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Ham radio National Field Day keeps the airwaves active

Ham radio National Field Day keeps the airwaves active

| June 29, 2015

Ham radio’s main function is to serve as a fail-safe during a disaster that prevents other forms of communication. “When cell phones, land lines, and internet are down, we’re not,” said Ivan Shapiro,¬†President of the Aroostook Amateur Radio Association. Ham Radio is invaluable to emergency management, especially during disasters like the Earthquake in Haiti and […]

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RSU 39 and UMPI Reach Dual Credit Agreement

RSU 39 and UMPI Reach Dual Credit Agreement

| June 2, 2015

Taking one class that counts for both high school and college credit may have once been a dream for Caribou High School students, but now it’s reality. “It speaks to the spirit of cooperation between Caribou High School and UMPI. It certainly speaks to the rigor of our curriculum,” said Caribou Principal Mark Jones. Jones […]

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4-H STEM Ambassador Program a Hit with Washburn Students, UMPI Student-Teachers

4-H STEM Ambassador Program a Hit with Washburn Students, UMPI Student-Teachers

| May 28, 2015

For University of Maine-Presque Isle student Leah Rodriguez, science is not a quiet study, but rather a roaring road to discovery. The Washburn elementary and middle school students she teaches as part of an after school program share this sentiment. “The more they get loud and crazy, the better we know we’re doing,” said Rodriguez. […]

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UMaine System freezes in-state tuition for fourth consecutive year

UMaine System freezes in-state tuition for fourth consecutive year

| May 19, 2015

“I was relieved, definitely,” said UMPI student Emma Ruff. Ruff pays for a good chunk of her University of Maine at Presque Isle tuition out of pocket. And so when she heard that for the fourth year in a row the University of Maine System trustees voted to freeze in-state tuition for its universities, it […]

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Graduation Day!

Graduation Day!

| May 16, 2015

Presque Isle, Me¬†– College can be tough, it can be tougher as a nontraditional student. Two graduates this year met those challenges and are excited to that they decided to do it. “I started my family very young, and I decided as they have gotten older it was time for me to do something for […]

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