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California girls serve surprising successes to UMFK volleyball team

By UMFK News on Sept. 17, 2014, at 2:34 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent women’s volleyball team has a new coach, it is fielding a roster of many new players, and all of the team members are playing far from home, but these apparent deficits are actually surprising benefits that have already helped the team win a …
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UMFK partners with Fort Kent Chamber for a weekend of Homecoming & Scarecrow Festival activities September 19-21

By UMFK News on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:56 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent and the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce will combine forces for their respective Homecoming and Scarecrow Festival celebrations for the weekend of September 19, 20, and 21 in Fort Kent. The three, fun-filled days will feature many events, including soccer and …
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UMFK Honored as a National College of Distinction

By UMFK News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:26 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent has been selected as a national College of Distinction for the 2014 – 2015 academic year. UMFK is one of a select group of 200 colleges in the country to earn this prestigious designation based on its educational excellence in each of Four …
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Lulu Pelletier art exhibit on display at the UMFK Blake Library Gallery

By UMFK News on Aug. 18, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery will host exhibit “Eye to Eye” by Artist Lulu Pelletier. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, September 26, 2014. The exhibit, “Eye to Eye,” is a collection of portraits depicting animals and people in a realistic style. Pelletier …
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UMFK Blake Library to feature “Acadian Literary Creations”

By UMFK News on Aug. 11, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: UMFK Blake Library, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 207-834-7557; umfk.edu The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library will host “Acadian Literary Creations” on Monday, August 11 …
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Songs Beyond Borders: A musical gathering between Maine and New Brunswick on August 18

By UMFK News on Aug. 06, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: UMFK Fox Auditorium, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 506-850-7830; umfk.edu The State of Maine and the Province of New Brunswick are proud to present the Songwriters Circle Songs Without Borders. Performing together for the first time, …
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“La Sagouine” to be held on the UMFK campus August 23

By UMFK News on Aug. 06, 2014, at 9:23 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: UMFK Fox Auditorium, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 207-834-8631; umfk.edu The Acadian Archives acadiennes of the University of Maine at Fort Kent will present the performance of “La Sagouine” by Viola Léger on Saturday, August 23 …
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“Eclectic Miscellany” featured at the UMFK Blake Library Gallery

By UMFK News on Aug. 05, 2014, at 1:28 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery will host exhibit “Eclectic Miscellany” by Artist Michelle Richardson. The exhibit will be on display from through Thursday, August 14, 2014. According to Richardson, “The exhibit will consist of a variety of mediums and subjects to which I wryly apply …
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UMFK’s Anthony Gauvin presented at Community Development Society annual conference in Iowa

By UMFK News on July 31, 2014, at 12:40 p.m.
University of Maine at Fort Kent Associate Professor of Electronic Commerce, Anthony Gauvin, recently attended and presented at the 2014 Community Development Society (CDS) International Annual Conference and Meeting in Dubuque, Iowa. Gauvin’s presentation was entitled Leveraging “free”; creating an Electronic Communication Portfolio for a U.S. based non-profit organization. Professor …
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UMFK to host Summer Fun Run Aug. 2

By UMFK News on July 21, 2014, at 1:47 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host a Summer Fun Run 5K race on Saturday August 2, 2014. The race will be open to all age groups and race time is set for 9am. Race-day registration will begin at 8am at the UMFK Sports Center and the first …
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UMFK’s Rural U receives Davis Educational Foundation grant

By UMFK News on July 18, 2014, at 11:52 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — The University of Maine at Fort Kent has been awarded a $132,500 grant by the Davis Educational Foundation for the 2014-2017 academic years. The support will allow the organization to expand and further develop the Rural U Early College and Dual Enrollment program. The three year …
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Acadian Kitchen Party July 18 in Fort Kent

By UMFK News on July 16, 2014, at 12:51 p.m.
Friday, July 18, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Fort Kent Senior Center, 20 Pine Street, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 207-834-7557; umfk.edu The University of Maine at Fort Kent Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Fort Kent Senior Center Club will host its second Acadian Kitchen Party …
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“Acadian Roots: Images of the St. John Valley” Book Launch and Book Signing at UMFK on July 15

By UMFK News on July 09, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: UMFK Acadian Archives, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 207-834-7557; umfk.edu Local author Dottie Hutchins and Paul Cyr Photography announce the publication of their new book, “ACADIAN ROOTS: Images of the St. John Valley.” This recently released …
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Artist Rita Pelletier Exhibit at Blake Library Gallery

By UMFK News on June 25, 2014, at 12:10 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery will host exhibit “Scenes of Tranquility” by Artist Rita L. Pelletier. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, July 25, 2014. “Scenes of Tranquility” is an exhibit of acrylic paintings produced mostly over the last two years. The exhibit …
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Summer Theatre Moliere Play Auditions

By UMFK News on June 12, 2014, at 1:06 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Summer Theatre, now entering its seventh season, is pleased to announce open auditions for its summer 2014 production of the Moliere plays “School for Wives” and “The Learned Ladies.” The plays will be presented together during each performance. Auditions for these well-known French …
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Eric Werntgen to take on new position for The Sport Source®

By UMFK News on June 10, 2014, at 3:21 p.m.
Eric Werntgen will be leaving his position as men’s head basketball head coach, assistant athletic director, and sports information director after 16 years of service at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Werntgen, has accepted a position with The Sport Source®, a Richardson, Texas based company which provides college …
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UMFK Athletic Director receives national award

By UMFK News on June 10, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.
University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Director Bill Ashby recently was named the 2013-2014 Garth Pleasant Honorary Athletic Director of the Year at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) national convention held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “Not only has Bill Ashby experienced tremendous success at UMFK as an administrator …
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Acadian Kitchen Party June 20 in Fort Kent

By UMFK News on June 02, 2014, at 12:09 p.m.
Friday, June 20, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Fort Kent Senior Center, 20 Pine Street, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 207-834-7557; umfk.edu The University of Maine at Fort Kent Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Fort Kent Senior Center Club will host a Toast and Jam Acadian …
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Dr. Mark Richard to present at the UMFK Presidential Lecture Series

By UMFK News on May 16, 2014, at 11:34 a.m.
Noted scholar Dr. Mark Richard will appear at the University of Maine at Fort Kent annual Presidential Lecture Series on Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. in Fox Auditorium to discuss his book Loyal but French: The Negotiation of Identity by French-Canadian Descendants in the United States. The presentation is …
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32 UMFK Nursing Students Inducted into NHS and 38 UMFK Nursing Students Received official nursing pins on May 9

By UMFK News on May 16, 2014, at 10:20 a.m.
Thirty-Two current University of Maine at Fort Kent nursing students were inducted into the Nursing Honor Society and 38 UMFK nursing students were honored at the Nurse Pinning Ceremony held on Friday, May 9, 2014 in the Fox Auditorium. The theme of the ceremony was “Nurses Leading The Way: Transforming …
 
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