The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery will present Odes and Alliterations, photo-works 2003-2018 by Jeanne Wells, from Aug. 27 through Oct. 12, 2018. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5-7 p.m., which includes a talk with the artist at 5:30 p.m.; light refreshments will be served. This reception is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. The Reed Gallery is located on the second floor of the University’s Center for Innovative Learning.
The Owl’s Nest in the Campus Center has a brand new look and University of Maine at Presque Isle officials are celebrating with a grand re-opening celebration and ribbon cutting event on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend this free event.
The staff at the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s health and wellness facility are kicking off the academic year with a Wellness Week, to be held from Monday, Sept. 10 to Thursday, Sept. 13, and campus and community members of all ages are invited to take part in fun and free activities focused on healthy living.
Officials at the University of Maine at Presque Isle are pleased to announce that the institution has been named one of the top 20 most affordable colleges in the Northeast by Student Loan Hero, a personal finance online organization that works to provide resources, tools, and information on student loan debt to students across the nation.
Labs and classrooms to support nursing and healthcare education among $7 million in proposed upgrades planned for Aroostook County campuses pending voter approval of University Workforce Development Infrastructure Investment Bond PRESQUE ISLE—In an effort to overcome the critical shortage of healthcare providers in Aroostook County and to help address the statewide nursing cliff, the University…
Tour some of the County’s best backyard escapes when the Foundation of the University at Presque Isle hosts its first ever Backyard Getaway Tour on Saturday, Aug. 25, from Noon to 3:30 p.m. This rain or shine fundraiser for the Zillman Family Greenhouse offers tours of seven “seriously awesome backyard escapes” in the Presque Isle area, including garden houses, a stand-alone man cave, and a live-in tree house. Tickets are $20 each, $30 for VIP tickets, and free for children under 12; all tour-goers will receive a Backyard Getaway wrist band that serves as their admission to the tour stops.
The region’s largest and most colorful 5K is back and organizers have plenty of excitement in store. The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Wintergreen Arts Center will present the Sixth Annual Color Presque Isle 5K on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. starting at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. All are encouraged to take advantage of the early bird rate, being offered for the first time for only $25 through July 31. Registration is $35 starting Aug. 1.
From mountain biking to fire building to overnight camping, local kids will experience all kinds of outdoor fun during Adventure Camp, hosted by the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Nordic Heritage Sport Club. Adventure Camp will take place July 23 to 28 at the Nordic Heritage Center and is open to area youth from 4th grade to 8th grade.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle honored several employees for their years of service during the annual Employee Recognition reception held on May 17. Thirteen employees were recognized for their combined 215 years of service to the University.
One hundred and sixty students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the 2017-2018 academic year. On Saturday, May 12, during the 2018 Commencement Exercises, the University’s 109th Commencement, President Ray Rice conferred degrees upon 127 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.