Saturday, December 15th, 2018

A cosmic perspective

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer An overlooked resource on the USM campus is the Southworth Planetarium. On Monday September 17 I visited the planetarium to attend their double-feature presentation titled “Beyond the Arctic Circle” and “Aurora Storm.” The Southworth Planetarium is located in the basement of the science building on the Portland campus. For the price […]

Peaks Island: a safe haven for artists

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Lydia Libby, Web Editor For artists like Molly Tracey, Kristen Chalmers, and Diane Wienke, Peaks Island provides a quiet and inspiring space for them to work. “The island is beautiful and inspiring,” said artist and owner of the Peaks Island art gallery Gem, Kristen Chalmers. So what attracts artists to Peaks? Well, oftentimes, the […]

Movietalk: A female twist in the film noir genre

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Cody Curtis, Staff Writer Sex, murder, and a mystery. Themes prevalent in many adult investigative films, especially this weekend’s newest female-led picture, A Simple Favor. For a time film noir and detective stories seemed to have disappeared from the cinema. Up until the release of Gone Girl (2014), The Nice Guys (2016), and now […]

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 […]