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UMA Student Newsletter  |  September 17, 2014

Annoucements

Congratulations 2014 Rising Scholars!

Denise Adkins
Cody Agnor
Cynthia Anthony
David Arbour
April Archibald
Barbara Barez
Angela Bickford
Annette Bowman
Keith Bragg
Mark Bridges-Music
Charla Burnett
Nellie Burns
Laura Carrier
Kimberly Carter
Jenna Caswell
Jennifer Chapman
Shannon Charette
Briana Chattin
Carolyn Clark
Gretchen Clark
Alyssa Cloutier
Nicholas Leeman
Suzanne Cole
Jeanette Cook
Cory Cookson
Kristen Cormier
Nathalie Cormier
Arielle Cousens
Janice Cross
Hannah Demmons
Kimberly Dunham
Kendall Espinosa
Kaija Fellman
Amanda Field
Suzanne Fougere
Erica Fredrick-Rock
Wanda Gagne
Sarah Gardella
Sadie Greene
Sonia Groesbeck
Crystal Hanson
Marian Hastings
Thomas Herlihy
Kyla Hershey-Wilson
Earl Hill
Rick Holte
Malcolm Holteen
Candis Howard
Ashley Hutter
Erik Jackson
Courtney Jicks
Michaela Kavanah-Koehn
Cindy Kennard
Julie Kern
Renee Keul
Tobias Knausenberger
Matthew Knight
Amy Krawic
Zachary Lane
Peter Leach
Mallyssa Leng
Emily MacDonald
Roger Mackbach
Jonathon Markham
Lydia Mather
Barbara MayerSarah McGowan
Peter McGuire
Joan Mitchell
Diane Morin
Maureen Morse
Kari Mullen-McLaughlin
Aimee Nason
Donna Nason
Raymond Nason
Megan Nelson
Jade Noonan
Brad O'Brien
Melissa Oprendek
Stephen Perkins
Eric Philbrook
Jamie Plummer
Michaela Poor
Daniel Pozner
Anthony Pranses
Andrew Radford
Jonathan Raines
Kimberly Reed
Judith Rodriguez-Salas
Brandon Rogers
Ellen-Marie Rogers
Heather Saucier
Olivia Seibel
Brittany Shorey
Bryant Sirois
Abbey Slinker
Meghan Stetson-Bartlett
Michael Temple
Denise Terrell
Hannah Thompson
Adam Wallace
Michelle White
Doris Wible
Jared Wilkinson
Katherine Willett
Heidi Winslow
Kelly Young

Rising Scholars to be Honored at Convocation

This Friday at 3:00pm on the Augusta Campus Green.  The ceremony will launch the 2014/2015 academic theme, “Innovation,” which includes persepctives on the academic theme by student speakers, Michael Martin and Kim Carter.  All Students are encouraged to attend!  If you are unable to attend in person the ceremony will be live streamed here: webcast.uma.edu/convocation2014
FMI: http://www.uma.edu/convocation2014.html

UMA 2014-15 Student Handbook is Available!

The Student Handbook explains important UMA and University of Maine System (UMS) policies and procedures and provides vital information regarding student services and opportunities. It is essential that you read the handbook and become familiar with it at www.uma.edu/studenthandbook.html or request a print copy from the Office of the Dean of Students in Augusta at 621-3176/1-877-UMA-1234, ext. 3176, or email Sheila Crowley crowley@maine.edu

UMA Bangor Fitness Center - Fall Hours and Activities

It's another year at UMA Bangor & the activities at the Fitness center are back in full swing, open five nights a week Monday through Friday 8 am to 8 pm, and Tuesday until 9 pm. Come by join some of our fall activities! Also, rental space is available.FMI: Kaylee.bostwick@maine.edu

- Introducing a personal trainer for all members and the student body, included at no additional charge.  Stop by by and set up an appointment.
- Zumba classes will be offered every night from 5:15-615 pm.
- Noon time walks begin on the 23rd of September from noon time until 1 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays.
- Pickup basketball times are Monday, Wednesday, & Friday's, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

