The University of Maine at Presque Isle celebrated the completion of its $2.3 million renovation project at Pullen Hall – which included the installation of solar panels on the roof, a biomass boiler in the basement, and many updates and energy efficiencies in between – with an official Rededication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting at Noon on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Pullen Art Gallery.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is welcoming 17 new employees at the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, including new professors, coaches, and professional staffers.
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.
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.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Phi Eta Sigma recently held a ceremony to induct its newest members. Nineteen students received certificates signifying their achievement.
University of Maine at Presque Isle History Professor John Zaborney has signed a book contract with one of the nation's outstanding scholarly presses for his forthcoming book on slave hiring in 19th century America.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Criminal Justice students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle will take on local law enforcement officials during the 7th Annual CJ Students vs. Law Enforcement Basketball Game, to be held for the first time during Homecoming weekend.
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.
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.