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Geneticist to speak about her research on individualized cancer therapy

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Geneticist to speak about her research on individualized cancer therapy

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce the next speaker in its 2013-2014 University Distinguished Lecturer Series—Dr. Carol Bult, who will discuss the research she has done on genetically-based cancer therapies. Dr. Bult will deliver a talk titled Cancer Avatars and Individualized Cancer Therapy on Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Her talk is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.

UMPI alumnus returns to teach hybrid education course

Thursday, 20 February 2014

UMPI alumnus returns to teach hybrid education course

University of Maine at Presque Isle alumnus Michael Thibodeau—a 2013 inductee into the Massachusetts Science in Education Hall of Fame and the University's most recent Distinguished Educator Award recipient—is returning to campus this spring to teach a new hybrid course for the College of Education. His 9-week course will run from March 3 to May 5.

EDU 363: Teaching Science in the Secondary School will be presented in an online format, but with a special hybrid twist—Thibodeau will be on campus in person to provide two on-campus lab experiences on Sat., March 8 and Sat., April 12.

UMPI hosts management courses for the spring semester

Thursday, 20 February 2014

UMPI hosts management courses for the spring semester

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be offering two courses this spring beginning Monday, March 24, and Tuesday, March 25, respectively, as part of its American Management Association's certificate programs. The course registration deadline is March 19.

UMPI steps to national forefront with Proficiency-based education initiative

Sunday, 16 February 2014

UMPI steps to national forefront with Proficiency-based education initiative

Officials announce $200,000 Davis Educational Foundation grant and new vision to help establish groundbreaking learning approach

The University of Maine at Presque Isle was joined by several top Maine education officials during a Feb. 13 press conference in Bangor to announce its transition to proficiency-based education, a move that makes UMPI the first university in Maine and one of the first in the nation to deliver this type of interactive learning. Proficiency-based education encourages deeper learning and greater engagement by providing more hands-on activities, giving students choices in selecting assignments, and having them demonstrate proficiency in a subject area before moving along to the next concept.

Planet Head Day to raise funds for C-A-N-C-E-R

Tuesday, 04 February 2014

Planet Head Day to raise funds for C-A-N-C-E-R

What do space science education and cancer awareness have in common? They're both the focus of this region's most unique fundraiser, Planet Head Day, where participants raise money for a local cancer organization by having their heads shaved and painted as planets, dwarf planets, moons, comets and asteroids. Aroostook County's 8th annual Planet Head Day takes place on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University of Maine at Presque Isle's Wieden Gymnasium. This not-to-be-missed event is free and the public is invited to attend.

City of Presque Isle, UMPI prepare for pool collaboration

Tuesday, 04 February 2014

City of Presque Isle, UMPI prepare for pool collaboration

Officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the City of Presque Isle are working to ensure a smooth transition for community members when the city's aquatics program begins offering its lessons at the Gentile Hall pool starting in March.

In an effort to familiarize community members with UMPI's pool, officials will be hosting two open house events—on Friday, Feb. 14 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and on Saturday, March 1 from 4-5 p.m.—providing tours of the building, a brief orientation on how the city's aquatics programming will be offered at the UMPI facility, and an opportunity to get a wide variety of questions answered. The public is invited and encouraged to attend these free events.

UMPI hosts open house, ribbon cutting for new Center for Student Success

Tuesday, 04 February 2014

UMPI hosts open house, ribbon cutting for new Center for Student Success

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the establishment of the newly created Center for Student Success with an open house on Friday, Feb. 7, from Noon to 1 p.m. in the South Hall Lobby. A ribbon cutting will take place at 12:30 p.m. during the open house. The public is invited to attend, and to enjoy light refreshments and tours of the new space during this free event.

Outing Club announces events for Spring 2014

Tuesday, 04 February 2014

Outing Club announces events for Spring 2014

The University of Maine at Presque Outing Club is offering a series of spring adventures and activities for campus and community members to enjoy, including skiing, snowshoeing, a high ropes course, and outdoor rock climbing.

UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery presents show by Carrie Scanga

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery presents show by Carrie Scanga

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery will present Navigation Lights by Portland artist Carrie Scanga from Jan. 27 through March 8, 2014. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show's run and attend the Opening Reception on Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk.

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.