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UMPI announces Good Neighbor Grants for western New Brunswick high schools

Graduates from high schools in western New Brunswick will be able to take advantage of a unique, tuition-saving opportunity at the University of Maine at Presque Isle beginning in Fall 2016, when the University begins offering its Good Neighbor Grants program. University and New Brunswick school officials—including the Superintendent for the Anglophone West School District David McTimoney—were on hand for a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (11 a.m. Atlantic Time) in the UMPI Admissions Office, to officially announce the new program and share details about it.

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Reed Gallery presents By the Numbers by Owen Smith

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery is proud to present By the Numbers: Multiplicity, Meaning and Art by Dr. Owen F. Smith, Correll Professor of New Media at the University of Maine, from Tuesday, Jan. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, Feb. 5 from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. Smith will conduct an Artist Talk during the reception at 5:30 p.m.

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Nominations open for 9th Young Professionals Institute

MMG Insurance and the University of Maine at Presque Isle are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the ninth annual Young Professionals Institute, running this year on Tuesdays from March 1 to April 12. The online nomination/application form is available at www.umpi.edu/ypi. The nomination deadline is Friday, Jan. 15.

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UMPI hosts FFA leadership workshop

The Maine Department of Education featured the University in a story it posted on its website about a Maine FFA Association all-day leadership workshop that brought together more than 100 middle and high school agricultural and natural resources students and teachers. The University was pleased to serve as host for the event. To read the…

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BDN features UMPI SAGE program

The University’s SAGE program [Seniors Achieving Greater Education] was featured in the Bangor Daily News in December 2015. Be sure to read the story to find out how one of our SAGE classes taught by Pam Crawford connects with the Maine Arts Commission’s Creative Aging Program.

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2nd Annual Food Fight a success

Students, faculty and staff at UMPI and Northern Maine Community College participated in a “food fight” for a cause this fall, and it resulted in thousands of pounds of food collected for Catholic Charities Maine. The institutions challenged each other to their 2nd Annual Food Fight—a food drive held between Oct. 16 and Nov. 6—in hopes of beating the total amount raised last year for the nonprofit.

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BDN features UMPI’s Ag concentration

The University’s Sustainable Agriculture concentration was featured in the Bangor Daily News in November 2015. Read the story to learn about the new concentration and how it comes at a “unique time or agriculture in Aroostook County and the state, as thousands of acres of land are underused and more young people want to farm, albeit on…

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UMPI’s Reed Art Gallery presents Scot Miller exhibit

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery will join in the 150th anniversary celebration of the publication of Henry David Thoreau’s seminal work when it presents The Maine Woods by nationally renowned photographer Scot Miller from Nov. 30 through Jan. 9. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Opening Reception and Book Signing on Dec. 1 from 5-6:30 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with Miller’s Distinguished Lecturer presentation at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center.

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UMPI SALT Team receives national recognition

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s SALT team has been nationally recognized for its work in getting UMPI students engaged in SALT, a program that helps students to become more financially savvy and better manage their money and student loans. The nonprofit organization American Student Assistance named the SALT team a “Know Your Money” award recipient for Most Creative Program. The only other program to receive this award was from Washington State University.

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