Live classical music returns to the University of Maine at Presque Isle when contemporary classical composer and pianist John Newell plays in the Campus Center on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Presented by the UMPI Cultural Arts Committee, this special night of music is free and community members are invited to attend. Donations will be accepted at the door to support future cultural arts activities.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery will present the student curatorial project, Human Form, from May 1 through June 13, 2015. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show's run and attend the Opening Reception on May 1 from 5- 7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. A Curator's Talk will take place at 5:30 p.m. during the reception.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle Fine Art Program faculty members are pleased to announce the four solo exhibitions developed through the 2015 Fine Art Senior Thesis Exhibition course. The series of exhibitions will be hosted in the Pullen Art Gallery starting in April and continuing through May.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle's newly re-formed University Players theater club is proud to present its first production—the dramatic comedy The Big Meal. Shows will be presented Friday through Sunday, April 24 to 26, in the Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room. The Friday and Saturday shows will take place at 7 p.m.; the Sunday show at 5 p.m. Admission is free with an UMPI ID, and, for the general public, there is a $5 suggested donation.
From social media and wage equity to food scarcity and the power of persuasion, students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle will showcase their academic research, scholarly work and community service on Wednesday, April 15, during University Day. The theme of this year's event is Transformers: Students Changing The World.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to present Byron Hurt, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, and anti-sexist activist, as the next speaker in the 2014-2015 Distinguished Lecturer Series. His talk will focus on his most popular documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has been broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens. His talk, which also serves as the keynote address for UMPI's 14th Annual University Day, will take place on Tuesday, April 14, 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.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Alumni Board of Directors has announced that Robert "Bob" Tarpey, an Athletic Trainer for the Toronto Blue Jays organization, has been named the recipient of its 2015 Distinguished Recent Alumni Award. Tarpey will be presented with the award during the University Day luncheon at Noon on Wednesday, April 15, in the Campus Center.
Eh440, an award-winning, Toronto-based a cappella group that bills itself as "5 voices, 0 instruments, and 1 new amazing sound" will take the stage at the University of Maine at Presque Isle's Auditorium at Wieden Hall on Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. This night of musical harmony is free and open to the public.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle was recently recognized by the Maine Tobacco-Free College Network with a Gold Award as part of its Gold Star Standards of Excellence Recognition Program. The program celebrates the efforts of Maine institutions of higher education to address tobacco use on their campuses. This is the second time the University has received a Gold Award.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is partnering with two community organizations—the Wintergreen Arts Center and TAMC—to celebrate Brain Awareness Week [BAW] in March. There are two main components to the region's Fifth Annual Brain Awareness Week festivities: a children's Brain Art Contest with community judging that took place on Friday, March 6, and a Celebration of the Brain event taking place on Thursday, March 26.
Educational Technicians in Maine have the unique opportunity to complete their student teaching right in the classrooms where they are already working thanks to a new program provided by the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
The new K-8 Student Teaching Opportunity for Qualifying, Employed Educational Technicians, offered by UMPI's College of Education, received approval from the Maine Department of Education's Certification Division last semester, and six candidates already have taken advantage of the opportunity—one in Aroostook County, and five more in central, southern and western Maine.