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2013-12-23 23:22:06

UNE commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic visit to campus in 1964 with a semester-long series of speakers, events and community service in 2014. Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 In May 1964, Rev. Clarence LaPlante O.F.M., was the young president of St. Francis College – what is now University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. As the college’s spiritual and academic leader during a challenging period in our nation’s history, he felt a unique...

2013-11-27 23:02:12

One of the few undergraduate-run TEDx organizations in the country, TEDxUNE featured dynamic speakers, including best-selling author Linda Greenlaw. Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 University of New England’s first TEDx UNE event held November 22 on UNE’s Biddeford Campus explored the theme "Inspire" through dynamic speakers including author Linda Greenlaw, Hope Elephants' Andrew Stewart, and UNE's own Ed Bilsky, Barry Costa-Pierce and David Livingstone...

2011-09-26 22:25:00

Under sunny skies and 80-degree temperatures, University of New England formally broke ground today on its $20 million 105,000-square-foot athletics complex on UNEâs Biddeford Campus. The Harold Alfond Foundation committed $10 million to UNE in December 2010 to create a state-of-the-art athletics complex, together with an investment in interprofessional healthcare workforce education. Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 The $20M Harold Alfond Athletics Complex is being...

2008-10-08 15:00:31

By Anonymous Elizabeth Schultz has been appointed the interim principal of Bonny Eagle High School for the 2008-09 school year. Schultz is a 1974 graduate of the University of Delaware with a bachelor's degree in history and education. She also holds a master's degree in moderate special needs from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass., and received a certificate of advanced study in educational leadership from the University of Southern Maine. Schultz recently served as assistant...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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