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 Series will host a presentation by Dr. Peter R. Nelson, UMFK assistant professor of biological science and environmental studies, on Friday, October 23 at 11 a.m. in Nadeau Hall conference room.
Whether they come from just down the road, from southern Maine, or across the country, the University of Maine at Fort Kent will host its annual Fall Open House for prospective college-bound students on Monday, October 26 to give everyone a chance to experience life on what The Princeton Review and the U.S. News World Report call one of the best colleges in the nation.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Alumni Association honored three individuals who have made an impact on the campus and in their community at the annual Alumni and Friends Banquet in Nadeau Hall on September 19.
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 Fox Auditorium.
Fiddle music from many artists and traditions ensure the event will entertain people of all ages and backgrounds.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is again among the Top Public College in the North region, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2016 rankings which the publisher released by the publisher on September 9.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent has been selected as a national College of Distinction for the 2015 - 2016 academic year. UMFK is one of a select group of 200 colleges in the country to earn this prestigious designation based on its educational excellence in each of Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus community, and successful outcomes.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host the 6th annual UMFK Classic and Custom Car Show on Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the University campus.
Rural U, the University of Maine at Fort Kent's early college and dual enrollment program, has launched a free mobile app for use by its students and high school partners. The app, designed over the last year by Sephone Interactive Media of Bangor, is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. The app will allow Rural U staff to do push notifications about important dates and processes that will appear on student and partner calendars and to send documents and training materials to Rural U students throughout the State of Maine that they can access on their mobile phones and tablets. The app also provides opportunities for Rural U students to have a little fun and “brag” about their participation in the program. Students will be able to take selfies, decorate them with college related digital designs, and post them to a new Rural U Facebook page. The program staff plans to hold contests for creative photos, writing, etc. that can be uploaded to the Facebook page from the app.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent “ringing the bell” for student success, having once again been named as a “Best Northeastern College” by the prestigious publication, The Princeton Review. This marks the eleventh consecutive year running among colleges and universities in the Northeastern region.
A mischievous, wee imp named Montell will take over the Blake Library Gallery at the University of Maine at Fort Kent during the month of September.
“Montell the Monster: A Destructive Work in Progress” is the brain-child of author/artist Melanie Daigle. Selected frames from Daigle's children's book “Montell the Monster: A Tale of Monstrous Forgiveness” will be on display in the gallery. The exhibit will include interactive mirrors and “live examples” of the main character's destructive force. Daigle also will showcase pages from the book-in-progress, which she said she has been working on for “way too many years.”