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6/26/2020 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI students, We have been busy with planning and preparations for your safe return to campus by the time the fall semester starts on Aug. 31. I’ll be sharing more information with you about that planning next week, but please know that we’re taking everything into account to ensure your health and safety–from hybrid…

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4/21/2020 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI Community, I am including the message that came out just this morning from the Chancellor in regards to plans at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and across the Maine System to be prepared to open our campuses this Fall 2020 as planned in our academic calendars.  This means that “normal” classes would commence,…

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4/15/2020 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI Community, Just wanted to share with you this evening some words of both encouragement and compassion from our own Ralph McPherson, LCSW, and UMPI’s professional counselor.  You can view it here or through the video attached with this email.  As Ralph says, “All of us can reflect on what’s important in life and…

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4/10/2020 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI Students, I’m very pleased to share with you plans we’re putting in place for this year’s Commencement Exercises. As you know, our charge has been to prepare for a virtual commencement on May 9 as no “live, in-person” commencements will be taking place next month in the University of Maine System. Here is…

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4/6/2020 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI Students, I wanted to update you this morning on the work that the Commencement Committee has been doing since the Chancellor’s announcement that no “live, in-person” commencements will be occurring on May 9.  I asked the committee, which includes Matthew Payan (the President of the Student Government Association) and Evan Zarkadas (your student…

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3/20/2020 – Message from President Rice to campus

Please click here for a special video message from Naomi and I. Dear UMPI Students, I write to inform you of some important academic options that are in effect for the remainder of this semester as well as additional communication options so that you can immediately request help in regards to your learning environment, support…

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