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Art Department Accepting Scholarship Applications from High School Students

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The University of Maine’s Department of Art is accepting scholarship applications from current high school seniors who will be applying to enter UMaine as art majors in the fall of 2015.

The Visual Arts Awards are $1,000 and $2,000 scholarships that are renewable for eight semesters and must be used within a five-year period. The awards are given based on merit and evidence or accomplishment in the study of studio art, art history or art education.

Applicants must be accepted to UMaine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and choose an art major to receive a scholarship. Applications must be received by Jan. 28, 2015.

More information, including how to apply, is online and available by calling 207.581.3245.

Get in the Holiday Spirit, Make a Wreath

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The University of Maine Page Farm and Home Museum will hold four wreath-making workshops in November and December.

First-time wreath-makers and seasoned professionals are all invited to make a lush, fragrant, double-sided holiday wreath with trimmings. Two sessions will be held Saturday, Nov. 29 — from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 3–5 p.m. Sessions also will be held 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 and 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4.

To register or for more information, call 207.581.4100. The fee is $18, which covers the cost of boughs, instruction and decorative trimmings.

Painter William Irvine to Speak at UMaine Nov. 12

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The University of Maine Department of Art will host a talk by painter William Irvine about his life and art at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 in Lord Hall, Room 100.

Irvine will be introduced by Carl Little, the author of the recently published book, “William Irvine: A Painter’s Journey.”

Irvine’s talk will include a look at his life and career, starting with his first introduction to modern art in Troon, a small village on the Scottish coast, and ending with his current work as a painter living in Down East Maine.

Irvine graduated from the Glasgow School of Art and served in the Scottish army before moving to London where he worked as part of a vibrant and emerging avant-garde scene. His move to Maine in 1968 focused his painting on the new landscapes around him — a world of sea and sky, harbors, islands and boats. Irvine’s work brought together his sense of abstract representation and more natural forms that emerged from the landscape.

Since his move to Maine, Irvine has become widely known for his provocative seascapes, as well as his more figurative paintings and still life work.

This past summer, Maine author Little published the book about Irvine to  provide readers with a sense of Irvine’s early abstract work as well as the figurative and suggestive landscapes that have come from his time in Maine, Scotland, England and France.

The lecture is part of the Department of Art’s annual lecture series and is sponsored by the Elizabeth Graves Art Fund. The event is free and open to the public. Lord Hall is wheelchair accessible.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call Laurie Hicks at 207.581.3247.

UMaine Graduate School Open House Oct. 29

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The University of Maine Graduate School will host a Graduate and Professional Programs Open House from 4–6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Stodder Hall, Room 42.

Those interested in pursuing a graduate education at UMaine are encouraged to attend.

The school offers doctorate degrees in 30 areas of study and a master’s degree can be earned in more than 75 areas, ranging from the arts, sciences and engineering, to professional degrees in the fields of business, education, nursing, communication sciences and disorders, global policy and social work.

The open house will include refreshments and raffle giveaways.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact the Graduate School at 207.581.3291, graduate@maine.edu, or visit the school’s website.

CCAUE Campaign Kicks Off Oct. 29, Online Donations Accepted from Nov. 1–23

Friday, October 24th, 2014

The Combined Charitable Appeal for University Employees (CCAUE) will kick off the 2014 campaign from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the McIntire Room of the Buchanan Alumni House.

This year’s CCAUE campaign will accept online contributions from Nov. 1–23. Online contributions may be made by payroll deduction, debit or credit card, or by mailing the printed form with a check to Kathleen McIntyre, UMaine’s 2014 campaign chair.

Donations using the paper 2014 contribution form, available from the campaign chair or committee member, will be accepted through Dec. 31.

CCAUE also is hosting Learn at Lunch sessions from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union throughout November. Guests are encouraged to bring a lunch and will earn 20 RiseUP Wellness Points by hearing from agencies listed in the CCAUE Donor’s Guide.

Scheduled CCAUE Learn at Lunch sessions (subject to change due to availability of agencies):

  • Monday, Nov. 3 — Senior citizens
  • Friday, Nov. 7 — Animals and environment
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11 — Veterans, peace and literacy
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19 — Women and children
  • Friday, Nov. 21 — Health matters
  • Tuesday, Nov. 25 — Grassroots and gardening

Donations of nonperishable food items or gently used clothing to benefit the Black Bear Exchange food pantry will enter guests into a drawing to win a donated door prize at each session.

