UMA Student Newsletter  |  April 2, 2014


Attention Graduating Seniors

Want to thank a family member, friend or professor for their support in helping you get through college? Or simply express what your time at UMA has meant to you? Here’s your chance. During the following times, we will have a videographer taping what you want to say. The brief clips will be shown at commencement.

Thursday, April 10th, noon - 2:00 PM, Randall Center Fireplace Lounge, Augusta campus
Tuesday, April 22nd, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Eastport Hall, Bangor campus
Wednesday, April 23rd, 11:30 – 1:30 PM , outside on the Green, Augusta campus
(if weather is inclement, then in the Randall Center Fireplace Lounge)

We also plan to videotape students at one or two University College Centers. Details to be announced.  FMI: Bob Stein rstein@maine.edu

Habitat for Humanity Service Trip to Harrisburg, PA

There are 7 spots still available! Student sign ups are ongoing for the Habitat for Humanity trip. Total cost is $250 per student - includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, and all meals. Depart Sunday, March 30 and return Saturday, April 5, 2014. You'll spend one day in Washington DC, too! Refunds will only bw given if you spot is filled by someone else.
FMI: Warren Newton (wnewton@maine.edu) 621-3374



Boogie 2 Shooz Concert

unday, April 6, 2014, 2:00 pm at the University of Maine at Augusta, Jewett Hall Auditorium
The "Concerts at Jewett” Series sponsored by University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Sciences and UMA Senior College will present the Boogie 2 Shooz concert. Tickets are $10 for adults, students $5, 12 & under free.  Boogie 2 Shooz combines saxophones, flute, percussion and keyboards with music technology to create a full ensemble sound. FMI visit: http://www.uma.edu/boogie-2-shooz-at-jewett-auditorium-april-6-2014-2pm.html

Town Hall Meeting - Augusta Campus

Wednesday, April 9 from noon-1 in the RSC Fireplace Lounge Augusta
SGA wants your opinion! Please join the discussion on how you like the current Moosebytes vs. the old: where to find it and the information in it. Enjoy FREE LUNCH, too! Brought to you by the Augusta Student Government Association
FMI: Rose Pelletier rosep@maine.edu

Terry Plunkett Poetry Festival

Fri. April 11th 7pm -9pm and Sat. April 12th 10am - 5pm
The University of Maine at Augusta will host the 12th Annual Terry Plunkett Poetry Festival on Friday evening, April 11th in Jewett Hall and all day Saturday, April 12th in the Fireplace Lounge of the Richard Randall Student Center. This year’s program features award winning poet, Allen Feldmen, several well-known poets from around the state, as well as contest winning readings from local high school students and college students from campuses throughout the University of Maine System. The event free and open to the public,FMI visit: http://www.uma.edu/terry-plunkett-poetry-festival-on-april-11-12.html

Augusta SGA Spring Fest

All events from 11:30am - 1:00pm, April 22nd - 24th
Tuesday - Professor vs Student Trivia-FREE lunch and drawing for an ipod
Wednesday - The Jacob Augustine Band, henna tattoos, digital caricatures, & BBQ-on the Quad-drawing for an ipad
Thursday - Ice cream social & talent show! 1st place wins a 3 credit course @ UMA, 2nd place wins 1/2 a course, 3rd place receives a UMA gift-bag
If you attend ALL 3 events, you will be put into a drawing for a laptop To sign-up for trivia or talent show, contact Rose Pelletier in RSC 204

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Lunch n' Learn

Join us on Tuesday, April 22nd for an hour-long celebration of Shakespeare from noon to 1 p.m. at the Michael Klahr Center.
The event will include film clips of cool Shakespeare stuff, trivia, and cake. The program will be led by David Greenham, UMA drama professor. The event will also include students and faculty professing their love for Shakespeare. There will be some drama, some laughter, and even door prizes of a pair of tickets to see Shakespeare this summer in Maine.
FMI: betsy.spekke@maine.edu


Employment, Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunity at the Klahr Center

Tuesday, April 8: 8:30AM - 2PM & Wednesday, April 9: 8:30AM - Noon
The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) has scheduled a few letter-stuffing parties to help prepare a big mailing here at the Klahr Center. This is a great way to meet new people. Even if you only have an hour or two to spare, we'd LOVE for you to stop by and help with this project! We'll have music and snacks and good conversation to keep things fun. Join us!
FMI: betsy.spekke@maine.edu 621-3530

UMA Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Dental Health, Bangor
Director, Maine CITE
Assistant Professor of Dental Health Programs & Dental Assisting Coordinator, Bangor

FMI: umajobs@maine.edu 207-621-3043 Employment opportunities are also listed on the UMA website



Making Noise: Triple bill at One Longfellow Square and jazz at Woodfords Church (Portland Press Herald)

Congrats to UMA Music faculty member, Steve Grover who was recently awarded a 2014 Arts Visibility Grant from the Maine Arts Commission to support the release of his new CD “Haiku”.

Writing Franco-American history stories with University of Maine Augusta students (Portland Press Herald)

 Franco-Americans frequently ask where they can find more information about their ancestry and heritage. As a matter of fact, this was the leading subject with a group of students at the University of Maine Augusta (UMA), who are participating in writing oral histories and interviewing Franco-Americans.

UMA students take inside look at South Parish Congregational Church (Morning Sentinel)

Students in an architecture class at the University of Maine at Augusta got a tour of the South Parish Congregational Church last week as part of a drawing assignment.

Picture of the Week

Students and community members seen at the Annual Leadership Conference held on the Augusta campus this past weekend.  More pictures can be found on the UMA-Bangor Student Life Facebook page.

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