More than 250 people came out in the freezing weather to see the amazing talent of the students and faculty of the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus and from the community last Saturday at the fourth annual UMFK Alumni Association Talent Show fundraiser.
The Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes of the University of Maine at Fort Kent welcomes the public to attend an “Artist Talk” that Therese L. Provenzano, visual artist and faculty member of UMFK, will give on Thursday, February 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, February 24 from 6 to 7 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent, in collaboration with the University of Southern Maine, will host an informational session for individuals interested in earning a Master of Science in Counseling degree on Thursday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Nadeau Hall Alumni Conference Room.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Office of Community Education will host the Northern District (Aroostook County) Scripps National Spelling Bee competition for middle school students on Friday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Fox Auditorium.
Coming from the deep local talent of the St. John Valley and including acts from across the state and Canada, musicians and the University of Maine at Fort Kent are preparing for the region's largest jam session and house party for music lovers at its annual Fiddlers' Jamboree on Sunday, February 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. in UMFK's Fox Auditorium.
An exhibit of photographic works by sixteen members of the University of Maine at Fort Kent and St. John Valley Community Photography Club is on display in the UMFK Blake Library Gallery through the month of February.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent's Alumni Association will host its fourth annual talent show fundraiser on Saturday, February 7, at 7 p.m. in the UMFK Fox Auditorium, and the line-up is showing that the Valley has a number of local voices and entertainers.
While the rest of Maine's public universities may be facing declining enrollment, new numbers the University of Maine at Fort Kent just released on Tuesday, January 20, show this small campus nestled in the crown of Maine is continuing to grow at an unprecedented rate.
A ranking service, CollegeChoice.net, recently released their list for the Most Affordable Online Colleges for Bachelor's Degrees, and the University of Maine at Fort Kent is in the top 50 nationally.
In its 2015 rankings for United States colleges, the U.S. News and World Report points out the University of Maine at Fort Kent as the 12th top ranked school in the north region of the United States. Only 311 schools qualified for consideration nationwide.