The cemeteries in central Aroostook County hold a treasure trove of stories and Dr. Kimberly Sebold, Professor of History at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, has received a $6,000 Maine Humanities Council Major Grant to find them and turn them into history lessons accessible for local students and history buffs alike.
The region’s premier leadership development training experience is returning after a year on hold with a virtual format and a focus on Resilient Leadership. This year’s Young Professionals Institute, a partnership between the University of Maine at Presque Isle and MMG Insurance, will run on Wednesdays from April 14 to June 2, 4-5:30 p.m.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle has received a $7,500 enterprise marketing grant through the Maine Office of Tourism (MOT) Marketing Partnership Program to promote the Maine Solar System Model. The largest scale model of the solar system in the western hemisphere, and the second largest such model in the world, the Maine Solar System Model extends for nearly 100 miles along U.S. Route 1, from the Sun at UMPI to the dwarf planet Eris in Topsfield.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Dr. Jacqui Lowman, Associate Professor of Professional Communication and Journalism, was honored recently by the Association for Business Communication with the 2020 Bernadine P. Branchaw Spirit of ABC Award. This international award recognizes Dr. Lowman’s work in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the realm of business communication.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is presenting this year’s Robert Wanbaugh Memorial Art Award to Brianna Gerrish of Presque Isle. Her glazed stoneware sculpture Brux will be added to the University’s permanent art collection.
With a new faculty member on board, a brand new $100,000 learning space in place, and research projects in the works, the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s new high-demand Bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science is experiencing a very busy first semester.
In a unique partnership designed to meet the needs of schools and educators throughout the state, the University of Maine at Presque Isle is partnering with the University of Maine at Farmington to expand Physical Education and School Health offerings. UMPI faculty will provide online coursework in Physical Education to UMF students and UMF will deliver online School Health coursework to UMPI students.
To mark the completion of a brand new, 1,800-square-foot Nursing lab at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, officials held a small, socially-distanced gathering on Oct. 29 to formally dedicate the space as the John Lisnik Nursing Simulation Center. This state-of-the-art learning space was made possible through voter-approved bond funding and was named in honor of Presque Isle native John Lisnik, a longtime advocate for Maine students who served as the University of Maine System’s liaison to the Legislature for more than two decades.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery presents MOR•PHOL•O•GY, new sculptures by Brianna Gerrish, between Oct. 15 and Nov. 19, 2020.
With approval from its accreditor, the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the University of Maine at Presque Isle can now offer its very first Master’s degree program—a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL). This fall will mark the first time in the institution’s 117-year history that a graduate program will be offered.