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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 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays this spring. With our transition to remote learning and with most of our students moved out of the residence halls (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

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.

Contact Us

Rachel Rice
12 Preble Hall
181 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Phone: (207) 768-9447
Fax: (207) 768-9608