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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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Aroostook Youth Triathlon set for Saturday, June 17

An event designed for young athletes who enjoy swimming, biking, and running is approaching. The Aroostook Youth Triathlon will be held on the campus of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The triathlon, presented by The Aroostook Medical Center, UMPI, SAD#1 Adult Education and University Credit Union, is scheduled for Saturday, June 17.

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UMPI student, MMG Insurance receive Maine Campus Compact Awards

A University of Maine at Presque Isle student and a locally-headquartered insurance company that partners closely with the University on workforce development efforts were honored recently during the Maine Campus Compact Awards as part of the coalition’s annual awards ceremony held in Portland on April 26. Alexandra DesRuisseaux received the Heart and Soul Student Award and MMG Insurance was honored with the inaugural Corporate Partner of the Year Award.

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UMPI students collaborate with TAMC on writing project

Students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle recently collaborated with TAMC’s Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill on a unique writing project that took them out of the classroom. This spring, three students from Dr. Deborah Hodgkins’ Creative Nonfiction Workshop course—Virginia White, Megan King, and Melissa Lizotte—travelled to TAMC’s long term care facility to interview patients about their life experiences so they could write biographical profile stories based on the interviews.

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UMPI, Red Cross to host Super Blood Drive

The American Red Cross and the University of Maine at Presque Isle are teaming up to pull off the University’s 10th “Super” Blood Drive this summer, the time of year when the need for blood increases. The Super Blood Drive will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 in the Campus Center’s MPR.

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