Honors News

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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Honors Graduate Celebration

The annual celebration of Honors students and faculty was held on May 12th in the Wells Conference Center, and showcased students of interdisciplinary majors completing their Honors requirements. The Honors Thesis, a final requirement to graduate with Honors, is the culmination of HON 498 and HON 499 thesis courses, and a partnership with faculty members. […]

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Three Preceptors Promoted

When you see CLAS-Honors preceptors Robert Glover, Sarah Harlan-Haughey, and Jordan Labouff, congratulate them on their recent awards of tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor! The three preceptors hold joint appointments between Honors and departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences–Political Science, English, and Psychology, respectively. Tenure is the academy’s […]

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Honors Scholar-Athletes Recognized

On January 30th, 2017 the UMaine Athletics Department celebrated the 28th annual Scholar-Athlete Recognition Ceremony. Since 1989, Scholar-Athlete Awards have been given annually to student-athletes who have earned a 3.0 or better GPA in the previous spring and fall semesters and/or have maintained a 3.0 or better accumulative GPA. Student-athletes who earned a 3.0 or […]

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Rezendes Ethics Competition and Workshop

The Honors College is excited to announce the Rezendes Ethics Essay Competition of 2017! All current undergraduate students at the University of Maine are invited to submit an 8 to 10 page essay that focuses on ethics, broadly construed. Papers on any topic of ethical concern are welcome, but see the link for suggested focus and […]

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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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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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