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Star City Syndicate to perform fundraising concert at UMPI

From soulful to brassy, the rich sounds of Motown will fill the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Auditorium in Wieden Hall when the Star City Syndicate performs a special fundraising concert on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. Admission is free for this high energy, family-friendly event, but donations of all sizes will be accepted at the door to benefit future renovations to the Auditorium in Wieden Hall.

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Hypnotist to mesmerize crowd at UMPI

Hypnotist Paul Ramsay will leave the crowd second-guessing when he performs his show “Mind Games”—billed as the first truly interactive stage hypnotism show in the world—at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The show will take place in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. The show is free and open to the public, and is rated PG-13/R.

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Starbucks comes to UMPI Owl’s Nest

Just in time for the Spring 2017 semester, the University of Maine at Presque Isle will be offering up something new at the request of its students: Starbucks in the Owl’s Nest, located in the Campus Center. Sodexo Dining Services, the food service on campus, will be operating a Starbucks “We Proudly Serve” program consisting of blended drinks, espressos and fresh brewed coffee.

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Reed Gallery presents Downtown by Heath Paley

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery is proud to present Downtown by Heath Paley, from Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Friday, March 24, 2017. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, March 3 from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. The event will include a Gallery Talk with the artist at 5:30 p.m.

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Nominations open for 10th Young Professionals Institute

MMG Insurance and the University of Maine at Presque Isle are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Young Professionals Institute, which is celebrating a special milestone this year: 10 years of providing area professionals with impactful leadership development training. The Institute will run this year on Wednesdays from March 1 to April 12. The online nomination/application form is available at www.umpi.edu/ypi. The nomination deadline is Monday, Jan. 23.

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UMPI hosts Aspiration Orientation for local high school students

Students who want to learn more about local college enrichment programs and how best to take advantage of them will get an inside look at the opportunities available when the University of Maine at Presque Isle hosts its very first Aspiration Orientation at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the Campus Center. This free, two-hour event open to all local high school students is being offered at UMPI in conjunction with the Maine Campus Compact and with the facilitation of AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer Victoria Forkus.

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Athletic Trainer with Toronto Blue Jays organization to speak

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present Robert “Bob” Tarpey, an Athletic Trainer for the Toronto Blue Jays organization since 2006 and a member of UMPI’s Class of 2003, as the next speaker in its 2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series. Tarpey will deliver his talk—On Your Game: A Life in Baseball as an Athletic Trainer—on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

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UMPI’s GIS Lab uses drones for geospatial mapping

Mapping a research area and getting high resolution aerial photos has become a whole lot easier for the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Geographic Information Systems [GIS] Laboratory thanks to a brand new remote sensing tool—the DJI Phantom-4 drone. UMPI’s GIS Laboratory is the first among all GIS laboratories at universities and colleges in Maine to acquire unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and use them in geospatial applications.

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5th annual World Polio Day and Purple Pinkie Project a success

With the help of the Rotary Clubs in Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Limestone, Mars Hill and Washburn, the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Presque Isle Rotary Club have declared their 5th annual World Polio Day and Purple Pinkie Project celebration—which spread throughout central Aroostook County and was held between Oct. 22 and 29—an overwhelming success. All activities helped to raise awareness of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Combined efforts among the clubs helped to raise more than $4,400 for that global effort—the most ever raised during the celebration.

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