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The renovation of the Spirit Room in the Memorial Union was completed. The space now hosts the historical perspective of our Black Bears and more specifically Bananas. Original costumes have been placed on display as well as Banana’s story.

Active Minds, a student organization, collaborated with the Counseling Center Outreach and Education Office to host a highly impactful suicide prevention program called “Send Silence Packing” which is a traveling exhibit of over 2,000 backpacks, most of which belonged to students who died by suicide.

The Bodwell Center entered into a collaborative with the College of Education, a local middle school and the Office of Student Employment to create Black Bear Tutors funded by America Reads America Counts. Our 17 UMaine volunteers tutored 25 local students in the school and staffed the homework room at the local YMCA.

The Career Center coordinated a delegation of distinguished UMaine students to attend the Maine State Chamber of Commerce annual banquet in Augusta featuring a gubernatorial forum with candidates Paul LePage, Mike Michaud, and Eliot Cutler, where the students were able to put in practice the soft skills and professional etiquette that are essential to success in their careers.

Greek membership is at an all-time high of 1,142 members and 100% participation in the newly created Five-Star Chapter Award Program.


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