Roosevelt Day at the Maysville Museum

Roosevelt

What better way to celebrate the birthday of a past U.S. president than to keep his legacy and story alive every year? On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Maysville Museum, located on 165 Caribou Road, here in Presque Isle, celebrated the birthday of the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt. “Teddy” Roosevelt, as he was most widely known, was a man of utmost interest and national respect for his contributions to our nation’s development. Continue reading “Roosevelt Day at the Maysville Museum”

A Shakespeare Play in a Northern Maine Community

Shakespeare in American Communities

It was Thursday, Oct. 18, when the community of Lille, within the town of Grand Isle, Maine, decided to keep the flame of the literature and theater world alive.  The Musée Culturel du Mont-Carmel in Lille hosted the Theater at Monmouth, which performed the famous Shakespeare play “King Lear.” Continue reading “A Shakespeare Play in a Northern Maine Community”

Embrace the Weather Change

As the weather changes in November and becomes cold and rainy, many people get depressed.  Gentile Hall has a lot to offer people when it’s time to come indoors for physical activity. We have a wonderful running track and treadmills for those who love to run.  Our rock wall is very popular for those who like to hike.  For all those who need to destress don’t forget about my Fusion training class on Mondays and Thursdays from 12-12:45 p.m. in the Campus Center.  Students, always remember that all my fitness classes are free!  Check our website at umpi.edu/gentile-hall for all days and times of my fitness classes and rock wall hours. Continue reading “Embrace the Weather Change”

Tips and Tricks to Enjoy the Family During Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving around the corner, there is plenty that students are preparing before they leave for a week. From the packing to bring home summer clothes and swop them for winter, to perhaps graduating this December, students are busy!  Before they know it, the holidays are around the corner, and they are behind on homework, getting packed and preparing in general. Here are three tips to get through this holiday season. Continue reading “Tips and Tricks to Enjoy the Family During Thanksgiving”

UMPI History Club Explores the Allagash Trains

The UMPI History Club in front of the Allagash Trains

It’s often said that Maine hides many secrets in every little corner of its enormous size, from the coastal towns all the way to the northernmost parts of the county, with its agriculture, vast forests and beautiful lakes. The UMPI History Club was fortunate to learn a little more about Maine history and its hidden secrets on Friday, Sept. 28. Continue reading “UMPI History Club Explores the Allagash Trains”

How to Support Your Local College!

Ray Rice

Under Question 4 in the Nov. 6 election, the University of Maine at Presque Isle would receive $4.5 million, all of which is specifically designated for expanding or developing programs that meet our state and nation’s workforce needs and provide you with competitive jobs and salaries for years to come.  These infrastructure improvements will include major renovations in both Wieden and Folsom halls, adding classroom, lab and clinical spaces that will increase our enrollments in the Nursing program we’re partnering with UMFK to bring to UMPI, as well as our Medical Lab Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant and Exercise Science programs. In addition, this funding will complement plans already in motion for the construction of the research-grade Zillman Family Greenhouse, a cornerstone of our new Agricultural Science program.  All of this will allow us to double the number of students we can enroll in these and future programs. Continue reading “How to Support Your Local College!”

The Martians Are Coming!!!

It happened on Sunday, Oct. 30, 1938 – 80 years ago.  The Martians arrived and war broke out around the world.  Well sort of….

On the night of Oct. 30, 1938, the Mercury Radio Theatre aired a performance of H. G. Wells’ 1896 “The War of the Worlds.”  The radio play was performed so well that some people panicked, ran from their houses and warned their neighbors of the impending invasion.  Stories also provide information of water towers being shot at in New Jersey and a woman in Pittsburgh wanting to take poison instead of being killed by aliens.     Continue reading “The Martians Are Coming!!!”