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UMFK and UMM Pilot Rural U Partnership

By UMFK News on April 20, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Maine at Machias announce they are piloting a new, online Early College partnership. This pilot brings together two University of Maine System campuses in collaboration to expand the number of course choices for Early College students throughout the state …
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UMFK Environmental Studies Speaker Series featuring presentation by Emmanuelle Fréchette

By UMFK News on April 13, 2016, at 9:14 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Environmental Studies Speaker Series will host a presentation by Emmanuelle Fréchette on Friday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in UMFK’s Nadeau Hall conference room. The presentation is titled “Remote sensing as tool for ecosystem productivity assessment and sustainable forest management.” …
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UMFK Waneta T. Blake Visiting Professor Sarah Creech to lead workshop on writing

By UMFK News on April 11, 2016, at 9:11 a.m.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Nadeau Hall conference room, UMFK, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 834-7588 FORT KENT — The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Arts and Science’s English Program announced that it has selected author Sarah Creech as its sixth Waneta T. …
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UMFK Foundation Dinner features The Mallett Brothers Band on April 16

By UMFK News on March 11, 2016, at 1:36 p.m.
An event that is shaping up to be the highlight of the spring season, The University of Maine at Fort Kent Foundation will present its eleventh annual dinner/performance fundraising event on Saturday, April 16, 2016, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Natives of Maine, The Mallett Brothers Band will provide this year’s …
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Zachery Beal, UMFK senior biology student, looking and transferring C. elegans worms from one plate to another.

UMFK students join UMPI for real-world lab experiences

By UMFK News on Feb. 10, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
A pair of University of Maine at Fort Kent students joined their peers from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in January to work with professional researchers at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratories in Bar Harbor, Maine. According to Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Christin Kastl, two students …
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Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller – A Traveling Exhibition developed and produced by The Harvard Museum of Natural History in Collaboration with Scot Miller

By UMFK News on Feb. 05, 2016, at 8:28 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Blake Library and the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes have combined their gallery spaces to welcome “Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller,” a traveling exhibition developed and produced by The Harvard Museum of Natural History in collaboration with Scot Miller. The …
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UMFK names Dr. Tanya Sleeper Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

By UMFK News on Jan. 06, 2016, at 12 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — The University of Maine at Fort Kent has selected Dr. Tanya Sleeper to serve as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs as of January 1, 2016. Sleeper has taken over the position until UMFK selects a permanent replacement for outgoing Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. …
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Aroostook Business Initiative

By UMFK News on Dec. 14, 2015, at 11:04 a.m.
In 2014 representatives from the University of Maine at Fort Kent, the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Northern Maine Community College, Husson University, the Aroostook Partnership for Progress, and the Northern Maine Development Commission partnered to establish the Aroostook Business Initiative (ABI), a project with the goal of increasing …
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Forestry business expert at UMFK

By UMFK News on Dec. 07, 2015, at 2:02 p.m.
Dr. Steve Bick began a one-week series of workshops at the University of Maine at Fort Kent on December 7 as part of a Libra Professorship focused on the business aspects of the forestry industry. According to Applied Forest Management Program Coordinator Jeff Dubis, “This workshop will give them a …
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UMFK blazes a trail for public 3D printing

By UMFK News on Nov. 20, 2015, at 9:56 a.m.
In a small corner of a publicly accessible computer lab in the University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library is a gray cube that has students talking all across the campus. Students, staff, and faculty were taking trips to that special corner to watch a 3D printer, which is …
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“Celebrating Einstein” at UMFK

By UMFK News on Nov. 04, 2015, at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: University of Maine at Fort Kent, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 207-834-7557; umfk.edu UMFK will celebrate by recognizing Einstein’s numerous contributions to physics and humanity by hosting four lectures in UMFK’s Fox Auditorium, which will begin …
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“Celebrating Einstein” at UMFK

By UMFK News on Oct. 30, 2015, at 9:28 a.m.
It may depend on where someone is standing and how close to the speed of light an object is traveling, but for most observers, 2015 marks 100 years since Albert Einstein published the general theory of relativity, and the University of Maine at Fort Kent is joining other universities this …
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UMFK participates in cyber-security simulation

By UMFK News on Oct. 28, 2015, at 9:33 a.m.
How can the people in an organization learn how to respond to a cyber attack without fending off an actual attack? It’s a puzzle that University of Maine at Fort Kent Professor of Computer Science Dr. Raymond Albert and about 45 other people are solving with the help of a …
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UMFK Environmental Studies Speaker Series featuring presentation by Dr. Peter Nelson

By UMFK News on Oct. 20, 2015, at 3:24 p.m.
His research takes Dr. Peter R. Nelson from the Canadian barren lands east of Alaska to the volcanoes of South America as he enjoys the adventures as a premier expert in a special class of symbiotic organisms known as lichens. The University of Maine at Fort Kent Environmental Studies Speaker …
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UMFK Foundation presents its fall performance by the Wednesday Evening Fiddlers

By UMFK News on Sept. 22, 2015, at 4:14 p.m.
There is something in the heart that yearns to hear the fiddle, and the University of Maine at Fort Kent Foundation will satisfy that longing at its fall 2015 event when the Wednesday Evening Fiddlers play for the community on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the University’s …
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Performers: Normand Miron, Lisa Ornstein, and André Marchand

Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville to perform at UMFK

By UMFK News on Aug. 11, 2015, at 2:03 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: UMFK Fox Auditorium, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 207-834-7535; umfk.edu/valleyvision/release/default.cfm?release=15058 FORT KENT | The Acadian Archives acadiennes at the University of Maine at Fort Kent will host a performance by Québec power-trio Le Bruit Court …
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UMFK Summer Theatre to perform “Julius Caesar”

By UMFK News on July 27, 2015, at 2:45 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Summer Theatre will perform William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” from Thursday, July 30, 2105 through Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Fox Auditorium on the UMFK campus. The July 30, July 31, and August 1 performances will begin at 7 p.m. The August 2 matinee …
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UMFK Summer Theatre to hold auditions for “Julius Caesar”

By UMFK News on June 16, 2015, at 1:45 p.m.
FORT KENT | The University of Maine at Fort Kent Summer Theatre announced that it will hold open auditions for its summer production of “Julius Caesar,” by William Shakespeare 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 22-23 in Fox Auditorium on the UMFK campus, or by appointment. Actors of all ages …
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UMFK to host soccer tournament on July 18

By UMFK News on June 03, 2015, at 8:28 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Department and Student Activities will host a seven-a-side soccer tournament on Saturday, July 18, starting at 10 a.m. at the UMFK Alumni Memorial Field. The competition is part of a series of summer activities for students, but Assistant Director of Student Activities …
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UMFK seeks nominations for athletic hall of fame

By UMFK News on June 02, 2015, at 8:43 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Hall of Fame Selection committee is seeking nominations of individual student-athletes, teams, coaches and administrators for induction into the 9th Annual UMFK Athletic Hall of Fame. Nominations will be accepted through August 1, 2015. Inductees will be announced at the Alumni and …