Continuing the Journey

It’s finally here–college life! We, in the Admissions Office, enjoyed the journey of getting you here. Now we’re thrilled to have you meet our wonderful faculty and staff. They will carry you the rest of the way–as long as you do the work! Remember, go to class and get involved. It will be a great year for you. And don’t be a stranger. Stop by the admissions office and tell us how you’re doing. From all of us–Bethany, Trevor, Jon, Tricia, Nancy and Erin–have a great year!

admissions-photo In Photo: Bethany Lord,Tricia Armstrong, Erin Benson, Trevor Parent, Nancy Nichols and Jon Ouellette

Student Government Association Is Here for You


In Photo: Adan K. Mohamed, Joshua Williams, Blake Winslow, Daria Wozmak, Lossene Dorleh,  Jim Stepp, Elizabeth Butterfield, Lassana Dorleh, Beth Olsen, Katherine Waldron, John Paluszec

     The Student Government Association at the University of Maine at Presque Isle serves many different purposes.  Our main functions are to:

  • Act as a liaison between the student body and the Board of Trustees.
  • Act as a liaison between the students and the administration.
  • Act as a policy recommendation board to the administration.
  • Provide leadership opportunities for UMPI students.
  • Provide programming outlets for UMPI students.
  • Aid in the distribution of approximately $90,000 of Student Activities Fees to the Student Activities Office, campus clubs and organizations and several student-related programs (such as free Big Rock Skiing and free ice-skating at the Forum).

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Anger Issues

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.

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A Chance at Equal Opportunity

It is safe to say that most people know someone or know of someone with Asperger’s. It is a disorder that affects real people everywhere. University Day, which took place at the University of Maine at Presque Isle on April 20, gave one group of presenters the chance to educate people about this. The presentation itself was on Asperger’s and how people with this disorder can benefit from proficiency-based education. Brittany McPhail, Arianna Bard, Natasha Ponder and Loretta Coty for a little less than an hour. The first three women are education majors at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Coty has worked with people with special needs for a number of years, but is now currently a student at UMPI.

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Beyond Limits – Planning for an Experience

Dr. Jacqui Lowman had an idea: to bring a group of people together to accomplish something that seemed impossible. The idea is to hike the Appalachian Trail: to bring people together from all over the country, to encourage teamwork and to accomplish something greater than themselves. This hike is made even more groundbreaking since Lowman uses a wheelchair. Lowman involved one of her upper level courses with the planning for the trip. This group of 10 students was willing to work together to accomplish something amazing.

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Bigger Than the Piece Itself

On University day of 2016, the Pullen art gallery was nearly dark, with people seated in front of a large screen. The presentation on the Sketchbook Project would soon begin. This was an aspect of art that truly proved the creativity of the human mind, specifically on the campus of the University of Maine of Presque Isle. A group of students stood before these people as a vast number of slides of their own creations flickered behind them. This gave them only a small portion of time to explain the meaning behind their art. Once one student’s art stopped appearing on the screen, the next would begin running through and another eager yet anxious face would begin explaining the contents of what it all meant to them.

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