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2021 Press Releases

Craig Hadley

Published on December 2, 2021

Husson University’s Vice President of Finance and Administration, Treasurer to Retire

Craig Hadley, who has been Husson University's vice president of finance and administration for over 13 years, has announced that he will retire at the end of 2021.

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Students walking on sidewalk toward Harold Alfond Hall

Published on November 29, 2021

Panel Discussion at Husson University to Help Elevate the Financial Literacy of Generation Z

A panel of financial experts from Husson and the surrounding community will discuss a variety of topics to help students prepare for the "real world."

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Exterior of the Gracie Theatre

Published on November 29, 2021

Oklahoma City Bombing’s Chief Medical Examiner to Speak at Husson’s Gracie Theatre

Forensic science and criminal justice students expected to demonstrate keen interest in the presentation.

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People prep food in a commercial kitchen

Published on November 23, 2021

Elderly and Disabled to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner Provided by Husson University, the Caleb Group and Harbor Management

For the second consecutive year, over 100 meals to be prepared for Bradford Commons and Kenduskeag Terrace residents.

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Published on November 18, 2021

L.L.Bean President and CEO Discussed Challenges Facing Today’s Businesses at Husson University’s Distinguished Speaker Series

L.L Bean president and CEO Stephen Smith spoke to university and community members Thursday during what was the second installment of Husson University's Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Art gallery informational poster

Published on November 10, 2021

Anchors Away Art Installation at Husson University Honors the Sailor Jerry Tattoo Style

Wheat Paste Wall Images of Original Tattoo Designs Fill the Robert E. White Gallery.

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Informational banner about the Boogie Motherland comedy show

Published on November 4, 2021

Gracie Theatre Honors Those Who Served with Half-Price Tickets to Comedy Show on Veterans Day

Comedians Karen Morgan and Tara Brown bring their hilarious standup to Bangor.

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Student talking to two people at a table

Published on November 2, 2021

Employers are Looking to Hire at Husson University Career Fair

Students and the public can meet in-person with 48 employers on November 3 or virtually at an online career fair on November 17.

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Trees in front of the Darling Learning Center during the fall

Published on November 2, 2021

Voting on Husson University’s Campus Up in 2020

New report finds college student voting skyrocketed nationwide last year.

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Nun holding a ruler while standing at a podium

Published on October 29, 2021

Late Nite Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales Brings Laughter and Spooky Fun to the Gracie Theatre

“Sister” is back for her third appearance - just in time for Halloween.

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Students standing in front of microphones on a stage.

Published on October 29, 2021

The Man That Was Used Up

Husson University celebrates 12th annual live halloween radio broadcast with performance of story by Edgar Allan Poe.

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Chee Yun on the left holding an instrument and Mak Grgic on the right holding an instrument

Published on October 27, 2021

Husson University’s Gracie Theatre Opens Season with East Meets West-ish

Violinist Chee-Yun features her 349 year-old Stradivarius in this unique musical cultural experience.

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Pharmacy student writes a thank-you note to a pharmacist

Published on October 22, 2021

Husson University Pharmacy Students Thank Vaccination Heroes

Personalized notes expressed appreciation to professionals who helped save lives.

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Wabanaki woman from the 1920s

Published on October 14, 2021

Husson University Zoom Event to Focus on the History of Maine’s Indigenous People

Husson University and Wabanaki REACH are teaming up to teach the public about the history of Native Americans in Maine.

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American Red Cross graphic with a man and woman holding hands on the left and "help save a life - schedule your blood donation appointment today" on the right

Published on October 13, 2021

WHSN-FM 89.3 to Sponsor American Red Cross Blood Drive

WHSN 89.3, Husson University's student-run radio station will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Furman Student Center in Peabody Hall on Wednesday, October 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Rows of desks and chairs inside a classroom

Published on October 13, 2021

New Interactive Learning Space in Aroostook County Officially Opens

“The Work Shop” is a collaborative effort between Husson University, MMG Insurance and Maine School Administrative District #1 (SAD 1).