More information about the CCAUE campaign is available online and by contacting McIntyre at 207.581.1541 or mcintyre@maine.edu.

Turn Up the Heat Nov. 22 at 4-H Science Saturday

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Understanding how different materials react to high heat with sometimes surprising results is the focus of a hands-on University of Maine 4-H Science Saturday workshop Nov. 22 at UMaine’s Engineering Science Research Center, Barrows Hall.

Youth in grades six through eight will learn about technological uses of high-temperature materials by creating a piece of glass bead and wire jewelry to take home. Participants will also learn about research activities during the event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UMaine’s Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology.

The $15 fee includes lunch. Registration materials are available online. Maximum enrollment is 20; Nov. 14 is the deadline to register. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call Jessica Brainerd at 207.581.3877.

Annual Trick or Trot Oct. 26 at Witter Farm

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The University of Maine Standardbred Drill Team invites the campus community and public to the annual Trick or Trot from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at UMaine’s Witter Farm, 160 University Road in Old Town. The event will include a costume contest, games, baked goods and an opportunity to meet and have photos taken with the farm’s horses. Proceeds will benefit the UMaine Standardbred Drill Team. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, email Kathleen Harvey at kathleen.l.harvey@umit.maine.edu.

Tastemade Co-Founder, UMaine Alumnus to Speak Oct. 27

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The Maine Business School at the University of Maine is sponsoring a talk by Steven Kydd, a UMaine alumnus and co-founder of Tastemade, the world’s first global food network built for digital platforms.

Kydd, who graduated from UMaine in 1991 with a degree in business administration, will speak from 3–4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in D.P. Corbett Business Building, Room 100.

Tastemade’s mission is to connect the world through food by allowing creators to make and share video programming instantly on a global and social scale.

Before Tastemade, the Orrington, Maine, native was part of the founding team of Demand Media and executive vice president of Demand Studios, was vice president of business development and strategy for Yahoo! and served as vice president of Internet marketing with 20th Century Fox International in Hong Kong, Indonesia and Los Angeles.

To attend the talk, RSVP by Friday, Oct. 24 to Cindy D’Angelo at 207.581.1963 or dangelo@maine.edu.

More information about Kydd, including a Q&A with him, is online.

Haimovitz Explores Bach’s Beloved Works at Minsky Recital Hall

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz brings his Bach Listening Room tour to the University of Maine Minsky Recital Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.

Haimovitz has renewed his acclaimed 2000 exploration of Bach’s cello suites with a new recording, video and critical study of Bach’s manuscripts. The Sunday program will include “Suite III in C Major” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Solo Sonata” by Eugène Ysaÿe, “Orbit” by Philip Glass (Maine premiere) and “Suite VI in D Major” by Johann Sebastian Bach (on cello piccolo).

Haimovitz, who plays a Venetian cello made in 1710, has received the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ Concert Music Award for his advocacy of living composers and pioneering spirit as well as the American Music Center’s Trailblazer Award for his far-reaching contributions to American music.

“We are thrilled to present our audience with the exquisite talent of Matt Haimovitz,” says Daniel Williams, executive director of the Collins Center for the Arts (CCA). “Our Chamber Music Series draws world-class musicians to our stage and Matt will help us carry on that great tradition.”

Tickets to the concert, which is part of the CCA Chamber Music Series, are $32. For more information and tickets, call 207.581.1755 or visit the CCA website.

UMaine Community Health and Wellness Fair Oct. 27

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

University of Maine Campus Recreation will host the 2014 UMaine Community Health and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in the New Balance Student Recreation Center. The event is free for all UMaine students, faculty and staff. Participants will be able to get their blood pressure checked, try biofeedback and have a chair massage. More than 20 vendors from on- and off-campus organizations will provide health and wellness related tests, information, samples and more. Participating vendors include Cigna EAP, Provant, UMaine Dining Services, EMMC providers and the Student Wellness Resource Center. In addition to Campus Recreation, the fair is sponsored by the UMaine Counseling Center, Student Wellness Resource Center, HealthyU, Provant Health Coaching and the UMS Wellness Manager’s Office.