CANCELED: “Black Girl in Maine”

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Sorry to say that we just heard from Shay Stewart-Bouley that she can’t be here next week. This event is postponed until further notice. Join us for an evening with “Black Girl in Maine,” award-winning local blogger Shay Stewart-Bouley, on Monday, … Read More

Live at the PAC Presents Juice

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Boston-based septet Juice will bring their distinctive blend of rock, R&B and hip-hop to the stage at the University of Maine at Machias on Thursday, October 11 at 8 p.m. Learn more about Juice at: This event is part of … Read More

Watch Gubernatorial Forum Here

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Couldn’t join us for Sunday’s forum with gubernatorial candidates? UMM live streamed the event, and it’s now available to watch here. We’re proud to serve as a home for important conversations like this one.    

Dawnland to show at UMM

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The University of Maine at Machias will present a screening of the award-winning documentary film “Dawnland,” on Monday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. This feature-length film follows the first-ever Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Native Americans as its members travel … Read More

Cause of Maine Clam Decline Identified

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Juvenile soft-shell “steamer” clams are not surviving to adulthood due to high levels of predation extensive field research shows. The research, led by Dr. Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias and Director … Read More

UMM 107th Commencement, Sunday May 13

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University of Maine at Machias to Hold 107th Annual Commencement MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias will hold its 107th Commencement Ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13 in the Reynolds Center gymnasium. One hundred and three … Read More

UMM 2018 Honors Convocation

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UMM Presents over $71,000 in Scholarship Awards at Honors Convocation The University of Maine at Machias held its annual Honors Convocation on April 25 and presented more than $71,000 in scholarships and awards. The event was held in the campus … Read More

Celebrate UMM Day!

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The University of Maine at Machias will hold its annual Celebrate UMM Day on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. This event celebrates the work of students in the areas of academics and community service, and includes student presentations, displays, videos, music … Read More

UMM Sexual Assault Awareness Events

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The University of Maine at Machias will hold two events for April’s Sexual Assault Awareness month. In partnership with Atlantic Mental Health Center’s Sexual Assault Services, and the Next Step Domestic Violence Project, the university is hosting a Take Back … Read More

Celtic Trio to Perform at UMM

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Join us for Live at the PAC on Friday, April 13 at 8 pm for The Gothard Sisters! The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic group of three sisters, whose impressive array of talents have set them apart as one of the … Read More

Dog Comedians Coming to UMM

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Johnny Peers plays the straight man to a comedy troupe of dogs, and will take the stage at UMM on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. This is a slapstick comedy act unlike any other. … Read More

Sandi Bryand Donates Artwork to UMM

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Two new artworks have arrived on campus at the University of Maine at Machias. Both donated by Machias resident, Sandi Bryand, the sculptures are in place by the pond at the center of campus. One sculpture, metal work by Peter … Read More

UMM Program Recognized for Effectiveness

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UMM’s Psychology and Community Studies program is featured on the American Association of Colleges & Universities website alongside eight other academic departments across the country that have “crafted hands-on, project-based learning requirements that tackle public problems in concert with others.” Because of the innovative, successful … Read More

UMM Receives Major Grant to Support Student Success

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Machias, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias has received a $200,000 Davis Educational Foundation grant to improve student retention and academic performance by expanding a program called Supplemental Instruction. SI has been offered at the university in STEM … Read More

Student Documentary in the News

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MaineToday Magazine published an article about a film created by University of Maine at Machias students in Alan Kryszak’s Down East documentary class. The semester-long film project, “Who Made You in America?,” focuses on the current state of the immigration debate … Read More

Winter Carnival – Feb 10 — Updated

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Because of the weather forecast for Saturday (rain!) all outdoor portions of the Winter Carnival have been cancelled. However, please join us for the fun, indoor events listed below. Everything is free and open to the public. Showing of Thor … Read More

Monthly Live Music Starts on Jan. 29

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The University of Maine at Machias Student Engagement and Inclusion organization has launched a monthly concert series to take place in Kilburn Commons. Tunes at Noon will feature a different musical artist each month, and will take place from 11:15 … Read More

UMM in the News!

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UMM is back in the news! This story, aired on Maine Public’s Marketplace, features UMM’s 1+3 engineering program agreement with UMaine and our student, Phil Parent. Innovative educational opportunities are economic development, and this effort will help Maine attract and … Read More

UMM Clippers Continue to Be Awesome

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Once again, we’re bragging up our basketball players because they are so brag-worthy! Each week of the season, the Yankee Small College Conference chooses two players of the week. Selections are based on a combination of game statistics, personal stories, … Read More

Two Longtime UMM Faculty Members Have Passed Away

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We are saddened to learn of the recent deaths of two longtime UMM faculty members, Frances Robinson and Milton Fuller. Our thoughts and hearts are with their families. See links for more information.   Milton Fuller: Fran Robinson:

New Scholarship Program is BIG NEWS!

