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Issue 24       |      News & Views for Commuters and Non-Trads      |      November 2009
Non-Traditional Student Week
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November 2-6, 2009
Celebrating UMaine's Non-Traditional Students
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What's On Wednesday
November 4

Associate Provost Stuart Marrs
3PM Commuter Lounge
Light Refreshments Provided

All Day Tuesday and Thursday


TUESDAY NOV. 3, 2009!

Nontraditional Students Association
Information Table and Bake Sale
Family Movie & Pizza Night
Monsters vs. Aliens
Bangor Room
Lunch Time Series
12PM Mon.-Thur.
Bumps Room
Memorial Union
Light Lunch Provided

Monday - Nov. 2: Relaxation Workshop 11AM-Noon, Lunch follows

Tuesday - Nov. 3: Managing Your Time, Fitting in Academics

Wednesday - Nov. 4: Financial Aid Tips for Non-Traditional Students

Thursday - Nov. 5: Personal & Home Safety

Daylight Savings Time Goes in Effect
2AM Sunday, Nov. 1
Don't forget, set your clocks back an hour!
Non-Traditional Student Spotlight: Christina Pappas

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Christina Pappas is a Senior BFA concentrating in Printmaking. She is a commuter and non-traditional student who enjoys spending time in the Commuter Lounge. Having been originally from Suffern, NY, she has become an in-state student. After a cost-benefit analysis, she determined that moving off campus would result in a net savings every month and so she became a commuter. She is very focused on her schoolwork and is an undergraduate student working toward her goal of graduate school for Medical Illustration. The program is accredited at only six schools in North America and she hopes to be one of the few who get accepted. She also enjoys learning for personal enrichment and is planning on a summer abroad with a group of educators in either Spain or Portugal. Have you noticed groups of students hooping around campus? It’s a great way to get fit and learn a new dance style. Christina makes and sells hoops and can be contacted about the hoops at She also participates in Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian dance-based martial art, and will be performing in the talent show at Culturefest this Nov. 7 in the Memorial Gym. See ya there!

Call 581-Snow

While a decision to cancel or postpone classes will be communicated to television and radio stations, members of the UMaine community are strongly encouraged to call 581-SNOW (1-800-581-SNOW outside the local area) when there is a question about whether classes will be held.

Winter Parking Ban/Overnight Parking

All Faculty/Staff, Commuter, and Visitor parking areas and all roadways and driveways are closed to parking from Nov. 1 to May 1 of each year between the hours of Midnight and 6AM. Vehicles parked in violation will be subject to being ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense without further notice.

November Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving PictureThanksgiving break begins Wed., Nov. 25 at 8AM. Break ends Mon., Nov. 30 at 8AM. Memorial Union Open Hours (and access to the Commuter Lounge) may be limited over break. Check Announcements and Alerts on FirstClass for Break Hours.  

Meet the CNTSP Staff

Niki Curtis Bray is a First Year Student majoring in Engineering. Niki and her partner live in University Park with their 4 month old daughter. Niki staffs the Commuter Lounge on Tuesday and Friday and also is responsible for the Family Room in Hannibal Hamlin. Raymond Sprague is a junior level Secondary Education and Math major. He transferred from USM in 2008. Raymond works in the Commuter Lounge on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. He also tutors statistics and precalculus in the UMaine Math Den. Raymond and his wife are the parents of 4 grown children, ranging in age from 17 to 27. He is also retired military having retired from the US Coast Guards in 2002.
Come visit the Commuter Lounge
228 Memorial Union
Free coffee and tea all day long

Family Room

Hannibal Hamlin Hall
4rd Floor
Open 9AM to 5PM
Monday to Friday

Family Picture A quiet, family friendly, private, space

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Comfy sofas, a small fridge, and wireless access

First Friday Bagels

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Come join us in the Commuter Lounge on the first Friday of every month

FREE bagels, coffee and juice
8AM-'til they're gone

Donated by
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What's On Wednesday?

Come learn more about what UMaine has for you.

Meeting PictureJoin us in the Commuter Lounge for What's On Wednesday (WOW) every Wednesday at 3PM for light refreshments and a casual conversation with staff from one of the many UMaine programs and services. Recent WOW participants include:
  • Bodwell Volunteer Center
  • Touchstone
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Commuter Services

Nontraditional Student

Contact Barbara Smith on FirstClass
NSA LogoThe Nontraditional Students Association (NSA) promotes the interests of all non-traditional students at UMaine.

Learn more at our Web site:
OCB LogoThe Off-Campus Board (OCB) serves all students who live off-campus. Contact Matt Shannon on First Class for more information.