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.

June 2024

  • Wednesday, July 10
    Hatchery interns. Lexi Ireland nominated for NAC Woman of the Year award. Graduate credit and CEU offerings. Groceries to Grads. Lil’ Farmers volunteer opportunity. Arootsakoostik. Potato Blossom Festival.
  • Wednesday, June 26
    Upward Bound + JAX. Pride Festival. Houlton Center sale. WUPI station upgrade. Planet Head Day in Poland. Soap Box Derby.
  • Wednesday, June 12
    Top tagline. Reed Gallery show. Planet Head Day in Poland. Hannaford and UMS partnership. Summer financial aid: last call. Alumni Award nominations open. Memories of Maine. Strawberry shortcake sale. Broadway Kids in the County. Rockin’ on Riverside.

May 2024

  • Wednesday, May 15
    On the Fly update. Graduation 2024. 50th graduating class. Chemistry visit. Dining update. Upcountry available. Employee recognitions. Run to the Sun. ACE tour. Fiddlehead Festival. All in the Timing.
  • Wednesday, May 1
    On the Fly update. Graduation update. Graduation speaker, honorees. Geology field trip. Dining update. Town Hall and Employee recognition luncheon. Financial Aid reminders. 2023-2024 UMPI Owls Athletic Awards. ELO spotlight. Student activities. Game reminders. Administrative Professionals Conference. Young Authors.

April 2024

  • Wednesday, April 24
    Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Senior Shows. Accepted Students Day. Petting Zoo. Dining update. Senior class gift. Film screening. Ceramics extravaganza. Pediatric Health Fair. Junior Seminar Final Group Show. Summer Financial Aid. Student activities. Game reminders. Color ME 5K. Steel Magnolias.
  • Wednesday, April 17
    University Day 2024. Pediatric Health Fair. Dining update. Eclipse glasses. Summer Financial Aid. New Employee. Food Festival. Jeopardy Night. Awards Ceremony 2024. Employee award nominations. Student activities. Game reminders. Steel Magnolias.
  • Wednesday, April 10
    Happy University Day! 3-D Sun unveiled. Lunar capsule at HHEC. Dining update. Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Town Hall & Employee Recognition Luncheon. SOSW at the State House. Jeopardy Night. Student activities. Game reminders. MMG Apprenticeship.
  • Wednesday, April 3
    University Day 2024. Reed Gallery presents Heated. Firesauce Chats. Dining update. Solar Eclipse activities. Eclipse education. Ag guest speaker. ELO at WAGM. New Employee. Shakespeare at UMPI. Student activities. Game reminders. Hurricane Island. New Ventures Maine promotion.

March 2024

  • Wednesday, March 27
    3-D Sun unveiling. Solar-bration! Variety Show. Theater performance. Dining update. Book donations. Underground curiosities. Summer and Fall course registration. Employee recognition event. Welcome, new employees! In memoriam. Student activities. Game reminders. Job Fair reminder. MSSM speaker.
  • Wednesday, March 20
    Shakespeare & Co. Geo-Ecology Club goes to the Big Apple. University Day submissions. Dining update. Sled dog race. Welcome, new employees! In memoriam. Podcasts. Community program visits HHEC. Alumni Award nominations open. Maine Career Exploration Badge. Student activities. Game reminders. County Players offer season tickets.
  • Wednesday, March 13
    Spring Break. Libra lecture. Homecoming 2024. In memoriam. Dining update. UTimes goes digital. Student commencement speaker. FAFSA info night at HHEC. Student activities. Game reminders. Job Fair reminder. County Community Players.
  • Wednesday, March 6
    University Day submissions. Libra lecture. Another 1,000-point scorer! Dining update. Barbie movie. Variety Show reminder. Upward Bound needs magazines. Career Readiness Boot Camp. 2024 Student Leadership Awards. Job Fair. Hodgdon Middle School Exploring Opportunities at HHEC. Student activities. Game reminders. Chamber conference.

