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UMPI receives $50,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

UMPI receives $50,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant

University is one of 66 Our Town projects selected nationwide for arts-based community development investment

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to assist in the creation of the region's very first facility dedicated to the visual arts. The University has been working with the Wintergreen Arts Center, the City of Presque Isle, building owners, and several other partners to transform 149 State Street into the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts.

UMPI one of 20 network members helping to shape national conversation on Competency-Based Education

Monday, 14 July 2014

UMPI one of 20 network members helping to shape national conversation on Competency-Based Education

Officials with the University of Maine at Presque are working with the nation's top Competency-Based Education leaders—to establish shared guiding principles for the learning approach and offer recommendations that will help other institutions develop competency-based degree programs of their own—after being selected as one of only 20 institutions nationwide to participate in the Competency-Based Education Network [C-BEN].

UMPI students promote EMMC Acute Rehab unit

Friday, 11 July 2014

UMPI students promote EMMC Acute Rehab unit

Two University of Maine at Presque Isle students were able to get real-world experience creating promotional materials for a hospital-based rehabilitation unit in Bangor, Maine, and have that unit use their work, as part of their fieldwork practicum in Professional Communication and Journalism.

UMPI Professor describes new species

Friday, 11 July 2014

UMPI Professor describes new species

Dr. Kevin McCartney, Professor of Geology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, has published an article in an international journal that describes a new genus and three new species of silicoflagellates, a single-celled algae that lives in the oceans.

Employees honored during annual recognition event

Friday, 11 July 2014

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 15. Twenty-five employees were recognized for their combined 490 years of service to the University. Employees were honored with various tokens of appreciation, from clocks to framed art.

University announces 2014 graduates

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

University announces 2014 graduates

Two hundred and ten students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the 2013-2014 academic year. On Saturday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. during the 2014 Commencement Exercises, the University's 105th Commencement, President Linda Schott conferred degrees upon 137 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.

UMPI releases Dean’s List for Spring 2014

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

UMPI releases Dean’s List for Spring 2014

Two hundred and ninety-eight students at the University of Maine at Presque have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester, according to Dr. Ray Rice, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

UMPI, Red Cross to host Super Blood Drive

Monday, 16 June 2014

UMPI, Red Cross to host Super Blood Drive

The American Red Cross and the University of Maine at Presque Isle's Residence Life Office are teaming up to pull off the University's seventh "Super" Blood Drive this summer, the time of year when the need for blood increases.

The Super Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30 in the Gentile Hall Gymnasium. The event is being sponsored by the University and cosponsored by Pat's Pizza, Big Cheese Pizza, Wal-Mart, and Country Farm's Market.

University of Maine at Presque Isle hosts 105th Commencement

Thursday, 12 June 2014

University of Maine at Presque Isle hosts 105th Commencement

Two hundred and thirteen students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, May 17, during the 2014 Commencement Exercises – the University's 105th Commencement ceremony. President Linda Schott conferred degrees for the 2013-2014 academic year upon 138 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.

UMPI Online English Major travels 1,450 miles to march in graduation

Friday, 16 May 2014

UMPI Online English Major travels 1,450 miles to march in graduation

The road to a college degree can be long for many college students, but it usually doesn't involve a 1,450-mile, three-day road trip each way with a spouse and three kids in tow. But that's exactly the journey that University of Maine at Presque Isle Online English major Heather Herbert and her family are taking—from their home in Cumming, Georgia, which is north of Atlanta, to Presque Isle—so she can receive her Bachelor's degree in person.

TRiO College Access Services receives grant from Maine EPSCoR

Friday, 16 May 2014

TRiO College Access Services receives grant from Maine EPSCoR

High school sophomores in TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Maine at Presque Isle will have the opportunity to participate in a two-week learning experience on climate change as a part of the summer residential program thanks to a $3,000 mini-grant from the Maine Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research [EPSCoR].

Ellis Paul to perform at UMPI May 18

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Ellis Paul to perform at UMPI May 18

A nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter who has spent more than 20 years touring as a musician, and who just happens to call Presque Isle his hometown, will present a special performance in May at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Ellis Paul will present a benefit concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in the Campus Center. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $20 at the door.

Nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Ellis Paul to speak during UMPI’s 105th Commencement Exercises

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Ellis Paul  to speak during UMPI’s 105th Commencement Exercises

President Linda Schott has announced that Ellis Paul—a national acclaimed singer-songwriter who hails from Presque Isle and has spent more than 20 years touring as a musician—will deliver the commencement address during the University of Maine at Presque Isle's 105th Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 17. During the event, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree will be presented to Paul.

UMPI announces major gift, establishment of Bernard Langlais Collection

Friday, 25 April 2014

UMPI announces major gift, establishment of Bernard Langlais Collection

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has become the premiere research facility for art lovers and scholars who want to study the artistic process of acclaimed sculptor Bernard Langlais after receiving a gift of more than 800 Langlais art pieces from the Kohler Foundation, Inc. UMPI officials announced the major gift and the establishment of the Langlais Study Collection during a press conference held on April 24 in the Reed Fine Art Gallery.