The University of Maine at Presque Isle honored several employees for their years of service during the annual Employee Recognition reception held on May 15. Twenty-eight employees were recognized for their combined 395 years of service to the University.
The greenhouse under construction at the University of Maine at Presque Isle received its official name on May 20 when the University of Maine System Board of Trustees gave its approval for the state-of-the-art, four-season facility to formally be called the Zillman Family Greenhouse.
One hundred and seventy-nine students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, May 11, during the 2019 Commencement Exercises—the University’s 110th Commencement ceremony. UMPI President Raymond Rice conferred degrees for the 2018-2019 academic year upon 112 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.
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.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle Fine Art Program will present one solo exhibition developed through the 2018-19 Fine Art Senior Thesis Exhibition course. The exhibitions is being hosted in the Pullen Art Gallery in May.
Officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle have announced that the campus is partnering with eCampus.com Virtual Bookstores in providing greater student access to affordable course materials. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, eCampus.com 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.
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.
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.
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.