UMM to offer virtual info session on geospatial programs

University of Maine at Machias professor Tora Johnson will host a virtual information session on degrees, certificates and online courses in geographic information systems (GIS) technology at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 207.255.1318. Pre-registration for the free public event is required; register here. Johnson is […]

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UMM fitness center will reopen to members March 1

The Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center at the University of Maine at Machias will reopen its fitness facilities on March 1. A pool reopening date has not yet been scheduled. The fitness center will open 6 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday–Friday and 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday to anyone with active membership as of March 15, 2020. Day […]

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University of Maine at Machias announces fall 2020 Dean’s List

The University of Maine at Machias recognized 133 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2020 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 111 are from Maine, 18 are from 11 other states and seven are from six countries other than the U.S. Due to the unusual and challenging circumstances faced […]

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Alumni Spotlights: Bennett Ellis ’14

This month’s spotlight shines on Bennett Ellis, who has been working as an aquaculture production technician at the Downeast Institute (DEI) since 2014, after completing two summer internships there as an undergraduate student. Originally from Hopedale, Mass., Ellis graduated from the marine biology program at the University of Maine at Machias in 2014 and currently […]

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Alumni Spotlights: Cara Cushing ’20

This month our spotlight shines on Cara Cushing, a 2020 graduate of UMM’s college studies program. Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., she currently lives in Washington County and has stayed on at the University of Maine at Machias as a staff member in the public relations department. Tell us a little bit about what you are […]

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Expanding Early College program adds new certificates, scholarships

Enrollment has surged in the Early College program at the University of Maine at Machias amid an expansion that includes seven new certificate pathways and increased scholarship opportunities in response to workforce needs in the region and the state. The program, which allows high school students to earn college credits at UMM, has seen an […]

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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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WaYS Program for Native American students will expand to UMM campus

Darren Ranco plans to bolster one of the Wabanaki Center’s signature programs to increase Native American student retention and success in college and bring it to the University of Maine at Machias. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Ranco, chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, and his colleagues, $283,164 to expand […]

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Alumni Spotlights: Mandie Pepperman ’11

This month’s spotlight shines on Mandie Pepperman, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Community Studies in 2011. Originally from Farmington, Maine, Pepperman remained in the Down East region after graduation. She is currently a senior director at Sunrise Opportunities in Machias, an organization that provides resources and services to adults and children […]

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