Jon Jenkins

A Hall and a Man: The Cyrus Pavilion Theatre

While not a hall, the Cyrus Pavilion Theatre has served the students of the University of Maine as much as any traditional hall.  Though the Cyrus Pavilion Theatre did not exist by this name until the early 1990s, it has been a part of the University for as long as most other buildings on campus […]

Frozen Fenway Hangover: Jon Jenkins

Well, at least this time I was actually present at the Fill The Steins event for which I have to write about (See my One Shining Moment from Homecoming).  Beyond that, it was the first official Fill The Steins event outside of said Homecoming (Yeah FTS!)  So what were my favorite recollections from Frozen Fenway […]

A World Without: Harold H. Beverage

Ever spend a term abroad in Europe?  Did you end up calling your parents to wire you some extra cash for “sightseeing” (pub crawling)?  Well, you owe a debt of gratitude to the University of Maine’s very own Harold H. Beverage.  How’s that?  Lets find out. Harold Beverage (pictured) was born October 14, 1893 in […]

A Hall & A Man: Abner Coburn (Part III) – Beneficiary of Higher Education

So now we have seen just how successful a businessman Abner Coburn was, but how was he important to the University of Maine you ask?  Oh, you didn’t ask.  Well, I’m going to tell you anyway. In addition to being an established businessman, Abner Coburn was also heavily involved in politics.  He was first elected […]

A Hall & A Man: Abner Coburn (Part II) – The Shrewd Businessman

When we left off Abner Coburn was just starting to come in to his own.  Let’s see how far he got. From 1830 to 1845 Abner and Philander Coburn worked alongside their father, and when their father died in 1845, the two brothers carried on the business.  In addition to being one of the most […]

A Hall & A Man: Abner Coburn (Part I) – His Early Life

It was only by chance that I chose to feature Coburn Hall in this post, although I am sure I would have got to it eventually anyway.  When I started doing my research I came to realize that there are numerous halls that share the name Coburn.  Much to my surprise many of these halls […]

Jon Jenkins’ One Steining Moment: Homecoming 2013

It all started like any other Homecoming weekend.  Up early grabbing the groceries.  Setting up of our ever-growing tailgating compound.  Early morning imbibing while the wives hit up the craft fair.  Covert drinking during the first half of the football game (in direct violation of the 2013 Maine Football Tailgating Guidelines). Then things took a […]

The World Without…: Francis Trenholm Crowe

In this series I will highlight some of the University of Maine’s more influential and well known alumni by pondering a world without their existence. The facts discussed will be the truth (hopefully), but the altered reality will be pure speculation.  Enjoy! Recognizing the danger with the use of pencils in space (picture thin, flammable […]

A Hall & A Man: Wingate

In this series I will discuss many of the buildings that we have all walked by hundreds of times, but never really gave a second thought (after all, we were all planning on what we were going to do once class was over… that is assuming we went).  I will give a little history on […]

University of Maine… Topsham?

Once the decision was made to start a new college for the purpose of teaching agriculture and the mechanical arts, a board of trustees was formed to be in charge of the creation of the college.  The board consisted of one person from each county, totaling sixteen members.  The President of the Board was Hannibal […]

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