The University of Maine at Presque Isle is hosting another jam-packed Homecoming celebration from Friday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 25, offering everything from a reunion concert by Too Far North and a new triathlon race to socials, athletic events, alumni games and the annual Hall of Fame dinner. Alums are slated to return to campus from across the country and as far away as Australia for this year's Homecoming weekend.
University of Maine at Presque Isle President Don Zillman announced Friday that he will resign at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year and return full time to academic pursuits. He has served as UMPI's president since 2006.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will welcome Mark Anderson of the University of Maine for a talk on sustainability on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the GIS Lab (Folsom 201). The talk is being hosted by UMPI's Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program and the UMPI EPSCoR grant project.
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 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 in the Campus Center.
Seniors Achieving Greater Education [SAGE] has worked for more than a decade to bring short courses in arts, sciences, and specialty areas to the region's senior community. SAGE is one of 17 senior colleges in the Maine Senior College Network, and one of two senior colleges north of Bangor.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to host one of its Emeritus faculty members, Dr. Richard Shain Cohen, for a reading and book signing on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Normal Hall Faculty Lounge. Light refreshments will be served and the community is invited to attend.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host its 16th annual Community and Club Fair on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Multipurpose Room.
For the past 16 years, the University has kicked off the academic year with this event, which allows campus clubs and organizations to showcase and promote their groups to the student body and the community.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery will present the exhibition Landscape – Love & Longing from September 11 through October 22, bringing to Maine the work of artist Jennifer Pazienza, Professor of Art Education at the University of New Brunswick. The public is invited to attend the exhibition's opening reception, to be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 2-4 p.m.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Geospatial Information Technology Center has received a grant totaling $29,000 from the Quimby Family Foundation to complete non-motorized trail mapping efforts in the region using GIS and GPS technology. Dr. Chunzeng Wang, director of UMPI's GIS Laboratory and grant project coordinator, was presented with the grant by Quimby Family Foundation member and Burt's Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby during a grant recipient luncheon held at Harraseeket Inn in Freeport on Aug. 26.
Community members and education officials gathered on Thursday, Sept. 1 for the Houlton Higher Education Center's 10th anniversary celebration, which included an open house and an official program that marked the Center's first decade of providing close-to-home educational opportunities for the region.
College students in Korea soon will be using a textbook co-authored by a University of Maine at Presque Isle professor as part of their coursework when the book Clinical Laboratory Chemistry is published in Korean.
Dr. Linda Graves, Medical Laboratory Technology professor at UMPI, and her co-author Robert Sunheimer of the State University of New York, had their book published last summer by Pearson. The textbook was the third publication for Dr. Graves, but this is the first time any of her books have been translated into another language.
The Houlton Higher Education Center will mark its first decade of serving the community and providing close-to-home educational opportunities during a special 10th anniversary celebration and open house on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
U.S. Congressman Michael H. Michaud will serve as the keynote speaker during the official program, which gets underway at 1 p.m. The program also will include a Native blessing and the unveiling of a new granite installation at the building's entrance.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the 224th birthday of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a unique "Living History" lecture delivered by UMPI political science lecturer Dr. Brent Andersen.
On Friday, September 16, from Noon to 1 p.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 Becoming America: Alexander Hamilton Recalls America's Journey from The Declaration of Independence to the Constitution of the United States.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Foundation has received a generous $30,000 gift for two scholarships to be established in Dr. Kenneth Petress' name. Dr. Petress was a Professor Emeritus of Communication with the University. The gift was presented this summer by Dr. Richard Asam, Professor Emeritus of Communication, a long-time colleague of Dr. Petress and the executor of his estate.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will hold an opening reception for its newest exhibition entitled Me & Some Friends in conjunction with Presque Isle's First Friday Art Walk on Friday, August 5 from 5-7 p.m. in the University's Reed Art Gallery.
This impromptu exhibition will display works of art from 14 area artists and friends of UMPI Gallery Director Sandra Huck. Huck said an empty slot in the Reed Gallery schedule created the perfect opportunity for friends to pull together an exciting and creative exhibition.
Riverside Park in Downtown Presque Isle will once again be filled with music on Sunday afternoons this summer as the City of Presque Isle, the Presque Isle Downtown Revitalization Committee and the University of Maine at Presque Isle host the Fourth Annual "Music in the Park" Series.
This year's music series kicked off on Sunday, July 10 and will continue with concerts on Sunday, July 17, 24 and Aug. 7, 2011.
The free concert series, which attracted average crowd sizes of about 200 people per show last year, includes shows ranging from Peruvian music to African drumming. Each Sunday afternoon performance features a main act as well as an opening act, giving the community a chance to hear some of the region's finest up and coming local singers and musicians.