Sometimes, a simple e-mail can turn into an exciting occurrence. In January, Kelley Marquis, a 4th grade teacher at Fort Kent Elementary School reached out to the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Dean of Community Education, Scott Voisine, to start planning the second Jr. LEGO League Learning Expo for students aged 6-10 which will be held in May.
With an innovative program to reach students anywhere in the world for the lowest cost, the University of Maine at Fort Kent is preparing students with coursework and internships for the fastest growing sector of the healthcare industry.
A pair of University of Maine at Fort Kent students joined their peers from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in January to work with professional researchers at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratories in Bar Harbor, Maine.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent's Blake Library and the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes have combined their gallery spaces to welcome "Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller," a traveling exhibition developed and produced by The Harvard Museum of Natural History in collaboration with Scot Miller. The exhibit will be on display at both galleries from February 9 through March 25.
Young wordsmiths will test their skills next month when the University of Maine at Fort Kent Office of Community Education hosts the Northern District (Aroostook County) Scripps National Spelling Bee competition for middle school students on Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Fox Auditorium.
Last year, the college ranking service CollegeChoice.net, listed the University of Maine at Fort Kent as the 45th Most Affordable Online Colleges for Bachelor's Degrees, and in a single year, UMFK has advanced twenty positions to the 25th place, according to the latest rankings the group announced recently.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery will feature “Drawing Concepts“ the work of students in Therese L. Provenzano's Art 351: Drawing class. The exhibition will be on display through Thursday, January 28.
Art 351: Drawing is a hands-on upper level studio course students' take as a requirement for an art minor or purely out of interest. Community members also can enroll. The main course objective is for students to investigate drawing as form and as means of expressing ideas.
Organizers of the 2016 UMFK Fiddlers' Jamboree have put out a call to area musicians and entertainers asking performing artists to pick up an instrument, warm up their vocal chords and join in a popular musical event. It's in preparation of the biggest jam session in Aroostook County, and organizers are looking for local talent to participate in the concert and house party, which the university holds every year on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Board of Visitors' Business Breakfast Series will present an informational session by Devore S. Culver, Executive Director and CEO of HealthInfoNet on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30 a.m. in the Nadeau Hall Conference Room on the UMFK campus.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent has selected Dr. Tanya Sleeper to serve as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs as of January 1, 2016. Sleeper has taken over the position until UMFK selects a permanent replacement for outgoing Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Robert Dixon, who is entering retirement.