UMA Student Newsletter  |  October 29, 2014


courseguideRegistration for Spring 2015

Spring Registration opens on Monday, November 3rd for degree candidates and on Thursday, November 6th for everyone.  Wish list is open now for spring and summer semesters!

- Check out the 2015 Spring Course Guide online.
- Plan your schedule in your MaineStreet Student Center Wish List to prepare for registration.  
- Get ready early so you have time to seek advisor permission if necessary. 
- Have you applied for financial aid and accepted your award in MaineStreet? 

FMI: Connect with Enrollment Services for advising assistance at Augusta 621-3149, Bangor 262-7808, or at your local site or center.

6 Days Until Election Day: Have You Pledged to Vote?

Can you believe Election Day is only 6 Days away? We are hoping to make sure as many people as possible vote on Tuesday, November 4, 2014! Can you help us by pledging to vote and by sharing the link with your networks? Pledge to Vote here: http://bit.ly/WWCcmwpledge. Before you head to the polls next Tuesday, make sure to take a peek at the "Easy to Read Voter Guide" which has nonpartisan information about the general election: http://www.lwvme.org/files/Voter_Guide_2014.pdf .

100 27421UMA Bookstore Raincoat Promotion has Begun!

October 21 until October 31, 2014, all Charles River "New Englander" raincoats are 20% off. Save $10 now, and be prepared for the Fall/Winter weather to come Select from six new reflective colors all constructed with mesh lining, draw string hoods, vents, and covered side pockets. Shop early for best selection. The moose socks from "For Bare Feet" have arrived, and our selection of their (made in USA) designer sock is better than ever.
FMI: jay.cushing@maine.edu 207-621-3553



Decorate a Festive Cookie

Halloween is just around the corner! Come decorate a festive cookie in the RSC Lobby Wednesday Oct. 29th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The cookies are fresh sugar cookies in Halloween shapes from The Bankery Custom Cakes & Pastries in Skowhegan Maine. Brought to you by your Student Government Association.
FMI: Roger. Mackbach@maine.edu 621-3395

French Club Meeting Nov. 3rd

Mark you calendars: the next French Club meeting is Monday, Nov. 3rd at 11:45-12:45 in Jewett 185. We will be planning our potluck dinner to welcome the international students on campus! (The dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19 5-7 p.m.).
FMI: chelsea.d.ray@maine.edu 621-3487

Holidays on a Budget Lunch n' Learn

Tuesday, Nov 4 @ noon in the Honors Lounge Enjoy lunch while learning about money saving tips to find bargains, planning free and fun activities, and making the most of your favorite holiday traditions. Presented by Jean Dempster from Women, Work & Community. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, SGA, and the Wellness Committee.
FMI: Renee Grant renee.grant@maine.edu 621-3374

Join the Discussion! Military Life to Student Life

November 6th, 12-1:30p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge. Free food & prize drawings for students! Panel includes: Alex Lane, Combat Trauma Therapist; Dr. Phil Watkins, UMA counselor; and Several active military and veteran students. Engage in discussion about the transition from the military to civilian education/life.
FMI: Renee Grant renee.grant@maine.edu 621-3374

Yoga at UMA - Augusta

Monday, Nov.10th from 11:45-1
Come join UMA Bangor’s newest coordinator of wellness and student life Nicole Caruso, as you infuse your day with a renewed sense of energy and fresh perspective! Join in on a gentle yoga class, ideal for those new to yoga and the established. Explore stretching, strengthening, breathing,& relaxation. Following yoga, enjoy fresh brewed tea and fruit! Sponsored by the Wellness Committee, Student Life, SGA, & the Fitnesshttp://uma.edu/administrator/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&layout=edit&id=2328 Center
FMI: Rose Pelletier rosep@maine.edu 621-3442

Bystander Intervention Lunch n' Learn

Wednesday, November 12 @ noon in the RSC Honors Lounge Learn to speak out against hate & violence. Come and join us in the Fireplace lounge for a discussion with Kathleen Paradis - Community Educator from the Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center. Lunch is FREE for students! Sponsored by the SGA, Wellness Committee, & Office of Student Life.
FMI: Renee Grant  renee.grant@maine.edu 621-3374

Hypnotist Gabriel Holmes & Lunch

Thursday, November 13 at Noon in the RSC Fireplace Lounge Come on over to the Fireplace Lounge to experience a hypnotic show like no other. Gabriel Holmes will have you dying of laughter and leave you talking about it months after! Plus, it’s free for UMA Students! Brought to you by SGA & Student Life.
FMI: Rose Pelletier rosep@maine.edu 621-3442

Calling all Chess Players

Calling all Chess Players! Come on out Saturday November 15th to the Fireplace lounge for an all day chess tournament. Registration begins at 8:30 A.M. Matches start at 9 A.M. and there will be prizes to the 1st and 2nd place winners in all categories. Best of all, UMA students get in free!
FMI: Rose Pelletier rosep@maine.edu 621-3442

Potluck Dinner to Welcome Our International Students

On Wednesday, Nov. 19th from 5-7 p.m., the French Club is hosting a potluck dinner in honor of our international students on campus. We plan to make dishes that represent "American" food--in its many variations! If you wish to bring a dish, please e-mail the French Club co-advisor, Michael Cyr, at mcyr@maine.edu. Location: lg. classroom in HHRC Hope to see you there!
FMI: chelsea.d.ray@maine.edu 621-3487


Employment, Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

UMA Employment Opportunities

Mechanical Specialist HVAC CL2
Director of University College at South Paris & Rumford/Mexico
Academic Librarian:  Collections Development and Copyright
Director of University College Instructional Design & Development, Search Extended
Training/Operations Coordinator, Maine CITE
Instructional Designer
Adjunct Instructors

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).



WWC Student Success Story - Shannon McLaughlin of West Gardiner

In early March 2013, I abruptly found myself laid off. My husband was also out of work at that time. Nonetheless, I was confident that, with17 years of management experience, I would readily find an equivalent job. Confidence soon evaporated as I learned that most such jobs required a bachelor’s degree. What to do? I could take an unsatisfying job or return to school to complete my degree. With my family’s support, I chose school, enrolling full-time in UMA’s Business Administration program.

Inmates reflect on past mistakes in photo exhibit at UMA (KJ/MS)

AUGUSTA — On the walls of the Danforth Gallery are almost life-size portraits of a dozen men with letters to their younger selves filling up the rest of the frames. The men, all incarcerated in the Maine State Prison in Warren, warned themselves about drugs, alcohol, dropping out of school and trying to fit in with the wrong crowds.

University of Maine System Offers Scholarship to Help Adults Finish College Degrees (Village Soup)

Maine adults who want to return to college may qualify for as much as $4,000 per year in scholarships for up to four years through the University of Maine System’s Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund.

Augusta’s Colonial Theater wins national historic designation (KJ/MS)

...advocates for the building are working with University of Maine at Augusta architecture students to draft conceptual drawings of how the theater could be refurbished, which will allow them to determine a budget for construction costs and a business plan that could help attract grants and other funding.

Picture of the Week

Students from the UMA Dental Program spreading their knowledge of good oral health to Bangor area kids.  See more pictures »

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