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UMPI and RSU 39 sign expansive dual credit agreement

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

UMPI and RSU 39 sign expansive dual credit agreement
Partnership creates one of the most comprehensive dual credit opportunities between a County university and school district

Students at Caribou High School and Caribou Regional Technology Center will be able to earn credit toward both a high school degree and a Bachelor's degree for nearly two dozen courses they take thanks to a unique new dual credit agreement signed by RSU 39 and the University of Maine at Presque Isle. With the ability for students to earn up to 63 credits toward a college degree, this partnership is one of the most comprehensive dual credit opportunities to be established between a University and a school district in Aroostook County.

Employees honored during annual recognition event

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Employees honored during annual recognition event

The University of Maine at Presque Isle honored several employees for their years of service during the annual Employee Recognition Reception held on May 21. Twenty-three employees were recognized for their combined 315 years of service to the University. Employees were honored with various tokens of appreciation, from clocks to framed art.

University of Maine at Presque Isle hosts 106th Commencement

Monday, 18 May 2015

University of Maine at Presque Isle hosts 106th Commencement

One hundred and seventy-four students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, May 16, during the 2015 Commencement Exercises – the University's 106th Commencement ceremony. President Linda Schott conferred degrees for the 2014-2015 academic year upon 122 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.

Ethelyn Boyd retiring after 44 years of service

Friday, 15 May 2015

Ethelyn Boyd retiring after 44 years of service

If you've stopped by the President's Office at the University of Maine at Presque Isle in the last two decades, then you were probably greeted with a smile and a friendly welcome by Ethelyn Boyd, the President's Assistant. Boyd has been the heart of the office—a consistent and calming presence, and the one who keeps things humming smoothly—for the past 21 years. But this May will ring in the end of an era when Boyd retires after 44 years of service to the University.

Mallard makes herself at home at UMPI’s Center for Innovative Learning

Friday, 15 May 2015

Mallard makes herself at home at UMPI’s Center for Innovative Learning

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is known as the Home of the Owls, but right now it's playing host to a mother duck waiting for her nestful of eggs to hatch.

Of all the places the mallard hen could have selected for her nesting spot, she chose the flower box in front of the University's Center for Innovative Learning [CIL]. University Library staffer Michelle Greene discovered the duck and her nest on May 1, when faculty, staff, and students were celebrating "UMPI Day" by cleaning up around campus.

Soon-to-be UMPI graduate finishes what she started in 1971

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Soon-to-be UMPI graduate finishes what she started in 1971

Claudette LaBonte Kane laughingly says that the story of her life is that she starts things but never finishes them. But more than four decades after taking her first class at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, she will be completing her undergraduate experience by marching in UMPI's Commencement Exercises on May 16 and receiving her Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree.

UMPI hosts spring management courses

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

UMPI hosts spring management courses

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be offering two courses this spring beginning Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20, respectively, as part of its American Management Association's certificate programs. The course registration deadline is May 18.

Giles leads trip to Iwo Jima, Peleliu

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

Giles leads trip to Iwo Jima, Peleliu

Anderson Giles, retired University of Maine at Presque Isle professor, has made many trips to the Pacific focused on preserving the history of World War II. Recently, Giles had the honor of leading a select group on visits to two of WWII's most deadly Pacific battlefields. The group participated in the special 70th commemoration ceremonies on Iwo Jima and then traveled on to explore battle sites on the island of Peleliu in Palau.

McCartney publishes two articles, reaches publication milestone

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

McCartney publishes two articles, reaches publication milestone

Kevin McCartney, Professor of Geology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, has had two scientific articles published in international journals this spring. These publications represent his 50th and 51st major articles with international distribution and include co-authors from Poland, Russia and Japan.

Education leader J. Duke Albanese to speak during UMPI’s 106th Commencement Exercises

Monday, 27 April 2015

Education leader J. Duke Albanese to speak during UMPI’s 106th Commencement Exercises

President Linda Schott has announced that J. Duke Albanese—a national leader in the effort to redesign public education and learning for all students—will deliver the commencement address during the University of Maine at Presque Isle's 106th Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015. During the event, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree will be presented to Albanese.

UMPI hosts 3rd Annual Safe Homes run/walk

Monday, 27 April 2015

UMPI hosts 3rd Annual Safe Homes run/walk

The University of Maine at Presque will host the 3rd Annual Safe Homes Aroostook "Move to End Homelessness" fundraiser on Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 12-3 p.m. The 5K fun run/walk, which will be held rain or shine, will start at 1 p.m. and end at Gentile Hall and wind along the city's sidewalks and bike path.

UMPI Social Sciences hosts talk by Jason Grass

Monday, 27 April 2015

UMPI Social Sciences hosts talk by Jason Grass

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Social Sciences will host Jason Grass for an evening presentation on Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Grass' talk, titled The People of the Hill: Then and Now, will focus on Pagan culture, history and contemporary practice, and is free and open to the public.

UMPI Baseball Team Says NO MORE to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Monday, 27 April 2015

UMPI Baseball Team Says NO MORE to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

When the University of Maine at Presque Isle Baseball team takes the field at Husson University for their game against Newbury on Sunday, you might notice something a little different about their players. The UMPI players will be wearing eye-black, but not just any eye-black. The players will be sporting eye-black with the words "NO MORE," because the team has dedicated this game to saying "no more" to domestic violence and sexual assault.

UMPI hosts Empty Bowls fundraiser

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

UMPI hosts Empty Bowls fundraiser

The University of Maine at Presque's Ceramics I & II class invites County residents to attend the area's second Empty Bowls fundraiser, which gives participants the opportunity to purchase unique homemade bowls and enjoy cups of soup, all to benefit Martha and Mary's Soup Kitchen. The Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held at the William V. Haskell Community Center (Presque Isle Recreation Center) on Tuesday, April 28 from 6-8 p.m. Doors will open and bowls will officially go on sale at 6 p.m.

Newell to give classical piano concert at UMPI

Friday, 17 April 2015

Newell to give classical piano concert at UMPI

Live classical music returns to the University of Maine at Presque Isle when contemporary classical composer and pianist John Newell plays in the Campus Center on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Presented by the UMPI Cultural Arts Committee, this special night of music is free and community members are invited to attend. Donations will be accepted at the door to support future cultural arts activities.