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UMPI, Red Cross to host Super Blood Drive

The American Red Cross and the University of Maine at Presque Isle are teaming up to pull off the University’s 10th “Super” Blood Drive this summer, the time of year when the need for blood increases. The Super Blood Drive will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 in the Campus Center’s MPR.

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UMPI’s Reed Art Gallery presents Recent Acquisitions exhibit

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery will present Recent Acquisitions, an exhibit showcasing recent artwork donated to the University by acclaimed artists and their foundations, from June 2 through August 11, 2017. All four featured artists–John Paul Caponigro, Andy Warhol, Joyce Tenneson and Bernard Langlais–have been the focus of exhibits in the Reed Art Gallery during the past few years. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, June 2, from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk.

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UMPI students hold pop-up art show

On Friday May 12, 2017, three students from the University of Maine at Presque Isle Fine Arts program–Mollie Hicks, Monica Quist, and Arianna Forbes–are coming together to create a fun, pop-up exhibition to feature their finished works and studies of the human form. This one-day-only show, titled Body: An Exhibition of the Human Form, will take from 6-8 p.m. at 551 Main St., Suite 3, just behind Precision Tattoo, and is free and open to the public.

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Aroostook Youth Tri Club Begins May 12

The Aroostook Medical Center and the University of Maine at Presque Isle have once again teamed up to bring a fun event to The County this summer. The Aroostook Youth Triathlon is set for June 17, 2017 on the UMPI campus. To help area youth get ready for the big event, an Aroostook Youth Tri Club is getting underway on Friday, May 12.

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Former U.S. Ambassador John L. Estrada to speak during UMPI’s 108th Commencement Exercises

University of Maine at Presque Isle President and Provost Ray Rice has announced that John L. Estrada, the former U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, will deliver the commencement address during the University’s 108th Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017. During the event, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree will be presented to Laurence A. Park, who is part of a long legacy of Park family members who have been integral in the life of the campus.

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