AUGUSTA — U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, will be the guest speaker in an Idea Exchange Webinar presented by UMA Senior College at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, addressing the question “Should We Make Education Beyond High School Affordable to All?”

The topic grew out of the concern that an educated workforce would be a boon to the economy. Something needs to be done to make college — either at community college or state university — accessible to anyone in Maine who wants to acquire essential knowledge and technical skills to be a part of that workforce.

Marilyn Canavan will be the moderator. Canavan was a member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing the Waterville area from 2000-08. As a legislator she helped to write Maine’s Clean Elections Act. She served for several years as executive director of the Maine Commission on Government Ethics and Election Practices.

Attendees can send in their questions and comments via email to [email protected]. They will be sorted and sent to the speakers for their responses.

The Zoom webinar is free and open to the public. The Idea Exchange is designed to bring information on significant social issues.

For more information and a link to join the meeting, visit

For additional information, email UMA Senior College at [email protected] or call 207-621-3551.

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