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UMPI, Mastro receive Gold Star awards

The University of Maine at Presque Isle was recently recognized by the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence’s Breath Easy Initiative. The campus received a Gold Award as part of its 2019 Gold Star Standards of Excellence (GSSE) recognition program, and Linda Mastro, the Director of the Health Center at UMPI and Northern Maine Community College, was named the recipient of a 2019 GSSE Individual Gold Star Award.

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UMPI alum serves as next Distinguished lecturer

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host Dr. Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.—author, UMPI alumnus, and Associate Professor and Director of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University in Oregon—as the first guest speaker in its 2019-2020 Libra Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. The theme of this year’s LDLS series is Dirigo. During his talk, Matters of Place, Dr. Van Alst will discuss the importance of place and authority in voice and word, and read from his latest book Sacred Smokes.

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UMPI’s Voices in the North Country returns

After nearly two decades, the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Voices in the North Country writers symposium—designed for writers, literature lovers, and general enthusiasts—returns on Thursday, Sept. 26, with activities taking place from 1:30-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. in the Campus Center. All are invited to attend this free event.

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Fireworks, Star City Syndicate slated for UMPI’s Homecoming 2019

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present Homecoming 2019: Alumni, Friends, and Family Weekend from Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 26-29, featuring entertainment and family-friendly activities. From a show by fan favorite Star City Syndicate to an explosive fireworks display to multiple games for students and the public, all are invited to join the University for its annual Homecoming weekend.

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UMPI presents UNITY Project art installation

An interactive art installation that celebrates the differences that tie people together returns to the University of Maine at Presque Isle this September and all are invited to help “build” the structure. This will be the third year that UMPI presents the UNITY Project on campus.

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UMPI hosts region’s first Adapted PE Workshop

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host the area’s first-ever Adapted Physical Education Workshop, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Tim Davis, of the State University of New York at Cortland, on Friday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Gentile Hall. The workshop is designed for Physical Education teachers and college students.

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UMPI hosts annual fall blood drive

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s National Society of Leadership and Success will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, Sept. 19 from Noon to 5 p.m. in the Gentile Hall gym. Members of the campus and community are invited and encouraged to participate in this free event; walk-ins are welcome.

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