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Senate pushes for Direction Package details

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Skyla Gordon in News

At the Faculty Senate meeting last Friday, faculty members expressed concern to President Theo Kalikow about the purpose and conclusions of the Direction Package committee. The committee is scheduled to present its findings to Kalikow on Feb. 28. Many at the meeting were frustrated, saying that Kalikow wasn’t giving enough details pertaining to the initiatives […]

Study finds link between student income and achievement

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Skyla Gordon in News

A report released January 9th by the Maine Education Policy Research Institute at USM on the impact of poverty on student achievement in Maine shows a clear correlation between poverty rates and how well students perform in the classroom. One key finding was that as poverty levels increase, student performance decreases. Although this research didn’t […]

USM bids spring students welcome

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Skyla Gordon in News, Uncategorized

To kick off the spring semester, several students donned bright blue and yellow scarves to signal to new students that they were welcome ambassadors for USM. These 50 volunteers, primarily from the Board of Student Organizations and Student Senate, wore the scarves as an indicator that they were available to answer questions about the school. […]

Direction Package Board holds first meeting

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Skyla Gordon in News

 Physics professor and department chair Jerry LaSala will be co-chairing the Direction Package Advisory Board with President Theo Kalikow.

The Direction Package Advisory Board met for the first time on Friday in the Brooks Student Center in Gorham to discuss tactics and strategies for creating a cohesive direction package that will be presented to the Board of Trustees.   Approximately 30 people were assembled at the meeting in order to represent a broad cross-section […]

Students look closer at direction package

Posted on November 04, 2013 by Skyla Gordon in News

Students gathered Friday and Saturday to create a letter detailing what they consider to be the strengths and weaknesses of the USM Direction Package at the Student Vision 2013 Conference. The goal of the two-day student organized event is to prepare a letter out of their discussions to give to the administration in an attempt […]

Fiscal frugality hits finance and accounting at USM

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Skyla Gordon in News

Michael Havlin, senior business and economics major, speaks about his concern that there are insufficient course offerings for finance and accounting majors next semester.

Like USM as a whole, the School of Business is in a position where it needs to cut down on classes and faculty. However, the coming semester’s course catalogue has raised concerns that those cuts are harming accounting and finance majors disportionately. Michael Havlin, a senior business and economics major and an administrative assistant for […]