Important News from the Center for Innovative Learning!

Welcome–or welcome back! Concerned about succeeding in your math class? Does biology give you the blues? The Learning Commons in the Center for Innovative Learning can help! UMPI is dedicated to supporting student success in every way we can. Regular support in learning, outside of the classroom, is one of the most important ingredients to student success. Student Support Services offers subject area tutoring and assistance with study skills—drop by and chat with Anne Chase, tutor coordinator, to learn more about how we can assist in your success!
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Gentile Hall

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Your physical and mental health has a strong influence on your academic success!  It is proven that students find college more rewarding and do better in class if they are involved with some type of out-of-class activity. As a part of the UMPI community, I hope you will take advantage of the variety of programs, services and activities available to you at Gentile Hall.
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TRIO College Access Services Offers Opportunities for Career/Resume Builders

Do you need a place to practice those skills you’re learning in your classrooms? How about a work experience placement? Or a job for next summer? Check out the TRIO College Access Services office right here on campus!

This past summer we had eight current UMPI students or recent graduates working in live-in positions as our Residence Director and Counselor/Tutors.  They perform duties like those of both a resident assistant and a teaching assistant. They not only earned a salary plus their room and board for seven weeks, but they also gained valuable knowhow, another word for proficiencies! As Morgan Swan, a recent UMPI grad and C/T for Latin and the sophomore cohort said, “This summer was an opportunity of growth. I was able to strengthen my relationships with both students and staff. I found myself spending more time listening….instead of telling my stories/opinions.”
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Jim’s Journals – 2016 a brand New Year

Hello everyone and welcome to a brand-new academic year.

This year is truly a special year for UMPI.  The number of out of state and out of country students is up this year.  As of the day I am writing this article we have students coming to UMPI from Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Vermont.  Students from outside of the United States are coming to UMPI from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, India, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.
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Welcome From the Student Activities Office

A warm welcome to the University of Maine at Presque Isle to all of our new students and a warm welcome back to all of our returners! It’s been quiet around campus lately and we are so excited to have you all here for the beginning of fall semester. We hope you’re as excited as we are to jump right in!  Continue reading “Welcome From the Student Activities Office”

Student Support Services

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Concerned about your grades?  Organizationally challenged?  Having difficulties due to a documented disability?    Have questions regarding to whom you should speak about a problem?  Our friendly crew would like to meet you, so please come visit us at Student Support Services on the ground floor of the Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) for assistance.

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Come see what the Office of Career Readiness can offer you!

You will have opportunities for many new experiences here at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. One way to maximize your potential is to make being career ready an integral part of your education. The Office of Career Readiness (formerly the Office of Career Preparation & Employer Relations) located in Preble Hall room 238B can assist you whether you are a first year student, a returning student or a student in their final year.

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Astronomy in Northern Maine

Hello everyone, my name is Jim Stepp and I am the dean of students here at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  Astronomy has been a hobby of mine for about 40 years.  I first became interested in astronomy in 6th grade.  Living in Pittsburgh gave me the opportunity to go to the Buhl Planetarium and the Allegheny Observatory on many occasions.  One of the first objects I saw through a telescope was Comet West when it lit up the evening skies in the early 1970s.
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