The University of Maine at Fort Kent graduating seniors received their degrees at the 137th commencement exercises held at UMFK’s Sports Center on May 11th. University President Dr. John N. Short presided over the ceremony.
On Friday, May 10, 2019, one hundred thirty-four University of Maine at Fort Kent nursing students graduated from the program, with thirty-six of them attending the 35th annual UMFK Nurse Pinning Ceremony at the Fox Auditorium on the UMFK campus. In addition to UMFK’s nurse pinning ceremony, thirty-Five UMFK nursing students who were enrolled in the Partners in Nursing Education Program received their nursing pins at a ceremony that was held on May 9th at the Jewett Hall Auditorium on the University of Maine at Augusta campus.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to announce their annual awards and scholarships that were recently presented to both undergraduate students and those who graduated this spring. These awards and scholarships are presented to deserving students for their contributions to campus and their academic achievements.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to host Paul Doiron, author of the famous “Mike Bowditch” mystery series, at 7pm on June 5, 2019. Doiron, New York Times bestselling author will be a guest of the Acadian Archives acadiennes where he will be meeting fans and reading from his latest book “Almost Midnight.”
The Pleasant St. Academy Early College High School program, a collaboration between the University of Maine at Fort Kent and MSAD #27, is undergoing some significant changes. Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year the program will be renamed Valley U. In addition, course requirements for the program have been restructured.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery is featuring the work of students in Thérèse L. Provenzano’s Art 200 Fundamentals of Art-Drawing class and Art 320 Studio Projects. The exhibition will be on display through Monday, May 6th.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to announce that Melford Pelletier and Reynold Raymond will both be awarded Distinguished Service Awards at UMFK’s 137th commencement ceremony on May 11, 2019. This award is given to individuals who have gone above and beyond in service to UMFK.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to announce that Dr. Anabella Niculescu-Gorpin will be giving the presentation, “Bilingualism and English-Induced Language Change,” in Nadeau Hall at 4:30 pm on Monday, April 29, 2019. This event is free to the public.
University of Maine at Fort Kent Professor of Music and Education, Dr. Scott Brickman, recently returned from Europe, where he had his orchestral composition Restoration recorded by the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jiri Petrdlik on February 28. The recording was made possible by a University of Maine System Trustee Professorship Grant, of which, Brickman was UMFK’s recipient of for the Academic Year 2018-19. The recording will be archived and prepared for a future commercial release by Parma Recordings.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host its annual “Earth Day - Every Day” on Friday, April 26 at the Sports Center from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Approximately 60 first-graders from the Fort Kent Elementary School will attend sessions on topics such as ecology, environmental science, forestry, and biology.