February 2024

  • Wednesday, Feb. 28
    Libra lecturer Henry Dean. New Reed Gallery show. Masquerade! Dining update. International Students social hour. BigRock College Ski Program. Scavenger hunt at HHEC. AEDs across campus. Submit to Upcountry! @ReedArtGallery on Insta. Open mic night. Student activities. Maine Law lecture. Aroostook Common.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21
    PE Majors host middle schoolers. Firesauce Chats. Diversity Dialogue. Dining update. ELO Spotlight. McCartney publication. Join Art Club! Dodgeball Tournament. Become an Orientation Owl! Student activities. UCU Scholarship Opportunity. Free tax preparation. SnowBOWL next week.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14
    Firesauce Chats today! Congratulations to our FOUR 1,000-point scorers! Diversity Dialogue. Dining update. From UMPI’s BOT student rep. Upcountry submissions. Open Mic Night. Spring Semi-Formal Save the Date! Social Work licensure op-ed. Student activities. Game reminders. Chamber announces awards.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7
    Whitten serves on DOE Student Cabinet. Firesauce Chats: submit your questions! The Ceramic Project. PIPD Active Shooter Training. Dining update. Dodgeball Tournament. Jeopardy Night. Maine Law info session. Student activities. Game reminders. Prom dresses available! Gray Fellowship Program.

January 2024

  • Wednesday, Jan. 31
    Hall of Fame induction. Firesauce Chats. ELO Spotlight. Open Mic Night. UMPI Foundation Scholarship app–deadline TODAY! Confidential Resource Advisor. Student activities. Game reminders. Free Tax Preparation.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24
    Right to Read film screening. Wings Wednesday. Spring Engagement Fair. Performers needed for Variety Show. New podcast. UMPI Foundation Scholarship app available. Writing Center open! WUPI meeting. Student activities. Game reminders. NMCC Childcare Center.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17
    Welcome back! BigRock College Ski Program. Stalking Awareness. Dining update. YPI 2024 nominations open. Educate Maine presentation. UMPI Foundation Scholarship app available. Order Your Textbooks Today. Student activities. Game reminders. Save the Date!

December 2023

  • Wednesday, Dec. 20
    Special Holiday Edition. Employee Holiday Luncheon. Nan Amodeo Award. Ugly Sweater Contest. Holiday Door Decorating Contest. UCU Ending Hunger Campaign. Finals Week.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13
    Last On the Fly until Jan. 17. Lewiston Strong. Indoor turf field. NEBHE award. New addition. EDU students work with adult learners. Sell your textbooks! PE student receives award. Welcome new employees! Alumni Award nominations open. Mail & Winter Break. Student Activities.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6
    Light Parade. Gift giving. EXPECT mural. Mini-Show. Dining update. Final Exam Schedule. Welcome New Employees. Foundation Scholarship app. Sell your textbooks! Student activities. Game reminders. Caf and MPR closure during Winter Break.

November 2023

  • Wednesday, Nov. 29
    Rappelling for charity. Holiday door decorating contest. Huber visit. Student nurses hold raffle. Dining update. Light Parade. CIL extended hours during finals. Amodeo Staff Award nominations. Commuter Appreciation Week. Gift giving. Caf and MPR closure during Winter Break. Sell your textbooks. Student activities. Game reminders. Wabanaki Sovereignty. UCU Ending Hunger Campaign. Paul Harris fellows.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15
    No issue next week. NEBHE award. Women’s Basketball pie/dessert fundraiser. Dining update. Self defense training. SOSW activities. ELO spotlight. Welcome New Employees. Great American Smokeout. STD walk-in screening. Student activities. Game reminders. Main Street Mania. TopGun.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8
    First Gen Day. MarCom earns CASE award. Remembering Saint. Dining update. Welcome New Employees. UMPI Foundation Scholarship app available. Student activities. Game reminders. Gender Justice Summit. Helping Hands telethon.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1
    Lewiston shooting. UMPI in the news. New look in Admissions. Halloween activities. Dining update. ELO spotlight. XC Championships. Addressing local child care crisis. Student activities. Game reminders. Brews and Brushes.

October 2023

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25
    3-D Sun. Alumni basketball games. NCAA DIII Presidents Council. Houlton Center update. Dining update. PI library spotlights UMPI student. Dr. Herzog book publication. Welcome new employees. 2024-2025 FAFSA. Student Activities. Game reminders. Gatsby murder mystery. Dewayne Hill show. Job Fair.
  • Wednesday, October 18
    Purple Pinkie Project. Education collaboration. Delicious Divas. NEIGC a success. Dining update. DFAS presentation. Welcome new employees! Address for deliveries. Purple Thursday. Gift Drive. Free seminar. Flu shots. Active assailant training. Student activities. Game Reminders. Magnetize Maine. Eggs N’ Issues.
  • Wednesday, October 4
    No issue next week. Indigenous People’s Day Fall Celebration. Out and about. Reed Gallery show. Dining update. Katahdin climb. Radio interview. Student activities. Game reminders. Research symposium.

