A University of Maine at Presque Isle student is shining a spotlight on efforts to ‘raise the next generation of female political leaders’ by organizing a live stream screening of a film aimed at getting more women involved in politics. The screening of the film Raising Ms. President, which is part of a nationwide event, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in Folsom Hall, Room 105. This event is free and the public is invited to attend.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host a Winter Weather Sky Clue & Safety Workshop with WAGM Chief Meteorologist Ted Shapiro on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Folsom Hall Room 105. Campus and community members of all ages are invited to attend this free event.
The DaPonte String Quartet—which has appeared on stages in France, Scotland, Canada, and extensively throughout the U.S., and has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning—will perform an evening concert at the University of Maine at Presque on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Wieden Hall auditorium. This event is free and the public is invited to attend.
The staff at the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s health and wellness facility are partnering with The Aroostook Medical Center to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October with the 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Women’s Expo. The event will focus on breast cancer prevention and early detection, healthy living, stress relief and celebrating life. The Breast Cancer Awareness Women’s Expo will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 6–9 p.m. at Gentile Hall. This event is free and campus and community members of all ages are invited to attend.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host a Make-A-Wish Walk on Thursday, Sept. 25 starting at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. This event is sponsored and organized by the Dean of Students Office. Check-in and on-site registration begins at 6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. This event is free and open to the public.
The staff at the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s health and wellness facility are celebrating a Week of Wellness next week, between Wednesday and Friday, Sept. 23 and 25, and are pleased to invite campus and community members of all ages to take part in fun and free activities focused on healthy living. The event is sponsored in part by Cary Medical Center’s Healthy YOU program, and is free and open to the public. Free prizes and snacks will be provided throughout the three-day event.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce that it will kick off its 2014-2015 University Distinguished Lecturer Series with a talk by Eliot Coleman, a nationally known organic farming expert and the author of The New Organic Grower, Four Season Harvest and The Winter Harvest Handbook. Coleman will deliver his talk, Nothing Is Impossible: The Possibilities of Feeding the World, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Coleman’s talk is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the 227th birthday of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a special presentation delivered by Dr. Brent Andersen, an assistant professor of political science (adjunct) at the University.
On Wednesday, September 17, from 10 to 11 a.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 Constitutional Rights: Past, Present, and Future. This event is free and open to the public.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is hosting another jam-packed Homecoming celebration from Thursday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 21, offering everything from socials, performances, and athletic events to alumni games and the annual Hall of Fame dinner.
Two groups who are working to improve the viability and vitality of Presque Isle’s downtown area have stepped up to serve as lead sponsors for the Color Presque Isle 5K. The Presque Isle Downtown Revitalization Committee [PIDRC] and Presque Isle Healthy Maine Streets [PIHMS] program are teaming up to provide strong support for the event, which is raising money for arts programming in downtown Presque Isle. Officials representing the lead sponsors and Color Presque Isle event gathered on Aug. 22 for a check presentation ceremony at the Wintergreen Arts Center.