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Faculty Noon Seminar Series returns

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Faculty Noon Seminar Series returns for the Fall 2011 semester with presentations on everything from climate change in Central Asia and the Chinese public education system to research on branchiobdellidans and slave hiring in Antebellum Virginia.

Seminars generally will be held on the final Thursday of every month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Normal Hall Faculty Lounge, unless otherwise noted. Presentations will be 20-30 minutes in length with a discussion period to follow. Faculty, students, staff and community members attending are welcome to bring their lunches and join in the discussion.

University hosts annual fall blood drive

Friday, 14 October 2011

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will hold its annual fall blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from Noon to 6 p.m. in the Campus Center's Multi-Purpose Room. Members of the campus and community are invited and encouraged to participate.

The blood drive is sponsored by the University's Residence Life Office, the Brothers of Kappa Delta Phi and the Sisters of Kappa Delta Phi NAS. Walk-ins are welcome and door prizes will be given away during the drive. If donors wish to reserve a time in advance, they should call 768-9585 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Sincavage presents in five national, international art shows

Friday, 07 October 2011

University of Maine at Presque Isle Assistant Professor of Art Heather Sincavage is in the middle of a very busy fall semester: in addition to teaching her very first round of classes at UMPI, she is exhibiting both nationally and internationally over the next several months.

Dr. Johnston published in journal Behaviour

Monday, 03 October 2011

Dr. Johnston published in journal Behaviour

Dr. Jason Johnston, University of Maine at Presque Isle Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology, just had his article published in the journal Behaviour. The article is titled Effects of stage in incubation, time in season, and proportion of original clutch remaining on nest desertion by house sparrows, Passer domesticus.

UMPI Professor to present at international geology conference

Monday, 03 October 2011

University of Maine at Presque Isle Professor Kevin McCartney will present his research at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America [GSA], which is scheduled to take place Oct. 9-12 in Minneapolis, Minn. More than 6,000 scientists are expected to attend this international conference.

UMPI hosts Maine Archaeological Society fall meeting

Monday, 03 October 2011

Professional and avocational archaeologists from Maine and farther afield will gather at the University of Maine at Presque Isle next month when it hosts the Fall 2011 meeting of the Maine Archaeological Society [MAS] on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. The meeting will be held in the UMPI Campus Center from 12:45 to 8 p.m.

UMPI’s Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Dr. David Hart

Monday, 26 September 2011

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host Dr. David Hart, Director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center and the Research Leader for Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative, as the next speaker in its 2011-2012 University Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Dr. Hart will speak at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Campus Center about Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative: Linking Knowledge with Action to Create a Brighter Economic, Social and Environmental Future.

UMPI hosts management courses for the fall semester

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be offering two courses this fall beginning Monday, Sept. 26 and Wednesday, Sept. 28, respectively, as part of its American Management Association's certificate programs. The course registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 21.

UMPI announces Educator of the Year, Distinguished Alumni awardees

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will honor two alumni with awards of distinction during its Homecoming 2011 activities the weekend of Sept. 23-25. The annual alumni award presentations will be made for the first time during the State of the University Address by President Don Zillman, which will take place on Friday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center.

UMPI Introduces Casciano and Heidorf as New Basketball Coaches

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The University of Maine at Presque Isle Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Jim Casciano and Marc Heidorf as the program's new men's and women's head basketball coaches, respectively. Casciano also serves as the Assistant Athletic Director, while Heidorf takes on the role of Sports Information Director.

Photographer Jason Grass to host signing for new book

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

University of Maine at Presque Isle alumnus and photographer Jason Grass will present his latest book Living in Color, Dreaming in Black and White during a book signing event on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Owl's Nest, located in the University's Campus Center.