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UMPI releases Dean’s List for Fall 2014

Friday, 30 January 2015

UMPI releases Dean’s List for Fall 2014

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

UMPI’s Warhol exhibit to include never-before-seen selections

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

UMPI’s Warhol exhibit to include never-before-seen selections

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery will showcase several never-before-seen photographs from its Andy Warhol collection, as well as several newly acquired original Warhol screen prints donated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, as part of its latest exhibit, Warhol: Faces, which will be on display from Jan. 20 to Feb. 21. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show's run and attend the Opening Reception, on Feb. 6 from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk.

Nominations open for 8th Young Professionals Institute

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Nominations open for 8th 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 eighth annual Young Professionals Institute, running this year on Tuesdays from March 3 to April 14. The online nomination/application form is available at www.umpi.edu/ypi. The nomination deadline is Friday, Jan. 30.

University sponsors FAFSA Labs during College Goal Month

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

University sponsors FAFSA Labs during College Goal Month

Need cash for college? The cost of college is on the minds of most seniors in high school and other adults who aspire to a college degree, and the TRiO College Access staff members from the Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search programs at the University of Maine at Presque Isle are hosting several College Goal Month events to help.

UMPI hosts Rutgers professor for talk on Mongolia’s “river wolf”

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

UMPI hosts Rutgers professor for talk on Mongolia’s “river wolf”

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host Dr. Olaf Jensen, a scientist who has worked since 2007 to study and conserve Mongolia's unique lake and river ecosystems, for an evening presentation on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Dr. Jensen's talk, titled The River Wolf and the Blue Pearl: Conservation of Endangered Salmonids in Mongolia, will focus on several of Mongolia's fish currently at risk, including the Hucho taimen, the largest trout in the world.

University hosts spring semester blood drive

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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. 27 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.

Davidshofer published by Palgrave Macmillan

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Davidshofer published by Palgrave Macmillan

A professor who taught at the University of Maine at Presque Isle for more than 40 years has had a 200-page book published by one of the top global academic publishers. Dr. William Davidshofer, UMPI Professor Emeritus of Political Science, had a major work entitled Marxism and the Leninist Revolutionary Model published by Palgrave Macmillan this past September.

UMPI alum Bob Tarpey awarded top honor

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

UMPI alum Bob Tarpey awarded top honor

University of Maine at Presque Isle alumus Bob Tarpey received a major honor this month for his work as an Athletic Trainer for the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Tarpey was named the 2014 Minor League Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS). He was presented with his national award in early December by PBATS at the annual Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego.

McCartney published two science papers

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

McCartney published two science papers

University of Maine at Presque Isle Trustees Professor Kevin McCartney recently published two papers in international science journals. Both papers are about the silicoflagellate double skeletons. These are two paired skeletons that were connected prior to the division of the microorganism into two cells. One of the articles was published in the journal Marine Micropaleontology and the other in the Journal of Nannoplankton Research. McCartney is first author on both articles, which include 12 other authors from eight countries in Europe, Asia and Australia.

UMPI hosts the first Northern Maine Regional Brain Bee

Monday, 01 December 2014

UMPI hosts the first Northern Maine Regional Brain Bee

University of Maine at Presque Isle Biology professor Dr. Rachael Hannah and Aroostook County high school teachers are working together to hold the 1st Northern Maine Regional Brain Bee on Dec. 12, 2014, on the UMPI campus. The event is being held in conjunction with faculty from the University of Maine at Machias and the University of New England as they will be holding the Eastern Maine Regional Brain Bee and the Southern Maine Regional Brain Bee, respectively, on their campuses on the same day.

UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery presents exhibit on Presque Isle’s past

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery presents exhibit on Presque Isle’s past

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery will present Pictures, Postcards, and Plates: Souvenirs of Presque Isle's Past, presented by the Presque Isle Historical Society, from Dec. 5, 2014, through Jan. 10, 2015. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show's run and attend the Opening Reception, on Dec. 5 from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk.

UMPI BFA students to present Mini-Show

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

UMPI BFA students to present Mini-Show

The University of Maine at Presque Isle Fine Art Program faculty members are pleased to announce the BFA Student Mini-Show, an event developed through the 2014 Fine Art Senior Thesis Exhibition course. The Mini-Show exhibition will be hosted in the Pullen Art Gallery from Dec. 5, 2014, through Jan. 20, 2015. An opening reception will be held during the First Friday Art Walk on Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m. Artists will conduct a short gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.

UMPI announces new Sustainable Agriculture concentration

Monday, 24 November 2014

UMPI announces new Sustainable Agriculture concentration

In an effort to support local agricultural interests and provide skilled workers for one of the region's primary economic drivers, the University of Maine at Presque Isle has established a new Sustainable Agriculture concentration within the Environmental Science and Sustainability program. This is the only agricultural-related bachelor's degree program being offered north of Orono.