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CHAMPIONING THE HEALTH OF OUR RURAL COMMUNITIES: AROOSTOOK COUNTY'S TOP PUBLIC HEALTH PRIORITIES
September 28, 2016

Changing incentives under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and value-based reimbursement to keep people healthy and out of acute care settings have fostered greater attention to the impact of health outcomes on population health across the nation and the State of Maine, and within Aroostook County.

 

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UMFK moves up in the North Region Colleges U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings
September 16, 2016

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.

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UMFK Foundation presents its fall performance by the Ghost of Paul Revere
September 16, 2016

photo of the holler-folk band the Ghost of Paul Revere

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.

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Acadian Archives Exhibit of Ancient Maps of the New World
September 16, 2016

Fine hand colored example of this important early map of Eastern Canada, etc. from 1662 Latin edition of Blaeu's Atlas Maior

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.

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Kristen Wells to present at upcoming UMFK BOV Business Breakfast Series
September 8, 2016

Kristen WellsThe 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.

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Entries needed for Homecoming/Scarecrow Festival Parade
August 31, 2016

participants march in the Homecoming/Scarecrow Festival ParadeThe 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.

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