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UMPI hosts region’s first Adapted PE Workshop

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host the area’s first-ever Adapted Physical Education Workshop, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Tim Davis, of the State University of New York at Cortland, on Friday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Gentile Hall. The workshop is designed for Physical Education teachers and college students.

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UMPI hosts annual fall blood drive

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.

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Reed Art Gallery presents Sandra Huck exhibit

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.

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UMPI alum organizes Literacy Tea

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.

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Gentile Hall hosts Wellness Week Sept. 23-26

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.

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UMPI hosts comedian Feraz Ozel

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.

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UMFK Nursing BSN sees busy first year at UMPI, doubles slots for Fall 2019

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.

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Program provides Engineering pathway for UMPI students

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.

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