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November 2017

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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February 2018

Scholar-Athlete Recognition

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Interested parties are advised to save the date for this event honoring the ​201​7​ Scholar-Athletes, Fall 201​7​  *Rising Stars,* Team Maine 201​7 and The M Club Dean Smith Award recipients.

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Faculty Art Exhibition Opening Reception

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Faculty Art Exhibition will be on display through March 16.  

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Book Release: Sherri Mitchell’s Sacred Instructions — Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buchanan Alumni House, 160 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Book reading and book signing with audience Q&A. Sponsored by the Native American Studies Program and the Wabanaki Center.    

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Reception: Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Representative Erin Herbig

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Fogler Library, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, along with the School of Forest Resources, is pleased to be hosting Representative Erin Herbig as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow at UMaine on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Members of the university community are invited to attend an open reception with Rep. Herbig at the University Club, Fogler Library from 4–5 p.m. (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…

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March 2018

The New Immigrant Experience: Sharing Stories and Dispelling Myths

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
D. P. Corbett Business Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Three panelists share stories of their journeys to Maine. A discussion, led by Liliana Herakova, lecturer of communication and journalism, will follow. Taste of Africa reception: 4:30–5:15 p.m. Panel presentation and discussion: 5:30–7 p.m. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, the Office of International Programs, the Division of Lifelong Learning, the Rising Tide Center, the School of Policy and International Affairs, the Office of Multicultural Student Life, and the Professional Employees Advisory Council.

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April 2018

Employee Recognition and Awards Luncheon

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Employee Recognition and Awards Luncheon honors the commitment and achievements of University of Maine employees. All employees are invited to join President Susan J. Hunter, Ph.D., senior administrators and members of the campus community in celebrating employees who have reached 25 and 35 years of service, and recipients of Outstanding Classified and Professional Employee Awards, and the Steve Gould Award. For additional information, visit umaine.edu/hr/employee-recognition/.

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Opening Reception: Student Art Exhibition

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The University of Maine Department of Art will present the 2018 Juried Student Art Exhibition that features work by current studio art, art history and art education students. During the April 6 opening reception, approximately 40 awards and recognitions will be given in studio, art history and art education areas. Awards, in the form of scholarships and travel grants, as well as book and exhibition prizes, will be presented to students who have excelled in their work. The campus community,…

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Framing Maine: Reception

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Miller’s Café, Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The second in the Maine Folklife Center’s “Framing Maine: Conversations with Storytellers and Imagemakers from the Pine Tree State” series will feature singer David Mallett, who will perform some of his most meaningful Maine-based songs and talk about what inspired them. The performance and talk will be preceded by a reception with the speakers 6–6:45 p.m. in the Miller’s Café, Collins Center for the Arts.      

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Reception with Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Eliza Townsend

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Fogler Library, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, along with the Rising Tide Center and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is pleased to be hosting Eliza Townsend, Executive Director of the Maine Women's Lobby and the Maine Women's Policy Center as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow at UMaine on Monday, April 9.   Members of the community are invited to attend an open reception with Eliza between 4–5 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…

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Retirement Open House for Cliff Wilbur and Wendy Erickson

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Buchanan Alumni House, 160 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The staff of the Office of Research Administration and the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute invite members of the community to join them as they celebrate and honor the achievements and leadership of Cliff Wilbur, assistant director of information management, Office of Research Administration, and Wendy Erickson, administration manager, Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, for their combined 49 years of service to the University of Maine System. The retirement open house is 3–4:30 p.m., April 11, McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House. Remarks begin at 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be…

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Celebrating Scholarship

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dr. Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, is pleased to announce that Celebrating Scholarship will be held on April 19 from 5–7 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts. Celebrating Scholarship recognizes outstanding achievements of University of Maine faculty in terms of research, scholarship and creative activities. More details to follow at umaine.edu/research/maineimpactweek/.  

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May 2018

CLAS Retirement Reception

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Refreshments will be served.

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Ceremony: Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with the Penobscot Nation

May 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hudson Museum, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

On Thursday, May 10, the University of Maine and the Penobscot Nation will sign a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing their collaborations in the past decade to help manage the tribe’s cultural heritage. University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter and Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis are among the leaders expected to attend the ceremony that begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Hudson Museum. Click here for more information about this historic agreement.

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Graduate Commencement Ceremony

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alfond Arena, Alfond Arena
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Graduate Commencement Ceremony (Master's and Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) students) will be held Friday, May 11 at 3 p.m. at Alfond Arena. A reception will immediately follow. For more information, visit umaine.edu/graduate/grad-commencement or contact the Graduate School at umhooding@maine.edu or 207.581.3291.

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School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The School of Nursing's annual pinning ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Collins Center for the Arts.

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