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UMPI hosts spring management courses

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Employer U program, which focuses on providing workforce development opportunities for the region, will offer two six-week courses this spring beginning Tuesday, April 25, as part of its American Management Association’s University certificate program. Each 20-hour course will be offered in the new MMG Center for Professional Development, located on the first floor of Kelley Commons, adjacent to the Campus Center.

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UMPI’s Distinguished Lecturer Series presents author, national poverty expert Dr. Donna M. Beegle

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to present Dr. Donna M. Beegle, a nationally renowned public speaker, author, and national poverty expert as the last speaker in its 2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series. Her talk, which will also serve as the keynote address for UMPI’s 16th Annual University Day, focuses on nationwide poverty and her experiences with the issue. This event will take place on Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m., in the Campus Center. This event is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.

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Reed Gallery presents “Senior Artists Gala Exhibition”

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery is proud to present the Senior Artists Gala Exhibition from Monday, April 3 through Friday, May 19, 2017. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, April 7, 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 artists at 5:30 p.m.

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UMPI celebrates 16th annual University Day

From multicultural experiences to mindfulness in athletic rehabilitation to connecting classroom and clinical wisdom, students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle will showcase their academic research, scholarly work and community service on Wednesday, April 12, during University Day. The theme of this year’s event is Meet in the Middle.

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Comedian Ryan Reiss to take the stage at UMPI

Stand-up comedian Ryan Reiss won’t just make you laugh, he’ll show you how it’s done when the University Players present him for a workshop and performance on Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Auditorium at Wieden Hall. Both the workshop and the performance, rated PG-13, are free and open to the public.

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University hosts spring semester blood drive

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host its annual spring semester American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 6 from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room. Community members and those on campus are encouraged to donate to the cause during this free event.

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UMPI hosts hometown premiere of ‘Last Gas’

The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Presque Isle Community Players are pleased to present the northern Maine debut of John Cariani’s play Last Gas this spring, bringing the Presque Isle native’s “hilarious and heartbreaking” tale to the stage for its hometown premiere. Last Gas performances will take place on Fridays and Saturdays, March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium in Wieden Hall; doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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Ben White serves as DLS student speaker

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s very own Ben White will serve as the next speaker in the 2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in the Campus Center. White, who is the fourth UMPI student ever to serve as a student Distinguished Lecturer, will deliver his talk Transitioning: Finding My Way to Me. His talk is free and the public is encouraged to attend the event.

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UMPI welcomes new members to Board of Visitors

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to welcome nine business leaders from throughout the region as new members to its Board of Visitors. UMPI’s Board of Visitors is an advisory board to the President of the University and serves as an advocate for the University of Maine System Board of Trustees; the group meets, studies, evaluates, and makes recommendations to the Trustees. Members generally serve two 3-year terms with the board.

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MISSION IMPROVable comes to UMPI March 15

Experience a whole new level of improv when the agents of MISSION IMPROVable Comedy Team head to the University of Maine at Presque Isle for a performance on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. This free event, sponsored by UMPI’s Student Activities Office, is rated PG-13 and the public is invited to attend.

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