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UMA Student Newsletter  |  November 19, 2014

Annoucements

UMS BoTSeeking UMS Student Representative to the Board of Trustees

Please submit your resume & cover letter to Heaven Riendeau by 12/3/14! Final interviews will occur on 12/12/14. Responsibilities include: Attend bimonthly UMS BoT meetings; Act as a liaison between the Board and UMA SGA; Advocate in the best interest of UMA students; Provide reports of Board meetings to their respective student government; Serve as a non-voting member of the committee to which they have been appointed; Communicate between Board meetings with other student representatives.
FMI: Heaven Riendeau heaven.riendeau@maine.edu 262-7992

Integrated Course (with a trip): UMA in Detroit

A 6 credit integrated course is being offered this spring with a focus on the city of Detroit.  SOC 201 will focus on urban problems and ENG 389W will focus on the literature of Detroit.  Students will need to register forboth courses SOC 201 and ENG 389W.  The highlight is a trip to Detroit over spring break where stidents will have the opprtunity to see the rich urban fabric of the city and meet authors and scholars of Detroit while enguaging in service learning and volunteer work.  There will be a pizza lunch on 12/2/14 in the fireplace lounge at 11:45 for students interested in the course.
FMI and to register contact either Dr. Kellerman (robert.kellerman@maine.edu) or Dr. Lake-Corral (lorien.lakecorral@maine.edu).

Register for Spring Classes!

Spring Registration is open for degree candidates and will open on Thursday, November 6th for everyone.

- Check out the 2015 Spring Course Guide online.
- Plan your schedule in your MaineStreet Student Center Wish List to prepare for registration.  
- Seek advisor permission if necessary. 
- If you applied for financial aid don't forget to accept your award in MaineStreet.

FMI: Connect with Enrollment Services for advising assistance at Augusta 621-3149, Bangor 262-7808, or at your local site or center.

Sign up for UMA Alerts

Enroll in UMA Alerts and receive timely storm cancellation and other emergency notices on your cell phone via text and/or via email. If you wish to sign up for UMA Alerts, please go to: http://www.uma.edu/uma-alert-faq.html for information and instructions.  If you believe you are already enrolled in UMA Alerts go to the web site and confirm that you are signed up for this service and/or update your info.
FMI: http://www.uma.edu/uma-alert-faq.html

 

Events

Project Login IT Networking Event & Round Table Discussion

Meet meet IT professionals and employers at the Project Login Networking Event at 4:00pm on Thursday, November 20th in Randall Student Center room 138.  Following that event in the same room is the Project Login Community Event in which educators, professionals, and students will engage in a round table discussion on opportunities in IT.
FMI: Diana Kokoska dkokoska@maine.edu or http://www.uma.edu/computer-info-systems-open-house-networking-reception.html

Ongoing Classes at UMA Bangor Fitness Center

Zumba. Mon-Fri. 5:15-6:15pm. Fitness Center Gym.
Tai Chi. Weds, Nov 12th & 19th. 12-1pm. Eastport 124.
Wellness Walks. Every Tues & Thurs. 12:15-12:45pm. Meet at Fitness Center. Dress for weather. Come and join us! And spread the word to friends and family!
In addition to being a healthy resource for students, staff and faculty, we are open to the public at very affordable rates.
FMI contact us at 207.262.7910 or nicole.caruso@maine.edu with any questions.

New classes at UMA Bangor Fitness Center!

Intro to HoopDance. Tues, Nov 18th. Fitness Center Gym. 7-8am
Gentle Yoga. Weds, Nov 19th & Dec 3rd, 10th & 17th. Eastport 124. 4-5pm
Yoga Level II. Fri, Nov 21st & Dec 12th & 19th. Eastport 124. 9-10am
Beginner HoopDance. Tues, Dec 2nd, 9th & 16th. Fitness Center Gym. 7-8am
Questions? Contact nicole.caruso@maine.edu.

