UMA Student Newsletter  |  December , 2014


Maine CDC Warns of Spread of Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

The Maine Centers for Disease Control recently reported an outbreak of pertussis in several Maine regions. UMA students and staff are reminded to take precautions to prevent the spread of pertussis, as well as other infectious illnesses:
    Wash hands frequently
    Cough into your sleeve or tissue
    Remain home if you are feeling ill or exhibiting flu-like symptoms
    Get vaccinated
FMI on this infectious disease follow this link ( http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/vaccine/pertussis.shtml )
Stay healthy!

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Register for Spring 2015 to be Eligible for Both Drawings.

Register for your Spring 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 Spring 2015 at the time of each drawing.  There will be 3 weekly drawings in December (Fridays at 4 PM) for a $100 UMA Bookstore gift card and then a grand prize drawing for a $500 gift card at 4:00 PM on December 23rd, the day after finals end. Register now to be eligible for all 4 drawings! Check out our class offerings at:  www.uma.edu/courseguide
FMI and for Advising & Registration Assistance: 1-877-862-1234



Don Roy Ensemble Will Perform at UMA

Jewett Auditorium - Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2PM
The “Concerts at Jewett” Series sponsored by University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Sciences and UMA Senior College will feature the Don Roy Ensemble on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2PM at UMA Jewett Auditorium.  (Snow date: January 25th).  The Ensemble includes Don and Cindy Roy, with Jay Young and Larry Burkett.
FMI: http://www.uma.edu/don-roy-ensemble-to-perform-at-uma-jan-11.html

Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning in Boston!

Thursday, March 12th
Bus departs UMA-Bangor at Noon, UMA-Augusta at 1.  The game starts at 7pm.  Bus departs Boston after the game. This opportunity is for students taking at least one UMA course at the UMA Augusta or Bangor campuses in the spring semester. Student cost is $50.  Sign-ups start on 1/19.  Guest cost is $150 - sign-ups start on 1/26.
REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN IF YOUR SPOT IS FILLED BY SOMEONE ELSE. Brought to you by Augusta & Bangor SGAs and Student Life
FMI: Renee Grant renee.grant@maine.edu 621-3374

Alternative Spring Break - Habitat for Humanity

Depart Sunday, March 29 and return Saturday, April 4, 2015.
Sign ups are ongoing for UMA's 13th Habitat for Humanity trip. $100 deposit required to hold your spot, total cost is $225. You'll spend one day in Washington DC, too! Cost includes accommodations, transportation, and meals.
Augusta Students - Sign up in RSC 204
Bangor Students - Sign up with Warren Newton
Students at other Sites & Centers - contact renee.grant@maine.edu, 621-3374

Washington DC Trip - Spring 2015

May 11 - May 15, 2015
Sign-up for students starts January 26 - $250 per student. Sign-up for guests starts February 9 - $400 per guest.
***Costs include bus & hotel***
The DC Trip is sponsored by Student Life, Bangor SGA, DE SGA, and Augusta SGA.
FMI: Warren Newton wnewton@maine.edu 262-7817


Employment Opportunities

UMA Employment Opportunities

Administrative Specialist CL1, Saco
Anticipated Faculty: Accounting, Biology, Education, Justice Studies, Mental Health & Human Services
Mechanical Specialist HVAC CL2
Dir. of UC at S. Paris & Rumford/Mexico
Academic Librarian: Collection Development & Copyright
Dir. of UC Instructional Design & Development
Adjunct Instructors: 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

NAbbottNikki Abbott [‘88, BA Social Science]
As a junior in high school, Nikki Abbott heard about a college opening in Augusta and remembered it as an opportunity waiting to be taken. Returning to school at 35, Abbott quickly learned how much of a balancing act higher education is: “At any college, education just makes people aware of what there is out there in the world and that they aren’t isolated,” she says. Overcoming that isolation has driven Abbott to support students on a variety of campuses in the UMaine System, including UMA’s Lewiston/Auburn campus, where she completed her bachelors and coordinated student services for twelve years, and University College’s South Paris Outreach Center, which she directed for ten years. Now dividing her time between UC’s South Paris and Mexico/Rumford centers, Abbott continues to guide nontraditional students like herself to greater success in “not only their studies but life as well.” And she hasn’t forgotten where she began: “For me, it’s seeing that opportunity as a young kid... just planting that seed and knowing that it’s planted a seed in other people’s minds.”

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



Moose Blow Past Owls (UMA Athletics)

AUGUSTA, ME— The Lady Moose took on USCAA opponent University of Maine at Presque Isle Owls on Monday night at the Augusta Civic Center.  UMA took an early lead with an 8-0 run to start the game and never looked back.  The Moose kept the lead the entire game with strong outside shooting and textbook ball movement.

Moose Power Past EMCC (UMA Athleics)

AUGUSTA, ME— The Moose matched up with Eastern Maine Community College for a YSCC Conference game on Thursday night at the Augusta Civic Center.  This was their fifth game in six days but you wouldn’t have been able to tell.  The Moose were a tough and formidable opponent against Eastern Maine.  The first half was a constant back and forth with many lead changes resulting in a 34-34 halftime score.  Both teams were scoring from the perimeter and allowed that to open up their game on the inside.

Lady Moose Win in Dominant Fashion (UMA Athletics)

AUGUSTA, ME—The Lady Moose took down the Golden Eagles of Eastern Maine Community College 67-48 at the Augusta Civic Center on Thursday night in YSCC conference play.   “A combined team effort was key in winning this game from start to finish,” proclaimed Coach Laney on another big conference win.  “Each and every player capitalized on their strengths and we played team basketball.”

Moose Run By Clippers (UMA Athletics)

MACHIAS, ME— The Lady Moose traveled to the University of Maine at Machias to take on the Clippers in their last matchup of the semester.  The Moose were down two starters for the game but they all pulled together and worked as a cohesive unit to battle in conference action.


Picture of the Week

During a College For Me Androscoggin luncheon recently, UMA student Michael Roy, a C4ME-A scholarship recipient, spoke about returning to school and balancing school life with home life. This photo was provided by College for ME-Androscoggin. Roy is pictured here with Joan Macri, Associate Director of C4ME-A.

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