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Bangor Savings Bank Meeting

3 Concert Bands Combining for a Free Mega-Concert at UMM on April 3rd

The highly regarded UMaine Orono Symphonic Band under the direction of Professor Christopher White will be touring Washington County and are eager to showcase their efforts in a free concert Wednesday April 3rd at 7:00 at the UMM Performing Arts Center.  The group will be performing a variety of music, including the very popular Concerto for Electric Guitar and a wonderful mix of other traditional and newly composed music.  The auditioned group is made up of a majority of majors from UMaine's Fine Arts Program and features a well polished group of young men and women. Jonesboro's own Chris Plaisted is among one of the many talented members of this prestigious ensemble.

The UMaine Band will be joined by the UMM Town Band (led by Gene Nichols) and the students from Rose M. Gaffney and Machias Memorial High School's Grades 7-12 Band (led by Bonnie Atkinson) for a mega-finale to the show.  Any and all are welcome for this great musical start to Spring!  For more information, please call Mrs. Atkinson at the Rose M. Gaffney School at 255-3411 or email machiasmusic@gmail.com.

UMaine Symphonic Band Concert
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Future Promises Job Fair, sponsored by Machias Savings Bank

Friday, April 5, 8:00-1:00, Gym

Future Promises Job Fair

April 5, 2013
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Kilburn Commons

This FREE conference is aimed at providing resources and expert advice to family caregivers. If you are currently a caregiver or expect to care for a loved one in the future, this conference is for you!

Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

A resource fair will highlight the work of area agencies and the resources that are available to caregivers.

To sign up for a booth for your agency, contact Naida Pennell at 255-1289 or naida@maine.edu.

Sponsors:

University of Maine at Machias, Aramark, Maine Veterans' Home of Machias, Eastern Area Agency on Aging (supported in part with United Way of Eastern Maine funds)

For more information, contact Naida Pennell at 207-255-1289 or naida@maine.edu.

Caregivers Conference
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Students with 84 or more credits can register. Contact your Faculty Mentor or Student Success Advisor to discuss courses and get registered.

Seniors can register

The 2013 Juried Student Art Exhibit will open from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8. Located in the Powers Hall Art Galleries.

Juried Student Art Show Opening
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Jessica Schaeffer will be conducting a student satisfaction survey in Kilburn Commons and at the entrance of Torrey Hall on Tuesday, April 9th and Thursday, April 11th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information contact Jessicha Schaeffer at jessica.schaffeer@maine.edu.

Student Satisfaction Survey

Student Senate will be holding a debate between the vice presidential and presidential candidates for next years student Senate. It will be held in Science 102 on Tuesday April 9th, from 6pm to 9:30pm.

Student Senate Great Debate

Poet Chris CrittendenMACHIAS, Maine – Chris Crittenden, poet and instructor of ethics, will read from his new book, Jugularity, at the University of Maine at Machias on Tuesday, April 9. The reading will take place in the Book Arts Studio at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Jugularity, Crittenden’s first full-length collection, was recently published with Stonesthrow Press. Author Robin Stratton writes in a review, “Sometimes when I review a great book, my instinct is to judiciously quote the particularly delicious lines. But I am not going to do that with Jugularity because there are too many and it would take too long.”

Crittenden has published poetry in a wide array of journals, from Istanbul to Ottawa. Some of the best-known are The Portland Review, Atlanta Review, American Poetry Review, and Chelsea. He was the winner of the first ever Medulla Publishing Chapbook Competition and is a teaching artist at the online Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative, a provider of online poetry workshops.

The reading is part of the ongoing Maine Writers Series at UMM, which features poetry, fiction, and nonfiction readings by Maine writers.

Maine Writers Series: Chris Crittenden
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Students with 54 or more credits can register. Contact your Faculty Mentor or Student Success Advisor to discuss courses and get registered.

Juniors can register

Transition to Kindergarten Workshop, sponsored by the W.C. Consortium for School Improvement.

Wednesday, April 10, 8:00-3:15, Science 102

For more information call Kay at 255-1295.