September 2023

  • Wednesday, September 27
    Staff Development Day. Literacy Tea. All aboard! UMPI at NESHRM. Dining update. Bravo, PI Players! Hurricane Island. Student Activities update. Game reminders. Maine Hunger Dialogue. Flu shots.
  • Wednesday, September 20
    Worthington scholars. Access to Justice panel. Homecoming snapshots. Basket winner. Dining update. Commuter club. Lean on Me performance. Constitution Day. Student activities. The County’s Oktoberfest. Local Horror Movie Club.
  • Wednesday, September 13
    Homecoming 2023. Lip Sync Battle. Triple whammy. Hall of Fame dinner. Staff Development Day. Wallethub spotlight. Dining update. Constitution Day activities. Houlton Center update. Narcan training. Special Olympics Soccer. Chamber Apple Crisp sale. Local Horror Movie Club.
  • Wednesday, September 6
    Spotlighted by The Chronicle. Convocation is tomorrow! Homecoming 2023. Dining update. IT raffle. Student Engagement Fair. Arts and Crafts night. Writing Center open! Upcoming SAO activities. The Gracious Lady of Aroostook. Climb Katahdin.

August 2023

  • Wednesday, August 30
    Welcome Back! Art installation. Say YES to college. Lip Sync Battle. Dining update. Blue and Gold. Narcan training. Safety Walks. UCU awards scholarships. Climb Katahdin!
  • Wednesday, August 23
    Back to school. System campaign. UMPI Athletics Hall of Fame. Dining update. ELO Summer Spotlight. Emergency alerts. Facilities update. IT update. New Mailroom hours. Online bookstore. Seeking UMPI “celebrities”.
  • Wednesday, August 9
    Welcome Back Breakfast. Owl Accolades. In Memoriam. Parking permits. UB on the road. Mailroom/Bookstore update. Open Positions. PI Farmers’ Market.

July 2023

  • Wednesday, July 26
    Baker Marston Memorial Award. Orientation 2023. PTA and accessibility. Wieden gym update. RLEs return. Snowy Owl Market. Eggs N’ Issues.
  • Wednesday, July 12
    NAC awards. Camp Invention. New addition. Blue & Gold returns. ELO in action. Lil’ Farmers volunteer opportunity. Climate Smart event. Aroostook Achievers nominations.

June 2023

  • Wednesday, June 28
    3+3 Spotlight. Ice cream social. ELO in action. THOR retreat in Machias. Saturn spotlight. Potato Blossom Festival.
  • Wednesday, June 14
    Virtual Graduation ceremony. Homecoming 2023. UMPI Yearbook. Upcountry available. Food truck! Ice cream social. Business Club trip. New Employees. ELO in action. Chamber Strawberry Shortcake sale. Pride Aroostook.

May 2023

  • Wednesday, May 31
    STEM Day at UMPI. UMPI Emergency Food Pantry. Shoutout to Teri StPierre. ELO spotlight. Disney College Program. Alumni Award nominations open. June New Ventures Maine classes. PI Area Wide Yard Sale.
  • Wednesday, May 17
    Graduation 2023. Houlton Center celebration. Spotlight on Micah Calhoun. New arrivals. Employee recognition. UMPI faculty retirees. Implicit Bias community discussion. Summer textbooks. Fiddlehead Festival. Maine Humanities Council. Osprey cam.
  • Wednesday, May 3
    Graduation update. Senior shows. On the Fly update. Dining update. Science investigations. Owls Athletic Awards Banquet. University Day recognition. YPI 2023. Sell your textbooks online. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders.

