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Homecoming 2021

October 15

Join UMaine alumni and friends for a weekend of fun and excitement. Register before October 11 to receive a free Homecoming hat.

11.30 a.m. University of Maine Foundation Annual Luncheon. 
Join the University of Maine Foundation at their annual luncheon. By invitation only.
Location: Wells Conference Center
Contact: Monique Hashey — monique@maine.edu

Noon: Homecoming Registration
Register for Homecoming at Buchanan Alumni House between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct.15. Registration will also be open on Saturday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Location: Buchanan Alumni House
Contact: Aysha Vear — aysha.vear@maine.edu

1 p.m. Open House: The Honors Genomics Research Collaborative Laboratory
Join us for a tour of our new collaborative teaching lab and hear from faculty and student researchers about their cutting-edge work. Created with the generous support from the NIH, campus partners and private donors, this space provides extraordinary opportunities for mentored undergraduate research and laboratory training.
Location: Hitchner Hall, Rooms 263–264
Contact: Ellen Weinauer — ellen.weinauer@maine.edu

1.15 p.m. Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center — Sidewalk Tour
The E. James and Eileen P. Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center (FEEDC) is a multi-use academic and laboratory building destined to become the heart of undergraduate engineering education at the University of Maine. This three-story, 107,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will help meet Maine’s engineering workforce needs and address increased enrollment demands for UMaine’s engineering programs.
Location: Meet on the sidewalk next to Bennett Hall and across the street from the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center
Contact: Christopher Karlen — christopher.karlen@maine.edu
Register: our.umaine.edu/engtour

1.50 p.m. Advanced Manufacturing Center Tour
The Advanced Manufacturing Center is an engineering support and service center that is dedicated to promoting economic development in Maine, and supporting the research programs at the University of Maine. The AMC is also readily accessible to businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers throughout Maine and North America.
Location: Advanced Manufacturing Center
Contact: Christopher Karlen — christopher.karlen@maine.edu
Register: our.umaine.edu/engtour

2 p.m. Honors College Meet and Greet
Stop by Charlie’s Terrace to greet old friends, have some refreshments and meet the new Honors College dean.
Location: Charlie’s Terrace (outside of Colvin Hall)
Contact: Ellen Weinauer — ellen.weinauer@maine.edu

2.15 p.m. Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies Tour
The Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies (FIRST) has an impressive array of instrumentation to synthesize and investigate materials properties at the atomic scale and up to macroscopic dimensions, as well as to fabricate and test a variety of micro/nano electronic devices and micro/nano systems.
Location: First floor lobby of the Engineering and Science Research Building which is attached to the south side of Barrows Hall
Contact: Christopher Karlen — christopher.karlen@maine.edu
Register: our.umaine.edu/engtour

2.50 p.m. Process Development Center Tour
The Process Development Center (PDC) offers a broad range of technical services and resources for our clients, both in traditional pulp and paper and in emerging process technologies and materials science. The PDC’s unique research capabilities and full scale pilot facility make it the natural choice for businesses and agencies that are seeking innovation and flexibility.
Location: First floor lobby of Jenness Hall
Contact: Christopher Karlen — christopher.karlen@maine.edu
Register: our.umaine.edu/engtour

3 p.m. Meet the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development
Come meet new dean of the College of Education and Human Development Penny Bishop. Dr. Bishop joined the University of Maine in July 2021 from the University of Vermont, where she had been a faculty member in the College of Education and Social Services since 1998, including six years as associate dean. Her research focuses on the provision of responsive learning environments for young adolescents, and she specializes in middle-level teacher education. She co-directs the Middle Grades Institute, providing annual professional development to 200 educators.
Location: Buchanan Alumni House
Contact: Casey Kelly — coehd@maine.edu
Register: umaine.edu/edhd/homecoming-2021-coming-home/

3.45 p.m. Advanced Structures and Composites Center Tour
The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center is a world-leading, interdisciplinary center for research, education, and economic development encompassing material sciences, manufacturing, and the engineering of composites and structures. The Center is housed in a 100,000 ft2 ISO 17025-accredited testing laboratory with more than 260 full and part-time personnel. The registration deadline is Oct. 8.
Location: Advanced Structures and Composites Center
Contact: Christopher Karlen — christopher.karlen@maine.edu
Register: our.umaine.edu/engtour

6 p.m. All Maine Women Homecoming Reception
The All Maine Women Class of 2022 is looking forward to welcoming our alumni back to the University of Maine this Homecoming weekend. We will be hosting our Alumni Homecoming Reception on Friday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. in the McIntire Room of Buchanan Alumni House. There will be light refreshments and plenty of opportunities to catch up and network with the current class. RSVP here or by email to meagan.dube@maine.edu by Wednesday, Oct. 13. We hope to see you there.
Location: McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House
Contact: Dominique DiSpirito — dominique.dispirito@maine.edu
Register: bit.ly/AMWHOMECOMING21

7.30 p.mAnon(ymous)
Join the the School of Performing Arts Division of Theatre/Dance at the Cyrus Pavilion Theatre for a performance. Click here to buy tickets.
Location: Cyrus Pavilion Theatre
Contact: Brian Jansen — brian.jansen@maine.edu

For additional Homecoming details and to register for events, visit the Homecoming 2021 website.

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Date:
October 15
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University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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