Schools

Moore Students Raise $700 for Guatemalan Girl’s Education

The Invisible Children Club at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland recently hosted the "Peace and Love, Hippies and Hearts" school dance to raise money for the education of a girl named Allison who lives in Guatemala City.

Nearly 200 Moore students dressed in 1960s garb helped ensure that Allison can go to school next year. The dance raised $700.

Rob Miller, an eighth grade science teacher at Moore, made the original connection with Allison while traveling in Guatemala.

"Two years ago, I was able to see first-hand how the AMG Guatemala schools love and care for the children of poverty in Guatemala," he said. "... I was asked to share pictures from my trip with the Invisible Children Club at Moore, and after seeing the pictures the club wanted to sponsor a child."

Miller recently traveled to Guatemala City with a team from his church to assist schools with construction projects.

Student artists to be celebrated on 2012-13 laptop screensaver

Twenty student artists will have an audience of more than 72,000 students and teachers for their artwork starting this fall. The 20 students from across Maine have won the honor to have their artwork included in the Maine Learning Technology Initiative laptop screensaver for the 2012-13 school year.

More than 380 Maine students submitted images to be considered for the 2012-13 screensaver. Students and teachers voted on their favorites, and two of the 20 featured works were the top vote getters. An independent panel of three judges selected the other 18 pieces.

Many of the images are photographs, though several students used pencil, paint, clay and other media to create their images.

“The arts are an essential part of the student experience in Maine. The arts offer students the opportunities they need to explore their passions, discover their talents and apply their creativity,” said Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen.

UNE Health Professions Career Fair

The University of New England's Westbrook College of Health Professions is holding its 10th annual Health Professions Career Fair from Noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 on the Portland Campus in the Finley Recreation Center on Stevens Avenue.  Admission is free, and the event is open to all students, alumni and the general public.

For more information, contact UNE’s Career Services/Graduate & Professional Student Affairs at (207) 221-4273.

Named one of the best regional universities in America by U.S. News & World Report, UNE is a leader in health sciences education, biomedical research and the liberal arts. It offers student-centered, interdisciplinary programs in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Westbrook College of Health Professions, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy, and the College of Graduate Studies.  

 

UNE to Host Author/Composer Eliot Cherry

UNE to Host Author/Composer Eliot Cherry

The University of New England’s InterProfessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will host author and composer Eliot Cherry for a dramatic 70-minute performance about care-giving and love at life’s end in, A Finished Heart. The event is free and open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 6 p.m. on UNE’s Portland Campus in the Eleanor DeWolfe Ludcke Auditorium on Stevens Ave.

Muskie School of Public Service to Host Seminar on Teen Dating Violence

To kick off National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine will hold a brown bag lunch seminar on Monday, February 6, to educate the community on teen dating violence, its causes and effects, and available services for victims on Monday, February 6, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., USM Wishcamper Center, Lee Community Hall, 34 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine

Presenters will include Drew Wing, executive director, Boys to Men; Laura Plotkin, youth advocate, Family Crisis Services; Clara Porter, USM Interpersonal Violence Prevention; Amy Raina, sexual assault educator, Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine; and representatives from the Muskie School’s  Violence Against Women Act Measuring Effectiveness Initiative and Justice Policy Program.

The seminar is free and open to the public.

Muskie School of Public Service to Host Seminar Addressing Teen Dating Violence

To kick off National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine will hold a brown bag lunch seminar on Monday, February 6, 12:00pm - 1:30pm,at the USM Wishcamper Center, Lee Community Hall, 34 Bedford Street, Portland, to educate the community on teen dating violence, its causes and effects, and available services for victims.

Presenters will include Drew Wing, executive director, Boys to Men; Laura Plotkin, youth advocate, Family Crisis Services; Clara Porter, USM Interpersonal Violence Prevention; Amy Raina, sexual assault educator, Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine; and representatives from the Muskie School’s  Violence Against Women Act Measuring Effectiveness Initiative and Justice Policy Program.

The seminar is free and open to the public.