Dominick Varney (pictured) will teach theater and public speaking this spring at UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Fundamentals of Acting (THE 117), a three-credit course to be taught by Varney, focuses on basic acting skills and meets on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. from January 22 through April 30. Public Speaking (CMJ 103), also a three-credit course, will be offered by Varney on Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. from January 28 through April 29. Varney began performing while a student at the University of Maine, where he earned a master’s degree in education, and currently works as a support specialist with the College of Education and Human Development. Varney’s acting resume includes “Around the World in 80 Days,” for which he received a Broadway World Nomination as a lead actor in a play, and he performs in both dramatic and musical theater at the Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor. For a complete University of Maine spring 2019 course listing, visit For information about registration and scholarship opportunities, contact Nancy Bergerson, coordinator of student services and community education, 338-8049; Tuition waivers are available for students 65 years or older.