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May 2017

Commencement 2017

May 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Alfond Arena, Alfond Arena
Orono, ME 04469 United States

9:30 a.m. — Morning Ceremony College of Education and Human Development College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Division of Lifelong Learning Maine Business School 2:30 p.m. — Afternoon Ceremony College of Engineering College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture For more information about Commencement, visit umaine.edu/commencement/. A live feed of both ceremonies is available online.

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1940s Potluck Lunch and Tribute to WWII Veterans

May 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
D. P. Corbett Business Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The University of Maine will host a 1940s theme tribute to World War II veterans on Tuesday, May 30. Members of the public are invited to attend a free potluck lunch and story-sharing event from noon to 3 p.m. in the atrium of the D.P. Corbett Business Building. Guests are asked to bring a dish, preferably one that was popular in the 1940s, and dress according to the time period. Guests also are encouraged to share WWII tales, pictures or…

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June 2017

Art of Climate Science — Opening Reception

June 16, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fernald Gallery, University of Maine Hutchinson Center
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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An exhibit of photography and art from researchers at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, highlighting research activities of CCI faculty, students and staff engaged in climate change research at the University of Maine and around the world. The purpose is to share the nature and beauty in our work with the public. An opening reception will be held June 16 at 4:30 p.m. For additional information or to request an accommodation, contact Nancy Bergerson at 207.338.8049.

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Retirement Celebration: Pat Burnes

June 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buchanan Alumni House, 160 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The University of Maine's English Department invites members of the community to attend a retirement celebration in honor of Pat Burnes.

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August 2017

A Taste of Tidewater

August 24, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parish House of the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, 43 Foreside Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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The evening will include hearty appetizers and decadent desserts created by some of Greater Portland’s renowned chefs, and live music. In addition to interacting with the chefs, enjoying music, delicious food and spirits, guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork created by Maine artists as part of the evening’s 10×10 Art Exhibition and Sale. The intent of Gardens at Tidewater Farm, a project of the Cumberland County Master Gardener Volunteers, is to teach youth and adults how…

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September 2017

Memorial Service for the late John P. Scofield

September 9, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Buchanan Alumni House, 160 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service for the late John Scofield at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, at Buchanan Alumni House. Reception to follow. Click here to read the obituary.

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Clark Observatory Dedication

September 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Members of the UMaine community are invited to attend the dedication of the new Clark Observatory on Friday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The historic Alvin Clark eight inch refractor, originally installed in 1900, has been relocated to the grounds of Emera Astronomy Center in a new roll-off roof facility.  This observatory will be used by university students and open to the general public following evening planetarium programs. Program for the Dedication 4 p.m.  Light refreshments served at…

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Artist Reception: Susan Groce and Antonia Small

September 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

This summer, the Lord Hall Gallery on the University of Maine campus will host exhibitions by two of Maine’s leading artists, both of whom live in Port Clyde. The Susan Groce and Antonia Small exhibits will be on display from July 24 through Sept. 22. The public is welcome to attend a reception for the artists from 5:30–7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 in the Lord Hall Gallery.

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October 2017

CLAS Pre-Homecoming Reception

October 12, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Hudson Museum, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Members of the university community are invited to join the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for a reception on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Hudson Museum.

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Artists’ Reception: Maine Stone

October 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Exhibition runs Oct. 6–Nov. 17, 2017 at Lord Hall Gallery of Art.  

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Spenciner Family Undergraduate Project Workspace Dedication

October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Spenciner Family Undergraduate Project Workspace, Bennett Hall, Room 215, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

UMaine Foundation dedication of the Spenciner Family Undergraduate Project Workspace. Jeff Mills, President/CEO, UMaine Foundation, will be master of ceremonies. Other speakers will include President Susan Hunter, Dean Emily Haddad, John Thompson, Mac Stetzer, and possibly Jay Spenciner. Continental breakfast will be offered.

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Rescheduled — Reception: Joyce Longcore

October 31, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
President’s House, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Members of the university community are invited to attend a reception honoring Joyce Longcore, recipient of an AAAS Golden Goose Award for scientific achievement, 4 p.m., Oct. 31, at the President’s House. NOTE: Due to the ongoing power outages and post-storm recovery efforts on campus, this reception honoring Joyce Longcore had been rescheduled and will take place on Nov. 16 at 5 p.m.

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November 2017

Reception: Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Michael Thibodeau, Maine Senate President

November 2, 2017 @ 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 will be be hosting  Michael Thibodeau, Maine Senate President as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow at UMaine on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Members of the UMaine community are invited to attend an open reception with Senator Thibodeau between 4–5:30 p.m. at the University Club, Fogler Library. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. All are welcome to attend; no RSVP required. Margaret Chase Smith Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows are prominent Maine individuals…

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Framing Maine: Reception with the Speakers

November 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Miller’s Café, Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$50

The Maine Folklife Center’s “Framing Maine” series kicks off with TV personality Bill Green. Bill Green is well known in Maine for his TV show called Bill Green’s Maine. This gives him a unique ability to speak to “framing Maine” since he does so on every show when he decides what to feature and how to present the topic. You can learn more about Green from The Maine Magazine’s profile of Green. Featuring a conversation with NPR’s Brian Naylor and presentation of the…

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Native American Heritage Month Flag Raising Ceremony and Reception

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
On the Mall in front of Fogler Library, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Reception and discussion hosted by Dr. Darren Ranco will be held in the Memorial Union, Bangor Room following the flag raising. Click here to view the event flyer.  

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Reception — Joyce Longcore

November 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
President’s House, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Members of the university community are invited to attend a reception honoring Joyce Longcore, recipient of an AAAS Golden Goose Award for scientific achievement, 4 p.m., Nov. 16, at the President’s House. This event was rescheduled from Oct. 31.

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Reception — Representative Kenneth Fredette, Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow

November 16, 2017 @ 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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December 2017

Hunger Banquet

December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Estabrooke Hall Ballroom, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free - $10.00

The University of Maine’s Office of Multicultural Student Life, in collaboration with the Student Heritage Alliance Council (SHAC) and the Bodwell Center, will host the annual Hunger Banquet on Dec. 8. The event will take place from 5–6:30 p.m. in Estabrooke Ballroom on the UMaine campus. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about hunger and poverty in Maine and other parts of the world. Non-perishable food will be collected to donate to the Black Bear Exchange Food…

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IMRC Open Studio Night

December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
IMRC, Stewart Commons, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5785 United States
Free

Members of the UMaine community are invited to join the IMRC for an evening of art, design, food and friends. Over 100 works of art and design will be featured at this year’s event. Undergraduate students from the New Media program and the Art department as well as graduate students from the Intermedia MFA program will be opening their studios and showing their work throughout the building.  Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be served around 5:30 p.m.     

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January 2018

2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration

January 15 @ 8:15 am - 10:30 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area NAACP and the University of Maine Division of Student Life, will be held on Jan. 15 at Wells Conference Center on campus. The family-friendly event will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King’s service while offering inspiration through diversity and social commitment. Doors will open at 8 a.m., and the program will run from 8:30–10:30 a.m. The celebration will feature food, music, a peace writing prize recognition, and a…

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