The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Pullen Art Gallery will host a special exhibition in April featuring the work of photography students. The Student Photography Exhibition will be on display from April 1 to 22, with an opening reception on Friday, April 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. during the April First Friday Art Walk. All are invited to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be available.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the publication of adjunct faculty member Anthony Dolan Scott’s new poetry collection with a reading and book signing with the poet on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. The public is invited to attend this special event, which will include a reception featuring light refreshments, and wine available through a cash bar.
“America’s top Irish folk group” Makem & Spain pays a visit to the University of Maine at Presque Isle for a night of music in precise, three-part harmonies on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Admission is free but donations for future cultural arts programming will be accepted at the door.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is welcoming three new employees this Spring 2016 semester.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle was recently recognized by the Breathe Easy Coalition’s Maine Tobacco-Free College Network with a Gold Award as part of its Gold Star Standards of Excellence Recognition Program. The program celebrates the efforts of Maine institutions of higher education to address tobacco use on their campuses. This is the third time the University has received a Gold Award.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce the next speaker in its 2015-2016 Distinguished Lecturer Series—Dr. Matthew Kutz, an award-winning author, professor, Fulbright Scholar, and leadership development expert. Dr. Kutz, who will speak on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center, will offer his presentation, Abandoning the Status Quo and Embracing Chaos and Uncertainty as a New Fundamental Life Skill. This talk is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle Biomedical Club is celebrating International Brain Awareness Week [BAW] in March with two events—a Kids Brain Game Night on March 15 and “Neuroscience and a Movie” on March 24. The public is invited to attend these free events.
The UMPI 100% Society will host a special guest speaker for a community presentation on LGBTQ+ issues on Wednesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. in Room 118 of the Campus Center. Matthew Francis, a long-time activist on transgender and other social issues, will speak on Gender Diversity during this presentation. All are welcome to attend this free event.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be honored by the New England Board of Higher Education during the organization’s 14th Annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards ceremony, being held Friday, March 4, in Boston. The University will receive the Maine State Merit Award in recognition of its Personalized Learning initiative.
University of Maine at Presque Isle alumna Erin Pelletier has done a lot since graduating in 2009—including moving to Atlanta and graduating from law school—and now she can add national game show contestant to her list. Pelletier and her boyfriend Troy Connolly will appear tonight on the premiere episode of the new TBS game show Separation Anxiety.