NEWBURGH – Katharine Fodnaess of Newburgh and Per Fodnaess of Honefoss, Norway, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Marina Asgjerd Fodnaess to Tyler Colby Kirk. Tyler is the son of Joan and Milt Kirk of Hampden. Marina is a 2006 graduate of Hampden Academy, completed a study abroad program at the University of Torino in Italy, and is a 2010 graduate of the University of Maine in Orono with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. She has recently returned from Norway where she spent the summer working for the Norwegian Ski Federation in Oslo. Tyler is a 2006 graduate of Hampden Academy, completed a study abroad program at Komi State Pedagogical Institute in Syktyvkar, Russia, and is a 2010 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies. He has recently completed an intensive Russian course at Middlebury College in Vermont. Tyler and Marina will be moving to Chicago where Tyler will pursue a master’s degree in Russian history at the University of Chicago. They are planning an August 2011 wedding in Brooklin.