• UMA Perspective: The Final Report

    by  • May 8, 2014 • 0 Comments

    This blog marks the final post of my follow-up Independent Study project this semester – as well as the last days of the spring term. In only two more days many students will either attend their graduation ceremony or escape into the freedom of summer. The last few months have been a heavy workload,...

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    MyStory: Graduation

    by  • April 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Unlike my friends this semester, I had the advantage of finishing early – which also happened to mean that I have now graduated! Considering that I will miss the spring commencement ceremony next week and all. I have a valid reason that you might know something about if you have been curious enough to...

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    StudentWatch: The Benefits of Being Homeschooled

    by  • April 24, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Transitioning into the university lifestyle is a difficult thing for any fresher, but there is no transition quite like the one a homeschool kid makes. And I can attest to that because I used to be one myself! To accommodate the big move from your comfy couch to a sterile classroom, UMA at Bangor...

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    UMA Perspective: A Celebration of the Poetics

    by  • April 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    In the midst of National Poetry Month, last week the Terry Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival reined in their 12th annual celebration. Each year has a theme and for this edition the panel went with “Granting Poetic License”, focusing on the importance of poetry in high schools and the community. Duff Plunkett so kindly offered...

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    UMA Perspective: Susan Baker on African Impact and Bioethics

    by  • April 4, 2014 • 0 Comments

     Last Thursday Professor of Science Susan Baker spoke passionately about her experience as a volunteer in Livingston, Zambia. With the organization African Impact, she travelled for a month during the summer of 2013, facing the difficulties of medical practice in underdeveloped countries. “I’m not a doctor, but I played one in Africa,” she says...

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    Now Boarding: a Degree in Aviation

    by  • March 21, 2014 • 0 Comments

    In a time when money is tight, UMA still finds enough to start up their new program in Aviation, where students can in earn their BA in the field. This past week, I spoke with program coordinator Greg Jolda as he offered up some information about the history and success of the new venture...

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    Another Snow Day? There’s a Reason for That

    by  • March 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    There’s no day like a snow day! Or that’s the word that spreads through primary and secondary schools like a winter cold. Contagious and effervescent. If only the rest of the country could catch the breakout and let us resume the homestretch to spring, we’d be in luck. In what they call one of...

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    StudentWatch: Photography for the Soul

    by  • March 7, 2014 • 0 Comments

    And for a living! It’s always a great accomplishment when you can go through the ropes in education and emerge on the other side able to actually make all that money and time worthwhile. Knowledge put to good use is the best kind, they say. A few times now, I have run across UMA...

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    Immerse Yourself: UMA Cuba

    by  • February 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    This spring, a cross-curricular-cultural course is tucked away in the art section of UMA’s halls – a nine-credit venture into Cuban Art and Architecture, Contemporary Latin American literature, and Intro to Digital Art. Sounds great! Right? •By: Jill Guthrie• Students will immerse themselves into the culture for 10 days by traveling to Havana, Trinidad,...

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    UMAPerspective: “Never Far from a Classroom”

    by  • February 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

    One week ago I snatched a brochure from a table in the upstairs lounge with the intention of writing this blog. So here we go. The first line when you open it up says “Whatever your background – The first thing to know about UMA: there is no typical student.” And that is absolutely...

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    UMAPerspective: Day of St. Valentine

    by  • February 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Who exactly was the romantic patron saint whose good-doing we celebrate every February? The story changes by word of mouth becoming subjective to our own preferences – “he was an ancient romantic” to “the holiday was merely a cover-up”. And the truth is, the historians aren’t entirely sure either. So who knows? Saint Valentine...

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