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UMPI presents #DareYourself Movement founder as next Distinguished Lecturer

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present Hilary Corna—screenwriter, author, and founder of the #DareYourself Movement—as the next speaker in its 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Her talk serves as the keynote address for UMPI’s 17th Annual University Day—the theme of this year’s University Day and the 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series is This I Believe. This event is free and open to the public.

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UMPI celebrates 17th annual University Day

This I Believe is the theme of the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s 17th annual University Day, taking place on Wednesday, April 11, and students will be showcasing that theme in presentations on everything from service learning in Tanzania to mental wellness to education for underserved students.

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UMPI Art Club presents 12×12 Charity Auction April 6

The University of Maine at Presque Isle Art Club, Studio 923, is bringing back the 12×12 auction, featuring nearly 50 original works on 12-inch by 12-inch canvases just in time for the First Friday Art Walk on April 6. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Art Club as well as the artists, who will receive a commission from their work unless they choose to donate 100% of the sale price. This event is open to the public and all are invited to attend.

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UMPI receives Gold Star recognition by Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine

The University of Maine at Presque Isle was recently recognized by the Maine Tobacco-Free College Network at the Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine with a Gold Award as part of its 2018 Gold Star Standards of Excellence recognition program. The program recognizes Maine institutions of higher education for their work to create and support tobacco-free environments and lifestyles. This is the fifth time the University has received a Gold Award.

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UMPI open and operational following mechanical fire at wind turbine

No injuries reported in overnight fire that temporarily disrupted electricity service to campus Power restored to campus, turbine site at edge of campus secured as UMPI President expresses deep gratitude to community first responders PRESQUE ISLE—Presque Isle emergency crews responded to a fire that occurred at the University of Maine at Presque Isle wind turbine around 10:45…

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UMPI, Northern Lighthouse sign area’s first Campus to Career agreement

In an effort to better meet the region’s workforce development needs, officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle and The Northern Lighthouse Inc. will sign the area’s first local agreement meant to strengthen the collaborative efforts of both organizations in preparing students—or potential future employees—for careers in the workforce.

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6th Annual Purple Pinkie Project a success

With the help of Rotary Clubs throughout central Aroostook, the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Presque Isle Rotary Club have declared their 6th annual Purple Pinkie Project a success. This year’s event—which was three months in the making and spread throughout northern Maine and into Canada—raised more than $3,000 to go toward Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.

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Tim Doak, UMPI alum and Superintendent of the Year, reflects on education

University of Maine at Presque Isle alumnus Tim Doak considers himself a pretty lucky guy. The Superintendent of RSU 39 and MSAD 20 was able to get his education close to home, have a long and rewarding local career in education, and, as of January, be just the third superintendent from northern Maine recognized as the Maine State Superintendent of the Year.

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Shakespeare LIVE! presents “The Comedy of Errors” April 13

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host Shakespeare LIVE!, a theater troupe that has performed for more than half a million students since its inception in 1997, for a performance of one of the Bard’s great comedies. The Comedy of Errors will be performed in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. One of Shakespeare’s beloved comedies, The Comedy of Errors is best experienced as the playwright intended—live on stage. The public is invited to attend this special, family-friendly event; donations will be accepted at the door to go toward future cultural arts programming.

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