• January 25, 2019@ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
    Campus Resource Fair

    Learn about on-campus resources to assist you with academics, health, finances, and more! Representatives from numerous offices - including Merrill Center, Mantor Library, Global Education, the Career Center, the Counseling Center, and the Health Center - will be on-hand to answer questions.Location: Olsen Student Center Hallway Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: First-Year Experience For more info. contact: Mary Ellms, 2077787476,

  • January 25, 2019@ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
    Ain’t a DAMN. Thing Changed’: Hip Hop’s History of Social Engagement

    In 2018, hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar made history when his album DAMN. It was the first work of popular music to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music. In this talk, Stephen Grandchamp (postdoctoral fellow of Digital and Public Humanities at UMF) will provide an introduction to hip hop by exploring Kendrick Lamar in context of the genre’s sustained engagement with political and social issues.Location: Lincoln Auditorium, Roberts Learning Center Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case , 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • January 25, 2019@ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Men's Basketball UMF vs Maine Maritime

  • January 25, 2019@ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Women's Basketball UMF vs Maine Maritime

  • January 30, 2019@ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
    A Dialogue on DAMN.

    Join Anthony B. Pinn (Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion at Rice University) and Monica Miller (associate professor of Religion and Africana Studies at Lehigh University) for a lively consideration of the relationship between religion and hip hop, with particular attention to the work of Kendrick Lamar.Location: Lincoln Auditorium, Roberts Learning Center Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • January 31, 2019@ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    FREE Film Screening: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

    Campus and community are invited to a FREE film screening. In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Neville pays tribute to this legacy with the latest in this highly engaging, moving documentary portrait of an essential American artist. The screening will be followed by a brief discussion. *Sponsored by Maine Association for Education of Young Children (Maine AEYC) and UMF's College of Education, Health, and Rehabilitation Services. Location: Lincoln Auditorium (Roberts Learning Center) Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: Maine Association for Education of Young Children (Maine AEYC) and UMF's College of Education, Health, and Rehabilitation Services For more info. contact: Dr. Leigh Ann Fish, 2077787855,

  • January 31, 2019@ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Milo, Hip Hop Concert

    Internationally-acclaimed hip hop recording artist Milo visits the campus of UMF for a special musical performance co-sponsored by UMF Emery Community Arts Center, Arts Farmington and WUMF. Location: Emery Community Arts Center Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • February 8, 2019@ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    The New Commons Film Series: BLACKkKLANSMAN

    Spike Lee’s 2018 film provocatively explores the true story of an African-American detective who tries to infiltrate a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Following the screening, Delphine Letort (author of The Spike Lee Brand: A Study of Documentary Filmmaking [2015] and associate professor in English at the University of Le Mans), Eliane Elmaleh (professor of American culture at the University of Le Mans), Sarah Maline (associate professor art history at UMF), N. Andre Siamundele (assistant professor of French at UMF), and Michael Schoeppner (assistant professor of history at UMF) will provide critical analysis of the film. This event will be followed by a symposium on the cinema of Spike Lee on Saturday, Feb. 9.Location: Lincoln Auditorium, Roberts Learning Center Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • February 9, 2019@ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Symposium on BLACKkKLANSMAN

    Join Delphine Letort (author of The Spike Lee Brand: A Study of Documentary Filmmaking [2015] and associate professor in English at the University of Le Mans), Eliane Elmaleh (professor of American culture at the University of Le Mans), Charles Nero (professor of rhetoric, screen and film Studies at Bates College), and Michael Johnson (professor of English at UMF) for an exciting day-long examination of BLACKkKLANSMAN, the cinema of Spike Lee, and Black filmmaking co-sponsored by the New Commons Project and Global Education.

    Location: Fusion Center Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • February 11, 2019@ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Taxes and Tacos

    A day for students to get their taxes filed for free on campus by certified tax preparers (some of who are financial literacy peer educators!). Tacos will be available to fill your belly while you fill your wallet with that refund check.Location: Lobby, Kalikow Ed ucation Center Cost: FREE Open to: UMF Community Only Sponsored By: Financial Literacy Peer Educators For more info. contact: Sarah Hinman, 2077787840,

  • February 14, 2019@ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    The New Commons Film Series: LOST BOYS OF SUDAN

    The New Commons Film Series presents Lost Boys of Sudan, a 2003 documentary directed by Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk that explores the lives of young Sudanese boys who immigrate to the United States in the wake of civil war in their native country.Location: Emery Community Arts Center Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • February 21, 2019@ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Douglas Rawlings, Poetry Reading

    Doug Rawlings, author of Orion Rising and co-founder of Veterans For Peace, shares his poetry. This event is part of the New Commons Project’s consideration of Thanhha Lai’s INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN, a young adult verse novel that tells the story of a young girl who immigrates to the United States due to the devastation of the Vietnam War.Location: Farmington Public Library Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • February 27, 2019@ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
    Editing INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN

    Join Tara Weikum (Vice President and Editorial Director at HarperCollins Publishers) as she shares her experiences of working as editor of Thanhha Lai’s INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN.Location: Emery Community Arts Center Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • March 14, 2019@ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The New Commons Film Series: SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY

    The New Commons Film Series presents SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY, a 2016 award-winning documentary that explores the pressing seed issues of the day, from the loss of global seed diversity to biotech patents and the corporate take-over of seed. Will Bonsall, locally grown, nationally known seed saver, activist and author, who appears in the film, will be present to answers questions following the film.Location: Emery Community Arts Center Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • March 27, 2019@ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
    The FEDCO SEED CATALOG: More Than a Marketing Tool

    C.R. Lawn, the founder of Fedco Seeds, will tell how its graphic-laden, horticulturally-rich, liberated literacy offered tools to combat the corporate takeover of the seed industry, restore the seed commons and teach others how to rein in out-of-control privatization and uber-marketed corporate capitalism run amok.Location: Emery Community Arts Center Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • April 10, 2019@ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
    Steven Pane, BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 6 “PASTORAL”

    World-class pianist and UMF Professor DSteven Pane performs Franz Liszt’s 1838 piano transcription of BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 6 “PASTORAL.” Pane has performed at universities and in major halls throughout the country including the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Aaron Davis Hall in New York City, Davies Hall in San Francisco, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.Location: Nordica Auditorium, UMF Merrill Hall Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • April 11, 2019@ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    Steven Pane, BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 6 “PASTORAL

    World-class pianist and UMF Professor Steven Pane performs Franz Liszt’s 1838 piano transcription of BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 6 “PASTORAL.” Pane has performed at universities and in major halls throughout the country including the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Aaron Davis Hall in New York City, Davies Hall in San Francisco, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.Location: Nordica Auditorium, UMF Merrill Hall Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • April 13, 2019@ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Haffner Sinfonietta Conducted by Jinwook Park, BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 6 “PASTORAL”

    The 32-piece Haffner Sinfonietta (conducted by Jinwook Park) visits Farmington to perform the entirety of BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 6 “PASTORAL.” Dr. Steven Pane (professor of Music at UMF) will provide an introductory lecture.Location: Nordica Auditorium Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • April 18, 2019@ 7:00 am - 9:20 pm
    The New Commons Film Series: IN SEARCH OF BEETHOVEN

    Enter the world and creative processes of Ludwig van Beethoven through this comprehensive 2009 documentary directed by Phil Grabsky. This film follows Beethoven through his notable compositions (and features dozens of performances by top musicians) while exploring the historical and social context in which they were created.Location: Emery Community Arts Center Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • April 19, 2019@ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
    Roundtable on the Pastoral

    Join Dan Beachy-Quick (professor of English at Colorado State University), Steven Pane (professor Music at UMF), and Kristen Case (associate professor English at UMF) for an examination of the pastoral, an artistic mode utilized in BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 6 “PASTORAL” that focuses on the representation of an idealized rural environment.Location: Emery Community Arts Center Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The New Commons Project For more info. contact: Kristen Case, 2077787239, https://newcommonsproject.org/calendar/

  • April 19, 2019@ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Junior Open House 2019

  • April 24, 2019@ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Symposium Day

    Symposium Day is a day-long celebration and presentation of UMF student academic and creative work: in-person presentations, poster displays, interactive digital media exhibits, performances and more.Location: Held at various locations across campus. Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: The University Culture Committee For more info. contact: Paul Stancioff, 2077787371,

  • May 11, 2019@ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Commencement/Graduation 2019

    UMF's Commencement/Graduation. Keynote speaker and student speaker TBA. The ceremony will be held outdoors, Saturday, May 11, 2019 beginning at 10:30am. It will take place in the large parking lot behind the the UMF Einar A. Olsen Student Center, located at the corner of High Street and South Street on the Farmington campus. Admission to the outdoor event is wide open — no ticket required. Seating is first-come / first-served, so plan accordingly. Guests who would prefer to watch the ceremony live over closed-circuit TV may do so inside Lincoln Auditorium, located in the Gwilym Roberts Learning Center, adjacent to where Commencement will be held. The event is also livestreamed on the UMF website. In case of inclement weather the Commencement ceremony will be held inside the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center, located at the corner of Lincoln Street and Quebec Street. There will be no outdoor march. Admission to the indoor ceremony is limited to those with “Fitness and Recreation Center” tickets. Graduating students will have received their allotment of tickets well in advance.
    Location: Outdoors, in the large parking lot behind the the UMF Einar A. Olsen Student Center, located at the corner of High Street and South Street on the Farmington campus. Cost: FREE Open to: Open to the Public Sponsored By: Office of the Provost/ Vice President for Academic Affairs For more info. contact: Sandra Lord, 2077787276,