University announces upcoming events

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SAGE courses for seniors offered at UMPI
PRESQUE ISLE — Students Achieving Greater Education (SAGE) of the University of Maine at Presque Isle is accepting registrations for their fall session with the first field trip scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, and first course to begin Thursday, Oct. 1. A long-standing program at the University, SAGE is designed for intellectually-curious adults, age 50 and older, and offers courses that vary in length from three to eight weeks long and range from lectures and discussions to field trips and hands-on learning. A special kick-off to preview fall offerings will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. For information about SAGE, visit or call 768-9502.

MPBN host Suzanne Nance to perform at UMPI
PRESQUE ISLE — Suzanne Nance, host of MPBN Morning Classical Music program, will offer a matinee vocal performance on the University of Maine at Presque Isle campus, Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. in the University’s Campus Center. Accompanied by pianist Matthew Ganong, her recital will include Spanish Rhapsody by Franz Liszt, as well as Spanish and Gypsy songs by Rossini, de Falla, Bizet, Dvorak and more.
An accomplished opera singer, Nance has recently performed in Prague, London, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, as well as Bangor and Portland. She studied music and communications at Syracuse University and received a Master’s Degree in Voice Performance from DePaul University in Chicago. Some of her favorite roles include Despina in “Cosi fan tutte,” Ottavia in “L’Incoronazione de Poppea” and Blanche Dubois in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Honored as a finalist in the 2005 West Palm Beach National Vocal Competition, she has enjoyed performances on PBS and NPR as well as a guest appearance on “Good Morning America.”
Tickets are available at the door for $10 Adults and $5 students; UMPI, NMCC and SAGE students with ID are admitted free. For information, contact Carol Ayoob, UMPI director of Cultural Affairs at 768-9462.

UMPI hosts Club & Community Fair
PRESQUE ISLE — The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host a Club & Community Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Campus Center. For the past 14 years, area businesses have been invited to participate in the fair to showcase their products and services to the University and its students. The fair also gives local businesses a chance to meet students as prospective part-time employees. In addition, campus clubs will be on hand to promote their organizations and recruit new members. For more information, contact Career Services Director Bonnie DeVaney at 768-9750 or
Recreation adventures featured in UMPI talks

PRESQUE ISLE — During the fall semester, the University of Maine at Presque Isle will offer “Adventures in Recreation,” a series of presentations by campus and community members highlighting their recent outdoor adventures hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking and more. The first presentation scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Campus Center, features “Hiking the Maine Appalachian Trail,” a talk by Dawn McPherson and Kimberly McCrea. It chronicles, through photos and  PowerPoint,  their 27 days spent traveling the 280-mile hike starting at Mr. Katahdin and ending at the New Hampshire border.
Dr. Anja Whittington, series coordinator and professor of recreation/leisure at UMPI, hopes the “Adventures in Recreation” will both inform and inspire those who attend.
“We want to make people aware of the many exciting things people are doing in the field of recreation and leisure,” said Whittington. “Perhaps it may even motivate someone to plan their own adventure!”
All are invited to attend these free lectures sponsored by the UMPI Recreation/Leisure Services Department. For further information, contact or call 768-9537.