The University Distinguished Lecturer Series brought Dr. Michael Herzfeld to campus, Sept. 26-28. His lecture “Overcoming Cultural Difference: Living the Lives of Strangers,” talked about how anthropologists do this and how it can lead to intercultural understanding. Continue reading “UMPI Brings Michael Herzfeld to the Stage”
There is an important question on the ballot Nov. 6. Question four decides whether the University of Maine System will get a $49 million bond to help expand campus resources and facilities. Voting yes on this question would give UMPI $4.5 million that would help expand our programs and campus productivity. Continue reading “Question Four and Why It Is Important”
Another convocation has passed here at UMPI, with the new class of 2022 getting its official UMPI welcome from the campus community. From very early on that day, the feeling on campus was filled with excitement and celebratory festivities.
Students, faculty and staff started filling up Wieden Hall and taking their placement around the transformed basketball court. Each major had its own distinguished and proudly worn color, which created a sense of unity and belonging for the new students. Continue reading “Another Group of Owls Gets Its Feathers”
There’s nothing quite as lively as sitting at a table in the early afternoon, sipping some punch while painting a picture of a cute snowy owl on a blank canvas. On Friday, Sept. 28, the University of Maine at Presque Isle hosted a Paint and Sip event as part of its Homecoming Friends and Family Weekend. Continue reading “Painting With a Little Extra Punch”
There used to be a wind turbine here? That was one of the questions that a new student asked this year and the inability to respond was very shocking. The short answer is yes. But not many people know what happened to our wind turbine and why it’s not standing anymore. Continue reading “Wind Turbine: What Now?”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Gentile Hall. Students, always remember that my fitness classes are FREE! Fit Camp is Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays I have Total Body Circuit Training, 12-12:45 p.m. Fusion Training is on Mondays and Thursdays, 12-12:45 p.m. in the Campus Center, room 112. Continue reading “October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!”
Sept. 29 was Homecoming Saturday night here on campus. Following the very active and tiring day, students, parents, UMPI alumni and some professors joined one another for a great night full of surprises. At 8 p.m., everyone gathered at the Park Family soccer field to watch the fireworks, which were more fascinating and magnificent than any past year. Continue reading “An Active Sky Night”
Homecoming is always a big event for the University of Maine at Presque Isle. This year UMPI held a wonderful old car show, with a nod to iconic classics, on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, to welcome all alumni. It was truly a trip down memory lane. Continue reading “Amazing Car Show”
The University of Maine at Presque Isle held women and men’s soccer games with SUNY Canton of New York at Park Family Field to celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.
The UMPI women’s soccer team kept passing the ball very well. In the first half, Hannah Nadeau overpowered defenses and got the first goal of the game at 5:54. In the second half, SUNY Canton got the chance to equalize the score. Allison Wakefield and Ryan Shubert (both SUNY Canton) interacted to get a goal at the 61:55 mark. The Owls had many good chances to tip the balance, but always lost the back of the net. Finally, the game ended up with the last goal of senior midfielder Jaedyn Ossont of SUNY Canton at the 73:54. Continue reading “Coming Home for Soccer”
Welcome to another great year at UMPI! It’s shaping up to be the best one yet! As the Dean of Students, I have the awesome pleasure of working with faculty and staff to make sure you, as students, are successful in achieving your academic and personal goals at UMPI. The Dean of Students Office is here to make sure your college experience and environment are safe, healthy, engaging and enjoyable. Continue reading “Your Dean of Students: Always an Open Door”