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UMM will suspend its athletics program

The University of Maine at Machias will suspend its intercollegiate athletics program for an indefinite period, effective July 21. The suspension is part of a broader effort to reduce expenditures and restructure campus operations in response to budget constraints, which have been exacerbated by unexpected costs and loss of revenues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Heather Ball

Ball named assistant vice president of academic affairs

Heather Ball, associate professor of special education, has been named assistant vice president of academic affairs (AVPAA) at the University of Maine at Machias, effective July 15. Ball has been a member of the UMM community since 2002. She has served as special education program coordinator since 2005, and recently chaired the university’s professional studies […]

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Scott Mulcahy

Mulcahy named facilities director as UMM prepares for fall return

A new director of facilities management has been named at the University of Maine at Machias. Scott Mulcahy will supervise a 10-member maintenance and custodial staff, serve as the UMM Emergency Operations Center (EOC) incident commander and sit on the University of Maine EOC Planning Committee. He replaces outgoing director Bob Farris, who retired in […]

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Snow Ross

Alumni Spotlight: Snow Ross ’95

This month our Alumni Spotlight shines on Snow Ross, who earned an elementary education degree from UMM in 1995. Ross is a third-grade teacher at the Trenton Elementary School in Trenton, Maine, where she also teaches students about gardening as part of the school’s Growing Up Green Program. This May, Ross was selected for a […]

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Student walking on campus

UMM announces plan to provide private dorm rooms to all students

While an official decision on reopening University of Maine System campuses this fall is pending, the University of Maine at Machias is developing possible safe return protocols. For students, those protocols pending approval could include private dorm rooms for all residential students. Students will not pay additional fees for the private accommodations. The policy is […]

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Community-based learning workshop offered to UMS educators

An online workshop series for educators, “Service Learning/Community-Based Learning: Making It Work for Your Students, Your Community, Your University,” will be offered in July to University of Maine System faculty members and graduate students. Linda Silka, Senior Fellow at UMaine’s George Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions; Lois-Ann Kuntz, associate professor of psychology at UMM; and […]

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Polly Goddard

Alumni Spotlight: Polly Goddard ’93

This month our Alumni Spotlight shines on Polly Goddard, who graduated with a degree in Outdoor Recreation Management in 1993. Originally from Kent, Connecticut, Goddard now lives in Harwich, Massachusetts, where she runs her own coaching and consulting business. Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now.   I’m a professional development coach […]

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Students in UMM's geographic information science laboratory

UMM to offer new degree in environmental geographic information science

Beginning in fall 2020, the University of Maine at Machias will be the only public university in Maine to offer a four-year degree program in geographic information systems (GIS). The bachelor’s degree in environmental geographic information science replaces UMM’s major in environmental studies. The curriculum will point students toward more specific career paths within the […]

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Jo Ellen Scribner and Leigh Alley

UMM announces 2020 alumni awards

The University of Maine at Machias has recognized two alumni for outstanding professional achievement and service to the community. Leigh Alley of Jonesport is the 2020 Young Alumnus Award recipient and Jo Ellen Scribner is this year’s Distinguished Alumna.  Alley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from UMM in 2002 and has since earned four […]

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