The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host its annual spring semester American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room. Door prizes will be given away during this time. Members of the campus and community are invited and encouraged to participate in this free event.
The University of Maine Presque Isle’s Student Organization of Social Workers will host two graduate school informational sessions, featuring graduate school representatives from the University of New England and the University of Maine, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 22 and 29.
University of Maine at Presque Isle Biology professor Dr. Rachael Hannah and Aroostook County high school teachers are working together to hold the 1st Northern Maine Regional Brain Bee on Dec. 12, 2014, on the UMPI campus. The event is being held in conjunction with faculty from the University of Maine at Machias and the University of New England as they will be holding the Eastern Maine Regional Brain Bee and the Southern Maine Regional Brain Bee, respectively, on their campuses on the same day.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Fine Art Gallery will present Pictures, Postcards, and Plates: Souvenirs of Presque Isle’s Past, presented by the Presque Isle Historical Society, from Dec. 5, 2014, through Jan. 10, 2015. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Opening Reception, on Dec. 5 from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle Fine Art Program faculty members are pleased to announce the BFA Student Mini-Show, an event developed through the 2014 Fine Art Senior Thesis Exhibition course. The Mini-Show exhibition will be hosted in the Pullen Art Gallery from Dec. 5, 2014, through Jan. 20, 2015. An opening reception will be held during the First Friday Art Walk on Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m. Artists will conduct a short gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Social Work students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle have been getting a lesson in hunger this semester, and will be sharing what they’ve learned with the campus and community in December.
With the help of the Rotary Clubs in Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Limestone and Washburn, the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Presque Isle Rotary Club are declaring their 3rd annual World Polio Day and Purple Pinkie Project celebration—which spread throughout central Aroostook County and was held between Oct. 18 and 25—a big success. All activities helped to raise awareness of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Combined efforts among the clubs helped to raise an estimated $2,600 for that global effort.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s very own, and first-ever student Distinguished Lecturer, Ghazaleh “Oz” Sailors will serve as the next speaker in the 2014-2015 Distinguished Lecturer Series on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Campus Center. Sailors will deliver her talk, Breaking Barriers and Chasing Dreams. Her talk is free and the public is encouraged to attend this special event.
Several students in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Business Program had their first experience giving a presentation before a group of professional CPAs, attorneys, insurance brokers and financial advisors when they participated in the Aroostook County Tax Seminar held at UMPI on Oct. 31.
Travelling back in time from the year 2113, the futuristic comedy improv group Octavarius will take the stage at the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Wieden Hall on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. The way the group presents it, the galaxy is in danger—an evil mythical cyborg octopus is leading the invasion—and the audience’s help is needed to save it. Through interactive improv, games, scenes, songs, and audience participation, Octavarius will generate enough laughter and friendship to save the future. This show, rated PG-13, is free and open to the public.