First-year Honors students Rebecca Collins and Elaine Thomas hold their copies of the book Educated in the Orono Public Library

Associate Dean and Honors Students Lead OPL Discussion on Educated

On the evening of Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Honors College Associate Dean, Melissa Ladenheim, along with two first-year Honors students, Rebecca Collins and Elaine Thomas, led a discussion on Educated by Tara Westover, which was this past year’s Honors Read. The Honors Read is a text chosen each year by a group of Honors students […]

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Programs at the 1935 Society Tea in 2019

Honors College Hosts Inaugural 1935 Society Tea

On Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, the Honors College and Honors College Board of Advocates hosted the inaugural 1935 Society Tea. The 1935 Society is a special group of Honors supporters who are recognized for their engagement with the Honors community and philanthropic support to the College. The tea was held as a part of the […]

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Photo of Jim Tierney and François Amar smiling together

Honors Alumnus Jim Tierney ’69 Visits UMaine

University of Maine Honors alumnus, James (Jim) Tierney ’69, joined the Honors College and the UMaine Political Science department on campus for a visit on Tuesday, Oct. 2 and Wednesday, Oct. 3! Tierney served in the Maine State Legislature and was Maine’s Attorney General from 1981 to 1990. He is now part of the faculty […]

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Emily Cain Distinguished Honors Grad Lecture 2019

Emily Cain Visits UMaine as 2019-2020 Distinguished Honors Graduate

University of Maine Honors alumna, Emily Cain ’02, joined us on campus on Tuesday, Sept. 24 as the 2019-2020 Distinguished Honors Graduate. Emily ate breakfast with several of our Honors students, stopped by Professor Amy Fried’s Women and Politics class, and met with the Margaret Chase Smith Recipe Collaborative and the UMaine American Association for […]

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View of Washington D.C. from Arlington

Honors Goes to D.C.

Through the generosity of a long-time donor, The Honors College was fortunate to revive a traditional spring pilgrimage to Washington D.C., bringing 29 students to explore the city. The group, representing first-years through graduating seniors and a diverse background of majors, had the opportunity to see the National Monuments, museums, memorials, and additionally met with […]

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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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Mark Pettegrow

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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Students at a 2016 Presidential Debate

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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