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Navy Veteran and Educator Wayne Peters to Receive UMM Alumni Award

Navy Veteran and Educator Wayne Peters to Receive UMM Alumni Award

MACHIAS, Maine – Wayne Peters, a Navy veteran and local school teacher, will receive the University of Maine at Machias’ Distinguished Alumni Award at the University’s 101st commencement on Saturday, May 12.

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Published on 23-Apr-12 15:26


UMaine-Machias Flash Mob Entertains Prospective Students

UMaine-Machias Flash Mob Entertains Prospective Students

MACHIAS, Maine – Prospective students visiting the University of Maine at Machias on Friday were surprised when a seemingly normal campus barbecue turned into a flash mob staged just for them. Forty-five prospective students, along with their families, were on campus for the second of UMM’s Spring Preview Days.

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Published on 20-Apr-12 11:31


UMM Summer Session Offers More Than 50 Courses

UMM Summer Session Offers More Than 50 Courses

MACHIAS, Maine – Students can choose from more than 50 courses being offered at the University of Maine at Machias this summer. The wide variety of online and on-site courses provide current students an opportunity to get ahead with their studies, while prospective students and the general public can earn academic credit during the summer.

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Published on 19-Apr-12 17:05


Food Pantries the Focus of April 28 Community Listening Session

Food Pantries the Focus of April 28 Community Listening Session

MACHIAS, Maine – A community listening session aimed at increasing support for local food pantries will be held 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the University of Maine at Machias. The session is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Portside room of Kimball Hall.

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Published on 18-Apr-12 16:17


UMM Book Arts Studio Receives $30K Grant for High-speed Bindery

UMM Book Arts Studio Receives $30K Grant for High-speed Bindery

MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias has received a $30,000 grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to add a high-speed bindery to its professional Book Arts Studio. The studio is home to the UMM Press and serves as the printing facility for students in the English and Book Arts degree program.

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Published on 17-Apr-12 12:09


NeCastro Creative Writing Scholarship to be Presented at Honors Convocation

NeCastro Creative Writing Scholarship to be Presented at Honors Convocation

MACHIAS, Maine – The Peter J. and Carmella R. NeCastro Creative Writing Scholarship will be presented for the first time during the 2012 University of Maine at Machias Honors Convocation, to be held Wednesday, April 25, in the UMM Performing Arts Center. The annual event, which is highlighted by the Ivy Oration, Senior Watch Awards, and the celebration of student achievements, starts at 11:30 a.m.

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Published on 17-Apr-12 09:22


UMM to Hold Preview Day for Prospective Students April 20

UMM to Hold Preview Day for Prospective Students April 20

MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will host a spring Preview Day for interested students and their families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 20.

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Published on 13-Apr-12 16:44


UMM Students Plan Upcoming Running and Canoe Races

UMM Students Plan Upcoming Running and Canoe Races

MACHIAS, Maine – Students in the Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management program at the University of Maine at Machias have been busy planning two upcoming adventure races. The Machias Valley Run, which includes several road races for adults and youth, will be held Saturday, April 21. The 21st Annual East River Challenge, an exciting canoe race down the East Machias River, is set for Saturday, April 28.

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Published on 13-Apr-12 12:34


UMM Juried Student Art Show on Display Through April 20

UMM Juried Student Art Show on Display Through April 20

MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias’ Juried Student Art Exhibit is on display in the UMM Art Galleries through April 20. The exhibit features the work of eighteen students.

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Published on 13-Apr-12 11:18


Retiring WCCC President Joyce Hedlund to Speak at UMM Commencement

Retiring WCCC President Joyce Hedlund to Deliver Keynote at UMM Commencement

MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias has announced that Dr. Joyce Hedlund, retiring president of Washington County Community College in Calais, will deliver the keynote address at UMM’s 101st commencement ceremony in May.

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Published on 10-Apr-12 18:41


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