A Night Filled With Music

The Northern Maine Chamber Orchestra members putting on their fall concert

    UMPI got a treat on Sunday night, Nov. 12. The Northern Maine Chamber Orchestra members put on their annual fall concert in front of a very eager audience. It took place at 7 in the multi-purpose room of the Campus Center. The ensemble performed several pieces, from a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem to the “1812 Overture.” It is sure to be a night that many will remember for years to come. Continue reading “A Night Filled With Music”

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”

The Dark, Damp Pursuit of Misty Munchies

Several slugs happily consume the flesh of an abandoned jack o’ lantern.


  It’s late evening in early November.  After day of rain, campus is teeming with wildlife looking for dinner.  The remains of a carved pumpkin from Halloween sit in the woods to decompose.  Slugs happily feed on the softened pumpkin flesh.  A wet carpet of decomposing leaves makes the forest floor the perfect environment for these soft-bodied mollusks.  Slugs will eat just about anything that grows in a garden and are considered to be pests.  These slugs are grateful for their nutritious meal and help dispose of the rotting pumpkin. Continue reading “The Dark, Damp Pursuit of Misty Munchies”

The AmeriCorner Spotlights Sara Packard, Exceptional Leader and Athlete

UMPI student Sara Packard excels academically and athletically. She has a fantastic GPA and she is a two-time USCAA Softball All-American.


    This month’s Student Spotlight features UMPI student Sara Packard. Sara is from Saint Albans, Maine. She is a senior and she studies athletic training, with a minor in physical education. Continue reading “The AmeriCorner Spotlights Sara Packard, Exceptional Leader and Athlete”

Thoughtful Gift-Giving Ideas


Cookies make a great gift

     Well, it’s that time of the year again. The holidays are upon us and many of us are probably knee deep in preparations. Some of us are doing our gift shopping, and some of us maybe have not even started. And if we’re on a budget, it can make gift-giving a little tight. If you’re stuck and wondering what to get your friends and family and still maintain a budget, here are some tips for unique gifts. Continue reading “Thoughtful Gift-Giving Ideas”

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies*

This sweet treat is bound to be a favorite this holiday season! -picture frommydarlingvegan.com

What do you think of when you think of the holiday season? Most people would say gathering with friends and family, the cold weather and the food. If you’re attending a holiday party or gathering or just craving a sweet treat during the chilly months, this recipe is for you! This quick and easy recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prep and cook. (The best part is that it’s vegan AND allergy friendly!) Continue reading “Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies*”

The Top 10 Greatest Christmas Films

10. Bad Santa (2003)

Not the Christmas movie to watch with your parents. Despite being one of the few Rated-R Christmas movies, “Bad Santa” is one of those films I watch every holiday season. With hilarious performances from Billy Bob Thornton and the late, great Bernie Mac, this movie depicts Santa in his raunchiest form ever. One of those Christmas movies that is perfect for holiday lovers and detractors alike. Continue reading “The Top 10 Greatest Christmas Films”