Emergency Text Alerts

UMA uses an Emergency text alert system. You must register your cell phone and/or email address before you can receive alerts. Learn more at: http://www.uma.edu/uma-alert-faq.html FMI: Technology Support Center techsupport@lists.maine.edu or call 621-7400

UMA Portal

Go to http://my.uma.edu for single signon access to everything you need – Blackboard, MaineStreet, and Gmail. There are deep links into MaineStreet - no need to learn to navigate MaineStreet. There are UMA Quick links and all sorts of helpful information. For assistance, call 621-7400 or 800-696-4357.
FMI: Technology Support Center techsupport@lists.maine.edu or call 621-7400

Wireless Available

Do you have a laptop and want to use wireless on campus or at a center? Open any browser and you should come to a registration page. Type in your MaineStreet ID and password, reboot and you are all set to use the Internet. If you need assistance, call 621-7400 or 800-696-4357. Make sure you choose Tempest, not UMS-Guest. UMS-Guest cannot access Blackboard, Gmail, or MaineStreet.
FMI: Technology Support Center techsupport@lists.maine.edu or call 621-7400

Beware Bogus Email

Beware of fake email looking like UMA. For an example of phishing scam email, login to the portal at my.uma.edu, click on Services & Support, Computer/Media Services and on the left, click on Example of phishing scam email. Never share your password. To change your password, go to the Launchpad in the portal and click on the icon of the lock, which will take you to the official change password page. If you suspect you clicked on a phishing email, call 621-3475 or 800-696-4357.
FMI: Technology Support Center techsupport@lists.maine.edu or call 621-7400

Bangor WBangorWritingriting Center Hours

Welcome back to all the new and returning students! Got writing projects? Need help creating a thesis, citing a source, or punctuating a sentence? The UMA Bangor Writing Center offers these and other tutoring services in person, by phone (262-7756), email (bangorwritingcenter@maine.edu), or videochat. Located in 214 Belfast Hall, the Center is open Mon, Tues, and Thur 10:00-3:00, Wed. 10:00-5:00, and Fridays 10:00-1:00. Walk-ins are welcome!

Writing Center New Augusta Location

The UMA Writing Center on the Augusta has moved! Please visit our new location, Katz Library 206, to receive guidance on all your writing projects this semester. You may consult with us at any point in your writing process, from the moment when you read the assignment prompt to after you’ve revised a full draft. Hours: Tues., Wed., & Thurs. 10:00-4:00 Email: writingtutor@maine.edu
FMI: Elizabeth Powers elizabeth.c.powers@maine.edu 207-621-3199

downloadUMA CareerLink is Now Live!

UMA CareerLink is UMA’s new online job/internship system. Here, you’ll be able to access and apply for jobs and internships, create resumes and cover letters, as well as explore careers and have access to a wide variety of career resources. To access CareerLink, click on the blue cube on your Launchpad in the UMA portal.
FMI or if you have having trouble logging in, please contact Haley Brown at 621-3130 or at hbrown120@maine.edu.

 

Events

14964302119 1d0146a927 zOpening Reception Celebrating CUBA Exhibition

Friday at 4:30pm in the Danforth Gallery
Come meet students exhibiting in the Danforth's current exhibition— Cuba: Cultural Understanding Between the Arts. The exhibit showcases work of 14 UMA students reflecting their time spent in Cuba this past spring. The opening reception will be held immediately following the university's convocation ceremony. The Danforth Gallery is located in UMA's Jewett Hall. Gallery hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 4pm on Fridays.
For more information visit: http://artsuma.com/

Forum on Drivers Licenses and the Elderly

Sunday September 21st at 2:00pm in Jewett Auditorium
Evaluating elderly people for their ability to continue to drive is the topic of the upcoming Forum on the Future, Miss Daisy Driving; Assessing Senior Drivers’ Safe Driving Capabilities and Sustaining Their Independence, being held on Sunday September 21st at 2:00pm in Jewett Auditorium.  Free and open to the pubic.
FMI: http://www.uma.edu/forum-on-drivers-licenses-and-the-elderly-on-sept-19.html

