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Employees honored during annual breakfast

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Employees honored during annual breakfast

The University of Maine at Presque Isle honored several employees for their years of service during the annual Welcome Back and Employee Appreciation Breakfast held on Aug. 30.

Twenty employees were recognized for their combined 355 years of service to the University. Employees were honored with various tokens of appreciation, from pewter mugs and clocks to lamps and rocking chairs.

UMPI celebrates teaching and learning during Presidential Inauguration

Monday, 16 September 2013

UMPI celebrates teaching and learning during Presidential Inauguration

From the smallest preschoolers to the eldest lifelong learners, the University of Maine at Presque Isle's Gentile Hall was filled on Sept. 13 with campus and community members, as well as dignitaries from throughout Maine and beyond, celebrating the Inauguration of Dr. Linda K. Schott as the University's Eleventh President. The theme for the special ceremony, which represented the central role the University has played in the lives of generations of learners, was Linking Generations Through Teaching and Learning.

UMPI receives three top rankings from U.S. News and World Report

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

UMPI receives three top rankings from U.S. News and World Report

Officials at the University of Maine at Presque Isle are pleased to announce that the institution earned not one, but three top rankings on U.S. News and World Report's 2014 Best Colleges list. In this year's annual rankings, UMPI was named among the 50 Best Regional Colleges in the North, among the 15 Top Public Schools in the North, and among the top 5 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with least debt.

 

UMPI announces Educator, Distinguished Alumni awardees

Monday, 09 September 2013

UMPI announces Educator, Distinguished Alumni awardees

The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Alumni Association will honor two alumni with awards of distinction during the Homecoming 2013 activities during the Sept. 12-15 weekend. The annual alumni award presentations will be made during the Homecoming Alumni and Friends Brunch, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. in the President's House.

UMPI hosts management courses for the fall semester

Monday, 09 September 2013

UMPI hosts management courses for the fall semester

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

These fall courses, part of a multi-course curriculum leading to Certificates in Management and Human Resources Management, are specifically created to meet the unique needs of working professionals who want to be more effective in their current positions and better prepared for future advancement, according to Keith Madore, campus AMA coordinator.

SAGE kicks off fall class offerings

Monday, 09 September 2013

SAGE kicks off fall class offerings

A University of Maine at Presque Isle program that serves local residents over 50 and believes in "learning for life" will host its fall kick-off event at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 in the Campus Center. For 16 years, Seniors Achieving Greater Education [SAGE] has brought short courses in arts, sciences, and specialty areas to the region's senior community.

UMPI celebrates Constitution Day with Living History lecture

Monday, 09 September 2013

UMPI celebrates Constitution Day with Living History lecture

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the 226th birthday of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a unique "Living History" lecture delivered by Dr. Brent Andersen, an assistant professor of political science (adjunct) at the University.

On Tuesday, September 17, from Noon to 1 p.m., students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to observe Constitution Day by gathering in the University's Campus Center for the special lecture, which is titled How the States United: From the Declaration of Independence & Revolutionary War to the Constitution of the United States.

UMPI hosts annual community and campus clubs fair

Monday, 09 September 2013

UMPI hosts annual community and campus clubs fair

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host its 18th Annual Clubs and Community Fair on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Multipurpose Room.

The University kicks off the academic year with this event that allows campus clubs and organizations to promote their groups to the student body and the community. This event also introduces students to the services and products available to them in the community.

UMPI holds Presidential Inauguration Sept. 13

Wednesday, 04 September 2013

UMPI holds Presidential Inauguration Sept. 13

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will mark an important milestone in its history when it hosts the Inauguration of Dr. Linda K. Schott as its Eleventh President on Friday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. in Gentile Hall. Linking Generations Through Teaching and Learning serves as the theme of the event and it will be reflected in several special ways throughout the ceremony. A reception will follow in the Campus Center; refreshments will be served. All campus and community members, as well as those from further afield, are invited to attend and take part in the celebration.

UMPI, Wintergreen celebrate success of northern Maine’s first-ever color-filled 5K

Wednesday, 04 September 2013

UMPI, Wintergreen celebrate success of northern Maine’s first-ever color-filled 5K

With perfect weather, hundreds of participants, and thousands of dollars raised, the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Wintergreen Arts Center are calling their Color Presque Isle 5K event a resounding success. Their fun-filled 5K, which welcomed more than 400 participants and served as a benefit for the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts, raised more than $11,000.

World renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson to serve as DLS speaker

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

World renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson to serve as DLS speaker

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to announce that it will kick off its 2013-2014 University Distinguished Lecturer Series with a talk by world renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson. Presented by Canon USA's Explorer of Light program, Tenneson will deliver her talk An Intimate Look at the Intimate Portrait on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. Tenneson's talk is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.

UMPI celebrates Homecoming 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

UMPI celebrates Homecoming 2013

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is hosting another jam-packed Homecoming celebration from Thursday, Sept. 12 to Sunday, Sept. 15, offering everything from socials and athletic events to alumni games and the annual Hall of Fame dinner. As a special part of this year's Homecoming weekend, the Inauguration of UMPI's Eleventh President, Dr. Linda Schott, will take place.

UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery displays world renowned photographer

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

UMPI’s Reed Fine Art Gallery displays world renowned photographer

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery will exhibit Wise Women: A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage, and Beauty by world renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson from Sept. 3 through Oct. 12, 2013. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show's run and attend a special reception on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 5-7 p.m. with Tenneson speaking at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Tenneson's visit to UMPI and her photographic exhibition are presented through Canon USA's Explorer of Light program.

NMCC, UMPI sign agreements that increase transferability

Thursday, 22 August 2013

NMCC, UMPI sign agreements that increase transferability

Officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle and Northern Maine Community College held a signing ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 22, in NMCC's Edmunds Library, finalizing two articulation agreements that ensure UMPI and NMCC students experience a smooth transition when they opt to transfer between institutions.

NMCC President Timothy Crowley and UMPI President Linda Schott led the official signing of the documents, which now can be utilized by students who are preparing for the 2013-2014 academic year.

UMPI, Wintergreen present northern Maine’s first-ever color-filled 5K

Friday, 02 August 2013

UMPI, Wintergreen present northern Maine’s first-ever color-filled 5K

The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Wintergreen Arts Center are teaming up to present a very unique and fun-filled 5K fundraiser—the Color Presque Isle 5K, where participants will dress in white and get showered with colored powder throughout the course. The event, which serves as a benefit for the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. starting at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Proceeds from this exciting event—the first of its kind in The County—will be used to further the development of the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts [NMCCA].