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February 2019

February 2019

Issue 2019.1


  • MLT Training Center

    MLT Training Center

    Campus and community members gathered to celebrate the establishment of a new $200,000 MLT Training Center.

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  • YPI 12

    YPI 12

    UMPI and MMG Insurance are gearing up for the next leadership development training for area professionals.

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  • DLS Mitch Wheeler

    DLS Mitch Wheeler

    From the military to law enforcement to healthcare, UMPI alum Mitch Wheeler shared his story during a talk on Feb. 5.

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  • Composting grant

    Composting grant

    UMPI will start turning cafeteria food waste into high quality compost this year thanks to a grant from the Maine DEP.

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  • McCartney fellowship

    McCartney fellowship

    Dr. Kevin McCartney is back in Poland after receiving a prestigious Kosciuszko Fellowship to continue his research.

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  • Science Seminar Series

    Science Seminar Series

    UMPI’s Environmental Science, Biology, and Agricultural Science programs are hosting this forum for scientific research.

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  • Gelder research

    Gelder research

    UMPI Emeritus Professor Dr. Stuart Gelder was recently in Japan for an international symposium he helped organize.

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  • Empty Bowls

    Empty Bowls

    How can soup and ceramics help fight hunger? Just ask the UMPI Art Program, which held its 5th Empty Bowls event.

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  • Reed Gallery exhibition

    Reed Gallery exhibition

    The latest show in the Reed features works from 20 artists featured in the New Brunswick Art Bank collection.

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UMPI hosts 1st annual Variety Show

UMPI will host its First Annual Variety Show on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium in Wieden Hall. This family-friendly Variety Show will feature acts by students, faculty, and staff, and will be hosted by Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, actor, and voice actor Justin Rupple. His amazing impressions are featured on the new USA show First Impressions with Dana Carvey, and he’ll appear in the upcoming film Operation Chromite, starring alongside Liam Neeson. You won’t want to miss this special evening!

For more information, please contact Violet Washburn at This event is free and open to the public.

Experience of the Arts class offering Community Coffeehouse and Open Mic

Experience of the Arts class offering Community Coffeehouse and Open Mic

Carol Ayoob’s Experience of the Arts Class is hosting a Community Coffeehouse and Open Mic every Thursday night, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Owl’s Nest. Musicians, poets and any others who are interested are invited to attend. There will be a featured musician each week and a sign in sheet for anyone who wants to play or recite their original poetry. This event is free and open to the public as well. FMI, contact Carol Ayoob at 768-5903 or email

Spring 2019 Cultural Arts Calendar available

The Spring 2019 Cultural Arts Calendar is now available. To learn about all the exciting offerings available this spring, please visit:

Find the Owl emoji!

Want another great reason to read through the image newsletter? Well, somewhere in this issue of the image is our very own owl emoji. Here’s the challenge: just find it (don’t tell anyone else its’ hiding place!), let our office know, and you could be eligible for a $5 gift certificate to UMPI Starbucks! A winner will be randomly drawn from all of the people who find the emoji on Friday, Feb. 15. Congratulations to our November winner, Brian Flewelling!

To let us know you’ve found it, either click on the emoji and fill out the very short form, or email Gayla Shaw with the location at

Happy searching!

UMPI hosting Think Pink games

Join us for our 8th Annual Think Pink Basketball Games. This year, the games will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 with teams playing against UMFK. The men’s game starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by the women’s game at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children and UMPI students get in free. Remember to wear your pink! All proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society.

Come and have supper with us, watch some great basketball games, and have fun. Bring the family, tell your friends, and bring your high school/middle school basketball players. Let’s fill up Wieden Gym with fans — a great time will be had by all!

Help us to raise awareness and money for cancer and have a great time at the games. This year’s Think Pink Games will include:
*Bake Sale
*Loose Change Collection
*Walking Taco’s and water for sale
**And so much more

Amazon Smile supports UMPI’s Foundation

The Foundation of the University at Presque Isle has been established as one of the charities supported under Amazon Smile. When shopping on your Amazon account (using Amazon Smile), please consider selecting the University’s Foundation as your charity of choice. You can select our Foundation by going to and establishing the Foundation of the University at Presque Isle as your selected charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to our Foundation.

Salmagundi Film Series Spring 2019

The Salmagundi Film Series will present three films for the Spring 2019 semester. This semester, the series will feature a “dinner and a movie” option. Attendees will be able to purchase an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner in Kelley Commons for a reduced fee of $9.50 and bring their meal in to the MPR to eat while they watch the film. The first film, The Hate U Give, will be shown on Feb. 11. The second film, Hidden Figures, will be shown on March 12. The last film of the semester, Paper Tigers, will be shown on April 23.  All films start at 6 p.m. and are in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Campus Center.

Contact Us

image is a monthly publication of the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Community & Media Relations office, and is distributed to members of the University community.

  • Rachel Rice, editor
  • Eric Brissette, webmaster
  • Rowena McPherson, graphics
  • Gayla Shaw, administrative assistant

Phone: (207) 768-9452
Fax: (207) 768-9608


Reminders & Updates

UMPI Variety Show, Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., Auditorium in Wieden Hall

DLS speaker Brittany Ray, Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m., Campus Center

Star City Syndicate fundraising concert, Saturday, March 9, 7 p.m., Auditorium in Wieden Hall

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March 2019 issue deadline: February 20  Send your news or event info to

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