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 fall. 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 umpi@maine.edu.

September 2021

  • Wednesday, September 22
    Safe Return. DLS Kate Braestrup. U.S. News rankings. News from Sodexo. Career Connections Series. GRE testing available.
  • Wednesday, September 15
    Homecoming 2021. UMPI Garage Sale.  Student Spotlight: Charlie Mellick. IT Men. Peleliu video features former UMPI professor. News from Sodexo.
  • Wednesday, September 8
    Safe Return. News from Sodexo. Exercise classes available. Convocation 2021. Free veggies for students.
    Job Fair.
  • Wednesday, September 1
    Safe Return. Convocation. Homecoming 2021. Coach Kane inducted into Maine Basketball Hall of Fame. 2021 UMPI Owls Athletic Hall of Fame dinner. New Students welcomed during Orientation.

August 2021

  • Wednesday, August 25
    Safe Return. Student move-in. Spirit Store/office moves. Updating employee ID cards. Senator Collins announces funds for students served by TRIO. Owl’s Nest Cafe hours. Enhanced Student Center available in myCampus LaunchPad. In memoriam. United Insurance holding food drive. Balloon Fest.
  • Wednesday, August 11
    Safe Return. UMPI at the Baseball Hall of Fame. New spaces and office moves. Save the dates. Expanded directory information. Don’t forget textbooks!

July 2021

  • Wednesday, July 28
    Reed Gallery show. Survey for upcoming workshops. Family cooking class planned. Saturn gets a “face lift”. McCartney featured in New England Legends podcast. ACAP survey.
  • Wednesday, July 14
    Spring 2021 Dean’s List. Gentile Hall pool update. Update your emergency alert preferences. Northern Light Health offers Zoom conference series. AR Gould extends visiting hours. Maine Credit Unions take part in campaign.

June 2021

  • Wednesday, June 30
    HR update on Return to Work. UMS offers small debt forgiveness. Aroostook Achievers Award. Thursdays on Sweden. Rockin’ on Riverside.
  • Wednesday, June 16
    Updated COVID-19 testing info.  Ice cream social. New employee. Student wins research poster award. Office of Career Readiness update. Office of Career Readiness update. The UMPI Mailroom has MOVED! Grow Your Business Online. Expanded vaccine opportunities.
  • Wednesday, June 2
    American Council on Education recognizes UMPI student. Employee Recognitions. Campus opening plans. Spring Forward Drive update. Grand Challenge Grant awards announced. Buckets to Healthy Soil project. New Ventures Maine offers small business assistance.

May 2021

  • Wednesday, May 19
    Graduation 2021.  Junior Seminar group show. New issue of UTimes Available. Softball team receives awards. County Fiddlehead Festival. Osprey camera available.
  • Wednesday, May 5
    Commencement update. Awards Ceremony 2021. #OwlHeroes. On the Fly update. COVID Vaccination clinic TODAY. Birden presents Senior Thesis exhibit. Order your textbooks for the summer semester! New employees.

April 2021

  • Wednesday, April 28
    Commencement update. Sodexo news. #OwlHeroes. Career Readiness. Summer Financial Aid reminder. HUGE Campus Store sale! Internship opportunity. Textbook buyback and rental returns.
  • Wednesday, April 21
    UMPI Campus Cleanup. Pandemic experiences. #OwlHeroes. Upcoming Science Seminar. Public Health and Policymakers. Spring Sports Update. News from Sodexo. Chamber offering two summer internships.
  • Wednesday, April 14
    Attention Graduating Seniors! Donate to the Spring Forward Drive. #OwlHeroes. Dr. Joshua Fredenburg talk. Extra! Extra! Update your emergency alert preferences. Summer Financial Aid reminder.
  • Wednesday, April 7
    Seeking Owl Mentors for 2021-2022. UMPI teams awarded grants. #OwlHeroes. Dr. Hassan to give science seminar. New UMPI addition! Writing Center is here for you. Upcoming New Ventures classes offered.

