Spring Summer Gift of KnowledgeGive Yourself the 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. Drawings for a $100 UMA Bookstore gift card will be held at 4:00 PM on April 17th, April 24th and May 1st. A grand drawing for a $500 gift card will be held at 4:00 PM on May 8th.

Register now to be eligible for all four drawings!

Check out our class offerings at: www.uma.edu/courseguide

For Advising & Registration Assistance:

Call: 1-877-862-1234
Monday-Thursday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
or contact your local UMA campus or University College Center

fotflogoUMA will host Maine Legislators for a forum about “Aging in Place” on April 26

The UMA College of Arts and Sciences and the Senior College will present “KeepME Home,” the last forum in a three-part Forum on the Future series about aging in place on Sunday, April 26th at 2:00 PM in Jewett Auditorium.

Maine's increasingly older population is posing challenges for the state of Maine. With the growing need for healthcare for the elderly, the retiring baby-boomer work force, and the desire to age in place, legislators have already begun to prepare.

At the forefront in seeking legislative solutions are Senator Mark Eves (D), Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senator David Burns (R), a member of the bipartisan Aging Caucus.

During the forum, Eves will discuss his legislative initiative, "KeepME Home" which lays out both community-based and legislative approaches to turning the challenges of Maine's aging population into an opportunity. The initiative addresses a wide range of issues including affordable housing, transportation, home repair and broadband Internet, work force and employment, protection form abuse and exploitation, and provider services for the elderly.

Burns will also be present at the forum to give his perspective on the proposed legislation, and voice his own ideas and the source of his interest and concerns for the wellbeing of elder citizens.

Moderating the discussion will be UMA President Glenn Cummings, former Speaker of the House in the Maine House of Representatives, Majority Leader, and Chairman of the state’s Joint Committee of Education and Cultural Affairs.

The forum is free and open to the public. For more information call the UMA Senior College at 621-3551

UMA Jazz (and more) Week: A Musical Celebration of UMA's 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, April 22 through Saturday, April 25, 2015
Jewett Hall Auditorium - All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.

All four nights will be live streamed, find links below!

Jazz Week Spring 2015The Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at the University of Maine at Augusta is proud to celebrate UMA's 50th anniversary with a week of 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. 

Wednesday (4/22) brings a pair of excellent small-group jazz and jazz/rock ensembles, while the highly distinctive Progressive Rock and Video Game Music groups hold forth on Thursday (4/23).  Friday (4/24) brings the annual Sonic UMA!, an evening of contemporary rock, R&B, and experimental directions.  Saturday night (4/25) in particular will be a celebration of UMA's 50th anniversary with performances by the outstanding professional group of graduating seniors Sassquatch and the always superb Jazz On Tour ensemble.   

The full calendar of Jazz (and more) Week events includes the following performances (all events are held in Jewett Hall Auditorium):   

  • Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 pm:
    • Jazz and Rock Ensemble - Gary Clancy, Dir.
    • Jazz Ensemble - Pamela Jenkins, Dir.

  • Thursday, April 23, 7:00 pm:    
    • Video Game Ensemble - Dan C. Gilbert, Dir.
    • Progressive Rock Ensemble - Scott Hughes, Dir. 
  • Friday, April 24, 7:00 pm:    
    • Sonic UMA!
    • Contemporary Sounds - Sean Morin, Dir.   
    • Sonic Explorations - Richard Nelson, Dir.

  • Saturday, April 25, 7:00 pm:           
    • Sassquatch (R&B/Rock/Jazz Fusion) - Jared Wilkinson, Dir.
    • Jazz on Tour - Steve Grover, Dir.

Admission to all UMA Jazz (and more) Week concerts is free.  No tickets or reservations are required.  All concerts are held in Jewett Hall Auditorium.  For further information please call (207) 621-3286.

Live Stream Links

Night One: http://panopto.uma.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=ef639ae0-c403-4c26-954f-b3f8ce94ad8c

Night Two: http://panopto.uma.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=04db5b52-e3cf-483d-bc57-bd1603455ca5

Night Three: http://panopto.uma.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=5490e237-a115-4e21-be1f-a898efaf6876

Night Four: http://panopto.uma.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=792586fa-8cec-487a-83fe-2258cb15eb48


2015StudSMALSquare2015 UMA Juried Student Art Exhibition

April 13 - May 1st
Reception held Sunday, April 26 3:00pm – 5:00pm

The UMA Charles Danforth Gallery is currently displaying the juried artwork of students from the UMA Art Arogram at the Annual  Juried Student Art Show until May 1st. There will be a reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, April 26th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

The work of each artist, which includes photography, printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, electronic arts, graphic novel, and other mixed media, was completed by students to fulfill class assignments throughout the past year.

After careful consideration both in terms of technical execution and the ideas presented through the work, Honorary Jurors, Deborah Fahy and Matt LeClair selected final pieces to reflect a broad range of media and topics while showcasing students at all stages in their academic development. They focused on work that was carefully crafted, thoughtfully developed and designed, and pieces that provoked a dialogue.


Selected students are as follows:

Elizabeth Archer of Jefferson, ME
Morgan Birtwell of Wayne, ME
Brenda Bolduc of Winslow, ME
Nicholas Bourque of Augusta, ME
Sarah Brunelle of Augusta, ME
Arielle Cousens of Augusta, ME
Judith DeMilo Brown of Belgrade, ME
Elise Faris of Richmond, ME
Eric Forrest of Augusta, ME
Steve Grondin of Etna, ME
Aylah Ireland of Bangor, ME
Karen Kelly-Philbrick of Belgrade, ME
Erica Kilde of Gardiner, ME
Jessica Koscinski of Leeds, ME
Holden Laplante of Augusta, ME
Michael Levey of Winthrop, ME
Kirsten MacDonald of Oakland, ME
Heather Marlow of Belfast, ME
Margaret Merrill of Bowdoinham, ME
Doreen Morgan of Augusta, ME
Jason Morgan of Readfield, ME
Melissa Oprendek of Waterville, ME
Megan Orr of Albion, ME
Clinton Pettengill of Winthrop, ME
Rachel Sloat of Boothbay, ME
Jessica Smith of Brunswick, ME
Emily Smithson of China, ME
Benjamin Stoodley of Augusta, ME
Isabella Ucci of Pittston, ME
Olivia Vanner of Washington, ME
Danielle Wadsworth  Lewiston, ME
Helen Wright  Gardiner, ME


The Art Program at UMA offers a bachelors degree in studio art with concentrations in drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, electronic arts, and photography.

The Danforth Gallery is located in Jewett Hall on the UMA campus, it is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5pm, and on Fridays from 9am to 3pm.

The reception and exhibit are both free and open to the public for more information visit, the Danforth Gallery Website: http://artsuma.com, the Danforth Gallery Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ or  contact Assistant Professor Robert Rainey, Director of the Danforth Gallery at robert.rainey@maine.edu.


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.  During the following times, we will have a videographer taping what you want to say. The brief clips will be shown at commencement.

  • Thursday, April 16
    • Rockland Center 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Brunswick Center 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

  • Tuesday, April 21
    • Bangor Campus 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Gazebo by Eastport Hall (if rain, in Eastport Hall)

  • Tuesday April 28
    • Augusta Campus  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM On the Green (if rain, inside Randall Center)

  • Wednesday, April 29
    • Augusta Campus  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM On the Green (if rain, inside Randall Center)


Any questions, contact Bob Stein at rstein@maine.edu.