FARMINGTON, ME (April 29, 2011)–The UMF Community Chorus performs its spring concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 8, in Nordica Auditorium, UMF Merrill Hall on the University of Maine at Farmington campus. Under the direction of Dr. Bruce McInnes, the chorus will present “King David,” composed by Arthur Honegger.
Composed originally by Honegger as incidental music for a biblical drama by Rene Morax, this dramatic work tells of the passage of David, the biblical hero, from shepherd boy to king. Its success inspired Honegger to weave the 27 movements together with Morax’s narrative to create today’s familiar “symphonic psalm.” Though later arranged for full orchestra, the UMF performance will be using the original instrumentation of winds, percussion, keyboards, and string bass for its spring event.
The concert is sponsored by the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry. Tickets are available at the door at $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, free for children under 12 and UMF students with I.D. For more information, please call 207-778-7072, or email email@example.com.
More on Bruce McInnes
UMF Community Chorus conductor Bruce McInnes has conducted choirs at Harvard University, Sarah Lawrence College, Rutgers University and Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Université de Paris where he studied with Nadia Boulanger, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Cochereau and Darius Milhaud. He has been a professor at Amherst College, Pacific University, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and Sarah Lawrence College, and more recently served as dean of the conservatory at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He holds an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and completed his graduate studies at Yale University.
McInnes is the choir director at the Old South Church in Farmington and also directs the Mastersingers USA, a men’s chorus of alumni from Amherst College, Yale University, Pacific University and University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, as well as from his choirs at Grace Church in New York. Mastersingers USA will be performing in Farmington at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, June 25, in Nordica Auditorium.
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Media Contact: Phil Carlsen, UMF professor of music, at 207-778-7290, or firstname.lastname@example.org
FARMINGTON, ME (April 27, 2011)–University of Maine at Farmington celebrates a University-wide day of student academic and creative achievement with the sixth annual Michael D. Wilson Symposium. This year’s Symposium is an opportunity to spotlight the original research and scholarly work of UMF students and share it with the campus and local community. Presentations will take place from 8:45 a.m.–5:20 p.m., on Wednesday, May 4, at various venues on campus and are free and open to the public.
A tradition first started in 1999, UMF’s Symposium brings the campus to life with the results of engaged learning, academic rigor, student-faculty collaboration and creative expression. “It’s so exciting to see the depth of study that is taking place on campus every day,” said Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president. “Symposium is really a celebration of the student learning, persistence, creativity and mentoring that happens all the time around UMF.”
Throughout the academic year, students focus on the process of project creation and development and in-depth academic research of their work, which is then exhibited at Symposium in the form of papers, oral and poster presentations, original student readings, art gallery exhibits and performances. Supported by a generous gift by Michael and Susan Angelides, in honor of their good friend Michael D. Wilson, UMF class of 1976, this year’s Symposium will feature the original research findings of the 2010-2011 Michael D. Wilson Research Scholars and Fellows and students throughout campus, including research topics such as:
- Detection of Acetaminophen in Farmington’s watersheds
- Peer interactions facilitated by the iPad
- Maine surgeons during the Civil War
- Dirty money: bacteria found on currency
- Netflix: an evaluation
- The effect of background music on math performance of gifted and talented students
- A newly discovered fault system at Maine’s Bald Mountain
- Calculus in action
- An assessment of Maine’s Welfare policy
Additionally, Jeffrey Thomson, UMF associate professor of creative writing and UMF Trustee Professor for 2010-2011, will be lecturing on his project, a prose memoir entitled “Landscape with Human Figure,” where he attempts to engage with language and the natural world.
As a prelude to Symposium, UMF’s fourth annual Pixel Hunter Video and Animation Fest—a selection
of time-based media created by UMF students—will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, in Lincoln Auditorium, UMF Roberts Learning Center. Symposium evening will be capped off with “Arts Night” featuring the performance of “The Author’s Voice” at 6 p.m., directed by UMF student Jared Boghosian; and “Red Medicine” at 7 p.m.—both in UMF Alumni Theater. In addition, the UMF Art Gallery senior art exhibit, “Line,” will be open that week from 12-4 p.m., May 2-8, and by special arrangement from 4-6 p.m., May 4, the night of Symposium. All arts events are sponsored by the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry and are free and open to the public.
