Not decided on a major yet? Data estimate that 30 percent of Maine’s teachers are eligible to retire in the next five years, and more than 70 physical education teaching positions will be available.
Facing the future shortage, the University of Maine at Presque Isle is providing a couple of different options in the physical education program to support all people who are interesting in the physical area: non-teaching careers in fitness, wellness and even recreation. Also, the physical education program prepares for future careers’ direction: physical education teacher, health educator, personal trainer, community recreation specialist and wellness coach. Adding the minor in physical education is also another option that is good for making your resume stand out from the crowd. Continue reading “Good Future Pathway”
Homecoming is always a big event for the University of Maine at Presque Isle. This year UMPI held a wonderful old car show, with a nod to iconic classics, on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, to welcome all alumni. It was truly a trip down memory lane. Continue reading “Amazing Car Show”
Good News!UMPI bought a new school minivan. Time is too precious to waste. Time can decide the death and life of cancer patients.Also, time is money for people in business. A few minutes will make people in business lose money, and a few minutes will make people miss an airplane. What UMPI did for time management is to provide a high performance and energy-efficient school car. The car can deliver students or staff members to any place they want to go faster, safer and more comfortably than a standard vehicle. Maybe an old vehicle carries students to the airport in 15 minutes. Now the new car only needs half that time! Continue reading “News School Car Is Coming”
At UMPI you can always see students who are busy shuttling between the classroom, library and gymnasium as they pursue knowledge with hope. Kristijan Gavrilovski is one of them. KG is a 22-year-old senior transfer from Central Community College in Columbus, Neb., and now in the business administration program at UMPI. Continue reading “UMPI Sports Star”
The 2017 UMPI men’s soccer team has a lot of young, new players.On Sunday, Sept. 17, the team started the game with five freshmen, again. During the previous three games, the players had been becoming familiar with the college game.They had learned and practiced. For this match, they put in a full performance, the kind that all fans want to see every game. The men won the game against Fisher with a score of 1 to 0. Continue reading “Harder, Stronger, Better”
By now many of you should know that Dr. J, Jacquelyn Lowman, is hiking now. She has started her Appalachian Trail adventure. But actually, the real plan is not just hiking the Appalachian Trail, it is to both hike the Appalachian Trail and travel/ hike around the world. She came up with this plan in her mind last year and is now preparing stuff and plotting out a route. Continue reading “Free to Travel Around the World”
Sometimes, you have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever–to gain knowledge from teachers and then go on to impart knowledge as a teacher at the same school. Continue reading “Paying It Forward”
Some students describe Dr. Chunzeng Wang, who is a Professor of geology, environment and GIS at University of Maine at Presque Isle, as humorous and kind. He came to UMPI in August, 2005, from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York. Continue reading “UMPI’s Rock Star”
Do you remember that we lost a lot players due to injuries last game? Do you remember what Cody Blair definitively said after the last game? “We just need to get all guys healthy and have our starters back. We will see what happens once they come back.” Yes, they recovered and came back. That means that their confidence will return, their power will recover and they will prove themselves.