UMA Student Newsletter  |  May 27, 2015


Summer Work Study Opportunities in the Office of Student Life

DO YOU HAVE FEDERAL WORK STUDY MONEY? Do you want to plan and advertise activities & events for UMA students? Are you outgoing, creative, and organized? If you answered yes to these questions, stop by the Office of Student Life in RSC 204 to fill out an application!
FMI: Rose Pelletier rosep@maine.edu 207-621-3442

UMA Writing Center Open for Summer!

The UMA Writing Center has summer hours! Visit us in Katz 206 Tues. 10-2 & Thurs. 12-4, or get feedback via email at writingtutor@maine.edu. Happy writing!
FMI: Elizabeth Powers writingtutor@maine.edu 621-3199



Blackie Bechard to Speak on Franco-American Culture

Blackie Bechard, past President of Le Club Calumet, will come to give a talk on Franco-American culture (in English) on Wednesday, May 27th from 1-3 p.m. in Katz 53 (the studio on the first floor of Katz). Come enjoy a rich discussion about the history and culture of Franco-Americans and learn more about what it was like to growing up Franco-American in Augusta! This event is free and open to the public.
FMI: Chelsea.d.ray chelsea.d.ray@maine.edu 207-621-3487

Cybersecurity Info Session

UMA will host an information session about the new Cybersecurity degree on Wednesday, May 27th at 4:00 PM in Katz Library room 16 and will be broadcast live to the UMA Bangor campus and University College Centers. Topics will include careers in cybersecurity, program curriculum, admissions requirements & application process. FMI: UMA Enrollment Services at 1-877-UMA-1234 or visit: uma.edu/cybersecurity.

Boston Trip - June 25

Bus leaves UMA-Bangor at 7 a.m. and UMA-Augusta at 8 a.m. Bus leaves Boston at 5 p.m. Sign ups are ongoing -Enjoy a day in Boston! Students-$15, Guests-$30 You must be enrolled in at least one course online or at the Augusta or Bangor Campus. Brought to you by your SGA!


Employment Opportunities

UMA Employment Opportunities

• Academic Librarian (location negotiable)
• Dir. of Marketing and Communications
• Dual Enrollment Coordinator
• Student Success Coordinator
• Transfer Success Coordinator • Admin. Spec. CL1 (part-time)
• Admin. Spec. CL2, Reopened, Bangor
• Staff Associate for Student Financial Services
• Counselor
• 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 openings, 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).



UMA to work with private developer on dormitory housing (KJ/MS)

The University of Maine at Augusta, which opened 50 years ago without a campus and has only recently shifted its focus to four-year degree programs, is planning another step in its evolution: opening a dorm on campus in 2017. If it goes as planned, the project will not only be a first for the Augusta college but also for the University of Maine System. Unlike all other housing on the seven university system campuses, the dorm is planned to be owned and operated by a private developer.

Host families sought for French students (KJ/MS)Host families sought for French students (KJ/MS)

Host families and three-week “starter families” are needed for French students studying at the University of Maine at Augusta. Organizers seek host families, roommates sharing an apartment, “friendship families” or “starter” families for next year. Families in Augusta or the surrounding area would be ideal, as students from the University of Western Brittany will need to travel to UMA multiple times a week, according to a news release from Chelsea Ray, associate professor of French and comparative literature, UMA.

Giving Mainers food security, healthy options (KJ/MS blog post by UMA student, Kim Carter)

Sometimes, things just feel right, even if that thing is a drastic life change. At the beginning of this year, Tina Bonsant made a drastic change. She left her job of 20 years with the state government to embark on a journey of growth. Food growth, that is.