The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present David Sylvester—a cyclist, award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author—as the first guest speaker in its 2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series. Sylvester will deliver his talk on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the 229th birthday of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a special presentation delivered by Dr. Brent Andersen, an assistant professor of political science (adjunct) at the University.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s TRIO College Access Services Office is strengthening its efforts to help Aroostook County middle and high school age students prepare for and enroll in college—and succeed once they get there—thanks to a $1.2 million competitive grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.
A University of Maine at Presque Isle program that serves local residents over 50 and believes in “learning for life” will host its Fall Kick-Off event at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 in the Campus Center. For 19 years, Seniors Achieving Greater Education [SAGE] has brought short courses in arts, sciences, and specialty areas to the region’s senior community.
Organizers of the REDY Youth Triathlon are making preparations for the event held exclusively for the area’s youngest triathletes. In order to make this event accessible to all youth who want to participate, for the first time the registration fee has been set at $10.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Wintergreen Arts Center are teaming up again to present one of The County’s most unique and fun-filled 5K fundraisers—the Fourth Annual Color Presque Isle 5K, where participants dress in white and get showered with colored powder throughout the course. The event, which serves as a benefit for arts programming in Presque Isle, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. starting at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
ATV enthusiasts who enjoy riding around central Aroostook County can now explore every inch of the trails and always know where they are thanks to a collaboration with faculty and students from the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Star City ATV Club. This first-of-its-kind ATV trail map was created using state-of-the-art GIS and GPS technology.
A University of Maine at Presque Isle faculty member has received a prestigious national award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). Barbara Blackstone, Coordinator of Athletic Training Education, Chair of the College of Professional Programs, and Chair of the College of Education, was selected to receive a 2016 Athletic Trainer Service Award during the 2016 NATA Convention, held in Baltimore, Maryland on June 24.
As part of the Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Policy Scholars Program, students from campuses throughout the University of Maine System pursued a year-long program of applied research in the area of Maine public policy during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Local students were able to take advantage of a law enforcement training course that prepares them to work as part-time police officers—without having to travel to Vassalboro for two weeks—because of a collaboration between the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA).