UMPI’s Starbucks to Serve New Mystery Drink

     The University of Maine at Presque Isle will now be serving a Mystery Drink at our very own Starbucks in the Owl’s Nest. This Mystery Drink is full of surprises and will only be served for a limited time starting on April 1. The Mystery Drink has a variety of a thousand flavors that will burst in your mouth. These flavors could be very delicious or surprisingly disgusting. Continue reading “UMPI’s Starbucks to Serve New Mystery Drink”

A Convocation Carnival

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”

Robots Will Be Making Your Pizza Starting Fall Semester

How would you feel about robots replacing the staff in the Kelly Commons cafeteria? This is becoming a real thing at the University of Maine at Presque Isle in the fall of 2017. Instead of handing your student ID to a real person, you’ll be swiping it in a computer to gain access to the cafeteria. Continue reading “Robots Will Be Making Your Pizza Starting Fall Semester”

Lost On a Campus in Maine

Daniel Burger is 18 years old  and is from southern Maine who never really left his hometown much. After graduating from his local high school he, like many other young adults, decided to go to college. He applied to UMPI and was accepted for his good grades and promising work ethic. Burger decided immediately after receiving his acceptance letter that he wanted to tour the campus before making such a big decision. Continue reading “Lost On a Campus in Maine”

Free to Travel Around the World

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”

The Kessel Run

Artist’s impression of the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 from the surface of one of its planets


Eyes turn upward once again as the discovery of the Trappist-1 system renews people’s hopes for interplanetary travel. Not only is the system a mere 39 lightyears off (roughly 12 parsecs), it is comprised of seven planets which appear to be roughly equivalent to Earth, at least in terms of size, mass, and composition. Continue reading “The Kessel Run”