Student Association has activities. Care to help?
Student Association has activities. Care to help?
UMA Ellsworth Center
October 7, 2021
The Ellsworth edition

Center News

UMA Ellsworth Center will be closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day

Monday October 11, 2021


There will be no classes on the 11th but the Center will be open regular hours for student use on October 12th during the Fall break.
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To commemorate the day, the award winning movie 'Dawnland' and 'Dear Georgina' both with social and historical themes are being shown remotely through Peabody Essex Museum. Afterwardsthere will be a live Q & A . There is no cost but a donation is suggested

Register for these incredible movies and a Live Q & A

November is Native American Heritage Month

The Ellsworth Edition will be highlighting different topics through the month as suggested by Professor Dan Ranco and John Bear Mitchell from UMaine Orono.

Student to Student

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Yellow Tulip Project is Smashing the Stigma of Mental Illness


The UMA Ellsworth Center Student Association is working with Ellsworth Adult Ed, Ellsworth Library and Ellsworth High School, Healthy Acadia, Ellsworth City Hall and Community Health and Counseling to to support The Yellow Tulip Project, a youth driven movement concerning mental illness and suicide. Yellow tulip bulbs, a symbol of hope, will be planted throughout the community now to produce a stunning visual display of flowers in May, uniting the community in hope. 
SA needs help to package bulbs and to plant Hope Gardens over the next week or two. Can you help?
Finding Our Voices without spacing between in yellow font the Acronym MCEDV which stands for Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence with three hollow squares before it in green and purple A pyramid with a heart on top next to the words Next Step then underneath that Domestic Violence Project above the words Hancock & Washington Counties

Domestic Violence Installation at UMA Ellsworth Center


On October 15, Finding Our Voices, Next Step Domestic Violence Project and the Student Association will hang posters around the Ellsworth community to bring awareness to Domestic Violence in our communities. If you are interested in this project or participating in other Student Association projects, contact Lori.
If you know someone in the the state of Maine that needs help, contact the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
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Monhegan Island Photography Day Trip


Are you entering the Student Life photography contest? (See 'Worth Reviewing' in this newsletter) Spend the day on Monhegan Island with fellow UMA students exploring nature photography. With rugged cliffs, dense woods, numerous ocean-side trails, and a small village, Monhegan Island provides plenty of opportunities to experience nature and art through photography. Not led by a professional photographer, we will simply be a group with an interest in nature photography, sharing our enthusiasm, tips, and practices. Beginners are welcome.
Sign up for this FREE event!

Money Matters

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What is the best time to do  finances for the upcoming year? Right now!


Did you miss Phantom Finances and connecting with experts that help with all your college finance questions? The experts are here for you with checklists and answers to make this as easy as possible.

*Tap into your local Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) Advisor, Shelbie Ross, to help you develop a full financial aid action plan. MEOC can help you navigate through the steps to land an optimum level for funding.  MEOC is funded to help students access and complete an undergraduate education.
If you already hold a Baccalaureate Degree, please plan to use the Education Division of the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) to develop your college/graduate school funding plan with Nikki Vachon as a key contact. Fully trained staff are available to you for any questions you might have. Already feeling secure about your understanding of Financial Aid but just have a question or two on your FAFSA? Schedule with FAME or call at 800-228-3734.

Please remember to file your 22-23 the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA) through the Dept. of Education website ASAP (by the end of October encouraged). You will need your 2020 tax return to complete. Anchor your baseline of funding and position your pursuit of additional funds to have an optimum impact by completing it now. 
Still having questions? Contact Sally

MEOC financial advisor Shelbie Ross will be here at the Ellsworth Center beginning next week

Come make use of all of Shelbie's expertise in helping with your financial aid. Whether that is your FAFSA or finding information about scholarships and everything in between, Shelbie will be available on site most Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9AM - 2PM until the New Year. Don't miss this great opportunity! Contact Shelbie to make an appointment.

Worth Reviewing

Fall Foliage Contest
Send Student Life your best photo(s) by October 27th for a chance to win a Fujifilm Instax Mobile Printer!
Send your best photo(s)!

Fall Hours

The Center is open!
Mon, Wed: 8 am - 7 pm
Tues, Thurs: 8 am - 7:15 pm
Fri
: 8 am to 4 pm
Sat: 9 am - 12 pm (by appointment only)
Food Pantry:
The Cupboard is open every day that the Center is open. A selection of food, household and hygiene products are available. 

Contact Us

Email us at umaellsworth@maine.edu
Find us on facebook @UMAEllsworthCenter

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