Ongoing Events

Shiretown Bookers Spring exhibition, ?To Sail Beyond the Sunset: the Influence of the Odyssey?
Mantor Library
June 15-June 15, 2017 MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their Spring exhibition, "To Sail Beyond the Sunset: the Influence of the Odyssey," running from March 15th through June 15th, in the Bookers' gallery area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. The Odyssey of Homer, taken together with the Iliad, constitutes the oldest surviving work of Western Literature. The story of Odysseus? homeward wanderings has stirred the adventurous imagination for nearly 3000 years and has served as inspiration for many of our great poems, tales, novels, and movies. Ulysses, by James Joyce, which follows the plot of the Odyssey through a day in Dublin in 1904, is widely acclaimed as the greatest novel of the twentieth century. Odysseus has wandered into other works as well. He appears in Dante, in Shakespeare, in Katzanzakis, in Robert Graves and Zachery Mason, and in the post-modern works of John Barth. Penelope has figured in a literature of her own, inspiring strong feminist work by Atwood, Leclerc, and La Spina. The Shiretown Bookers (The Community Friends of Mantor Library) are a group of book lovers and collectors who support the university library by fostering its relationship with the community. The group provides free exhibitions and lectures on bookish subjects throughout the year.
For More Information Call: (207) 778-7210

Coming Events

Monday, May 01, 2017

Student Teaching Portfolio Presentations
UMF Olsen Student Center North Dining Halls A, B, C
1:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

UMF student teachers present their portfolios demonstrating their knowledge and skills to meet the Common Core/InTASC Teaching Standards
For More Information Call: (207)778-7171

Surrealist Salon
The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center
4:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Surrealist artwork, performances,games, and activities. Students from painting, music history, and literature join together for the biennial celebration of surrealism. The event is free, but we encourage everyone to make a "ticket" (a poem, a drawing,a song, etc.)to exhibit as part of the Salon.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7424

Mountain Bike Ride-Mainely Outdoors
Mainely Outdoors
4:45pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Meet us at the Mainely Outdoors Building located at 144 Quebec Street at 4:45PM to embark on a leisurely bike ride around the Farmington area. Mountain bikes and helmets are provided by Mainely Outdoors or you can bring your own equipment. Some on-road and off road riding planned. All ability levels welcome. Please register by calling Mainely Outdoors at 207-778-7373 so that we can plan accordingly.
For More Information Call: 207.778.7373

Visit: https://docs.google.com/a/maine.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecOydL...
Local Bike Ride in Farmington
Mainely Outdoors Building (144 Quebec Street)
5:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Meet us at the Mainely Outdoors Building at 4:15PM to embark on a leisurely bike ride around the Farmington area. Mountain bikes and helmets are provided or you can bring your own equipment. Some on-road and off road riding planned. All ability levels welcome. Please register by calling Mainely Outdoors at 207-778-7373 so that we can plan accordingly.
For More Information Call: (207)778-7373

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Dealing with Debt After College
Technology Commons - Room 102
6:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: UMF Community Only

For seniors planning to graduate in May 2017 (or August 2017), this one hour session is being offered to provide critical information about Federal student loans and how to manage them after graduation. Topics covered will include grace periods, interest rates, repayment plans, loan forgiveness plans, and other relevant information for borrowers. Plan to attend this one hour event on Monday, May 1, at 6pm in the Technology Commons in Room 102. For those who cannot attend on Monday, the session is being repeated again on Wednesday, May 3, at 6pm in the Technology Commons in Room 102.
For More Information Call: 207 778-7100

Reproductive Justice
Ricker 116
6:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Cait Vaughan of Maine Family Planning will discuss current issues in reproductive justice.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7370

Craft Night
The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center
7:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Come to the landing to make paper flower lanterns.
For More Information Call: N/A

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Student Teaching Portfolio Presentations
North Dining Halls A, B, C, UMF Olsen Student Center
1:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

UMF student teachers present their portfolios demonstrating their knowledge and skills to meet the Common Core/InTASC Teaching Standards
For More Information Call: (207)778-7171

Yoga
The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center
5:30pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Come enjoy yoga in the Landing.
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Colin Woodard Talk
Lincoln Auditorium, UMF Roberts Learning Center
11:45am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Bestselling author and award-winning journalist, Colin Woodard will discuss his latest book American Character in which he argues that a liberal democracy, a society where mass human freedom is possible, requires finding a balance between protecting individual liberty and nurturing the good of society.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7341

Student Teaching Portfolio Presentations
North Dining Halls A, B, C, UMF Olsen Student Center North Dining Halls A, B, C
1:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

UMF student teachers present their portfolios demonstrating their knowledge and skills to meet the Common Core/InTASC Teaching Standards
For More Information Call: (207)778-7171

Canoe and Kayak-Mainely Outdoors
Mainely Outdoors
4:45pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Meet us at the Mainely Outdoors Building located at 144 Quebec Street at 4:45PM to embark on a leisurely paddle around the Farmington area. All gear is provided by Mainely Outdoors or you can bring your own equipment. All ability levels welcome. Please register by calling Mainely Outdoors at 778-7373 so that we can plan accordingly.
For More Information Call: 207.778.7373

