MFS15 200x200UMA named on 2015 Military Friendly® Schools List

The University of Maine at Augusta today announced that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School for the 5th year in a row.

The Military Friendly Schools list is compiled from a survey conducted by Victoria Media. Listed schools are in the top 15 percent of colleges that are doing the most to embrace military students, and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

The survey methodology uses data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities at colleges that are approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The survey captures leading practices in supporting military students including support on campus, percent of military students, flexibility for military students, veteran graduation rates, student tuition assistance, employment rates, and military spouse policies.

The schools are listed on the G.I. Jobs website which provides education and employment tools and resources to veterans.

UMA has been rated for its excellence in military services in the Military Friendly Lists since 2011. Similarly, UMA has been recognized by Military Times in the 2013 and 2014 Best for Vets Colleges lists, and by U.S. News and World Reports in the 2014 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.

For more information about UMA’s services for veterans and military personnel, visit:

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Sunday, October 19th at 2:00 PM

Jewett Hall Auditorium

The Concerts at Jewett Series sponsored by UMA College of Arts and Sciences and UMA Senior College will feature Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee of the folk duo Castlebay in Bygone Ballads of Maine on Sunday, October 19th at 2:00 PM at Jewett Hall Auditorium.

Julia Lane on Celtic harp and Fred Gosbee on 12-string guitar, fiddle and woodwinds will treat the audience to music collected across the state from coastal seafaring communities to woodland logging camps. 

Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for students, and 12 & under are free.  Tickets are available at Pat’s Pizza in Augusta, Apple Valley Books in Winthrop, and at the door.  Call 621-3551, or email for mail order tickets.  

For more information visit:

BArchInfoDayPosterB.Arch Info Day

The next B.Arch Info Day will be November 8, 2014

Meet in the Richmond Gallery, 331 Water St., Augusta, ME

UMA is proud to share our new 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree, which started fall 2013 - and WE WANT TO SHOW IT TO YOU! Built on our 25-year history of providing excellent architectural education, our program is the first and only professional architecture degree in the State of Maine.

We want YOU and your family to tour our facilities, learn about our program, and meet with faculty and students.

Please come visit the Gannett Building and see first-hand what UMA/ARC is about.  In addition to informative Question + Answer sessions, we will be holding a free Portfolio How To Workshop - giving you design and technique insight to visually demonstrate the best YOU possible.

Click here to register!

WomensTestimonyExploring Women's Testimony Conference  
October 8 -10  
Michael Klahr Center and Colby College

Free and open to the public!

This conference will examine gendered issues in relation to human rights abuses while exploring the works of memory and survival through women’s testimony. Guest presenters will share their unique perspective on those issues and analyze a variety of narratives through the lens of contemporary literature, art, film, and new media. Scholars, artists and social activists will initiate conversation about Afghanistan, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, Egypt, England, France, Rwanda, Uganda and the United States. Sponsored by Colby College, the University of Maine at Augusta, and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.

See below for highlights of this international symposium, all open to the general public.  For full details, View the full Conference Brochure Here: FallConferencefinal


Wednesday, Oct. 8 – Michael Klahr Center, University of Maine at Augusta

7:00–8:30 pm – Public presentation & screening of Were the House Still Standing


Thursday, Oct. 9 – Michael Klahr Center, University of Maine at Augusta

9:00–10:15 am – Women’s Voices in Were the House Still Standing
10:30–11:45 am – Holocaust Testimonies: Screening the Pain & Digital Circulation
1:00–2:15 pm – Seeing and Staging the Shoah
2:30–4:10 pm – Art and Representation of Women’s Trauma
7:15–8:30 pm – A special reading of the award-winning play Deported/A Dream Story


Friday, Oct. 9 – Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center, Colby College

9:00–10:40 am – Facing War and Revolution
10:50 am – 12:30 pm – Voices from Rwanda and Uganda
2:00–3:40 pm – The United-States: New Perspectives on Women’s Lost Voices and Stories


Register Now!

Download and print the registration form here: Women’s Testimony registration

Register online > 

UMA Employees

50 Years 50 Portraits: UMA Faces Collaborative Portrait Project

As part of UMA's 50 Anniversary, the UMA Alumni Association is working with the Art Program on the UMA Faces Collaborative Portraits Project. 

Throughout the 2014 Fall semester, UMA Alumni can be nominated to be showcased as part of the project.  Participants will be photographed, interviewed and filmed.  Groups and organizations can be nominated for a group shot, for example the UMA Alumni nurses of Maine General Health or the UMA Alumni employees of UMA (Example image to the right, UMA Employees), or you can nominate a single individual, including yourself!  Five of the 50 portraits will be re-created into a Collaborative Portrait with the help of the UMA Community through a series of workshops.  All the portraits will be displayed together in a special UMA gallery installation this winter.

Nomination Form »

UMA Faces Collaborative Portrait Workshops

Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff, and the Community All Welcome!

What is a Collaborative Portrait?

Have you seen the gigantic, gridded portraits in the Randall Student Center or the Danforth Gallery? Those are collaborative portraits designed by Adjunct Faculty Susan Bickford. (Example image can be seen to the left, organic farmers from Goranson Farm)

This fall, on the advent of the fiftieth anniversary of UMA, Professor Bickford will lead alumni, employees, students, and community members in making five portraits to celebrate our alumni. Each four by four foot image will be divided into thirty-six eight inch squares produced in the different styles of the participating artists.

For this project, all you need is a willingness to participate, and Professor Bickford will teach you the rest. All materials are provided. All levels are welcome.  Have fun making art in a community and connecting to UMA's history in a new and meaningful way!

Sign up for one of the following workshops by emailing UMA Faces Liaison Michelle Lisi:

Workshop Schedule

  • Wednesday September 17, 9:00 - 11:30.
  • Thursday October 23, 12:00 - 2:00.
  • Saturday October 25, 1:00 - 4:00.
  • Thursday October 30, 12:00 - 2:00.
  • Thursday November 13, 12:00 - 2:00.
  • Thursday November 20, 12:00 - 2:00