Young wordsmiths will test their skills next month when the University of Maine at Fort Kent Office of Community Education hosts the Northern District (Aroostook County) Scripps National Spelling Bee competition for middle school students on Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Fox Auditorium.
Last year, the college ranking service CollegeChoice.net, listed the University of Maine at Fort Kent as the 45th Most Affordable Online Colleges for Bachelor's Degrees, and in a single year, UMFK has advanced twenty positions to the 25th place, according to the latest rankings the group announced recently.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery will feature “Drawing Concepts“ the work of students in Therese L. Provenzano's Art 351: Drawing class. The exhibition will be on display through Thursday, January 28.
Art 351: Drawing is a hands-on upper level studio course students' take as a requirement for an art minor or purely out of interest. Community members also can enroll. The main course objective is for students to investigate drawing as form and as means of expressing ideas.
Organizers of the 2016 UMFK Fiddlers' Jamboree have put out a call to area musicians and entertainers asking performing artists to pick up an instrument, warm up their vocal chords and join in a popular musical event. It's in preparation of the biggest jam session in Aroostook County, and organizers are looking for local talent to participate in the concert and house party, which the university holds every year on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Board of Visitors' Business Breakfast Series will present an informational session by Devore S. Culver, Executive Director and CEO of HealthInfoNet on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30 a.m. in the Nadeau Hall Conference Room on the UMFK campus.
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. Robert Dixon, who is entering retirement.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery is featuring Observation and Imagination, the work of students in Therese Provenzano's Art 200: Fundamentals of Art-Drawing class. The exhibition will be on display through January 8, 2016.
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 the number of individuals earning and completing business-related credentials and degrees in Aroostook County.
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 better understanding of the financial aspects of running a logging business and how the decisions they make as foresters can impact the bottom line of their logging contractors. They will be better able to work with contractors to increase their operational efficiency which, in the end, would benefit all aspects of the industry.”
Finalists chosen from talented pool of 46 candidates who responded to National Search
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Presidential Search Committee has selected four finalists and announced the candidates will be visiting the campus in December to meet with students, staff, faculty and community members. The four finalists were chosen among 46 candidates who responded to a search process that included a national solicitation of candidates, an initial screening, background check and offsite interviews of several candidates with the search committee.