Getting exercise while having fun? That’s the goal of the 23rd semi-annual Fit and Fun Day, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Gentile Hall. Student organizers welcome kids ages 5 to 11 to participate in the event, which is designed to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles for local children. Free registration begins at 9 a.m., with games and activities to follow. Those who arrive early will have the opportunity to showcase their creativity in the Art Corner.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle Men’s Basketball team will be participating for the very first time in the USCAA National Tournament, and the University is ensuring that all fans who can’t join the team in Pennsylvania have an opportunity to gather in Presque Isle for the big game. The University will host a viewing party of the game on Wednesday, March 2, in the Owl’s Nest, located on the first floor of the Campus Center. The game will be live streamed online and tip-off is at 8 p.m. All are invited to attend this free event and cheer on the UMPI Men’s Basketball team.
Students from the University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Maine at Presque Isle will gather for a unique political debate between UMFK’s College Republicans and UMPI’s College Democrats on Friday, March 11 from 5-7 p.m. in the Fox Auditorium at UMFK. This will be a formal debate, and attendance by community members of all ages is encouraged.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle and C-A-N-C-E-R [Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery] are pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Planet Head Day, held on Feb. 20 in Wieden Gymnasium, raised nearly $20,000. Nearly 50 County citizens had their heads shaved, while others donned bald caps, and had them painted to look like planets, moons, comets, and other celestial bodies during this unique fundraiser that brings together space science education and cancer awareness. The event has become one of the most widely known single-day fundraising events in northern Maine.
A group of Presque Isle High School students is getting a rare glimpse into the world of science and college-level research thanks to a unique collaboration between the high school’s Science Department and the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Biology Program.
A cappella returns to the University of Maine at Presque Isle when Ball in the House takes the stage in Wieden Auditorium on Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. This night of musical harmony is free and open to the public.
A University of Maine at Presque Isle program that serves local residents over 50 and believes in “learning for life” will host its spring kick-off event at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 18 in the Campus Center. For 18 years, Seniors Achieving Greater Education [SAGE] has brought short courses in arts, sciences, and specialty areas to the region’s senior community.
University of Maine at Presque Isle Assistant Professor of Biology Scott Dobrin has been invited to give a “5-Minute Genius” talk at the upcoming Maine Science Festival, to be held March 18 to 20 in Bangor. The festival, which launched in 2015 and hosted more than 10,000 people at over 45 events during its inaugural year, provides a weekend-long celebration of science in Maine.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is proud to present Shakespeare & Company for a one-night-only performance of the Bard’s beloved comedy Twelfth Night on Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall. Troupe members will provide a short talk-back for the audience after the show. All campus and community members are invited to attend this special, free admission event. Donations for future cultural arts programming will be accepted at the door.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery is proud to present O Time Your Pyramids by Portland artist Julie Poitras Santos, from Friday, March 4 through Friday, April 15, 2016. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, March 4 from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. The event will include a durational performance featuring five UMPI Art students and a Gallery Talk at 5:30 p.m.