A new alternative energy project is underway at the University of Maine at Presque Isle—a $1.2 million “middle sized” solar array field that is estimated to save the campus about $42,000 in electricity costs per year and generate about 460,000 kWh of electricity annually.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery will present People & Places: Figurative and Landscape Art from the University Collections between Dec. 3, 2021 and Feb. 18, 2022. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Opening Reception on Friday, Dec. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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!