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Alan Shaw Taylor, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, to deliver UMF Commencement address

on May 03, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — Alan Shaw Taylor, one of the nation’s premier historians and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, will be the 2016 Commencement speaker at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at University of Maine at Farmington, behind the Olsen Student Center. He also will receive an honorary degree. An historian, scholar, …

UMM to hold 105th commencement for 90 graduates

on May 03, 2016, at 4:48 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine —  The University of Maine at Machias will hold its 105th commencement for 90 graduates at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in Reynolds Gymnasium. Ron Beckwith, former superintendent of Roosevelt Campobello International Park and a current member of the UMM Board of Visitors, will be the keynote speaker. …

Education leader Nicholas C. Donohue to speak at UMPI’s 107th commencement

on May 03, 2016, at 4:19 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Nicholas C. Donohue, president and CEO of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, will deliver the address during the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s 107th Commencement ceremony, to be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Wieden Gymnasium. During the event, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree …

University of Maine in Orono to hold commencement in two sessions on May 14

on May 03, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The 214th Commencement at the University of Maine will be held in two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine’s commencementwill have more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students, including more than 40 doctoral degree candidates. Both ceremonies …

Bowdoin College’s 211th commencement slated for May 28

on May 03, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Bowdoin College will hold its 211th commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, outside in front of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. No tickets are necessary for the outdoor ceremony. If it’s raining, bring an umbrella and other rain gear. In the event of severe weather, …

Bates 2016 commencement speaker to be civil rights activist Congressman John Lewis

on May 03, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, often called “one of the most courageous persons the civil rights movement ever produced,” will deliver the Bates College’s commencement address and receive an honorary degree during 150th commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, on the Historic Quad. Bates …

Maine College of Art to hold commencement on May 7

on May 03, 2016, at 12:24 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine College of Art celebrates the graduation of students from its Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts in Teaching programs at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Ruby Lerner, founding executive director and president of Creative Capital, …

Saint Joseph’s College names 2016 commencement and student speakers, honorary degrees

on May 03, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
STANDISH, Maine — Saint Joseph’s College will hold its 2016 Commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish of Toronto,  a Palestinian physician and an internationally recognized human rights and inspirational peace activist, as keynote speaker. Dr. Abuelaish was born and raised in the Jabalia Refugee Camp in …

Maine Maritime Academy to hold 2016 Commencement on May 7

on May 03, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy will hold its 2016 Commencement at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, at Alexander Field House, graduating 241 students. General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the keynote speaker. Due to the large number of students in the graduating …
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John Bapst sophomore advances to national level of History Day contest

on May 03, 2016, at 10:57 a.m.
GLENBURN, Maine — After months of research and success at a statewide competition, Lauren M. Potter, a sophomore at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor, will proceed to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, held in June at the University of Maryland. Each year more than half a million …
From left to right: David Armistead, principal & academic dean joins Abigail Bowman, as she accepts the Julia Clukey Courage Award from Olympian Julia Clukey.

Olympian Julia Clukey presents Courage Award to Abigail Bowman at John Bapst High School

on May 03, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Olympian Julia Clukey shared her “Julia Inspires” presentation on Monday, May 2, with the more than 400 students in attendance at John Bapst Memorial High School. As part of the assembly, Clukey encouraged students to find their passion, create a plan and go after their dreams. Following the …

Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Festival/Photographic Exhibit

By Rhonda Brophy on May 03, 2016, at 6:04 a.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Patten Lumbermen’s Museum, 61 Shin Pond Road, Patten, Maine For more information: 207-528-2650; lumbermensmuseum.org Press Release/ Events “Thoreau’s Maine Woods” A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller A Traveling Exhibition from The Harvard Museum of Natural History May 27-July 4 …
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Differentiated Instruction in the General Classroom Setting

on May 02, 2016, at 5:25 p.m.
Quite possibly the biggest buzzword to hit the public education circuit since the eighties is differentiated instruction.  Differentiated instruction, also called differentiation, refers to any shift a teacher makes to adjust instruction for differences in student learning.  For example:  If Timmy, Suzy and Biff are struggling to keep up with …

Forest Hills School third quarter honor roll

on May 02, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
Forest Hills School, Jackman Third quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Kira Bishop, Forrest Griffin, Jessica Hoyt; honors: Andy Gilbert. Grade 11, high honors: Madison Cuddy, Patricia Lessard, William Kneeland, Ian West; honors: Dena Bent, Janelle Crawford, Javier Padilla, Emily Smith. Grade 10, high honors: Elise McKendry, Riley Nadeau, …

Carrabec High School third quarter honor roll

on May 02, 2016, at 11:47 a.m.
Carrabec High School, North Anson Third quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Bailey Atwood, Shenciaray Black, Brandon Dixon, Patrick Nichols, Morgan Steward; honors: Hannah Atwood, Devon Ayotte, Eric Baker Jr., Liberty Chestnut, Lacey Clark, Deborah Ellis, Tyler Fournier, Autumn Holzworth, Shanea Nile, Tyler Reichert, Trent Richardson, Kate Stevens, Mickayla Willette. …

Collage: Make a Mother’s Day Card

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on May 02, 2016, at 11:35 a.m.
Saturday, May 7, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.org Make this Mother’s Day extra special for your mom with a handmade card that you created just for her. Join us in …
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Trekkers Selected as Beneficiary for Midcoast Community Chorus Concert on June 12

By Shari Closter on May 02, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
Trekkers is honored to have been selected as the beneficiary of the Midcoast Community Chorus spring concert. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to Trekkers for their important work educating youth in the community. The concert will be held on Sunday, June 12th at 7pm at the Strom Auditorium, …

UMA Professor Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to Teach in Latvia

By Rachel Paling on May 02, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
UMA Associate Professor of English, Robert Kellerman has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to teach at Daugavpils University in Daugavpils, Latvia in the spring of 2017 for a semester. A faculty member at UMA since 2006, Kellerman teaches Medieval English literature, Shakespeare, History of the English language, and intro to …

Foreign Language Association of Maine names 2016 Teacher of the Year

By Maria Elena Johnson on May 02, 2016, at 10:47 a.m.
Each school year, FLAME honors an educator as our Teacher of the Year. This individual is recognized for demonstrating best practices, engaging in professional growth and serving their students and school community. This year we selected Nancy Stevens, a Spanish and French teacher at York High School, whose 40 years …

Houlton High School third quarter honor roll

on May 02, 2016, at 10:33 a.m.
Houlton High School Third quarter honor roll Grade 12, highest honors: Amira Abouleish, Samuel Astle, Lexi Bartlett, Adam Casillas, June Choi, Cameron Clark, Megan Collett, Kaitlyn Condon, Ryan Dee, Erika Fitzpatrick, Chelsea Gentle, Connor Grant, Natalie Hill, Emma Hines, Emma Huot, Amber Ivey, Morgan Nelson, Rachelle Provost, Justin Queen; honors: Joshua Beaton, Nathaniel …