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Wintergreen, UMPI present northern Maine’s fifth annual color-filled 5K

The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Wintergreen Arts Center are teaming up again to present one of The County’s most unique and fun-filled 5K fundraisers—the Fifth Annual Color Presque Isle 5K, where participants dress in white and get showered with colored powder throughout the course. The event, which serves as a benefit for arts programming in Presque Isle, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. starting at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

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UMPI blazes new pathway to completion with launch of flat-tuition, $2,000 per semester online Business Administration Bachelor’s degree

Officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle are pleased to announce a new degree pathway for adult learners that gives them the ability to earn their college degree in just a few years for under $10,000: a Competency Based Education Bachelor of Business Administration (CBE BBA) degree, to be offered online beginning in Fall 2017. UMPI is the first public university in New England, and one of a small number across the country, to offer such a CBE degree program.

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UMPI Professor Kevin McCartney reflects on Fulbright Award

University of Maine at Presque Isle Professor Kevin McCartney is an official Fulbright alumnus after spending nearly nine months in Szczecin, Poland as the very first Fulbright Scholar from northern Maine. During his Fulbright, McCartney undertook two large and several smaller studies connected to his research in the field of micropaleontology, delivered presentations in several Polish cities, taught a geology course, assisted student and faculty colleagues in writing English-language papers and grant proposals, and even named a new species in honor of his benefactor William Fulbright.

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UMPI biology student receives major research fellowship

Lydia Tilley, a University of Maine at Presque Isle freshman majoring in medical laboratory technology and biology, has received a prestigious national award that will allow her to conduct important research this summer and scholarly work during the next year—Tilley was awarded a 2017 American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship.

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UMPI hosts statewide conference on drone usage in agriculture and forestry

More than 70 people including Geographic Information Systems specialists, foresters, farmers, agronomists, soil scientists and college students came together for a special event put on by the Maine GIS User Group [MEGUG] on Friday, June 16 at the University of Maine at Presque Isle to learn about “Applications of UAVs/Drones and LiDAR in Agriculture and Forestry.”

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UMPI alumna presents playwriting masterclass for children

Darci Faye, a recent graduate of the University of Maine at Presque Isle and director/founder of Broadway Kids in The County, is hosting an exciting opportunity for Aroostook County children who are aspiring playwrights and theater enthusiasts. Presque Isle native and acclaimed playwright John Cariani will teach a Playwriting Masterclass on Sunday, June 25, at the Aroostook Centre Mall in Presque Isle, in the former FYE store space.

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University announces 2017 graduates

One hundred and seventy-nine students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the 2016-2017 academic year. On Saturday, May 13, during the 2017 Commencement Exercises, the University’s 108th Commencement, President Ray Rice conferred degrees upon 125 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.

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