Start Columbus Day weekend off with a compelling drama about two people meeting for the first time since a high school romance gone very sour when the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s University Players theater club present an original play, Infinitely Yours, written by a UMPI student. This play will feature performances by four professional New York City actors and will show in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall on Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. A $5 suggested donation will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will go to Hope and Justice Project to help with domestic violence awareness.
The UMPI 100% Society will be hosting two special guest speakers to discuss LGTBQ issues as part of its Gay Days events on the University of Maine at Presque Isle campus. Casey Faulkingham, with Hope and Justice Project, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and internationally acclaimed fantasy fiction author Lynn Flewelling will deliver a presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Both talks will be held in the Allagash Room of the Campus Center at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free event.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is hosting the American Shakespeare Center for a one-matinee-only performance of Oscar Wilde’s brilliant comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall. A pre-show talk with members of the troupe will be held at 2:30 p.m. All campus and community members are invited to witness the wickedly witty writing and nationally renowned performances in this special, free admission event. Donations will be accepted at the door.
A group of local adventurers will share their trip of a lifetime—an expedition to get a person with paraplegia to the summit of Mt. Katahdin—when they deliver their presentation Beyond Limits on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Campus Center. This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Bachelor of Social Work Program will present an evening of “Community, Friendship and Hope” when it hosts the Mwika Musicians for a special community reception on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall. This reception will include demonstrations of the group’s traditional Afrikan music through stories, song and dance. The event is free and open to the public and donations will be accepted at the door.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Alumni Association will honor two alumni with awards of distinction during Homecoming 2015 activities held during the Sept. 17-20 weekend. The annual alumni award presentations will be made during the Homecoming Alumni and Friends Brunch, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Alumni Room, Campus Center.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be offering two American Management Association courses this fall through its Employer U program beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29, and Wednesday, Sept. 30, respectively. The course registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 25.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle Outing Club is offering fall adventures and activities for campus and community members to enjoy, including an overnight camping weekend that complete with a hike to Katahdin as well as an outdoor rock climbing trip.
A University of Maine at Presque Isle English Professor has had his second novel published and the University will celebrate with a reading and book signing event with the author on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. The public is invited to attend this special event, which will include a reception featuring light refreshments, and wine available through a cash bar.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is hosting another jam-packed Homecoming celebration from Thursday, Sept. 17 to Sunday, Sept. 20, offering everything from socials, performances, and athletic events to alumni games and the annual Hall of Fame dinner.