If you are just getting your feet wet, have taken classes in the past, or if you are reacquiring your French from childhood, this class is for you! 

FMI or for a complete list of French classes offered this spring, contact Chelsea Ray

 

Events

 

UMA Bus Trip to Portland's First Friday Art Walk 
Friday, December 6th at 4pm UMA bus departs in front of UMA - Augusta Campus bookstore to Portland's First Friday Art walk. Returning to UMA at 9:30pm. Tour Portland's art galleries and museum. UMA students are free with ID and guests are $10. Sign up now in RSC 204. Sponsored by your Augusta SGA and Student Life.
FMI: Renee Grant 621-3374
 
Bioethics Movie Night! 
Friday, Dec. 6 from 5-8pm in the Klahr Center. Come join the HPSA/ Biology Program/ Katz Library for a viewing of the 2004 Academy Award winning movie for Best Picture, "Million Dollar Baby" starring Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank. We will be serving pizza, popcorn and beverages. Afterwards, engage in an open discussion as it relates the movie to our Academic Theme of Bioethics!
FMI: Peter Hartung 
 
Trans* Workshop in Bangor 
Monday, December 9 from: 4:30pm - 7:30 pm in Eastport Hall 124 Please join the Multicultural and Civic Engagement Office in welcoming guest speaker Einstein Scott Hickman present at our Trans* Workshop. At the MCEO we celebrate diversity within our students, and our goal is to bring awareness to our students about all facets of diversity. We will be discussing Transgender issues regarding history, change and the helping professional. There will be refreshments served and this is a public event!
FMI: Michael Sales 262-7815
 
American Red Cross Class in Bangor
Saturday, December 14th in Eastport Hall Room 124 from 12:30-6pm.  There will be an American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Class held for students & staff.  Successful completion of course gives you a 2 year certification on all skills. Sign up ahead of time at the Bangor Fitness Center. $5 for Students, $35 for Staff. Only 10 spots available.
 

Employment, Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Work Study Students Wanted for Civic Engagement 
The Office of Civic Engagement is looking for work study students for the Spring 2014 semester. Help UMA get involved in the community; help make the world a better place.
FMI: Val Marsh 621-3158
 
Writing Tutors Needed for Spring 2014! 
Looking for a valuable work opportunity? The Writing Center needs volunteers and work-study students for Spring 2014. Learn about the best grammar, citation, and research resources, and how cloud computing, videoconferencing, and social media help us to provide online support. Plus, the Writing Center was recently awarded a Presidential Mini-Grant to make writing tutorials. You could earn a stipend for writing, directing, and producing these creative shorts! Intrigued? Get in touch!
FMI: Michelle Lisi (207) 621-3199 

  

UMA Employment Opportunities
  • Computer Information Systems, Faculty (Augusta or Bangor)
  • Director of Library Services
  • Mathematics, Faculty
  • Staff Associate for Enrollment Services & Career Advising (Bangor)
  • Assistant Professor of the Dental Health Programs & Dental Assisting Coordinator (Bangor)
  • English/Writing Lab Coordinator, Faculty
  • Psychology, Faculty (Bangor)

Employment opportunities are listed on the UMA website Employment Page »

FMI: email UMAjobs or call (207) 621-3043
 

News

UMA Alumni Association Partners with CloudLocker for "Secure Your Data, Support Your School" Campaign
The University of Maine Augusta Alumni Association has partnered with StoAmigo for a unique fundraising opportunity targeted towards "Early Adopters" of cloud technology.  The "Secure Your Data, Support Your School" fundraising campaign is built around StoAmigo's newest personal cloud storage device called the CloudLocker.   

Two Documentary Films Chronicle Franco-American Culture and Language
 French is spoken by a minority of people who live in Maine and New England. Although it's a minority language, thousands of Franco-Americans grew up speaking French before learning English. 

Picture of the Week
The chart above identified all students enrolled in 2012-13 (i.e., Summer 12, Fall 12, Spring 13), then reviewed all credits a student attempted after add/drop each semester and determined where the majority (>50%) of all UMA credits where attempted by actual location during the time period - Augusta (main) Campus, Bangor Campus, University College Sites, or Online.