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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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UMFK students honored at academic banquet

By UMFK News on May 16, 2014, at 9:46 a.m.
Thirty-four awards and eighteen scholarships were presented to deserving University of Maine at Fort Kent students at the senior class banquet and awards convocation held on Friday, May 9 in the UMFK Sports Center. The annual event, held the evening prior to commencement, is designed to honor graduating students for …
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UMFK art students exhibit “Painting is a Language” at the Blake Library Gallery

By UMFK News on May 06, 2014, at 11:50 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery is currently featuring “Painting is a Language,” the work of students in Therese Provenzano’s Art 451 Painting class. The exhibition is on display through May 12, 2014. “Painting is a Language” represents student paintings executed in acrylic, watercolor, pastel and …
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Eminent Historian of French Settlements to speak at UMFK Commencement

By UMFK News on May 06, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author and Historian, David Hackett Fischer, will attend the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s 132nd Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 10 at the University’s Sport Center to address the graduating class and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. The UMFK Commencement Ceremony will begin at …
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Eminent Historian of French Settlements to speak at UMFK Commencement

By UMFK News on May 06, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author and Historian, David Hackett Fischer, will attend the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s 132nd Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 10 at the University’s Sport Center to address the graduating class and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. The UMFK Commencement Ceremony will begin at …
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UMFK Foundation spring event raised more than $16,000

By UMFK News on April 18, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Foundation recently held its ninth annual dinner/performance spring fundraiser event, which raised more than $16,000. Most importantly, the funds raised from the event will help support endowed scholarships, student and faculty research, cultural events, and campus projects not budgeted for in the University’s …
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“Black Bear Management” topic of discussion at UMFK

By UMFK News on April 14, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Environmental Studies Speaker Series will host a presentation by Amanda DeMusz on Friday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in the Nadeau Hall teleconference room. DeMusz will speak on the topic of black bear management in Maine. The presentation is free …
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(l to r) Alex Caballero (Orono, ME); Taylor Pelletier (Fort Kent, ME);  Heidi Feichter (Barrie, Ontario, Canada); Chandra Von Merta (Limestone, ME); Devon Cote (Connor Township, ME); Melissa Brauning (Berwick, ME); Ray Lewis (Wilton, ME); Liz Gilman (Danforth, ME); Kyle Blake (Searsport, ME); and Cole Porter (Sherman, ME)

UMFK Environmental Studies and Biology Students travel to North Carolina

By UMFK News on April 14, 2014, at 11:01 a.m.
Ten students from Env 400 and Bio 339 Senior Projects, and Bio 202 Botany courses spent eleven days on the road traveling to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Outer Banks are famous for Oceanside Mansions, Kitty Hawk, and the Wright Brother’s first flight, as well as, Cape Hatteras …
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UMFK Showcases Students’ Achievements at Scholars’ Symposium

By UMFK News on April 11, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s fifth annual Scholars’ Symposium will take place on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 on the UMFK campus. The theme of this year’s event is “The Language of Learning.” The two-day showcase of students academic achievements begin Thursday, April 24 from 6:55 …
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Author Den Latham to present on the UMFK campus

By UMFK News on April 07, 2014, at 9:35 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Waneta T. Blake Visiting Professor, in conjunction with, the Environmental Studies Speaker Series will welcome Author Den Latham to present on campus, Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23. On April 22, Latham will do a reading and presentation on his book, “Painting …
 
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