The Michael D. Wilson Symposium is organized by the UMF Culture Committee. A full schedule of Michael D. Wilson Symposium events can be found at http://ur.umf.maine.edu/symposium/.
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Media Contact: Paul Stancioff, UMF associate professor of physics, at 207-778-7371, or email@example.com
FARMINGTON, ME (April 26, 2011)–The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center will make a splash on Mother’s Day, May 8, with a kayak and canoe fun run and race on the Sandy River. Sponsored by the FRC’s “Mainely Outdoors” outdoor recreation program, the Sandy River Mother’s Day Fun Run and Race was created to kick off the spring with a fun opportunity to promote fitness while enjoying the outdoors.
“We’re excited to kick off the canoe and kayak season with this special Mother’s Day event,” said Jim Toner, director of the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center. “This is what Mainely Outdoors is all about—providing opportunities for the community to enjoy Maine’s wealth of four-season outdoor activities. It should be a great time!”
The Sandy River Mother’s Day Fun Run and Race features an approximate 10-mile paddle and will start at 1 p.m., in Strong and end in Fairbanks. The put-in location is at the Strong American Legion at the intersection of Route 4 and 145 and the take-out location is at the Little League ball field on Route 4.
Left to right: Zachery Good and Lindsay Roy, UMF students, maneuver through some rips on a section of the Sandy River last May as part of a Mainely Outdoors canoe trip. Photo Credit: UMF photo
Participants 12 and older of all ability levels are welcome to compete in the timed race or to paddle for fun. Paddlers must provide their own canoe or kayak, paddles, personal floatation devices and other related equipment.
According to the Whitewater Classification System, this section of the Sandy River is identified as Class I—moving water with small disturbances on the surface and a few small waves, to Class II—easy rapids with smaller waves and clear channels that are obvious and where occasional maneuvering may be required.
Registration fees are $10 person and $5 for mothers and UMF students. Registration forms can be completed by visiting the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center or on site the day of the race from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Racing categories for participants include high school students; college students; men/women, ages 18-49; century, ages over 50; and family. Children ages 12-14 must be accompanied by an adult.
For race rules, registration form or more information, visit the UMF Fitness and Recreation website at http://frc.umf.maine.edu/, or call at 778-7495.
More on UMF’s Mainely Outdoors
Mainely Outdoors provides an opportunity for individuals and groups to participate in all types of outdoor adventure activities, clinics, workshops and excursions through organized trips and by providing rental equipment to try and promote fitness, to get people active, to expose people to new recreation opportunities, and to take advantage of the abundant natural resources in our area. Programs are open to members of the UMF campus and local community members.
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Media Contact: Jim Toner, director of UMF Fitness and Recreation Center, at 207-778-7495, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Photo Caption: Left to right: Zachery Good and Lindsay Roy, UMF students, maneuver through some rips on a section of the Sandy River last May as part of a Mainely Outdoors canoe trip.
FARMINGTON, ME (April 25, 2011)–University of Maine at Farmington will celebrate its 2011 commencement at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at an outdoor ceremony behind the UMF Olsen Student Center on the UMF campus.
Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president, and Allen Berger, vice president for academic affairs, will confer degrees to this year’s graduates, including the first graduates of UMF’s Master of Science in Education – Educational Leadership degree program.
Bill McKibben, an American environmentalist, author, and educator will deliver the UMF Commencement address. McKibben, recognized by the Boston Globe as “probably the nation’s leading environmentalist,” has written extensively about climate change and founded 350.org, a grassroots movement dedicated to help people across the globe become aware of the severe consequences of global warming to all of Earth’s inhabitants.
“As one of Princeton Review’s recently named ‘green colleges,’ UMF is thrilled to have Bill McKibben bring his passion for the environment to our new graduates,” said Kalikow. “Throughout his career, he has led by example and has committed his time and talent to a cause he cares deeply about—a wonderful inspiration for our students as they take the skills and knowledge from their experience at UMF and go forward with the next steps in their lives.”
McKibben is currently a Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, where he also directs the Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism. Most recently, McKibben was the keynote speaker at Power Shift, a gathering to foster leadership among the next generation of clean energy activists that attracted 5,000 young people.
