• Updates

    by  • February 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Hello Everyone, This is my first post in the New Year.  This year is going to be busy but fun filled. Looking ahead we have a round table event coming up with our local community partners and our UMA faculty.  This event will hopefully strengthen our ties to the community and get more of...

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    Merry Christmas All!

    by  • December 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Hi everybody! As the semester was wrapping up, things were getting very crazy – luckily that’s over, and tomorrow’s Christmas! To me, Christmas is really a special time for being with family and connecting with people you haven’t connected with in some time. With the technology of today, we can do that in so...

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    Our UMA Community Garden

    by  • November 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    For those who might not know, UMA and the OCE have a MASSIVE garden here on the Augusta campus.  Over the last 3 years, students, staff and volunteers have worked under the leadership of Val Marsh, OCE Coordinator, to develop and promote the UMA Community Garden which grows an abundance of vegetables and organic...

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    About me, too..

    by  • November 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    My name is Al French.  I am a Civic Scholar with OCE and President of the Honor’s Program Student Association. I am in my senior year in pursuit of a biology degree. Over the last many months, I have worked to organize and maintain the UMA Community Garden. We proudly donate all harvested produce...

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    Goodnight Food!

    by  • November 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The weekend before last, Civic Engagement students and their friends and family met in the garden for the “Goodnight Food” event, where we finally put the garden to bed. Luckily we got it done before the snow fell. We had lots of fun taking care of everything, tediously wrapping up the drip hoses, pulling...

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    Goodnight Food

    by  • November 19, 2013 • 1 Comment

    This past weekend, I had the pleasure of helping to put UMA’s community garden to bed. The garden is a recent addition to the grounds that grows produce for a local food bank. This year the garden grew 1904 pounds of fresh food, up more than 700 from last year. Through the work of...

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    My Meet and Greet with local politicians

    by  • November 13, 2013 • 1 Comment

    Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with both my district senator and representative. It was interesting to hear about how our government works from two politicians from different parties. When talking with the senator, I got the point of view from a seasoned politician who tries hard to work with everybody and quell...

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    Meeting with Gary Knight

    by  • November 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A few weeks ago I met with my House Representative, Gary Knight from Livermore Falls. We met for lunch at the State House, at first I was really nervous going in there. I thought to myself “what if this guy is just like, so smart I can’t even have a conversation with him? What...

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    About Me!!

    by  • November 7, 2013 • 2 Comments

    Hey everybody, my name is Bryanna Belz. I’m a Liberal Arts student at the University of Maine at Augusta, working with everyone in the Civic Engagement office. This is my first time working with a team of individuals that are so actively engaged in the campus and community. It’s been a great learning experience...

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    About Me….

    by  • November 7, 2013 • 1 Comment

    Hello, I am Carlee Robinson. I’m a Business Administration Accounting Major, Finance Minor, and Honors Student at the University of Maine in Augusta.  This is my first year actually being an active part of the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE).  In the past I have volunteered at some of the events and helped behind...

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    Greetings!

    by  • November 7, 2013 • 1 Comment

    Hello all and welcome to Civic Living. My name is Clinton Pettengill and I am a recent addition to the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) here at The University of Maine at Augusta. I am currently working towards my Bachelor in Fine Art with a concentration in painting. Through my artwork I address social...

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