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!!!”
There are many new things happening with the University Times. We’re not printing physical copies of our paper until the last issue of the academic year. While we do love our physical copy, we love our website just as much! We will be continuing to cover the campus and the community with the online U Times. Please keep following us online–we never close.
We are also in the process of training a new editor for next year. I’m very excited for you to meet her!
Midterms are already upon us and winter is coming quickly. Where has the semester gone? I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun (or when you’re up to your eyeballs in assignments). I wish you all the best of luck with the second half of your semester and a very happy harvest.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s students, faculty and community experienced an energetic night of African dance on Sept. 28 during UMPI’s annual Homecoming. The Kotchegna Dance Company took over the Wieden Auditorium for a spectacular show. The group, led by Vado Diomande, shared ancient stories and legends of Africa’s Ivory Coast, which were brought to life by dances and drums. Continue reading “Kotchegna Dance Company Wows UMPI”
The University Distinguished Lecturer Series brought Dr. Michael Herzfeld to campus, Sept. 26-28. His lecture “Overcoming Cultural Difference: Living the Lives of Strangers,” talked about how anthropologists do this and how it can lead to intercultural understanding. Continue reading “UMPI Brings Michael Herzfeld to the Stage”
There is an important question on the ballot Nov. 6. Question four decides whether the University of Maine System will get a $49 million bond to help expand campus resources and facilities. Voting yes on this question would give UMPI $4.5 million that would help expand our programs and campus productivity. Continue reading “Question Four and Why It Is Important”
Another convocation has passed here at UMPI, with the new class of 2022 getting its official UMPI welcome from the campus community. From very early on that day, the feeling on campus was filled with excitement and celebratory festivities.
Students, faculty and staff started filling up Wieden Hall and taking their placement around the transformed basketball court. Each major had its own distinguished and proudly worn color, which created a sense of unity and belonging for the new students. Continue reading “Another Group of Owls Gets Its Feathers”
There’s nothing quite as lively as sitting at a table in the early afternoon, sipping some punch while painting a picture of a cute snowy owl on a blank canvas. On Friday, Sept. 28, the University of Maine at Presque Isle hosted a Paint and Sip event as part of its Homecoming Friends and Family Weekend. Continue reading “Painting With a Little Extra Punch”
There used to be a wind turbine here? That was one of the questions that a new student asked this year and the inability to respond was very shocking. The short answer is yes. But not many people know what happened to our wind turbine and why it’s not standing anymore. Continue reading “Wind Turbine: What Now?”