Bangor Campus Walk for Fitness

September 23 at noon and Tuesdays/Thursday going forward
Enjoy a campus walk with your friends and fellow UMA community members. Walks are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, leave from the Bangor fitness center at noon. First campus walk is on September 23.
FMI: Warren Newton wnewton@maine.edu  262-7912

Suicide Prevention Lunch n' Learn

Wednesday September 24th
Come over to the Fireplace Lounge on Wednesday September 24th at noon for good food and a discussion on suicide prevention with Heather Carter from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Topics include how to detect the signs and support loved ones and coworkers who may be contemplating suicide. Free lunch for students - Sponsored by the Office of Student Life
FMI: renee.grant@maine.edu, RSC 204, 621-3374

What is the Honors Program at UMA?

It enhances the educational experience and leadership opportunities of students who have demonstrated a sincere motivation to excel and to better their university and its communities through a devotion to higher education and community service.  Meet in Eastport RM 138 (Bangor campus) on September 25th from 11:50am to 12:30pm, lunch will be provided, to learn more about the UMA Honors Program.
FMI go to: http://www.uma.edu/honors.html or contact kim.lane@maine.edu

Where’s the Halloween Spirit?!

Saturday, September 27th
T
ake a trip to Salem, MA. Students enjoy the day for $15 (ongoing signups), & guests for $40(signups start 9/16)! Includes ticket to the Salem Witch Dungeon Museum and bus transport. Refunds will only be given if your spot is filled. Bus departs from Bangor (Eastport) @ 10:30 a.m.; Augusta (RSC) @ 11:30 a.m. The bus leaves Salem at 10 p.m.
Bangor student sign-ups - see Warren in the Fitness Center or Rosemary in Eastport 126
Augusta student sign-ups – see Rose & Renee in RSC 204

Boston Trip 

The trip is on Friday, 10/3.  Signups for students are ongoing, for guests on Sept. 22. 
Spend the day in Beantown with your peers, friends, and family! Cost is $15 for students and $40 for guests. Refunds will only be given if your spot is filled by someone else.
FMI & to sign up:
Augusta Students - Renee Grant 621-3374, RSC 204
Bangor Students - Warren Newton in the Fitness Center or Rosemary Begley in Eastport 126
Students at Sites/Centers - Contact your Student Services Coordinator

Celtics Game in Portland

October 15th
Go to the Portland Civic Center to see the Celtics take on the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 P.M. Sign-ups for Students start on 9/24 - 20$ Sign-ups for guests start on 10/1 - 60$ - transportation is provided. Students taking at least one course online or at the Augusta or Bangor campus are eligible. FMI & to sign up:
Augusta Students - Renee Grant 621-3374, RSC 204
Bangor Students - Warren Newton in the Fitness Center or Rosemary Begley in Eastport 126

 

Employment, Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

UMA Employment Opportunities

Training/Operations Coordinator, Maine CITE
Mechanical Specialist HVAC CL2
Facilities Maintenance Worker CL1
Security Guard
Adjunct Instructors: Architecture, Accounting, French, Nursing, & Philosophy
Student Services Coord., South Paris
Instructional Designer
Dir. of UC Instructional Design & Development

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

 

News

UMA Announces Pamela Proulx-Curry as Bangor Campus Dean

 The University of Maine at Augusta recently announced Pamela Proulx-Curry, Ph.D. as the new UMA Bangor Campus Dean.  She comes to UMA from her previous employment as Academic Dean at Eastern Maine Community College.

UMA, Colby, Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine announces conference

Exploring Women’s Testimony: Genocide, War, Revolution, The Holocaust, and Human Rights is topic.
The University of Maine at Augusta, Colby College, and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will jointly cosponsor a free international conference to explore and advance awareness of gendered issues as it relates to human rights abuses on Oct. 9 and 10. Exploring Women’s Tesitmony: Genocide, War, Revolution, The Holocaust and Human Rights will explore the unique tapestries of women’s experiences as they recount and tell stories, and the fluctuation of memory.  FMI: visit hhrcmaine.org or email infohhrc@maine.edu.

Fall Semester in Full Swing with Student Life Activities on Both Campuses!

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