One hundred and seventy students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, May 12, during the 2018 Commencement Exercises—the University’s 109th Commencement ceremony. UMPI President Raymond Rice conferred degrees for the 2017-2018 academic year upon 112 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.
When Jessica and Christopher Morley participate in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s graduation ceremony on May 12, it will be a family affair. The couple, who are among the 170 students graduating from UMPI this academic year, have been married for 16 years, have been working for the last six years to complete their degrees, and have four children between the ages of 6 and 15 who will be cheering them on as they receive their diplomas.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle Fine Art Program will present one solo exhibition developed through the 2017-18 Fine Art Senior Thesis Exhibition course. The exhibitions is being hosted in Campus Center Room 112 (former Reed Gallery) in May.
In an effort to prepare the next generation of attorneys for positions that need to be filled in Aroostook County, officials with the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine at Presque Isle signed an agreement on May 3 providing an Accelerated Law Pathway for UMPI students.
As officials at the University of Maine at Presque Isle wait on final word about the cause of a fire that occurred in the wind turbine in early April, they have received findings that will help them to determine the best plan for moving forward and confirmed that safety mechanisms inside the unit worked as intended.
University of Maine at Presque Isle President Ray Rice has announced that U.S. Senator Angus King will deliver the commencement address during the University’s 109th Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018. During the event, Senator King will also be presented with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree.
As part of its tour of the Atlantic Provinces and Maine, the Goldenberg Duo brings a night of classical music and other contemporary pieces to the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium in Wieden Hall. The performance by this brother and sister piano and violin duo is open to the public and free; donations will be accepted at the door for future cultural arts programming.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Medical Laboratory Technology Program celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week from April 22 to 28, 2018.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Employer U program, which focuses on providing workforce development opportunities for the region, will offer two courses this spring beginning Monday, April 30, as part of its American Management Association’s University certificate program. Each 20-hour course will be offered in the MMG Center for Professional Development, located on the first floor of Kelley Commons, adjacent to the Campus Center.
As part of efforts focused around strategic collaborations, officials with Northern Maine’s two public universities have announced the joint appointment of Jason Towers as Executive Director of Enrollment Management for the University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Maine at Presque Isle.