The DaPonte String Quartet—which has appeared on stages in France, Scotland, Canada, and extensively throughout the U.S., and has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning—will perform an evening concert at the University of Maine at Presque on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Wieden Hall auditorium. This event is free and the public is invited to attend.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Alumni Association will honor two alumni with awards of distinction during Homecoming 2014 activities held the Sept. 18-21 weekend. The annual alumni award presentations will be made during the Homecoming Alumni and Friends Brunch, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. in the Alumni Room, Campus Center.
Alumnus Arthur "Skip" Hanson will be honored with the Distinguished Educator Award, which is presented to an alumnus/alumna who has received ongoing recognition as an outstanding educator. This recipient may also have shown active or supportive involvement with the Alumni Association, support of the University, a successful career that reflects well on the University, and outstanding leadership qualities.
Alumna Virginia Joles will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, which is presented to an alumnus/alumna who has made long-term contributions to the Alumni Association or the University, or who has received professional recognition that has reflected positively on the University.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce that it will kick off its 2014-2015 University Distinguished Lecturer Series with a talk by Eliot Coleman, a nationally known organic farming expert and the author of The New Organic Grower, Four Season Harvest and The Winter Harvest Handbook. Coleman will deliver his talk, Nothing Is Impossible: The Possibilities of Feeding the World, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Coleman's talk is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.
Officials at the University of Maine at Presque Isle are pleased to announce that the institution earned four top rankings on U.S. News and World Report's 2015 Best Colleges list. In this year's annual rankings, UMPI was named among the 50 Best Regional Colleges in the North, the 15 Top Public Schools in the North, the top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with least debt, and the top 20 Best Regional Colleges in the North for Veterans.