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National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month events at UMaine Machias

University of Maine at Machias will hold events in recognition of National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month in September. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that the rate of suicide in Maine, like the nation as a whole, has been increasing since 2006. On an average, 257 Maine citizens die […]

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UMM announces 2021 alumni awards

The University of Maine at Machias has recognized two alumni for outstanding professional achievement and service to the community.  Krystyn Ransom of Enosburg Falls, Vermont is the 2021 Young Alumna Award recipient and Pablo Roberto Jarrin Yepez of Ibarra, Ecuador is this year’s Distinguished Alumnus. Both are UMM Class of 2015 graduates. Ransom earned bachelor’s […]

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Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian announced

Carol Smith of Jonesport is the 2021 University of Maine at Machias valedictorian and Alisha Burtt of Sturbridge, Massachusetts is this year’s salutatorian. Smith is a secondary education major with a concentration in social studies and a minor in history. She honed her teaching skills as a tutor in the UMM study center, and as […]

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UMM announces 2021 Ivy Orator and Senior Watch Awards

Three graduating seniors at the University of Maine at Machias are being honored for their contributions to the campus community. Lexi Daggett of New Vineyard was elected Ivy Orator by UMM Class of 2021 graduates. The Ivy Orator traditionally delivers a lighthearted, humorous speech at Honors Convocation to reflect on the college experience.   Daggett is […]

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Murdock fitness center resumes sale of new memberships, day passes

The Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center has resumed the sale of new memberships and day passes, following the successful reopening of its fitness room to existing members in March. The facility is open weekdays from 6 a.m.–7 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m–7 p.m. Visitors must comply with all health and safety policies, including social distancing […]

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University of Maine at Machias plans hybrid commencement ceremony

The University of Maine at Machias will celebrate its class of 2021 and class of 2020 graduates in a hybrid ceremony with both virtual and in-person components. Graduates are invited to march in-person at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8 in UMM’s Performing Arts Center, following health and safety guidelines. There will be no spectators and […]

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Alumni Spotlights: Amity Katharine Libby ’99

This month our spotlight shines on Amity Katharine Libby, who earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts at the University of Maine at Machias in 1999. Originally from the Washington County town of Talmadge, Libby is now a self-employed artist living in Dixfield, Maine. Libby also teaches online courses on botanical paper artwork, which can […]

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UMaine/UMM Regional Campus Task Force formed to advance partnership

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias President Joan Ferrini-Mundy released a memo Friday announcing the appointment of a Regional Campus Task Force to “review and recommend timelines and steps for completing the transition of UMM to a UMaine regional campus.” The 20-member task force, chaired by Emily Haddad, dean of the UMaine […]

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