UMA Student Newsletter  |  March 25, 2015


Register for Summer and Fall Courses

Reistration is open for all students for both Summer and Fall 2015 courses.  You can register via self-registering through MaineStreet, call 1-877-UMA-1234 or you can visit in person at your campus or center. View the course guide here: http://www.uma.edu/courseguide.html
Contact Enrollment Services for help: 1-877-UMA-1234



13th Annual Biology Lecture on Vaccines

Thursday, March 26th, 12 noon to 1 PM, Fireplace Lounge, Randall Student Center. Laura Blaisdell, MD MPH will address: Vaccines and their Importance to Herd Immunity. Biology majors are invited to dine with Dr. Blaisdell following the lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public
FMI: Sheila Bennett (sheilab@maine.edu) 621-3279

Price Is Right - Live!

April 3 at 7:30 @ the Augusta Civic Center You could be the next contestant on the Price Is Right! Tickets are $10 for students and $32 for guests. Students are limited to one guest. To be a contestant, you must per-register up to three hours before the scheduled start time in order to be eligible. Prize winners will be required to present a drivers license or other government issued ID. Don't be shy, COME ON DOWN! Sponsored by the Augusta SGA
FMI: Renee Grant renee.grant@maine.edu 621-3374

Quebec 2012 167Next French Club Meeting and Informational Session on Quebec Trip

Join the French club on Monday, April 6th from 11:45-12:45 in Jewett 190. We will put the final touches on our schedule for the Quebec trip, including restaurants, museums, and even perhaps a tour of haunted Quebec! You can also learn more about our trip to a French restaurant in Portland on April 18th. See you there!
FMI: chelsea.d.ray@maine.edu 621-3487

Live Discussion of "Girls on Fire" dystopian novels!

Students of Dr. Sarah Hentges "Girls on Fire" course would like to invite you to attend live discussions of young adult dystopian books in social, cultural, and political context. Join us!
April 7 at 4 pm, "Orleans" at the Klahr Center rotunda, by Rachel Sherifi
April 10 at 4 pm, "Hunger Games" at the Katz Library, by Tressia Belz
FMI: Lauren Verow lauren.verow@maine.edu

Learn More About French Classes and the French Minor at UMA!

Are you interested in learning more about French classes and the French minor at UMA? Come to an informational session on Wednesday, April 8th from 3:00-4:400 p.m. in Jewett 190 to learn more. Professor Ray will speak about her passion for the French language, international education, and her desire to create rich, experiential learning experiences for UMA students! There is a strong community component to her program, as well as opportunities for short term travel.
FMI: chelsea.d.ray@maine.edu 621-3487

UMA Leadership Conference

The UMA Leadership Conference for 2015 will celebrate "50 Years of Innovative Leadership." The event will be held on APRIL 11th, 2015, at the Spectacular Events Center, in Bangor. Registration is free to UMA students and $20 for guests. Our primary speaker will be the inspiring Dr. Sherene McHenry. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Contact your Student Government or Student Life Representatives for more information or to register.
FMI: brad.obrien@maine.edu 207-385-7986


Employment Opportunities

UMA Employment Opportunities

• Administrative Specialist CL2, Bangor
• Coordinator of University College Online Writing Lab
• Enrollment Services Staff Associate, Bangor
• Student Services Coordinator, Bath/Brunswick
• Facilities Maintenance Worker, Augusta
• Veterinary Technology Professor & Program Coordinator, Bangor
• Adjunct Instructor: Philosophy

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

UMA CareerLink for Students

CareerLinkCube-1UMA CareerLink is UMA's job/internship listing service. Here, students can access and apply for a variety of opeinings, including on and off-campus positions. CareerLink also provides easy access to other valuable career resources. To view current listings, go to the Launchpad on the left side of your UMA portal page and click on the blue cube.
FMI: Haley Brown, Coordinator of Career Connections (621-3130 or hbrown120@maine.edu).


Alumni Spotlight: Emily Johnson | 2009 BA, English

emily 072During my time at UMA I sustained a critical accident, leaving me on bed-rest for months at a time, on crutches for three years, and in and out of hospitals. It is a testimony to the supportive community at UMA that I was not only able to continue my studies but graduate summa cum laude, as well as participate in the Honors Program, and engage in extensive community service. Through the mentorship of my professors, I explored opportunities to give back to my community at the Bread of Life Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Family Violence Project homeless shelter, and Kennebec County Correctional Facility. I maintain connections with many of my Professors and classmates today—six years after my graduation.

Currently, I’m completing my Master’s degree in community mental health counseling; I’ll graduate in May 2015. My latest endeavor involves helping to found a holistic residential recovery center for women suffering from addictions. I also contribute freelance writing pieces for Current Magazine, a collective dedicated to highlighting culture and commerce in central Maine communities.

Are you in need of guidance or support? UMA has outstanding student support services, everything from counseling services to advising and tutoring.  UMA is here to help you.  For more information visit uma.edu/support



Professor Chelsea Ray Receives FLAME Leadership Award (UMA News)

Professor Chelsea Ray Recieves Richard Williamson Award For Leadership from the Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME).
During a recent award ceremony of the Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME), Chelsea Ray, Associate Professor of French Language and Literature at UMA was awarded the Richard Williamson Award For Leadership for her outstanding success in promoting the study of modern and classical languages in her community.

Girls on fire: political empowerment in young adult dystopia (The Conversation - Online Publication)

Recently published article by UMA faculty member, Sarah Hentges. 
Young Adult (YA) dystopia stories have never been more popular, and today’s release of Insurgent – the second film in the Divergent series – is only the most recent example. This series has inspired popular trends like Divergent-themed personality tests, self-defense training and even tattoos (out of stock!).

Dental Heath Faculty Member, Kathy Grant to Publish Research in August 2015 Journal of Dental Hygiene (UMA News)

Kathy Grant, RDH, faculty member and former student of the Dental Hygiene Program will have a journal article published in August 2015 in the Journal of Dental Hygiene.  This original research entitled, A Pilot Study: Evaluating Utility Gloves as a Potential Reservoir for Pathogenic Bacteria, sought to determine the rate and degree to which select pathogenic bacteria occurred on the inside of utility gloves. Although the small study size and study design limit results, this study raises questions about the effectiveness and safety of generally accepted sterilization standards for the governmentally mandated use of utility gloves.

UMA-Bangor dental program to hold hygiene clinic for children (BDN)

BANGOR, Maine — University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor;s dental program will hold a Children’s Dental Health Fair 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the UMA-Bangor Dental Hygiene Clinic on 201 Texas Ave., Bangor. Entertainments, games, characters, face painting, healthy snacks. For information, call 262-7870.

Pictures of the Week

Student Athletes, Taylor Mannix, Carmen Bragg, and Jamie Plummer of the UMA basketball teams volunteered their time last week at the Hallowell Food Bank.

Student Athletes Vounteering

Community Dental Biddeford is hosting Cassie, a UMA Dental Assisting Program student, in the month of March. She is pictured here with staff from Community Dental Biddeford.

Cassie internship Biddeford Dental