Community Children Join UMPI for Annual Trick-or-Treating in the Dorms

Children receive candy from an UMPI student

     Children who dressed as superheroes and princesses reached out their buckets for candy to UMPI residents of Park and Merriman halls for the annual Trick-or-Treating in the Dorms event. UMPI students gave excited children from around the community candy as they walked down the halls saying, “Trick or Treat,” on Thursday, Oct. 26. Continue reading “Community Children Join UMPI for Annual Trick-or-Treating in the Dorms”

UMPI’s New Addition

Shirley Rush with a sign for the Food Security Council.

     What comes to mind when you think of a food pantry? Perhaps you imagine a local, non-profit organization where people volunteer for charity and offer meals to those in need. But what about a food pantry on your local college campus? It may not sound typical. That’s probably because it isn’t. But if you visit Folsom Hall on the UMPI campus, on the bottom floor near the vending machines, you might notice that there’s something different. Continue reading “UMPI’s New Addition”

Taking Back the Night

Lit candle during the walk.

  On the night of Oct. 12,  the UMPI campus was brighter than usual as a large group of people made their way from Gentile to South halls, each holding a lit candle. This was the beginning of Take Back the Night, a night of awareness for sexual assault and its many victims. This was the fourth consecutive year of Take Back the Night on the UMPI campus, hosted by the Student Organization of Social Workers. Continue reading “Taking Back the Night”

The AmeriCorner Spotlights Kassidy Morin, Exemplary Volunteer

Kassidy Morin is a Social Work major and active volunteer at UMP.

     This month’s Student Spotlight features UMPI student Kassidy Morin. Kassidy is a social work major from Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada. This is her junior year at UMPI. Kassidy is a member of the Campus Crusade for Christ and the Student Organization of Social Work at UMPI. She likes UMPI because it is a small school and is close to her home. Continue reading “The AmeriCorner Spotlights Kassidy Morin, Exemplary Volunteer”

Coloring for All Ages

Participants at the Homecoming Coloring for All Ages event relax, chat and color.


The Coloring for All Ages event, sponsored by the UMPI president’s office, took place in the Owl’s Nest in the Campus Center on Friday, Oct. 6. The event, one of the first to take place during the Homecoming Friends and Family Weekend, allowed people of all ages to color using the colored pencils and coloring pages provided. Soothing music played, and participants had a chance to win prizes in the form of coloring books and colored pencils. Continue reading “Coloring for All Ages”

Try to Read These UnREEDable Words

A closeup of one of Todd Camplin’s pieces from his show UnREEDable Words.


It’s hard to believe that lines and shapes could be so interesting.  But Texas-based artist Todd Camplin proved that with his art showing of UnREEDable Words. This show took place in the Reed Art Gallery located on the second floor of the Center for Innovative Learning. Continue reading “Try to Read These UnREEDable Words”

UMPI Student Receives National Fellowship for the Sciences

Lydia Tilley and Miranda Lento prepare reagents in the student lab

     A University of Maine at Presque Isle sophomore, Lydia Tilley, has received a 2017 American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship. Tilley received the award in April 2017 for her excellent research in recognizing and comparing genes in pathogens that are immune to antibiotics. Pathogens are bacteria or viruses that can cause disease. The ASM Fellowship received 128 applicants. Only 19, however, received the award. Tilley got a payment of $4,000 and $2,000 for travel expenses. Continue reading “UMPI Student Receives National Fellowship for the Sciences”

UMPI Rankings at an All-Time High

     The University of Maine at Presque Isle has made many changes in the past few years, from switching to proficiency-based education and changing food companies, to Ray Rice becoming our president. Most schools might crumble under the pressure of all of these changes, but UMPI has done quite the opposite. Continue reading “UMPI Rankings at an All-Time High”

The AmeriCorner Spotlights Chenoa Jackson, Exemplary Volunteer

     This month’s Student Spotlight features UMPI student Chenoa Jackson. Chenoa is a social work major from Wilton, Maine. This is her third year at UMPI. Chenoa is on the UMPI Cross-Country Team and the Track and Field Team. She is the secretary of the Pageturners Book Club and the secretary of Campus Crusade for Christ. Continue reading “The AmeriCorner Spotlights Chenoa Jackson, Exemplary Volunteer”