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UMPI hosts Volleyball Camp for youth

Wednesday, 03 July 2013

UMPI hosts Volleyball Camp for youth

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Volleyball team will host a Volleyball Camp from July 22 to 26 for students in grades 6-12, providing an opportunity for area players to jumpstart their volley-ball season. UMPI's own volleyball coach Mark Kornachuk and 2013 campus volleyball players will provide training in Wieden Gymnasium.

University hosts Art Camp for kids

Tuesday, 02 July 2013

University hosts Art Camp for kids

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host its 2nd annual Art Camp, providing local kids with opportunities for artistic expression in all sorts of mediums, from clay to music to mime. Especially for students currently in grades 2-7, this year's Art Camp will take place from Monday, Aug. 12 to Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 in Folsom 105. Registration deadline for the camp is July 11.

UMPI Art Camp will offer classes in mime, musical composition, watercolor, acrylic, clay, and optical design. According to Art Camp Director Heather Nunez, there's something for kids of all artistic backgrounds.

UMPI, Wintergreen partner on Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

UMPI, Wintergreen partner on  Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts

UMPI to establish downtown gallery, art studios at 149 State St.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will soon have a physical presence in downtown Presque Isle as part of a major project to establish the region's very first facility dedicated to the visual arts. UMPI officials are partnering with the Wintergreen Arts Center on this project that not only supports the region's growing arts community and efforts to spur economic development, but also encourages innovation in academic and community education.

University announces 2013 graduates

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

University announces 2013 graduates

Two hundred and nineteen students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the 2012-2013 academic year. On Saturday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. during the 2013 Commencement Exercises, the University's 104th Commencement, President Linda Schott conferred degrees upon 145 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.

UMPI celebrates 10th anniversary of Maine Solar System Model

Friday, 14 June 2013

UMPI celebrates 10th anniversary of Maine Solar System Model

Officials mark milestone with proposed expansion

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Maine Solar System Model celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday with a short press conference and the announcement of a proposed expansion into Canada, which would make it the very first international model on record. The Maine Solar System Model was formally dedicated on June 14, 2003, after four years of construction.

UMPI, Red Cross to host Super Blood Drive

Monday, 10 June 2013

UMPI, Red Cross to host Super Blood Drive

The American Red Cross and the University of Maine at Presque Isle's Residence Life Office are teaming up to pull off the University's sixth "Super" Blood Drive this summer, the time of year when the need for blood increases.

The Super Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24 in the Gentile Hall Gymnasium. The event is being sponsored by the University and cosponsored by Pat's Pizza, Big Cheese Pizza, Country Farm's Market, and Wal-Mart.

University of Maine at Presque Isle establishes Tobacco-Free Campus

Monday, 10 June 2013

University of Maine at Presque Isle establishes Tobacco-Free Campus

University of Maine at Presque Isle officials held a press conference on Monday, June 3 at the Campus Center to officially announce a major effort to provide a healthy and productive work and learning environment for students, employees and visitors—its move to a Tobacco-Free Campus.

UMPI President Linda Schott was joined by members of the University Senate, Student Senate and the campus Health and Wellness Committee in providing details about UMPI becoming tobacco-free, an effort that has been years in the making.

UMPI grad credits faculty, staff as he prepares for med school

Monday, 10 June 2013

UMPI grad credits faculty, staff as he prepares for med school

For Jonathan Stormer, heading to medical school this fall isn't just about pursuing his dreams, it's a symbol of his very unusual path to an undergraduate degree and the strong support he received from UMPI faculty and staff members along the way.

Stormer has crammed a lot of work into a short two and a half years to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a pre-med concentration. But this effort was more than a decade in the making.

UMPI Art Professor exhibits at national art festival

Monday, 10 June 2013

UMPI Art Professor exhibits at national art festival

New work by UMPI Assistant Professor of Fine Art Heather Sincavage was on display during the Mayfair Festival of the Arts, a national multidisciplinary arts festival held in late May in Allentown, Penn. that welcomes about 50,000 attendees each year.

University of Maine at Presque Isle presents reading with Cathie Pelletier

Friday, 24 May 2013

University of Maine at Presque Isle presents reading with Cathie Pelletier

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present a special evening with award-winning writer Cathie Pelletier on Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in the UMPI Library, when it hosts a reading and book signing for her long-anticipated new novel The One-Way Bridge.

Pelletier's tenth novel, published by Sourcebooks, returns readers to the logging town of Mattagash, the scene of several of her novels including The Funeral Makers and The Weight of Winter. The June 3 reading, which will include a reception featuring light refreshments and wine available through a cash bar, is part of The One-Way Bridge national book tour.

University of Maine at Presque Isle hosts 104th Commencement

Monday, 20 May 2013

University of Maine at Presque Isle hosts 104th Commencement

Two hundred and nineteen students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, May 18, during the 2013 Commencement Exercises – the University's 104th Commencement ceremony. President Linda Schott conferred degrees for the 2012-2013 academic year upon 145 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.

John Cariani, the accomplished playwright and award-winning actor, addressed the graduates as this year's commencement speaker. During the graduation event, Cariani was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree.

Aging Well Living Well EXPO takes place at UMPI, celebrates seniors

Monday, 20 May 2013

Aging Well Living Well EXPO takes place at UMPI, celebrates seniors

The Aroostook Agency on Aging presents the Aging Well Living Well EXPO at the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The agency is partnering with the United Way of Aroostook, AARP, WAGM-TV, UMPI, and SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education) on the event, which also serves as a celebration of SAGE's 15th anniversary.

The EXPO is especially for people nearing retirement, who are retired, or who want to improve their health and well-being. The EXPO will include informative sessions and event exhibitors sharing products and information to help attendees improve their quality of life and maintain their independence.