Transition to Kindergarten Workshop
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Students with 24 or more credits can register. Contact your Faculty Mentor or Student Success Advisor to discuss courses and get registered.

Sophomores can register

The 10th annual showcase of creativity and talent for high school students from throughout Washington County. Thou Art Fair will feature interactive exhibits in the Performing Arts Center, the music room and art galleries in Powers Hall, the Portside room of Kimball Hall, and the Book Arts Studio in Dorward Hall.

For more information, contact Gene Nichols, professor of music, at 255-1229 or gnichols@maine.edu.

Thou Art Fair

WUMM will be hosting their open station Wednesday April 11th from 9am to midnight in their studio on the second floor of Kimbal Hall. Students and community members are encouraged to come and see what the radio station's all about and maybe have some air time. For more information please contact Paige Weichman at, paige.weichman@maine.edu

WUMM Open Station Day

Jessica Schaeffer will be conducting a student satisfaction survey in Kilburn Commons and at the entrance of Torrey Hall on Tuesday, April 9th and Thursday, April 11th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information contact Jessicha Schaeffer at jessica.schaffeer@maine.edu.

Student Satisfaction Survey

Join the outing club Thursday April 11th from 4:45 pm till 9:00 pm for a rock climbing trip. For more information please contact Devon Whitbeck at, devon.whitbeck@maine.edu

Outing Club Rock climbing trip

*Open to UMM students.

Bingo
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Students with 0-24 credits can register. Contact your Faculty Mentor or Student Success Advisor to discuss courses and get registered.

Freshman can register

Photo from "In the Blood" - Courtesy of Sumner McKaneMACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will show the documentary film “In the Blood” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12 in the Performing Arts Center.

Produced by Wiscasset resident Sumner McKane, “In the Blood” combines rare video and photographs from the turn of the 20th century to tell the story of Maine’s lumber industry. The film will be presented as a docu-exhibit, blending film, still photos, and a live score performed by McKane.

“The material that I have discovered has gone unseen or heard for years,” says McKane. “The visuals are awe inspiring and stunning. The oral histories, the tales, stories, and interviews - told by the men themselves - are honest and raw, and invoke emotion and disbelief.”

Tickets are $10 for singles, $15 for couples, and free for UMM students with a valid Clipper Card. Tickets will be sold at the door.

The showing of “In the Blood” at UMM is part of the Libra Series, and is made possible through funding from the Libra Foundation, a Portland-based philanthropic organization founded in 1989 by the late Elizabeth P. Noyce.

For more information on the film, visit www.inthebloodmovie.com.
 

"In the Blood" Documentary
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100% Society will be meeting in the Clipper lounge in Sennett Hall from noon Saturday, April 13th to Sunday, April 14th at 8pm. For more information contact Katherine Bordonaro at katherine.bordonaro@maine.edu

100% Society Meeting
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100% Society will be meeting in the Clipper lounge in Sennett Hall from noon Saturday, April 13th to Sunday, April 14th at 8pm. For more information contact Katherine Bordonaro at katherine.bordonaro@maine.edu

100% Society Meeting
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Any student can now register.

Open Registration

This committee is a Student Senate sponsored committee aimed at addressing concerns of the student body.  All students are welcome.  If you have any concerns or questions please show up to the meeting or feel free to contact Brian Corliss at brian.corliss@maine.edu

Student Rights and Affairs Committe

This event is hosted by Omicron Delta Pi.  If you have any questions please contact Nikki Dubord, at nikki.dubord@maine.edu.

Food Night
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Any student can now register.

Open Registration
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Any student can now register.

Open Registration

*Open to UMM students.

UMM's Got Talent
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Any student can now register.

Open Registration

March 29 & April 16, 4-5:30 p.m., Science Building Room 102.

For more information call Lois-Ann Kuntz at 255-1244.

Owner-Trained Service Dog Training

*Open to UMM students.

Musician Natalie Stovall
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Any student can now register.

Open Registration

MACHIAS, Maine – More than 100 youth and their supporters are expected to attend the 6th Annual Rainbow Ball Weekend, held April 19–21 at the University of Maine at Machias. The weekend of events will include educational workshops, a highlighter party, a talent show hosted by drag queens, an admissions campus preview, and the Rainbow Ball prom.

