Arts & Culture

Diversity speaker forums at UMaine

ORONO - "Beyond Blame, Shame & Guilt - Thinking rather than feeling about privileged systems" is the title of public and student forums at the University of Maine on Tuesday, April 19, featuring internationally known activists Peggy McIntosh and Victor Lewis.

The public forum, free and open to the public, is scheduled at 12:15 p.m. in Hauck Auditorium. A student forum is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. in D.P. Corbett Business Building's Room 100.

Dancing For The Stars to benefit Phillips-Strickland House

Dancing For The Stars to benefit Phillips-Strickland House

The Bangor Civic Center will be the venue on May 7th for Dancing For The Stars to benefit Phillips-Strickland House. The theme for 2011 is “International Dance.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Giggey Girl Gowns Has Changed My Life...2

Giggey Girl Gowns Has Changed My Life...2

Giggey Girl Gowns Has Changed My Life...2

When I first started the "Giggey Girl Gowns" Dress Donation Center, I never thought that it would be something big (but man did I hope). Today, I am proud to announce that we have given away 3 dresses! (A pair of shoes and a shawl as well!) Three very deserving girls have come to get dresses from us, and have had a wonderful time with it! As have I! I never thought that I would have so much watching girls try on dresses, but I really did! I don't think I have ever smiled that much in my life!

I also have a VERY HUGE announcement today. When we first started Giggey Girl Gowns, my mom set what I thought was an outrageous goal: collect 100 dresses. I thought that she was crazy, and decided not to share it publicly. Last time I had a news interview, we were at 85 dresses, and I publicly announced our goal for the first time. Today I am more the pround to announce that we reached this goal.

Student artists in your neighborhood to be honored at Blaine House

Augusta, ME – Student artists from across Maine will receive recognition from Maine’s First Lady at a Blaine House ceremony at 2:00 pm, on Monday, April 11.

The students, from 17 schools, will receive certificates for their participation in the Maine Youth Excellence in Art exhibition that has been on display in the Capitol Complex since February.

“These works of art are inspiring and showcase the talent of our youth,” said Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage. “Two pieces of artwork are on display currently in the Blaine House and we are making space available for a third.

Giggey Girl Gowns Has Changed My Life

Giggey Girl Gowns Has Changed My Life

Giggey Girl Gowns Has Changed My Life. Truely.

And I can only hope that the three girls who have recevied dresses from us so far feel the same way. I am so excited to say that I am the founder of this amazin organization. That's right, we have given away three dresses so far! I'll post more information about the life changing experiences after school! :)

Northwestern Professor set for UMaine Lecture

ORONO - John Lynn, Distinguished Professor of Military History at Northwestern University, will present a Monday April 25 lecture at the University of Maine.

The author of several books on European history and warfare, Lynn will speak at 3:45 p.m. in the Bodwell Lounge, Maine Center for the Arts.  He served as president of the United States Commission on Military History (2003-2007) and vice-president of the Society for Military History (2005-2007).

Lynn's April 25 subject will be "The Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated: The Apparent Demise and Surprising  Resurrection of Academic Military History."  Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP Suzanne Moulton
(suzanne.moulton@umit.maine.edu) by April 15.

Legendary Mash-Up Artist GIRL TALK to Perform at UMaine

Orono, Maine.  April 4th 2011 - University of Maine Student Entertainment is proud to announce that Girl Talk will be performing at the Field House on Thursday, April 7th.  Doors open at 6:30pm, and the concert is open to the public and an all-ages event.  Tickets can be purchased ($20 for students, $25 for the general public) at http://www.umainetix.com/

Girl Talk is the stage name of Gregg Gillis, a former biomedical engineer turned mash-up remix master who has risen to international musical acclaim with his signature sound created by the layering and mixing of samples of hundreds of songs to create unique and and undeniably danceable musical compositions.  Girl Talk shows are known for their dance-party like environment, featuring lasers, confetti cannons, and hundreds of people dancing like there’s no tomorrow, with Gillis at the helm bringing down the house (or in the case of his Chicago Ne