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UMA Student Newsletter  |  October 22, 2014

Annoucements

Registration for Spring 2015

Spring Registration opens on Monday, November 3rd for degree candidates and on Thursday, November 6th for everyone.  Wish list is open now for spring and summer semesters!

- Plan your schedule in your MaineStreet Student Center Wish List to prepare for registration.  
- Get ready early so you have time to seek advisor permission if necessary. 
- Have you applied for financial aid and accepted 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.

100 27421UMA Bookstore Raincoat Promotion has Begun!

October 21 until October 31, 2014, all Charles River "New Englander" raincoats are 20% off. Save $10 now, and be prepared for the Fall/Winter weather to come Select from six new reflective colors all constructed with mesh lining, draw string hoods, vents, and covered side pockets. Shop early for best selection. The moose socks from "For Bare Feet" have arrived, and our selection of their (made in USA) designer sock is better than ever.
FMI: jay.cushing@maine.edu 207-621-3553

Art140ClassInnovation Mashup Exhibition at RRSC Hallway Gallery

Combining UMA's academic theme of INNOVATION and the 50th anniversary. Ten student's from Professor Rainey's fall ART: "Intro to Digital" course created 50 drawings based on 50 innovations over the past 50 years. Students chose innovations in technology, medicine, transportation, communication, social issues, military, art and education. Those 50 drawings were used as the ingredients for the series of digital prints now on display on the first floor of RRSC.
FMI: Robert Rainey robert.rainey@maine.edu

 

Events

REFLECT Artist Talk- Thurs. Oct.23— 1pm

Meet artist Trent Bell creator of “REFLECT Project” now showing at UMA's Danforth Gallery from October 7th to November 7th at the Charles Danforth Gallery. The opening reception and artist talk will be hosted by Dr. Ellen Taylor on October 23th at 12:30pm with artist discussion beginning at 1pm. "Reflect" is an artistic documentation of choices, consequences, and reflection. Photographer Trent Bell's portraits feature Maine State Prison inmates, who had written letters to their younger selves.FMI: Robert Rainey robert.rainey@maine.edu

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Comedy Night - Oct. 23

Join the Alumni Association as we welcome some of Maine’s finest comedians, Tim Hofmann '01, Aharon Hebert, Jordan Handren-Seavey, and Will Green, for an evening of hilarity while supporting a fantastic cause on this Thursday, Oct. 23 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Jewett Hall Auditorium on the Augusta campus. All proceeds benefit the UMA Alumni Scholarship Fund. Tickets at the door are just $5 for current UMA students and current members of the Alumni Association. $10 general admission. You must be 18 to attend. Doors open at 7pm.
FMI: 621-3299 or staci.warren@maine.edu

Pride Film Festival Continues with Tongues Untied

The HHRC continues our 2nd annual Pride Film Festival on Thursday, October 23rd at 7 p.m. with a showing of Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied, the 1989 documentary that won the Los Angeles Film Critics award for Best Documentary. Free and open to the public. The HHRC will provide light snacks and beverages, and donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, contact the HHRC at infohhrc@maine.edu, call 207-621-3531, or visit www.hhrcmaine.org.

Free Ice Skating 

The SGA is funding a free of charge afternoon on the ice. This event will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 3:00-5:00 PM at the Bank of Maine Ice Vault. For those who aren't sure of this location, the address is 203 Whitten Road. All supplies will be provided. Family and friends are welcome. Please bring your student ID's for identification. Hope to see you there!
FMI: Augusta Students – Rose Pelletier 621-3442, RSC 204

Got Clothes?

Do you want to turn over a new leaf? The Workout Clothes Swap might just be your next step! On 10/27 & 28 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. come into the Augusta fitness center locker room to grab a set of clothing to start working out in! If you have clothing to donate, email Jennifer Laney or stop by the fitness center. Sponsored by the Augusta Campus Wellness Committee.
FMI: jennifer.laney@maine.edu 621-3422

UMA-Bangor Food Day Oct. 27

Please join the Nottage Libarary and Student Life for a Lunch and Learn focused on Food Day, a nation-wide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. We will be lunching and viewing a short film by famed author Michael Pollan entitled "Food Miles", followed by a round-table discussion. Where? The event room in Eastport Hall When? 12pm-1pm October 27th
FMI: colleen.coffey@maine.edu 262-7900

Blood Pressure Clinic at UMA Bangor 

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Event Room, Eastport Hall
Open to the UMA Bangor Community! Sponsored by the UMA Bangor Wellness Committee
FMI: Warren Newton, wnewton@maine.edu 262-7817

Join the Discussion! Military Life to Student Life!

November 6th, 12-1:30p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge. Free food & prize drawings for students! Panel includes: Alex Lane, Combat Trauma Therapist; Dr. Phil Watkins, UMA counselor; and Several active military and veteran students. Engage in discussion about the transition from the military to civilian education/life.
FMI: Renee Grant renee.grant@maine.edu 621-3374

 

Employment, Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

UMA Employment Opportunities

Mechanical Specialist HVAC CL2
Director of University College at South Paris & Rumford/Mexico
Academic Librarian: Collections Development and Copyright
Director of University College Instructional Design & Development, Search Extended
Training/Operations Coordinator, Maine CITE
Instructional Designer
Adjunct Instructors

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).

 

News

UMA to rename Water Street building (KJ/MS)

AUGUSTA — The University of Maine at Augusta will hold a dedication ceremony to rename its downtown building, formerly called the Gannett building, to Handley Hall after its former president, Allyson Handley, at noon Monday, Oct. 27.

JakeRoddyPOYBelgrade native earns national golf award (KJ/MS)

AUGUSTA — Jacob Roddy was 8 years old when he first got hooked on golf.
He was playing with his father, Mike, at Belgrade Lake Golf Club when he did something most golfers go an entire lifetime without accomplishing — a hole-in-one.

The UMA Athletic department would like to congratulate Jake Roddy of the UMA golf team for being selected as the USCAA National Golf Student-Athlete of the Year. This award was based off community service, academics, campus involvement and athletics.

Photography exhibit at UMA highlights Maine State Prison convicts; artist talk on Oct. 23 (Sun Journal)

AUGUSTA -- A new exhibit is on display at the Danforth Gallery at UMA from now through Nov. 7, titled “Reflect: convicts' letters to their younger selves.” An opening reception and artist talk will be held at the gallery at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

UC Saco Center Holds Open House Reception

The University College Center at Saco recently held an Open House to celebrate its new location.  The new space has dedicated interactive television and videoconference classroom space with upgraded video conference equipment as well as a student lounge, student collaborating space, upgraded phone and security systems.  The new space will provide a more modern, convenient, and technologically current learning space for its students.  The center also houses the office of Women, Work, and Community and the York County Senior College.  See more images »

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