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Student-curated exhibit opens to public at UMM Art Gallery

Students in a museum management course at the University of Maine at Machias have completed the installation of a new art exhibit featuring work from the gallery’s permanent collection. “Works by Maine Artists from the UMM Permanent Collection: Celebrating 200 Years of Maine Statehood” is on view at the UMM Art Gallery through Feb. 2021. […]

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Counseling Center observes National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

The University of Maine at Machias Counseling Center will organize several events in September in recognition of National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month.  World Suicide Prevention Day on Thursday, Sept. 10 will be observed with informative posts on the Counseling Center Facebook page at fb.com/ummcounselingcenter. Visitors are encouraged to change their social media profile photos […]

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Merrill Library launches COVID-19 Community Journal Project

The University of Maine at Machias Merrill Library is asking community members to submit materials to a new digital archive that will document experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by a similar project developed by archivist Matthew Revitt at the University of Maine’s Raymond H. Fogler Library, the COVID-19 Community Journal Project aims to create […]

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Faculty art exhibit to open at UMM Art Gallery Feb. 12

The Art Gallery at the University of Maine at Machias will exhibit the work of three visual arts faculty members from Feb. 12–April 1. Leslie Bowman, Bernie Vinzani and Audra Christie are featured in “UMM Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit”, showcasing the artists’ breadth of expertise in a variety of mediums, including handmade paper and collages, […]

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UMM campus food pantry awarded with funds from UCU

The University of Maine at Machias F.O.O.D. (Food, Opportunity, Outreach, Dignity) Club is one of eight campus food pantries to receive a donation from the University Credit Union (UCU) as part of its annual Ending Hunger on Campus in Maine campaign. UCU branch manager Cathy Philbrick presented an $800 donation to the club at UMM’s […]

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33rd Annual Groundhog Day Extravaganza set for Feb. 1

The University of Maine at Machias will host its 33rd Annual Family Groundhog Day Extravaganza on Saturday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The free public “Cabin Fever Follies”-style event, which will feature a variety of performances, from music to stand-up comedy, is kid-friendly and open to the community. For more information or to […]

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UMM to host annual MLK Day sing-along, Jan. 20

The University of Maine at Machias will host an informal gathering of music-making and reflection on Monday, Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The free public event will be held in Powers Hall, Room 201 from 2–4 p.m. An annual tradition at UMM since the 1980s, the Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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UMM Presents $63,000 in Scholarship Awards at Honors Convocation

The University of Maine at Machias held its annual Honors Convocation on April 26 and presented more than $63,000 in scholarships and awards. The event was held in the campus’ Performing Arts Center and featured a welcome message from Interim President Sue Huseman. Huseman praised the work of the UMM students, particularly those who were […]

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Volunteerism Through UMM Can Lead to Careers

Cheyenne Robinson of Roque Bluffs was a student at the University of Maine at Machias when she began her internship at The Next Step, a domestic violence agency. Robinson then was hired on a part-time basis while a senior at UMM and is now a full-time employee, working with domestic violence survivors, along with updating […]

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