Another Group of Owls Gets Its Feathers

History Students during Convocation.

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”

An Active Sky Night

Some of the fireworks during the night.

Sept. 29 was Homecoming Saturday night here on campus. Following the very active and tiring day, students, parents, UMPI alumni and some professors joined one another for a great night full of surprises. At 8 p.m., everyone gathered at the Park Family soccer field to watch the fireworks, which were more fascinating and magnificent than any past year. Continue reading “An Active Sky Night”

What Is This Free Speech Policy All About?

        There have been Substantial conversations around our campus lately among faculty, staff and students about the new “Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Civility” policy from the University of Maine System. Plenty of people are asking what is this policy about? And will it affect me and the way I talk in public? The simple answer to that is NO! Continue reading “What Is This Free Speech Policy All About?”

A Mind-Blowing Experience

     Ever heard of the Mentalist Duo? Do you know what a mentalist does? If you answered NO, then you probably should have gone to check the Evasons Mentalist Duo April 19 here on campus.

     A feeling of mystery and the supernatural was above UMPI when the Evasons Mentalist Duo made its appearance for the first time here at our university. The Evasons are a more than 30-year-long married couple that has done shows for a living for many years now all around the States and Canada. UMPI was the northern-most U.S. destination they ever performed, and as they said during the show, “UMPI is amazing.” The Duo made an early impression on that day at the Kelly Commons, were they showcased their talent to the students who were having lunch there. Continue reading “A Mind-Blowing Experience”

An Event to Never Forget

Dr. Herzog and Evan Zarkadas After the Presentation

     April 12 is designated as Holocaust Remembrance Day here in the United States. When the word “Holocaust” comes to our minds, we immediately think of the World War II atrocities against the minorities in Nazi Germany. The word Holocaust is associated with the terms Hitler, Jews, Concentration Camps, pain, misfortune and the most important “REMEMBER to Never Forget.” Continue reading “An Event to Never Forget”

Gender Roles in Mythology

Picture from the presentation Gender Roles in Mythology

     What would be the first thing that comes to mind when we discuss Greek mythology and gender roles? Well, a group of students answered that question during University Day.  Michael Dobbs, Connor Murphy and Katherine Asam tried to explain and understand the gender roles of ancient Greek society throughout the source of mythology and the different myths that portray the nature of gender roles. Continue reading “Gender Roles in Mythology”

Artist as Teacher: From Paintings and Prints to Puppets

Puppets displayed at the show.

     Being part of the First Friday Art Walk, the Reed Art Gallery hosted the well-known artist Carolyn Wadman. Wadman is a lifelong educator with a seemingly unlimited amount of exhibitions, shows and artistic endeavors all over the States. She has taught classes for the U.S. Army and she spent many years at the Limestone Community School, where she created the first art program. Continue reading “Artist as Teacher: From Paintings and Prints to Puppets”

Russian Investigation now comes to UMPI

President Rice with President Putin

     U.S. law enforcement, under the instructions of  the Supreme Court, are investigating new links between UMPI and Russia, as part of the broader investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential election of 2016.

     Sources from Washington, D.C., and the Kremlin have reported intervention between the administration at UMPI and the secret service of the royal Imperial Russian special forces. Continue reading “Russian Investigation now comes to UMPI”

A Non-Mainer’s Expedition in Northern Maine

A moment at the race

      A couple days ago, a non-Mainer was looking over a cultural map of Maine’s Aroostook County.  A title seemed to jump of the page and with a quite interesting theme: “CAN-AM Crown International Sled Dog Race.”

     Immediately he went to ask his friend who is from St. Agatha about the festival and what it is all about. His friend, Adam Weyeneth, said, “Yeah, I know the festival.  It’s close to where I live.  We could go if you want to?” Continue reading “A Non-Mainer’s Expedition in Northern Maine”