UMA Student Newsletter  |  January 21, 2015


Apply for Scholarships Now!

The 2015-2016 General Scholarship Application is available! You can find info about what scholarships are being offered and how to apply here: http://www.uma.edu/finaidscholarships.html. This year, in celebration of UMA’s 50th anniversary we are pleased to offer 50 $500 scholarships for fall 2015 degree program applicants. See our scholarships page for information on how to apply for this scholarship.
FMI: http://www.uma.edu/finaidscholarships.html

Washington DC Trip - Spring 2015

May 11 - May 15, 2015
Sign-up for students starts January 26 - $250 per student. Sign-up for guests starts February 9 - $400 per guest. ***Costs include bus & hotel***
Refunds will only be given if your spot is filled by someone else. The DC Trip is sponsored by Student Life, Bangor SGA, DE SGA, and Augusta SGA.
FMI: Renee Grant renee.grant@maine.edu 621-3374

Alternative Spring Break - Habitat for Humanity

Sign ups are ongoing for the Harrisburg, PA Habitat for Humanity trip. $100 deposit required to hold your spot, total cost is $225. Depart Sunday, 3/29/15 and return Saturday, 4/4/15. You'll spend one day in Washington DC, too! Cost includes accommodations, transportation, and meals.
Augusta Students - Sign up in RSC 204
Bangor Students - Sign up with Warren Newton wnewton@maine.edu 262-7817
Students at Sites & Centers - contact renee.grant@maine.edu, 621-3374

Cornerstone TRIO Looking for Peer Mentors!

If you have a passion for helping others and want to get paid to do it, contact Cornerstone TRIO today! Cornerstone is looking for two peer mentors for the Spring/Summer 2015 semesters. Cornerstone TRIO is a Student Support Services program that provides: peer mentoring, amplified tutoring, a FREE College Experience course and self-help workshops and is located in Jewett Hall Suite 195.
FMI or to apply, contact Tony Staffiere at 621-3501 or anthony.staffiere@maine.edu

UMA Writing Center Spring Hours (Augusta)

Get help with your writing, in person or online, at the UMA Writing Center in Katz 206, which opens for the Spring Semester on Jan. 20. Hours are Mon. 10-1 & Tues., Wed., Thurs. 10-4. To schedule an appointment or submit an email for feedback, visit https://www.uma.edu/writingtutor.html. Happy writing!
FMI: Elizabeth Powers  writingtutor@maine.edu (207) 621-3199



Eat Fresh - FREE Lunch

Eat fresh on Thursday, January 22nd! A variety of Subway sandwiches will be provided at Randall, Jewett, and the library from 11:30 AM until all are gone! Sponsored by Student Life and SGA
FMI: Rose Pelletier rosep@maine.edu 621-3442

Exploring Wellness: A Brown Bag Lunch Conversation with Don Osier

Thurs, Jan 22 from Noon-1 in the RSC Fireplace Lounge *Light refreshments provided by Student Life* There is more to health than the absence of sickness. Wellness is much more than diet and exercise. Ideas from holistic health and wellness will be introduced. Topics will include stress management, healthy eating, communication, lifestyle, and others. Join us! Brought to you by the Wellness Committee and Student Life
FMI: Jennifer Laney jennifer.laney@maine.edu 621-3422

50th Anniversary Exhibit Unveils UMA Alumni Portraits and Stories

In celebration of the University of Maine at Augusta’s 50th anniversary, an exhibition of photographs and stories of 50 alumni opens Jan. 20 at UMA’s Danforth Gallery. “UMA Faces: 50years/50faces of alumni central to Maine” will be on display through Feb. 22. An opening reception is slated for Jan. 22, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
FMI: http://www.uma.edu/50years-50faces-exhibit-opening.html

Understanding Social Services Credentialing

Wondering how to make sense of the "alphabet soup" of the various social services credentials? Mark your calendar for Wednesday, 1/28, 11 a.m. to noon, for an information session with UMA Mental Health and Human Services instructor Amy Line. The workshop will take place on the SMCC Midcoast Campus in the Academic Building, Hannaford Lecture Hall, 19 Sewall Street, Brunswick. Please sign up in advance by calling 442-7736.
FMI: Lisa Whitney lwhitney@maine.edu 442-7736

Red Cross Blood Drive

February 5 from 9:30-3:30 in the RSC Fireplace Lounge Please join the American Red Cross for a blood drive! The Student Government Association and Honors Program are sponsoring this event and would love to make is a success! This is a great cause and ARC appreciates the involvement of UMA students. To make an appointment, please call the American Red Cross @ 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
FMI: Rose Pelletier rosep@maine.edu 621-3442

Interested in Bowling?

