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University announces 2014 graduates

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

University announces 2014 graduates

Two hundred and ten students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the 2013-2014 academic year. On Saturday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. during the 2014 Commencement Exercises, the University's 105th Commencement, President Linda Schott conferred degrees upon 137 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.

UMPI releases Dean’s List for Spring 2014

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

UMPI releases Dean’s List for Spring 2014

Two hundred and ninety-eight students at the University of Maine at Presque have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester, according to Dr. Ray Rice, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

UMPI, Red Cross to host Super Blood Drive

Monday, 16 June 2014

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 seventh "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 30 in the Gentile Hall Gymnasium. The event is being sponsored by the University and cosponsored by Pat's Pizza, Big Cheese Pizza, Wal-Mart, and Country Farm's Market.

University of Maine at Presque Isle hosts 105th Commencement

Thursday, 12 June 2014

University of Maine at Presque Isle hosts 105th Commencement

Two hundred and thirteen students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, May 17, during the 2014 Commencement Exercises – the University's 105th Commencement ceremony. President Linda Schott conferred degrees for the 2013-2014 academic year upon 138 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.

UMPI Online English Major travels 1,450 miles to march in graduation

Friday, 16 May 2014

UMPI Online English Major travels 1,450 miles to march in graduation

The road to a college degree can be long for many college students, but it usually doesn't involve a 1,450-mile, three-day road trip each way with a spouse and three kids in tow. But that's exactly the journey that University of Maine at Presque Isle Online English major Heather Herbert and her family are taking—from their home in Cumming, Georgia, which is north of Atlanta, to Presque Isle—so she can receive her Bachelor's degree in person.

TRiO College Access Services receives grant from Maine EPSCoR

Friday, 16 May 2014

TRiO College Access Services receives grant from Maine EPSCoR

High school sophomores in TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Maine at Presque Isle will have the opportunity to participate in a two-week learning experience on climate change as a part of the summer residential program thanks to a $3,000 mini-grant from the Maine Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research [EPSCoR].

Ellis Paul to perform at UMPI May 18

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Ellis Paul to perform at UMPI May 18

A nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter who has spent more than 20 years touring as a musician, and who just happens to call Presque Isle his hometown, will present a special performance in May at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Ellis Paul will present a benefit concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in the Campus Center. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $20 at the door.

Nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Ellis Paul to speak during UMPI’s 105th Commencement Exercises

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Ellis Paul  to speak during UMPI’s 105th Commencement Exercises

President Linda Schott has announced that Ellis Paul—a national acclaimed singer-songwriter who hails from Presque Isle and has spent more than 20 years touring as a musician—will deliver the commencement address during the University of Maine at Presque Isle's 105th Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 17. During the event, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree will be presented to Paul.

UMPI announces major gift, establishment of Bernard Langlais Collection

Friday, 25 April 2014

UMPI announces major gift, establishment of Bernard Langlais Collection

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has become the premiere research facility for art lovers and scholars who want to study the artistic process of acclaimed sculptor Bernard Langlais after receiving a gift of more than 800 Langlais art pieces from the Kohler Foundation, Inc. UMPI officials announced the major gift and the establishment of the Langlais Study Collection during a press conference held on April 24 in the Reed Fine Art Gallery.

UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery presents special Bernard Langlais exhibit

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery presents special Bernard Langlais exhibit

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery will present Bernard Langlais: The Man Behind the Owls, an exhibition of the acclaimed Maine sculptor, from May 2 through June 21, 2014. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show's run and attend the Opening Reception on May 2 from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk. Curator of the collection and Reed Gallery Director Heather Sincavage will hold a Gallery Talk at 5:30 p.m.

UMPI and Wintergreen Arts Center prepare for “12x12” art auction

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

UMPI and Wintergreen Arts Center prepare for “12x12” art auction

Another May is fast approaching and the University of Maine at Presque Isle and Wintergreen Arts Center are making their final preparations for the Third Annual 12x12 Art Auction. The auction will feature original works from approximately 50 artists from Aroostook County, the nation, and Canada. 12x12—a fundraiser that will help officials support arts programming in the downtown—will be held Friday, May 2, from 6-9 p.m. at the Wintergreen Arts Center during the May 2014 First Friday Art Walk. The community is invited to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be served.

2nd Annual Safe Homes run/walk to end homelessness

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

2nd Annual Safe Homes run/walk to end homelessness

The University of Maine at Presque will host the 2nd Annual Safe Homes Aroostook "Move to End Homelessness" fundraiser on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 1-5 p.m. The 5K fun run/walk, which will be held rain or shine, will start and end at Gentile Hall and wind along the city's sidewalks and bike path.

Upcountry hosts launch party for Winter 2014 issue

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Upcountry hosts launch party for Winter 2014 issue

The staff of the University of Maine at Presque Isle's literary journal is celebrating the publication of its latest issue with an official Upcountry Reading and Launch Party at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 in the Normal Hall Faculty Lounge.

Documentary filmmaker to speak about The Blue Brain Project

Sunday, 06 April 2014

Documentary filmmaker to speak about The Blue Brain Project

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce the next speaker in its 2013-2014 University Distinguished Lecturer Series—Noah Hutton, a documentary filmmaker and neuroscience enthusiast who will deliver a talk titled Engaging Minds: The Blue Brain Project and the Race to Understand the Human Brain on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. His talk is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.