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Best and Brightest Honored at Maine Maritime Academy Celebration of Achievement

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s annual Celebration of Achievement was held on Thursday evening, November 7th, to honor the scholarly accomplishments of students and the service of faculty, trustees and alumni.

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Maine Maritime Academy Receives $93,605 Grant to Conduct Rockweed Research

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy has received a research grant in the amount of $93,605 from the Maine Economic Improvement Fund Small Campus Initiative to conduct rockweed research. Dr. Jessica Muhlin, Associate Professor of Marine Biology, will direct the project to conduct field and laboratory research on two types of seaweed: the commercially harvested Ascophyllum nodosumand the prevalent Fucus vesiculosus in order to understand their contributions to the near-shore food web and ecosystem.

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Maine Maritime Academy Begins Construction of ABS Center for Engineering, Science & Research

Bangor Contractor Nickerson & O’Day Awarded Construction Contract
CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy has begun construction of the first academic facility to be built on the college campus in 30 years: the ABS Center for Engineering, Science and Research. The construction process is estimated to be complete in 12 months, with occupancy planned for January, 2015. When complete, the 3-story, 30,000-square-foot building will provide state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories

Read more: Maine Maritime Academy Begins Construction of ABS Center for Engineering, Science & Research

Maine Maritime Academy to Host Exhibition of Wood Carvings by Gordon Bok

Opening Reception Planned for Sunday, February 2
CASTINE, Maine—Folk musician and wood carver Gordon Bok has generously donated representative works from his collection of carvings to Maine Maritime Academy for a year-long exhibit at the Harold Alfond Student Center. An opening reception will be held Sunday, February 2 from 4 – 6 pm with music and remarks by Gordon Bok. The reception and exhibit are open to the public.

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Maine Maritime Academy Students Begin Year With Orientation, Ship Jump and Training

Castine, Maine—The incoming class of students at Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) will begin the 2013-2014 year with Orientation in three sessions to be held August 18 - September 1. MMA Orientation includes the following:

  • Regimental Preparatory Training (begins Sunday, August 25th)
  • MUG Olympics, Friday, Augustth
  • The annual Ship Jump, Sunday, September 1st

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MMA Convocation to Focus on Pride

Dr. William Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), today announced that the college will host its 4th annual Convocation on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Alexander Field House. Members of the Castine community are invited and encouraged to attend.

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MMA Sponsor Families Wanted

Maine Maritime Academy is seeking local families interested in serving as a sponsor to an out-of-state freshman student for the upcoming academic year. The Sponsor Program was created to increase the interaction between MMA students and Castine townspeople on a personal level. Students can enjoy a “home away from home” and learn about the people and town of Castine. 

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Maine Maritime Academy Announces Quarterly Board of Trustees Meeting

The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Friday, August 9, 2013, at 8:30 a.m., in the Holmes Alumni Heritage Room, located on the lower level of the Harold Alfond Student Center on the college campus in Castine, Maine.

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Maine Maritime Academy to Overhaul Cardio Fitness and Weight Rooms

Facilities Upgrade a Campus-Wide Effort

CASTINE, Maine—One of Maine Maritime Academy’s most popular hubs for student and community activity will receive an overhaul during the next two weeks. The Academy’s Cardio Fitness and Weight Rooms are slated to receive new equipment and other upgrades as part of a campus-wide initiative spearheaded by the Department of Athletics and Recreation, with financial assistance from the Student Life Department.

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MMA Continuing Education to Offer New Geographic Information Science (GIS) Course Beginning July 22, 2013

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) Continuing Education will offer a new 40-hour intensive course in July—Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science (GIS)—for working professionals and those seeking to increase their technical knowledge of GIS.

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