UMA Student Newsletter  |  April 16, 2014


Join the UMA Community Garden

For two years now, the UMA Community Garden has been a point of pride, sending ALL produce to the Augusta Food Bank. Gardeners have fun while meeting new people and providing a community service. Will you join us? In order to relaunch this year, we need a critical mass of UMA students, faculty and staff. Let's show Maine what UMA can do!
To volunteer, please e-mail: tessa.a.robinson@maine.edu  lisa.steeves@maine.edu  allyx.kelley@gmail.com  james.m.cook@maine.edu

Specialized Summer Music Courses at Snow Pond Music Festival

UMA is pleased to offer five specialized summer music courses this June through a partnership with Snow Pond Music Festival.  Each 1-2 week program will provide students with the opportunity to work one-on-one with professional musicians in rehearsal, workshop and private lesson formats.  The faculty is outstanding, including UMA's own Richard Nelson and Anita Jerosch.  You do not have to be a UMA student or part of the UMA Music Program to register.  However, the courses do offer UMA credits and/or Continuing Education Credit.  The programs are: Composers’ Workshop (June 15 – 21), Brass Techniques (June 5 - 11), Maine Chamber Music Seminar (June 11 – 22), New England Percussion Institute (June 7-13), Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute (June 9 – 21).
FMI: http://snowpondmusicfestival.com

Election Results - Congratulations to the Newly-Elected SGA Members!

Bangor SGA Members
President: Heaven Riendeau
Vice President: Angela Bickford
Public Relations Officer: Myriah Riendeau
Activities Coordinator: Rachel Smart
Student Body Representatives: Claire "Autumn" Andrews, Paul Leonard, Lisa Tissari

Augusta SGA Members
President: Jesse Walker
Vice President: Roger Mackbach
Executive Secretary: Amanda Seekins
Budget & Finance Manager: Gretchen Clark
Activities Coordinator: Jamie Plummer
Student Body Representatives: Andrew Breault, Kimberly Carter, Matthew Raymond

Image of WACFrench Club trip to World Acadian Congress Aug 14-17th!

Trip to the World Acadian Congress with the French Club (August 14-17th). Sign ups start on April 29th at 8:00 a.m. in the Office of Student Life. Cost is $80, due at the time of sign up, and includes transportation, lodging in dorm (co-ed), two meals out, a visit to the Acadian archives, and entrance fees to the Congress. Our orientation meeting is Friday, May 2nd from 11:45-12:45 in Jewett 189. To learn more about the Congress, visit: http://www.cma2014.com/en
FMI: chelsea.d.ray@maine.edu 621-3487

fairytale by beti123New Course on the Culture of Translation this Summer -- low residency!

UMA is pleased to present HUM 389 Language, Culture, and Translation. This course will explore the ways in which translation is always a cultural act, involving encoding, decoding and transferring messages from one text to another. Check out what's involved in translating fairy tales, television shows, and other media. You do not need to know a second language to enroll. Pre-req: ENG 102. Meets face-to-face in July and online in August.
FMI: botshon@maine.edu 621-3473

GraphicNovelsWham! Bang! Pow! Graphic Novel Class Fall 2014

INT 330 will be offered this coming fall on Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 am -12:15 pm. Students will read & discuss a wide variety of comics & graphic novels and also learn skills by which to make their own. This is a double course and counts for 6 credits. No prior art experience is required. Prereq: ENG 102. INT 330 fulfills Humanities, Fine Arts, Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.
Questions? Contact Lisa Botshon (botshon@maine.edu) or Peter Precourt (Peter.precourt@maine.edu).

Graduation "Thank You" Video Recordings

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.
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



Careers in CIS panel in Bath - Rescheduled

April 16, 6-7PM at the University College at Bath/Brunswick
Panel discussion of computer information systems careers with panelists will include Cindy Osgood, IT Deputy Dir., BIW; Jim Smith, CIO, State of Maine; Henry Felch, Asst. Prof. CIS, UMA; and Glenn Wilson, EdD, Assoc. Research Prof. and Dir. Information & Innovation, USM.  The event is co-sponsored by Midcoast Region Women, Work & Community and University College at Bath Brunswick.
FMI and to register, call UCBB at 442-7736.

