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.”
The University of Maine at Fort Kent invites the business community and service organizations throughout the Valley to participate in a “Community Fair” on Thursday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Cyr Hall.
Cybersecurity academic programs in Maine originated from UMFK, and this most northern campus continues to lead the effort. The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity is available through a partnership between the university campuses of Augusta, Fort Kent, Orono, and Machias, and will incorporate a multidisciplinary perspective through a combination of computer science, communications, and ethics courses, with a post-baccalaureate option.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is looking for area businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in placing an entry in the homecoming/scarecrow parade that will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host a reception to highlight the Fort Kent Armory renovations, unveil art donation, and honor forestry award recipients on Wednesday, August 26 at 3 p.m. at the Fort Kent Armory building.