April 2023

  • Wednesday, April 26
    Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Earth Day events. Athletic Awards. Food Pantry survey. Senior class gift. Recognizing UMPI Employees. Sell your textbooks online. Maine Law lecture. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. May New Ventures Maine classes.
  • Wednesday, April 19
    University Day 2023. Almost, Maine performances. Awards Ceremony 2023. Library hours. BSU meetings. MSW info session. Earth Day activities. Attention Clubs and Activities. SGA looking for Executive Board members. Happy Financial Literacy Month! Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders.
  • Wednesday, April 12
    Happy University Day! Senior class gift. Variety show. SOSW fundraiser. International Students Week. Darylen Cote honored. Earth Day events. 5 valuable tips for college students. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Youth ATV safety course.
  • Wednesday, April 5
    University Day. Outdoor Pursuits. Become an Orientation Owl! News from Sodexo. April is Financial Literacy Month. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Summer camp position openings. Titan Challenge. Administrative Professionals Conference. Summer internship opportunity.

    March 2023

    Wednesday, March 29
    Pie For a Cause. Biomedical short course. Open Mic Poetry Night. News from Sodexo. Welcome, Alan Watson Blaisdell! Call for applications. NSSE Survey. BigRock College Ski Program. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. April New Ventures Maine classes.

  • Wednesday, March 22
    Libra Distinguished Lecture. Graduation student speaker. Fall course registration. 2023 Student Leadership Awards. News from Sodexo. Be The Match. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. UMPI student discounts. Sportsman Show 2023.
  • Wednesday, March 15
    Spring Break. Worthington Scholars. Advocacy Day at the State House. News from Sodexo. BigRock College Ski Program. Upcountry submissions. Can Am community service. Books available. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders.
  • Wednesday, March 8
    AI story on WAGM. Persepolis screening. Variety Show reminder. NSSE Survey. News from Sodexo. ELO in action. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Stop Social Security related scams. Prom dresses available!
  • Wednesday, March 1
    Langlais exhibit. Upcountry submissions. Sodexo update. Spring Semi-Formal date change. Softball team bottle drive. Island learning experience. Dodgeball Tournament. UCU Scholarship Opportunity. Upcoming SAO activities.

February 2023

  • Wednesday, February 22
    Langlais exhibit. Upcountry submissions. Sodexo update. Spring Semi-Formal date change. Softball team bottle drive. Island learning experience. Dodgeball Tournament. UCU Scholarship Opportunity. Upcoming SAO activities.
  • Wednesday, February 15
    Career points. UMaine shoutout. Spring Semi-Formal Save the Date! Sodexo update. BigRock College Ski Program. Variety Show reminder. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Owls receive NAC awards. Free tax preparation. Chamber announces awards.
  • Wednesday, February 8
    Mailroom temporarily relocated. SGA Valentine’s Raffle Basket. Micro-credentials at UMPI. Sodexo update. Health Center update. Intramural Program offerings. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Free Tax Preparation. Chamber dinner.
  • Wednesday, February 1
    Cathie Pelletier reading. Figures and Faces exhibit. Extended Learning Opportunities. Scholarship applications due today. Owls named to NAC All-Academic Team. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Writing Center open. Houlton Center update. Life insurance Lunch & Learn. February New Ventures Maine classes.

January 2023

  • Wednesday, January 25
    Woodland native interns with Senator Collins. Deep learning talk. Shout out in Downeast. News from Sodexo. Performers needed for Variety Show. Owls Podcast. UMPI Foundation Scholarship application. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Housing Energy Assistance Program. Rabies and Vaccine Clinic for dogs and cats.
  • Wednesday, January 18
    Women’s Basketball in Puerto Rico. Folsom Food Pantry gets new refrigerator. New employee. News from Sodexo. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Open Positions on Campus. Almost, Maine auditions. Discussion Project. Miss Presque Isle Pageant. Horizons Ski Program at BigRock.

December 2022

  • Wednesday, December 21
    SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION! Employee Holiday Luncheon. Nan Amodeo Award. Holiday Door Decorating Contest. Ugly Sweater Contest Winner. Annual gift-giving.
  • Wednesday, December 14
    Last On the Fly until Jan. 18. Honoring Chase. Education Symposium. New Employee. News from Sodexo. UCU helps stock the Houlton Center Cupboard. TRIO Open House at HHEC. UMPI Foundation Scholarship application available. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Downtown PI survey.
  • Wednesday, December 7
    Light Parade 2022. Ireland named to NCAA all-region team. Wear green Dec. 8. UTimes tribute to Aaron Marston. eDNA project by UMPI students. Sell your textbooks online!
    Employee Luncheon. Balloon crew. News from Sodexo. 2023-2024 FAFSA application available. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders.

