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UMPI receives $50,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

UMPI receives $50,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant

University is one of 66 Our Town projects selected nationwide for arts-based community development investment

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to assist in the creation of the region's very first facility dedicated to the visual arts. The University has been working with the Wintergreen Arts Center, the City of Presque Isle, building owners, and several other partners to transform 149 State Street into the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts.

UMPI one of 20 network members helping to shape national conversation on Competency-Based Education

Monday, 14 July 2014

UMPI one of 20 network members helping to shape national conversation on Competency-Based Education

Officials with the University of Maine at Presque are working with the nation's top Competency-Based Education leaders—to establish shared guiding principles for the learning approach and offer recommendations that will help other institutions develop competency-based degree programs of their own—after being selected as one of only 20 institutions nationwide to participate in the Competency-Based Education Network [C-BEN].

UMPI students promote EMMC Acute Rehab unit

Friday, 11 July 2014

UMPI students promote EMMC Acute Rehab unit

Two University of Maine at Presque Isle students were able to get real-world experience creating promotional materials for a hospital-based rehabilitation unit in Bangor, Maine, and have that unit use their work, as part of their fieldwork practicum in Professional Communication and Journalism.

UMPI announces major gift, establishment of Bernard Langlais Collection

Friday, 25 April 2014

UMPI announces major gift, establishment of Bernard Langlais Collection

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has become the premiere research facility for art lovers and scholars who want to study the artistic process of acclaimed sculptor Bernard Langlais after receiving a gift of more than 800 Langlais art pieces from the Kohler Foundation, Inc. UMPI officials announced the major gift and the establishment of the Langlais Study Collection during a press conference held on April 24 in the Reed Fine Art Gallery.