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Dave Mallett offers coffeehouse-style concert at UMPI

Folk singer-songwriter Dave Mallett returns to the University of Maine at Presque Isle for a special coffeehouse-style performance at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, in the Campus Center. Accompanied by his band, Mallett will perform songs from his new album Celebration, as well as works from his decades-long career. All are invited to attend this event; donations will be accepted at the door to go toward future cultural arts programming.

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5th Annual Safe Homes run/walk taking place at UMPI

The University of Maine at Presque will serve as the host site of the 5th Annual Safe Homes Aroostook “Move to End Homelessness” 5K fundraiser on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 1 p.m. The 5K fun run/walk, a timed event that will be held rain or shine, will start and end at Gentile Hall and wind along the city’s sidewalks and bike path. Pre-registration check-in and same-day registration will begin at Noon.

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UMPI Art Program hosts Empty Bowls fundraiser

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Art Program is taking a turn at the pottery wheel to help fight hunger on a local scale. The program, with the assistance of students and local ceramicists, will create and sell unique handmade bowls—with funds raised going to a local soup kitchen—as part of the region’s fourth Empty Bowls fundraiser, taking place on Thursday, April 27, from 6-8 p.m. in the Sargent Family Community Center (Presque Isle Recreation Center).

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UMPI’s Studio 923 hosts Trash to Fashion Show ahead of Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, aspiring local designers will elevate recycled materials into high fashion when the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Studio 923 Art Club hosts its 2nd Annual Trash to Fashion Show on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this event, which has a suggested $5 ticket price.

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UMPI students take alternative spring break

University of Maine at Presque Isle students put a brand new spin on their Spring Break this year, using the week generally associated with beach parties to explore experiential learning opportunities. For the very first time, a group composed of six UMPI students and two staff members participated in an “Alternative Spring Break” funded by the Student Government Association.

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UMPI hosts spring management courses

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Employer U program, which focuses on providing workforce development opportunities for the region, will offer two six-week courses this spring beginning Tuesday, April 25, as part of its American Management Association’s University certificate program. Each 20-hour course will be offered in the new MMG Center for Professional Development, located on the first floor of Kelley Commons, adjacent to the Campus Center.

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UMPI’s Distinguished Lecturer Series presents author, national poverty expert Dr. Donna M. Beegle

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to present Dr. Donna M. Beegle, a nationally renowned public speaker, author, and national poverty expert as the last speaker in its 2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series. Her talk, which will also serve as the keynote address for UMPI’s 16th Annual University Day, focuses on nationwide poverty and her experiences with the issue. This event will take place on Tuesday, April 11, 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.

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