Events

Mitchell Center Awards in Honors!

Yesterday afternoon, the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions hosted an awards party that honored tremendous work done by students and faculty. We are pleased to announce that Honors student Brady Davis was the recipient of the “Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability Research by an Undergraduate Student” award! We would also like to congratulate […]

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National Collegiate Honors Conference: Seattle

Welcome back NCHC travelers! Fifteen students attended and presented their work at the National Collegiate Honors Conference in Seattle Washington over the long weekend. It was a great success for all presenters! The group had additional time to explore the city and experience the West Coast. After roughly 20 hours of flight and bus voyage, […]

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Fairing the Edge with Mark Pettegrow

The Honors College was pleased to host Mark Pettegrow, Distinguished Honors Graduate in fine arts from the class of 1981! Mr. Pettegrow gave a public talk Tuesday afternoon, Fairing the Edge: In Search of Eloquent Form. After the lecture, a small reception was held at the President’s House, where four pieces were on display. Mr. Pettegrow stayed in […]

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Crowded Debate Watch Party

A huge number of students attended a Debate Watch Party in the Memorial Union last night (Monday, Sept 26)! The North Pod was packed, and quickly became standing-room-only to see the screen. It was an incredible event, giving students the chance to watch in a public setting, and participate in a moderated discussion of the […]

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Honors Breakfast with David L. Greene

Last Thursday, honors students and faculty enjoyed breakfast with visiting lecturer Dr. David L. Greene. As part of the Geddes W. Simpson lecture series, Greene visited the UMaine campus to discuss reducing greenhouse gas emissions enough to mitigate the most severe effects of global climate change, new challenges for public policy, energy efficiency, the history of […]

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Connor Smart, Beau Rezendes, Christine Mitchell and François Amar

Winner of John M. Rezendes Annual Ethics Essay Competition

The John M. Rezendes Ethics Initiative was established to critically engage students, faculty members, and the surrounding community with ethical issues of national importance. A generous gift from Dennis Rezendes has made this initative possible. Our deepest gratitude to Dennis and Beau Rezendes for their support of Honors education and engaging studies of ethics at the University of Maine. […]

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Two Honors Associate Job Openings

The Honors College is pleased to announce that the two Honors Associate positions for 2016-2017 are now posted at the University of Maine’s Human Resources site. Please visit the link above for the job posting and to submit an application. Honors staff can answer questions about the positions; Katie Kurz can answer questions about using […]

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Honors Convocation a success

On December 10 second-year Honors students, Honors student mentors, staff, faculty, and secretaries joined together to answer the question “What’s next in Honors?” This year, the Second Year Convocation was held in Wells Conference Center, where students worked in small groups to talk about the benefits of staying in Honors, while having some of their […]

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Honors students help feed 20,000 people

On Saturday morning Honors residents helped pack 20,000 meals for Nigerian kids in an End Hunger New England meal-packing event. Students from Colvin, Estabrooke, Balentine and Penobscot Halls packed the meals in 76 minutes, breaking the 2014 record by one minute with fewer students than pervious years. In the event organized by the non-profit Outreach, participants work in […]

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