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Local Canoe Paddle in Farmington Area (Location TBA)
Mainely Outdoors Building (144 Quebec Street)
5:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Meet us at the Mainely Outdoors Building at 4:00PM to embark on a leisurely paddle around the Farmington area. All gear is provided or you can bring your own equipment. All ability levels welcome. Please register by calling Mainely Outdoors at 207-778-7373 so that we can plan accordingly.
For More Information Call: (207)778-7373

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Health Care Crisis Forum
Thomas Auditorium, UMF Preble/Ricker Hall
6:30pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Come hear a panel of four distinguished and well-informed public figures discuss the health care crisis in our nation and propose possible solutions. Dr. Connie Adler is a local women's health advocate and longtime board president of Maine Family Planning. She was recently inducted into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame. Ms. Emily Brostek is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She serves as Executive Director of Consumers for Affordable Health Care. Dr. Henk Goorhuis is an emergency medical practitioner from Auburn. He chairs the board of Maine AllCare, a single-payer advocacy organization. Senator Thomas Saviello represents District #18 (including Farmington) in the Maine State Senate. He proposed the expansion of Medicaid/MaineCare during the previous legislative session. We will offer ideas concerning health care in Maine and throughout the United States. Everyone is encouraged to share their ideas,questions, stories, and suggestions. The event will provide an extraordinary opportunity to explore the range of ideas and answers for all heath care concerns
For More Information Call: 207-778-7204

Paint Night
The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center
7:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Sign up to paint Lilacs. Email Emily at emily.leonard@maine.edu to sign up.
For More Information Call: N/A

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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Student Teaching Portfolio Presentations
North Dining Halls A, B, C, UMF Olsen Student Center
1:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

UMF student teachers present their portfolios demonstrating their knowledge and skills to meet the Common Core/InTASC Teaching Standards.
For More Information Call: (207)778-7171

Senior Reading
The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center
7:30pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Come to The Landing to listen to pieces of writing done by seniors.
For More Information Call: N/A

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Friday, May 05, 2017

Out & About!
Lincoln Auditorium, UMF Roberts Learning Center
8:00am MORE
Cost: FREE for Students, $35 for Professionals
Audience: Open to the public

UMF Rainbow League is partnering with EqualityMaine, GLSEN-Southern Maine, and Barclaycard to host this Spring's Supporting LGBTQ Youth Conference, Out & About! Out & About is a day-long conference to promote safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ youth in Maine. Workshops will cover policies and laws, best practices for educators, creating safe spaces, and resources to becoming stronger allies for students. Current and future teachers, administrators, coaches, club advisors, social workers, mental health professionals, parents, and students are all encouraged to attend. There is a $35 fee for professionals and parents. All students attend for free. If you are planning on attending, registration is now open here - https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-6248461908488224768
For More Information Call: 207-761-3732 x14

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Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center
11:00am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

All Staff are welcome to join us for a teacher appreciation Luncheon.
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Saturday, May 06, 2017

Master of Science in Education Research Presentations
North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center
10:00am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Please join students from the MSEd in Early Childhood Education and MSEd in Educational Leadership as they present original research. The projects are all tied to improving education for all students in Maine and beyond.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7066

Fiddlehead Festival
Emery Arts Center Patio
10:00am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Learn about responsible harvesting and safe preparation of fiddlehead ferns, meet local farmers and food vendors, learn things like homesteading skills, edible preparation, and fermentation at this years "Tent Talks," supervised children's activities, the farmer's market and more. Get together with old friends and meet new. Have a conversation with a local food producer!
For More Information Call: 207-778-7096

Visit: http://www.mainefiddleheadfestival.com/
Hike (Grafton Notch)-Mainely Outdoors
Mainely Outdoors
10:15am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Hike to Grafton Notch State Park (Table Rock) - Experience the awesome views of Grafton Notch State Park from the top of Table Rock. If you have never been, this is a sight to see with scenic views of the park and a final destination with breathtaking drops. Bring your camera for this trip! Meet at the Mainely Outdoors Building (144 Quebec Street) @ 10:15 AM. Transportation provided by Mainely Outdoors. Open to UMF students, faculty, staff, and the community. Register in advance by calling 778-7373.
For More Information Call: 207.778.7373

Visit: https://docs.google.com/a/maine.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecOydL...
Hike to Grafton Notch State Park (Table Rock)
Mainely Outdoors Building (144 Quebec Street)
10:30am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Experience the awesome views of Grafton Notch State Park from the top of Table Rock. If you have never been, this is a sight to see with scenic views of the park and a final destination with breathtaking drops. Bring your camera for this trip! Meet at the Mainely Outdoors Building at 10:15 AM. Transportation provided by Mainely Outdoors. Open to UMF students, faculty, staff, and the community. Register in advance by calling 778-7373 or stopping by the FRC front desk.
For More Information Call: (207)778-7373

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

2017 UMF Commencement
Behind UMF Olsen Student Center
10:30am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

The 2017 UMF Commencement will take place outdoors behind the UMF Einar A. Olsen Student Center. (NOTE: In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center. Admission will be limited to those with "Fitness & Recreation Center" tickets. The UMF Commencement ceremony will be broadcast LIVE on MBTV, community access channel 11, whether the ceremony is held indoors or outdoors).
For More Information Call: 207-778-7276

Visit: http://www.umf.maine.edu/commencement/