Following a successful first year of the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program delivered at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and as part of continued efforts to address the statewide nursing cliff, officials are doubling the number of slots for Fall 2019. The nursing expansion in Presque Isle is part of the University of Maine System commitment to doubling nursing enrollment over the next five years to address the shortage that is expected to grow to 2,700 vacancies by 2025.
Students interested in an Engineering career can now start their studies at the University of Maine at Presque Isle through the University of Maine System’s Maine Engineering Pathways Program. This unique 1+3 degree program offering allows students to complete their first year of engineering education at UMPI, and then finish the remaining three years of their engineering degree at the University of Maine or the University of Southern Maine.
Three hundred students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester, according to Dr. Ray Rice, UMPI President and Provost.
As part of a multi-campus collaborative effort within the University of Maine System, the University of Maine at Presque Isle will begin offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity starting in Fall 2019—one of only 5 programs in New England dedicated to Cybersecurity.
One hundred and seventy-one students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the 2018-2019 academic year. On Saturday, May 11, during the 2019 Commencement Exercises, the University’s 110th Commencement, President Ray Rice conferred degrees upon 108 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery will present All the Things I Couldn’t Say by Littleton artist Frank Sullivan from June 3 through Aug. 2, 2019. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, June 7, from 5-7 p.m. with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle Library has received a gift of about 150 books, with more coming, about World War I thanks to a generous donation. Officially named the Nick Fowler Collection after the original owner of the books, the collection greatly increases the breadth of the library’s offerings on the subject of World War I.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle honored several employees for their years of service during the annual Employee Recognition reception held on May 15. Twenty-eight employees were recognized for their combined 395 years of service to the University.
The greenhouse under construction at the University of Maine at Presque Isle received its official name on May 20 when the University of Maine System Board of Trustees gave its approval for the state-of-the-art, four-season facility to formally be called the Zillman Family Greenhouse.
One hundred and seventy-nine students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, May 11, during the 2019 Commencement Exercises—the University’s 110th Commencement ceremony. UMPI President Raymond Rice conferred degrees for the 2018-2019 academic year upon 112 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.