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University hosts spring semester blood drive

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

University hosts spring semester blood drive

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host its annual spring semester American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center's Multi-Purpose Room. Door prizes will be given away during this time. Members of the campus and community are invited and encouraged to participate in this free event.

UMPI, UMFK make major announcement on tuition rate for out-of-state students

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

UMPI, UMFK make major announcement on tuition rate for out-of-state students

The University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Maine at Presque Isle today unveiled a new tuition structure for out-of-state and international students that offers competitive pricing in those markets and also acts as a catalyst for economic development in Aroostook County.

Starting with the Fall 2014 semester, UMPI and UMFK will be simplifying their tuition structure by offering out-of-state students the same tuition rate extended to students who participate in the New England Board of Higher Education Tuition Break Program.

Sonntag accepts top position at USC Sumter

Friday, 17 January 2014

Sonntag accepts top position at USC Sumter

University of Maine at Presque Isle officials announced today that Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Sonntag will step down at the end of January to accept the top position at the University of South Carolina Sumter. He has served as UMPI's chief academic officer since 2007.

UMPI Professor takes part in international art residencies

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

UMPI Professor takes part in international art residencies

A University of Maine at Presque Isle Fine Art professor spent several months this summer and fall working in locations throughout Europe after being awarded three art residencies—two of them with fellowships—to focus on her art work.

Heather Sincavage, UMPI Assistant Professor of Fine Art, participated in art residencies at the Arteles Creative Center in Hameenkyro, Finland; at the Can Serrat International Art Center in Barcelona, Spain; and at the Nes Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland. Based on the strength of her application and artistic merit, she was awarded fellowships from both Arteles and Can Serrat.

UMPI’s PTA Program successfully completes accreditation

Friday, 13 December 2013

UMPI’s PTA Program successfully completes accreditation

University of Maine at Presque Isle officials are pleased to announce that the University's Physical Therapist Assistant Program has received official status as an academic program after receiving full accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education [CAPTE].

University announces new Director of Facilities Management

Friday, 13 December 2013

University announces new Director of Facilities Management

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has hired an experienced facilities and construction leader, planner and manager to serve as its new Director of Facilities Management.

Gregg Bouchard, who comes to UMPI with 16 years of facilities management experience, replaces outgoing Director of Facilities Management Robert Aughinbaugh, who relocated to Pittsburgh earlier this fall to take a position closer to family.

UMPI Professor presents at Comer Abrupt Climate Change conference

Friday, 13 December 2013

UMPI Professor presents at Comer Abrupt Climate Change conference

David Putnam, archaeologist/climate scientist and University of Maine at Presque Isle faculty member, recently took part in the Comer Abrupt Climate Change conference, an annual conference that draws top leaders and scientists from around the world to Wisconsin to discuss abrupt climate change research.

UMPI group attends regional geologic conference

Friday, 13 December 2013

UMPI group attends regional geologic conference

A group of University of Maine at Presque Isle Environmental Studies and Sustainability (ESS) program faculty and students attended the 105th annual meeting of the New England Intercollegiate Geologic Conference (NEIGC), held at Millinocket Lake in the Katahdin region earlier this fall. NEIGC is a conference composed of three days of field trips led by regional experts to locations of geological and historical significance. It is designed to facilitate field-based interactions and dialogue between regional college students, faculty, and professional geologists.

McCartney makes research visit to Japan

Friday, 13 December 2013

McCartney makes research visit to Japan

Kevin McCartney, University of Maine at Presque Isle Professor of Geology, spent the Thanksgiving week with research colleagues at Yamagata University in Japan. He was invited to present a talk at the Japanese university, titled "Silicoflagellate double skeletons: a summary of recent observations of fossil and modern specimens." He also worked with several graduate students there on various projects.

County’s first Empty Bowls fundraiser a success

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

County’s first Empty Bowls fundraiser a success

The University of Maine at Presque's Ceramics II class enjoyed a sellout event and raised nearly $1,800 when they held the area's very first Empty Bowls fundraiser. As part of this Empty Bowls event, participants had the opportunity to purchase unique homemade bowls and enjoy cups of warm soup, all to benefit Martha and Mary's Soup Kitchen. The Empty Bowls fundraiser was held at the William V. Haskell Community Center (Presque Isle Recreation Center) on Friday, Dec. 6 from 6-8 p.m. in conjunction with the Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk.

Nominations open for 7th Young Professionals Institute

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Nominations open for 7th Young Professionals Institute

Momentum Aroostook, MMG Insurance, and the University of Maine at Presque Isle are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the seventh annual Young Professionals Institute, running this year on Tuesdays from March 4 to April 29. The online nomination/application form is available at www.umpi.edu/ypi. The nomination deadline is Monday, Dec. 16.

UMPI hosts County’s first Empty Bowls fundraiser

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

UMPI hosts County’s first Empty Bowls fundraiser

The University of Maine at Presque's Ceramics II class invites County residents to attend the area's first Empty Bowls fundraiser, which gives participants the opportunity to purchase unique homemade bowls and enjoy cups of warm soup, all to benefit a local soup kitchen. The Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held at the William V. Haskell Community Center (Presque Isle Recreation Center) on Friday, Dec. 6 from 6-8 p.m. This event is being held in conjunction with the Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk.

UMPI receives fourth top ranking from U.S. News and World Report

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

UMPI receives fourth top ranking from U.S. News and World Report

Officials at the University of Maine at Presque Isle are pleased to announce that the institution has garnered a fourth top ranking from U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Colleges for Veterans among Regional Colleges in the North. U.S. News and World Report released its inaugural Best Colleges for Veterans rankings on Nov. 11. The rankings spotlight institutions that are helping veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery presents show by Jme Smith

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery presents show by Jme Smith

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery will present The Robot, The Rooster, The Red Dress, and The Blue Indian by Jme Smith from Dec. 2, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show's run and attend the Opening Reception on Dec. 6 from 5-7 p.m. The opening reception is being held in conjunction with the Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk.

UMPI honors AMA graduates

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

UMPI honors AMA graduates

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce that nearly 30 people completed American Management Association certificate programs in 2012-2013. UMPI has served as an extension institute of the AMA for the past 25 years, offering a multi-course curriculum leading to Certificates in Management and Human Resources Management.