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Annual Special Olympics Skills Competition Held

Annual Special Olympics Skills Competition Held

| January 15, 2014

“This year we have 135 athletes who came to do the skills competition. We are having a great day,” said Event Organizer, Carl Michaud. “We have volunteers from Caribou High School, Presque Isle High School and Easton High School. Families, volunteers, friends all having a great time.” The olympians took part in all aspects of […]

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UMPI’s PTA Program Receives National Accreditation

UMPI’s PTA Program Receives National Accreditation

| December 24, 2013

I’m here in the PTA lab in Weiden, where UMPI’s PTA program has received national accreditation. This vital signs monitor is just one of the features in the lab. It reads a patients heart beat, blood pressure, and EKG. Just over two years ago, none of this equipment existed and neither did the students or […]

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13-Year-Old Boy Becomes Member of UMPI Basketball Team

13-Year-Old Boy Becomes Member of UMPI Basketball Team

| December 10, 2013

He’s 13 years old, stands 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 103 pounds… Meet the newest member of the University of Maine at Presque Isle men’s basketball team. “Feels pretty good,” said Nicholas Krause. Nicholas is an 8th grader who loves to play sports… But sometimes, playing isn’t so easy. Two years ago, Nicholas found […]

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Aroostook County Hosts Empty Bowls

Aroostook County Hosts Empty Bowls

| December 9, 2013

Making bowls for a greater good. That’s what Hyrum Benson, the Assistant Professor of Art at UMPI and his Ceramics Two class are doing to help fight hunger here in Aroostook County. Benson said he always wanted to be a part of this effort, and he is thankful for all the support. “I’m really happy […]

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UMPI Professor receives award that the University has never seen before

UMPI Professor receives award that the University has never seen before

| November 7, 2013

The first ever Donald and Linda G. Zillman Family Professorship was awarded Thursday November 7th. ┬áThe Professorship is awarded to one tenured UMPI faculty member to assist in research and faculty development. Dr. Wang professor of earth and environmental science was the first professor to receive the Zillman Family Professorship award here at UMPI. ┬áThe […]

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