Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 24 : Spring 2015 - Page 65

collaborations, offerings proposals and deliver presentations, conducted mock press conferences that helped them gain media experience, and networked with area business and community leaders. To provide strong cultural arts programming for the region, the University was pleased to have events connected with both Andy Warhol and Shakespeare during the spring semester. UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery showcased several never-beforeseen photographs from its Andy Warhol collection, as well as several newly acquired original Warhol screen prints donated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, as part of its exhibition, Warhol: Faces. The show included photographs of Wayne Gretzky and Carly Simon, part of the collection of  silver gelatin prints and Polaroid photographs — valued at more than $, — that UMPI was gifted from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program in . The show also included five Warhol original screen prints that comprised the second gift of its kind to UMPI from the Andy Warhol Foundation. These Photo © The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Andrew Murad,  Continuing efforts to provide local professional development opportunities, the University partnered for the eighth year in a row with Momentum Aroostook and MMG Insurance to offer the Young Professionals Institute. The professional development short course is designed specifically for emerging leaders looking to hone their professional skills. YoungProfessionalsInstitute Participants took part in role-playing scenarios that refined their abilities to “pitch” e University hosted Shakespeare LIVE!, the touring wing of e Shakespeare eatre of New Jersey, for a performance of Macbeth in the spring. During their visit, troupe members also led two theater workshops with students from nine area high schools. images, valued at about $,, included screen prints of Queen Beatrix, Queen Margrethe and Sitting Bull. The University also welcomed Shakespeare LIVE!, the educational touring wing of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, for a performance of one of the Bard’s great tragedies, Macbeth. Shakespeare LIVE! has performed for more than half a million students since its inception in  and its productions are hailed as innovative, visually stunning, and accessible to students. While the texts are abridged, the troupe prides itself on keeping Shakespeare’s language intact and delivering performances that are dynamic and appealing. Through special arrangement, the troupe also offered two theater workshops at UMPI during the day of their performance to provide about  high school students from nine high schools across the region with a unique and engaging opportunity to learn about Shakespeare’s work. To learn more about these and other exciting things happening at UMPI, visit www.umpi.edu. # SPRING 2015 63