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UMPI celebrates Constitution Day with Living History lecture

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the 226th birthday of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a unique “Living History” lecture delivered by Dr. Brent Andersen, an assistant professor of political science (adjunct) at the University.

On Tuesday, September 17, from Noon to 1 p.m., students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to observe Constitution Day by gathering in the University’s Campus Center for the special lecture, which is titled How the States United: From the Declaration of Independence & Revolutionary War to the Constitution of the United States.

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UMPI hosts annual community and campus clubs fair

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host its 18th Annual Clubs and Community Fair on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Multipurpose Room.

The University kicks off the academic year with this event that allows campus clubs and organizations to promote their groups to the student body and the community. This event also introduces students to the services and products available to them in the community.

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UMPI holds Presidential Inauguration Sept. 13

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will mark an important milestone in its history when it hosts the Inauguration of Dr. Linda K. Schott as its Eleventh President on Friday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. in Gentile Hall. Linking Generations Through Teaching and Learning serves as the theme of the event and it will be reflected in several special ways throughout the ceremony. A reception will follow in the Campus Center; refreshments will be served. All campus and community members, as well as those from further afield, are invited to attend and take part in the celebration.

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UMPI, Wintergreen celebrate success of northern Maine’s first-ever color-filled 5K

With perfect weather, hundreds of participants, and thousands of dollars raised, the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Wintergreen Arts Center are calling their Color Presque Isle 5K event a resounding success. Their fun-filled 5K, which welcomed more than 400 participants and served as a benefit for the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts, raised more than $11,000.

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World renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson to serve as DLS speaker

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce that it will kick off its 2013-2014 University Distinguished Lecturer Series with a talk by world renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson. Presented by Canon USA’s Explorer of Light program, Tenneson will deliver her talk An Intimate Look at the Intimate Portrait on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Tenneson’s talk is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.

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UMPI celebrates Homecoming 2013

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is hosting another jam-packed Homecoming celebration from Thursday, Sept. 12 to Sunday, Sept. 15, offering everything from socials and athletic events to alumni games and the annual Hall of Fame dinner. As a special part of this year’s Homecoming weekend, the Inauguration of UMPI’s Eleventh President, Dr. Linda Schott, will take place.

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UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery displays world renowned photographer

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Fine Art Gallery will exhibit Wise Women: A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage, and Beauty by world renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson from Sept. 3 through Oct. 12, 2013. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend a special reception on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 5-7 p.m. with Tenneson speaking at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Tenneson’s visit to UMPI and her photographic exhibition are presented through Canon USA’s Explorer of Light program.

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UMPI, Wintergreen present northern Maine’s first-ever color-filled 5K

The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Wintergreen Arts Center are teaming up to present a very unique and fun-filled 5K fundraiser—the Color Presque Isle 5K, where participants will dress in white and get showered with colored powder throughout the course. The event, which serves as a benefit for the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. starting at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Proceeds from this exciting event—the first of its kind in The County—will be used to further the development of the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts [NMCCA].

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Self-advocacy network hosts tree planting at UMPI

Members of Speaking Up For Us (SUFU), a statewide self-advocacy network, planted a tree recently at the University of Maine at Presque Isle to celebrate the network’s 20th anniversary. The tree planting took place on July 9 outside of Gentile Hall. Similar tree planting ceremonies in honor of the network are being held throughout the state this year.

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Gentile Hall offers Week of Wellness Sept. 25-27

The staff at the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s health and wellness facility are celebrating a Week of Wellness between Sept. 25 and 27, providing campus and community members of all ages with fun and free activities focused on healthy living. The event is sponsored in part by Cary Medical Center, and is free and open to the public. Free prizes and snacks will be provided throughout the three-day event.

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