The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Wintergreen Arts Center are teaming up to present one of The County's most unique and fun-filled 5K fundraisers—the Second Annual Color Presque Isle 5K, where participants dress in white and get showered with colored powder throughout the course. The event, which serves as a benefit for arts programming in downtown Presque Isle, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. starting at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
University is one of 66 Our Town projects selected nationwide for arts-based community development investment
The University of Maine at Presque Isle has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to assist in the creation of the region's very first facility dedicated to the visual arts. The University has been working with the Wintergreen Arts Center, the City of Presque Isle, building owners, and several other partners to transform 149 State Street into the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts.
Officials with the University of Maine at Presque are working with the nation's top Competency-Based Education leaders—to establish shared guiding principles for the learning approach and offer recommendations that will help other institutions develop competency-based degree programs of their own—after being selected as one of only 20 institutions nationwide to participate in the Competency-Based Education Network [C-BEN].
The University of Maine at Presque Isle honored several employees for their years of service during the annual Employee Recognition Reception held on May 15. Twenty-five employees were recognized for their combined 490 years of service to the University. Employees were honored with various tokens of appreciation, from clocks to framed art.
Two hundred and ten students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the 2013-2014 academic year. On Saturday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. during the 2014 Commencement Exercises, the University's 105th Commencement, President Linda Schott conferred degrees upon 137 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.
The American Red Cross and the University of Maine at Presque Isle's Residence Life Office are teaming up to pull off the University's seventh "Super" Blood Drive this summer, the time of year when the need for blood increases.
The Super Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30 in the Gentile Hall Gymnasium. The event is being sponsored by the University and cosponsored by Pat's Pizza, Big Cheese Pizza, Wal-Mart, and Country Farm's Market.
Two hundred and thirteen students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, May 17, during the 2014 Commencement Exercises – the University's 105th Commencement ceremony. President Linda Schott conferred degrees for the 2013-2014 academic year upon 138 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.
The road to a college degree can be long for many college students, but it usually doesn't involve a 1,450-mile, three-day road trip each way with a spouse and three kids in tow. But that's exactly the journey that University of Maine at Presque Isle Online English major Heather Herbert and her family are taking—from their home in Cumming, Georgia, which is north of Atlanta, to Presque Isle—so she can receive her Bachelor's degree in person.
High school sophomores in TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Maine at Presque Isle will have the opportunity to participate in a two-week learning experience on climate change as a part of the summer residential program thanks to a $3,000 mini-grant from the Maine Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research [EPSCoR].
A nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter who has spent more than 20 years touring as a musician, and who just happens to call Presque Isle his hometown, will present a special performance in May at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Ellis Paul will present a benefit concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in the Campus Center. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $20 at the door.
President Linda Schott has announced that Ellis Paul—a national acclaimed singer-songwriter who hails from Presque Isle and has spent more than 20 years touring as a musician—will deliver the commencement address during the University of Maine at Presque Isle's 105th Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 17. During the event, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree will be presented to Paul.