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Play by UMPI student to be performed in NYC

Ever since Darci Faye was a little girl, she’s dreamed of becoming a playwright. Now that dream is happening in a very big way as the University of Maine at Presque Isle student prepares to see a show she wrote performed live on stage in New York City. This June and July, Faye’s play Infinitely Yours will get five performances at the Paradise Factory Theatre as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festival.

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Gelder, Tessler conduct NSF grant-funded research

Exam week at the University of Maine at Presque Isle was even busier than usual this spring with the addition of two scientists conducting National Science Foundation grant-funded research. Dr. Stuart R. Gelder, Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, joined forces with Michael Tessler, a doctoral candidate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, NY, for the effort.

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UMPI Red Cross Club makes donation

Members of the University of Maine at Presque Isle Red Cross Club presented a check for $1155 to the American Red Cross of Northern & Eastern Maine on June 2. The club raised the funds during a very successful Red & White Event Supper and Auction held earlier this spring at UMPI in celebration of National Red Cross Month in March.

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University announces 2016 graduates

One hundred and fifty-six students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the 2015-2016 academic year. On Saturday, May 14, during the 2016 Commencement Exercises, the University’s 107th Commencement, President Linda Schott conferred degrees upon 89 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.

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UMPI faculty receive Maine Campus Compact awards

Faculty at the University of Maine at Presque Isle were honored with two Maine Campus Compact Awards this spring as part of the coalition’s 15th annual awards ceremony in Augusta. Dr. Lisa Leduc, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, was honored with a Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence and the UMPI Business Program was the recipient of a President’s Campus Leadership Award.

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