November 2022

  • Wednesday, November 30
    Houlton Center celebrates Thanksgiving. UCU holds Ending Hunger Campaign. Final Exam Schedule. CIL extended hours during final. UMPI Foundation Scholarship application. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Upcoming New Ventures Maine classes.
  • Tuesday, November 22
    Science Seminar with Dr. Wang. Warhol exhibition at UMPI. History in Stones story. Chancellor Malloy visit. Thanksgiving for students. Zuras book release. Nominations open for Amodeo Staff Award. Writers’ rooms honor members of UMPI community. 2023-2024 FAFSA application. Incident Reports. Upcoming SAO activities. Welcome Home event.
  • Wednesday, November 16
    Critical mineral resource discovery. Food pantry donations. Emergency Alerts. News from Sodexo. New Employee. Mental health app available. UMPI Foundation Scholarship application available. Electronic gym waivers. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders.
  • Wednesday, November 9
    Happy early Veterans Day. Aroostook Achievers. Marston named NAC Coach of the Year. NEIGC trip. News from Sodexo. Heartfelt thanks from SOSW. Get your UMPI Owls shirt! December graduates. 2023-2024 FAFSA application. WUPI Info Night. Game reminders. Upcoming SAO activities.
  • Wednesday, November 2
    Candlelight gathering. First Gen Day. Commuter student winners. News from Sodexo. New employee. Faculty/Staff Development Workshop. UMPI Foundation Scholarship application available. Upcoming SAO activities. Online Web Series offered. UM seminar offered. UMS mini-grant offered. November New Ventures classes.

October 2022

  • Wednesday, October 26
    In Memoriam. “The County” Job Fair Today! Commuter Student Appreciation Week. News from Sodexo. Welcome Shawn Haskell. 2022-2023 FAFSA application. Wishlist is now open. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders.
  • Wednesday, October 19
    Mr. Jones film screening. Take Back the Night. First Light Parade meeting. News from Sodexo. Photography class hosts speaker. UMS Micro-Credential Program. UMPI Foundation Scholarship application available. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Maine Law School Info Zoom sessions.
  • Wednesday, October 12
    Campus notifications and emergency alerts. Treworgy Family Orchard field trip for students. News from Sodexo. 2022-2023 FAFSA application. Career Connections. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Get affordable internet.
  • Wednesday, October 5
    UMPI launches EXPECT campaign. Welcome, Damon Beals! News from Sodexo. Attention all clubs! MMG Internship Opportunity. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Dance Club meetings. Northern Light offers webinar.

September 2022

  • Wednesday, September 28
    Ireland earns NAC Player of the Week, Athletics updates. News from Sodexo. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Want to join a club? Hope & Justice Project Family Day. Community flu shot clinics. Upcoming New Ventures Maine classes.
  • Wednesday, September 21
    US News rankings. Fall 2022 enrollments. Anderson gives Libra Lecture 9/29. TEMPO Employment Hiring Event. Upcoming SAO activities. Game reminders. Hope & Justice Project Family Day.
  • Wednesday, September 14
    Homecoming 2022. News from Sodexo. Constitution Day Kahoot! Micro-Credential Mini-Grant. Workout classes offered. SAGE Kick-off.
  • Wednesday, September 7
    Convocation. Alumni Awards. Welcome New Employees! News from Sodexo. Upcoming SAO events. Intramurals. Newly viewed exoplanet.

August 2022

  • Wednesday, August 31
    Safe Return. Homecoming 2022. Welcome New Employees! First Friday reception. IT updates. Aroostook Energy Summit to be held. Adult archery offered. Wintergreen offers art class.
  • Wednesday, August 24
    Safe Return. On the Fly update. Welcome New Employees! Lil Farmers at the Fair. COMBF starts tomorrow. B-52 at old LAFB. WAGM job opportunity.
  • Wednesday, August 10
    UMPI pilots Research Learning Experience. UMPI grad working for the Red Sox. Old Iron Inn turns 30. Northern Light offers Zoom Webinar. Houlton Center helps to present speaker. New Ventures updates.

