UMA Transfer Day

April 24th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Richard Randall Student Center

UMA is hosting a Transfer Day on April 24th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Richard Randall Student Center.  The information session will help prospective students learn more about transferring to UMA which includes the opportunity to find out how previously earned credits and professional experience will count toward degrees offered at UMA.

Prospective students will also get the chance to talk with representatives from UMA's Cornerstone Program, Student Financial Services, Student Life, and Athletics. A tour of the campus is an added bonus.

Those who wish to attend are asked to register or contact Kathy Trask at 621-3140 or

For more information about transferring to UMA visit:



  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM:  Welcome & Refreshments in the Fireplace Lounge (2nd floor of RSC)
    • Sheri Fraser, Dean of Enrollment Services
    • Kathy Trask, Associate Director of Enrollment & Admissions
    • Sherry McCollett, Director of Student Financials
    • Dori Feldman, Cornerstone (TRIO)
    • Rose Pelletier, Student Life
    • Jennifer Laney, Student Athletics

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM:  Transcript Evaluation and Tours (RSC Room 208)
    • Tentative Transcript Evaluations and Advising* - Students should bring transcripts and have a knowledge of which program they are considering at UMA.
    • Campus Tour Led by Admissions Ambassadors*

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch in Moose Tracks Café (complimentary if you submit an evaluation)

*Registration is necessary for each of these areas.  Please register on-line at or contact Kathy Trask at 621-3140 or to register.

UMA Will Honor Former Faculty Member, Terry Plunkett with Annual Poetry Festival. Tony Hoagland will be Keynote Poet

Friday Evening, April 17th | Jewett Hall Auditorium | 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 18th | RRSC, Fireplace Lounge | 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Terry Plunkett QuiltUMA will hold the 13th Annual Terry Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival on Friday evening April 17th and all day Saturday the 18th. This year’s keynote will be nationally renowned poet, Tony Hoagland.

The Terry Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival, held in April each year to honor the memory of Terry Plunkett, a former English professor at UMA, encompasses diverse Maine voices: young and old, emerging writers and those who are well published. Because Plunkett worked to make poetry accessible to all, the festival is always free and open to the public.

This year’s featured poet, Tony Hoagland will highlight the Friday evening program with a reading. Hoagland, the author of several award-winning books of poetry also holds an array of other national honors, awards and fellowships.

Other festival activities include a panel discussion about innovation and poetry, readings by local poets as well as readings from high school and university student poetry contests winners, and an open mic. See the detailed 2015 program »

This year the poetry festival will be held in conjunction with the annual UMA Undergraduate English Conference, an all-day event that will take place on Friday April 17th prior to the poetry festival. The conference features an exciting variety of writing and scholarship created by UMA students working in literary studies and cultural criticism.

The Terry Plunkett Poetry Festival was established in 2002 to honor the accomplishments of Terry Plunkett, an outstanding poet, fiction writer, as well as a teacher, editor and mentor at UMA. Plunkett was co-editor of Kennebec: A Portfolio of Maine Writing, an annual magazine published by the university from 1977-1992 and distributed free throughout the state. Many Maine writers first saw their work in print in Kennebec, thanks to Plunkett’s encouragement and guidance.

He also helped organize and direct the Maine Poets Festival, a hugely popular celebration of poets and poetry, which ran from 1976-1983 at UMA, the College of the Atlantic, and the Maine College of Art.

To find out more about the Terry Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival, including the detailed 2015 program visit:

Kathy-GrantDental Heath Faculty Member, Kathy Grant to Publish Research in August 2015 Journal of Dental Hygiene

Kathy Grant, RDH, faculty member and former student of the Dental Hygiene Program will have a journal article published in August 2015 in the Journal of Dental Hygiene.

This original research entitled, A Pilot Study: Evaluating Utility Gloves as a Potential Reservoir for Pathogenic Bacteria, sought to determine the rate and degree to which select pathogenic bacteria occurred on the inside of utility gloves. Although the small study size and study design limit results, this study raises questions about the effectiveness and safety of generally accepted sterilization standards for the governmentally mandated use of utility gloves.

Child in face paintChildren’s Dental Health Fair

UMA- Bangor is hosting a Children’s Dental Health Fair to celebrate 50 years for the University of Maine at Augusta & 45 years for the Dental Health Programs. Entertainment, Games, Characters, Face Painting & Healthy Snacks will be available for a fun-filled evening for the family!

This event will be held on Tuesday April 28 from 3:30 to 5:30pm at the UMA-Bangor Dental Hygiene Clinic on 201 Texas Avenue, Bangor.

For more information call 262-7870.

KVCCUMA Receives KVCC Special Service Award

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce awarded UMA a Special Service award at their annual ceremony on Jan. 23 at the Augusta Civic Center.  The embedded video was played as UMA received its award. 



This video was created by Fieldstone Media, curtsy of Kennebec Vally Chamber of Commerce (KVCC).