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Pop violinist Rhett Price takes the stage Feb. 2

YouTube sensation Rhett Price proves that violins aren’t just for classical music when the University of Maine at Presque Isle hosts him for a pop violin concert on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall. This night of music is free and open to the community.

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UMPI Red Cross Club makes donation

Members of the University of Maine at Presque Isle Red Cross Club presented a check for $1155 to the American Red Cross of Northern & Eastern Maine on June 2. The club raised the funds during a very successful Red & White Event Supper and Auction held earlier this spring at UMPI in celebration of National Red Cross Month in March.

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Community Players presents “Noises Off”

The Presque Isle Community Players will present “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn, April 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of Wieden Hall at the University of Maine at Presque isle. “Noises Off” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Joe Zubrick will direct the play and the cast…

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Spring Runoff 5K

UMPI’s Cross Country team will host its 36th Annual Spring Runoff 5K Road Race on Saturday, April 9, at Wieden Gymnasium. The event will be open to walkers and runners, with walkers starting at 9:30 a.m. and runners and relay (3-person) starting at 10 a.m. T-shirts will be given out to the first 60 entrants,…

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UMPI hosting Titan Challenge

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host the 10th Annual Junior Achievement of Maine Titan Challenge in the Campus Center on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.The event brings area high school students to campus to compete against their peers across the state on business finance and marketing simulations.  All…

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UMPI hosts free Soil and Agronomy Workshop

UMPI and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a free Soil and Agronomy Workshop with Dr. Lakesh Sharma, UMPI Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Assistant Extension Professor for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Presque Isle, on Monday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Multi-Purpose…

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2nd Annual Food Fight a success

Students, faculty and staff at UMPI and Northern Maine Community College participated in a “food fight” for a cause this fall, and it resulted in thousands of pounds of food collected for Catholic Charities Maine. The institutions challenged each other to their 2nd Annual Food Fight—a food drive held between Oct. 16 and Nov. 6—in hopes of beating the total amount raised last year for the nonprofit.

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