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”

The History Club on Black History Month

Dr. Zaborney on the presentation

    February is designated as American Black History Month.  That’s when organizations and universities all over the States celebrate African American history in various ways and activities. To commemorate and honor African-American heritage and History Month, the UMPI History Club decided to dedicate a seminar on Thursday, February 22.  At the event their presence showed students, but also faculty and community members, the true meaning and empowerment of accurately learning our history. Continue reading “The History Club on Black History Month”

Kevin Is Fulbright

Dr. McCartney, picture from the event promotion

    If UMPI has something to be proud of, it is surely its faculty.  An UMPI faculty member once more proves that our university is thriving, and not just for its students’ work.   Its academic and intellectual faculty are no less a living proof that dreams can come true if you really try to follow them. Continue reading “Kevin Is Fulbright”

‘Unfolding’ and Creating Lasting Memories

Dialogue, graphite, colored pencil and pastel on paper, 46_ x 42_ , 2018

    On a very cold and peaceful evening, the Reed Art Gallery at UMPI had a very special guest from far away. Friday, Feb. 2, was the First Friday Art Walk, hosted in part at the Reed Art Gallery on the second floor of the UMPI CIL. The artist presented was Jennifer Leigh Jones from Texas. The opening reception was full of enthusiasm and many art lovers who gave a warm welcome to the featured artist and her impressive exhibition that will be on display until March 16, 2018. Continue reading “‘Unfolding’ and Creating Lasting Memories”