An Unconventional Journey

UMPI Senior Chelsey Briggs is photographed on one of her sojourns

     On Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., UMPI welcomed student Chelsey Briggs to the Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room to speak on her experiences and life’s journey. The event was part of the university’s Distinguished Lecturer Series. Briggs, a senior in the education program, was introduced by Wendi Malenfant, UMPI associate professor of early childhood education, and then she delivered her presentation entitled “An Unconventional Journey.” Continue reading “An Unconventional Journey”

Laughing at What Unites Us

Comedian Dulcé Sloan brings laughter to Wieden Auditorium on November 18.

     It was a night of laughs in Wieden auditorium on the night of Nov. 18. With a dusting of snow on the ground, comedian Dulcé Sloan, clad in an oversized Cabela’s zip-up hoodie and boots, traveled all the way from New York City to Presque Isle to bring some comedy to northern Maine. Continue reading “Laughing at What Unites Us”

Discover UMPI

Visitors to UMPI learn about the university.

     On Nov. 18 Discovery Day brought many prospective students to campus to learn about and experience what going to the University of Maine at Presque Isle entails. The day was a chance for interested people and their families to come to UMPI and get a sense of what the school has to offer and also to ask any questions about UMPI or college in general. Continue reading “Discover UMPI”

Getting UMPI on a Roll


Students and members of the community enjoy their time skating

       On Nov. 16, half of the basketball court in Gentile Hall became a roller skating rink!  The UMPI Student Activities Office, with the help of Neon Entertainment, orchestrated the event.  Roller skating was free for UMPI students and open to the community. Skates were also available at no cost.    Continue reading “Getting UMPI on a Roll”

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”