The University will award honorary degrees of Doctor of Humane Letters to McKibben and Robert Shetterly, artist, illustrator and activist. Shetterly is known for his editorial drawings for the Maine Times newspaper, prolific book illustrations and his narrative painting series, including “Americans Who Tell The Truth,” which has toured the country for more than seven years.
Jeffrey Lees, graduating senior with a double major in psychology and political science, from Vassalboro, will give the student address. Lees is an honors scholar and was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta and Psi Chi, two academic honor societies. He worked as a Gear Up tutor at Dirigo and Jay high schools and served as president of UMF Student Senate and the Table Gaming Club. Marjorie Murray Medd, member of the UMS Board of Trustees, will deliver greetings to the graduates from the University of Maine System.
Additional Event Details
The outdoor ceremony is free and open to the public. However, in case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center. Admission to the indoor ceremony will be limited to those who have already received “Fitness and Recreation Center” tickets. Guests of graduates are also welcome to watch the ceremony live over closed-circuit television in classrooms in the UMF Education Center and in Lincoln Auditorium and C23, located in the UMF Roberts Learning Center. The UMF Commencement ceremony will be broadcast live on Mount Blue TV community access Channel 11, whether the ceremony is held indoors or outdoors. DVDs of the ceremony will be available in early summer for a small fee from the University’s Ferro Alumni Center, which can be contacted at 207-778-7090.
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FARMINGTON, ME (April 21, 2011)–The University of Maine at Farmington is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The well-known education services company selected UMF for inclusion in the just-released second annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.”
The University of Maine at Farmington joins the ranks of outstanding universities and colleges nationwide that are leading the “green” movement through its special programs and initiatives. “Today’s students are preparing to be tomorrow’s leaders,” said Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president. “It’s up to educational institutions across the country to provide the kind of experience and leadership that will help them to be good environmental stewards and lead the way to a sustainable future.”
In 2010, Kalikow and the college’s Sustainable Campus Coalition were recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives for their work to make a clean energy campus a reality. Efforts by the SCC and across campus have been instrumental in guiding UMF towards energy solutions that reduce greenhouse gases and long-term energy costs through the implementation of ground source heat pumps, lighting retrofits, educational and awareness programs and the development of a UMF Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality.
Released on April 20, just two days prior to the April 22 celebration of the 41st Anniversary of Earth Day, the guide has profiles of the colleges that provide application information plus facts, stats, and write-ups reporting on the schools’ environmentally related policies, practices and academic offerings. The free guide can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.aspx and www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide.
Created by The Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) (www.usgbc.org), “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges” is the only free, comprehensive guidebook profiling institutions of higher education that demonstrate a notable commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based on a survey of administrators at hundreds of colleges that the Company polled in 2010 about their school’s sustainability initiatives.
How Schools Were Chosen for the Book
The Princeton Review chose the 311 schools based on a survey it conducted in 2010 of hundreds of colleges across the U.S. and in Canada to tally its annual “Green Rating” scores (scaled from 60 to 99) of colleges for its school profiles in its college guidebooks and website. The survey asks administrators more than 50 questions about their institution’s sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. The Company tallied Green Ratings for 703 institutions in summer 2010. The 311 schools in this guide received scores of 80 or above in that assessment. (Note: The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in this guide hierarchically (1 to 311) according to their Green Rating scores, nor does it include those scores in this book’s school profiles.) Information about The Princeton Review’s Green Rating methodology and its “Green Honor Roll” list saluting schools that received Green Ratings of 99 is at http://www.princetonreview.com/green.aspx.
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FARMINGTON, ME (April 20, 2011)–The UMF Orchestra celebrates spring with a program of romantic music at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 30, Nordica Auditorium, UMF Merrill Hall. Under the direction of Trond Saeverud, the program will include a span of music from the time 19-year-old Schubert wrote his Third Symphony— as Napoleon looses at Waterloo—until Ralph Vaughan Willams’ Tuba Concerto from 1954—the year when Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio.
A romantic splurge, the concert will include four very different pieces that demonstrate many faces and moods of romantic music. According to Saeverud, the program includes Faure’s charming “Fantaisie” for flute and orchestra that flows freely in an improvisatory manner and Schubert’s Third Symphony that features Mozartean grace and wit along with bold, “new,” (romantic) idiosyncratic moves. The Second movement from Vaughan William’s Tuba Concerto makes that instrument sing with warmth and natural flow, keeping romanticism alive long into the 20th century. The program concludes with Sibelius’ “En Saga,” an intensely personal account of “Sturm und Drang,” offering powerful outbursts of emotion that alternate with a sense of relentless forward motion.
