Sept. 1, 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of Martha, the last remaining passenger pigeon, dying in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo. To commemorate this important anniversary, the University of Maine at Presque Isle is hosting a display in Folsom Hall in an effort to bring awareness for endangered animals and how quickly they can become extinct.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery will present Antarctica by world-renowned photographer John Paul Caponigro from Oct. 20 through Nov. 30, 2014. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show's run and attend the Opening Reception and Book Signing on Oct. 21 from 5:30-6:45 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with Caponigro’s Distinguished Lecturer presentation at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center.
In partnership with Hope and Justice Project, the University of Maine at Presque Isle will host a Take Back the Night event, which will include a survivor speak-out and candlelight vigil, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room. The community is invited to attend and be a part of this important event.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce that John Paul Caponigro, a world renowned master of digital printing and photography, will serve as the next speaker in its 2014-2015 Distinguished Lecturer Series. Presented by Canon USA's Explorer of Light program, Caponigro will deliver his talk Antarctica on Tuesday, Oct. 21 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.
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and Northern Maine Community College are participating in a "food fight" like no other in honor of Hunger Action Month. The institutions challenged each other to their 1st Annual Food Fight—a food drive being held between Sept. 19 and Oct. 3—to help stock the shelves at local food pantries.
Local kids are invited to join the Physical Education majors from the University of Maine at Presque Isle for the 20th semi-annual Fit and Fun Day. Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Oct. 18, at UMPI's Gentile Hall. Free registration begins at 9 a.m., with games and activities to follow.
Two academic programs at the University of Maine at Presque Isle are again joining forces this fall to provide the campus and community with an innovative way to explore the world of science. The Environmental Studies and Sustainability and the Biology programs are hosting a lunchtime seminar series that will provide a forum to present scientific research conducted by UMPI students and faculty as well as other local and regional scientists.
A University of Maine at Presque Isle student is shining a spotlight on efforts to 'raise the next generation of female political leaders' by organizing a live stream screening of a film aimed at getting more women involved in politics. The screening of the film Raising Ms. President, which is part of a nationwide event, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in Folsom Hall, Room 105. This event is free and the public is invited to attend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.