Two groups who are working to improve the viability and vitality of Presque Isle's downtown area have stepped up to serve as lead sponsors for the Color Presque Isle 5K. The Presque Isle Downtown Revitalization Committee [PIDRC] and Presque Isle Healthy Maine Streets [PIHMS] program are teaming up to provide strong support for the event, which is raising money for arts programming in downtown Presque Isle. Officials representing the lead sponsors and Color Presque Isle event gathered on Aug. 22 for a check presentation ceremony at the Wintergreen Arts Center.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery will present How I See What Surrounds Me by Tim Gagnon from Sept. 1 through Oct. 11, 2014. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show's run and attend the Opening Reception on Sept. 5 from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk. The Reed Gallery will hold a Gallery Talk with Gagnon at 5:30 p.m.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle has partnered with StraighterLine, a leading provider of affordable, flexible and transferrable online college courses, to give students across the nation another affordable pathway to its 30 liberal arts and professional degree programs. The University strives to be the region's premier learning institution and is committed to providing a high quality education at an affordable cost.
Anticipation is building for the 2014 REDY...Set...Let's Go! Youth Triathlon as the on-line registration site is live for the third annual event aimed at getting kids to be more active.
The youth triathlon, a collaboration of TAMC, Aroostook County Action Program's (ACAP) Healthy Aroostook, and the University of Maine at Presque Isle, can accommodate over 100 children.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce that a local couple has stepped forward with a major gift to assist the campus in its efforts to promote the cultural arts in Aroostook County and to serve as a cultural hub for the region.
Ray and Sandy Gauvin of Mapleton, well-known for their many County endeavors including the Aroostook Aspirations Initiative, have gifted the University a 75-acre woodlot and building located at 640 State Road in Mapleton. The couple also is donating all of its maple syrup production equipment to the University.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery presents the 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, featuring selected works created by five graduating UMPI art students, through August 17.
The Reed Fine Art Gallery has presented a Senior Thesis Exhibition each year for the last seven years as an opportunity for young and upcoming artists in northern Maine to showcase their work to the public and to provide a forum for them to discuss their art.
Officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle and Husson University held a signing ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 13, in UMPI's Alumni Room, finalizing two articulation agreements that increase transferability for UMPI students who want to continue their education in two of Husson's master's degree programs—its Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and its Master of Business Administration.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Wintergreen Arts Center are teaming up to present one of The County's most unique and fun-filled 5K fundraisers—the Second 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 downtown Presque Isle, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. starting at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
University is one of 66 Our Town projects selected nationwide for arts-based community development investment
The University of Maine at Presque Isle has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to assist in the creation of the region's very first facility dedicated to the visual arts. The University has been working with the Wintergreen Arts Center, the City of Presque Isle, building owners, and several other partners to transform 149 State Street into the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts.
Officials with the University of Maine at Presque are working with the nation's top Competency-Based Education leaders—to establish shared guiding principles for the learning approach and offer recommendations that will help other institutions develop competency-based degree programs of their own—after being selected as one of only 20 institutions nationwide to participate in the Competency-Based Education Network [C-BEN].
The University of Maine at Presque Isle honored several employees for their years of service during the annual Employee Recognition Reception held on May 15. Twenty-five employees were recognized for their combined 490 years of service to the University. Employees were honored with various tokens of appreciation, from clocks to framed art.