University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page announced today that University of Maine at Presque Isle President Linda Schott has accepted an offer to serve as the president of Southern Oregon University.
Ever since Darci Faye was a little girl, she’s dreamed of becoming a playwright. Now that dream is happening in a very big way as the University of Maine at Presque Isle student prepares to see a show she wrote performed live on stage in New York City. This June and July, Faye’s play Infinitely Yours will get five performances at the Paradise Factory Theatre as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festival.
Exam week at the University of Maine at Presque Isle was even busier than usual this spring with the addition of two scientists conducting National Science Foundation grant-funded research. Dr. Stuart R. Gelder, Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, joined forces with Michael Tessler, a doctoral candidate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, NY, for the effort.
Members of the University of Maine at Presque Isle Red Cross Club presented a check for $1155 to the American Red Cross of Northern & Eastern Maine on June 2. The club raised the funds during a very successful Red & White Event Supper and Auction held earlier this spring at UMPI in celebration of National Red Cross Month in March.
One hundred and fifty-six students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the 2015-2016 academic year. On Saturday, May 14, during the 2016 Commencement Exercises, the University’s 107th Commencement, President Linda Schott conferred degrees upon 89 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.
Faculty at the University of Maine at Presque Isle were honored with two Maine Campus Compact Awards this spring as part of the coalition’s 15th annual awards ceremony in Augusta. Dr. Lisa Leduc, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, was honored with a Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence and the UMPI Business Program was the recipient of a President’s Campus Leadership Award.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle honored several employees for their years of service during the annual Employee Recognition reception held on May 25. Twenty-three employees were recognized for their combined 260 years of service to the University.
This spring, some not-so-typical chairs were on display in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Center for Innovative Learning [CIL]. What set these particular chairs apart from the various stools, computer chairs, and cushioned seats available in the CIL is that these works of art were made from cardboard.
One hundred and fifty-four students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, May 14, during the 2016 Commencement Exercises – the University’s 107th Commencement ceremony. President Linda Schott conferred degrees for the 2015-2016 academic year upon 85 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.
Those gathered for the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s 107th Commencement Exercises on Saturday morning became witnesses to a very special moment for two UMPI students when Timothy Babine, member of the graduating Class of 2017, had an important question to ask Fine Art major Hayley Hamilton.