Athletics budget barely takes a hit

Posted on April 15, 2013 by Anna Chiu in Sports

While academics is shouldering a hefty 63.4 percent of the $5 million budget shortfall at USM, the Athletics Department will only see a cut of less than 2 percent in its operating budget. In addition, the recreation manager position has been eliminated and another position related to equipment management will see a reduction in pay. […]

Olympic winner has the golden touch

Posted on April 08, 2013 by Anna Chiu in Chiu On This, Sports

Joan Benoit Samuelson made history 29 years ago when she crossed the finish line at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to become the first ever Women’s Olympic marathon winner. Last Wednesday, Samuelson made an appearance on the Portland campus to talk about her role in breaking the gender barrier but also spoke personally about the […]

Huskies play in nationals, lose 80-58

Posted on March 05, 2013 by Anna Chiu in Chiu On This, Sports

The nationally eighth ranked Lady Huskies were unable to advance to the second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball National Championship last Friday  in Gorham, losing 80-58 to the Smith College Pioneers (23-4). The loss concludes the season for the women’s team with an impressive 27-2 record. Just 10 minutes into the game, […]

Cigarettes and junk food breeding epidemic?

Posted on November 14, 2012 by Anna Chiu in Chiu On This, Sports

The smoking ban will officially be enforced on campus starting in January with officials hoping to improve the health of the USM community. Cancer, in fact, is the leading cause of death in Maine and has a higher rate than any other state, according to the Centers for Disease Control. They also estimated that 85 […]

Dance like no ones watching at zumba class

Posted on November 12, 2012 by Anna Chiu in Chiu On This, Sports

This year, a fun, Latin-inspired fitness class has motivated many USM students to dance their way to good health. USM is now offering one of the worlds’ largest and most successful dance themed fitness parties, known as Zumba. It is perfect for those who hate working out, but love dancing. Staff member Jennifer Camire, who […]

Sullivan Complex has a lot to offer students

Posted on October 19, 2012 by Anna Chiu in Chiu On This, Sports

USM’s own Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex may be a hidden gold mine for health and fitness in Portland. This multipurpose facility features two air-conditioned fitness centers, three basketball courts, three racquetball courts, a squash court and two multipurpose rooms. Unlike other gyms, the Sullivan Complex offers discounted exercise classes and services that surpass other […]