Fryeburg Academy Announces New Head of School

Fryeburg Academy Announces New Head of School

FRYEBURG, Maine - Erin Mayo of Dallas, Texas has been selected as the new head of school for Fryeburg Academy, the school's board of trustees announced today.

"It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Ms. Mayo to the Fryeburg Academy family," said AO Pike, president of the board. "Her passion for education and extensive experience in the independent school culture made her the unanimous choice of the search committee."

Mayo is currently the assistant head of school for Academics at the Episcopal School of Dallas, one of the top coeducational college preparatory institutions in the nation. She will officially join Fryeburg Academy July 1, 2013.

With more than 20 years of experience in education, Mayo has been involved in all aspects of independent school operations, from curriculum development, faculty recruitment, and strategic development to budgeting, major capital campaigns, and student life.

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MWPA Hosts November Writing Workshops

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) has launched a new series of Saturday writing workshops in November.

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

YEA! focuses on a broad definition of entrepreneurship - the transformation of an idea into an enterprise that creates value. Nominate a student for this unique experience at
The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is excited and proud to bring this program to our region with support from the Kauffman Foundation*, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Dept. of Economic and Community Development and Southern New Hampshire University.
Whether it is the newest version of the Baby-sitters Club in the neighborhood, or the Environmental Action campaign at their school, young people have the imagination, courage, and intelligence to develop and launch their own, unique entrepreneurial ideas.
At YEA! students brainstorm ideas for business creation or social change and develop a business plan.

University of Maine at Farmington Announces Dean’s List for Spring 2012 Semester


FARMINGTON, ME (July 27, 2012)—The University of Maine at Farmington announces its Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. UMF maintains a Dean’s List each semester for those students completing a minimum of 12 credits in courses producing quality points. Students whose grade point average for the semester is equal to or greater than 3.8 are listed with high academic achievement. Students whose grade point average for the semester is less than 3.8 but equal to or greater than 3.5 are listed with academic achievement. Any incompletes must be satisfactorily completed before the student is honored with Dean’s List status. Academic achievement awarded at commencement is based on all course work taken at UMF.

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A nationally-recognized liberal arts college known for its commitment to student success, UMF provides a challenging yet supportive environment to prepare students for both careers and further study.

Bates Dance Festival wraps up 30th anniversary season with showcases of work by faculty, students

Bates Dance Festival wraps up 30th anniversary season with showcases of work by faculty, students

LEWISTON, Maine -- The annual "Festival Finale" and three other performances of work by faculty and students conclude the 30th anniversary season of the Bates Dance Festival from Wednesday, Aug. 8, through Saturday, Aug. 11.

A popular festival performance, "Moving in the Moment" takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Bates College's Alumni Gymnasium, 130 Campus Ave. An exciting evening for the whole family, this free event comprises improvisational music and dance by contact improvisers Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser, along with festival artists in residence.

New for 2012 is "Performance in the RAW," an evening of works in progress fresh from the studio by artists in residence, starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St. This event is also open to the public at no charge. The audience is invited to comment on the performances at the end of the evening.

Two performances on Saturday, Aug.

35th Annual Maine Student Film & Video Festival

35th Annual Maine Student Film & Video Festival

The Public Screening and Awards Presentation of the 35th Maine Student Film and Video Festival will be held Saturday, July 21, 2012, 12:30PM at the Waterville Opera House, Waterville, ME. The screening is free and open to the public. The screening of finalist and winning movies is held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Maine International Film Festival.  The Festival screening will be followed by a reception for the moviemakers at Jorgensenʼs, Main Street, Waterville.

MSFVF is open to Maine residents 19 years of age and younger. This year there were 26 movies entered from 18 schools and 93 students working independently representing the work of students in grades K-12 from all parts of Maine. The movies submitted to the Festival are judged on the basis of originality, content, style, and technique.