Soloists are members of the UMF orchestra and include: Emily Savadge, on flute, and Ron Small, on tuba.
Saeverud has performed as violin soloist with major orchestras in Europe and in the United States, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center in New York City. Currently, he is concertmaster of the Bangor Symphony, first violin in the Nor’easter String Quartet, artistic director of the Harald Saeverud Chamber Music Program and founder and conductor of the new Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra with musicians from Canada and the United States.
The concert is open to the public and tickets are available at the door the night of the performance at $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and free for children under 12 and UMF students with I.D. For more information, please contact the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry at 207-778-7072, or email@example.com.
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FARMINGTON, ME (April 15, 2011)–In celebration of the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary, University of Maine at Farmington Career Services and Ferro Alumni Center are joining together to sponsor “Serving America and Around the World: A Forum Exploring Opportunities in Service.” This event is free and open to the public and will be held from 7–9 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, North Dining Hall A, UMF Olsen Student Center.
Created in celebration of public service, this discussion panel will feature representatives from AmeriCorps, City Year, the Peace Corps and Teach for America, including members of the UMF faculty and alumni. Stacey Ferguson, regional Peace Corps recruiter, will be taking part in the panel. The forum is designed to show the life-defining leadership experience that comes with public service and how individuals can use their teaching abilities in the service industry.
Since 1961, the Peace Corps has helped volunteers serve in 77 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Peace Corps volunteers provide assistance in education, youth and community development, health, business and information and communications technology, agriculture and environment.
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Media Contact: Stephen Davis, UMF career counselor, at 207-778-7232, or firstname.lastname@example.org
FARMINGTON, ME (April 14, 2011)–University of Maine at Farmington is hosting its annual Education Job Fair from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in North Dining Hall B and C, in the UMF Olsen Student Center. Maine’s only career fair designed specifically for prospective educators, this event is free and open to all UMF graduating seniors and UMF alumni, as well as any certified teacher candidates from the public.
Sponsored by Employment Times, MyJobWave.com; this year’s Education Job Fair offers job seekers the opportunity to learn about job openings, network with professionals in the field and understand employers’ resume and interview expectations.
Participating schools and organizations include:
Finance Authority of Maine
Kennebec Valley Community Action Program – Child & Family Services
Lewiston Public Schools
Maine Central Institute
Maine Department of Education
Mt. Blue Regional School District #9
Regional School Unit #4
Regional School Unit #18
School Administrative District #17
School Union #76
Teach for America
The Leadership School of Kieve
The New England Center for Children
In response to current economic challenges, this year’s job fair format has been enhanced to also include a discussion group on matters of interest to pre-service and current teachers called “Pathways to Success.” This discussion group will be moderated by Ann Lynch, UMF director of field studies, in North Dining Hall A, from 3-4:30 p.m., and will include:
- “Options for Education Majors” by Peter Osborne, UMF Alumni & Residential Life
- “Nurturing Entrepreneurial Skills” by Michael Duquay, City of Augusta
- “International Opportunities” by Stacey Ferguson, Peace Corps
- “Employment Outlook for Educators” by Glen Mills, Maine Department of Labor
- “Loans & Money Matters” by Mila Tappan, Finance Authority of Maine
At 7 p.m., they will be hosting, “Serving America & Around the World,” a panel board forum discussion with service organizations. Representatives and alumni including, Rochelle Runge, from AmeriCorps; Riko Bol, from City Year; Stacey Ferguson, from the Peace Corps; and Abbey Prior, from Teach for America; will talk to participants regarding employment opportunities in the service industry.
