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UMA Announces Fall 2013 full-time student Dean’s List

Bangor Daily News on April 24, 2014, at 4:21 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Provost Joseph Szakas has announced the University of Maine at Augusta’s 2013 Fall Semester Dean’s List.  To be on the Dean’s List, a student must earn a 3.25 grade point average for a given semester and must be enrolled full-time. Androscoggin Auburn: Subhecchya Ghimire, Michele McClure, Penny Tozier Durham: …
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Modern Media and Women’s Health with Ruby Nash

By Abbie Strout on April 24, 2014, at 4:09 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center, 700 Mt. Hope Ave. Suite 420, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-947-5337; mabelwadsworth.org The human experience is increasingly mediated. All messaging about politics, products, and culture come to us in manipulated form through publicity, marketing, …
Anna Thibodeau, a student at Teague Park Elementary School in Caribou, carefully pours slime on the head of fifth-grade teacher Lorinda Duncan, dressed as Princess Duck, as Landon Thompson splashes slime onto the lap of Principal Steve Austin, dressed as Mr. Cool Duck. The costumes and sliming were part of a recent fundraising event at the school to benefit the American Heart Association.

Caribou students raise $15,155 for the American Heart Association

By Natalie De La Garza, Aroostook Republican & News on April 24, 2014, at 3:44 p.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — A new school record of more than $15,000 was raised recently by elementary students at Teague Park Elementary School during the 11th annual Jump Rope for Heart event to benefit the American Heart Association. The students also got to hear from a very special heart ambassador for …

UMaine will host symposium on Franco-American culture and identity

By Nell Gluckman on April 24, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — A symposium to explore Franco-American culture and identity will be held at the University of Maine starting Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday. At the event, called “In and Out of Place: Finding Home in Franco-America,” Franco-American writers and scholars will read from their work and lead …
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Massachusetts governor commencement speaker at Colby

Bangor Daily News on April 24, 2014, at 2:41 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, a first-generation college student and champion of education reform, will deliver the commencement speech and receive an honorary degree at Colby’s 193rd Commencement at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25, on the lawn of Miller Library, weather permitting. Colby President William D. Adams, who will retire at the …
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University of Maine commencement May 10

Bangor Daily News on April 24, 2014, at 2:32 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine’s 2014 Commencement is May 10, with ceremonies at 10 a.m. for colleges of Education and Human Development,  Liberal Arts and Sciences, Division of Lifelong Learning and Maine Business School; and 2:30 p.m. for colleges of  Engineering, and  Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, in Harold Alfond Sports Arena. Attendees should plan …
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Anna Chiu to be USM’s student commencement speaker

Bangor Daily News on April 24, 2014, at 2:26 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Anna Chiu of Portland has been chosen to be the student commencement speaker at the University of Southern Maine’s 134th commencement ceremony, scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. Doors open at 7 a.m. and guests and participants are asked to arrive no later than 8 a.m.Chiu …
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak at UMF graduation

Bangor Daily News on April 24, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer, will deliver the commencement speech and receive an honorary degree at the University of Maine at Farmington’s 2014 Commencement ceremony, to be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17, on the UMF campus.Acclaimed by the New York Times as, “one of his generation’s …
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Saint Joseph’s commencement speaker, honorary degrees

Bangor Daily News on April 24, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.
STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College has announced this year’s commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients for the college’s graduation ceremony to be held 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 10. Commencement speaker will be Peter Geiger, Philom., Doctor of Humane Letters, and other honorary degree recipients will be Dr. Ann Lemire, Doctor of Public Service; and Maureen McCullough, Esq., …
Students cross the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus quad in February 2013.

Irving Woodlands LLC gives $1 million to UMFK

By Nell Gluckman on April 24, 2014, at 1:11 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Irving Woodlands LLC has pledged $1 million to the University of Maine at Fort Kent to enhance the school’s forestry research and education programs. The gift is the largest in the school’s history, according to a prepared statement from the company that was released on Thursday. …
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Céline Cousteau to speak at Unity College commencement

Bangor Daily News on April 24, 2014, at 12:38 p.m.
UNITY, Maine – Celine Cousteau, a young luminary of nature documentary filmmaking and conservation advocacy, will serve as Unity College’s 2014 commencement speaker. Commencement exercises will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in Tozier Gymnasium, Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road. Cousteau holds a personal affinity for Unity College’s environmental mission and focus …
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Assembling the Mount Desert Island Geology Puzzle

By swhplibrary on April 24, 2014, at 12:12 p.m.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-244-7065; swharbor.lib.me.us Please join geologists, Duane and Ruth Braun, for a talk about the geological makeup of Mount Desert Island on Tuesday evening, May 6, 5:30pm at …
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Managing Favorite Websites

By Marianne Pinkham on April 24, 2014, at 9:54 a.m.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Ctr, 521 main St, Damariscotta, ME For more information: 207.563.1363 MANAGING FAVORITES How can I save my favorite websites so that I can find them later? Bookmarks are helpful little online tools inspired by physical bookmarks. …
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How To use Your Keyboard

By Marianne Pinkham on April 24, 2014, at 9:51 a.m.
Thursday, May 8, 2014 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Ctr, 521 Main St, Damariscotta, ME For more information: 207.563.1363 HOW TO USE YOUR KEYBOARD Your computer has built-in keyboard shortcuts for a number of actions. Using shortcuts is much faster, because your hands aren’t going …
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Graduation Policy Task Force Invites Public Comment on Proposed Changes

By Maureen O'Brien on April 24, 2014, at 9:45 a.m.
Monday, April 28, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Alumni Hall, Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, Maine The Graduation Policy Task Force created by the Portland Board of Public Education is recommending a number of changes in the graduation requirements for Portland Public Schools. The proposed changes, …
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Open House

By Kathy Johnston on April 23, 2014, at 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Grace Montessori School, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, Maine For more information: 207-756-2089; Www.mygracemontessori.me The Grace Montessori School at East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road, is hosting an Open House …
Kirk and Amy Ward of Houlton, sit with their children, Felicity, left, and Blake, on April 18, 2014, in front of the 70 Kenna Cares bags that were packed by students at Houlton Elementary School in memory of their 6-year-old daughter and sibling, Makenna Ward. Makenna died on Dec. 29, 2013, after a five-year battle with neuroblastoma.

‘I told them they were helping Makenna and helping change the world’: Houlton school creates care packages to honor 6-year-old cancer victim

By Jen Lynds on April 23, 2014, at 7:04 p.m.
HOULTON, Maine — When Leanne Faulkingham welcomes her kindergarten students to her Houlton Elementary School classroom each year, she knows that she will spend the year teaching them reading and writing skills as well as how to share, get along with their peers and function in the classroom. When Makenna …
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MECA senior awarded Windgate Fellowship

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Woodworking & Furniture Design Major at Maine College of Art, Rangeley Morton ‘14, has received the coveted Windgate Fellowship, a $15,000 award  given annually to 10 students who exemplify excellence working in the crafts. The Fellowship is aimed at helping students continue their practice after graduation. Rangeley will use …
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BookTalk/Signing

By Lee McCartin on April 23, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St., Newport, Maine For more information: 207-368-5074; newportculturalcenter.org Cathie Pelletier, local and national best-selling author, will be holding a Booktalk and Book signing at the Newport Cultural Center in Newport, ME. Cathie will be speaking …
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5 Ways to Survive the Doldrums of Spring Break

on April 23, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
Once the relief of being on Spring Break has worn off, what does everyone do with 168 hours of free time? Here are five suggestions for fun diversions your teenagers can do in the few hours or a day’s time. I’ve chosen these projects because they recapture the delight in …
 
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