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UMFK Nursing BSN sees busy first year at UMPI, doubles slots for Fall 2019

Following a successful first year of the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program delivered at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and as part of continued efforts to address the statewide nursing cliff, officials are doubling the number of slots for Fall 2019. The nursing expansion in Presque Isle is part of the University of Maine System commitment to doubling nursing enrollment over the next five years to address the shortage that is expected to grow to 2,700 vacancies by 2025.

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Program provides Engineering pathway for UMPI students

Students interested in an Engineering career can now start their studies at the University of Maine at Presque Isle through the University of Maine System’s Maine Engineering Pathways Program. This unique 1+3 degree program offering allows students to complete their first year of engineering education at UMPI, and then finish the remaining three years of their engineering degree at the University of Maine or the University of Southern Maine.

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Reed Gallery presents exhibit by Frank Sullivan

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery will present All the Things I Couldn’t Say by Littleton artist Frank Sullivan from June 3 through Aug. 2, 2019. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, June 7, from 5-7 p.m. with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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UMPI, Wintergreen host Wild PI Goose Chase

It will be a fine feathered frenzy this summer when the University of Maine at Presque Isle and Wintergreen Arts Center present the Wild PI Goose Chase, bringing together the fun of a scavenger hunt with the thrill of the Amazing Race. This family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to Noon; the start/finish line is at the soccer field at Riverside Park, and registration, next to the soccer field, begins at 8 a.m. All are encouraged to take advantage of the early bird rate of $25 for a team of up to four people and $40 for more than a four-person team, through June 30. Registration increases to $35/$50 starting July 1.

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UMPI hosts groundbreaking for Teaching and Research Greenhouse

The University of Maine at Presque Isle celebrated the forthcoming construction of its state-of-the art, four-season Teaching and Research Greenhouse with a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thursday, April 25. The greenhouse—a $935,000, 2,400-square-foot structure to be located in a spot adjacent to Gentile Hall and close to the campus’s year-round composting site—will include two climate-controlled research labs, a teaching classroom, and a faculty office for the Dr. Robert Vinton Akeley Chair of Agricultural Science and Agribusiness.

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