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University Professor and students take part in major local history project

A University of Maine at Presque Isle History professor and her students are participating in a $10,000 Maine Historical Society grant project meant to preserve the history of the City of Presque Isle while promoting local partnerships that explore and celebrate local history.

Dr. Kim Sebold and her history students are working with several community partners, including SAD 1, the Presque Isle Historical Society, and the Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, on a Maine Community Heritage Project. The Maine Historical Society awarded grants to 8 Maine communities including Presque Isle – 50 applied – for this first-of-its-kind project designed to foster the study of local Maine history and strong community partnerships.

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University to host Folsom Hall Rededication Ceremony

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host a Rededication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for Folsom Hall at Noon on Thursday, Oct. 30 at the building’s entrance. The community is invited to attend.
Folsom Hall, the University’s major classroom building, has received $2 million in improvements, including new floors, windows, ceilings, exterior work, improved ADA accessibility, updated heating and ventilation systems, and many new energy efficiencies. A&L Construction of Presque Isle served as the general contractor on the renovation project. The renovations, the first significant improvements Folsom Hall has received since it was built in 1966, have provided vastly improved educational facilities for students and faculty.

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University hosts annual blood drive

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will hold its annual fall blood drive on Thursday, October 23, from noon to 6 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room.
The blood drive is sponsored by the University’s Residence Life Office, the Brothers of Kappa Delta Phi and the Sisters of Kappa Delta Phi NAS. Walk-ins are welcome and door prizes will be given away during the drive.

If donors wish to reserve a time in advance, they should call 768-9585 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Ehrlich to present ceramics exhibit at Reed Art Gallery

Manhattan artist Risa Hirsch Ehrlich will be in the County on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. for the opening reception of her solo ceramics exhibition “Consider a Moment of Stillness” at the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Fine Art Gallery.
During the Oct. 19 reception, Ehrlich will give a brief talk and answer questions about her work. Ehrlich’s show will feature the single medium in which she works: clay. However, she works within the many forms of the medium, according to Reed Fine Art Gallery Director Sandra Huck.

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University hosts 13th annual Science Day

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate its 13th annual Science Day when it brings a coastal erosion expert to campus as part of its Distinguished Lecturer Series.
Dr. Orrin Pilkey, the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University, will speak on “The Rising Seas: The Future of Miami and Eskimo Villages” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the Campus Center. The public is invited to attend.

Science Day is held every fall at the University to celebrate the 1996 opening of the Northern Maine Museum of Science. The goal of Science Day is to bring widely known scientists to campus to talk about current topics in science.

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