Absentee Ballot Gives Long-Distance College Students the Chance to Vote

The Election has finally come and gone, and for many it has been an interesting time. There has been a record turnout for the polls this year. Over 42 million people voted early this year and many of those early voters did so by absentee ballot.
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New UMPI Face


UMPI has a new face this year: Wen Han, who is a new, full-time business professor.  She is focusing on teaching logistical management and comes from Xi’an Siyuan University. She beat out all other competitors on Feb. 18, 2015, to get the chance to travel to, study and teach in the United States for one year. The overarching purpose of this trip is to study the difference in education between China and the U.S.
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The Power of Change


Wayne Maines the director of Safety and environmental management or the University of Maine college system is the spokesman for the all American male. He is an Air force Veteran, very conservative, voted republican and the picture of masculinity. Father to two adorable twin boys, and has a lovely wife. From the outside this family was the picture of perfection. Maines’s world has always been challenged by the fact his son has always identified as a female. This challenged Maine’s views on what it means to be a man. The irony of Maines’s Job is to keep the university of Amine system safe but he struggled to keep his family safe.
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Halloween Critters at their Finest


Halloween is a holiday that is widely celebrated by many different people, and the University of Maine at Presque Isle was not lacking in the Halloween spirit. The Halloween dance was held this year in the multipurpose room in the campus center. It was relatively packed from about 11 p.m. to the end. There were a variety of different costumes. These were as much a major part of the fun and energy of the night as the people who were there wearing them.
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Annual Trick or Treat in the Dorms Draws in Community Kids


Princesses, vampires and other strange things made their way around UMPI’s campus on Thursday, October 28. With bags and buckets extended, already heavy with candy, children from around the community made their way through the dorms for a fun-filled night of trick-or-treating.
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Going Solo


UMPI’s a capella group was formed just this last September. Auditions were held on the stage at Wieden Hall in front of the group’s founders (and consequential first members) Lassana and Lossene Dorleh. From the pool of auditioners five members emerged: Adawnya Barry, Rebecca Bowers, Debbi Herne, Lydia Tilley and Adrien Tourtelotte. Skylar Hebert was also a member, but recently had to leave the group following a school transfer. With advice from Shirley Rush and extra help from Ryan Tebo the group is working on compiling a set list that includes many popular songs, including Beyonce’s “XO” and Ruth B’s “Lost Boy.”
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screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-8-26-11-pm     UMPI CRU is a Christian club that is focused on gathering together for fellowship, worship, Bible study and volunteering in the community and on campus. Anyone of any belief system is welcome to attend, community members included, and meetings are based on a “come as you are, come as you please” philosophy. No one must go to all the meetings to be a part of CRU. Our Sunday fellowship meeting is at 3 p.m. in CC118, our Wednesday prayer meeting is at 8 p.m. in the library, our Thursday men’s/ women’s Bible study is at 12:30 p.m. in the library and our Friday activity night is at 7 p.m. in the Owl’s Nest. To contact a CRU member for questions and comments, please email sully.jackson@maine.edu or laurie.smyth@maine.edu. We also have a Facebook page called UMPI Campus Crusade for Christ and a page called Maine State CRU.  Go on and check us out!

Truly ‘North of Ordinary’


When a place with which you feel a strong connection receives praise it often invokes a feeling of pride. If UMPI students take a look at this year’s ratings UMPI’s place on the list should definitely invoke those feelings.

Let’s start with the category of “Best Regional College.” This year UMPI was rated number 27 in the north, which includes all of New England. Dr. Ray Rice, provost and current interim president of UMPI, said that UMPI is up 19 places from 2014.

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MMG Center for Professional Development Open for Business(es)


When the Employer U program officially began in 2015 its members quickly realized that the project would need its own space. This past summer, in the former child-care center on campus, a new room was created for Employer U to use to offer classes pertaining to professional development.

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