Do you have mad bowling skills? Do you want to learn to bowl like a champion? Come to the informational meeting about the UMA bowling team!
Augusta: Monday, February 9, at noon in the RSC Fireside Lounge
Bangor: Tuesday, February 10, at noon in Huskin's Lounge
FMI: Warren Newton wnewton@maine.edu 262-7817

Hardy Girls Healthy Women Lunch n' Learn

Tuesday, February 10th @ noon in the RSC Fireplace Lounge. Learn about the organization Hardy Girls, Healthy Women" and enjoy a free lunch!
FMI: Renee Grant renee.grant@maine.edu 621-3374

Media & Gender Lunch n' Learn

February 11 @ noon in the RSC Fireplace lounge FREE Lunch and Learn presented by Kathleen Paradis, Community Educator from Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center. Media & Gender: How the Media influences gender expectations and our self-esteem. Sponsored by Student Life.
FMI: Renee Grant renee.grant@maine.edu 621-3374

katniss love quote pictureGirls on Fire YA Dystopia Reading Group

Love The Hunger Games? Interested in YA Dystopia? Join our reading and discussion group this spring. All are welcome! We will meet three times over the course of the semester in Nottage library. Events begin at 4 pm. February 11: Catching Fire (we'll watch the film and discuss the book!); March 18: Birthmarked; April 15: Orleans. More info on YA Dystopia?: http://www.cultureandmovement.com/ya-dystopia.html Pamphlets available at Nottage Library.
FMI: sarah.hentges@maine.edu

Valentine’s Day Extravaganza

RSC Fireplace Lounge from 10-2 on February 12th Need a gift for that special someone? SGA has some lovely ideas! You have the chance to create a personalized and cuddly teddy bear. An assortment of roses and carnations and Kennebec Chocolates will also be available. Tomato soup and grilled cheese will be available for lunch. Come join us and share the love! XOXO Sponsored by SGA and Student Life
FMI: Rose Pelletier rosep@maine.edu 621-3442

Disney on Ice

UMA Augusta Campus Students are invited to go see Disney on Ice on February 15th at 3:30 PM at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Only students will be able to get the discounted price at JUST $10 (This includes bus transportation - the bus leaves UMA promptly at 12:30 PM). Sign Ups being January 20th and 8 A.M. Sponsored by SGA & Student Life.
FMI: Renee Grant renee.grant@maine.edu 621-3374

FREE Chess Tournament

Saturday, March 7 in the RSC Fireplace Lounge Chess enthusiast? New player? No problem! Come check out the UMA Chess Tournament! Registration is from 8:30- 9 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

Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning in Boston!

Thursday, March 12th Bus departs UMA-Bangor at Noon, UMA-Augusta at 1 - Game at 7 - leave Boston after the game. This opportunity is for students taking at least one UMA course at the UMA Augusta or Bangor campuses in the spring semester. Student cost is $50 - Sign-ups start on 1/20, Guest cost is $150 - sign-ups start on 1/26. REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN IF YOUR SPOT IS FILLED BY SOMEONE ELSE. Brought to you by Augusta & Bangor SGAs and Student Life.
FMI: Renee Grant renee.grant@maine.edu 621-3374

 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 & will be available starting 2/2/15. 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


Employment Opportunities

UMA Employment Opportunities

Mgr. of Capital Campaign
Veterinary Tech. Professor & Program Coord., Bangor
Administrative Specialist, CPS, Bangor
Admin. Spec., Student Fin'ls
Admin. Spec., Nursing
Facilities Maint. Wrkr.
Admin. Spec., Saco
Faculty: Accounting, Biology, Education, Justice Studies, Mental Health & Human Services
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

Brianna HarrimanBrianna L. Harriman | AAA 2005 (Major: Liberal Studies), ABA 2009 (Major: Architecture)

I chose to attend UMA because it offered the only Architecture Program in Maine. UMA allowed me to pursue the degree I wanted in a cost effective way. As a student, I worked either full or part-time and understand the difficulties that come with being a non-traditional student having to juggle school and family. My undergraduate degree provided all the tools I needed to continue my education and achieve a master’s degree in business. I’ve been able to continue a partnership with UMA even after being a student through the Alumni Association. It’s been a great way to network, stay connected, and build interest in my current pursuit of starting a non-profit organization.

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



UMA received $1 million donation for capital campaign (KJ/MS)

The donation puts the University of Maine at Augusta more than halfway to its goal of $5 million for the 50th Anniversary Fund campaign.

University of Maine at Augusta receives anonymous gift of more than $1 million (BDN)

AUGUSTA, Maine — The University of Maine at Augusta has received a gift in excess of $1 million from an anonymous donor, according to an announcement made Thursday by UMA President Glenn Cummings.  “We could not be more excited about this incredibly generous gift,” Cummings said in the press release. “It signals a strong confidence in UMA and an explicit recognition of the importance of our unique mission.”

UMA Gets Surprise $1 Million Boost to Scholarship Fund (MPBN)

AUGUSTA, Maine - University of Maine at Augusta has received a surprise boost to its scholarship fund. A donor has come forward with more than $1 million to put toward the school's 50th anniversary fundraising campaign. "You know, we're definitely not a place where we have a billion-dollar endowment - this means a huge amount to us," says UMA President Glenn Cummings.

UMA’s Senior College to sponsor public forum Feb. 1 (KJ/MS)

‘Age in place … at Home’ topic of event in UMA’s Jewett Hall Auditorium.  The University of Maine at Augusta Senior College will sponsor a public forum on how older citizens can successfully and safely “Age in place … at Home.” The forum will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in UMA’s Jewett Hall Auditorium in Augusta, according to a news release from the Senior College. This is the third of a series of forums.