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October 2018

New Writing Series

October 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on October 25, 2018 at 4:30pm

One event on November 8, 2018 at 4:30pm

One event on November 15, 2018 at 4:30pm

One event on December 6, 2018 at 4:30pm

AP/PE Space, IMRC, Stewart Commons, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The New Writing Series celebrates its nineteenth year of innovative literary programming at the University of Maine with a dynamic lineup featuring the writers who define today — and tomorrow. All readings take place on Thursday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE Space (Stewart Commons 104). Events are free and open to the public. They are introduced by UMaine creative writing faculty and followed by Q&A sessions with the audience. September 27 Eugene Lim October…

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A Conversation with Student Inventors and Entrepreneurs

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Learn from students who are pursuing their idea and making it a reality. Join us for an inspiring conversation with student inventors and entrepreneurs. Listen to your fellow students share their experiences going from idea to business — from inspiration to reality. Students will talk about balancing school and business pursuits along with their process from taking their idea from the beginning stage to their customer. This event will help you earn your Engaged Black Bear Level 1 Information Literacy Badge.

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A Conversation with Student Inventors and Entrepreneurs

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Learn from students who are pursuing their idea and making it a reality. Students will share their experiences going from idea to business — from inspiration to reality — and talk about balancing school and business pursuits along with their process from taking their idea from the beginning stage to their customer.

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Best Buddies Meeting

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 29, 2018

Estabrooke Hall Ballroom, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Best Buddies is a club on campus that pairs students with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We will have meetings where we hang out and play games and others where we have dances and fun get togethers. Meetings are held monthly on the last Thursday of the month, ending on Nov. 29.

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Portland Cello Project

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

In a way, the artistic destinies of the equally unorthodox Portland Cello Project and "OK Computer" by Radiohead were meant to coincide. They will do so in what is expected to be a thrilling performance of the album Rolling Stone magazine called a “stunning art-rock tour de force.” For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Enrollment for Spring 2019 (tentative)

October 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until November 16, 2018

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International Alumni Homecoming

October 26 - October 28

UMaine Homecoming 2018 will be held October 26–28, with Alumni events throughout the weekend. The Office of International Programs will be hosting the traditional International Coffee Hour on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4–5 p.m. and a gathering over drinks and dinner on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Common Loon restaurant, Downtown Orono. RSVP for the events here: https://goo.gl/forms/w9NTmFaDedb2qyj23

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Lord Hall Art Exhibition: “Maine and Aomori Print Exchange: Selected Images”

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 9, 2018

Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

An exhibition of contemporary prints by Maine and Japanese artists will be on display Oct. 5 through Nov. 9 in Lord Hall Gallery at the University of Maine. The exhibition is a collaboration between Lord Hall Gallery and the Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society (MAPS), an annual art exchange featuring the work of 20 contemporary printmakers from Maine and Aomori, Japan. The exchange is hosted by the nonprofit organization Friends of Aomori, located in Portland, Maine. The prints are held permanently in the…

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University of Maine Museum of Art Exhibitions

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Second Nature Black and white oil paintings by artist Shelley Reed.  Olio A collection of ceramic objects by artist Darren Emenau.  So Real Selections from the museum’s permanent collection. Animalistic Selections from the museum’s permanent collection. For more information about these exhibitions and artists, visit umma.umaine.edu/.  

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Oxford County Extension Fall Open House

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Oxford County, 9 Olson Rd
South Paris, ME 04281 United States
Free

The Open House is a chance for the community to meet staff, including Rebecca Long, agriculture and food systems professional and Tayla Mann, administrative specialist, who both joined the office this summer. In addition to learning about programs and services the office offers, there will be activities for kids and adults including a canning demonstration, pumpkin painting, fall treats and more. Kati McDermott, a FoodCorps member serving for a second year at a local school, will offer a taste test…

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Field Hockey vs University of Vermont

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UMaine Field Hockey Complex, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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Rediscovering Community: Maine’s Rural Heritage as a Path to the Future

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Qualities of rural culture that helped build our nation are vanishing, but are still evident in places like northern Maine. There is value in remembering our roots as a source of permanence and direction in the midst of change. Kathryn Olmstead served 25 years on the journalism faculty of the University of Maine in Orono, the last six as associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She published Echoes magazine, a quarterly journal of rural culture based…

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International Coffee Hour

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 14, 2018

North Pod of Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Coffee Hour is a social event sponsored by the International Student Association and Office of International Programs. It is usually held every Friday (except breaks) from 4–5 p.m. in the North Pod of the Marketplace during the fall and spring semesters. Some special events held during Coffee Hour include country and culture presentations, international food tasting, cooking competition, etc. It is a great way to meet other international and American students. Free refreshments are served. For more information on international/multicultural events, visit umaine.edu/international/isss/activities/isa/#mission.

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Dean’s Homecoming Reception

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hudson Museum, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Refreshments and reunion in the Hudson Museum in the CCA at 4 p.m. on Oct. 26. This event, sponsored by the Executive Committee of the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, is free and open to alumni, family and friends, students, faculty and staff. Immediately following this reception, participants are invited to attend the Maine Heritage Lecture with featured speaker Kathryn Olmstead, at 5 p.m. in the Bodwell Lounge. For additional information, contact Tonya Corriveau, tonya.corriveau@maine.edu.  

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Women’s Ice Hockey vs University of New Hampshire

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alfond Arena, Alfond Arena
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 26, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Vampires, witches, goblins, and other spooky creatures. What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more? Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday. Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats. Learn how Samhain and All Saints Day would eventually transform…

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Animal Farm

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

Cyrus Pavilion Theatre, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$10

Tickets are $10 or free with a student Maine Card. Visit umaine.edu/spa/tickets to purchase.

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Enrollment for Spring 2019 (tentative)

October 27
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until November 16, 2018

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Homecoming Open House Program

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
New Balance Student Recreation Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

This Admissions Open House Program is for prospective students interested in attending the University of Maine. For more information, visit go.umaine.edu/visit/homecoming-weekend-open-house.

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University of Maine Museum of Art Exhibitions

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2018

University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Second Nature Black and white oil paintings by artist Shelley Reed.  Olio A collection of ceramic objects by artist Darren Emenau.  So Real Selections from the museum’s permanent collection. Animalistic Selections from the museum’s permanent collection. For more information about these exhibitions and artists, visit umma.umaine.edu/.  

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