FARMINGTON — Student success will be showcased throughout the University of Maine at Farmington from 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, with the annual Michael D. Wilson Symposium. The day-long, university-wide celebration of scholarly and creative achievements is free, open to the public and will take place at venues throughout the campus.

The symposium spotlights the results of engaged learning, undergraduate research, student-faculty collaboration and creative expression that take place everywhere at UMF.

A talk,”Theo’s Last Lecture,” will be presented by UMF President Theodora Kalikow from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday in Lincoln Auditorium, UMF Roberts Learning Center. As she prepares to retire after serving as UMF president for 18 years, Kalikow will share some thoughts on things that matter deeply to her and possibilities for the future.

Arts Night events will be Monday and Tuesday, preceding the symposium day, featuring:

* Annual Pixel Hunter Video and Animation Festival, 7 p.m., Monday Emery Community Arts Center Performance Space.

All the following events will occur Tuesday:

* Clefnotes, 5 p.m., Emery Community Arts Center Performance Space. UMF a cappella group.

* ReinCARnation, 6 p.m., Outside between Emery and Psychology buildings

In the tradition of past UMF automobile orchestra performances, Phil Carlsen, UMF professor of music, will present two performances of his newest auto symphony.

* The Cafe Project with Gustavo Aguilar and David Carr, 7 p.m., Emery Community Arts Center Performance Space.

* The Loss, 8 p.m., UMF Alumni Theater.

Take a tour of this collaborative live installation featuring members of the Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry Project 2 class. For mature audiences.

* Moxie, the UMF senior art exhibit, will be in the UMF Art Gallery and throughout the Emery Community Arts Center, from April 13-May 12.


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