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Planet Head Day to be held March 14

PlanetHeads of all shapes and sizes will gather for the 14th Annual Planet Head Day on Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Wieden Gymnasium. The event serves as the region’s most unique fundraiser: people have the chance to shave their heads and get them painted as planets in support of patients who lose their hair during cancer treatment. This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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UMFK, UMPI acquire 3D anatomy tables for Nursing Program

Students in the University of Maine at Fort Kent Nursing program, both on the Fort Kent campus and at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, have a high-tech new way to learn about human anatomy with the universities’ acquisition of two state-of-the art Anatomage tables. These tables, used by the world’s top medical schools and hospitals and featured by TEDTalks and PBS, are described as the most technologically advanced 3D visualization systems for anatomy and physiology education.

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UMPI showcases L.A. comedian, campus acts during Variety Show

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present a night of comedy and local talent when it hosts UMPI’s Second Annual Variety Show on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium in Wieden Hall. This family-friendly Variety Show will feature acts by students and other members of the campus community, and will be hosted by Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian Noah Copfer. This event is free and open to the public.

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Collaboration with UMaine Graduate School of Business expands educational opportunities

With agreements in place with the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce and Momentum Aroostook to receive tuition discounts and free YourPace sessions, the University of Maine at Presque Isle has helped in the development of a third opportunity for the region’s business community. Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce members and their employees, as well as members of Momentum Aroostook, will be able to take advantage of a 12 percent tuition discount on MaineMBA courses at the University of Maine Graduate School of Business.

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Multi-instrumentalist Noah Hoehn performs at UMPI

The University of Maine at Presque Isle presents Noah Hoehn for a not-so-typical musical performance on Thursday, Feb 13 at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium in Wieden Hall. A musician from Minneapolis, Minn., Hoehn will explore a variety of melodies and rhythms during his live looping show, featuring a harmonica, marimba, and Indian dhol drum.

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Reed Gallery presents Wm. Reeder Fahnestock exhibit

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery presents an exhibit of the work of ceramic artist Wm. Reeder Fahnestock between Jan. 31 and March 20, 2020. Not Your Mother’s Jugs features 19 hand-crafted jugs of varying sizes by the artist. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m. This reception is being held in conjunction with the Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk.

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