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A cappella group Eh440 takes stage at UMPI

Eh440, an award-winning, Toronto-based a cappella group that bills itself as “5 voices, 0 instruments, and 1 new amazing sound” will take the stage at the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Auditorium at Wieden Hall on Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. This night of musical harmony is free and open to the public.

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UMPI, local organizations partner to host Brain Awareness Week celebration

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 March. There are two main components to the region’s Fifth Annual Brain Awareness Week festivities: a children’s Brain Art Contest with community judging that took place on Friday, March 6, and a Celebration of the Brain event taking place on Thursday, March 26.

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Endangered Alphabets Project founder serves as Distinguished Lecturer

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce the next speaker in its 2014-2015 Distinguished Lecturer Series—Tim Brookes, the founder of the Endangered Alphabets Project and award-winning author of 14 books. Brookes, who will speak on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m., in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall, will discuss how he has incorporated his artistic skills as a writer, painter, and wood carver into “saving” alphabets on the verge of extinction by carving them into wood. Some of Brookes’ Endangered Alphabets artwork, which has been displayed across the country and around the world, will be on display during his talk. This talk is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.

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AAI, UMPI and UMFK host Reverse Career Fair

Aroostook Aspiration Initiative, the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and the University of Maine at Fort Kent are collaborating and putting a new spin on Career Fairs. The County’s first ever “Reverse Career Fair” is scheduled for April 16th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Community Center in Caribou.

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SAGE kicks off spring 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 spring kick-off event at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 13 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.

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Take the AARP Smart Driver Course

Local senior citizens will have the opportunity to learn about defensive driving and driving safety strategies during an AARP Smart Driver Course that will be held at the University of Maine at Presque Isle this spring. This is a community service course offered though UMPI’s Conferences and Special Programs Office and sponsored and coordinated by Seniors Achieving Greater Education [SAGE], UMPI’s senior college.

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Planet Head Day raises awareness of science and C-A-N-C-E-R

The Northern Maine Museum of Science at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and C-A-N-C-E-R [Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery] are pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Planet Head Day, held on Feb. 14 in Wieden Gymnasium, had strong participation and raised more than $11,000. A record number of County citizens—well more than 50—had their heads shaved (others donned bald caps) and painted as planets, moons and comets during this unique fundraiser that brings together space science education and cancer awareness.

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