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January 14, 2015 – New Faculty Lunch.  Kick off 2015 by joining new faculty including those who survived the fall semester and those who arrive for spring 2015.

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, Wells Room 3
Please register by January 7 by calling the Rising Tide Center at 581-3439, or sending an e-mail to: risingtide@maine.edu.

January 22, 2015 – Tips from Recently Tenured Faculty.  This popular annual event offers sound advice and effective strategies for preparing your tenure package. Join Dylan Dryer (English), Nuri Emanetoglu (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Leslie Forstadt (Cooperative Ext), Teresa Johnson (Marine Sciences), and Human Resources Partner John Kidder to jump start your tenure application.

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Wells Conference Center, Room 3
Please register by January 19.

January 29, 2015 – Affinity Lunch.

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, Wells Conference Center, Room 3
Please register by January 22.

February 3, 2015 – Dept. Chair/Directors’ Breakfast. THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Join us for breakfast and a presentation on Strategic HR facilitated by Lynda Dec, Chief HR Officer and Megan Clough, Associate Director of HR and Director of Equity & Diversity.

8:00 – 9:30 am, Wells Conference Center, Room 3
Please register by January 28 by calling the Rising Tide Center at 581-3439, or sending an e-mail to: risingtide@maine.edu.

February 10, 2015 – Sustaining Grassroots Engagement. Help us celebrate the important contributions of faculty, staff and administrators who have supported Rising Tide Center initiatives seeking to create a supportive climate at UMaine. Join us as we thank our partners and facilitate a discussion focused on sustaining ADVANCE initiatives into the future.

Enjoy music and light refreshments at this special event!

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Wells Conference Center
Registrations will be accepted through February 9th.

March 24 – 26, 2015 – Women in Leadership Week. These special events will recognize the many ways that women have shaped the University of Maine, acknowledge the challenges that women still face, and provide an opportunity to commit to nurturing the next generation of women leaders.

March 24, 2015

Women in Leadership Panel Discussion.  Join the conversation focused on the tenets of Centered Leadership as modeled by Joanna Barsh. Panelists include Emily Cain, Elizabeth Sutherland and Meredith Jones and special guest moderator, Carol Kim.

4:00 – 5:30 pm, Minsky Recital Hall
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony. Honor Maria Girouard, Deborah Thompson, Florence Reed and Nicole Maines for their efforts to preserve cultural heritage and traditions, document our architectural history, connect Maine to the world through community advocacy, and to create justice and equity through social change.

5:30 – 7:00 pm, Buchanan Alumni House
This event is free, and open to the public. Please RSVP by e-mail to: maryannhartmanawards@umit.maine.edu.

March 25, 2015

Leadership Unplugged: Preparing the Next Generation of Women in Leadership. Session 1 in the Spring 2015 Talent Turnover series. Guest speaker Dr. Susan J. Hunter, first woman president of the University of Maine, will provide perspective on the need to support the advancement of women into leadership roles by providing professional development opportunities.

7:30 – 9:00 am, Wells Conference Center
This special event is sponsored by the Maine Development Foundation. Advance registration is required; visit this site for more information or to register on-line: Maine Development Foundation Events.

Tea & Conversation with Women Student Leaders. Emily Haddad, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will facilitate a panel discussion featuring “Perspectives from UMaine Student Leaders.”

2:30 – 3:30 pm, Wells Conference Center
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Event co-sponsored by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and the Division of Student Life.

Why Networking Matters to YOU. Guest speaker alumna Emily Cain will describe the role of networking in professional development and achievement.

4:00 – 6:00 pm, Buchanan Alumni House.

This event, which is hosted by the University of Maine Alumni Association, is free and open to the public. Registration is required; RSVP online at umainealumni.com.

March 26, 2015

Celebrating Women Scientists.  Celebrate the achievements of ADVANCE grant recipients with lunch during Women’s Leadership Week. Women faculty who have received support from the Rising Tide Center will offer a “pecha kucha” style summary of their work and describe the impact of ADVANCE on their achievements.

