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March 2021

Deadline: Stanhope Study Abroad Fellowship

March 31, 2021

Honors Students are exclusively invited to apply for the 2021 Stanhope Study Abroad Fellowship! Are you planning to study abroad in a future semester? The Charles V. Stanhope ’71 Study Abroad Fellowship is intended to encourage Honors students to study abroad as a means to expand their horizons through the exposure to and understanding of different cultures. AWARD AMOUNT: $1,000 DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 4:30pm EST FOR MORE INFO & TO APPLY:

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April 2021

MDMP Food Insecurity Panel Discussion

April 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Maine Day Meal Packout (MDMP) Hunger Awareness Campaign is hosting a panel discussion via Zoom about food insecurity on college campuses. Click here to register to attend and receive the Zoom link! The first 25 students to register and attend the panel will receive a $10 Hannaford e-gift card!

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POETS/SPEAK! – Why Poetry Matters

April 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bangor Public Library and the University of Maine’s Honors College will host an evening of poetry readings online to celebrate National Poetry Month and the 19th year of POETS/SPEAK. Kathleen Ellis, Lecturer in the University of Maine Orono’s English Department and Honors Preceptor, will introduce students and Maine poets who will read their own work. Poets' readings will address why poetry matters in a time of pandemic, racial injustice, climate change, & civil unrest in America. The event can be…

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SAB Leadership Extravaganza

April 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join the Honors College Student Advisory Board (SAB) for Leadership Extravaganza! This is a leadership workshop in which the group will discuss the leadership system we are all a part of, and partake in some fun leadership training activities. As with all SAB events, this is also a great opportunity to meet other Honors Students! No pre-registration is required, simply join the Zoom call on Thursday, April 8 at 5:30PM EST at

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Honors Outdoor Program Series (April 9 – April 30)

April 9, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Current Honors students are invited to enjoy the outdoors in Orono through the Honors Outdoor Program Series! All events are hosted by Maine Bound Adventure Center and are free of charge to students, made possible by a generous donation from the Betsy ’55* and Bill Leitch Campus Activities Fund. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – use the links below to sign up according to your year in school. Each student can register for up to two of the following programs. You will receive…

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Honors Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon

April 9, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Calling all adventurers! Join the Honors Minecraft Server Moderators & Honors Ambassadors for a battle at the end on Friday, April 9th at 8PM EST. The group will meet at Charlie's Terrace in the server to distribute equipment and make the journey to the end together. If you haven't signed up for the Minecraft server but would like to join this adventure, register at All students currently enrolled in the UMaine Honors College are eligible to join. We'll see…

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Deadline: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship for Incoming First-Year Students

April 16, 2021

The Honors College at the University of Maine invites applications for its new (Fall 2021 – Spring 2022) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Scholarship. 5 awards are available of $1,000 each. Scholarship applicants should be first-year, incoming students to the University of Maine Honors College with preference given to first-generation students. Successful applicants will be chosen by committee on the basis of the applicant’s work in support of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or their personal experience related to DEI. Students…

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Rezendes Ethics Lecture: “Tribal Sovereignty, Social Justice, and Building Equity from a Maine Tribal Perspective” by Maulian Dana

April 27, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
2021 Rezendes Visiting Scholar in Ethics: TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND BUILDING EQUITY FROM A MAINE TRIBAL PERSPECTIVE by Maulian Dana, Tribal Ambassador for Penobscot Nation. Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 3:30PM lecture held via Zoom.

2021 John M. Rezendes Ethics Lecture Maulian Dana, Penobscot Tribal Ambassador "Tribal Sovereignty, Social Justice, and Building Equity from a Maine Tribal Perspective"   Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 3:30PM EST via Zoom Zoom Webinar Link (no registration necessary, simply join the call at the time of the event): Passcode (if needed): 03717   Maulian Dana Bio: Maulian Dana is the Tribal Ambassador for Penobscot Nation. She works to represent the Penobscot Nation and advocates for policy changes at local,…

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May 2021

Honors Graduation Celebration 2021

May 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

In order to keep everyone as safe as possible and in order to include all of our students, even those who are attending their senior year from afar, this year’s Honors Graduation Celebration ceremony will be held virtually on Friday, May 7th at 9AM EST. This event will recognize December 2020, May 2021, and August 2021 Honors graduates. Zoom information has been sent via email to RSVP'd students.

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April 2022

2022 John M. Rezendes Visiting Scholar in Ethics: ‘Self-Care and Radical Communion: Walking Each Other Home’

April 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
MCINTRE ROOM, 2 Alumni Place

Dr. Vaishali Mamgain (she/her) is the Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Bertha C. Ball Center for Compassion at the University of Southern Maine. Mamgain received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her past economics research has focused on the contributions of (im)migrants and refugees in the Maine economy, including the role of migrant workers in Maine’s blueberry industry. She teaches theoretical economics and classes like Economics and Happiness, the Political…

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