July 2022

  • Wednesday, July 27
    Spring 2022 Dean’s List. Kevin’s busy year. Welcome to the newest Owl! Solar eclipse art project. Alumni Association seeking nominations. 2004 graduate honored. New Ventures Maine 60-hour course. UM Extension offers talk at Fair.
  • Wednesday, July 13
    New Athletics website. Here comes the Sun. Camp Invention. UCU Athletics sponsorship. ADA Anniversary. UMS Hazard Mitigation Plan. Environmental Health Field Day.

June 2022

  • Wednesday, June 29
    Safe Return. Welcome back, Kevin! Summer hours. Welcome to the newest Owl! Summer fun on our tennis courts. UMaine offers symposium. Canning workshop. Farmers’ Market open.
  • Wednesday, June 15
    Juneteenth next week. Blackstone honored at conference. Swimming lessons offered. Bill payments. New voicemail setup. Summer Financial Aid. Maine FFA 2022 State Convention.
  • Wednesday, June 1
    Work in Wieden. New addition! Field work, northern Maine style. Graduating and staying local. McCain Internship Opportunities. Camp Invention. Free COVID tests. Heating assistance available.

May 2022

  • Wednesday, May 18
    Congrats, Grads! HHEC celebration. New hires. Alumni Award nominations open. Final session of Mental Health for “Wealth”. Summer Financial Aid. Sell your textbooks. New Ventures Maine class. Osprey camera available again.
  • Wednesday, May 4
    May the 4th be with you! Graduation update. On the Fly update. Owls Athletics Awards Banquet. Nominations for employee awards. News from Sodexo. Bolese earns Congressional Art Award. May Basket delivery. Sell your textbooks. Spring into Service.

April 2022

  • Wednesday, April 27
    University Day recognition. Awards Ceremony. Employees, Save the date! News from Sodexo. Employer U offering workshop. Summer Financial Aid. Exciting Opportunities with Walmart. New Ventures Maine course offered.
  • Wednesday, April 20
    Living on Campus comparison. Easter Basket deliveries. Senior Shows. New Hires. Sell your textbooks! News from Sodexo. Hope & Justice Project run/walk. New Ventures Maine update.
  • Wednesday, April 13
    Safe Return. Veggies in the Greenhouse. News from Sodexo. Advising monthly drawing. Summer Financial Aid. UCU Scholarship Program. PI Recreation & Parks Department job openings.
    Administrative Professionals Conference offered.
  • Wednesday, April 6
    University Day. Live music April 8. News from Sodexo. New Club Addition. Davis selected for NEW Leadership program. Ramadan 2022. Sexual Assault awareness workshops. Maine Business School offering webinar.

March 2022

  • Wednesday, March 30
    Happy Birthday, President Rice! DEI Climate Survey. News from Sodexo. Employer U workshop. Commuter Student Appreciation Week winners. New Club Addition. UMPI presenter at Education Innovator Series. Summer Financial Aid. New Ventures Maine classes for April.
  • Wednesday, March 23
    Safe Return Update. Graduation Update. DEI speaker Krystal Williams. Spring Semi-Formal. News from Sodexo. Fall course registration. Tackling Substance Use in Aroostook County. PI Walk-In Care updates hours, offers boosters.
  • Wednesday, March 16
    Happy Break week, everyone! Graduation update. UMPI Owls snag All-State honors. Commuter Student Appreciation week. New employees.
    Employer U offers workshop. Resources for free COVID-19 tests. Northern Light offering webinar.
  • Wednesday, March 9
    DEI Climate Survey. Mardi Gras murder mystery dinner. Familiar face at the Can Am. News from Sodexo. Gift card winner. Two short session classes available. YPI 2022 nominations open. UMPI Titan Challenge winners.
  • Wednesday, March 2
    Senator Collins visits UMPI. Spring Ball is back! Spoken word artist March 8. News from Sodexo. Gift card winner. UMPI Mailroom Hours & Policy. Titan Challenge is today. American Red Cross offering training.

