The University of Maine at Presque Isle is taking a bold step toward college affordability and accessibility for Maine students and families, and strengthening its commitment to on-time degree completion and the needs of the Maine workforce, with the announcement today of The Way It Should Be, the state’s first comprehensive program that provides free and significantly reduced tuition for eligible Maine families. First-time, full-time college students who are Maine residents and Pell Grant-eligible will be able to take advantage of free tuition and no fees, saving them nearly $8,000 per year, while other Maine students may be eligible for $3,084 or more in financial aid packaging, which would reduce their tuition and fee costs by nearly 40 percent or more.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present Joel Berg, international hunger expert, author, and CEO of Hunger Free America, as the first guest speaker in its 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. As part of the 4th annual Maine Hunger Dialogue taking place at UMPI, Berg, the author of All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America?, will deliver the keynote address, discussing hunger in America and how the public can build the political movement necessary to end the problem once and for all. This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
After a summer “out of orbit” for re-painting, the Planet Jupiter will return to its spot in the Maine Solar System Model on Friday morning, Oct. 6. Located 5.2 miles from the Sun, which is housed at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, the planet is one of the most easily-spotted features of the Maine Solar System Model, which stretches from UMPI to Topsfield, Maine.
For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Student Organization of Social Workers (SOSW) will host a Take Back the Night event on Thursday, Oct. 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event will include a candlelight vigil and gathering, starting at Gentile Hall and finishing at South Hall. Anyone from the community is encouraged to attend this free event, which will take place rain or shine. Light refreshments will be provided.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Alumni Association recently honored an alumna with the GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) award during the University’s Convocation activities on Sept. 7.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Employer U program, which focuses on providing workforce development opportunities, will offer a two six-week courses this fall beginning Tuesday, Oct. 10, as part of the American Management Association’s University certificate program. The sessions will be held at the MMG Center for Professional Development, located on the first floor of Kelley Commons, adjacent to the Campus Center.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will mark 25 years of its Campus Center serving as a hub for student activities, community events, and cultural programs when it hosts a special celebration on Friday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. in the MPR. All university and community members are encouraged to attend this free event.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle proudly presents the percussive performance group Plastic Musik for an exhilarating night of music in a way you’ve never heard it before on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall. As seen on Season 3 of America’s Got Talent, the group will put a fun twist on some of the greatest hits of our time using all kinds of plastic, including boomwhackers, buckets, and kiddie pools. This performance serves as the main event during the University’s Homecoming 2017: Family and Friends Weekend and is free and open to the public.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present Homecoming 2017: Friends and Family Weekend on Thursday to Monday, Oct. 5-9, featuring entertainment and family-friendly activities. From a show by percussive performance group Plastic Musik to an explosive fireworks display to multiple alumni games for students and the public, all are invited to join the University for its annual Homecoming weekend.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the 230th birthday of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by partnering with WUPI 92.1 FM on a Constitution Day radio project on Monday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center. All are invited to take part in this free, interactive event.