University of Maine at Farmington calendar events for October 2015

Sunday, Oct. 4

Fall Foliage Paddle on Kennebec River

10:15 a.m. Fitness and Recreation Center
Experience the Kennebec River during foliage season. Flat water, river paddling through scenic areas, appropriate for all skill levels. Bring your own kayak/canoe or use one of ours. Limited supply. Minimum age 13, under 13 allowed with preapproval and adult supervision. FREE.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Trash Day
11:35 a.m. UMF Mantor Green
The UMF Sustainable Campus Coalition holds an annual educational event where they go through 24 hours’ worth of trash from the residence halls. See how much of what is thrown away can be composted, upcycled, or recycled on a daily basis. FREE.

Roundtable on European Migration Crisis
12 p.m. Rm. 101, Roberts Learning Center

Due to the escalation of violence in the Middle East, tens of thousands are crossing the treacherous Mediterranean in hopes of seeking refuge in Europe. This massive influx will undoubtedly create issues for European countries, their economies and citizens. This discussion, led by several UMF faculty members, will analyze the current crisis.

Discover the World: Asia
4 p.m. The Landing, Olsen Student Center
Join us for the first of five events to be held this academic year. This month explore Asian cultures through music, food and activities. FREE.

The Public Classroom: The High Costs of Child Abuse and Neglect
7 p.m. Emery Community Arts Center
In this talk, Kathy Kemp, lecturer in rehabilitation services, will look at the high costs of childhood abuse and neglect. Part of the Public Classroom UMF Faculty Speaker Series. FREE. Sponsored by UMF Office of the President.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

 

Democratic Debate

9 p.m., The Landing, Olsen Student Center
The UMF College Democrats invite you to view the first televised Democratic debate. Food and drink will be provided. Bring a friend. The debate starts at 9, but feel free to come early and talk politics with the College Dems. FREE.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

UMF Graduate School Month: UMaine System Graduate Schools
11 a.m. –1 p.m. The Beach, UMF Olsen Student Center
Learn more about graduate school options offered through the campuses of the University of Maine System. Talk to representatives from schools about their programs, application processes, and more. Expected attendees include the University of Maine at Farmington, University of Maine and the University of Southern Maine. FREE.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm and Percussion Ensemble
7:30 p.m. Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall
Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm vocal and percussion ensemble joined by Rhythm Rising Frame Drum Ensemble. Adults $15. FREE for 18 and under or students with I.D. Sponsored by UMF and Arts Institute of Western Maine.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

UMF Graduate School Month: Law and Business Schools
11 a.m. –1 p.m. The Beach, Olsen Student Center
Learn more about graduate school options offered through the campuses of the University of Maine System. Talk to representatives from schools about their programs, application processes, and more. Expected attendees include the University of Maine School of Law and Thomas College. FREE.

AIDS, Stigma and Economic Empowerment in West Nile Uganda
7 p.m., The Landing, Olsen Student Center

Discussion by Nicole Kellett, assistant professor of Anthropology. Part of The Public Classroom UMF Faculty Speaker Series. FREE. Sponsored by UMF Office of the President.

Friday, Oct. 23

Microenterprise: A Tool for Women’s Empowerment in El Salvador
11:45 a.m. Rm. CR123, Olsen Student Center
Fatima Pacas from San Salvador, El Salvador, will share her experiences working with women and their communities and  how the legacy of violence and poverty of post-war El Salvador impacts the current social position of women and opportunities for empowerment. Fatima will highlight two women’s cooperatives, Acomujerza and Acaccpamu as a case study of how micro-enterprise and education are tools used to empower women to provide a better life for themselves, their families, and contribute to their local economy. FREE.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

UMF Graduate School Month: Health, Social Services and Education Schools
11 a.m. –1 p.m. The Beach, UMF Olsen Student Center
Learn more about graduate school options offered through the campuses of the University of Maine System. Talk to representatives from schools about their programs, application processes, and more. Expected attendees include the University of Maine at Farmington, Husson University, University of New England, Lesley University/Berwick Academy, and Johnson State College. FREE.

Noisy, Wild, and Extremely Troublesome: Children in Jane Austen’s Novels
11:45 a.m.
Performance Space, Emery Community Arts Center
A discussion of the representation of children in the interstices of Jane Austen’s novels, by Daniel Gunn, UMF professor of English. FREE.

 


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