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A student attends the Legal Studies Career fair on campus of Husson University

Published on October 5, 2021

Largest Law Enforcement and Legal Career Fair in Husson’s History to Recruit Students on Campus

National and local law enforcement and legal organizations to participate in 13th Annual School of Legal Studies Career Day

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students wearing white coats read off pieces off paper

Published on October 1, 2021

Husson University School of Pharmacy to Hold 13th Annual White Coat Ceremony This Sunday

Ceremony is a symbolic rite of passage into the professional pharmacy program

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five students hold up medals

Published on October 1, 2021

Husson University’s Student Government and Exercise Science Society are Hosting a Free Color Run

The event serves to provide students with a way to meet their classmates and get some exercise.

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person using physical therapy equipment

Published on September 30, 2021

Husson University Graduate Students Reopen Free Physical Therapy Clinic

Services are available to those without medical coverage who couldn’t otherwise afford to receive physical therapy treatments.

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four people pose with their awards

Published on September 20, 2021

Husson University 2021 Alumni Hall of Fame Event to Honor Six

Husson University to honor six individuals during the upcoming Alumni Hall of Fame awards ceremony who have made significant contributions to their professions, communities and university.

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Husson University esports coordinator Joel Madru sitting in front of a computer

Published on September 29, 2021

Husson University Esports Wants Students to Get Their Video Game On

New esports teams to compete against other colleges and universities.

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A child plays cornhole at Homecoming

Published on September 22, 2021

Homecoming at Husson University to Feature Live Events for Students and Alumni

Homecoming Weekend is traditionally an excitement-filled celebration that features fun for current students, their families and alumni. This year, the celebration runs from September 24 through September 25, 2021.

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Published on September 14, 2021

U.S. Senator Susan Collins to Inspire Future Leaders at Husson University’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Husson University’s new Distinguished Speaker Series will feature U.S. Senator Susan Collins as their inaugural speaker. Her presentation will take place on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the University’s Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business at 62 Kagan Drive in Bangor.

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Ribbon cutting at the new Harold Alfond Hall

Published on August 26, 2021

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Husson University’s New College of Business Building

Students from Maine’s largest College of Business will now be able to learn in a new facility designed to enhance their education through experiential learning.

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Queen Flash

Published on August 17, 2021

The Gracie Theatre at Husson University Announces Its Tenth Season

The Gracie Theatre at Husson University is proud to welcome patrons back with a spectacular line-up of performers for its tenth season. This season’s offerings include something for everyone.

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Brien Walton, JD, EdD

Published on July 29, 2021

Dr. Brien Walton from Husson University Named the First African-American Chair of the Maine Venture Fund Board of Directors

Created in 1997, the Maine Venture Fund has invested over $25.2 million in Maine small businesses and helped stimulate economic growth

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An environmental law enforcement officer holds a wild turkey

Published on July 7, 2021

New Program at Husson University for Students Who Want to Become Environmental Law Enforcement Professionals

Certificate is ideal for individuals who want to become park rangers, fish and game wardens or environmental protection and enforcement professionals

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Published on July 6, 2021

Stackable Certificates at Husson University Allow Students to Create Customized Educational Programs

These certificates give students a chance to earn a credential in a specialized field of study with just four or five college courses

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Hannaford Supermarkets logo

Published on July 1, 2021

Eligible Hannaford Employees Can Now Receive Tuition Discounts from Husson University

Memorandum of Understanding covers certificate, undergraduate degree and graduate degree programs

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P. Benjamin Flood, CFP®,

Published on June 24, 2021

Husson University and the Financial Planning Association of Northern England Join Forces to Support Student Education

Organizations to work together to help promote awareness of speakers professional networking and mentoring opportunities

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student receiving vaccine

Published on May 20, 2021

Husson University Takes Important Next Step in Protecting Students’ Health

Husson University announced today that it will be taking an important new step in protecting the health of their campus community by requiring all students returning to campus in the fall to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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retirees plant a tree on the campus of Husson University

Published on May 12, 2021

Husson University to Honor Retirees During Eighth Annual Tree Planting Ceremony

Husson University announced today that it will be honoring recent retirees with a tree planting ceremony on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 2 p.m. on its Bangor campus. The tree will be planted in recognition of six individuals whose efforts helped make this remarkable institution of higher learning a success.

