This fall, the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Houlton Higher Education Center marks two decades of serving the community and providing a wide range of educational opportunities to the region. While an in-person celebration was not able to take place in September due to health and safety precautions, officials are still finding ways to celebrate the milestone.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle has welcomed 12 new faculty and staff members between last spring and the first part of the 2021-2022 academic year.
A team at the University of Maine at Presque Isle has completed a unique accessibility mapping project, creating a GIS-based map that pinpoints all of the accessible features on campus, from handicap parking spaces to wheelchair accessible ramps and entryways.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present nationally recognized educator and Florida Teacher of the Year Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa as the next speaker in its 2021-2022 Libra Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. She will deliver a talk titled B.E.L.I.E.V.E.! in Emotional Intelligence: Navigating the Intrapersonal Pillar of TEI for Everyday Personal Excellence.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle has some important new tools to showcase the Maine Solar System Model—both its focus on fun and science education, and its unique status as a social distancing-friendly tourist attraction—thanks to a $7,500 enterprise marketing grant it received through the Maine Office of Tourism’s Marketing Partnership Program.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present New York Times best-selling author Kate Braestrup as the first speaker in its 2021-2022 Libra Distinguished Lecture Series on Friday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. During her talk, Practice and Play in the Maine Woods, Braestrup will pass on lessons learned from game wardens about preparing for, and enjoying, time in the wild and beautiful lands of Maine. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Officials at the University of Maine at Presque Isle are pleased to announce that the institution earned four top rankings on U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges list. In this year’s annual rankings, UMPI was named among the top tier of Best Regional Colleges in the North, the 20 Top Public Schools in the North, the top 20 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with least debt, and the top 40 Regional Colleges in the North for Social Mobility.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present Homecoming 2021: Spirit Week + Alumni, Friends, and Family Weekend from Sept. 13 to 19, featuring sporting events, the Snowy Owl Marketplace, a concert by Star City Syndicate, the Hall of Fame dinner, and lots more!
Exactly 12 years after the IT Men were unveiled in a ceremony at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, they’ll be heading to a new home in Maine to be refurbished and put back on public display by a group with the expertise to take on the job. The Maine Cabin Masters are known nationally for their Maine-based restoration work through their show on the DIY Network. The crew will be taking on the IT Men as a long-term loan from UMPI with plans to display the art installation at The Woodshed, their bar and event venue in Manchester, Maine.
Kevin McCartney, Professor of Geology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, will depart for a year of research—first on the other side of the country and later on the other side of the world–at the beginning of September. He will complete a semester sabbatical at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, to be followed by a Fulbright to India during the spring. During the eight or nine months that he will be away from northern Maine, he will pursue his lifelong interest in a group of single-celled fossils known as silicoflagellates.