bird-watching.jpg
UMPI Seal

UMPI Baseball Team Says NO MORE to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Monday, 27 April 2015

UMPI Baseball Team Says NO MORE to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

When the University of Maine at Presque Isle Baseball team takes the field at Husson University for their game against Newbury on Sunday, you might notice something a little different about their players. The UMPI players will be wearing eye-black, but not just any eye-black. The players will be sporting eye-black with the words "NO MORE," because the team has dedicated this game to saying "no more" to domestic violence and sexual assault.

UMPI hosts Empty Bowls fundraiser

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

UMPI hosts Empty Bowls fundraiser

The University of Maine at Presque's Ceramics I & II class invites County residents to attend the area's second Empty Bowls fundraiser, which gives participants the opportunity to purchase unique homemade bowls and enjoy cups of soup, all to benefit Martha and Mary's Soup Kitchen. The Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held at the William V. Haskell Community Center (Presque Isle Recreation Center) on Tuesday, April 28 from 6-8 p.m. Doors will open and bowls will officially go on sale at 6 p.m.

Newell to give classical piano concert at UMPI

Friday, 17 April 2015

Newell to give classical piano concert at UMPI

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.

Reed Gallery presents Human Form: a student curatorial project

Friday, 17 April 2015

Reed Gallery presents Human Form: a student curatorial project

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.

Pullen Gallery features 2015 Fine Art Senior Thesis Exhibitions

Monday, 13 April 2015

Pullen Gallery features 2015 Fine Art Senior Thesis Exhibitions

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.

University Players to perform The Big Meal

Saturday, 11 April 2015

University Players to perform The Big Meal

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.

UMPI to celebrate 14th annual University Day

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

UMPI to celebrate 14th annual University Day

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.

UMPI’s Distinguished Lecturer Series presents award-winning documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

UMPI’s Distinguished Lecturer Series presents award-winning documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt

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.

Tarpey to receive Distinguished Recent Alumni Award

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Tarpey to receive Distinguished Recent Alumni Award

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.

A cappella group Eh440 takes stage at UMPI

Sunday, 29 March 2015

A cappella group Eh440 takes stage at UMPI

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.

University hosts Career, Job & Grad School Fair

Sunday, 29 March 2015

University hosts Career, Job & Grad School Fair

With approximately 25 businesses and governmental agencies from across the region and throughout the state planning to participate, the University of Maine at Presque Isle is preparing to host its Career, Job & Grad School Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in the Campus Center.

UMPI recognized again by Maine Tobacco-Free College Network

Sunday, 29 March 2015

UMPI recognized again by Maine Tobacco-Free College Network

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.

UMPI, local organizations partner to host Brain Awareness Week celebration

Monday, 16 March 2015

UMPI, local organizations partner to host Brain Awareness Week celebration

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.

UMPI’s College of Education rolls out new program for Ed Techs

Monday, 16 March 2015

UMPI’s College of Education rolls out new program for Ed Techs

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.