March 2021

  • Wednesday, March 31
    41st Annual Spring Runoff goes virtual. UMPI Student Leadership Awards. #OwlHeroes. UMPI Promotions and Tenure. Register now for Fall 2021. Coach Edwards picks up first career win. News from Sodexo. AARP Tax Aide shortens hours/days. Summer Financial Aid sign-up.
  • Wednesday, March 24
    One-year mark. Dr. Chunzeng Wang’s COVID map. #OwlHeroes. Get your Cap & Gown orders in today! Graduate & Professional Center offers virtual seminar. Wish List, Priority registration for Fall 2021. UCU Ending Hunger Campaign a success. 48th Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium.
  • Wednesday, March 17
    Help with our Spring Forward Drive. Owls Basketball updates. #OwlHeroes. Sodexo Spring Break Day. Course modalities starting this summer. Assistance available to sign up for COVID vaccinations. New employees. Housing Assessment Survey Amazon gift card winners. Correction on Big Rock discount.
  • Wednesday, March 10
    Safe Return update. Greenhouse in action. #OwlHeroes. Learn about UMPI’s MAOL during Graduate Fair. Men’s Basketball celebrates Park Thompson’s Senior Day. Sodexo update. New issue of UTimes available. IT update. Need writing assistance? USM offers virtual series.
  • Wednesday, March 3
    Safe Return update. Owls Women’s Basketball earn first win of the year. #OwlHeroes. Sodexo update. Profession-OWL and OwlCent$ workshops. AARP tax assistance offered. Campus Store March Special.

February 2021

  • Wednesday, February 24
    Rescheduled Virtual Commencement Town Hall. Black Student Union celebrates Black History Month. #OwlHeroes. Business Pitch workshop available. Greenlaw Pond bedrock geologic map released. New COVID-19 Testing Coordinator. Sodexo. AARC report features UMPI.
  • Wednesday, February 17
    UMPI Career Week. Big Rock discount and other winter activities. #OwlHeroes. Free Tax Prep. Sodexo update. In Memoriam. Great Big Give Back.
  • Wednesday, February 10
    UMPI goes Red for Heart Health. Read All About It! #OwlHeroes. Dining update. Women’s Basketball team raffle. Professor Zuras publishes two poems. Science speakers on tap. IT update.
  • Wednesday, February 3
    Safe Return. 2021-2022 faculty development awards announced. #OwlHeroes. MarComm design work wins award. Important refund check information. Order Spring textbooks for a chance to win!

January 2021

  • Wednesday, January 27
    Safe Return. Virtual Career Fair to be offered. #OwlHeroes. Dr. Lowman receives award. Mobile ordering for Kelley Commons. Owls Fall 2020 NAC All-Academic Team. Housing survey and chance to win Amazon gift card. Submit your UMPI Foundation Scholarship application.
  • Wednesday, January 20
    Safe Return plans. Virtual Welcome Back this morning. #OwlHeroes. UMPI and UMFK embrace holiday giving. Buy & sell your textbooks! Have you filled out your UMPI Foundation Scholarship Application? Housing survey and chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. 2021-2022 FAFSA is now available.

December 2020

  • Wednesday, December 16
    UMPI’s Spirit Week. Last On The Fly until January 20. #SafeReturn feature. Light Up UMPI. Last Minute Shopping? Olmstead essay collection published. Presque Isle City Council honors Dr. Chunzeng Wang.
  • Wednesday, December 9
    Two notes of thanks. UCU Ending Hunger on Campus Campaign update. #SafeReturn feature. Have you filled out your UMPI Foundation Scholarship application? 2021-2022 FAFSA is now available. Campus Store December special. In Memoriam.
  • Wednesday, December 2
    Welcome back (virtually). Lisnik Nursing Simulation Center. #SafeReturn feature. UCU holds Ending Hunger Campaign. Sell Your Textbooks for Cash! Tour offered by the Presque Isle Historical Society.

