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Alumni & Friends

Homecoming Schedule


Tentative Schedule; Subject to Change Weekly

Thursday, September 22, 2016

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Performance by Award-Winning Pianist Donna Coleman
Location: Fox Auditorium
Pianist Donna Coleman will perform on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. in the Fox Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public.

Donna Coleman’s worldwide recognition encompasses award-winning recordings, major prizes in international competitions, concert tours around the globe, and invitations from music schools on four continents for teaching and performance residencies.

Her interest in the 19th century roots of Ives’s music evolved into the "Rags to Riches" series (ABC Classics). In 2010, OutBach® released Don’t Touch Me, the solo piano Danzas Cubanas by Ignacio Cervantes and The Lost Lady [OutBach® CN002] was released in November 2015.

Coleman’s OutBach® project explores relationships between the ancient musical traditions of Australia, Western European art music and the African-inspired styles in the Americas, produced the first collaboration between a pianist and two didgeridoo performers. Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Donna Coleman has held associate professorship positions in three United States universities, and for the past two decades she has nurtured the performance research of the keyboard students in the Victorian College of the Arts and in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, an Australian public research university.

She regularly travels the world giving concerts, lecture-recitals, masterclasses, workshops, and developing new recording projects for her OutBach® label. Her new venture, The Emerson Trio, dedicated to the music of American composers, makes its formal debut in concert at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art which was held on September 4, 2016.

Friday, September 23, 2016

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
"Historic Maps of 1557 - 1839" Exhibit
Location: Acadian Archives acadiennes Gallery
The exhibit may be viewed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the Archives at 834-7535.

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Exhibit by the UMFK Photography Club
Location: Blake Library Gallery
The exhibit may be view during regular Blake Library hours.

For more information on the exhibit, please contact Sofia Birden at 834-7527.

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wagon Rides
Location: Nowland Hall parking lot area
Owners of Flat Mountain Horse Ranch will give free wagon rides. The event is sponsored by the UMFK alumni association.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Welcome BBQ & Pep Rally
Location: Nowland Hall, Fort Kent, ME 04743, USA
The official kick-off of Homecoming. Meet our nationally ranked sports teams. Tickets for the general public are $8.99 per person and free for children aged 11 and younger.

UMFK students contact Theresa Biggs. UMFK alumni contact the alumni affairs office at 8343-7557.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Performance by Backtrack
Location: Fox Auditorium, University Dr, Fort Kent, ME 04743, USA
A five-member New York City-base a cappella group. Bakctrack makes monthly YouTube videos and performs all around the NYC area.

The event is sponsored by UMFK Student Activities.

Free admission.

For more information contact Theresa Biggs at (207) 834-7850

Saturday, September 24, 2016

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Homecoming/Scarecrow Festival Parade
Location: Fort Kent Court House - Market Street
The parade line-up begins at 10 a.m. at the Fort Kent Court House parking area (located on Market Street). The parade will have a "Scarecrow" theme. The parade will proceed through Market Street, East Main, West Main, through Elm Street, and up through Pleasant Street, and end in front of the UMFK President's residence, where trophies will be given out.

UMFK students, employees, and alumni are encouraged to participate.

You may watch the parade on the lawn of the Haenssler Honors Center lawn – Refreshments served.

For more information on the parade, contact Susan Tardie at 834-7447.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
UMFK Bengal Men's Soccer Game vs. Bryan & Stratton
Location: Alumni Memorial Field
Rematch of the USCAA National Champions. Go Bengals!!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
UMFK Alumni & Friends Banquet Social
Location: Bengal's Lair (Cyr Hall)
Tickets for the banquet/social is $25 per person and can be purchased through the alumni affairs office, located at the Madawaska House or calling 834-7557. Deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday, September 2.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UMFK Alumni & Friends Annual Banquet
Location: Nowland Hall
Tickets are priced at $25.00 each, which includes a social. The banquet is open to the general public.

The ceremony will recognize the following classes: 1936, 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, and 2006.

During the evening, distinguished awards will be presented to the following honorees: Dana A. Saucier Sr. (’68) Outstanding Alumnus; Kim Parent (’02), Outstanding Young Alumna; and Frantzceau Germain (’16) Outstanding Future Alumnus.

We will present the annual James "Pop" Hoyt award and award the Gold cane to the oldest class alumni recipient. For tickets, contact the Alumni Affairs office at 834-7557. Deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday, September 2.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
UMFK Bengal Women's Volleyball Game vs. Maine Maritime Academy
Location: UMFK Sports Center, School St, Fort Kent, ME 04743, USA
Go Bengals!!

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Homecoming Family Fun Day
Location: Sports Center
Various family-fun orientated activities.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
UMFK Bengals Women's Valleyball Game vs. Maine Maritime Academy
Location: UMFK Sports Center, School St, Fort Kent, ME 04743, USA
Go Bengals!!

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
UMFK Bengal Women's Soccer Game vs. University of Maine at Machias
Location: Alumni Memorial Field
Go Bengals!!

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
UMFK Bengal Men's Soccer Game vs. U-Maine Machias
Location: Alumni Memorial Field
Go Bengals!!