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MACHIAS, Maine —The University of Maine at Machias has announced plans for an eight-day trip to the Scandinavian region of Europe in spring 2015. The trip, open to both students and community members, will run March 30 through April 6, 2015.

The trip will include tours around Sweden and Denmark. Many famous landmarks and attractions will be visited, including the Swedish Parliament, Stortorget Main Square, Swedish House of Lords, Vasa Ship Museum, National Museum of Copenhagen, Rosenborg Castle, and many others.

Information sessions about the trip are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, and 6 p.m. on Monday, March 3. Both sessions will be held in Torrey Hall, room 230.

While the University has organized past trips to destinations that include Italy, Amsterdam, Paris, and Russia, this marks the first time a UMM group has traveled to Sweden and Denmark. The trip will be a private tour flying out of Bangor.

To prepare for the trip, all travelers will meet a number of times as a group and discuss travel plans, cultural expectations, and other essentials. With additional work and planning, students may take the trip to earn college credit.

More information about the trip, including the tour itinerary and cost, can be found at www.explorica.com/Kimball-5820.

The tour fee includes round-trip airfare, ground transportation, all meals, cost of the full-time tour director, entrance fee for local attractions, and hotel stays. Organizers encourage anyone interested in the trip to register as soon as possible. There is a $150 discount available for early registrations, and an additional $100 discount is available to individuals who have traveled on an Explorica trip before.

For more information on the Scandinavia trip, contact Kay Kimball at 255-1262 or kkimball@maine.edu.

Scandinavia Trip Info Session
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UMM Faculty Art Exhibit to Open on March 4

MACHIAS, Maine – An art show featuring work by visual arts faculty members at the University of Maine at Machias will be on display March 4 through April 4 at the UMM Art Gallery. The exhibit opens with a reception on Tuesday, March 4, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The show will feature the works of faculty artists Jude Valentine, Bernie Vinzani, Leslie Bowman, and Bill Schaefer.

The reception is free and open to the public. The UMM Art Gallery, located on the first floor of Powers Hall, is open Monday through Friday afternoons.

For more information, contact Bernie Vinzani at 255-1279.

Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit Opening
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Dr. Justin WolffMACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will host art historian Dr. Justin Wolff on Thursday, March 6, as part of its Libra Landscape Speaker Series. Dr. Wolff will give a lecture titled “Experience, Allegory, and the Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Romantic Landscapes” beginning at 7 p.m. in room 102 of the Science Building at UMM. The talk is free and open to the public.

Dr. Wolff is an associate professor of art history at the University of Maine, where he also serves as director of the University of Maine Humanities Initiative. He teaches courses on modern, contemporary, and American art, as well as art theory and criticism. His research has focused on the politics of populist art in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and in addition to art criticism he has published two books, Richard Caton Woodville: American Painter, Artful Dodger and Thomas Hart Benton: A Life.

Dr. Wolff’s lecture will examine landscape paintings by the American artist Thomas Cole (1801–1848). He will explore how Cole’s paintings of the Catskill Mountains region represented various Romantic-era conceptions of the American wilderness. Cole’s early depictions of the Catskill scenery—of Kaaterskill Falls in particular—formulated a private symbolism of the phenomenological sublime, which contrast with an emphasis on a more allegorical sublime in his later paintings. By charting the transformations in Cole’s representations of American scenery, Dr. Wolff will demonstrate the varied meanings nature and landscape held for Romantic artists and writers—and that they continue to hold for contemporary viewers.

The Libra Landscape Speaker Series at UMM is aimed at exploring the theme of landscape in diverse academic disciplines, from the visual arts, environmental studies, and anthropology, to recreation, biology, psychology, and others. The series is made possible with funding from the Libra Foundation.

For more information, contact Chad Everett at 255-1360 or chad.everett@maine.edu.

Landscape Lecture: Dr. Justin Wolff

Movie "Hunger Games: Catching Fire". Open to UMM students only.

