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2014/15 Open House & Admission Events

FullColorAugustaThe University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) is pleased to announce exciting Fall and Spring Open House and Admissions events!

We invite prospective students and their families to join us for our program specific Open Houses, a series of events tailored to your academic interests. These events are free and attendees will have their application fee waived, a savings of $40. There is no obligation to apply.

We look forward to meeting you, and showing you why UMA is a great choice for your education journey.

Please browse the tabs below to learn more about our events.


5th Annual UMA English Conference

UMA's Fifth Annual English Conference

Friday April 17th
9:00am - 5:00pm
Randall Student Center


Welcome and Introductions

Randall 248
9:15 to-9:30am
Remarks from UMA President Glenn Cummings and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Greg Fahy

Panel 1: Popular Culture

Randall 248
9:30 – 10:30am
Erika King. “Girls on Fire?”
Demetre Kopteros: “Mouseculinity: From Disney’s Prince D-Evolution to Princess Revolution”
Megan Orr: “Psychoanalysis and ‘The Breakfast Club’”

Panel 2: Archetypes, Myths and Heroes

Randall 248
10:45-to 11:45am
Kenny Hanscom. “Myth of the Hero”
Jake Allen. “Who’s Afraid of Astrology?”
Trish Swain. “The Godliness of Bloodshed”

Lunch 11:45 to 1:00pm (Optional Admissions Information Session)

Panel 3: Shakespeare

Randall 248
1:00 to-2:00pm
Charlotte MacDonald. “The Love of a Friend: The Relationship of Antonio and Sebastian in Twelfth Night”
Bonnie Davis. “Structural Analysis: King Lear and Earl of Gloucester in King Lear”
Rebecca Bradstreet. "The Final Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Christina Williams. “Structural Analysis of the Similarities and Differences between Olivia and Viola”

Panel 4 & 5 (Choose one)

2:15-to 3:15

Panel 4 Girls on Fire: Critical and Creative Explorations of YA Dystopia

Randall 248
Darcy Casey. "Old"
Jessa Edney. "The Questioning Games: Unpacking the Unacknowledged Sexualities of Katniss Everdeen"
Rachel Sherifi. "Reflections on Reading Y/A Dystopia--A Comparative Analysis on First World Privilege"

Panel 5: Creative Writing

Randall 250
Dray Emerson. “For Our Fathers”
Rebecca Bradstreet. "Huddled Masses"
Melissa Marez. “Baby Love”

Panel 6 & 7 (choose one)

3:30 to 4:30pm

Panel 6 Gender and Literature

Randall 248
Jeri Keene. “The Wordsworth Siblings:  The Sister in Shadow”
Megan Smith. "(un)Naming Patriarchy" 
Jessica Bishop. “Gender Identity: The Privilege and Ability to Move Around in the Public Sphere”
Kelly Young. “Fatal Interview LII: Speaker, Sanity, and the Desperation of Desire”

Panel 7: Workshop with poet Tony Hoagland

Randall 218
"Waking up the Verbal Imagination and the Discriminating Intelligence"
Creative language use, our greatest technology, is a collaboration between many different areas of the brain, including the associative and the analytical. We will explore how these distinct skillsets can be cultivated in the classroom, and how they inevitably combine. Please read the below before attending the workshop: “Twenty Little Poems That Could Save America”
*Note: Runs from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. You must pre-register to attend this workshop. Contact Jill Rubinson ( for details.

Register Here!

Transfer Day

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 10:00am - 1:00pm in the Richard Randall Student center.  The information session will help prospective students learn more about transfering to UMA which includes the opportunity to find out how previously earned credits and professional experience will count toward drgrees offered at UMA.

Prospective students will also get the chance to talk with representatives from UMA's Enrollment and Advising offices, Student Financial Services, Student Life, and Athletics, as well as have the opportunity to tour the campus.

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FMI: Kathy Trask at 621-3140 or

Participants will be entered to win a 50 for $500 scholarship (click here to review criteria)



  • 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.

Aviation Open Hangar Event

Friday, April 10, 2015
11:00am - 1:00pm
at Maine Instrument Flight


  • Welcome
  • Remarks by Maine Instrument Flight
  • Remarks by UMA Admissions Department 
  • Lunch and Resource Fair
    • UMA Admissions
    • UMA Student Financials and Financial Aid
    • Dr. Mark Rolfe will be available to answer questions about FAA Medical Certificate Requirements 
    • Maine Air National Guard MAINEiacs
  • Augusta and Brunswick Campus tour group depart


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We do not currently have any Open House or Admissions Events scheduled.  If you would like to speak to an admissions counselor or tour the campus please contact the UMA Bangor Admissions office at: 262-7800 option 3 or