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UMA Student Newsletter  |  April 22, 2015

Announcements

Give Yourself the Gift of Knowledge

Spring Summer Gift of Knowledge

Register for your Summer and/or Fall 2015 Courses and we’ll enter you into our drawings for UMA Bookstore gift cards! Winners will be selected randomly from all students registered for Summer and/or Fall 2015 at the time of each drawing.
For more details visit: http://www.uma.edu/spring-gift-of-knowledge-giveaway.html

Course Cast Maintenance 04/24/15

University Services IT will be applying planned maintenance updates to Course Cast on Friday, April 24 between 6:30 and 7:30A.M. potentially resulting in service interruptions.  Course Cast may not be able to show previously recorded classes during the maintenance period.
FMI: University Technology Support Center techsupport@maine.edu 1-800-696-4357

Reminder: Filming Graduates in Augusta on Apr. 28 & 29

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. Tuesday April 28 on the Augusta Campus  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM On the Green (if rain, inside Randall Center) and Wednesday, April 29 on the Augusta Campus  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM On the Green (if rain, inside Randall Center) we will have a videographer taping what you want to say. The brief clips will be shown at commencement.

End of Semester Tutoring

There will be no Math tutoring during Finals Week.  The last day for tutoring will be Thursday, April 30.  The Lab  is currently open Monday through Thursday 9 am to 5 pm.  No appointment necessary.
FMI: judith.demilo@maine.edu 621-3421

Student Choice Award

The Augusta Student Government Association invites students to vote for their favorite faculty or staff member. To nominate the faculty or staff member, write a one page paper stating the reasons for nomination and submit to Rose Pelletier by April 21, 2015. Awards will be given to one faculty and one staff member.
FMI and to submit contact Rose Pelletier rosep@maine.edu 621-3442

Name That Suite

Cornerstone and Learning Support and Counseling Services are holding a contest to name our JH 195 suite. We want a name that describes what we do, not a number. The winner will get $25 plus the knowledge you are leaving a legacy from your time at UMA. All submissions entered by May 1 will be considered. Just click this link to enter the name suggestion. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JH195)
FMI: judith.demilo@maine.edu 621-3421

Free Fit Bit on the Augusta Campus

Beginning Wednesday, April 15th each time that you come in to use the fitness center, you can enter your name to win a FREE FIT BIT!  Limit one entry per day, and you must come in to workout.  Winners will be chosen on Wednesday, May 6th!  You must be currently enrolled in at least one UMA course on the Augusta Campus or online to qualify.  FitBit's have been provided by the Augusta SGA!!
FMI: jennifer.laney@maine.edu

 

Events

Spring Jazz Week: April 22nd - 25th

Wednesday, April 22 through Saturday, April 25, 2015. The Jazz and Contemporary Music Program  is proud to celebrate UMA's 50th anniversary with a week of FREE superb concerts featuring both student and faculty performers.  Each night of Spring 2015's Jazz (and more) Week has something unique and worthwhile to offer. All concerts take place at Jewett Hall Auditorium begining at 7:00 p.m.
FMI: contact June MacLeod (207) 621-3286

Lets Paint! - UMA Paint Night

Thursday, 4/23/15 @ 4 p.m. in the RSC Fireplace Lounge. Painting created by Doreen Morgan, UMA Art Student.  No experience or skill required, all supplies provided!  Students enrolled in at least one course on the Augusta campus or online are eligible for the Student rate of $10, Guest rate is $20.  Brought to you by SGA & Student Life
FMI and RSVP with Renee Grant, RSC 204, renee.grant@maine.edu, 621-3374

Opening Reception for Student Art Exhibition This Weekend

The opening reception and awards ceremony for the 2015 UMA Student Art Exhibition will be held this Sunday, April 26th, at the Danforth Gallery from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.  This year's show features several mediums, is diverse, and colorful.  The exhibition will be available for viewing until May 1st.  The Danforth Gallery is located in Jewett Hall and is open M-Th 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4pm.  (Announcement design by Doreen Morgan)
FMI: roderick.small@maine.edu

Learn about Careers in Computing and IT in Brunswick

April 29, 5-8:30pm, Career Night at Orion Hall, 12 Sewall St, Brunswick, co-sponsored by Midcoast Region WWC, Project>Login, SMCC Midcoast Campus & UCBB. Meet current students at an open house (5-6 pm), participate in a panel discussion about careers in computing and IT (6-7:30 pm), and discuss themes in computing and IT with professionals at a Project>Login meetup (7:30-8:30 pm).
Register online: http://goo.gl/forms/eGx1Xn1VfN or call UCBB at 442-7736.

