Let me be honest from the very start: this is not a welcome I was expecting, or expected, to write. Just a few weeks ago, our president for the last four years, Dr. Linda Schott, had presided over our 107th graduation ceremony (which included a surprise marriage proposal—a UMPI first!), faculty were preparing for summer teaching or research assignments and I was prioritizing my work for the summer as the university’s provost and vice president. And then came the news that Dr. Schott had accepted the presidency at Southern Oregon University (see http://www.pressherald.com/2016/06/13/university-of-maine-at-presque-isle-president-leaving/ for more details) and a short time later the chancellor asked me to serve as interim president for this coming year.
Goodbyes are hard. But UMPI’s former president, Linda Schott, has had to say them as she has begun a new chapter in her life. Earlier this year she accepted a new position as president of Southern Oregon University. But although she might be gone, thanks to her, UMPI’s on a whole new path.
Continue reading “A New Chapter for Dr. Schott”
Welcome–or welcome back! Concerned about succeeding in your math class? Does biology give you the blues? The Learning Commons in the Center for Innovative Learning can help! UMPI is dedicated to supporting student success in every way we can. Regular support in learning, outside of the classroom, is one of the most important ingredients to student success. Student Support Services offers subject area tutoring and assistance with study skills—drop by and chat with Anne Chase, tutor coordinator, to learn more about how we can assist in your success!
Continue reading “Important News from the Center for Innovative Learning!”
Your physical and mental health has a strong influence on your academic success! It is proven that students find college more rewarding and do better in class if they are involved with some type of out-of-class activity. As a part of the UMPI community, I hope you will take advantage of the variety of programs, services and activities available to you at Gentile Hall.
Continue reading “Gentile Hall”
Do you need a place to practice those skills you’re learning in your classrooms? How about a work experience placement? Or a job for next summer? Check out the TRIO College Access Services office right here on campus!
This past summer we had eight current UMPI students or recent graduates working in live-in positions as our Residence Director and Counselor/Tutors. They perform duties like those of both a resident assistant and a teaching assistant. They not only earned a salary plus their room and board for seven weeks, but they also gained valuable knowhow, another word for proficiencies! As Morgan Swan, a recent UMPI grad and C/T for Latin and the sophomore cohort said, “This summer was an opportunity of growth. I was able to strengthen my relationships with both students and staff. I found myself spending more time listening….instead of telling my stories/opinions.”
Continue reading “TRIO College Access Services Offers Opportunities for Career/Resume Builders”
Hello everyone and welcome to a brand-new academic year.
This year is truly a special year for UMPI. The number of out of state and out of country students is up this year. As of the day I am writing this article we have students coming to UMPI from Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Vermont. Students from outside of the United States are coming to UMPI from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, India, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.
Continue reading “Jim’s Journals – 2016 a brand New Year”
It takes a team including hardworking faculty and staff to make UMPI a great place. But sometimes necessary knowledge and talent come from people we may not be aware of. Tom Fuhrmark is one of those people. He was not an UMPI employee. But for the last four years, he used his graphic design skills to help UMPI be even better. Continue reading “An Unsung Hero of UMPI”
A warm welcome to the University of Maine at Presque Isle to all of our new students and a warm welcome back to all of our returners! It’s been quiet around campus lately and we are so excited to have you all here for the beginning of fall semester. We hope you’re as excited as we are to jump right in! Continue reading “Welcome From the Student Activities Office”
Welcome back to our returning students! We would also like to send out a warm greeting to the new incoming students. We are so pleased that you selected the University of Maine at Presque Isle! Continue reading “Student Financial Services”
Concerned about your grades? Organizationally challenged? Having difficulties due to a documented disability? Have questions regarding to whom you should speak about a problem? Our friendly crew would like to meet you, so please come visit us at Student Support Services on the ground floor of the Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) for assistance.