College of Education and Human Development Ed. Leadership Program

April 14th, 2014 1:23 PM

During the fall semester 2014, the faculty of the College of Education and Human Development will continue to offer core courses to build upon and lead to a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership.  These courses (listed in the attachment) will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

More information regarding the classes can be found here.

Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over

April 14th, 2014 8:57 AM

Maine Educational Opportunity Center Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/ Public Service Announcement Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207)581-3736

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations: Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave, on Tuesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 9 a.m.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit us on the web at

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Adult Degree Completion Scholarship

April 7th, 2014 2:15 PM

The Hutchinson Center is excited to announce the availability of the Adult Degree Completion Scholarship.

The Adult Degree Completion Scholarship is intended to assist students who are returning to higher education after an absence of three years or more and who are completing their first baccalaureate degree.

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to receive the scholarship:

•    Must be a matriculated student at a UMS institution seeking a first baccalaureate degree.
•    Must be a resident of the state of Maine.
•    Must be an undergraduate reentry student who has experienced a gap (three years or more) in the pursuit of postsecondary education. Students who returned to higher education beginning in Fall 2013 or more recently will be considered.
•    Must demonstrate financial need as determined by a completed FAFSA and/or statement outlining ability to pay/financial resources available for education.
•    Must be registered at least part time (6-8 credits per semester (Fall and Spring) or 9-12 credits total for the two semesters). Students enrolled in fewer credits will be considered on a case by case basis.


New Upcoming Art Exhibits

April 3rd, 2014 8:10 AM

Come visit the Hutchinson Center to enjoy the new art exhibits that will be decorating our hallways and art gallery.

May 15-18 2014 – 12th Annual Senior Arts Festival: The entire Center is filled with amazing art created by our very talented local artists. Stop by between May 15th to the 18th and enjoy the festivities. Many of the pieces are for sale by the artist and outside arrangements can be made to purchase these works of art.

May 1 – Aug 31 2014 – Darling Marine Center: This new exhibit will begin in our conference center and move to the Fernald Art Gallery after the Senior Arts Festival. The exhibit will feature works of art depicting marine life from 14 artists who participated in the Science Illustration Workshop last July. The title of the exhibit is “The Unexpected Dimensions of an Object: Scientific Illustrations Under Glass. In addition to the art exhibit, there will also be some interesting artifacts filling our display cases.

For more information about these exhibits, please feel free to contact Andrea Rouillard at 207-338-8049 or

Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship

March 25th, 2014 1:31 PM

Attention students!

The Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship for 2014-2015 is open for submissions. This is a $3500 scholarship for independent undergraduate research on a topic of public policy relevance. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements:

·         Student must be a Maine resident, currently enrolled at UMaine for 12 credits or more,
·         be an undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and
·         have completed 40 degree hours prior to the current semester.

The amount of the 2014 – 2015 Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship will be $3,500 ($1,750 Fall/$1,750 Spring). The deadline for student applications is Friday, April 11, 2014.

We would appreciate you bringing this scholarship to the attention of your eligible students.

Promotional flyer here:

Link to the application form here:

More information is available on our webpage.

Senator Margaret Chase Smith’s abiding belief was that real progress would be attained only through the education of young people.  In honor of Senator Smith’s many years of service to the citizens of Maine and to the nation, this scholarship provides assistance to undergraduates who have demonstrated an active interest in public affairs and who show promise for future leadership in, and contribution to, public affairs.