The University of Maine at Presque Isle plans to transform an old lecture hall into a state-of-the-art Nursing lab through its new Folsom Hall renovation project, which went out to bid last week. The update to the space on the first floor of UMPI’s major classroom building will allow for a 7-bed healthcare lab with full connectivity and a wide range of simulation capabilities.
The Wieden Hall Gym at the University of Maine at Presque Isle will serve as a temporary wellness shelter for individuals currently experiencing homelessness in Aroostook County thanks to a unique collaboration between Aroostook County Action Program, UMPI, Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency, City of Presque Isle, Maine State Housing Authority, and Homeless Services of Aroostook.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the University of Maine School of Law are partnering to host a Law Day event on Thursday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, providing information for students and community members who are interested in attending law school and pursuing careers in law. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
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.
Three academic programs at the University of Maine at Presque Isle will host the next Science Lunchtime Seminar Series this spring to provide more exciting ways for the community to explore the world of science in northern Maine. The Environmental Science and Sustainability, Biology, and Agricultural Science programs present their 14th semi-annual lunchtime seminar series, providing a forum to present scientific research conducted by UMPI students and faculty, and local and regional scientists, as well as topics in management, medicine and applied science. All are invited to attend.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce the recipient of the Donald and Linda G. Zillman Family Professorship for 2019-2021: Dr. Judith Roe, Associate Professor of Biology at UMPI.
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.
The Gentile Hall fitness center at the University of Maine at Presque Isle recently installed just over $40,000 in new strength training equipment, replacing the original strength machines installed when the facility opened in January 2006.
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.