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School mascot finds his way home

Thursday, 02 October 2014

School mascot finds his way home

After a four-generation-long absence, an old, sawdust-stuffed friend has returned home to the University of Maine at Presque Isle thanks to a family with strong connections to the institution.

DaPonte String Quartet to perform Oct. 2

Friday, 19 September 2014

DaPonte String Quartet to perform Oct. 2

The DaPonte String Quartet—which has appeared on stages in France, Scotland, Canada, and extensively throughout the U.S., and has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning—will perform an evening concert at the University of Maine at Presque on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Wieden Hall auditorium. This event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Gentile Hall hosts 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness event

Friday, 19 September 2014

Gentile Hall hosts 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness event

The staff at the University of Maine at Presque Isle's health and wellness facility are partnering with The Aroostook Medical Center to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October with the 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Women's Expo. The event will focus on breast cancer prevention and early detection, healthy living, stress relief and celebrating life. The Breast Cancer Awareness Women's Expo will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 6–9 p.m. at Gentile Hall. This event is free and campus and community members of all ages are invited to attend.

UMPI hosts 4th Annual Make-A-Wish Walk

Friday, 19 September 2014

UMPI hosts 4th Annual Make-A-Wish Walk

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host a Make-A-Wish Walk on Thursday, Sept. 25 starting at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. This event is sponsored and organized by the Dean of Students Office. Check-in and on-site registration begins at 6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. This event is free and open to the public.

Gentile Hall offers Week of Wellness Sept. 23-25

Friday, 19 September 2014

Gentile Hall offers Week of Wellness Sept. 23-25

The staff at the University of Maine at Presque Isle's health and wellness facility are celebrating a Week of Wellness next week, between Wednesday and Friday, Sept. 23 and 25, and are pleased to invite campus and community members of all ages to take part in fun and free activities focused on healthy living. The event is sponsored in part by Cary Medical Center's Healthy YOU program, and is free and open to the public. Free prizes and snacks will be provided throughout the three-day event.

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.