It’s never an easy topic, but domestic violence is a real issue happening in many communities.. But there are ways to help the victims of domestic violence, and on April 12, 2017, at UMPI’s University Day, a group of students in Lisa Leduc’s criminal justice class talked about how people can do just that. Continue reading “A Class with a Cause”
Spring is always an exciting time. Classes are winding down for the semester, seniors are getting ready to graduate, either from high school or college, and there is a general feeling of anticipation for summer. This year, there is one more reason to be excited. Dr. Jacqui Lowman, a professor at UMPI, has finally set out on her Appalachian Trail Adventure. Continue reading “The Start of a Great Adventure”
Convocation is something that the UMPI campus looks forward to every year. It’s a time to welcome the new students to the UMPI family, and it gives returning students a chance to reconnect with faculty, staff and fellow classmates. Usually, the event involves a ceremony welcoming incoming freshmen, followed by a barbeque on the campus lawn. Next year, however, they’re doing things a little differently. Continue reading “A Convocation Carnival”
Even though Shakespeare may be known for his tragedies, such as Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet, he is also known for his comedies. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s more famous comedies. And on Thursday, March 9, a group of actors from New Jersey, known as Shakespeare LIVE!, gave a very entertaining spin on the classic. Continue reading “Shakespeare Comes to UMPI”
Being a leader involves making tough decisions and really having a broad knowledge of the people under your care. It also involves being willing and able to take suggestions and to welcome help from others. These are things that Dr. Ray Rice, provost, and now interim president, of UMPI takes very seriously. Continue reading “Being a Leader”
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.
Have you ever been in a class with someone who would act out on a regular basis? Did you ever wonder what was going on, or why the teacher seemed to be unable to deal with the issue? Acting out is not an uncommon occurrence for children in a classroom, or anywhere, for that matter. Chances are, we’ve seen this type of behavior displayed at least once in our lives. Or maybe some of us were those children who acted out. There are many reasons for students to act out: for example, to get attention. On April 20, four students–Kayla Murchison, Michael Guerrette, Margot Smith and Chelsea Langley–gave a presentation on how to deal with unruly behavior of students in the classrooms.
Colorado might not be the first place that pops into your mind when you are planning a trip. But for Dr. Lisa Leduc’s criminal justice class, that was the destination. Leduc took a group of her students to Denver to visit the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences there. The students got to attend the 53rd Annual Meeting, and had some very valuable experiences during their stay. On April 20, they shared their experiences with the community during their University Day presentation.
For some of us, Normal Hall has been a big part of our academics here at UMPI. Many of us have had classes there. And many faculty members have spent long hours in their offices there, correcting work and meeting with students. It was also the home of the University Times newspaper. Well, now that building is being emptied. And there are probably some who are wondering what will happen to it. And what does this mean for the rest of the campus?
How many places can you think of where you can take classes, be active and meet a group of great people? Is Gentile Hall on that list? Well, maybe it should be. This year, Gentile Hall is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It would be nice to take a moment to appreciate what this building has done for the UMPI campus as well as the community.