November 2020

  • Wednesday, November 18
    Shift to online, Thanksgiving, and beyond. Maine Geospatial Institute celebrates World GIS Day. #SafeReturn feature. Kelley Commons hours through December. Have you enrolled in Spring 2021 classes yet? Computer Club presents Python programming workshops. Read All About It!
  • Wednesday, November 11
    Celebrating Veterans Day. Nominations sought for Nan Amodeo Staff Award. #SafeReturn feature. Textbook Buyback & Rental Returns get underway. Central Aroostook Chamber hosting new event. Attention Commuter Students. Fundraiser for the Women’s Basketball Team. UMPI student Hannah Nadeau receives award.
  • Wednesday, November 4
    Post-election opportunities to connect. Trivia contest for UMPI students. #SafeReturn feature. Free SAGE presentation on COVID-19 offered. In Memoriam. Campus Store November Special. Wintergreen Arts Center hosting classes. From around campus.

October 2020

  • Wednesday, October 28
    VOTE. New products in the Campus Store. Register now for Spring 2021. Publishing opportunity for students. Free tutoring available for students. New faculty member. New Ventures class offerings. New Ventures Maine Marketing Mini-Grant applications now open.
  • Wednesday, October 21
    UMPI announces first-ever Master’s degree. Wish List for Spring 2021 is open. UMPI Discord server up and running. #SafeReturn feature. Scholarship Opportunity. Student Voting Power Hour. Haunted Hearse tours offered by the Presque Isle Historical Society.
  • Wednesday, October 14
    Safe Return update. Maine Hunger Dialogue. #SafeReturn feature. Upcoming New Ventures class offering. Historical Society offers Haunted Lantern History Tours.
  • Wednesday, October 7
    Owls hosts Thomas in UMPI Invitational. UMPI Foundation Scholarship application is now available. New mobile app for students. #SafeReturn feature. UMPI Dining Survey: Win $100 in flex money. Attention students graduating this fall. Campus Store – New Products Coming Soon! Upcoming tour offered by the Presque Isle Historical Society.

September 2020

  • Wednesday, September 30
    Safe Return Update. 2021-2022 FAFSA application available starting tomorrow, October 1, 2020. #SafeReturn feature. Campus Store October Special. Meet the Golf team. Seminar Series offered at UMaine.
  • Wednesday, September 23
    In memory of John Haley. Safe Return update. Make the smart decision of reducing student loan debt. Deadline to waive health insurance charge is fast approaching. University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center offers lectures. Upcoming tours offered by the Presque Isle Historical Society.
  • Wednesday, September 16
    UMPI named a Great College to Work For. Virtual Homecoming 2020. UMPI’s Houlton Center welcomes back students. Deadline to waive health insurance charge is fast approaching. Constitution Day Lecture offered. UMPI Student Government Association holding weekly meetings. In Memoriam.
  • Wednesday, September 9
    President’s Welcome. Homecoming 2020. #SafeReturn feature. Sodexo announces hours, food ordering app. CIL Hours. Laptop buying opportunity. CampusClear daily screening app available. SAGE – Virtual Fall Kick-off! Presque Isle Historical Society offers walking tour.
  • Wednesday, September 2
    Welcome Back, UMPI Owls! Safe Return update. #SafeReturn feature. Owl in a Day’s Work spotlight. On the Fly/image update. UMPI Campus Store updates. UCU welcomes everyone back.

August 2020

  • Wednesday, August 26
    Safe return update. Important information from Student Financial Services. SAGE Fall 2020 brochure coming soon. UMPI grad and professor featured by INBRE. New Ventures Maine course offerings.
  • Wednesday, August 19
    Safe return update. Welcome to our new VISTA volunteer. New student employee training Aug. 19. A note for UMPI student athletes. UMPI Virtual Homecoming Weekend 2020. Bookstore Incentive. New Ventures Maine course offerings.
  • Wednesday, August 12
    Safe Return update. An important note for returning student employees. New App Alert! Honor for University Credit Union. Prepare for Move-In – Safety Check. New Ventures Maine course offerings. New employees.
  • Wednesday, August 5
    Safe Return update. Advising update. UMPI Campus Store. Retirement. In Passing.

July 2020

  • Wednesday, July 29
    Safe Return update. UCU awards scholarships. 2020-2021 payment plan option. Spring 2020 Dean’s List. UMPI Campus Store.
  • Wednesday, July 22
    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 8
    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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