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Media Contact: Stephen Davis, UMF career counselor at 207-778-7232, or email@example.com
UMF 2001 Spring Wilson Scholars: (left to right, front row) Carolyn Young, Sarah Gauvin, Megan Ferland, Emma Deans, Kiley Gendron. Second row: Kristen Bisson, Cecelia Totten, Dovey Balsam, Sean Raph. Third row: Jordan LeGrand, Matthew Allen, Thomas Ferland, Markeith Chavous and Jack Karn. (UMF Photo)
FARMINGTON, ME (April 11, 2011)–The University of Maine at Farmington Undergraduate Research Council recently named 17 students as Spring 2011 Michael D. Wilson Research Scholars—celebrating the fifth consecutive year of the highly successful undergraduate research program. Established in 2006, the selective Wilson program directly connects students with faculty experts to promote the highest level of scholarship as students explore dynamic local, national and international research issues.
“America’s leadership in innovation starts with student scholarship at the earliest levels,” said Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president. “The Wilson Program, along with other ongoing research efforts at UMF, helps our students to grow in academic expertise while also giving them the unique opportunity to share the knowledge they’ve gained with the campus and local community.”
In the five years since its origin, the program has supported both single-semester scholars and year-long fellows, recognizing 150 student researchers for their academic excellence. Student scholars are supported one-on-one by individual faculty mentors, involving over 50 faculty members during the program’s history. These faculty sponsors provide student researchers with sponsorship of their application, guidance with proposal development and research methodology, and continuing assistance with pre-professional and post-graduate opportunities.
Included among the innovative topics examined by this semester’s scholars are: an examination of WikiLeaks and the first amendment in the digital age, detection of acetaminophen in Farmington’s watersheds, exploring family narratives of the Holocaust and college students’ reactions to the tea party movement.
The UMF Wilson Program names student awardees twice a year and provides funding to help underwrite student project expenses. The Wilson awards are funded by a generous gift from Michael and Susan Angelides, of Stonington, Conn., in honor of their good friend and UMF alumnus Michael D. Wilson, class of 1976, who died shortly after graduating.
The Spring 2011 Wilson awardees include: Matthew Allen, Wilton; Dovey Balsam, Industry; Kristen Bisson, Farmington; Markeith Chavous, Eastport; Emma Deans, Gorham; Megan Ferland, Monmouth; Thomas Ferland, Laconia, N.H.; Sarah Gauvin, Hancock; Kiley Gendron, New Durham, N.H.; Skylar Hopkins, Hudson; Jack Karn, Falmouth; Matthew Kuchinski, Gray; Jeffrey Lees, Vassalboro; Jordan LeGrand, Rome; Sean Raph, South Portland; Cecelia Totten, East Hartford, Conn.; Carolyn Young, Cumberland Foreside.
Spring 2011 Michael D. Wilson Scholars
Matthew Allen – Wilton
Allen’s research topic is “WikiLeaks: the First Amendment in the Digital Age.” He is a sophomore majoring in political science. His faculty sponsor is Christopher O’Brien, assistant professor of history.
Dovey Balsam – Industry
Balsam’s project is entitled “Combat Trauma and Religious/Spiritual Beliefs: Paradigm Shifts in Combat Veterans of the U.S. Military.” She is a junior majoring in sociology/anthropology. Her faculty sponsor is Kristina Wolff, assistant professor of sociology.
Kristen Bisson – Farmington
Bisson’s research project is entitled “The Grand Exploration.” She is a senior majoring in art. Her faculty sponsor is Dawn Nye, assistant professor of art.
Markeith Chavous – Eastport
Chavous’s research topic is “That Instant is Our Goad.” He is a senior majoring in art. His faculty sponsor is Kate Randall, assistant professor of art.
Emma Deans – Gorham
Deans’ project is entitled “Exploring Environmental Imagination through Creative Nonfiction Multimedia.” She is a senior majoring in creative writing. Her faculty sponsor is Gretchen Legler, professor of creative writing.
Megan Ferland – Monmouth
Ferland is researching “America: the Way Life Should Be?” She is a senior majoring in sociology/anthropology. Her faculty sponsor is Kristina Wolff, assistant professor of sociology.
Thomas Ferland – Laconia, N.H.
Ferland’s research topic is “Backcountry Ramblings and Mountain Top Solipsism: A Solution to Epistemic Loneliness.” He is a senior with an individualized studies major. His faculty sponsor is George Miller, assistant professor of philosophy.
Sarah Gauvin – Hancock
Gauvin’s research topic is “When Intent and Reality Clash: An Examination of Press Freedom and Civil Rights Legislation in Relation to National Development.” She is a senior with a double major in sociology/anthropology and creative writing. Her faculty sponsor is Kristina Wolff, assistant professor of sociology.
