Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Free Friday concert begins a Fall of diverse offerings

Posted on September 20, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer This Friday, USM kicks off its Convocation event-series with a free concert open to the public at 4:30 p.m. on the Payson-Smith Lawn. The concert will feature Sabouyouma, an Afro-Funk group based in Vermont, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, an NYC-based pan-Latino party band, USM student performers and the Philadelphia-based rapper-singer Ivy Soul. […]

Exciting events happening at USM

Posted on September 20, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Maureen Puia, PR/Events Promotion Associate Below is just a teaser of the many events happening in the week ahead at USM. September 21 USM Convocation kicks off this Friday afternoon at 4:30 with Waking Windows at USM! Gather up friends and family and make your way to the Payson Smith Lawn on the Portland Campus […]

USM timely warning

Posted on September 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Noel C. March, Chief of Police USM TIMELY WARNING DATE: 9/16/2018 USM Public Safety CRIME ALERT Crime Alerts are posted in an effort to make the USM Community aware of any situation that poses a potential threat to the safety and wellbeing of those who live, work, study and visit the campus. By keeping you […]

Anti-registry protestor condemns President Cummings’ decision to remove sex offender’s artwork.

Posted on September 15, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Liz Trudel, Staff Writer Sex-offender-rights activists took to the sidewalk outside Wishcamper last Monday to criticize USM President Glenn Cummings for his decision to remove three paintings by a registered sex offender. Bruce Habowski, 51, of Waterville, Maine, had his paintings removed from an art exhibition called “Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape” in Lewiston-Auburn last […]

Fall sports to watch out for this semester

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports, Sports

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Women’s Soccer Seth Benjamin, Head Coach Brendan Michael, Assistant Coach Head Coach Seth Benjamin is in his first year with Women’s Soccer. “As a whole, the team has really impressed me,” Benjamin said. “Their preparation over the summer, and their focus in pre-season has really set us up to have a […]

Working on Wellness: Don’t be a sleep slouch

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services Do you routinely get seven to nine hours of sleep per night? If you answered no, you are by no means alone. The World Health Organization and the National Sleep Foundation report that two-thirds of adults in developed nations fail to get the recommended amount of nightly sleep. “So […]

Sustainability & ME: Starting small and looking forward

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator For us in the Office of Sustainability, a new school year means new opportunities to involve the USM community in exciting sustainability initiatives. But it also means picking up where we left off on projects that began during the last school year and continuing those that we started […]

A week to support one another and reach out

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Marx Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor This article discusses topics of suicide and mental health. It is understood that this may impact everyone differently. To connect with university support resources call the University Counseling Center at 207-780-4050. A list of other local and state resources and support can be found at the end of […]

Food for thought to begin the new school year

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer As students, we all have a lot on our minds right now. The start of the school year is exciting and nerve-wracking for the new and returning students alike and we have lots of questions. What room will I be in? What books do I need? Do I really have […]

First annual sustainability fair at USM

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Nick Schleh, Staff Writer The Office of Sustainability teamed up with USM eco-reps, Sodexo and the Student Activities Committee for the first ever Sustainability Fair last Friday in Brooks Dining Hall. Students, faculty and alumni, gathered together for the collective goal of creating a more sustainable campus. The event is the beginning to the […]