Sunday, November 18th, 2018

New director of bands brings passion to conducting

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer The students at The School of Music are following a new baton. Jackie Townsend joined the USM faculty this past July. She is the director of bands and in that role she spends much of her time conducting. She conducts the University Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band. She has […]

What they don’t tell you about… being an art major

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer The Art Department at USM is a nationally accredited program that offers a multitude of professional degrees, such as studio art, art history and art education. Those students going into art degrees are still left wondering what the experience with their major will really be like. The Free Press interviewed two […]

Upcoming Events 11/17-11/24

Posted on November 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Community, News, Sports

Saturday, November 17th Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Salem State 1 – 4 p.m. Gorham Ice Arena Men’s Basketball vs. University of Maine Presque Isle 3 – 6 p.m. Costello Gym Sunday, November 18th USM Youth Ensembles Fall Choral Concert 3 p.m. State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland Monday, November 19th Home for the Holidays: […]

Women’s Soccer finishes record season

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

Two players on the Huskies  Women's Soccer team, Alexandria Allain and Ciera Berthiaume, were named in the Little Eastern Conference Second Team. Head Coach Seth Benjamin was named Little Eastern Conference Coach of the Year.

By Cullen McIntyre, Staff Writer The Women’s Soccer season will be one to remember for the Huskies. In Head Coach Seth Benjamin’s first season with the team, the Huskies won a record 14 games, while losing just five and tying one. The team had a great performance all season, scoring 45 goals in 20 games […]

Weekly Events Highlights 11/8 – 11/15

Posted on November 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

From Maureen Puia, PR/Events Promotion Associate November 9 Join USM Women In Leadership for breakfast, networking and a panel discussion on self-care in a crazy world on Friday morning, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at Glickman Library. Friday night on the Gorham Campus is the femme-fatale inspired Faculty Concert Series, “Women in Song, The XX Factor,” […]

“What’s My Major?” Media Writing, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

Posted on November 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

Alana Poulin, her field of study is occupational therapy.

By Asha Tompkins, Community Editor If you’re not sure what major to choose, or you’ve joined a major that sounds good but you can’t choose a specific field of study, then don’t worry: you’re not alone. The Free Press will randomly choose a few students on a weekly basis to explain what their major is […]

What they don’t tell you about… being the program director of a radio station

Posted on November 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

Jessica Lockhart, program director for WMPG in the studio at their Bedford Street location. WMPG has programming 24 hours a day.

By Asha Tompkins, Community Editor What most people don’t know about being the program director of a community radio station is that it runs 24 hours a day without automation, meaning DJs are constantly on shift choosing the music. Jessica Lockhart, the program director of the USM community radio station, WMPG, keeps tabs on all […]

Next semester brings changes to bookstore

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Next semester students will find less textbooks on the shelves in the bookstore, instead books for general reading, books authored by faculty and merchandise will take its place.

By Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer The USM bookstore will undergo a major change in the upcoming spring semester, removing many of the long metal shelves stocked with course textbooks that line that back of the store as USM shifts toward online-only purchasing. A contract has been made with a virtual bookstore, eCampus, in an effort […]

Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey teams kick off season

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

Women's Ice Hockey captains, from left to right, Brittney Evangelista, Julia Ormsby, Jensen Hamblett and Shannon Colbert.

By Cullen McIntyre, Staff Writer As the weather gets colder, winter sports have emerged at USM. Two of them being the Men and Women’s Ice Hockey teams. Each team is looking to improve on past seasons, as both lost in the New England Hockey Conference Quarterfinals last year with losing records. Men’s Hockey The Men’s […]

Letter to the Editor: Vote no on Question 4

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Michael Robinson, USM ‘20 Dear Fellow students, If, like me, you have received numerous emails from USM, USM President Glenn Cummings, the Student Body President, alumni and others attempting to tell you how to vote, you may be wondering, what is so important about Question 4 and why is it “a once-and-a-lifetime investment?” Well […]