The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to present Jim Keady, a nationally renowned educator, activist, and filmmaker, as the last speaker in its 2015-2016 Distinguished Lecturer Series. During his talk, Behind the Swoosh, Keady will focus on sweatshops and social justice as he share stories of his decade-and-a-half-long efforts to end sweatshop abuses. His presentation, which also serves as the keynote address for UMPI’s 15th Annual University Day, will take place on Tuesday, April 19, 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.
From “response to intervention” strategies and the Maine State Lottery to antibiotic resistant genes and women redefining culture, students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle will showcase their academic research, scholarly work and community service on Wednesday, April 20, during University Day. The theme of this year’s event is Disrupting the Status Quo.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Studio 923 Art Club will be hosting its very first Trash to Fashion Show on Earth Day, April 22, 2016. The show, to be held at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium in Wieden Hall, will feature the fashion design skills of students and community members in a runway show. All creations are made exclusively from recycled materials. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this event; there is a suggested $5 ticket price.
The sounds of Afro-Latin drumming will fill the Auditorium in Wieden Hall when the University of Maine at Presque Isle presents Michael Wingfield on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations for future cultural arts programming will be accepted at the door.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Pullen Art Gallery will host a special exhibition in April featuring the work of photography students. The Student Photography Exhibition will be on display from April 1 to 22, with an opening reception on Friday, April 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. during the April First Friday Art Walk. All are invited to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be available.
The Presque Isle Community Players will present “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn, April 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of Wieden Hall at the University of Maine at Presque isle. “Noises Off” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Joe Zubrick will direct the play and the cast…
UMPI’s Cross Country team will host its 36th Annual Spring Runoff 5K Road Race on Saturday, April 9, at Wieden Gymnasium. The event will be open to walkers and runners, with walkers starting at 9:30 a.m. and runners and relay (3-person) starting at 10 a.m. T-shirts will be given out to the first 60 entrants,…
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the publication of adjunct faculty member Anthony Dolan Scott’s new poetry collection with a reading and book signing with the poet on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. The public is invited to attend this special event, which will include a reception featuring light refreshments, and wine available through a cash bar.
“America’s top Irish folk group” Makem & Spain pays a visit to the University of Maine at Presque Isle for a night of music in precise, three-part harmonies on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Admission is free but donations for future cultural arts programming will be accepted at the door.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is welcoming three new employees this Spring 2016 semester.