UMA Student Newsletter  |  February 17, 2015


50th Anniversary Events

You may have caught wind of it by now, but 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Maine at Augusta, and the celebrating has already begun.  There are many events planned for the months ahead including several cademic events.  So far we have SEVEN academic events in the month of March alone.  Check out UMA's 50th Anniversary page to see what is happening!  http://www.uma.edu/50.html

Resume Writing Workshop

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015, 5:00-6:30 PM Locations: Augusta - 114 Jewett Hall; Bangor - 110 Lewiston Hall, and UC Centers** Resumes are one the key pieces to any job search. Create an effective resume or improve the one you already have; this workshop will go over the nuts and bolts of writing resumes and cover letters. **Broadcast to UC Centers subject to room availability.
FMI/To Register: http://www.uma.edu/careerplanningworkshops.html

Save a Life! Bone Marrow Registration Drive

Thursday, February 26 from 10-2 in the Randall Student Center Lobby
Have you ever wanted to be a hero? Here's your chance. Millions of people suffer from blood cancers and many of them have no match for the bone marrow donation that is the only chance they have left. You could be the match that saves a life. All it takes is a cheek swab to join the national bone marrow registry, which matches people who need marrow with people who have marrow -- signing up is easy, ipainless, and absolutely free. No appointment necessary; just come on in!  To learn more about the bone marrow registry and bone marrow donation, visit http://bethematch.org.
FMI: James Cook james.m.cook@maine.edu 621-3190

AHNA Movie Event

Come join AHNA for a relaxing afternoon, we will be showing the movie, "Death Makes Life Possible". Popcorn and water will be served. March 5th, 12pm in the Rotunda, Klahr Center. We hope to see you there!
FMI: Amy Brown amy.g.brown@maine.edu 207-931-8848

Talk on Paris attacks March 11th

The Paris January 2015 Attacks. A Personal Analysis of Events and their Aftermath by Dr. Jean-Claude Redonnet Ph.D Professor (Emeritus) and Research Director, Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne March 11, 2015 University of Maine at Augusta. Location: Holocaust and Human Rights Center 11:30-12 Light lunch served 12-1 Talk in Rotunda at the Center
FMI: chelsea.d.ray@maine.edu 621-3487

Help Support French at UMA!

Bonjour! The Maine French Heritage Language Program--Augusta and French at UMA are holding a joint fundraiser on Saturday, March 14th from 6-9:30 p.m. There will be a delicious meal, live entertainment with singer Joelle Morris, and a live and silent auction! See flyer here: http://www.uma.edu/assets/docs/FrenchAtUMA/mfhlp/Springtime_Paris.pdf We are also looking for donations for our live and silent auction.
FMI: chelsea.d.ray@maine.edu 621-3487


Employment Opportunities

UMA Employment Opportunities

Veterinary Technology Professor & Program Coordinator, Bangor
Administrative Specialist CL1, Student Financials
Anticipated Faculty Vacancies: 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

Andrew BreaultAndrew J. Breault | A.S. in Criminal Justice in 1991 & Expected B. S. in Public Administration in May of 2015 (pictured left with his wife, Peggy, who is also a student at UMA)

Originally from East Vassalboro, I graduated from Waterville High School and then went into the United States Marine Corps for five years, serving in South Carolina, North Carolina, Cuba, and California. After I got out of the service I decided to go to the University of Maine at Augusta. There were several reasons for this decision. I have many friends who have attended UMA and spoke well of their experience there. I also knew many veterans who went to UMA because UMA is one of the most veteran friendly schools in the nation.

After graduating from UMA with an A.S. in C. J. in 1991 I went back into the military and served in Georgia, Colorado, Texas, Cuba, North Carolina, Germany, Kuwait, Iraq and a second time in Georgia. I retired from the military in 2009 and came back to UMA in 2011. I wanted to come back to UMA because I knew from experience that UMA works hard to accommodate the needs of non-traditional students.

I have five children and my wife is also a student at UMA. I will graduate from UMA with a B. S. in Public Administration in May of 2015. I am in the process of applying to go to USM for an M.B.A. My time at UMA has been a great experience and I am a proud supporter and member of the UMA Alumni Association. 

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



Brighter Smiles in Bangor (WABI 5)

hildren in the Bangor area are now smiling a little brighter after a visit to the Queen City’s University of Maine at Augusta campus. Students majoring in dentistry at UMA partnered with volunteer dentists, offering free cleanings and exams for “Give Kids a Smile Day”.

UMA dean’s list (KJ/MS)

AUGUSTA — Provost Joseph Szakas recently announced the University of Maine at Augusta’s 2014 fall semester dean’s list. To be on the dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.25 grade-point average for a given semester and must be enrolled full-time.

Moose Beat NHTI 104-103 on Last-Second Layup by Rogers (UMA Athletics)

AUGUSTA, ME – The University of Maine at Augusta men's basketball team defeated New Hampshire Technical Institute on Senior Night Wednesday evening by a final score of 104-103 after Brandon Rogers made a put-back layup just before time expired.  Rogers finished with 36 points, 29 rebounds, and eight assists in the game.  Senior Garrett Alley finished with 14 points and seven rebounds in the contest.