Our opinion: USM needs to keep impacting programs, not just money makers

Posted on October 07, 2014 by USM Free Press in Our Opinion, Perspectives

Last week President Flanagan was appointed as a member of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, which he hopes will help in bringing in ideas of community engagement and closer professional relationships with businesses and companies in the region at large. Flanagan urged the attendees to invest in USM and realize that there is a […]

Students demand earlier bus

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in News

By: Brian Gordon The 8:45 bus that runs from Woodbury Campus Center in Portland to Gorham is often late getting students back to the dorms. A quick search on MaineStreet yielded nine classes that end at 7 p.m. or just after, forcing those students who are heading home in Gorham to wait nearly two hours, […]

Emmy award winning composer, Larry Groupé visits USM

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson Last Monday in Corthell Hall, Emmy award winning film composer, Larry Groupé, hosted a lecture for all those who wanted to attend. Monday provided quite a large turnout, as professors and students alike filled the room. Some were composers, some filmmakers and some simply curious to know who makes the music in […]

USM backstage crew plays an important role

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Theatre

By Elizabeth Friedman While the audience is dazzled by sparkling costumes, complex lighting and actor antics on stage, some of the most important work happens behind the scenes. USM Theatre Department produces a minimum of two shows per semester, and the students who work backstage contribute greatly to each theatrical success. A lot of the […]

A&C Reccomends: Banned book film series

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Sydney Donovan Every Thursday throughout the month of October, Portland Public Library will be holding an event celebrating banned books and the topic of censorship located at the Rine’s Auditorium. This event is the fourth annual Banned Book Film Series that will be showing film adaptations based on famous pieces of literature that were […]

Students stress importance of voting

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in News

By: Annie Quandt There’s been a lot of presence on campus of voting and political activists recently. It’s no coincidence that their arrival signifies that voting season is approaching. These votes will pertain to everything from elections in the senate, the race for governor, tactics in bear hunting and 6 bond issues, some regarding clean […]

Film Review: Manhatten Film Festival

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Sergey Miller The Manhattan Short Film Festival happens annually and includes 10 short films that have been selected out of thousands from around the world. The idea is to present these short films to an audience who cast votes and pick their particular favorite overall as well as their favorite actor or actress. The […]

Opposing Gestures art exhibit

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Lily Kapiloff The new art exhibit called “Opposing Gestures” has made an appearance in both the Portland and Gorham campuses. “Opposing Gestures” is the result of a collaboration between visiting artists Sama Alshaibe and Joseph Farbrook. The artists describe their collaboration as an inter-media exploration of political, existential and personal dilemmas demonstrated through individual […]

Student Senate continues to fill empty seats

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in News

By: Alex Huber The primary goal of the Student Senate so far this semester has been filling vacant seats and increasing their presence on campus, and they’re beginning to make progress. At last week’s meeting the senate added two new senators and quickly replaced the treasurer position that was left vacant due to internal conflicts. […]

Our opinions: Admins need to talk to average USM students

Posted on September 29, 2014 by USM Free Press in Our Opinion, Uncategorized

Last week, Dean Joy Pufhal emailed 18 student leaders and invited them to a meeting with President David Flanagan and Provost Joseph McDonnell to discuss the criteria for potential upcoming program eliminations and faculty retrenchments, but only five students attended. We hope the administration does not consider five students adequate student input on the issues […]