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.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery presents Letting the Objects Speak: Conversations with Found Objects by Sandra Huck, between Aug. 26 and Oct. 11, 2019. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, Sept. 6, from 5-7 p.m., which includes a talk with the artist at 5:30 p.m.; light refreshments will be served.
Children’s book lovers of all ages will have a brand new event to enjoy—complete with themed and decorated tables, crafts, and snacks—when The Literacy Tea takes place on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to Noon in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Campus Center.
The staff at the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Gentile Hall are encouraging everyone to “fall into fitness” as they celebrate Wellness Week between Monday and Thursday, Sept. 23 and 26. Campus and community members of all ages are invited to take part in fun activities focused on healthy living. All events are free and open to the public.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Student Activities Office hosts comedian Feraz Ozel for a night of laughs on Friday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium in Wieden Hall. This event is open to the public and there is a $5 general admission.
Following a successful first year of the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program delivered at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and as part of continued efforts to address the statewide nursing cliff, officials are doubling the number of slots for Fall 2019. The nursing expansion in Presque Isle is part of the University of Maine System commitment to doubling nursing enrollment over the next five years to address the shortage that is expected to grow to 2,700 vacancies by 2025.
Students interested in an Engineering career can now start their studies at the University of Maine at Presque Isle through the University of Maine System’s Maine Engineering Pathways Program. This unique 1+3 degree program offering allows students to complete their first year of engineering education at UMPI, and then finish the remaining three years of their engineering degree at the University of Maine or the University of Southern Maine.
Three hundred students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester, according to Dr. Ray Rice, UMPI President and Provost.
As part of a multi-campus collaborative effort within the University of Maine System, the University of Maine at Presque Isle will begin offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity starting in Fall 2019—one of only 5 programs in New England dedicated to Cybersecurity.
One hundred and seventy-one students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the 2018-2019 academic year. On Saturday, May 11, during the 2019 Commencement Exercises, the University’s 110th Commencement, President Ray Rice conferred degrees upon 108 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.