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MSCN Competition Winners!


Winner chosen for MSCN 2013 Photo Competition:
Maine . . . Rivers, Lakes, & Oceans

Winning photo 2013 by Duane Prugh

(Above) This year's MSCN photo contest winner is Duane Prugh from Augusta Senior
College with his photo of the Houston Brook Falls in Pleasant Ridge, Maine.
Houston Brook Falls is a 32 foot horsetail/plunge waterfall that is located across
the river from Bingham.

MSCN Poet Laureate Contest Winner for 2013: Dr. Alice Bolstridge

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alice Bolstridge, a member and instructor at Seniors Achieving Greater Education (SAGE) at University of Maine Presque Isle is the Maine Senior College Network’s new Poet Laureate.

Alice’s winning poem, “Wild Apples” was selected by Catherine Hannigan, the poetry editor of Words & Images, the University of Southern Maine’s annual arts and literature publication.

Wild Apples

Farm fields are growing up to woods
again, and walking takes us toward our past
through spaces left between the goods

of soft and hard economy forebears faced:
evergreen for boards and pulp, hard-wood trees
for fire. It teaches. No thing for itself can last

beyond its use. Winters' killing freeze
sweetens sour wild apples to feed deer
that spread seed through all the fields. Nature decrees

unstillness. Land torn from primal forest
before our time, untended now for years,
goes fecund with roaming and wind and unrest,

grows then into now and to be, grows graced,
goes wild and ever green with birth and waste.

- by Alice Bolstridge, Ph.D., member of SAGE at University of Maine Presque Isle

MSCN Applauded in Downeast Magazine!

Downeast Magazine's Reader's Choice Poll named Maine Senior College Network as the “Best of
in senior education!

MSCN Links

National Resource Center

The National Resource Center for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes plays a lead role in disseminating information on effective educational programming for older learners. In addition to providing information and connections via a web site, the Resource Center publishes a national research journal, plans an annual national conference, and provides a number of other ways for OLLIs and the Maine Senior College Network to connect with one another.

Maine Senior Guide

Maine Senior Guide includes information on everything from assisted living to Meals on Wheels, from community events to senior products and services. It is easy to use and you can find the Maine Senior College Network featured in their Social Seniors section under Senior Education!

Encore Leadership Corps (ENcorps)

ENCorps is about taking care of all of Maine, from its beautiful natural resources to its cities and towns and the people who live here. ENCorps is designed specifically for Mainers 50 years of age and older, regardless of their background or experience.

Maine Association of Retirees (MAR)

The Maine Association of Retirees (MAR) exists to protect and expand the rights and benefits of Maine retired teachers, state/county/municipal government employees, and to support a fiscally sound retirement system. MAR has 15,000+ members. One of the benefits MAR offers to its members is reimbursement of senior college costs (up to $25/year) for active participation.

2-1-1 Maine Resource Directory: Get Connected. Get Answers

The 2-1-1 Maine Resource Directory includes agency, program and service information as well intake procedures, eligibility requirements, hours of operation, web addresses and other vital information..

Creative Commons License

This information is helpful to our creative MSCN members who want to know more about copyrighting their original material:
With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify when setting up your license. Their website walks you through a series of questions to help you select the best license for your particular creative property.




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