UMA Student Newsletter  |  October 1, 2014


UMF Costa Rica Travel Course January '15

UMF is offering a 4-credit travel course, Topical Nature: Exploring Costa Rica (BIO 277 / ENG 277), Jan. 5-18, 2015. Any UMS student may register. Est. cost: $2700, including airfare, lodging, fees, travel in-country, and most meals. Days will be spent in the rainforest and nights in hotels and science stations. If interested, email faculty Jeff (Jeffrey.Thomson@maine.edu ) or Drew (Barton@maine.edu). Contact UMA Office of Student Financial Services if you hope to use your UMA financial aid at (207) 621-3185 or in-state toll-free 1-877-862-1234.

Free Workshop: Make the Most of Your Money Series.

Thursdays, October 23, 2014 to November 06, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Sign up for one or more of the series: 1) Oct. 23: Budgeting Basics Create a household budget that works for you. Track expenses, set financial goals, make a plan for spending and saving. 2) Oct. 30: Reduce Your Debt/Improve Your Credit. Learn about credit reports & credit scores. Create a plan to pay down debt. 3) Nov. 6: Start Saving! Education, retirement, a new home-whatever your goal–learn to save and make your dreams a reality. Both men and women are welcome.
FMI: http://bit.ly/MoneySeries
or Melinda Gilman melinda.gilman@maine.edu 207.621.3436

Free Class: Career Planning: Find Your Place in Today’s Job Market

Thursdays, October 16, 2014 to November 06, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Prepare for your next career or job with a plan that’s right for you. In this class you will review your skills, interests, and experiences and relate them to occupations, identify educational opportunities, research the local job market, and develop a step-by-step plan to achieve your goals. Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, or considering a career change, this class will help you achieve employment success for today and tomorrow! Open to both men and women.
FMI: Melinda Gilman melinda.gilman@maine.edu 207.621.3436



Tai Chi in Bangor

Tai Chi will be starting in Eastport, Room 124, at noon from Oct 8. - Nov. 19.
FMI: Kaylee Bostwick kaylee.bostwick@maine.edu

Please Join Us for a Celebration at UC Bath/Brunswick!

Please join us on Friday, 10/10, from 2 to 5 p.m. to celebrate the relocation of University College at Bath/Brunswick and the regional office of Women, Work and Community to the Southern Maine Community College Midcoast Campus at Brunswick Landing. The celebration will be held in Orion Hall,12 Sewall Street, Brunswick. A brief, formal program will be held in Orion Hall, Room 101 at 3:00 p.m. Driving directions: http://learn.maine.edu/bath/contact-directions/
FMI: unger@maine.edu 442-7736


Employment, Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

UMA Employment Opportunities

Director of University College Instructional Design & Development, Search Extended
Mechanical Specialist HVAC CL2
Training/Operations Coordinator, Maine CITE
Adjunct Instructors: Architecture, Accounting, French, Nursing, & Philosophy
Instructional Designer

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



UMA Named on 2015 Military Friendly® Schools List (UMA News)

The University of Maine at Augusta today announced that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School for the 5th year in a row.  The Military Friendly Schools list is compiled from a survey conducted by Victoria Media. Listed schools are in the top 15 percent of colleges that are doing the most to embrace military students, and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

An "Innovation" Theme Out of Context: Fitness and Interdisciplinarity

Blog Post by Sarah Hentges, Assistant Professor of American Studies
The first year I got involved with my university's colloquium theme was the year that "revolution" was chosen and I was asked to speak on the theme at our annual convocation event. It was exciting to explore this theme in my classes and to share an American studies take on revolution. The next year I found the food theme to be at least as fruitful in the classroom, and the excuse to focus on food meant that we could nourish our minds as well as our bodies. I was less excited by the bioethics theme that followed, but I found myself learning new things and expanding the tried and true topics that have made my classes engaging and challenging.

 Greig Earns YSCC Player of the Week (UMA Athletics)

AUGUSTA, ME:  On September 22nd, freshman golfer, Robert Greig (Augusta, ME) was named Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Week.  Greig is the first UMA student-athlete of the new academic year to earn this award.

Picture of the Week

Students athletes from UMA's Golf Team representing The Red Barn for the ESM (Benefit) Golf Tournament recently held at Natanis Golf Course.