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MWPA Hosts November Writing Workshops

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) has launched a new series of Saturday writing workshops in November.

Focus on Student Success = Substantial Enrollment/Growth at EMCC

A snapshot of students enrolled for the fall semester at Eastern Maine Community College indicates enrollment of 2,488 first-time and returning students. This represents a 7% increase compared to last fall, when 2,327 students were attending classes in Bangor, Ellsworth, Dover Foxcroft and East Millinocket. Additionally, EMCC received 3,353 applications for the fall 2012 semester, an increase of 40% compared to the same time last year. 
“We attribute this increase to a deliberate shifting of our resources to improve student success which has been underway here at the College since 2010,” notes EMCC President Lawrence Barrett.

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

YEA! focuses on a broad definition of entrepreneurship - the transformation of an idea into an enterprise that creates value. Nominate a student for this unique experience at yea@midcoastmaine.com
 
The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is excited and proud to bring this program to our region with support from the Kauffman Foundation*, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Dept. of Economic and Community Development and Southern New Hampshire University.
 
Whether it is the newest version of the Baby-sitters Club in the neighborhood, or the Environmental Action campaign at their school, young people have the imagination, courage, and intelligence to develop and launch their own, unique entrepreneurial ideas.
 
At YEA! students brainstorm ideas for business creation or social change and develop a business plan.

Charlotte White Center Gets Kids Ready for School

Charlotte White Center Gets Kids Ready for School

The Charlotte White Center has just completed its 2012 School Store program!  Another year of getting kids in greater Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft communities ready for school.  This year we served a total of 245 children. With the help of approximately 40 volunteers working a total of 150 hours-----now that's community service!

The goal of the School Store program is not just to get school supplies to children who need them, but to teach children life skills and the value of community service.  By performing good deeds and community service, children have the opportunity to earn items they need and want.   Two weeks before the store opens, each child is given a CWC “checkbook” containing deposit slips that total $10.00. Children earn deposits by doing good deeds for family, friends or community members.  A parent or caregiver fills out the slip each time the child is “caught” doing a good deed.

University of Maine at Farmington Announces Dean’s List for Spring 2012 Semester

 

FARMINGTON, ME (July 27, 2012)—The University of Maine at Farmington announces its Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. UMF maintains a Dean’s List each semester for those students completing a minimum of 12 credits in courses producing quality points. Students whose grade point average for the semester is equal to or greater than 3.8 are listed with high academic achievement. Students whose grade point average for the semester is less than 3.8 but equal to or greater than 3.5 are listed with academic achievement. Any incompletes must be satisfactorily completed before the student is honored with Dean’s List status. Academic achievement awarded at commencement is based on all course work taken at UMF.

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A nationally-recognized liberal arts college known for its commitment to student success, UMF provides a challenging yet supportive environment to prepare students for both careers and further study.

Bangor Ballet announces first auditions for 2012-2013 season

Bangor Ballet announces first auditions for 2012-2013 season

Bangor Ballet is pleased to announce their first open auditions for the 2012-2013 season. On Tuesday, July 24th from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. any and all intermediate to advanced ballet dancers in the state of Maine are encouraged to audition for roles in the upcoming performance of Hansel and Gretel. Auditions will be held at the Thomas School of Dance, 14 State Street, in Bangor. Girls on pointe should come prepared to audition on pointe.

Rehearsals for principal dancers will be Thursday afternoons in August, and then rehearsals for the entire cast will be on Saturday afternoons in September, and Sunday afternoons in October.

There will be two public performances and one in-school performance of Hansel and Gretel. The public performances will be Sunday, November 4th in Dover-Foxcroft and Sunday, November 18 at the Brewer Performing Arts Center.

35th Annual Maine Student Film & Video Festival

35th Annual Maine Student Film & Video Festival

The Public Screening and Awards Presentation of the 35th Maine Student Film and Video Festival will be held Saturday, July 21, 2012, 12:30PM at the Waterville Opera House, Waterville, ME. The screening is free and open to the public. The screening of finalist and winning movies is held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Maine International Film Festival.  The Festival screening will be followed by a reception for the moviemakers at Jorgensenʼs, Main Street, Waterville.

MSFVF is open to Maine residents 19 years of age and younger. This year there were 26 movies entered from 18 schools and 93 students working independently representing the work of students in grades K-12 from all parts of Maine. The movies submitted to the Festival are judged on the basis of originality, content, style, and technique.