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The Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center will hold an open house on Tuesday, October 1st from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitors will have access to the swimming pool and gym, a sampler of group fitness classes, nutritional information, body fat assessments, and healthy snacks. The event is free and open to both current members and non-members.

For more information, contact Leigh Ann Garstecki at 255-1404 or

Fitness and Aquatics Center Open House

Dr. Malcolm Hunter, Libra Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, will deliver a lecture on Wednesday, October 2, at 11 a.m. in room 102 of the UMM Science Building. His talk is titled "Where are the Trees and Beetles Going? Maintaining Biodiversity in a Period of Uncertain Climate Change." The lecture is free and open to the public.

The inaugural Roque Island Lecture on Environmental Conservation is funded by the Eastern Maine Conservation Initiative (EMCI). The purpose of the lecture series is to bring speakers to UMM to honor the institution's role in environmental conservation and to allow students and the public to hear about interesting areas in the field.

Dr. Hunter’s research experience covers a variety of ecosystems and organisms – birds, amphibians, insects, vascular plants, mammals, reptiles, lakes, peatlands, grasslands, and more – but his major focus is on forest ecosystems and the maintenance of their biological diversity. He has worked in 25 countries, mainly in Africa and the Himalayas. As a researcher and advisor he interacts with a broad spectrum of organizations such as the Society for Conservation Biology (serving as President from 2001-2003), The Nature Conservancy, and U.S. Forest Service.

Environmental Conservation Lecture: Malcolm Hunter

Women: 5 p.m.
Men: 7 p.m.

Soccer vs. UMaine-Augusta

Free concert with Maine blues band Poke Chop and the Other White Meat. Free and open to all.

Concert: Poke Chop and the Other White Meat

UMM vs. UMaine-Presque Isle: 10 a.m.
UMM vs. UMaine-Fort Kent: 12 p.m.
UMM vs. UMaine-Presque Isle: 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. UMPI & UMFK

Sponsored by FB Productions


Tickets are $22.50 and are on sale at and at the Blue Bird Ranch Restaurant in Machias

Bob Marley Tour

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TOPS Weekly Meetings

Carl Little (Photo by Meggie Booth)MACHIAS, Maine – Author and art critic Carl Little will present a slide talk based on his new book, The Art of Francis Hamabe, in the Art Gallery at the University of Maine at Machias on Tuesday, October 8, at 7 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. The event is hosted by the Maine Writers Series at UMM.  

The Art of Francis Hamabe covers the life and work of one of Maine’s most beloved artists. Born in 1917 in Orange, New Jersey, to a Japanese father and Swedish mother, Hamabe served in World War II and subsequently attended the Rhode Island School of Design. Moving to Maine in 1947, he established himself as a sought-after painter, printmaker, ceramicist, and puppeteer. He was the first art instructor at the Farnsworth Art Museum and later taught at the University of Maine at Machias. Hamabe also served as art director for Down East and Maine Life magazines and for the state’s first public television station in Orono.

In his talk, Little will offer a selection of Hamabe’s work, from modernist oil paintings and lively Sumi ink abstractions to his well-known screen print posters of Maine villages. Vintage photographs and examples of Hamabe’s witty and stylish graphic work will also be featured.  

Little has written a number of art books, most recently Nature & Culture: The Art of Joel Babb. His book Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond won the first John N. Cole Prize from Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He contributes articles to Art New England, Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors and Island Journal. The Art of Francis Hamabe was published by Marshall Wilkes and designed by Karin Wilkes, director of Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth.

The talk is free and open to the public. The UMM Art Gallery is located on the first floor of Powers Hall.

Maine Writers Series: Carl Little

The Aquired Brain Injury Advisory Council (ABIAC) will hold public hearings to receive information from persons with brain injuries, their families, rehabilitation experts, providers of services and the public in an effort to generate greater understanding of this growing public health issue. The ABIAC is seeking responses to the Council’s published priorities and the unmet needs of persons with brain injuries and their families.

For more information, contact the Office of Aging & Disability Services at the Maine Department of Health & Human Services at (207) 287-6656 or

Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council Public Forum

The 100% Society will host a National Coming Out Day Open Mic.

