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The Spring Semester begins Monday, March 18th.

February 1, 2024

I hope you have all enjoyed a good New Year so far. The weather has been a challenge but now looks like it is stabilizing to a seasonably cold period. I thought that I would send out a note to update all of you on what has been going on at UMA Senior College. January has been quite active. We have 138 individuals registered for the 2024 Winter Lectures. The lectures have been well attended. There is still time to register for the lectures here. You don’t need to be a Senior College member to register for the lectures. Feel free to spread the word to any friend or family member.

To bring these classes to UMA Senior College, we will need some help from a few of you. We will need some classroom facilitators to help put on the classes. You do not need to be a digital wizard to be a facilitator. The instructors from the National Digital Equity Center will do the teaching. Facilitators will be responsible for confirming student registration at the beginning of each class, activating the classroom computer and a few other simple tasks. The National Digital Equity Center will provide training for facilitators to explain their duties.

Our volunteers are essential to the success of UMA Senior College. If you are interested in helping your Senior College friends, learning a few new skills and a limited commitment, this volunteer classroom facilitator opportunity is made for you. Each of the classes will have a student limit of 10. They will fill up quickly. Facilitators will be guaranteed a seat in the class/classes that they support.

If you are interested in being a classroom facilitator, please contact me or Lisa Moguel, the Senior College Administrative Specialist. We will be happy to talk to you about it. But please don’t wait; we will need to have a list of volunteers by Friday, February 9.

I hope to see some of you in the winter lectures or spring classes.



Sincerely,
Louis Fontaine
Chairperson
UMA Senior College

Activating Creativity

Who could have known how many incredibly curious
and creative students we have at Senior College?

We (Carole Baldwin and Elizabeth Luckraft) have been co-teaching the senior college class on mixed media and creativity for nearly ten years, and we are consistently amazed at how much fun, joy, and spark these students create. Rather than offering a class for “artists,” we offer it to “creative explorers” who work and play with mixed media in a safe environment. Here, there is no right or wrong way to create.

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BECOME A UMASC TEACHER

UMASC is always looking to expand our course offerings. We need instructors to teach classes and present lectures. Both in-person and Zoom venues are available.

Learning Never Grows Old

Free  To The Public  •  through February 27

  2024 Winter Lecture Series

The UMASC Winter Lecture Series runs every Tuesday at 1 PM from January 9 to February 27, 2024. All lectures are free and open to the public, so spread the word and invite your friends to join us! Winter lectures will be Zoom only, so no worries about winter driving.

ELSEWHERE ON THE UMA CAMPUS

The Charles Danforth Gallery

 

Anne Mourier

While we still ask ourselves
how to speak to each other

January 23 - March 6, 2024

This exhibit by Anne Mourier examines the Feminine as it is associated with practices, qualities, and visualities that Western societies tend to devalue and even suppress, and what the implications of that value system are more broadly.  

Danforth Gallery ►

HHRC – Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine


CURRENT EXHIBITS

29 MAINERS — The "29 Mainers" exhibit, created by portrait photographer Erin Moore, was birthed out of the desire to add black faces to the world of fine art portraiture.

ANDRÉ BENOIT —A new exhibit in the Center brings three mediums together to express the many facets of life in Ukraine during the invasion and now prolonged war.

HHRC exhibits ►

Augusta Senior College is sponsored by the University of Maine at Augusta, and is a member of the Maine Senior College Network.