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UMPI presents #DareYourself Movement founder as next Distinguished Lecturer

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present Hilary Corna—screenwriter, author, and founder of the #DareYourself Movement—as the next speaker in its 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Her talk serves as the keynote address for UMPI’s 17th Annual University Day—the theme of this year’s University Day and the 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series is This I Believe. This event is free and open to the public.

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UMPI celebrates 17th annual University Day

This I Believe is the theme of the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s 17th annual University Day, taking place on Wednesday, April 11, and students will be showcasing that theme in presentations on everything from service learning in Tanzania to mental wellness to education for underserved students.

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UMPI Art Club presents 12×12 Charity Auction April 6

The University of Maine at Presque Isle Art Club, Studio 923, is bringing back the 12×12 auction, featuring nearly 50 original works on 12-inch by 12-inch canvases just in time for the First Friday Art Walk on April 6. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Art Club as well as the artists, who will receive a commission from their work unless they choose to donate 100% of the sale price. This event is open to the public and all are invited to attend.

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UMPI open and operational following mechanical fire at wind turbine

No injuries reported in overnight fire that temporarily disrupted electricity service to campus Power restored to campus, turbine site at edge of campus secured as UMPI President expresses deep gratitude to community first responders PRESQUE ISLE—Presque Isle emergency crews responded to a fire that occurred at the University of Maine at Presque Isle wind turbine around 10:45…

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UMPI, Northern Lighthouse sign area’s first Campus to Career agreement

In an effort to better meet the region’s workforce development needs, officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle and The Northern Lighthouse Inc. will sign the area’s first local agreement meant to strengthen the collaborative efforts of both organizations in preparing students—or potential future employees—for careers in the workforce.

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Tim Doak, UMPI alum and Superintendent of the Year, reflects on education

University of Maine at Presque Isle alumnus Tim Doak considers himself a pretty lucky guy. The Superintendent of RSU 39 and MSAD 20 was able to get his education close to home, have a long and rewarding local career in education, and, as of January, be just the third superintendent from northern Maine recognized as the Maine State Superintendent of the Year.

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Shakespeare LIVE! presents “The Comedy of Errors” April 13

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host Shakespeare LIVE!, a theater troupe that has performed for more than half a million students since its inception in 1997, for a performance of one of the Bard’s great comedies. The Comedy of Errors will be performed in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. One of Shakespeare’s beloved comedies, The Comedy of Errors is best experienced as the playwright intended—live on stage. The public is invited to attend this special, family-friendly event; donations will be accepted at the door to go toward future cultural arts programming.

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Reed Art Gallery presents Carolyn Wadman exhibit

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery will present Artist as Teacher from Paintings and Prints to Puppets by Carolyn Wadman, from April 2 through May 11, 2018. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, April 6, 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.

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UMPI launches greenhouse fundraising campaign, announces new Ag Sciences and Agribusiness degree

In its efforts to expand its Agricultural offerings and meet the needs of the region’s agricultural industry, the University of Maine at Presque Isle has launched a fundraising campaign for the construction of a $495,000, state-of-the-art teaching and research greenhouse on campus and has announced plans for the establishment of a stand-alone Bachelor’s degree program in Agricultural Sciences and Agribusiness that will launch in Fall 2018.

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