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Published on May 5, 2021

Husson University Names Their 2021 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Husson University announced today that three Maine residents have been named this year’s valedictorians. Christine E. Bratcher, Natalie C. Rickards and Ariana K. Wortman all completed their degrees with a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA).

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Drive Sober, Maine RV

Published on April 22, 2021

Safe Driving Fair Shows Husson Students the Problems with Driving Under the Influence

In an effort to address this important public health issue, Husson is holding a Safe Driving Fair on Friday, April 23, 2021, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in Parking Lot #8A on the University’s Bangor Campus. COVID-19 protocols designed to protect the health of the Husson campus community will limit participation in this event to University students, faculty, and staff. Members of the public will not be able to attend. Event to include interactive education, a drunk-driving simulation, and more

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The cast outside of The Gracie Theater

Published on April 22, 2021

World Premiere of Darkness Flows Thicker than Blood at the Gracie Black Box Theatre

Husson University Theatre (HUT), the educational institution’s official student theatre club, will be performing “Darkness Flows Thicker than Blood,” an original work written by budding playwright and Husson junior, Sommer Thompson.

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A student uses an extended reality headset to view a program created through VR software

Published on April 21, 2021

New Degree at Husson University will Prepare Students for Careers as Extended Reality Professionals

New Bachelor of Science in extended reality (XR) degree to produce specialized virtual and augmented reality professionals who are ready to meet the demands of research and entertainment organizations, educational institutions, and industry.

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Published on April 14, 2021

“Tom” Sawyer to Receive Honorary Degree from Husson University

Husson University pays special tribute to Waldron “Tom” Sawyer, Jr., by awarding him an honorary doctorate of business administration. Sawyer first joined the Husson Board of Trustees in 1987 and has been an active contributor to the success of the University ever since. In addition to recognizing Sawyer’s dedication to entrepreneurship and philanthropy, this honorary degree pays tribute to Sawyer’s 34 years of service to the University.

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Husson University commencement at the Winkin Sports Complex

Published on March 17, 2021

Winkin Sports Complex to Host 2021 Husson University Commencement

Husson University will be holding traditional Commencement exercises for undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

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Published on March 11, 2021

Husson University Assistant Professor Explains the Science of COVID-19 Vaccines at the 2021 Maine Science Festival

One-hour online forum is part of an event celebrating science in Maine

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A student uses a Stadi Cam during the Overdrive event

Published on March 5, 2021

New England School of Communications Shifted into “OVERDRIVE” to Benefit the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter

On Friday, February 6, 2021, the students of the New England School of Communications (NESCom) presented “OVERDRIVE: Full Saturation Benefit Show,” a curriculum-focused concert event.

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Students participate the fourth annual Walk for Warmth

Published on March 1, 2021

The Fourth Annual Walk for Warmth 5K

Proceeds to help purchase home heating oil for needy families this winter

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Students learning online with tablets

Published on January 22, 2021

Husson University Makes Commitment to Online Education in Northern Maine

With COVID-19 hastening the adoption and acceptance of online educational offerings among members of the public, Husson University announced today that it is moving forward with a strategic initiative designed to extend its online educational outreach. As part of this initiative, the University will be working to strengthen its educational offerings in Northern Maine, Southern Maine and with students who reside out of state.

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participants in the vaccination training program administer a mock vaccination

Published on January 7, 2021

Building a Vaccination Army

Husson University course is helping to train the pharmacy community in administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

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