Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Advising Advice: USM Strengths is going strong since 2013

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Jen Hart, USM Strengths Coordinator and Academic Advisor With over 3,300 participants, the Strengths@USM Program connects students, faculty and staff with a greater understanding of their natural talents and strengths. The program is in its fourth year and is making a positive impact on the USM community. Taking the StrengthsFinder assessment is the first step […]

Let’s Talk About It: Some things take time

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Johnna Ossie, News Editor I’ve been thinking about how sometimes trying to heal is so painstakingly slow that I barely notice it happening. Sometimes it feels like for every two steps forward I take 10 steps back, and that I’m always trying to catch up with myself. And I’ve been thinking about this quote […]

USM celebrates Division III week

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Erin Brown, Sports Editor Last week, April 3-9, the University of Southern Maine and the other Division III schools around the country celebrated Division III week. According to NCAA.com, Division III week came about to define the identity of Division III sports and have schools and conferences explain why they prefer competing in Division […]

USM’s human performance lab studies how to maximize exercise

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Heather Roberts, Free Press Staff On the Gorham campus, a Human Performance Lab has students hooked up to metabolic carts, a device used to measure oxygen consumed during exercise, to estimate how many calories they’ve burned. The goal of this research, according to Professor Christopher Scott of the Department of Exercise, Health and Sports […]

A look into the Southworth Planetarium

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff Built in 1969 and dedicated in 1970, the Southworth Planetarium is located in the Science Building of USM’s Portland campus. They offer a variety of shows, classes, First Friday Art Walk and lectures. Additionally, they have a weekly radio program, “Radio Astronomy!,” that airs from 1 p.m. to 1:30 […]

The ROCC provides life-saving training for local community

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Mary Ellen Aldrich, Community Editor Across Cumberland County, the state of Maine and the United States, opioid use and overdose is increasing. According to the Office of the Maine Attorney General, in 2016 opioid overdose claimed more than one life each day in Maine, resulting in a total of 378 lives lost to opioids. “It’s […]

Juried Art Exhibit showcases student work

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Cara DeRose, Chief Copy Editor On the evening of March 16, guided by small candles, placed in paper bags, that illuminated the winding edges of their path, students and faculty members alike walked to the USM Art Gallery in Gorham, where the USM Student Juried Exhibition opening reception was held. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., […]

Advising advice column: creative study spaces

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Megan Wright, Academic Advisor Remember when you were a child and you built a fort in the living room or your bedroom? You grabbed blankets off every bed and created caves, castles and dungeons for you and your toys. Having those creative spaces just for you to escape to and let your imagination run wild […]

ESOL peer mentoring enters its fourth successful semester

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer Over the two and a half years since its inception, the English for Speakers of Other Languages Department (ESOL) at USM has served as a place where students whose first language is not English can have a one-on-one conversation with fluent English-speaking students. ESOL Peer Mentoring was first created in the […]

Let’s Talk About It: You don’t have to do it alone

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Months ago I wrote a column about radical vulnerability, and while in theory I knew and truly believed that being vulnerable is one of the most radical things we can do, I have to admit I haven’t always followed my own advice. I grew up in a conservative household, and […]