Concert series, “UMA Jazz … and More” April 22-25

April 22nd–25nd in Jewett Hall Auditorium starting at 7:00pm each night
The University of Maine at Augusta Music Program is presenting the “UMA Jazz… and More” concert series. The four nights of concerts are the semester culmination of the UMA Music Program, which specializes in Contemporary Music styles of the U.S.
FMI: http://www.uma.edu/uma-jazz-and-more-concert-series-apr-22-25.html

Augusta SGA - Springfest - April 23 & 24

All events from 11:30-1
Wednesday - The Jacob Augustine Band, henna tattoos, digital caricatures, & BBQ-on the Quad-drawing for an ipad.
Thursday - Ice cream social & talent show in the Fireplace Lounge! 1st place wins a 3 credit course @ UMA, 2nd place wins 1/2 a course, 3rd place receives a UMA gift-bag. Attend both events, get your springfest card punched, & submit card to be entered in the drawing for a laptop!
FMI or to sign-up for talent show, contact Rose Pelletier

Autism Awareness Lunch n' Learn

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 11:45 – 1, RSC Honors Lounge, Augusta Campus
Joins us as Deb Thibodeau educates us on Autism and enjoy FREE lunch! Get answers to your questions about Autism. Brought to you by the Office of Student Life
FMI: Renee Grant (renee.grant@maine.edu), 621-3374

Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities

April 24th 12:00 in Eastport 124, Bangor campus
Join us as some of our graduated and current students share how UMA-Bangor has helped them with their business endeavors. Hearing from peers about what they have done to survive in the world of business is a beneficial opportunity for all. After gaining insights from this panel there will be a Q&A session. Relax with some food as you hear their enlightening stories.  Snacks provided.
FMI: Jessica Bishop jessica.l.bishop1@maine.edu

$1 Tickets - Sea Dogs Game

Tuesday, April 29 - Game at 6pm Bus leaves Bangor at 3pm & Augusta at 4pm UMA Students enrolled in at least one course this semester are eligible for one $1 ticket and transportation to the game! Limited number of tickets available!
Bangor Students - Contact Warren Newton (wnewton@maine.edu), 262-7817
Augusta Students - Contact Renee Grant (renee.grant@maine.edu), 621-3374


Employment, Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

UMA Employment Opportunities

Administrative Specialist CL1, Student Financial Services
Staff Associate for Cornerstone, Bangor
Coordinator of Wellness and Student Life, Bangor
Lecturer in Nursing, Positions 14-025P  14-026P
Asst. Professor of Dental Health, Bangor
Director, Maine CITE
Microenterprise Coordinator

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



UMA Alumni Sworn Into Maine State Troopers (WABI TV5)

Randy Hall of Carthage, an Air Force veteran, graduate of Dirigo High School and the University of Maine at Augusta was sworn into the Maine State Troopers.

Maine art scholars’ trip to Cuba an education on embargo (Portland Press Herald)

AUGUSTA — University of Maine at Augusta students and faculty members traveling recently in Cuba saw signs of the U.S. embargo everywhere they looked.

Fun, Free Trip to the Dentist Leaves Kids Smiling (WABI TV5)

Dental students at UMA Bangor are giving parents and kids something to smile about.  “We are seeing about 60 children and these are children who don’t have a dental home so we are offering services from doing cleanings, dental X-rays, dental sealants,” says Nancy Foster, the clinical supervisor.

Picture of the Week

The 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition will be on display at the UMA Charles Danforth Gallery until May 1st. There will be a reception to celebrate exhibiting students on Sunday, April 27th from 3:00 – 5:00pm.  Local artist, Kirsten Campbell and UMaine Professor, Laurie E. Hicks juried the exhibit, which reflects a broad range of media and topics while showcasing students at all stages of academic development.

UMA Student, Wenda Fisher with her work, "Mother and Child" Conte on paper, 2014.  More pictures »