Augusta SGA's Three Days of Carnival Events Apr. 28 - 30th

Don't miss out on some great giveaways such as: a kindle fire, iPod, and many other items from the SGA!
FMI: Rose Pelletier rosep@maine.edu.

Mini Scholarships for French Club Quebec Trip

The French Club Quebec trip (May 14-17) still has five spots!  Students pay $80 for a great trip, and the sign-up fee includes lodging, transportation, most meals, and a tour of the island of Orleans.  We have a limited number of mini scholarships (ranging from $55-80 to cover the sign up fee).  If you wish to learn more or apply, contact Chelsea Ray.  You must have a passport or passport card by May 10th.
FMI: chelsea.d.ray@maine.edu

Register for the 7th Annual UMA Golf Tournament

Attention graduates and UMA Alumni: You can register for a chance to win a day of golf at the 7th Annual UMA Golf Tournament on June 22nd at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro, and play with three other alumni as Team UMA Alumni. Four winners will be drawn by lottery. UMA Alumni shirts will be provided. All levels of players are welcome to enter. Only UMA alumni are eligible (students who are graduating in May and students who have already graduated with a degree and are currently registered are also eligable). Register here.
FMI: Staci Warren staci.warren@maine.edu

Employment Opportunities

UMA Employment Opportunities

•    Administrative Specialist CL1, part-time, Saco
•    Administrative Specialist CL2, Saco
•    Structural Specialist CL2 (Carpenter)
•    Mail Services Supervisor
•    Veterinary Technology Professor & Program Coordinator, Bangor
•    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).

 

News

Work of UMA art students on view in juried show (PPH)

The Charles Danforth Gallery at the University of Maine at Augusta is featuring the juried work of UMA students in the 2015 Annual Juried Student Art Show through May 1. There will be a reception and awards ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 26 at the gallery, located in Jewett Hall on the UMA campus.

UMA to host KeepMEHome forum April 26 (KJ/MS)

The University of Maine at Augusta’s College of Arts and Sciences and Senior College will present a Forum on the Future KeepMEHome. The free event is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Jewett Hall Auditorium, University of Maine at Augusta. Refreshments will be served during a 15 minute break, according to a UMA news release.

UMA Transfer Day planned for April 24 (KJ/MS)

The University of Maine at Augusta will host Transfer Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the Richard Randall Student Center. The information session can help prospective students learn more about transferring to UMA which includes the opportunity to find out how previously earned credits and professional experience will count toward degrees offered at UMA, according to a news release from the college.

Jazz Week scheduled April 22-25 at UMA (KJ/MS)

The Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at the University of Maine at Augusta will celebrate UMA’s 50th anniversary with “Jazz (and more) Week,” a week of “superb” concerts featuring both student and faculty performers Wednesday, April 22, through Saturday, April 25, at Jewett Hall Auditorium, all concerts begin at 7 p.m., according to a news release from the university.

UMA flight school landing in Brunswick (Times Record)

The 8,000-foot runways at the Brunswick Naval Air Station were once a hub of activity as Navy pilots flew maritime patrol aircraft in and out of the area. Now, a new crop of private pilots will be training out of the base. Starting this fall, University of Maine at Augusta’s bachelor of science in aviation will expand at Brunswick Landing.

Picture of the Week

UMA Bangor students and staff (left to right in the image below) Carley Cloukey, Colleen Coffey and Heather Saucier worked with the Good Shepherd Food Bank on a Community Food Project called “Rock the Truck” on April 7th which fed 130 households (412 individuals) by distributing 953 pounds of food within an hour and a half.  Carley Cloukey is a UMA student working on a directed study regarding food security and connections between hunger and classroom performance and UMA student, Heather Saucier is a volunteer with UMA's Mental Health and Human Services Club. Colleen Coffey, also seen in the photo, is a Library Specialist in UMA Bangor’s Nottage Library, she was instrumental in organizing the event.

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