The University of Maine at Fort Kent moves up from 38th to 23rd among all north region colleges, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2017 rankings.
The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings put UMFK in the top tier, ranked 23rd. That ranks UMFK 13th among public colleges in the North and follows sixth-consecutive years as a top-15 public institution. UMFK first achieved top-tier college status in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 rankings.
The Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes, of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, is currently exhibiting a large number of historical maps from the private collection of Jacques LaPointe. LaPointe is a Franciscan priest, author, historian, collector, and world traveler.
The thirty-nine maps on display range widely in geography and in time. The earliest maps circa 1522-1532 are depictions of “Discovering America” according to seven cartographers of different European countries. The most recent maps reveal the United States’ claim to the “highlands” of Témiscouata and Britain’s claim to the “highlands” of Mars Hill, Maine before a compromise led to the Treaty of Webster-Ashburton of August 9, 1842 and the adoption of the St. John River as the international boundary between New Brunswick and Maine.
Maine’s holler-folk band, the Ghost of Paul Revere, will perform at the University of Maine Foundation fall 2016 event for the community on Sunday, October 16, at 2 p.m. at the University’s Fox Auditorium.
The group was formed around childhood friends Max Davis, Sean McCarthy, and Griffin Sherry. They put the Ghost of Paul Revere together in 2011 with Matt Young. They use a masterful combination of melody and energy, somewhere between folk and foot-stomping bluegrass.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Board of Visitors is encouraging the public to attend a Business Breakfast featuring guest speaker, Kristen Wells. The breakfast will take place on Friday, October 14, at 7:30 am in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room on the UMFK campus.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is looking for area businesses, clubs, organizations, and individuals interested in placing an entry in the homecoming/scarecrow parade that will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Alumni Association will honor three individuals who have made an impact on the campus community and society, at its annual Alumni and Friends Banquet to be held this year on Saturday, September 24 in Nowland Hall.
Dana A. Saucier Sr., a 1968 graduate of UMFK, will be presented with the 2016 Outstanding Alumni award; Kim Parent, a 2002 graduate, will be presented with the Outstanding Young Alumni award; and Frantzceau Germain, who will graduate in May 2017, will be presented with the Outstanding Future Alumni award.
University of Maine at Fort Kent Professor of Music and Education, Dr. Scott Brickman, will have his CD “96 Strings and 2 Whistles” released on the Ravello label (RR 7940) of Parma Recordings on August 12, 2016.
Thérèse L. Provenzano is proud to announce that she has been selected to participate in Down East magazine's third annual Art of Giving. As part of the Art of Giving, Provenzano's painting, Buckwheat No. 8 Cutouts, Red and Purple is featured in the July issue of Down East magazine. Her painting will be raffled off with three other Maine works of art to raise funds for Maine Farmland Trust and three additional community organizations chosen by the other participating artists. Down East's Art of Giving Gala will be held Thursday, September 1 from 5:30-9 p.m. at The Landing at Pine Point located at 353 Pine Point Rd in Scarborough. Tickets to the event are available online at: artofgiving2016.brownpapertickets.com or at downeast.com/artofgiving
Dr. Steven Gammon, vice president for academic affairs, at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, has announced that 231 full-time and 192 part-time students are named to the Dean's List for the spring 2016 semester.
Out of all fifty states in America, Maine is the state with the oldest population. Maine also has one of the highest rates of disability in the nation (according to a 2013 press release by the Maine Health Access Foundation). To tackle those issues, and to help people live independently, the Maine Health Access Foundation began awarding “Thriving in Place” grants in 2013. As much as $320,000 worth of the “Thriving in Place” grants will be used by eight organizations to help people stay happy and healthy at home, rather than having to be placed in a hospital or other kind of health institution (according to the same press release).