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Red Sox Game
Linda Buckmaster
Linda Buckmaster

MACHIAS, Maine – The Maine Writers Series at the University of Maine at Machias will host Belfast writers Elizabeth Garber and Linda Buckmaster for a reading at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2. The two will read from their poetry, memoir, and fiction.

Buckmaster has lived within a few blocks of the tideline most of her life, growing up on Florida’s Space Coast and spending the past three decades in midcoast Maine. Former Poet Laureate of Belfast, she has written three chapbooks of poetry, and her poetry, essay, fiction, and journalism have appeared in regional and national journals. She teaches in the University of Maine System, and her "day job" is with the nonprofit Women, Work and Community. She is currently working on a collection essays about growing up in Florida.

Elizabeth Garber (Patricia Shea photo)
Elizabeth Garber

Garber’s poems are grounded in distinctive Maine moments in town and on islands. Her third collection of poems, True Affections: Poems from a Small Town, continues her exploration of a life well-lived in Maine. Garber's previous two books of poetry are Listening Inside the Dance (2005) and Pierced by the Seasons (2004). Three of her poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on his radio show The Writer’s Almanac. Garber is currently completing two memoirs, The Architect's Daughter and A Last Great Love.

The event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Book Arts Studio, located in Dorward Hall. For more information, contact Robert Froese at 255-1334.

Maine Writers Series: Linda Buckmaster & Elizabeth Garber

Flu Shot Clinics for UMM Employees and Students

Oct. 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Oct. 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
in Dorward Hall Main Lounge

We will bill insurances for employees and students with UMM insurance.
All others $2 per shot.

For more information, contact Suzanne Mace, Coordinator of Health Services, at or 255-1275.

Flu Shot Clinic

UMM will celebrate the freedom to read during the annual Banned Books Week, September 30–October 6. Join UMM faculty, staff, and students from 2–3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3 for a Banned Books Read-Out in Merrill Library. Participants will read passages from their favorite banned and challenged books.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. The event highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Association of American Publishers, and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

For more information, contact Gerard NeCastro at 255-1293.

Banned Books Read-Out

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

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Soccer vs. Unity College
Mike Belliveau
Mike Belliveau

MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will host Mike Belliveau, director of the Environmental Health Strategy Center, for a talk on the Precautionary Principle at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3.

Belliveau’s talk follows the mid-September presentation by Jonathan Adler on the Precautionary Principle, a prescription for policy and process in areas of risk and uncertainty, including climate change, public health, and national security policy. Adler is a professor of law and director of the Center for Business Law & Regulations at Case Western University. Video of Adler’s talk can be accessed at

For 30 years Belliveau has worked as a science policy analyst, health advocate and social entrepreneur. He led the 2008 campaign to pass a landmark safer chemicals reform law in Maine, and other policies to replace dangerous chemicals such as mercury, lead, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) with safer alternatives. In the last decade, he has played a national leadership role in the health-based movement to overhaul federal chemical policy. In 2005, Belliveau co-founded Safer States, the national alliance behind the growing wave of state-based safer chemical reforms.

The talk is free and open to the public and will take place in the Portside room of Kimball Hall. It will also be streamed live on the UMM Web site at There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion following the presentation.

For more information, contact Jon Reisman at or 207-255-1242.

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Speaker: Mike Belliveau

Open to UMM students.

Juggler Charles Peachock

Flu Shot Clinics for UMM Employees and Students

Oct. 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Oct. 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
in Dorward Hall Main Lounge

We will bill insurances for employees and students with UMM insurance.
All others $2 per shot.

For more information, contact Suzanne Mace, Coordinator of Health Services, at or 255-1275.

Flu Shot Clinic

Georgeann and Condon Kuhl: Tuscany to Pompeii and Beyond

On display October 5 through November 30.

An Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, October 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The UMM Art Galleries are located on the first floor of Powers Hall. For more information contact Bernie Vinzani at 255-1279.

Exhibit Opening: Georgeann and Condon Kuhl

Men: 2 p.m.

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Men's Soccer vs. NMCC

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

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Soccer vs. Vermont Tech

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, October 15, 2012
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Clipper Lounge, Sennett Hall

Blood Drive

Open to UMM students.

