Belfast. In these difficult times, even non-profit directors and their boards need to be proactive in marketing their organizations and leveraging their advertising dollars and efforts to their best advantage.
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s Nonprofit Certificate Management program is offering the workshop, “Marketing the Nonprofit” on October 22nd. This day-long course begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm. The workshop will present strategies for public outreach and promotional planning for non-profit organizations. Emphasis will be placed upon developing a media relations program and understanding the advertising, market research, and other communication tools to be used in calling attention to the work of the non-profit organization. The presenter, Dr. Frank Burtnett, is a veteran educator and nonprofit organization executive. Frank has over thirty years of direct service in various nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and community agencies, including seven years as Executive Director of the National Association for College Admission Counseling . Frank is the president of an independent consulting firm specializing in programs that foster human resource and organization development. Frank has taught multiple subjects for the University of Maine Hutchinson Center nonprofit certificate program since its inception in 2003 and assisted in the direction of that program. He is the author of many successful grant proposals and has assisted dozens of organizations learn how grant-making is done and how to prepare grant proposals.
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast, has designed the certificate program in non-profit organizational management for non-profit organization executives, staff members, and leaders to deal with contemporary issues and problems using realistic, “hands on” strategies. The various workshops will encourage interactive discussion of “real world” situations and actively engage participants in quality planning, effective program/service development, creative problem solving, and issue resolution. This certificate represents yet another of the offerings that the University of Maine Hutchinson Center has created to be responsive to the educational needs of the community.
The non-profit workshops will appeal to those involved in a variety of organizational roles, including executive directors, board/trustee members, business managers, development officers, program officers, and those holding similar positions. Those not currently engaged in non-profit organizational roles—but seeking to move into these career areas—will also gain a great deal from participation in these workshops.
Register for any one workshop or for the series by contacting Nancy Boyington at the Hutchinson Center at 338-8002 (toll free 800-753-9044) or
. The cost for each one-day workshop is $150 Each workshop fee will include continental breakfast, lunch and all workshop materials.
The opening session of the Midcoast Leadership Academy, MLA LEAP (Leadership Experiences, Activities & Practices), was held September 21st and 22nd at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. This year's class consists of leaders from Knox and Waldo County who will spend the next nine months learning leadership skills, the issues facing the midcoast region, and working with three nonprofits on year-long regional projects.
Participating this year are: Marydale Abernathy, Bangor Daily News; Christine Anderson-Morehouse, Midcoast Superintendent's Professional Development Center; Jeff Charland, Camden National Bank; Rob Dietz, PICA Design & Marketing; Erica Hughes, UMaine Hutchinson Center; Patty Kitchen, Picker Family Resource Center; Diane Laliberte, Unity College; Michael Leonard, GreenME, Inc.; Chris Lobley, Bangor Savings Bank; Katie MacDonald, Dear Pauline + Ninefifteen Enterprises; Marina Macho, Durango Business Support; Sarah McLean, Global Packing & Shipping; Kathryn Snow Mills, Snow Sport & Spine Inc.; Stacey Palmer, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors; Ian Robertson, New Leaf Construction; Kimberly Scott, Camden Conference; Megan Williams, PenBay Healthcare.
Throughout the next several months, these leaders will learn about the issues facing the midcoast region through a series of experiences, tours, speakers and projects with Five Town Communities That Care, local Main Street programs, and Midcoast Magnet.
MLA started in 2006 and is run through the University of Maineís Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Modeled after successful community leadership programs held throughout the country, MLA was created as an initiative by a group of regional and statewide leaders led by Jim Patterson, Hutchinson Center Founding Director; state representative Chris Rector; and Cheryl Miller, Senior Program Officer of Maine Development Foundation.
Central to the founding of the program is the belief that the Midcoast is a unique region, rich with spirit, creativity, and tradition. MLA ís mission is to positively impact the economic and cultural quality of life in the Midcoast by enhancing the professional and personal development of its existing and emerging community leaders. Our distinguished guest faculty is drawn from the worlds of academia, business, government, consulting, and the non-profit sector.
Bangor Savings Bank is the Lead Sponsor of the Midcoast Leadership Academy, understanding the importance of bringing together existing and emerging leaders to enhance their leadership skills and build relationships that will help create stronger, healthier and more prosperous communities. Penbay Regional Chamber of Commerce and Unity Foundation are Supporting Sponsors.
FMI: Visit MLA Website at http://www.hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu/index.php/community/midcoast-leadership-academy
Welcome to the 2012-2013 Academic Year at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center!
There are significant changes in printing procedures so please stop by the receptionist's desk and complete and submit the form to obtain your printer code. Each student is given an allottment for printing. When that allottment is used up, you may purchase more pages (10 cents each) for a minimum of $1 in cash or check at the receptionist's desk in the atrium between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It takes 24 hours to update the system with the new amount so please do not wait until that class paper is due to replenish your account.