February 2022

  • Wednesday, February 23
    Cinderella Project of Maine. Free Mardi Gras murder mystery dinner! Gift card winner. 2022 Equity in Internships Program. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) info from Student Organization of Social Workers. 2022-2023 FAFSA application. March New Ventures Maine classes.
  • Wednesday, February 16
    Graduation plans. Fall 2021 Dean’s List. Dr. Sebold garners major grant. News from Sodexo. University Sabbaticals and Trustee Professorship. Apply for Spring 2022 graduation. UMA Poetry Festival.
  • Wednesday, February 9
    Business Club holding raffle. News from Sodexo. Winter Clothing Drive. Welcome, Allen Morrill! Welcome to the newest little Owl! Gift card winner. Seafood survey. Commuter Club meeting. 2022-2023 FAFSA application.
  • Wednesday, February 2
    Owls Winter Sports Update. Gift card winner. Virtual Career Fair. Zuras publishes 4th book. Reed Gallery holding First Friday reception. Scholarship apps due today! Tutoring Opportunities. Writing Center update.

January 2022

  • Wednesday, January 26
    Safe Return. Northern Light A.R. Gould expands walk-in vaccine program. News from Sodexo. Scholarship applications due Feb. 2. IGNITE PI seeks Business Management & Marketing Intern. Maine NEW Leadership accepting applications. PI Recreation & Parks offers XC Ski Program.
  • Wednesday, January 19
    Safe Return. COVID testing. UMPI ID cards. News from Sodexo. Employer U program hosting workshops. Scholarship applications due Feb. 2. UMaine offering Microbes & Social Equity speaker series.

December 2021

  • Wednesday, December 15
    Safe Return. Last On the Fly until Jan. 19. News from Sodexo. New Employees. UCU holds Ending Hunger Campaign. UMPI lends hospital beds. 2022-2023 FAFSA application. Northern Light Health offers conference.
  • Wednesday, December 8
    Safe Return. Nacho Average Friday. News from Sodexo. PE students receive awards. Apply for Spring 2022 graduation. IT Resources and Tools. Final exam schedule. UMPI Foundation Scholarships. ACAP quarantine social support.
  • Wednesday, December 1
    Safe Return. Students start environmental DNA (eDNA) project. Reed Gallery exhibit. Get the Bite App! 2022-2023 FAFSA application. Holiday Light Parade.

November 2021

  • Tuesday, November 23
    Safe Return. Nominations for Nan Amodeo Staff award. News from Sodexo. MMG Summer 2022 internship opportunity. 2021 Festival of Trees. UMPI Foundation Scholarships. Planet Head Day lives on! Moir receives local award.
  • Wednesday, November 17
    Safe Return. Softball team fundraiser. Sodexo hours for Thanksgiving break.
    UMPI Dance looking for members. MGI celebrates World GIS Day. Career Connections Series. Support Foundation through AmazonSmile. Order your spring semester textbooks today. Wintergreen offering craft night.
  • Wednesday, November 10
    Safe Return. Celebrating Veterans Day. Rare fossil discovered.  UMPI Athletics Fall Awards. Sodexo update. Career Connections Series. UMPI Foundation Scholarship Application. Wellness Webinar offered.
  • Wednesday, November 3
    Safe Return. UMPI alum speaks at Mitchell Institute gala. Sodexo update. Career Connections Series. 2022-2023 FAFSA application. Aroostook Community Health Forum planned.

October 2021

  • Wednesday, October 27
    Safe Return. Commuter Student Appreciation Week. News from Sodexo. New employees. Spring 2022 priority registration. Career Connections. UMPI Foundation Scholarship Application. Business Club fundraiser.
  • Wednesday, October 20
    Libra speaker Oct. 28. UMPI and UMFK present Ryan Sallans. News from Sodexo. New Mailroom hours. Career Connections. 2022-2023 FAFSA application. Dance Club gets moving.
  • Wednesday, October 13
    Safe Return. News from Sodexo. Upcoming home games. UCU introduces Community Engagement Team. Career Connections.  Anti-Racism Organizing in Maine (AROM) holding virtual gathering. New Ventures Maine offering tuition-free online class. The County’s Oktoberfest is Oct. 16.
  • Wednesday, October 6
    Safe Return. UMPI offers drive-thru flu shots. UMPI Commuter Club to meet. 2022-2023 FAFSA application. Sodexo fall break hours. Fusion Training. Pride Aroostook hosting online event. Lecture offered by former employee Gail Scott. New Ventures Maine offering tuition-free online class.

September 2021

  • Wednesday, September 29
    Safe Return. Houlton Center marks 20th year. News from Sodexo. Apply now for fall graduation. Career Connections. Northern Light A.R. Gould offering flu shot clinics. Student opportunity at GMRI.
  • 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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Presque Isle, ME 04769

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