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October 2017

On-Campus Open Enrollment Session

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Open Enrollment is the time of year for benefits-eligible University of Maine System employees to review their options, make choices, and select plans that make the most sense for them and their family. If you would like more information on Open Enrollment, your options, and how to make adjustments to your benefits during the Nov. 1–Nov. 19 period, take advantage of one of these convenient on-campus sessions to learn more: Oct. 25, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, 10:30 a.m.–noon and 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m. No registration…

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On-Campus Open Enrollment Session

October 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Open Enrollment is the time of year for benefits-eligible University of Maine System employees to review their options, make choices, and select plans that make the most sense for them and their family. If you would like more information on Open Enrollment, your options, and how to make adjustments to your benefits during the Nov. 1–Nov. 19 period, take advantage of one of these convenient on-campus sessions to learn more: Oct. 25, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, 10:30 a.m.–noon and 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m. No registration…

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UMaine Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Trivia Night

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FFA Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Pat's Pizza and other local treats Trivia with prizes from local businesses Learn to be a Climate Reality Leader Sign up for window inserts Sign up for green certification audits Sign up for a Maine community energy license plate For more information, visit umaine.edu/sustainability/mpes/.

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Printing and Mailing Services Open House

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Printing and Mailing Services, Keyo Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

Tour the Printing and Mailing facility, enjoy refreshments and win prizes.

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November 2017

Energy and Sustainability Fair

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Orono United Methodist Church, 36 Oak Street
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Free

Enjoy a free and fun night of energy and sustainability education Learn about local renewable energy and sustainability companies Sign up for free WindowDressers window inserts and Green Energy audits Learn about practical energy efficiency measures and available programs Click here for more information.

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2017 Culturefest

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
New Balance Student Recreation Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Enjoy food, country and cultural exhibits, music, children's activities, style show and cultural demonstrations from around the world.

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CSIV Open House

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Estabrooke Hall Ballroom, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The public is invited to attend the CISV Showcase, an annual information session and potluck, to learn more about what CISV Maine has to offer youth for educational, leadership, and service programs in the local community, nationally, and internationally. It will include an overview of CISV,* an activity for all ages, a potluck, and presentations from many local youth who participated in CISV programs this past summer — involving travel to Italy, Iceland and El Salvador, among other places. The…

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2017 Veterans Week

November 6 - November 11
University of Maine Orono, ME 04469 United States

The University of Maine will celebrate Veterans Week, Nov. 6–11, with a number of events. For more information and a full schedule of events, click here.

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VEMI Lab Halloween Open House

November 7 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Carnegie Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

The VEMI Lab will be hosting a Halloween themed Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 7 (rescheduled from Oct. 31) from 4:30–7 p.m. at Carnegie Hall. The students have created some Halloween related virtual reality demonstrations, plus some new simulations from recent research. Feel free to bring family. Candy and light refreshments will be provided. Costumes, although not required, are encouraged.

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Peace Corps Partnership Presentation

November 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Career Center, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Herminia Gomez, a Peace Corps Program Specialist, will be visiting campus and giving a presentation on the Peace Corps. The presentation will take place in the Career Center Library.

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Blue Sky Strategic Plan Assessment Forum: Pathway 5

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Members of the UMaine community are invited to attend a series of forums regarding assessment of the Blue Sky Strategic Plan. Sept. 27, 3:30–4:30 p.m., Hauck Auditorium — Overall “Kick-Off” presented by President Hunter and Provost Hecker Oct. 4, 9–10 a.m., Bangor Room:  Pathway 1 — Jake Ward, Chair Oct. 11,  9–10 a.m., Bangor Room: Pathway 3 — Monique LaRocque, Chair Oct. 19, 9–10 a.m., Bangor Room: Pathway 2 — Jeff Mills, Chair Oct. 25, 9–10 a.m., Bangor Room: Pathway 4 — Kenda Scheele, Chair Nov. 8, 9–10…

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Simon Sinek Speaks to UMaine Students

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Neville Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Simon Sinek is participating in a broadcast event sponsored by the UMaine chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. The event will be on November 8 at 7 p.m. in Neville Hall, room 101, and is free to all students, staff and faculty. The event will be streamed live and hosted by John Jay College in New York City. All viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, which will be answered live during the broadcast. Simon Sinek is…

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Campus Budget Discussion

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bennett Hall, Bennett Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

President Susan J. Hunter, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jeffrey Hecker and Chief Business Officer Claire Strickland invite members of the university community to attend a public forum on Thursday, Nov. 9 to begin the discussion about building and balancing the upcoming FY19 budget. Although the budget development process is in its early stages, this will be an opportunity to share and discuss the initial efforts of the administrative team. This will be the first of many community conversations…

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Charlemagne Card Party

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Franco-American Centre, Crossland Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Do you want to learn how to play traditional Franco American Games? Do you play Charlemagne?  How about Pitouche/Pitchnut? Join the Franco American Centre on Thursday Nov. 9 from 7:30–9 p.m. for an evening of games. Some experienced players will be on hand to teach those who want to learn along with folks who just want to play.  Snacks will be provided.

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Cafe Wien

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lown Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The German Club/Deutscher Verein will be presenting "Cafe Wien" on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 11a.m.–2 p.m. in the Lown Room in the Memorial Union. A variety of Austrian and German pastries will be available for sale.

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OIP Passport Day

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Estabrooke Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Interested in going abroad? Take this opportunity to make certain your passport is travel-ready. On Nov. 15 from noon–4 p.m., come to OIP's office in Estabrooke Hall to get your passport photo taken and to fill out the necessary paperwork for both updated and new passports.

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International Affairs Program Open House

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Stevens Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Join the International Affairs Program Open House to learn about the major, minor, internships, model United Nations field trips, and student club. Mingle with students from Maine and around the world who have a keen interest in international issues and who study it in diverse and engaging ways. Refreshments will be served.

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Old-Time French Canadian Dancing

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Franco-American Centre, Crossland Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A leading participant in the lively old-time French Canadian dancing will be Cindy Larock from Lewiston. Larock has served for several years as a master artist for the Maine Arts Commission's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, through which she teaches a variety of Quebecois folk dance styles, including contras and squares as well as step dancing. Accompanying her will be vintage fiddler Lionel Doucette of Brewer, who grew up in the St. John Valley where he was steeped in the Acadian…

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UMaineGOLD Community Discussion

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Stodder Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The University of Maine, through a close partnership between the Division of Lifelong Learning and the Graduate School, has created the framework for UMaine Graduate OnLine Degrees: UMaineGOLD. This initiative, building on the university’s nationally and internationally recognized graduate programs, is planned to provide world-class online graduate education that addresses the need for innovative, relevant, and high quality online graduate programs of global impact and local relevance, and intended to prepare students for rewarding 21st Century careers and support the…

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Reception — Representative Kenneth Fredette, Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University Club, Fogler Library, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, along with the Office of Innovation and Economic Development is pleased to be hosting Representative Kenneth Fredette as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow at UMaine on Thursday, Nov. 16. Members of the UMaine community are invited to attend an open reception with Representative Fredette between 4–5:30 p.m. at the University Club, Fogler Library (all are welcome to attend, no RSVP required.) Margaret Chase Smith Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows are prominent Maine individuals with a past or current career as a policy maker in the state.…

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