Battiste to speak at UMPI

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UMPI lecturer to speak on Native American culture

    PRESQUE ISLE – The University of Maine at Presque Isle presents the first Distinguished Lecturer of the semester, Dr. Marie Battiste, an internationally renowned educator and researcher on Native American language, culture and Indigenous education. Battiste, the academic director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, will speak on “Animating Indigenous Knowledge in Education: From Resilience to Renaissance” on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. The public is invited to attend this free event. Battiste also will speak to several University classes and community groups, including the local Native American community, during her visit. Snow date for this event is Friday, Jan. 30. For further information, call 768-9452.
Felini Exhibit  opens Feb. 2
    PRESQUE ISLE -An exhibition titled “Creating Community” by University of Maine at Presque Isle Fine Art Professor Renee Felini will be on display from Feb. 2 through March 6 in the Reed Gallery, Campus Center. This installation exhibition is a gathering of objects and creations by Felini representing her family’s sense of “personal community” since their arrival in northern Maine. A closing reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, March 6 from 5 – 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. FMI call 768-9611.
UMPI blood drive February 4
    RESQUE ISLE -The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be holding its annual spring blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 12 to 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Campus Center. The blood drive is sponsored by the University’s Residence Life Office, the Brothers of Kappa Delta Phi and the Sisters of Kappa Delta Phi NAS. Walk-ins are welcome and door prizes will be given away during the drive. If donors wish to reserve a time in advance, they should call 768-9585 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The University regularly holds two blood drives per year.