Some important upcoming dates to note:
Enrollment for Spring 2019: October 22 – November 16.
Veterans’ Day: Monday, November 12.
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive ‘W’ grade: Friday, November 16.
Thanksgiving break begins: Wednesday, November 21.
Classes resume: Monday, November 26.
Classes end: Friday, December 14.
Final exams begin: Monday, December 17
Final exams end: Friday, December 21
Winter Session: December 27, 2018 – January 16, 2019.
Here’s a link to the University of Maine 2018-2019 Academic Calendar.
Graduate School Information Session: November 15, 2018
The Department of Communication and Journalism will host an information session for students interested in graduate education. Participants will have an opportunity to talk with current graduate students in Communication, as well as with faculty and alumni. Join us for pizza and information on Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:00 pm in Dunn Hall.
Multicultural Community Forum, November 14, 2018
Communication and Journalism students will present on the topic of learning with difference at the Maine Multicultural Center’s Forum Series on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 pm in the Bangor Public Library. In the Spring 2018 semester, the students took a part of a CMJ class on Narrative, Performance, and Social Change and developed an interview-based performance about immigration experiences in Maine. In this community dialogue, students will discuss what they learned and continue to learn from their involvement with this project. They will also engage the audience in practical activities of engaging storytelling as a way to learn with difference in our complex world.
Book Co-Edited by Dr. Bridie McGreavy Wins 2018 Tarla Rai Peterson Distinguished Book Award
Tracing Rhetoric and Material Life: Ecological Approaches, a co-edited book by Bridie McGreavy, Justine Wells, George McHendry, and Samantha Senda-Cook won the 2018 Tarla Rai Peterson Distinguished Book Award from the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association (NCA). This award recognizes the book published in Environmental Communication that addresses significant questions about the relationship between communication and the environment and has the potential to influence future research in the field. This volume attempts to synthesize and build upon emerging intersections across the fields of environmental rhetoric and composition, environmental communication, and environmental studies more broadly, specifically around concepts of materialism, affect, and ecology. Check out the book’s home page at https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319657103 and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RhetoricMaterialLife/.
McGreavy and Collaborators Examine Media’s Coverage of Dam Decision-Making in Maine
UMaine Research News recently published an article describing the work of Dr. Bridie McGreavy and her collaborators that “asks questions about how news articles represented the Penobscot River Restoration Project and the role of Penobscot Nation in the dam removal decision-making process.” Dr. McGreavy and her collaborators, including CMJ Ph.D. student Tyler Quiring, are investigating “how news media coverage can shape the public understanding about important science issues.” Read more here.
Dr. Bridie McGreavy and Dr. Laura Rickard Announced As Collaborating Researchers on $2.9 million National Science Foundation Award
Helping train the next generation of interdisciplinary environmental conservation leaders is the goal of a five-year, $2.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) award to the University of Maine. Dr. McGreavy and Dr. Rickard will be collaborating on the five-year, $2.9 million grant. Read more here.