Kiley Gendron – New Durham, N.H.
Gendron’s project topic is “Developing Peer Interactions Facilitated by the iPad.” She is a senior majoring in early childhood special education. Her faculty sponsor is Loraine Spenciner, professor of special education.
Skylar Hopkins – Hudson
Hopkins’ research topic is “How Do Resource and Echinostoma Trivolvis Miracidia Exposure Gradients Affect Mortality, Growth, Fecundity, and Per Capita Cercarial Output in Helisoma Trivolvis?” She is a senior with a double major in Geology and Biology. Her faculty sponsors are Ronald Butler, professor of biology, and Daniel Buckley, professor of biology.
Jack Karn – Falmouth
Karn’s Wilson project is “Maine Surgeons during the U.S. Civil War 1861-1865.” He is a senior majoring in history. His faculty sponsor is Christopher O’Brien, assistant professor of history.
Matthew Kuchinski – Gray
Kuchinski is investigating the topic of “Fighting in Hell: The First Maine Heavy Artillery and the Battle of the Crater.” He is a first year student majoring in history. His faculty sponsor is Walter Sargent, associate professor of history.
Jeffrey Lees – Vassalboro
Lees’ project topic is “I Want My Country Back!: College Students’ Reactions to the Tea Party Movement.”
He is a senior with a double major in psychology and political science. His faculty sponsor is Steven Quackenbush, associate professor of psychology.
Jordan LeGrand – Rome
LeGrand’s Wilson project is “The Generalized Euler Phi Function and its Applications to Mathematical Music Theory.” He is a senior with a double major in mathematics and computer science. His faculty sponsor is Lori Koban, assistant professor of mathematics.
Sean Raph – South Portland
Raph’s research project is entitled “Detection and Quantification of Acetaminophen in Farmington’s Watersheds.” He is a senior majoring in biology. His faculty sponsor is Mariella Passarelli, associate professor of chemistry.
Cecelia Totten – East Hartford, Conn.
Totten’s research topic is “Did Your Father Ever Talk About Germany?: Exploring Family Narratives of the Holocaust.” She is a senior majoring in English. Her faculty sponsor is Sabine Klein, assistant professor of English.
Carolyn Young – Cumberland Foreside
Young’s Wilson project is “Miltown and the American Public.” She is a senior majoring in History. Her faculty sponsor is Christopher O’Brien, assistant professor of history.
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Media contact: David Heroux, UMF associate professor of chemistry and chair of UMF Undergraduate Research Council, at 207-778-7368, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Photo Caption: UMF 2001 Spring Wilson Scholars: (left to right, front row) Carolyn Young, Sarah Gauvin, Megan Ferland, Emma Deans, Kiley Gendron. Second row: Kristen Bisson, Cecelia Totten, Dovey Balsam, Sean Raph. Third row: Jordan LeGrand, Matthew Allen, Thomas Ferland, Markeith Chavous and Jack Karn.
FARMINGTON, ME (April 7, 2011)–The UMF Concert Band, composed of UMF students and community members from Farmington and the surrounding region, presents its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in Nordica Auditorium.
Under the direction of Anita Jerosch, the concert will feature music that ranges from the serious,
Alfred Reed’s “Alleluia Laudamus Te,” to the absurd, Peter Schickele’s “Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion.”
The band will present the world premiere of UMF student Lucas Soucier’s composition for band entitled “There’s a First Time for Everything.” Soucier, an accomplished bass trombonist from Orono, will also perform the comical but demanding piece, “Variations on Barnacle Bill the Sailor.” Intermission will once again feature the UMF Saxophone Coeurtet.
Jerosch, a versatile bass trombonist and euphonium player, is a member of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and directs the Edith Jones Project—a modern, big band jazz group. She has performed with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Maine State Music Theater and has played for Carol Channing, Rita Moreno, Barry Manilow and The Manhattan Transfer and performed at both inaugural balls for President Clinton.
Tickets are available at the door the night of the performance and are priced at $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and free for children and UMF students with University I.D. For more information, please contact the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry at 207-778-7072.
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Media contact: Phil Carlsen, UMF professor of music, at 207-778-7290, or email@example.com