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UMM is so excited to announce a new scholarship program for Maine students. UMM (and three other campuses in the UMaine system) will provide additional support to cover all tuition and fees for Pell-eligible students who are full-time and who maintain a … Read More

UMM Marine Biology Students Make News

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Senior Rory Morgan is featured in the Bangor Daily News in their role as a SEA Fellow who presented results of their field research on Arctic surf clams conducted at the Downeast Institute. Rory participated a statewide symposium attended by … Read More

UMM Faculty (Literally) Guide The Way!

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Congrats to Karen Beeftink and Mark Douglas for earning their Maine Guide licenses! Both are professors of Environmental Recreation here at UMM. Karen is now a licensed Maine Guide in recreation and sea kayaking, and Mark’s license is in recreation. … Read More

UMM To Hold 106th Commencement

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University of Maine at Machias to Hold 106th Annual Commencement MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias will hold its 106th Commencement Ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13 in the Reynolds Center gymnasium. Eighty nine students will … Read More

UMM and WCCC Enter Into Landmark Collaboration

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MACHIAS, Maine — The Presidents of the University of Maine at Machias and Washington County Community College signed a landmark agreement Thursday afternoon which will insure that WCCC graduates, once they have achieved their associate degrees, are guaranteed admission to … Read More

DEI Awarded $1.8 Million to Continue Expansion

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  The Harold Alfond Foundation has made a $1.8 million gift to support the expansion of the Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education in the Washington County town of Beals.  The announcement was made by the Foundation’s Chairman, … Read More

UMM Athletic Positions Available

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University of Maine at Machias Athletics is currently searching for a Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, and Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. Successful candidates for each position should have at least two years of coaching experience in their … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Anna Adams

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The University of Maine at Machias Alumni Spotlight shines this week on Anna Adams of Rockland, a 2011 graduate of the Recreation Management Program. Anna is originally from Mariaville, Maine, and is currently the Community Outreach and Events Coordinator for … Read More

Haunted Forest Returns to UMM

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The University of Maine at Machias is hosting its annual Haunted Forest on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27 and 28. The event is sponsored by Dr. Karen Beeftink’s students in UMM’s Environment, Recreation and Tourism Management Program. There will be … Read More

UMM to Host Legislative Forum

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The University of Maine at Machias will hold its 2016 Washington County Legislative Candidates Forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in Science 102. Confirmed attendees include Senate candidates Rock Alley (D) and Joyce Maker (R), and House candidates Will … Read More

UMM Maine Policy Scholar Announced

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This year’s Maine Policy Scholar from the University of Maine at Machias is Alyssa De Silva,  who is researching the impact of the decline of the bee population on Washington County agricultural industries, such as blueberries and cranberries. UMM Professor … Read More

Coral Propagation at UMM Huge Success

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In the cool, daylight basement of the Science Building on the University of Maine at Machias campus, a dozen research aquariums are bubbling away, tended carefully by senior student Clair Aldrich and Biology Professor Dr. Gayle Kraus. The salt-water tanks … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Tim Caverly

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Today’s Alumni Spotlight shines on Tim Caverly of Millinocket, a 1972 UMM graduate with from the education program. Tim is currently a Maine author of seven books on the Maine outdoors, after serving more than three decades as a Maine … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Destiny Cook, ‘95

This week’s UMM Alumni Spotlight shines on Destiny Cook, formerly of Brewer and now of Gorham, who is a 1995 Recreation Management graduate. She is currently a district manager for Arbonne, International. Tell us a little bit about what you … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Winglass, ‘13

This week’s Alumni Spotlight shines on Jonathan Winglass, a 2013 UMM graduate with a degree in Recreation and Tourism Management. From New Hampshire, Jonathan now lives in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and works for the U.S. Department of Defense. His position … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Katie Beckwith, ‘12

The UMM Alumni Spotlight shines this week on Katie Beckwith, formerly of Van Buren, Maine, now living in Quito, Ecuador. Katie is a 2010 UMM graduate with a degree in  Environmental Recreation and Tourism. She is now the Business Development … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Katie Hackley, ‘12

The Alumni Spotlight this week shines on Katie Hackley of Avalon, California, a 2012 graduate of UMM with a degree in Marine Biology and Secondary Science Teaching Certification. a native of Connecticut, Katie is a Marine Science Instructor on Catalina … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Sterlynn Clendenin, ‘06

Today’s UMM Alumni Spotlight shines on Sterlynn Clendenin of Colorado Springs, Colorado. A native of Palm Coast, Florida, Sterlynn graduated from UMM in 2006 with a degree in Recreational Management. She is currently the University Events Specialist for the University … Read More