The University of Maine at Fort Kent Board of Visitors is encouraging the public to attend a Business Breakfast featuring guest speaker, Kristen Wells. The breakfast will take place on Friday, October 14, at 7:30 am in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room on the UMFK campus.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is looking for area businesses, clubs, organizations, and individuals interested in placing an entry in the homecoming/scarecrow parade that will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Alumni Association will honor three individuals who have made an impact on the campus community and society, at its annual Alumni and Friends Banquet to be held this year on Saturday, September 24 in Nowland Hall.
Dana A. Saucier Sr., a 1968 graduate of UMFK, will be presented with the 2016 Outstanding Alumni award; Kim Parent, a 2002 graduate, will be presented with the Outstanding Young Alumni award; and Frantzceau Germain, who will graduate in May 2017, will be presented with the Outstanding Future Alumni award.
University of Maine at Fort Kent Professor of Music and Education, Dr. Scott Brickman, will have his CD “96 Strings and 2 Whistles” released on the Ravello label (RR 7940) of Parma Recordings on August 12, 2016.
Thérèse L. Provenzano is proud to announce that she has been selected to participate in Down East magazine's third annual Art of Giving. As part of the Art of Giving, Provenzano's painting, Buckwheat No. 8 Cutouts, Red and Purple is featured in the July issue of Down East magazine. Her painting will be raffled off with three other Maine works of art to raise funds for Maine Farmland Trust and three additional community organizations chosen by the other participating artists. Down East's Art of Giving Gala will be held Thursday, September 1 from 5:30-9 p.m. at The Landing at Pine Point located at 353 Pine Point Rd in Scarborough. Tickets to the event are available online at: artofgiving2016.brownpapertickets.com or at downeast.com/artofgiving
Dr. Steven Gammon, vice president for academic affairs, at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, has announced that 231 full-time and 192 part-time students are named to the Dean's List for the spring 2016 semester.
Out of all fifty states in America, Maine is the state with the oldest population. Maine also has one of the highest rates of disability in the nation (according to a 2013 press release by the Maine Health Access Foundation). To tackle those issues, and to help people live independently, the Maine Health Access Foundation began awarding “Thriving in Place” grants in 2013. As much as $320,000 worth of the “Thriving in Place” grants will be used by eight organizations to help people stay happy and healthy at home, rather than having to be placed in a hospital or other kind of health institution (according to the same press release).
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is excited to announce that Dr. Steven D. Gammon of Billings, Montana has accepted the position of vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Gammon begins his responsibilities at UMFK on July 1.
“Regardless of our individual work roles and responsibilities, we can all work together in our rural communities to commit to health promotion and wellness as a priority in all that we do to make Aroostook County the healthiest district in the state,” stated Dr. Rachel E. Albert, UMFK Nursing Professor.
Dr. Albert, who chairs the Aroostook District Coordinating Council (DCC) for Public Health, works with Stacy Boucher, Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) District Liaison, a steering committee, and DCC colleagues to lead, promote, and build upon a culture of public health in Aroostook County.