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Alumni Spotlight: Aisling Farragher-Gemma ’18

This month our Alumni Spotlight shines on Aisling Farragher-Gemma, a 2018 graduate of UMM’s marine biology program. Originally from Millis, Massachusetts, Farragher-Gemma is currently employed as a hatchery technician at Sea and Reef Aquaculture in Franklin, Maine. Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now.   I breed and raise designer clownfish and […]

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UMM Early College to launch summer institutes for high school students

A pilot program set to launch at the University of Maine at Machias this summer will give high school students an opportunity to preview college life and explore a potential degree pathway during a four-day stay on campus. The Early College Summer Institute, an initiative of UMM’s Early College program, will be offered July 8–11. […]

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Poetry reading: Jason Grundstrom-Whitney at Merrill Library, March 12

Poet Jason Grundstrom-Whitney will read from his newly published collection, “Bear, Coyote, Raven,” on March 12 at the University of Maine at Machias Merrill Library. The free public event begins at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 255.1254. Grundstrom-Whitney, a Bear Clan member of […]

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UMM student-athletes make YSCC All-Academic Team

The Yankee Small College Conference announced its 2019 Fall All-Academic Team on Feb. 15, with 20 University of Maine at Machias student-athletes earning spots on the team. To receive the honor, student-athletes must earn a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Those honored were: Women’s Cross Country KwiNam Park Leah S. Woodward Women’s Volleyball Caitlin Reynolds […]

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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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University of Maine at Machias announces fall 2019 Dean’s List

The University of Maine at Machias recognized 195 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2019 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 167 are from Maine, 22 are from 10 other states and six are from four countries other than the U.S. Listed below are students who received Dean’s List […]

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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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Annual Community Holiday Party Dec. 19

The University of Maine at Machias will host its annual Community Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 4–6 p.m. in the Reynolds Center. Activities will include children’s games, an inflatable bounce house, live music, cookie decorating, and a card-making station for local nursing home residents. Treats and beverages will be provided. To help provide […]

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