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Houlton Center student thriving during hard times

By Melanee Terry As an active student at UMPI’s Houlton Center, Tim Youngfellow has found himself busier than ever this semester, with school, work, community service, and the global pandemic to balance. A third-year student studying Elementary Education with a focus in Social Studies, he has been taking classes at the Center for his entire…

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PTA student adapting to education changes

As a second-year student, Jonathan Ouellette is one of the many students at UMPI who has been dealing with changes in his education since the pandemic hit. A student in the Physical Therapist Assistant program, he has been adjusting to changes in the classroom. Jonathan is from Caribou and is a former employee for UMPI.…

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UMPI students return home to finish semester

By Melanee Terry This past week, UMPI students travelled back home to finish the remainder of the fall semester fully online, including senior Ines Ngoga. Ines, a Biology major, moved out of the dorms and headed home to Portland to be with her family for the rest of 2020. While many were able to enjoy…

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A #SafeReturn back home for students

By Melanee Terry Students living on campus at the University of Maine at Presque Isle will be adapting to another change in their lives as they travel back home for the holidays. Halle Garner, a sophomore Education Major will be traveling home this week to Murray, Utah. Those students taking in-person classes at UMPI will…

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A virtual #SafeReturn for Canadian Emily Miller

This school year has been difficult for every college student, especially UMPI Post-Baccalaureate student Emily Miller, who is adapting to online learning from outside of the country in Canada. Emily is from Nova Scotia and is in her first year at UMPI as a Physical Education major. In a normal year, Emily would have lived…

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A Different Kind of New Beginning for Freshmen

By Melanee Terry College students across the country are experiencing a very different kind of fall semester because of COVID-19. For freshman students in particular, like UMPI Criminal Justice major Wyatt Nadeau, this is especially true as they are simultaneously navigating an important new beginning: their very first months in college. College freshmen this year…

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A #SafeReturn in the MLT Labs

By Melanee Terry Medical Laboratory Technology program students Bryiana Mooers and Liz Ward are making the best of this pandemic in the laboratory and in their lives. Both women are navigating their current reality despite changes in the classroom, in the dorms, and in daily life. Bryiana and Liz are both completing a Bachelor’s degree…

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#SafeReturn: Education in Challenging Times

By Melanee Terry College students across the country, including Marge Dickinson, have spent the last months adapting to a new style of education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a senior Education Major with a concentration in Special Education, Marge has been challenged in many different ways, including how to get her student teaching done.…

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#SafeReturn: How to adapt to a global pandemic

By Melanee Terry While many students living on campus are adapting to changes because of COVID-19, commuter students like Justin Ouellette are also facing challenges as they come to campus. Students from across the country attend UMPI, but much of the student body population is made up of people living in Aroostook County. A senior…

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Adapting to Life Far Away From Home

By Melanee Terry Zening Ye, from Nanning City, China, is one of the few international students who has not been able to go home during the pandemic. In fact, he hasn’t been able to get home to China since January during winter break. As a senior in the Mathematics and Business Administration programs at UMPI,…

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