Eight Strings & a Whistle, a trio of musicians that has been captivating audiences throughout the Northeast since 1998—making appearances at venues from the Bar Harbor Music Festival to Symphony Space in New York City—will perform an evening concert at the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in Wieden Auditorium.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Fine Art Gallery will present A Heavy Grace by Portland artist, Daniel Minter, from March 17 through April 19, 2014. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Opening Reception on March 7 from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is partnering with two community organizations—the Wintergreen Arts Center and TAMC—to celebrate Brain Awareness Week [BAW] in early March.
There are three main components to the region’s Fourth Annual Brain Awareness Week festivities: a Brain Art Contest with community judging taking place on Friday, March 7; a Brain Game and Wii Challenge on Tuesday, March 11; and a Ceramic Brain Painting and Concussion Discussion event on Thursday, March 13, to include an award ceremony for the Brain Art Contest winners.
Getting exercise while having fun? That’s the goal of the 19th semi-annual Fit and Fun Day, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Gentile Hall. The Physical Education majors welcome kids ages 5 to 11 to participate in the event, which is designed to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles for local children. 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 joining forces this spring to provide the campus and community with an accessible way to explore the world of science. The Environmental Studies and Sustainability and Biology programs are again presenting a lunchtime seminar series that will provide a forum to present scientific research, as well as management and applied science, conducted by UMPI student and faculty and other local and regional scientists. This is the second time the two groups have hosted the series.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce the next speaker in its 2013-2014 University Distinguished Lecturer Series—Dr. Carol Bult, who will discuss the research she has done on genetically-based cancer therapies. Dr. Bult will deliver a talk titled Cancer Avatars and Individualized Cancer Therapy on Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Her talk is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.
What do space science education and cancer awareness have in common? They’re both the focus of this region’s most unique fundraiser, Planet Head Day, where participants raise money for a local cancer organization by having their heads shaved and painted as planets, dwarf planets, moons, comets and asteroids. Aroostook County’s 8th annual Planet Head Day takes place on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Wieden Gymnasium. This not-to-be-missed event is free and the public is invited to attend.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the establishment of the newly created Center for Student Success with an open house on Friday, Feb. 7, from Noon to 1 p.m. in the South Hall Lobby. A ribbon cutting will take place at 12:30 p.m. during the open house. The public is invited to attend, and to enjoy light refreshments and tours of the new space during this free event.
The University of Maine at Presque Outing Club is offering a series of spring adventures and activities for campus and community members to enjoy, including skiing, snowshoeing, a high ropes course, and outdoor rock climbing.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Fine Art Gallery will present Navigation Lights by Portland artist Carrie Scanga from Jan. 27 through March 8, 2014. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Opening Reception on Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk.