University of Maine at Presque Isle President Ray Rice has announced that U.S. Senator Angus King will deliver the commencement address during the University’s 109th Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018. During the event, Senator King will also be presented with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree.
As part of its tour of the Atlantic Provinces and Maine, the Goldenberg Duo brings a night of classical music and other contemporary pieces to the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium in Wieden Hall. The performance by this brother and sister piano and violin duo is open to the public and free; donations will be accepted at the door for future cultural arts programming.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Medical Laboratory Technology Program celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week from April 22 to 28, 2018.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Employer U program, which focuses on providing workforce development opportunities for the region, will offer two courses this spring beginning Monday, April 30, as part of its American Management Association’s University certificate program. Each 20-hour course will be offered in the MMG Center for Professional Development, located on the first floor of Kelley Commons, adjacent to the Campus Center.
As part of efforts focused around strategic collaborations, officials with Northern Maine’s two public universities have announced the joint appointment of Jason Towers as Executive Director of Enrollment Management for the University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
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 3rd Annual Trash to Fashion Show on Friday, 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.
Experience interactive, mind-blowing feats of Second Sight and telepathy when The Evasons take the stage at the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Auditorium in Wieden Hall. This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle, in partnership with Cary Medical Center, will present Dr. Stephen Bavolek—a national leader and researcher on parenting education and in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect—as the final speaker in its 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series. Dr. Bavolek will deliver his talk, Nurturing Parenting, on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. His talk is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.
The organizations that have partnered in the past to offer the Aroostook Youth Triathlon in Presque Isle are changing things up a bit. New this year is a ‘Splash & Dash’ that involves swimming and running, but no biking. The Star City Splash & Dash takes place on the campus of the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, June 16, with additional events also planned in Mapleton and Fort Fairfield during festivals in those communities.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle Art Club, Studio 923, will host its 4th Annual Student Art Competition from April 6 to 22, 2018, providing UMPI students with the opportunity to compete in a jury-selected art competition for the chance to showcase their work. All are invited to view the show in the Pullen Art Gallery.