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UMPI DLS/Boone Lecture focuses on “Ethics of Care in the County”

Are area healthcare providers keeping pace with the needs of our culturally diverse region? Medical ethics expert Dr. Kenji Saito, M.D., J.D., and a panel of experts will discuss this issue when the University of Maine at Presque Isle and TAMC offer a joint Distinguished Lecturer Series and Storer W. Boone, M.D. Memorial Lecture presentation titled Ethics of Care in the County on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in UMPI’s Campus Center. This presentation is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.

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UMPI exchange student receives NSE Award

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce that Raymond Feliciano Rodríguez, an exchange student who traveled from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San German to UMPI in Spring 2016 to study Secondary Education, was recently named the recipient of the Richard R. Bond Community Engagement Award by the National Student Exchange (NSE).

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UMPI club hosts Veterans Info Night

Local veterans will get a one-stop opportunity to learn about all the veterans benefits and programs available to them on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Campus Center when the members of the newly-organized UMPI Student Veterans Club host a Veterans Information Night. This free event is open to all veterans in Aroostook County.

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UMPI, C-A-N-C-E-R present 11th Planet Head Day

This February, the University of Maine at Presque Isle, C-A-N-C-E-R [Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery], and community members will kick off a new decade of close-shaving, head-painting, fundraising planetary fun when they celebrate the 11th annual Planet Head Day. The region’s most unique fundraiser, which brings together space science education and cancer awareness, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Wieden Gymnasium. This not-to-be-missed celebration is free and the public is invited to attend.

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UMPI Education students to lead CACE workshop

University of Maine at Presque Isle Education students get the opportunity to share their technology expertise with area teachers when they help to facilitate the “Educational Technology to Support Teaching & Learning” workshop in conjunction with the Central Aroostook Council on Education (CACE) this month.

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UMPI presents Cotton Club revue during Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month and as a special Valentine’s Day treat, University of Maine at Presque Isle students Lassana and Lossene Dorleh will present an original revue, The Cotton Club: A Journey through the Harlem Renaissance, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Auditorium in Wieden Hall. This special evening is free and open to the public, though donations will be accepted at the door.

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UMPI/UMA MLT Program earns national reaccreditation

The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program of Maine, a collaborative program sponsored by the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the University of Maine at Augusta, has been awarded continuing reaccreditation for 10 years—the maximum length term, based on program quality—from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

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Pop violinist Rhett Price takes the stage Feb. 2

YouTube sensation Rhett Price proves that violins aren’t just for classical music when the University of Maine at Presque Isle hosts him for a pop violin concert on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall. This night of music is free and open to the community.

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UMPI hosts book reading with Dr. Éthelle Lord

Maine writer Dr. Éthelle Lord will share her unique approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care when the University of Maine at Presque Isle hosts her for a reading and book signing on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. in the Campus Center. She will read from her new book Alzheimer and Dementia Coaching: Taking a Systems Approach in Creating an Alzheimer’s Friendly Healthcare Workforce. This event is free and the public is invited to attend; refreshments will be served and attendees are encouraged to stop by early for a short social time starting at 12:45 p.m.

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