The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Art Program is taking a turn at the pottery wheel to help fight hunger on a local scale. The program, with the assistance of students and local ceramicists, will create and sell unique handmade bowls—with funds raised going to a local soup kitchen—as part of the region’s fourth Empty Bowls fundraiser, taking place on Thursday, April 27, from 6-8 p.m. in the Sargent Family Community Center (Presque Isle Recreation Center).
The Auditorium in Wieden Hall gets more than a little bit country when Nashville recording artist Timmy Brown takes the stage on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. This night of music, sponsored by UMPI’s Student Activities Office, is free and open to the community.
In honor of Earth Day, aspiring local designers will elevate recycled materials into high fashion when the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Studio 923 Art Club hosts its 2nd Annual Trash to Fashion Show on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this event, which has a suggested $5 ticket price.
University of Maine at Presque Isle students put a brand new spin on their Spring Break this year, using the week generally associated with beach parties to explore experiential learning opportunities. For the very first time, a group composed of six UMPI students and two staff members participated in an “Alternative Spring Break” funded by the Student Government Association.
Whether it’s helping athletic fans to better enjoy the game or providing convenience for students in need of a battery boost for their mobile devices, University Credit Union is continuing its tradition of collaboration with the University of Maine at Presque Isle in several ways this academic year.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Employer U program, which focuses on providing workforce development opportunities for the region, will offer two six-week courses this spring beginning Tuesday, April 25, as part of its American Management Association’s University certificate program. Each 20-hour course will be offered in the new MMG Center for Professional Development, located on the first floor of Kelley Commons, adjacent to the Campus Center.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to present Dr. Donna M. Beegle, a nationally renowned public speaker, author, and national poverty expert as the last speaker in its 2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series. Her talk, which will also serve as the keynote address for UMPI’s 16th Annual University Day, focuses on nationwide poverty and her experiences with the issue. This event will take place on Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m., in the Campus Center. This event is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery is proud to present the Senior Artists Gala Exhibition from Monday, April 3 through Friday, May 19, 2017. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, April 7, from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. The event will include a Gallery Talk with the artists at 5:30 p.m.
From multicultural experiences to mindfulness in athletic rehabilitation to connecting classroom and clinical wisdom, students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle will showcase their academic research, scholarly work and community service on Wednesday, April 12, during University Day. The theme of this year’s event is Meet in the Middle.
Stand-up comedian Ryan Reiss won’t just make you laugh, he’ll show you how it’s done when the University Players present him for a workshop and performance on Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Auditorium at Wieden Hall. Both the workshop and the performance, rated PG-13, are free and open to the public.