The Rainbow Ball is an open and affirming chem-free prom evening that includes dancing, pictures, food, and friends. It is offered as an alternative prom for youth who may be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and their allies. All associated high school and college students, youth groups, and community members, including allied support groups, are invited to attend the casual, fun, safe, supervised, and friendly community celebration.

This year’s Rainbow Ball has a “Mythical Creatures in an Enchanted Forest” theme. Professional photographer and UMM graduate Jen Reynolds will take prom pictures (covered in the price of the tickets). Dress can be formal, fabulous, or casual.

Voluntary support groups will be offered throughout the weekend for a wide variety of orientations and identities (including allies), as well as several educational workshops on topics such as activism, Safe Space training for young people and educators, healthy relationships, and more.

The prom and associated events have been made possible by financial assistance from the Catawamteak Foundation and the University of Maine System Diversity Committee. UMM’s 100% Society, a student club, coordinates and plans all of the weekend’s activities. Co-sponsors of the event include UMM’s Admissions Office, Diversity Committee, Omicron Delta Pi fraternity, Residence Life, Student Activities, the Office of the President, and Machias PFLAG.

The Rainbow Ball is free to high school youth and chaperones and is being held at the Pellon Center in Machias. Ticket prices for others are $15 for one and $20 for two. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the First Stop in Powers Hall. All ticket proceeds and donations will be used to support next year’s Rainbow Ball.

Organizers of the weekend’s events hope to increase public awareness of how inclusiveness can be incorporated around adolescent rites of passage, such as the prom. Students at the Rainbow Ball will have the opportunity to celebrate and be with their friends in a supportive environment at this important social event.

For more information, contact Lois-Ann Kuntz, associate professor of psychology and advisor to the 100% Society, at lkuntz@maine.edu with “Rainbow Ball” in the subject line.

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Rainbow Ball Weekend

Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Machias

6:00 p.m. Friday, April 19-Noon, Saturday, April 20, Reynolds Center Gym

Relay for Life
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"Mission Maine" Church Concert/Service, sponsored by various area churches

Saturday, April 20, 7-9:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center

"Mission Maine" Church Concert/Service
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Join the Science Club for their annual campus cleanup on Sunday, April 21st, from 12pm-2pm. The group will meet at Kilburn Commons. For more information, contact Barry King at barry.king@maine.edu.

Part of UMM's Eart Fest celebration.

Campus Cleanup

Learn how to make a bird's nest out of recycled bags at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 21st in Portside, Kimball Hall. Open to all.

Part of UMM's Eart Fest celebration.

Bird Nest Bag Workshop

Film Screening: Do the Math - The Movie
A screening of the film, Do The Math, about the impending climate crisis to be followed by an interactive panel discussion, live streaming to simultaneous events around the world. Open to all.

Part of UMM's Eart Fest celebration.

Film: Do the Math

Join the Science Club at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 21st for some Earth Bingo in the main lounge of Dorward Hall. For more information, contact Barry King at barry.king@maine.edu.

Part of UMM's Eart Fest celebration.

Earth Bingo
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Join us for a Trash Audit at 11 a.m. in Kilburn Commons. Part of UMM's Earth Fest celebration.

Trash Audit

Join us for a film screening of A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet at 7 p.m. in Kilburn Commons. Part of UMM's Earth Fest celebration.

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

*Open to UMM students.

Open Mic Night
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Greek games will be held between 8pm and 11pm in the game room from April 22nd through the 25th. For more information, please contact John Wilson at john.j.wilson@maine.edu.

Greek Games
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Psi Delta will be holding sign-up's for their blood drive in the cafe from Wednesday April 24th, through Monday the 29th during lunch and dinner hours. For more information contact Taylor Cooper at, 1-(413)-841-2463

Blood Drive Sign-ups

*Open to UMM students.

