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.
Three hundred and eighty-five 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, UMPI President and Provost.
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.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle welcomed 9 new faculty and staff in the first part of the 2020-2021 academic year.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle hosted its seventh annual Take Back the Night event, a peaceful, socially-distanced candlelight walk to raise community awareness for sexual and domestic violence on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m., in front of South Hall. This annual event was co-sponsored by the UMPI Black Student Union and Student Organization of Social Workers. The gathering was free to attend and everyone who participated followed social distancing guidelines.
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.