100% Society Open Mic

Women: 3 p.m.
Men: 5 p.m.

Soccer vs. UMaine-Presque Isle

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TOPS Weekly Meetings

Sponsored by the W.C. Consortium for School Improvement

Harvest of Ideas Teachers Workshop

Machias Memorial High School PSATs


Wayne Maines will present a talk on bullying and transgender awareness at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16th in room 102 of the Science Building.

Maines is all too familiar with transgender discrimination and bullying—his transgender daughter is “Susan Doe” in the recent Maine Supreme Court discrimination case on gender identity in the use of public school restrooms. The Maines family appealed the November 2012 Superior Court decision that determined there was no lawful discrimination in the original case. The Supreme Court must now decide what constitutes illegal gender discrimination under the Maine Human Rights Act.

The talk is part of National Spirit Day’s gender identity awareness and solidarity against bullying event, and is sponsored by UMM’s 100% Society, Human Resources, and the Arts and Letters Division. Refreshments will be served.

Talk on Bullying and Transgender Awareness

Finfish Aquaculture Panel
Part of the Food and Community Series

Co-hosted by UMM Psychology & Community Studies Program & UMaine Cooperative Extension Washington County

Free and open to the public

Finfish Aquaculture Panel

UMM will host a Preview Day for prospective students and their families on Friday, October 18. For more information or to register, visit

Preview Day

Sponsored by the Machias Historical Society

Annual History Symposium

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TOPS Weekly Meetings

Tuesdays, Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 17

10:00 a.m.-Noon

Neighbors Care Volunteer Center Meetings

UMM vs. Husson University: 6:30 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Husson University

Sponsored by The Binnacle and Dead Poets Society (Araby).

Open Mic

Affordable Care Act: Make it Work for You
Thursday, October 24, 6-8 p.m.
Science Building, Room 102

Access the online live stream of this event at

Co-hosted by Porter Memorial Library and the Psychology and Community Studies Program at UMM

What does the Affordable Care Act mean to you? Learn where to look for answers to your questions about the new health insurance Marketplace. Locate a health insurance Navigator, or a Certified Application Counselor, to walk you through your health insurance application.

Guest Speakers:

6-7:30 p.m.
Deidre DeRoche, Outreach & Education Specialist for Maine Community Health Options

7:30-8 p.m.
Deb Shields, Certified Application Counselor and Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator for Eastport Health Care

Affordable Care Act Forum

A film screening of "A Place at the Table," a documentary on food insecurity in the United States. This event is part of the Food and Community Series.

Admission is free; Donations for local food pantries welcome.

Co-hosted by UMM Psychology and Community Studies Program and Washington County Food and Fuel Alliance.

Film Screening: "A Place at the Table"

Shakespeare's The Twelfth Night
Performed by the Theater at Monmouth

12 p.m. performance for middle and high school students
6 p.m. performance open to the public

Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and community students, and free for UMM students. Families may get in for $10. For advance tickets to the 6 p.m. show, contact Barbie Holmes at 255-1312.

Theater at Monmouth performing Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

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TOPS Weekly Meetings
The UMM Clippers soccer teams play on Wednesday, October 30, in the opening round of the USCAA Soccer National Championships in West Virginia. We'll be streaming both games live at Kilburn Commons.

Women: UMM vs. Penn College at 11 a.m.
Men: UMM vs. Penn State Brandywine at 1:30 p.m.

If you can't make the viewing party, you can still follow the scores on the USCAA web site at

Go Clippers!!!

Soccer Viewing Party

Join the Advising Center and Student Affairs for the 3rd Annual Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31, from 1 to 5 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Powers Hall.

They'll have baked goods, coffee, cider, candy, and pumpkin bowling.

Get a sneak peek at the spring 2014 course list, and sign up for a time to meet with your faculty mentor to pick out classes. (Course registration is November 12–18)

Attention students: Get entered into a drawing for prizes just for showing up. Feel free to show up in costume!

Advising Center Halloween Party


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