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October 2020

Maine Compost School (Highmoor Farm, Monmouth)

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 23, 2020

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
$575

Maine Compost School is the longest-running Compost School in the United States. The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators. This course takes place over one week starting Monday, Oct 19 and ending Friday, Oct 23.

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2020 Leeke-Shaw Lecture on International Affairs (online)

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

At Easter time in 1949, Margaret Chase Smith gave a radio speech over the Mutual Broadcasting System expressing regret “that so few women have been chosen to participate in the United Nations.” In the aftermath of two World Wars, Senator Smith went on to assert that: “Wars are man-made. Peace could be partially woman-made.”   Seventy years later, the 2020 Leeke-Shaw Lecture on International Affairs will examine the role of women in global issues. The speaker will be Lora Pitman,…

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Spanish Table (online)

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 10, 2020

If you would like to practice or build your spoken Spanish, join the Spanish Table for informal conversation. All levels of language ability are welcome. The group starts meets noon–1 p.m. on Thursdays via Zoom when classes are in session.  Contact Maria Sandweiss at maria.sandweiss@maine.edu for more information and for the Zoom Link.

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Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering Open House (online)

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Graduate School's strategic recruiter, Jason Aylmer, GSBSE program coordinator, Zhen Zhang, and community members in GSBSE for an online open house event on Oct. 22. This event is open to all interested parties. Register here.

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Maine Compost School (Highmoor Farm, Monmouth)

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 23, 2020

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
$575

Maine Compost School is the longest-running Compost School in the United States. The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators. This course takes place over one week starting Monday, Oct 19 and ending Friday, Oct 23.

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Advancing Nonviolent Communication (online)

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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One event on October 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on November 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on December 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

$385

This four-day ONLINE workshop will bring clarity on how what you think, say, and do impacts your relationship with yourself and others. Bring your Nonviolent Communication skills to a new level as you transform habits and patterns that are not serving you and those you interact with at work, in your family and in your community.

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Engaging Your Critical Thinking Skills (online)

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

$150

Critical thinking can improve your ability to make decisions, solve problems, advocate for a cause and communicate more effectively in your personal and professional relationships. All you need is an open mind, your natural curiosity and a willingness to step back and reflect. Critical thinking is not a mysterious trait or an intellectual bag of tricks, but a skill that anyone can learn. It is a combination of powerful skills, ideas and practices that can help you be more effective…

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Using Videos as an Assessment Tool (online)

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The shift to remote teaching has meant exploring new tools for both how we deliver our information and also how we ask students to demonstrate their knowledge. We will explore how students can use videos to demonstrate their knowledge, such as recorded presentations, demonstrations or simulations. Register here

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The Maine Hunger Dialogue Webinar

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Free

Join students and staff from colleges across Maine via Zoom to: Explore best practices for campuses to address student food insecurity and responses during Covid-19 Learn the results of a state-wide Maine college student food and housing insecurity survey Learn of food preservation resources and techniques Apply for $500 Food Insecurity Mini-Grants to build action-oriented programs on your campus Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Virtual UMaine/UMM Budget Forum

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Provost John Volin and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Qualls will lead a virtual FY21 and FY22 Campus Budget Forum on Friday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.–noon. The forum will include an update on the FY21 budget and preliminary discussion of the FY22 budget.    The link to the event: https://youtu.be/YvEiyhyBSEE The campus community is encouraged to attend and participate in this important discussion. All are welcome to send questions to umaine.alerts@maine.edu. As many questions as possible will be addressed…

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