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April Mulherin
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april.mulherin@maine.edu

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University of Maine at Farmington Student Life honored by Maine professional organization

FARMINGTON, ME (November 1, 2011)—University of Maine at Farmington Student Life staff members Peter Osborne and Maya Kasper were recently honored at the Maine Association of Student Affairs Professionals conference held at the University of Southern Maine at Gorham. UMF assistant director of residence life and current USM graduate student, Osborne received the Richard F. [...]

University of Maine at Farmington presents fourth annual “Teaching and Working in a Diverse World” conference—Oct. 21

FARMINGTON, ME (October 11, 2011)—University of Maine at Farmington will take a closer look at social justice and education with its fourth annual “Teaching and Working in a Diverse World” conference. This half-day conference is free and open to the public and will be held from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, at selected venues [...]

University of Maine at Farmington Creative Writing Program presents award-winning author Lia Purpura—Oct. 13

FARMINGTON, ME (October 6, 2011)—The University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program is proud to present award-winning author Lia Purpura as the next writer in its 2011-12 Visiting Writers Series. Purpura will read from her work at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct, 13, 2011, in The Landing in the [...]

University of Maine at Farmington presents Theatre UMF production of Off-Broadway hit “Fuddy Meers”—Oct. 20-23

FARMINGTON, ME (October 6, 2011)—University of Maine at Farmington raises the curtain on the fall theater scene on campus with the Theatre UMF production of “Fuddy Meers.” This Off-Broadway hit by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 20-22, and 2 p.m., Oct 23, in the UMF Alumni Theater. Directed [...]

UMF Professor of Creative Writing Gretchen Legler receives prestigious Fulbright grant to teach in Bhutan

FARMINGTON, ME (September 26, 2011)—Gretchen Legler, University of Maine at Farmington professor of creative writing, was recently named a 2011 Fulbright Scholar to the Kingdom of Bhutan. A tenured professor with the distinguished UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, Legler is one of only two professionals to ever receive a Fulbright Award [...]

UMF Professor Emeritus and Poet Laureate of Maine Wesley McNair selected to read at Library of Congress National Book Festival

FARMINGTON, ME (September 19, 2011)—Wesley McNair, University of Maine at Farmington professor emeritus, writer in residence and Poet Laureate of Maine, has been selected as one of five state poets laureate to give a reading of his poetry and sign his books at the National Book Festival, in Washington, DC. The National Book Festival, organized [...]

Theodora J. Kalikow to retire as University of Maine at Farmington president

FARMINGTON, ME (September 19, 2011)—President Theodora J. Kalikow, a visionary leader who has guided the University of Maine at Farmington to emerge as a nationally-recognized model of educational effectiveness, has announced that she will retire as president of University of Maine at Farmington on June 30, 2012. Having recently announced her decision to the University [...]

University of Maine at Farmington Creative Writing Program opens fall Visiting Writers Series with award-winning poet Nikky Finney, Sept. 22

FARMINGTON, ME (September 13, 2011)—The University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program is proud to open its fall 2011 Visiting Writing Series with a reading by award-winning poet Nikky Finney. She will read from her work at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in The Landing in the UMF [...]

University of Maine at Farmington commemorates Constitution Day with U.S. Supreme Court case discussion, Sept. 16

FARMINGTON, ME (September 12, 2011)—University of Maine at Farmington commemorates Constitution Day 2011 with its fifth annual U.S. Supreme Court Preview and Review. Presented by Jim Melcher, UMF associate professor of political science and adviser for the UMF pre-law program, the event features a docket of U.S. Supreme Court cases that discuss last term’s highlights [...]

UMF students make a difference in the community with Month of Service

FARMINGTON, ME (September 8, 2011)—As the new academic year begins, University of Maine at Farmington students, faculty and staff will join hands in UMF’s annual Month of Service on September 10, 17 and 24. Developed by the UMF Student Life and Center for Student Involvement offices, the Month of Service provides students with a positive [...]