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Recent graduate battles cancer

Posted on September 17, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in Features, News

Matt Nelson, who graduated from USM in 2010.

A couple of months after Matt Nelson graduated from USM, doctors found a tumor the size of about a softball in his chest. He graduated with Bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor in holistic health in December 2011. His plan was simple: he wanted to enter the workforce as soon as possible. But his […]

USM gets new president

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in Features, News

Selma Botman was the president of The University of Southern Maine for four years from 2009 to 2012. This summer she resigned her post after a drawn-out dispute with faculty that began with $242,000 that she awarded in controversial pay raises during a time of great financial struggle for the university. While some faculty members […]

Officials say Hastings fire was arson

Posted on September 04, 2012 by Brian Saxton, and Kirsten Sylvain in News

Sprinklers set off by the fire caused water damage to the floors below.

Fire Department officials reported that a fire was set deliberately early Sunday morning in a closet on the Gorham campus. The Gorham Fire Department responded to an alarm at the Upton-Hastings Hall at 2:37 a.m when a sprinkler went off.  The fire was extinguished before flames or smoke could cause any damage, though some water […]

A search for identity: Latino and Hispanic Culture in Portland

Posted on April 22, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in Arts & Culture

Marc Boisvert, a bartender at Zapoteca Restaurante y Tequileria, located at 505 Fore St. in Portland, prepares a traditional margarita. Made with fresh-squeezed lime juice, silver tequila and premium orange liquer, the drink is one of Zapoteca’s most popular menu items.

The dancers entangle and turn to the enthralling rhythms of the timbales. A trumpet solo blazes. It’s not too difficult to find a salsa show in Portland with the Cuban Son group, Primo Cubano, playing Latin folk standards at various venues in town. These local dancers and the Latin bands they swivel to are enthusiastic […]

Faced with budget shortfalls, departments get creative — and green at USM

Posted on April 13, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in Arts & Culture

Debe Loughlin, the Outreach Coordinator of the USM Art Department, shows the various ways that the department acquaints students with the possible environmental impact that their respective mediums posses. “Here we have to be environmentally conscious from the get-go, and we have to be cost effective. It’s a good life lesson for everyone,” said Loughlin on a recent tour of the department.

In the face of continuing environmental concerns, art and theatre students and faculty at the University Southern have responded by developing a series of creative endeavors aimed at encouraging conservation and efficiency at USM. With the February production of Eurydice, the USM Theatre Department has begun paving the way towards a future of green productions at […]

A&C Recommends: Spokenword poet Carlos Andrés Gómez

Posted on April 06, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in Arts & Culture

Spokenword is not your grandpa’s poetry. This Thursday, as part of its celebration of  National Poetry Month, USM will host a performance by nationally-renowned spokenword poet, Carlos Andrés Gómez. Gómez is a celebrated poet, playwright and author from New York with an array of titles and awards, including being named New York’s Slam King in 2006, a two-time International […]