Open Mic Monday
There will be a Party in Pink Zumbathon on Friday, October 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Reynolds Center Gymnasium. A $5 donation gets you in the door and proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. All ages and experience levels welcome!
Tickets are on sale now in Campus Activities (Kimball Hall 15 & 17). Cost is only $30 per person and includes round-trip transportation and dinner. Bring a pillow and a blanket... the bus departs at 3:30 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. arrival in Boston.

For more information, contact Christopher Zukas at 255-1245 or

Student Trip to Boston
Labor historian Dr. Priscilla Murolo will speak on hidden histories of movements for women's liberation and how deeper knowledge of the past helps us rethink and revitalize feminism today. Sponsored by the Sunrise Senior College.

Free and open to all.

"Re-Imagining Feminism" with Priscilla Murolo
MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias has announced plans for an eleven-day trip to China in May 2014 for both students and community members. The trip will run May 19 through 29, 2014. The trip will include tours around the Chinese cities of Beijing, Xian, Guilin, and Shanghai. Many famous landmarks and attractions will be visited, including Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall of China, Reed Flute Cave, the “Bird’s Nest” and “Water Cube” from the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing Zoo, Temple of Heaven, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Li River, and many others. Information sessions about the trip are scheduled for Wednesday, October 24 at 6 p.m., and Saturday, November 3 at 1 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the UMM Science Building, room 102. 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. The tour fee includes 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. Discounts are provided to travelers who sign up early. For more information on the China trip, contact Randall Kindleberger at 255-1382 or
China Trip Info Session

Open to UMM students.

Comedian Will Marfori
Open to UMM Students.
Trivia Night

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

Celebrate Machias is a day of events celebrating the past, present, and future of Machias. View the full schedule of events here:

9:00am-1:00pm--Marine Mammals Lab Open House, stop by to visit with Professor Gayle Kraus and students and see the skeleton they are working on.  UMM Science Building.  (University of Maine at Machias)

9:30am-11:45am--History Symposium "Two Rivers History:  The Machias and Middle Rivers" at the Machias Grange (Machias Historical Society)

11:30am--Halloween Story Time and Party for Kids at the Porter Memorial Children's Library (Porter Memorial Library)

11:30am-5:00pm--Learn about the Two Rivers Project!  Stop by the tent on Route 1 near Station 1898.  Learn about this unique community conservation project and contribute to the campaign.  (Downeast Coastal Conservancy)

1:00pm--Historical Walk in Machias, Meeting Location TBD (Downeast Coastal Conservancy)

3:00pm--Thrill the World!, watch as a group of zombies from Machias take part in an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller", Route 1 in front of Station 1898 across from Helen's. Visit the Thrill the World Machias Facebook group to learn more.

3:30pm-5:30pm--Sunset Hike on the Sunrise Trail with music, and concessions at the Station 1898 warming house.  Enjoy the cool weather with a stroll on the Sunrise Trail followed by a caramel apple at Station 1898.  Keep your eyes open for zombies who may be out on the trail as well! (Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and Downeast Coastal Conservancy)

4:00pm--Sunrise Surprise Family Nature Walk.  Parents and kids, join us for a nature adventure as we explore along the Sunrise Trail.  Meet at Station 1898.  (Downeast Coastal Conservancy)

5:30pm-7:30pm--Walk the lighted Labyrinth in the woods at UMM.  Entrance is behind Torrey Hall. (University of Maine at Machias)

7:00pm--Screening of "Betting the Farm" followed by a Q&A session, at UMM's Performing Arts Center (University of Maine at Machias)

Celebrate Machias!

Part of the Four Seasons of Food and Community Series. A screening of the film "Betting the Farm," a documentary about the farms behind MOO milk. The filmmakers and farmers from Tide Mill Farm will be there for Q & A after the film.

The Four Seasons of Food and Community lecture and workshop series at UMM was designed to raise awareness and increase participation in local food efforts, and is a collaboration with the Washington County Food and Fuel Alliance.

Film Screening: Betting the Farm

Open to UMM students.

Monster Mash Costume Party

Join us for the Second Annual Advising Center Halloween Party, open to UMM students, staff, and faculty.

The Advising Center will serve free coffee, cider, and hot chocolate all day long.

Students who come in costume will have their name entered twice in a prize drawing for a gift certificate to Helen's Restaurant. Students who do not dress up will have their name entered once.

Advising Center Halloween Party

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