June 22, 2018
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Finance book aimed at high school, middle school students

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

ORONO, Maine — Sarah Morehead, a personal financial planner and doctoral student at the University of Maine, has published a book aimed at high-school and middle-school students.

“I Hate Money! Understanding Your Financial Attitude” presents the basics of finance and consumer attitudes in 108 pages.

As a lecturer in household financial education, Morehead has spent the past few semesters teaching and counseling hundreds of UMaine undergraduates and middle- and high-school students about the psychology of economics and basic budgeting, according to a press release issued by the university.

“I Hate Money! Understanding Your Financial Attitude” is available in an e-book format. It can be purchased at www.Lulu.com.

Upward Bound Math-Science Program to focus on food, nutrition, exercise

ORONO, Maine — High school students from rural Maine and urban Massachusetts will gather at the University of Maine for six weeks this summer to participate in the Upward Bound Math-Science Program.

The program will run from Sunday, June 26, through Wednesday, Aug. 3, according to a UMaine press release.

The 2011 summer research subject is food, nutrition and exercise. Participants will study the foods they eat, examine biochemistry and how food works in the human body. Campers also will investigate nutrients to learn more about whether typical diets provide sufficient health and energy benefits.

By examining their own diets, and those of others in the Upward Bound program, student researchers will develop questions and hypotheses, which they will test by collecting and studying data from food journals kept by program volunteers.

“We will also be working with one of UMaine’s athletic trainers, who will help us take baseline measurements related to flexibility, strength and speed,” Kelly Ilseman, assistant director of UMaine’s Upward Bound Math-Science Program, said. “We will learn which training methods are most effective in improving performance.”

For information, visit http://www2.umaine.edu/ub/.

Drum-making workshop set at Wildlife Refuge in Alton

ALTON, Maine — A member of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians will hold a drum-making workshop at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge from 10 a.m. to noon   Saturday, June 11.

Ta’ pit, aka David Slagger, will conduct the workshop. He earned his master’s degree in Maine studies with a concentration in Wabanaki studies from the University of Maine.

Slagger has served as a Native American educator and cultural liaison over the past 20 years, according to UMaine.

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