Dr. Michael E. Sonntag, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, UMPI, (left) is welcomed by Carl Young, President, FFRC, as Floyd Rockholt, Assistant District Governor, Rotary District 7810, looks on.

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Five bond issues appear on the November 5, 2013 Referendum Ballot. Question 2 (Bond Issue) states, “Do you favor a $15,500,000 bond issue to enhance educational and employment opportunities for Maine citizens and students by updating and improving existing laboratory and classroom facilities of the University of Maine System statewide?

Dr. Michael E. Sonntag, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Maine Presque Isle (UMPI), spoke at the club’s weekly meeting and discussed the bond issue and its implications as it relates to the UMPI classroom facilities available to students. Michael showed, using a visual aid presentation, and discussed numerous upgrades that will be made in the UMPI classrooms should the ballot initiative be successful.