37th Annual Doc Samuel’s Variety Show

February 8th, 2012 by tstjohn

Do you have a talent?? Do you want to share it with the UNE community?? Do you want a fun night filled with laughter and entertainment?? Then mark your calenders on March 2 for the  37th Annual Doc Samuel’s Variety Show!!

The 37th Annual Doc Samuel’s Variety Show was started by Doc Samuels, who is still at professor at UNE.  Doc usually comes to the show every year.  This year’s show is on March 2nd at 8pm at the Biddeford City Theater.  It is a time-honored UNE tradition.  The show was originally held in the gym, but it made the transition to Biddeford City Theater two years ago.  This show allows students, faculty, and staff to share their talents with the rest of the UNE community as well as with the Biddeford community.  The acts include singing, dancing, musical instruments, and acting.  TABS, the UNE Dance Team, and Storm Surge usually perform every year.  Joel Wentz is another regular performer known on campus.  Last year, Mark Nahorney, Tim St. John, Shannon Martin, Hillary Rozenas, and Matt Capaldo ended the show with a bang with a medley of songs, including one from Lady Gaga.  It is hosted by 4 senior students and 2 faculty/staff members.  This year’s hosts are Tara Connell, Sara Shea, Nate O’Neill, Ryan Kingston, Amanda Hare, and Craig Tennenhouse.  This is the second year that it has been directed by a student. This year it will be directed by Briana Chu.  It is a show that you won’t want to miss.


Want to perform??
If you are interested in performing email Briana Chu at bchu@une.edu for an application.  They are due electronically to Briana by 5pm on February 10th.

Don’t miss out on a fun filled UNE tradition!!

UNE in the winter

February 6th, 2012 by tstjohn

Looking for something to do at UNE this winter?!?

Kickin it with Kristin columnist Kristin Robert shares fun activities to do on and off campus.

Skiing and Snowboarding

There are a bunch of local mountains that you can go skiing and snow tubing at. SundayRiver is located in Newry,Maine. UNE offers weekend vans to the mountain through the club Ride 24/7. If you are interested sign ups for the vans are located at the Campus Center Box Office! Another local mountain to go skiing and snowboarding at is Sugarloaf, located in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. As well as van signups, student ski passes are also available at the Box Office which is good for 3 different mountains. Don’t know how to ski but want to learn? Take a trip to the Lost Valley Ski Area on Sunday February 19 from 8am – 5pm.

Cross Country Skiing

If you are interested in going cross country skiing, there are trips offered by the university’s Outdoor Recreation. Trips to Harris Farm are available on Sunday February 12 and Saturday February 25. If you have never cross country skied before, but are interested in learning how to do so, there is an opportunity available Saturday February 11 from 12 – 2pm right on campus. FMI, go to the Box office to sign up!!

Snowshoeing or Ice Fishing

Don’t like skiing or aren’t interested in learning how? There are also opportunities available to go snowshoeing! Also on Saturday February 25 is a trip to Harris Farm to go snowshoeing. Ice Fishing is also available on Saturday February 18 from 9am – 5pm. For any information on how to sign up for these trips, go to the Campus Center Box Office!

Indoor Activities

Not a fan of winter activities, but want to get off campus? There are lots of fun activities to participate in available at discounted prices through the Box Office. There are movie tickets, bowling passes, and even passes to go rock climbing.

Get in Shape

Don’t forget if you set a New Years Resolution to get in shape that there are ample cardio club classes to help you work out in a fun environment. Schedules are located throughout the campus center.

As always I hope you all have a great second semester and an even better winter season! Stay tuned in for more fun things to do around here, both on and off campus! And remember to stay warm and enjoy all that Maine and our own campus have to offer!


Seminar Series on Academic Success

February 1st, 2012 by tstjohn

Do you need help being more academically successful?? Do you want some tips on how to better succeed??

Come to the Seminar Series on Academic Success!

UNE Athletics and the Champs Lifeskills program are proud to partner with Student Support Services to offer this program. This program is open to all UNE students and is free of charge. While it is recommended that students participate in the complete series, it is not a requirement. No pre-registration is required, seats will be offered on a first-come, first served basis. The complete series will offer 5 topics and each topic will be offered at two separate times.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator will be discussed to determine the participants’ personal learning style. Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each learning style and developing a personalized study plan will be covered.
Session I: February 13th, 2012 5-6pm Decary 202
Session 2: February 14th, 2012 Noon-1pm Decary 202A

Critical reading is a technique for discovering information and ideas within a text. Critical thinking is a technique for evaluating those information and ideas. Strategies and methods will be covered.
Session I: February 20th, 2012 5-6pm Decary 202
Session 2: February 21st, 2012 Noon-1pm Decary Cafe 1

Managing your time, setting priorities, and “sticking to a plan” are essential elements for academic success. Tips and strategies will be covered.
Session I: February 27th, 2012 5-6pm Decary 202
Session 2: February 28th, 2012 Noon-1pm Decary Cafe 2


Taking notes in class is the first step in preparing for exams. Edited class notesare a valuable study tool, and tips for taking and editing your notes in order tohelp you memorize important information for exams will be covered.

Session I: March 5th, 2012 5-6pm Decary 202

Session 2: March 6th, 2012 Noon-1pm Decary Cafe 1

Tips and strategies for successful test taking will be covered.
Session I: March 12th, 2012 5-6pm Decary 202
Session 2: March 13th, 2012 Noon-1pm Decary Cafe 1

Question/Comments: Heather Davis, SAAC Advisor 207-602-2326, hdavis@une.edu