Mindreader Eric Dittleman

Greek games will be held in the game room from 8pm to 11pm on April 22nd through the 25. For more information please contact John Wilson at, john.j.wilson@maine.edu 

Greek Games
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Psi Delta will be holding sign-up's for their blood drive in the cafe from Wednesday April 24th, through Monday the 29th during lunch and dinner hours. For more information contact Taylor Cooper at, 1-(413)-841-2463

Blood Drive Sign-ups

*Open to UMM students.

Improv Comedy Asylum

Greek Games will be held in the game room from 8pm to 11pm on April 22th through the 25th. For more information please contacat John Wilson at, john.j.wilson@maine.edu

Greek Games
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Psi Delta will be holding sign-up's for their blood drive in the cafe from Wednesday April 24th, through Monday the 29th during lunch and dinner hours. For more information contact Taylor Cooper at, 1-(413)-841-2463

Blood Drive Sign-ups

Autism and IEPs Workshop, sponsored by the W.C. Consortium for School Improvement

Friday, April 26, 8:00-5:00, Clipper Lounge

Autism and IEPs Workshop

Join us for one of our upcoming Preview Days!

During your visit you'll have the opportunity to explore our academic programs, learn about UMM's hands-on experiential learning opportunities, talk with faculty and current students, visit the residence halls, have lunch in Kilburn Commons, and explore the area.

You can reserve your space for one of our upcoming Preview Days by filling out our convenient online form. If you'd rather make your reservation over the phone, feel free to call us toll-free at 1-888-468-6866.

Admissions Preview Day

*Open to UMM students.

Campus Carnival

Ryan French and Scott Sortman rehearse Uncle BobMACHIAS, Maine – Local actor/director Scott Sortman, a 2004 graduate of the University of Maine at Machias, will bring Austin Pendleton’s play Uncle Bob to UMM on April 26 and 27.

Uncle Bob (Sortman) lives in New York as an uproariously articulate hermit, separated from the wife to whom he is devoted – and who is devoted to him. He is visited by his nephew, Josh (UMM student Ryan French), who is without a job, without a completed college education, and without any sense of a future, all of which he faces with a wit and nervy desperation that finds its only match in his Uncle Bob. Uncle Bob has AIDS, and Josh has hitch-hiked from the Midwest, uninvited (profoundly uninvited), to take care of him. A loving and funny, abrasive and profane face-off ensues.

The New Yorker called Uncle Bob “Intense … very funny … riveting.”

Author Austin Pendleton has been called “The most famous actor no one has ever heard of.” He has worked in the New York theatre and in films for over 50 years, with such luminaries as Meryl Streep, Zero Mostel, Frank Langella, Jerome Robbins, Lillian Hellman, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Taylor, and Orson Welles, as actor, director, and playwright. He has also spent much of his life teaching others, including Scott Sortman.

Uncle Bob tells a story of love and death in language and subject material which does not compromise. This play deals with sensitive issues and includes language or content that some may find objectionable. Unaccompanied minors under age 18 will not be admitted.

Uncle Bob will be presented in the UMM Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Admission is free for students, $10 for adults, and $15 for couples.

The play is part of the Libra Series at UMM, and is made possible through funding from the Libra Foundation, a Portland-based philanthropic organization founded in 1989 by the late Elizabeth P. Noyce.

Libra Series Play, "Uncle Bob"

Greek games will be hosted in the Reynolds Center gym and pool on April 26th from 7pm to 11pm. For more information contact John Wilson at, John.J.Wilson@maine.edu

Greek Games
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Psi Delta will be holding sign-up's for their blood drive in the cafe from Wednesday April 24th, through Monday the 29th during lunch and dinner hours. For more information contact Taylor Cooper at, 1-(413)-841-2463

Blood Drive Sign-ups

Greek games will be held in the torrey parking lot from 8am to 5pm on the day of April 27th. For more information please contact John Wilson at, John.J.Wilson@maine.edu

Greek Games

The East River Challenge canoe race will be held Saturday, April 27. Registration takes place at 10 a.m. at Palmer's Landing on Hadley's Lake. Participation fee is $12 per person. An awards ceremony will follow the race at Mill Park in East Machias.

The race is a project of the UMM Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management program.

For more information, contact Rick Scribner (255-1204) or Andrea Ednie (255-1303).