12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, Buchanan Alumni House
Please register by March 19 by calling the Rising Tide Center at 581-3439, or sending an e-mail to: risingtide@maine.edu.

The Installation of Dr. Susan J. Hunter. Celebrate the appointment of UMaine’s first woman president. Dr Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York System, will offer the keynote speech, “Leading with a Cause.”

3:00 pm, Collins Center for the Arts
This event is free and open to the public. Attendees may join Dr. Hunter and Dr. Zimpher at a public reception at the Collins Center for the Arts immediately following the Installation. Registration is not required.

The Dr. Susan J. Hunter Endowment Fund Dinner and ADVANCE Career Recognition Awards.  The President Susan J. Hunter Fund has been established by the University of Maine Foundation in honor of our 20th President. The endowed fund will provide professional development opportunities for UMaine faculty, with a preference for funding for women and under-represented minorities. This special dinner will also feature the award of the 2015 ADVANCE Career Recognition honors to faculty Sandy Butler, Marie Hayes, and Rosemary Smith.

6:30 pm, Wells Conference Center
Reservations are required. Please contact Sarah Penley at 207.581.1159 for more information, or to register for dinner.

March 31, 2015 – Dine for Equity. This Rising Tide Advocates and Allies event will focus on the benefits of gender equity for all members of the UMaine community.  Come have lunch and learn more about the important role we all play in reducing implicit biases and creating a fair, equitable and supportive climate.

11:45 am – 1:30 pm, Wells Conference Center
Please register for this event on or before March 26 using this on-line link: Dine for Equity.

March 31, 2015 – Incivility and Hyperpartisanship: Is Washington a Symptom or the Cause? Maine Senator Susan Collins will offer her perspective on political gridlock in Washington, DC.

3:30 pm, Collins Center for the Arts
This event, which is sponsored by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, is free and open to the public.  Registration is required. Please call 581.1648 or e-mail MCSPC@maine.edu to reserve your place.

April 3, 2015 – Luncheon Presentation by 2015 ADVANCE Career Recognition Award Winner Sandy Butler: Listening to and Learning from Stories of Poverty: A Journey in Research, Teaching, and Activism Toward Economic Justice.

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Wells Conference Center  NOTE THE CHANGE IN VENUE FOR THIS EVENT

The Rising Tide Center is pleased to sponsor this event, which is free and open to the public. Please register on or before March 29 by calling 581-3439 or sending an e-mail to risingtide@maine.edu.

April 6, 2015 – Luncheon Presentation by 2015 ADVANCE Career Recognition Award Winner Rosemary SmithThe Art of Microfabrication.

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Wells Conference Center
The Rising Tide Center is pleased to sponsor this event, which is free and open to the public. Please register on or before March 31.

April 10, 2015 – Luncheon Presentation by 2015 ADVANCE Career Recognition Award Winner Marie Hayes: The Neuroscience of Human Development: What Can We Learn From Sleep?

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Wells Conference Center
The Rising Tide Center is pleased to sponsor this event, which is free and open to the public. Please register on or before April 4.

April 17, 2015 – New Faculty Breakfast. This event has been cancelled.

8:00 am – 9:30 am, Wells Conference Center
Please register on or before April 10 by calling the Rising Tide Center at 581-3439.

*May 12, 2015 – ADVANCING Women in Academia: 4th Annual Networking Conference. This year our signature includes a workshop by the Rising Tide Advocates & Allies who will share their model for creating gender equity in academia.

Registration will be required – watch for more information and a registration link here on this site in the near future!

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ADVANCE Rising Tide Center
5703 Alumni Hall, Room 229
Orono, Maine 04469-5703
Phone: 207-581-3439 | Fax: 207-581-3450E-mail: risingtide@maine.edu
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