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Involvement Spotlight: Chann learns and leads at USM

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Sloane Ewell in Community, News

Chann at the podium during EDTalks, a public forum he organized for students and legislators in November to discuss the future of higher education in Maine.

Marpheen Chann is a popular name at USM lately. This fall he became the first ever student vice president at USM, and on top of that, he’s been hard at work on a number of other projects. Chann first came to USM in 2010 after a year at Valley Forge College in Pennsylvania. He is […]

Involvement spotlight: USM junior Bryn Gallagher does it all

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Sloane Ewell in Community, Features, News

Bryn Gallagher does it all–well, practically. She’s involved in a number of on and off-campus activities and organizations. A junior sociology major and criminology minor at USM, Gallagher became the new president of the Sociology Club in the fall of 2013. “It has been a transitional semester,” Gallagher said. “It’s been hard to figure out […]

We’re back, and it’s not so bad

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Sloane Ewell in Perspectives

Winter break for college students is one of the best and worst times of the year. We welcome it as a much-appreciated respite, and the beginning of the semester is always looming ahead of us. But in the end, I know I’m glad to be back. After a week of grueling finals, it’s a sigh […]

USM rings in the holiday season

Posted on December 09, 2013 by Sloane Ewell in News

The holiday season is exciting, with presents, food and drinks, winter break and a little quality time with the family. Many USM students have at least one quirky holiday tradition or twist on a classic tradition to look forward to when they’re celebrating the season. A lot of times, old-fashioned holiday activities that our ancestors […]

Ban conflicts with Gorham lifestyle

Posted on December 01, 2013 by Sloane Ewell in News

 Since the tobacco ban went into effect in the spring semester of 2013, the stairs outside Luther Bonney Hall on the Portland campus have become a popular smoking spot.

Students are still taking issue with the implementation of USM’s tobacco ban in Gorham since the university went tobacco-free last year. Students at USM want to see administration work and listen to them to make the tobacco ban more suited to the needs of the Gorham campus. In the second semester since USM put its […]

Student profile: Paul Nelson strives to serve

Posted on December 01, 2013 by Sloane Ewell in News

First year political science major Paul Nelson is a student senator in his first semester at USM. Before beginning attending USM, he served in the National Guard, and he intends to return to active duty after graduation.

Paul Nelson, first year political science major, has already been working to make changes at USM and hear all student voices. Nelson is originally from Old Town and is a 2012 graduate of Old Town High School. Right after high school Nelson enlisted in the National Guard where he worked in the United States to […]

Student profile: Shadiyo Hussainali shares her aspirations

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Sloane Ewell in News

Third year biology major Shadiyo Hussainali is a member of the multicultural club, the pre-health club, and is vice-president of the Muslim Students’ Association. Hussainali has worked as an assistant for an emergency doctor, and she plans to become an emergency physician or an emergency OB GYN.

Shadiyo Hussainali is a third year biology major with a focus in pre-med at USM. Hussainali currently is living in Portland and spends a lot of her time on the Portland campus. The places she frequents vary every semester, but she consistently spends much of her time in the multicultural center located in the Woodbury. […]

Late bus connects Gorham

Posted on October 07, 2013 by Sloane Ewell in News

The first late night bus makes its entrance into Monument Square in Portland.

Friday night, USM piloted a run of the new late night bus to First Friday Art Walk in an attempt to give students more to do on the weekend. The pilot will be the first of two test runs to determine whether the new bus will be a permanent addition to Gorham life. Student body […]

New community floors attempt to improve dorm life in Gorham

Posted on April 23, 2012 by Sloane Ewell in News

Rachel Schoellkopf, a junior, waits her turn to sign up for fall housing. Schoellkopf said living in a community hall has allowed her to get more involved with musicians on campus who aren't necessarily in her major.

In order to replenish excitement and energy to the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham campus, USM staff and administration are establishing specialized floors in the dorms for students with specific interests that promote academics through activities on various floors. After seeing USM’s residential population at a low of almost 1,000 — short of an occupancy […]