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UMPI, Wintergreen host Wild PI Goose Chase

It will be a fine feathered frenzy this summer when the University of Maine at Presque Isle and Wintergreen Arts Center present the Wild PI Goose Chase, bringing together the fun of a scavenger hunt with the thrill of the Amazing Race. This family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to Noon; the start/finish line is at the soccer field at Riverside Park, and registration, next to the soccer field, begins at 8 a.m. All are encouraged to take advantage of the early bird rate of $25 for a team of up to four people and $40 for more than a four-person team, through June 30. Registration increases to $35/$50 starting July 1.

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UMPI enters virtual bookstore partnership with

Officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle have announced that the campus is partnering with Virtual Bookstores in providing greater student access to affordable course materials. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, is a premier online retailer of course materials and digital content with a mission to provide the easiest, fastest, and most affordable way for high school, college, and university students to buy, rent, and sell textbooks and access digital content. The company serves more than 250 colleges and universities through its innovative course material solution suite.

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UMPI hosts groundbreaking for Teaching and Research Greenhouse

The University of Maine at Presque Isle celebrated the forthcoming construction of its state-of-the art, four-season Teaching and Research Greenhouse with a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thursday, April 25. The greenhouse—a $935,000, 2,400-square-foot structure to be located in a spot adjacent to Gentile Hall and close to the campus’s year-round composting site—will include two climate-controlled research labs, a teaching classroom, and a faculty office for the Dr. Robert Vinton Akeley Chair of Agricultural Science and Agribusiness.

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UMPI hosts film series on the Holocaust

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host a film series titled Remember the Past to Build the Future on Wednesdays between April 17 and May 1, featuring three films connected to the Holocaust during and after World War II. The series kicked off with a showing of Karski & the Lords of Humanity on April 17, and continues with Bogdan’s Journey on April 24, and Blinky & Me on May 1; films begin at 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room.

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Rep. Stewart, Ladner to be honored guests during UMPI’s 110th Commencement

University of Maine at Presque Isle President Ray Rice has announced that Maine State Representative Harold “Trey” Stewart will deliver the commencement address and Mr. Daniel Ladner—a well-known and much-loved educator and advocate for music and the cultural arts—will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree during the University’s 110th Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

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UMPI’s Salmagundi Film Series presents Paper Tigers

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present its next Salmagundi Film Series screening on Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room. In conjunction with the Aroostook County Action Program and the Aroostook Community Collaborative, and in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the series will feature Paper Tigers.

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