You will receive an email in your official University email account with your code and instructions on how to use the system. Please keep your printer code confidential and log off the computer each time you are done or you will be paying for other's copies.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we initiate this new system.
Have a great year at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center!
Introduction to Geology (ERS 101) will be offered on-site in Belfast this Fall 2012 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center on Mondays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm starting September 10th. It is a 4 credit University of Maine lab science course.
To register or to meet with an Academic Advisor, call the UMaine Hutchinson Center at 338-8000.
The UMaine Hutchinson Center is gearing up for the Fall semester, which begins the week of September 4th. The new wing of the Center was opened in 2009, and the state-of-the-art science labs are the perfect environment to take one of the Lab Science courses offered in Belfast. For more information or to meet with an Academic Advisor, call the Hutchinson Center at 338-8000. The classes are small, with hands-on experiences in a very supportive place.
BIO222/223: Biology, the Living Science (lecture and lab) Instructor: Gaylen Jones
Thursdays,Lecture 2:30 - 5:00 pm; Lab 5:30 - 7:30pm
Learn basic biology concepts as they relate to everyday life and to current issues in society: microscopic life and diseases, plant growth and the carbon cycle, water pollution, acid rain, inheritance, and biotechnology. This course is designed for non-science majors.
BIO208: Anatomy and Physiology (lecture and lab) Instructor: Jan Pitcairn
Tuesdays, Lecture 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; Wednesdays Lab 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Students learn the structures and functions ofthe major tissues, organs, and organ systems of the human body, and the chemical and physical processes that govern them. Topics include cells, tissues, and skeletal, muscle, nervous, endocrine, nervous, endocrine, cardiopulmonary, immune, digestive, and reproductive systems,and nutrition and metabolism. This course is for students who have taken Introductory Biology.
CHY101/102: Chemistry for Everyday Living (lecture and lab) (Instructors: William Ellis/Susan Therio)
Mondays Lecture 5:30 – 8:00 pm; Lab Tuesdays 5:00– 7:30 pm
A non-mathematical introduction to the basic principles of chemistry with an emphasis on chemistry in everyday life, including the chemistry of the atmosphere and water, nuclear chemistry, and the chemistry of polymers (plastics).
BMB208/210: Elements of Physiological Chemistry Instructors: Melanie DiLorenzo/Susan Therio
Tuesdays 5:00 – 7:30 pm; Lab Thursdays 5:00 –7:30 pm
An introduction to chemistry related to life science, including the structure and properties of hydrocarbons, the chemistry of carbohydrates, proteins, alcohols, aldehydes andketones, acids and esters, and vitamin C. A great introduction to chemistry for those interested in health fields.
ERS101: Introduction to Geology (lecture and lab) Instructor: Dave Lawrence
Mondays, Lecture 10:00 am – 12:30 pm; Lab 1:00 –4:00 pm
A study of earth materials and processes, including their impact on humans. Topics include geologic time, minerals and rocks, weathering andsoil formation, glaciation, deserts, coastlines, earthquakes and seismology, mountain building and plate tectonics. Laboratory work includes the study of rocks, minerals, topographic maps and aerial photographs in preparation for a one-day field trip to Acadia National Park. Intended for anyone interested in learning about planet Earth.
Thinking of college?
Wondering how you might begin?
Considering financial aid or scholarships you may beeligible for?
A great way to begin or return to college is to take a college course,and a scholarship for a course is just the way to get started. You may qualify for one of thescholarships listed below awarded at the Hutchinson Center each year.
Annual Fund, Best of the Best
United Mid-Coast Charities, Harris & Ann Bixler
Shirley and Ronald Jarvella, Fred Hutchinson
Andrew Kuby Memorial (funded by Belfast RotaryClub)
Senior College, Midcoast AAUW
Ira Cobe (funded by Maine Community Foundation)
Seaport Family Practice Health Professional
Summer Folk Scholarship
One recent scholarship recipient wrote the following, after receiving a Best of the Best scholarship, “It really touches my heart to know that there are people out there whom I have,never even meet that are willing to donate funds to help me pay for schooling. I am so appreciative and I can’t say thank you enough."
To the Hutchinson Center Scholarship Committee and Village Soup, thank you so much for reviewing my application. I am so gratefulto be one of the two chosen students to receive this scholarship. It has been a pleasure taking courses at the Hutchinson Center, and I am so thankful that everyone has been so helpful to me on my educational journey.”
Call 338-8000 for a scholarship application form as well as to meet with an Academic Advisor.
There is no better way to improve your job and career options, than a college program.