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.
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