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UMPI announces Educator, Distinguished Alumni awardees

Monday, 15 September 2014

UMPI announces Educator, Distinguished Alumni awardees

The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Alumni Association will honor two alumni with awards of distinction during Homecoming 2014 activities held the Sept. 18-21 weekend. The annual alumni award presentations will be made during the Homecoming Alumni and Friends Brunch, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. in the Alumni Room, Campus Center.

Alumnus Arthur "Skip" Hanson will be honored with the Distinguished Educator Award, which is presented to an alumnus/alumna who has received ongoing recognition as an outstanding educator. This recipient may also have shown active or supportive involvement with the Alumni Association, support of the University, a successful career that reflects well on the University, and outstanding leadership qualities.

Alumna Virginia Joles will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, which is presented to an alumnus/alumna who has made long-term contributions to the Alumni Association or the University, or who has received professional recognition that has reflected positively on the University.

Nationally known organic farming expert Eliot Coleman to serve as DLS speaker

Monday, 15 September 2014

Nationally known organic farming expert Eliot Coleman to serve as DLS speaker

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce that it will kick off its 2014-2015 University Distinguished Lecturer Series with a talk by Eliot Coleman, a nationally known organic farming expert and the author of The New Organic Grower, Four Season Harvest and The Winter Harvest Handbook. Coleman will deliver his talk, Nothing Is Impossible: The Possibilities of Feeding the World, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Coleman's talk is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.

UMPI celebrates Constitution Day with presentation on constitutional rights

Monday, 15 September 2014

UMPI celebrates Constitution Day with presentation on constitutional rights

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the 227th birthday of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a special presentation delivered by Dr. Brent Andersen, an assistant professor of political science (adjunct) at the University.

On Wednesday, September 17, from 10 to 11 a.m., students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to observe Constitution Day by gathering in the University's Campus Center for the special lecture, which is titled Constitutional Rights: Past, Present, and Future. This event is free and open to the public.

UMPI receives top U.S. News and World Report rankings

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

UMPI receives top U.S. News and World Report rankings

Officials at the University of Maine at Presque Isle are pleased to announce that the institution earned four top rankings on U.S. News and World Report's 2015 Best Colleges list. In this year's annual rankings, UMPI was named among the 50 Best Regional Colleges in the North, the 15 Top Public Schools in the North, the top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with least debt, and the top 20 Best Regional Colleges in the North for Veterans.

UMPI celebrates Homecoming 2014

Monday, 08 September 2014

UMPI celebrates Homecoming 2014

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is hosting another jam-packed Homecoming celebration from Thursday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 21, offering everything from socials, performances, and athletic events to alumni games and the annual Hall of Fame dinner.

SAGE kicks off fall class offerings

Monday, 08 September 2014

SAGE kicks off fall class offerings

A University of Maine at Presque Isle program that serves local residents over 50 and believes in "learning for life" will host its fall kick-off event at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 in the Campus Center. For 17 years, Seniors Achieving Greater Education [SAGE] has brought short courses in arts, sciences, and specialty areas to the region's senior community.

UMPI hosts management courses for the fall semester

Monday, 08 September 2014

UMPI hosts management courses for the fall semester

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be offering two courses this fall beginning Monday, Sept. 22, and Wednesday, Sept. 24, respectively, as part of its American Management Association's certificate programs. The course registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 18.

Downtown groups step up as lead sponsors for Color Presque Isle 5K

Friday, 22 August 2014

Downtown groups step up as lead sponsors for Color Presque Isle 5K

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.

UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery presents Tim Gagnon exhibit

Friday, 22 August 2014

UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery presents Tim Gagnon exhibit

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.

UMPI partners with StraighterLine to offer students nationwide another affordable degree option

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

UMPI partners with StraighterLine to offer students nationwide  another affordable degree option

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.

Youth Triathlon set for UMPI September 7

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Youth Triathlon set for UMPI September 7

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.

Local couple presents major gift to support auditorium, cultural arts

Friday, 15 August 2014

Local couple presents major gift to support auditorium, cultural arts

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.

Reed Gallery presents Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

Friday, 15 August 2014

Reed Gallery presents Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

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.

Husson, UMPI sign 4+1 agreements that increase transferability

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Husson, UMPI sign 4+1 agreements that increase transferability

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.