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.
In celebration of Earth Day, local artists and designers will transform recycled materials into innovative fashion pieces when the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Studio 923 Art Club hosts its 4th Annual Trash to Fashion Show on Monday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room.
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.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Employer U program, which focuses on providing workforce development opportunities for the region, will offer two courses this spring/summer beginning Tuesday, April 30, as part of its American Management Association’s University certificate program.
With the insurance investigation recently completed regarding the fire that occurred last year in the wind turbine, officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle are exploring a new alternative energy project that will generate the same level of electricity.
Central Aroostook Association, in partnership with the University of Maine at Presque Isle, will host world renowned human rights advocate Clarence Sundram, J.D. for a presentation on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. This event is free and open to the public.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Presque Isle Community Players are pleased to present the northern Maine debut of John Cariani’s play LOVE/SICK this spring, bringing the Presque Isle native’s dark comedy to the stage for its hometown premiere. LOVE/SICK performances will take place on Fridays and Saturdays, April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium in Wieden Hall; doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Cinemaniacs Film Club will present The 9th Reward, an original student film, during two special screenings this spring. The first showing will be held during University Day activities on Wednesday, April 10 at 1:15 p.m. in Pullen Hall room 214. The second showing will take place on Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m. in the Campus Center, on the big screen in the St. John and Aroostook Rooms.
Prepare for a night full of entertainment and laughs as stand-up comedian Sammy Obeid—who holds the comedy record for performing more than two and a half years’ worth of consecutive comedy performances—comes to the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle presents “the Free Hugs Guy,” Ken E. Nwadike, Jr., on Friday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center. A motivational speaker, peace activist, video journalist, and founder of the Free Hugs Project, Nwadike empowers his audiences as he spreads love, inspires change, and raises awareness of social issues. This event, sponsored by UMPI’s Student Activities Office, is free and open to the public and donations will be accepted at the door. Free “Free Hug” shirts will be given away to the first 40 people who attend.