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Star City Syndicate to perform fundraising concert at UMPI

The rich sounds of Motown and classic to contemporary pop will once again fill the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Auditorium in Wieden Hall when the Star City Syndicate performs a special fundraising concert on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. Admission is free for this high energy, family-friendly event, but donations of all sizes will be accepted at the door to benefit future renovations to the Auditorium in Wieden Hall.

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UMPI partners with SAD1 Adult Ed for Phlebotomy program

The University of Maine at Presque Isle and SAD 1 Adult & Community Education have joined forces to provide a Phlebotomy Certification Program, a first-of-its-kind program for Aroostook County. This collaborative effort prepares students to become certified phlebotomists and opens up a career pathway in the healthcare field leading toward positions as a medical laboratory technician (MLT), medical assistant, or a nurse.

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UMPI History Club offers presentation to mark Black History Month

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will offer a special presentation during Black History Month when UMPI Professor of History Dr. John Zaborney delivers a talk titled The Origins, Development, and Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1600s-1865 on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. This talk, presented by the UMPI History Club, is free and open to the public.

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UMPI professor to discuss his Fulbright experience Feb. 12

University of Maine at Presque Isle Professor Kevin McCartney, northern Maine’s first ever Fulbright scholar, will share details about the research he conducted and the adventures he had during his Fulbright year in Poland when he delivers a talk on Monday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center. This evening’s talk, titled Kevin Gets a Fulbright, is presented by UMPI’s Community and Media Relations Office and Academic Affairs Office.

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TRIO Upward Bound alumnus awarded recognitions

Salvadore “Sam” Portera, Jr., a graduate of the TRIO Upward Bound (UB) program at the University of Maine at Presque Isle—as well as Limestone Community School and the University of Maine at Presque Isle—was honored as a “Rising Star” at the Maine Educational Opportunity Association’s (MEEOA) annual awards ceremony recently.

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UMPI welcomes Aroostook Aspirations to campus

A local organization that has dedicated itself to connecting area youth with higher education opportunities in Aroostook County has found a new home with the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Aroostook Aspirations has relocated its headquarters from one end of Main Street in Presque Isle to the other, establishing its offices on the first floor of UMPI’s Normal Hall. UMPI has partnered with Aroostook Aspirations since its establishment in 2011 and the move is an expansion of UMPI’s commitment to the organization.

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Rotary clubs, UMPI present 6th Annual Purple Pinkie Project

The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Presque Isle Rotary Club are joining forces to host their Sixth Annual Purple Pinkie Project on Wednesday, Feb. 7 and, with the help of the Rotary Clubs in Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Limestone, Mars Hill and Washburn, this celebration three months in the making spreads throughout central Aroostook County and—new this year—into Canada. All activities raise awareness of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide and raise money $1 at a time to go toward that global effort.

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