Resume Writing 101

Tuesday, November 25th, 10:00am-11:30am
Locations: Augusta - 114 Jewett Hall; Bangor - 209 Belfast Hall; Bath/Brunswick - Room 119; Ellsworth - Room 3; Houlton - Room 136; UROCK - Room 410; Rumford - Room 4; Saco - Room 111; South Paris - Room 209 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.
FMI: http://www.uma.edu/careerplanningworkshops.html

Understanding Social Services Credentialing

Wondering how to make sense of the "alphabet soup" of the various social services credentials? Mark your calendar for a Wednesday, 12/3, 9:30 to 10:30 am, information session with UMA Mental Health and Human Services instructor, Amy Line. The workshop will take place in Brunswick on the SMCC Midcoast Campus in the Academic Building, Hannaford Lecture Hall.
Please sign-up in advance by calling 442-7736 or FMI: Lisa Grundstrom-Whitney lwhitney@maine.edu

Lunch n' Learn: Sexual Violence Prevention

Wednesday, December 3rd Fireplace Lounge in the Randall Student Center at noon
Come on up to the Fireplace Lounge in the Randall Student Center at noon on Wednesday, December 3rd for some free lunch!  Also, learn about what sexual assault really looks like, methods used by perpetrators, and resources for survivors.
FMI: Renee Grant: renee.grant@maine.edu 621-3374

Stressed Out? Find Peace, Balance & Quiet Body

Guided Meditation w/Kati Corlew. Thurs, Dec 11th. Eastport 124. 12-1pm. Offered in conjunction with the UMA Bangor Fitness Center.
Questions? Contact nicole.caruso@maine.edu

First Aid/CPR Certification Course in December

First Aid/CPR certification course taught by American Red Cross instructors. Sat, Dec 13th. Eastport 124. 11:30-5pm. Pre-registration required for this course. Only 10 seats available. Offered in conjunction with the UMA Bangor Fitness Center.
FMI and to register contact: nicole.caruso@maine.edu

 

Employment, Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

UMA Employment Opportunities

Anticipated Faculty Vacancies (Accounting, Biology, Education, Justice Studies, Mental Health & Human Services)
Mechanical Specialist HVAC CL2
Director of UC at SO Paris & Rumford/Mexico
Academic Librarian: Collections Development & Copyright
Director of UC Instructional Design & Development
Adjunct Instructors (Philosophy & Nursing)

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

AmandaBartlet Amanda Bartlett, '11
Following graduation from UMA, Amanda Bartlett took a position with the Maine State Police. “I wanted to be a law enforcement officer, then onto something in administration,” Bartlett says. But being the single parent of a disabled child changed her mind. “It really wasn’t conducive to have a position where you could get called out in the middle of the night,” she says. Always enterprising, Bartlett created her own business as a consultant to public housing agencies and took a position with the Maine State Housing Authority. Now she heads up the Augusta Housing Authority, which has direct ties to her education. “I’m working with many folks who are working within the criminal justice system,” she says. She credits her own persistence in getting through college over 10 years. “If not for the flexibility and supportive environment at UMA,” she explains, “I never would have reached my goal.”

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

 

News

best for vets 2015UMA Receives MORE National Recognition for Its Outstanding Veteran Support Services (UMA News)

Military Times recently announced its 2015 Best for Vets college rankings, naming the University of Maine at Augusta in a list of 140 schools that provide the very best services for veterans and military personnel in the nation.

Nurses at UMA seminar told nursing must get back to caring (KJ/MS)

AUGUSTA — A renowned nursing educator told several hundred nurses and nursing students Monday that as hospitals have become more bureaucratic and driven by profit, nursing has been detoured away from its foundation of caring.

Doctor Redefines Practice of Nursing (FOX 22)

AUGUSTA - "We have a responsibility to advance nursing to balance medicine," said Dr. Jean Watson.  Watson believes the practice of nursing, starts with self-care.

UM-Augusta offers accelerated bachelor’s degree to millworkers affected by Verso closure (BDN)

ORLAND, Maine — Ahead of the imminent closure of Verso’s paper mill in Bucksport, the University of Maine at Augusta announced a plan that could help some laid-off workers get on the path to a new career faster.

UMA Offering Accelerating Degree to Verso Workers (WABI)

A Maine university is giving Verso Mill employees a chance to get an accelerated bachelor’s degree.  Admissions advisers at the University of Maine at Augusta say the university wants top help mill workers to take advantage of their specialized skills.

Chesley Pulls Out Monster Performance (UMA Athletics)

AUGUSTA, ME—Junior co-captain Keith Chesley (Clinton, ME) pulled out a monster game against YSCC match-up Central Maine Community College.  Chesley recorded his second 30 plus point night as the Moose tipped off their home opener on Wednesday evening.   He went 12-20 shooting on the night and 9-13 from the charity stripe.  Chesley’s 35 points set the pace for the Moose and he ripped down 15 boards.