Movie: "Hunger Games Catching Fire"
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Come join the programming staff for snacks and discussion about upcoming events and ideas or suggestions you may have. Open to UMM students only.
"Fireside Chat"
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Movie "Hunger Games: Catching Fire". Open to faculty, staff and community. UMM students free, all others $2.00. Rated PG-13. Those under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Movie "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
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UMaine Cooperative Extension (Call 255-3345 to register)

Beekeepers Course
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Open to all UMM students. Student Senate is the governing body for students here at UMM. Have a concern or an issue? Make your voice heard. Need help with a program? Come ask! Have a suggestion about something? Let us know!

Student Senate

An evening songwriting event with singer-songwriter David Mallett. Mallett will discuss the songwriting process and perform a handful of songs.

Songwriting Event
Come enjoy a night of music! Open to UMM students, faculty, staff and community. UMM students free, all others, $5.00.
Band: Mockingbird Sun
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Sponsored by Passages Program
Dessert Auction

“The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease.”

Join us for a screening of The Hungry Heart and a discussion with Dr. Fred Holmes and a few his patients that are featured in the film. The director Bess O’Brien will also be joining us. Addiction treatment and recovery are important in Washington County.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the Psychology & Community Studies Program at University of Maine Machias, The Community Caring Collaborative, & Washington County: One Community.

For more information please contact Meghan Duff at 255-1227 or meghan.duff@maine.edu.

Film Screening: "The Hungry Heart"

Richard Judd, a University of Maine history profesor, will deliver a talk titled "Saving Second Nature: The Environmental Movement in New England." Judd's talk is part of the Libra Landscape Speaker Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Chad Everett at 255-1360 or chad.everett@maine.edu.

Landscape Lecture: Richard Judd
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UMaine Cooperative Extension (Call 255-3345 to register)

Beekeepers Course

The Psychology & Community Studies Annual Community Partner Appreciation Day! Join Psychology & Community Studies students and faculty in thanking our service learning community partners. Students will be presenting on projects, and we will have time to discuss 
developing future projects. This year we will be recognizing Liz Mercer from Downeast Aids Network. She is a beloved supervisor!

For more information or to RSVP, contact Meghan Duff at 255-1227. Lunch will be provided.

Community Partner Appreciation Day
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Open to all UMM students. Student Senate is the governing body for students here at UMM. Have a concern or an issue? Make your voice heard. Need help with a program? Come ask! Have a suggestion about something? Let us know!

Student Senate
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Open to UMM students only. Bring an item of clothing to reverse tie dye! (Regular tie dying, too! We'll provide the t-shirt for that)!
Reverse Tie Dye
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The 100% Society and FoodCorps Maine will be co-hosting a screening of "Out Here", a full-length documentary film which explores the dynamic relationships between gender, sexuality, and agriculture, with a particular focus on the hearts and hard work of America’s queer farmers. The director, Jonah Mossberg, will be in attendance. Free and open to the public.

To learn more about the film, visit www.outheremovie.com/. For more information, contact Lois-Ann Kuntz at lkuntz@maine.edu.

Film Screening: "Out Here"
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UMaine Cooperative Extension Service
Wild Blueberry Growers Annual Spring Meeting
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UMaine Cooperative Extension (Call 255-3345 to register)

Beekeepers Course
Are you a UMM students and have questions about the Health Insurance requirements under the ACA - Amy Moore, a Certified Navigator, will be here to answer questions and/or meet with you to go over your options. The deadline for health insurance enrollment for this year is March 31st.

On 3/25 Amy will be in Torrey in the hallway by the library. She will have literature available and be able to answer some questions. You can also schedule to meet with her on campus Wed the 26th by using this Doodle Poll: http://doodle.com/ifyexnu9yc97mg27

If you need to contact her directly she can be reached at:
amoore@whcacap.org

Please take advantage of this!

Facebook Link

Affordable Care Act Navigator Visit

Wesley McNair, Poet Laureate of Maine and the author of nineteen books of poetry and nonfiction, will read from his work. Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Amy Lentz at amy.lentz@maine.edu.

Poetry Reading with Wesley McNair
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Open to all UMM students. Student Senate is the governing body for students here at UMM. Have a concern or an issue? Make your voice heard. Need help with a program? Come ask! Have a suggestion about something? Let us know!

Student Senate
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Open to UMM students only.
Magician: Norman Ng
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Sponsored by Maine Quality Counts

Health Care Town Hall Meeting: Patients as Partners

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