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Posted June 22, 2011, at 1:59 p.m.

Schools

Summer science camps

BANGOR — The Challenger Learning Center of Maine at 30 Venture Way will offer summer science camps for children in kindergarten through grade eight.

For those entering kindergarten to grade two, Scientific Thrills Part 1 will be held 9 a.m.-noon, June 27-July 1, and Part 2 Aug. 8-12.

Children entering grades three to five may attend Gizmos and Contraptions, both focusing on astronauts,  9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11-15 and July 25-29.

Students entering grades six to eight may attend:

• Robo-Tech, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18-22.

• CSI: Challenger Special Investigation, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 25-29.

• Astronaut Academy, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 1-4, including overnight Tuesday. A second option is 9 a.m. Tuesday-3 p.m. Wednesday. Or attend the mission only, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday.

For cost, information and registration, call 990-2900, ext. 3, or visit http://astronaut.org. A $50 deposit is due with registration, the balance by June 15. Bring a bag lunch. Snacks are provided.  Partial scholarships may be available. After care is available for grades three and up.

CLC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to educate teachers  and students and inspire an active lifelong passion for earth and space science.

Historical summer camp

ORONO — The University of Maine’s Page Farm and Home Museum is offering a weeklong “Pathways to the Past” heritage day camp June 27-July 1 — an innovative, hands-on half day program that immerses children ages 6-12 in activities considered fundamental for survival in earlier times in Maine history.

“The Page Farm and Home Museum is the university’s window to the past,” says museum Director Patty Henner. “The Pathways to the Past program is one of the most effective ways we can teach children about what life was like in the old days, between 1865 and 1940. They always have lots of fun, whether they are spinning wool or making soap or candles.”

From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., each day will offer novel hands-on exploration of what life was like before electricity came to rural Maine, Henner says. Children also will participate in preparing their own healthy snacks each day.

To register, or to get more information about Pathways to the Past Day Camp, call the Page Farm and Home Museum at 581-4100.

Colleges

UMaine renovation honored

LEWISTON — The University of Maine was recognized on June 9 for the renovation and restoration of Coburn Hall, a building of historical significance that had fallen into disrepair.

Maine Preservation, a statewide nonprofit organization that works to promote historic preservation, presented the award at the organization’s June 9 Honor Awards event in Lewiston.  Elaine Clark, executive director of facilities, real estate and planning, accepted the award on behalf of the university.

Coburn Hall was built in 1888 and designed by Frank E. Kidder, a graduate of the university. In the fall of 2006, the occupants were moved because of the building’s condition. Nickerson & O’Day, along with WBRC Architects and Engineers, collaborated with UMaine to restore the brick facade, damaged windows, slate roof and other important features.

Cornell University

HAMPDEN — Nathaniel Brown of Hampden has been named a 2011 Merrill Presidential Scholar by Cornell University  in Ithaca, N.Y.

Merrill Presidential Scholars are graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, strong leadership ability and potential for contributing to society. Each spring semester, student scholars representing about 1 percent of the graduating class are named to receive this honor by the deans of each of Cornell’s seven undergraduate colleges.

The Merrill scholars, in turn, recognize a high school teacher who most inspired their scholastic development, as well as a Cornell faculty member who most significantly contributed to their college education and experience. This year’s 33 Merrill scholars and the teachers they chose to honor were recognized in events on campus May 24-25. Brown recognized Benjamin Johnson of Hampden Academy and professor Annetta Alexandridis in Cornell’s Department of History of Art.

Cornell also honors the high school teachers with Special Teachers Are Recognized, or STAR, scholarships — a one-time $4,000 scholarship in each teacher’s name for a financially needy Cornell student from the teacher’s high school or geographical area. STAR scholarships were established in 1989 by the late Donald Berens and his wife, Margi Berens, both Class of 1947. The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program is made possible by funding from Philip Merrill, Cornell Class of 1955.

Creighton University

ORONO — Chrysalis Wild of Orono, a third-year pharmacy and health professions student at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., was named to the spring dean’s list for the 2010-2011 academic year. Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the dean’s honor roll.

Eastern Maine Community College

BANGOR — Eastern Maine Community College has announced continued accreditation status from the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, NEASC.  At the April 13 meeting, the commission reviewed and accepted the interim report from EMCC.

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of eight accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The commission, which is recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, accredits about 200 institutions in the six-state New England Region.

Eastern Maine Community College has been accredited by NEASC through the Commission on Technical and Career Institutions since 1973 and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education since 2004. Its accreditation by NEASC encompasses the entire institution. The college will submit a fifth-year interim report scheduled for consideration in Spring 2014 and will undergo a comprehensive evaluation scheduled for spring 2019.

Emerson College

HAMPDEN — Tessa Wood of Hampden has been named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2011 semester at Emerson College in Boston.

Merrimack College

BURLINGTON — Michelle Bowers of Burlington graduated with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from  Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., May 22.

Northeastern University

BOSTON, — Northeastern University celebrated its 109th commencement on May 6 at TD Garden. The following residents were among the 3,200 graduating seniors:

• Bangor resident Andrew James Leclair, majoring in computer science;

• Bangor resident Bernadine A. Reeder, majoring in communication studies;

• Brewer resident Sarah E. Breau, majoring in English, magna cum laude.

Norwich University

LEVANT — Justin Hazlett of Levant received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., at a May 15 commencement ceremony.

Stonehill College

Nicole M. Farrar of Bangor was recently named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2011 semester at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass.

University of Mary Washington

OLD TOWN — Cameron T. Henry of Old Town is one of 755 students at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Md., named to the university’s dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2010-11 academic year.

Henry is a senior at the University of Mary Washington. The dean’s list recognizes outstanding academic achievement at the university by full-time students who attain at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

University of Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The following area students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at the University of Vermont:

• Andrew E. Chase of Etna, a senior business administration major;

• Kelsey Johnson of Orono, a sophomore environmental sciences major;

• Katie R. Kimball of Orrington, a sophomore psychology major.

Wentworth Institute of Technology

BOSTON — David Brookings of Bangor earned a bachelor’s degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology at its commencement ceremony May 15.

Ryan McBreairty of Bangor was named to the dean’s list at the Boston school for the Spring 2011 semester.

Western New England College

HAMPDEN — Robert C. Treworgy of Hampden received a juris doctor degree from Western New England College in Springfield, Mass.

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