Downtown Augusta Building to be Renamed “Handley Hall” after Former UMA President

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, on Monday, October 27th at 12:00pm.

Handley, who recently left UMA to take a position at National University in San Diego, will be honored at the event for her extraordinary accomplishments in her six and a half years of service as president, including establishing the downtown Augusta presence for the university. 

Located at 331 Water St., the building houses offices and classroom studios for UMA’s Architecture and Art Programs, the offices of Women, Work, and Community, and one of the university’s art galleries.

Handley will be in attendance, along with UMA’s current president, Glenn Cummings, Augusta City Mayor, Bill Bridgeo, Dick McGoldrick, who donated the building to UMA in 2010, UMA Board of Visitors Chair Janet Parkhurst, and many other members of the UMA community.

During the ceremony a plaque will be presented to Handley and a new sign will be unveiled for the building. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

forumForum on Home Adaptation for “Aging in Place”
2:00 to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 26
Jewett Hall Auditorium

UMA Senior College and the UMA College of Arts and Sciences is hosting its next Forum on the Future, Home Adaptation for “Aging in Place,” part of a series on Aging in Place, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 26, at UMA’s Jewett Hall Auditorium.

The panelists include, Jill Johanning, a Maine licensed architect who specializes in accessible universal design, Dave Brown, Community Liaison for Bridges Home Care and Eric Danielson, owner and director of Sentegration, a local company that provides assistive technology for seniors. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience following the presentation.

UMA Senior College forums are free and open to the public.   For more information about this and any other Senior College programs, please contact them at 621-3551 or at UMASC@maine.edu.

More program specific wish list events can be found on the UMA Events Calendar.

 

Spring 2015 Nursing wish list eventNursing Wish List Event

October 21st, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  
Jewett Hall, room 291  
Free lunch!  
RSVP: Bonnie Linder 621-3297 bonnie.linder@maine.edu

Prepare for spring registration! Be ready to register on November 3rd. Meet with nursing faculty and get help with advising! 



Spring 2015 Cornerstone wish list eventCornerstone Wish List Event

October 22nd 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Randall Student Center, 253
Free pizza!
RSVP: Tony Staffiere 621-3501 anthony.staffiere@maine.edu

Cornerstone and advising staff will be on hand to review your degree progress and help you select Spring 2015 classes.



Spring 2015 Education wish list event

Education Wish List Event

October 23rd, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Randall Student Center 253
Free lunch! 
RSVP: Cindy Dean, 621-3192 cynthia.dean@maine.edu

Education faculty and advising staff will be on hand to review your degree progress and help you select classes for spring 2015. Having your wish list created early means quick and easy registration on November 3rd.



Music wish list event spring 2015 student copyMusic Wish List Event

October 28th 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 122
RSVP: Sign up sheet located in the music building

Prepare for spring registration! Be ready to register on November 3rd. Meet with music faculty and get help with advising. Sign up now to secure your spot and lunch! 



Spring 2015 English Liberal Studies wish list eventEnglish, Liberal Studies & Interdisciplinary Studies Wish List Event

October 30th 9 am - 11 am
Randall computer lab
Free lunch! 
RSVP: Lisa Botshon, 621-3473 botshon@maine.edu

Program faculty advisors and advising staff will be on hand to review your degree progress and help you select classes for spring 2015. Be ready to register on Nov. 3rd!

 

tims posterComedy Night at UMA 
October 23 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at UMA's Jewett Hall Auditorium.

Join some of Maine’s finest comedians—Tim Hofmann, Aharon Hebert, Jordan Handren-Seavey, and Will Green—will be performing at UMA for an evening of hilarity while supporting a fantastic cause on Thursday, October 23 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at UMA's Jewett Hall Auditorium. The stand-up comics are the headlining performers for the UMA Alumni Association’s Fundraiser Comedy Night. All proceeds benefit the UMAAA scholarship fund for future UMA students.

Portland Maine based comic, and UMA Alumni (Class of 2001), Tim Hofmann has been described as one of the most fun, bizarre and original acts on the Maine comedy circuit. Blisteringly fast, explicit, over-the-top rants packed with punchlines are Hofmann’s trademark. A veteran of hundreds of open mics and bar shows around the country, Hofmann has been developing his stand-up act on stages in NYC, Boston & Portland since 2004. In addition to recent appearances on local television, Hofmann is the producer of Laugh Shack, a consistently packed underground comedy club in Portland.

Joining Tim will be Portland Comedy Co-op members Aharon Hebert, Jordan Handren-Seavey, and Will Green. The Portland Comedy Co-op is a group of comics committed to bringing the best comedy possible to Portland and beyond. The Co-op proudly features a contrasting collection of material and deliveries among its members. Handren-Seavey, a regular at the Comedy Studio in Boston, applies an analytical approach to comedy to mine humor from everyday life in a dynamic manner. Aharon Hebert began his comedy career in the New York and Boston improv scenes and has since brought his one of a kind style back to his home state. Will Green shares stories of his rural upbringing, 10 years of teaching, and a slew of failures along the way. Using his signature style and relatable personality, Will can twist any story into something hilarious. Producing shows all around Maine with some of the best comics in New England, a Portland Comedy Co-op show is a guaranteed good time.

General admission tickets for Comedy Night featuring Hofmann and the other comics are $10 per person, and all show attendees must be at least 18 years of age. Tickets can be pre-purchased online at www.uma.edu/alumnievents.html or at the door on October 23 starting at 7:00 p.m.

The UMA Alumni Association serves as a link between current and future alumni by engaging alumni in planning of and participating in events. The Association promotes university excellence by providing career networking opportunities, encouraging campus involvement, and supporting community outreach.

For More Information, Contact:                                              

Emily J. Johnson
UMAAA Board of Directors Member
University of Maine at Augusta
(207)446.7163
e.justinejohnson@gmail.com

Convicts' Letters Photography Exhibition at UMA 
October 7th - November 7th

TrentBellImageREFLECT: convicts' letters to their younger selves” is showing at UMA's Danforth Gallery from October 7th to November 7th at the Charles Danforth Gallery. An opening reception and artist talk will be held October 23th at 12:30pm.

"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.

Bell is known for his architectural photography. He conceived of a photo project that would merge large-scale portraits of inmate in the Maine prison system, with hand written letter the convicts composed as though writing to their younger selves. This project came about because in 2013, Bell was shocked to hear that a friend – an educated professional, a husband, and a father of four children – had been sentenced to thirty-six years in prison.

“Our bad choices can contain untold loss, remorse, and regret,” says Bell, “but the positive value of these bad choices might be immeasurable if we can face them, admit to them, learn from them and find the strength to share.”

There is video documentation by filmmaker Joe Cater and additional prison guard portraits by Corey Desrochers.

The Danforth Gallery is located in Jewett Hall on the Augusta campus of the University of Maine at Augusta. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. For more information visit: http://artsuma.com/

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