Husson University seeks material for archives

Posted Jan. 04, 2010, at 8:17 p.m.

Last week I received an e-mail from Paul Husson reporting that among his “tasks at Husson University,” which was founded by his late father, “are the Archives,” and Paul Husson needs your help.

Husson wrote that he would appreciate our readers’ “assistance in locating the following: early issues of student newspapers, alumni publications, early catalogs and yearbooks, correspondence and photographs, preferably labeled.”

Archivist Husson also is seeking “publications authored by Husson alumni, athletics and student activities, biographical information of prominent alumni, and any other records and memorabilia from Shaw Business School, the Bangor Maine School of Commerce, Husson College and the Eastern Maine General Hospital School of Nursing.”

Husson added, “We would also enjoy hearing from alumni from those early years. Time to look in the attic!”

If you can help, write to Paul Husson at Husson University, One College Circle, Bangor 04401; call him at 941-7074; or e-mail hussonp@husson.edu.

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Vicki French Bickford wants “to make a difference in the world” by becoming a member of Up With People, so she is trying hard to raise the $16,000 she needs to be part of the nonprofit organization that focuses on community service.

Bickford e-mailed that she has “been accepted to join Up With People” this month, but that she still needs to raise $6,000 in order to join the program.

If Bickford is successful with her fundraising, she will leave Maine on Jan. 7 for Denver to join the group.

Donations can be made through PayPal at friendvic@hotmail.com; mailed to her at 7 Water St., Caribou 04736; or by donating directly to UWP through its Web site at www.upwithpeople.org under the “get involved” tab and including her name.

Frequent-flier miles for her travel also would be appreciated.

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As part of its 2010 Ocean Environment Lecture Series, Marine Environmental Research Institute invites you to hear Capt. Charles Moore present the first lecture of its 20th anniversary season, “A Sea of Plastic.”

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at MERI in Blue Hill.

A reception precedes the presentation at 6 p.m.

MERI reports that Capt. Moore is “widely recognized for his 1997 discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating mass of plastic debris twice the size of Texas.”

This lecture is sponsored by Blue Hill Co-op Community Market and Cafe and Blue Hill Inn.

For more information, call 374-2135 or visit www.meriresearch.org.

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In my column of Dec. 24, I included information provided by Norma Milton that Halfway Home Pet Rescue in Caribou has available for sale copies of “The Christmas Note,” written and signed by authors Skeeter Davis and Cathie Pelletier, and illustrated and signed by Carl Hileman.

The books, which are $20 each plus $5 for shipping and handling, can be ordered by calling Milton.

However, at the time she sent that e-mail, Milton wrote this week, she used her former telephone number.

“We just moved in November, so I sometimes forget which number is right,” Milton wrote.

So, if you would like to purchase one of the nine copies left, call Milton at 492-1722.

As of Dec. 30, HHPR had helped 168 animals in 2009.

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Sharon Smith wrote “the Monroe Community Church will start off the new year” with a free Soups, Salad and Breads Supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan 16, at the church.

The supper, Smith said, is “a way to say ‘thank you’ to the community for supporting our past culinary endeavors.”

“Of course,” she added, any “free-will donations are always accepted.”

Since space is limited, you need to call Joyce Hillman at 525-9908 “to reserve your seats.”

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; javerill@bangordailynews.net; 990-8288.

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