A group of local adventurers will share their trip of a lifetime—an expedition to get a person with paraplegia to the summit of Mt. Katahdin—when they deliver their presentation Beyond Limits on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Campus Center. This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Bachelor of Social Work Program will present an evening of “Community, Friendship and Hope” when it hosts the Mwika Musicians for a special community reception on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall. This reception will include demonstrations of the group’s traditional Afrikan music through stories, song and dance. The event is free and open to the public and donations will be accepted at the door.
A University of Maine at Presque Isle English Professor has had his second novel published and the University will celebrate with a reading and book signing event with the author on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. The public is invited to attend this special event, which will include a reception featuring light refreshments, and wine available through a cash bar.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is hosting another jam-packed Homecoming celebration from Thursday, Sept. 17 to Sunday, Sept. 20, offering everything from socials, performances, and athletic events to alumni games and the annual Hall of Fame dinner.
Officials at the University of Maine at Presque Isle are pleased to announce that the institution earned four top rankings on U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges list. In this year’s annual rankings, UMPI was named among the 50 Best Regional Colleges in the North, the 15 Top Public Schools in the North, and the top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with least debt.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the 228th birthday of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a special presentation on Thursday, Sept. 17 from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Center for Innovative Learning. Dr. Brent Andersen, an assistant professor of political science (adjunct) at the University, will speak on “America’s Hidden Constitution.”
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Fine Art Gallery has received a major upgrade—a beautiful, new, 2,000-square-foot space in a brand new place–and officials are hosting an event to both “unveil” the gallery and rededicate it on Friday, Sept. 18, from 6-8 p.m. during Homecoming weekend. This free event is open to the public and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
The Arts at the University of Maine at Presque Isle are kicking off an exciting new year in two special ways with a first-of-its-kind alumni show in a brand new space. The alumni exhibit, entitled “Now and Then: Honoring the Legacy of the Arts at UMPI” and featuring 18 of the Fine Art Program’s alumni, will serve—fittingly—as the very first show to go on display in the newly relocated Reed Fine Art Gallery.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins—a County native and key leader in the U.S. Senate—as the first guest speaker in its 2015-2016 Distinguished Lecturer Series. Senator Collins will deliver her talk, “Can an Institutionalist Be a Change Agent?”, on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Campus Center. This talk is free and the public is invited to attend.
Jumping over hay hurdles and rolling potato barrels are just two of the fun obstacles local youth will get to tackle during the 2015 Redy Youth Adventure Challenge, taking place on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. This year’s fourth annual event, a unique collaboration among Aroostook County Action Program’s (ACAP) Healthy Aroostook, TAMC, and the University of Maine at Presque Isle, will celebrate active lifestyles and the region’s agricultural heritage.