East River Challenge Canoe Race

Ryan French and Scott Sortman rehearse Uncle BobMACHIAS, Maine – Local actor/director Scott Sortman, a 2004 graduate of the University of Maine at Machias, will bring Austin Pendleton’s play Uncle Bob to UMM on April 26 and 27.

Uncle Bob (Sortman) lives in New York as an uproariously articulate hermit, separated from the wife to whom he is devoted – and who is devoted to him. He is visited by his nephew, Josh (UMM student Ryan French), who is without a job, without a completed college education, and without any sense of a future, all of which he faces with a wit and nervy desperation that finds its only match in his Uncle Bob. Uncle Bob has AIDS, and Josh has hitch-hiked from the Midwest, uninvited (profoundly uninvited), to take care of him. A loving and funny, abrasive and profane face-off ensues.

The New Yorker called Uncle Bob “Intense … very funny … riveting.”

Author Austin Pendleton has been called “The most famous actor no one has ever heard of.” He has worked in the New York theatre and in films for over 50 years, with such luminaries as Meryl Streep, Zero Mostel, Frank Langella, Jerome Robbins, Lillian Hellman, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Taylor, and Orson Welles, as actor, director, and playwright. He has also spent much of his life teaching others, including Scott Sortman.

Uncle Bob tells a story of love and death in language and subject material which does not compromise. This play deals with sensitive issues and includes language or content that some may find objectionable. Unaccompanied minors under age 18 will not be admitted.

Uncle Bob will be presented in the UMM Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Admission is free for students, $10 for adults, and $15 for couples.

The play is part of the Libra Series at UMM, and is made possible through funding from the Libra Foundation, a Portland-based philanthropic organization founded in 1989 by the late Elizabeth P. Noyce.

Libra Series Play, "Uncle Bob"

*Open to UMM students.

Dance
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Psi Delta will be holding sign-up's for their blood drive in the cafe from Wednesday April 24th, through Monday the 29th during lunch and dinner hours. For more information contact Taylor Cooper at, 1-(413)-841-2463

Blood Drive Sign-ups

Machias Valley RunMachias Valley Run - Sunday, April 28, 2013

MACHIAS, Maine – Students in the Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management program at the University of Maine at Machias have been busy planning the second annual Machias Valley Run, which includes several road races for adults and youth. The event, to be held Sunday, April 28, will feature a half marathon, 5k, and one-mile fun run.

The half marathon will start at 9:30 a.m. and the 5k and one miler will begin at 10 a.m. All races start at Roque Bluffs State Park.

Registration for the races will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the park. Registration fees are $15 for the half marathon, $10 for the 5k, and $2 for the one-mile race.

In addition to the top finishers, prizes will be awarded to the school whose participants accumulate the most mileage in the half marathon and 5k races, and the business that enters the most participants in the 5k and half marathon races.

Running groups are being organized to help participants train for the races. For more information on running groups or to pre-register, contact Andrea Ednie at 255-1303 or aednie@maine.edu.

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Machias Valley Run
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Psi Delta will be holding sign-up's for their blood drive in the cafe from Wednesday April 24th, through Monday the 29th during lunch and dinner hours. For more information contact Taylor Cooper at, 1-(413)-841-2463

Blood Drive Sign-ups

Venus by Joshua LumanJoin UMM student Joshua Luman for the opening of his senior show, "Savage Love," at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 29 in the UMM Art Gallery, located on the first floor of Powers Hall.

Luman's show combines photography, music, painting, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, and hand-made paper to provide an immersive, multisensory experience.

The installation will be on display through May 11.

Opening Reception: "Savage Love"
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The blood drive is open to all students and will be held in the Reynold's Center Gym.  For more information contact, Matthew Hayes at matthew.hayes1@maine.edu.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Join UMM student Alexandra Coleman for the opening of her senior art show on Tuesday, April 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the UMM Art Gallery, located on the first floor of Powers Hall.

Coleman's exhibit is a combination of charcoal on paper and photography, focused around the human form, emotions, and feelings.

The exhibit will be on display through May 11.

Opening Reception: Alexandra Coleman's Senior Show

 

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