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UMFK, UMPI target nursing shortage with launch of Nursing BSN in Presque Isle

Labs and classrooms to support nursing and healthcare education among $7 million in proposed upgrades planned for Aroostook County campuses pending voter approval of University Workforce Development Infrastructure Investment Bond PRESQUE ISLE—In an effort to overcome the critical shortage of healthcare providers in Aroostook County and to help address the statewide nursing cliff, the University…

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UMPI’s Foundation hosts Backyard Getaway Tour fundraiser

Tour some of the County’s best backyard escapes when the Foundation of the University at Presque Isle hosts its first ever Backyard Getaway Tour on Saturday, Aug. 25, from Noon to 3:30 p.m. This rain or shine fundraiser for the Zillman Family Greenhouse offers tours of seven “seriously awesome backyard escapes” in the Presque Isle area, including garden houses, a stand-alone man cave, and a live-in tree house. Tickets are $20 each, $30 for VIP tickets, and free for children under 12; all tour-goers will receive a Backyard Getaway wrist band that serves as their admission to the tour stops.

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Color PI 5K returns

The region’s largest and most colorful 5K is back and organizers have plenty of excitement in store. The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Wintergreen Arts Center will present the Sixth Annual Color Presque Isle 5K on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. starting at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. All are encouraged to take advantage of the early bird rate, being offered for the first time for only $25 through July 31. Registration is $35 starting Aug. 1.

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UMPI, Nordic Heritage offering Adventure Camp

From mountain biking to fire building to overnight camping, local kids will experience all kinds of outdoor fun during Adventure Camp, hosted by the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Nordic Heritage Sport Club. Adventure Camp will take place July 23 to 28 at the Nordic Heritage Center and is open to area youth from 4th grade to 8th grade.

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University announces 2018 graduates

One hundred and sixty students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the 2017-2018 academic year. On Saturday, May 12, during the 2018 Commencement Exercises, the University’s 109th Commencement, President Ray Rice conferred degrees upon 127 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.

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