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On The Fly news bulletin

On The Fly news bulletin

On The Fly news bulletin

On the fly: in a very quick or informal way; while a computer is running; in midair or in flight.

Welcome to On The Fly, a campus news bulletin that will glide into your inbox on Wednesdays this spring. With our transition to remote work and learning (all part of our COVID-19 response efforts), we wanted to provide an easy way to stay connected and share important information and resources with the entire campus community. Archived news bulletins can be found below. If you have information you want to see shared in this bulletin, please email

August 2020

  • Wednesday, August 5
    Safe Return update. Advising update. UMPI Campus Store. Retirement. In Passing.

July 2020

  • Wednesday, July 28
    Safe Return update. UCU awards scholarships. 2020-2021 payment plan option. Spring 2020 Dean’s List. UMPI Campus Store.
  • Wednesday, July 21
    Safe Return Update. TONIGHT: Maine Law conversation on racial injustice. Student project gets local history book published. Changes to paying student bills. New academic programs,
    concentration on tap. Chamber holding strawberry shortcake sale. UMPI promotion and tenure.
  • Wednesday, July 15
    Dr. Wang featured in GSM newsletter. Fall textbooks available. Community art collaboration. Direct deposit for 2020-2021. UMPI promotions and tenure.
  • Wednesday, July 7
    Safe Return Plan and Website. North Atlantic Conference statement. Waiving health insurance for 2020-2021. Parking update for 2020-2021 academic year. Greater Good webinar 7/14. UMPI students receive
    NAC nominations.
  • Wednesday, July 1
    UMPI Safe Return. Black Lives Matter at UMPI. Student loan interest rates for 2020-2021. Campus Store: July month-long special. Summer biomedical research on campus.

June 2020

  • Wednesday, June 24
    Research project underway at UMPI greenhouse. Safe Return Student Survey. Fare well to Mary Ndukwe, UMPI’s 2019-2020 VISTA. Athletes named to NAC All-Academic Team. Attention Campus Clubs!
  • Wednesday, June 17
    Join Maine Law for a conversation on racial injustice. Virtual career fair for educators. iGrad and reducing loan debt.  A reminder from your IT team. Immunization requirements reminder. New Ventures Maine course offerings.
  • Wednesday, June 10
    Athletics shares statement on equality and justice. Your future starts now. Mailroom fun fact. Important student loan advice. UMPI recognized in Education Digital Marketing Awards. New Ventures Maine course offerings.
  • Wednesday, June 3
    Houlton Center Art students’ work showcased. Are you registered yet for fall classes? Recent graduates: complete loan exit counseling session. Immunization requirements reminder. Campus Store June special.

May 2020

  • Wednesday, May 27
    Financial Aid for the upcoming academic year. UMPI adjunct faculty named a Teacher of the Year. Textbook buyback reminder & FREE PIZZA.  Disability Services. Do you have a LinkedIn account?
  • Wednesday, May 20
    Summer Financial Aid and Summer Charges. Returning Student Housing Contracts. 2019-2020 UMPI Owls Athletic Awards. Campus Store SALE – Congratulations Graduates! Great news for cat people.
  • Wednesday, May 13
    Virtual Graduation update. Graduation photo gallery. Returning rented or misbought books. Good County news. Upcountry available for viewing.
  • Friday, May 8
    Virtual Graduation update. Twin sisters graduate in 3 years. Advising update. Textbook buyback. World News update: Handshake Culture Shift.
  • Wednesday, May 6
    Virtual Graduation update. #newnormal. MLT students graduating early. Career Readiness update. Awards Ceremony.
  • Monday, May 4
    Virtual Commencement update. Finals Week. COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program. Poster honorable mention at symposium. Getting your Career Ready. From around campus.
  • Friday, May 1
    Virtual Graduation update. Student-produced short film Cancelled. Athletics retention and recruitment. Campus Store update. World News – Who is WHO?

April 2020

  • Wednesday, April 29
    Supporting frontline workers. #newnormal. Documentary watch party! Denim Day. 2020 UCU Scholarship Program.
  • Monday, April 27
    Awards Ceremony. Order summer textbooks. Houlton Center donates books for families. New Ventures Maine course offerings. Bird Atlas.
  • Friday, April 24
    Nursing lab project. Tutoring assistance available. IT update. Relay for Life update. World News – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault during COVID-19 lockdown.
  • Wednesday, April 22
    Documentary on Dr. J, Saint and Dusty. #newnormal. Houlton Center Update. Writing Center tutors. UMPI participates in virtual symposium. New Ventures Maine.
  • Friday, April 17
    Graduation 2020. 5 question check-in survey. Patriot’s Day. In honor of International Haiku Day. World News.
  • Wednesday, April 15
    COVID-19 infographic map. #newnormal. Another exercise option from Gentile Hall. Wellness shelter opens. Student Activities Office update.
  • Monday, April 13
    Zoom tips. Student Loan news. Teleworking with kids at home. New Ventures Maine course offerings.
  • Friday, April 10
    UMPI PTA professor deploys to Vermont. ResLife: Room Lottery and Same Room Sign-up. International Students Club donation. World News By Sarah Coyer.
  • Wednesday, April 8
    Wellness Shelter at Wieden Gym. #newnormal. Apply for summer student financial aid. Student Support Services update. ACAP offering workforce virtual workshops.
  • Monday, April 6
    Presidential Tour hosted by UMPI. UCU Scholarship Opportunity. UMPI Quick Links and Contacts. Student Leadership Award nominations. Free eTextbooks available.
  • Friday, April 3
    LIVE to ONLINE check-in survey. Presidential Tour @ UMPI. Fall 2020 course registration dates. CareerLink Job Board. World News.
  • Wednesday, April 1
    Graduation. #newnormal. Workout of the Day. Remote Lab access. SGA is here for you!

March 2020

  • Monday, March 30
    Students reduce loan debt. Mailroom update. CIL update. IT Chat tool. Happy Birthday, President Rice!
  • Friday, March 27
    Loan scams. Campus Store update. image Newsletter.  World News.
  • Wednesday, March 25
    (Online) Classes starting back up. #newnormal. Food Pantry. Center for Teaching & Learning. Owls Athletic Hall of Fame induction class.

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Presque Isle, ME 04769

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