Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Maine summer events to look forward to

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Dionne, Community Editor With finals fast right around the corner, that means that another Maine summer is fast approaching. In the summer Portland is crawling with tourist and throughout the summer months are filled with different events and festivals. Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) June 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   The MeCAF […]

Redesign of communication and media studies

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Elizabeth Trudel, Staff Writer     Starting in the Fall of 2018, USM’s Communication and Media Studies (CMS) department will be launching new and improved course curriculums. Students and faculty will experience the full effect of these major changes that the department has been undergoing and working toward for the past three years, in response […]

Maine music and arts festivals expand culture

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Sam Margolin, Staff Writer Maine’s music and art scene have always kept up the pace with some of our larger, more populated neighboring states such as Massachusetts. The natural beauty and abundance of land in the northern part of the state combined with the socially progressive and culturally diverse regions of the southern parts make […]

Developments in the Food Studies program

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer An undergraduate minor is talking all about local food issues, national, and covering global matters and concerns in the food industry. USM’s Food Studies program offers students to learn more about what goes behind the scenes of food production. Many topics are covered such as abused farmers, hunger, social injustice, tourism […]

Department of Theatre updates curriculum

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer The USM Department of Theatre have been working on updating their program, especially within the curriculum and a new audition process for participating in a school production. With the spring semester coming to a close shortly, the faculty in the theatre department look toward the start of another school year. […]

Psychology Institute honors Dr. William Gayton

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor Each year for the past 33 years USM has held the Child Psychopathology Institute. Dr. William Gayton established the collection of psychology institutes in 1985. He designed, maintained and ran each of the psychology institutes as well as presented at each one. Until a few years ago, […]

Student Senate: what to expect next year

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Despite being hamstrung by low numbers and turnover, the Senate has accomplished and facilitated several projects for the benefit of the student body this past semester. For perspective, the senate is proscribed 27 senators, but only 12 seats stand filled currently. Shaman Kirkland, current Chair of the Student Senate, says […]

Removal of six-meal plan upsets busy students

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer Starting next fall, students with a meal plan will no longer have the option of the six-meal a week with $400 in flex cash, one that is commonly used by students with busy schedules. As a result of student and parent feedback, dining surveys and the Student Government tackling the issue, […]

Dormitory upgrades coming to the Gorham campus

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Jam Lewis, Staff Writer At the culmination of the spring 2018 semester, USM Residential Life will step into action to follow through on a planned three project expansion to Philippi, Woodward and Anderson Hall. This entails beautification for dorms by the end of summer. The Director of Residential Life and Housing, Christina Lowery, provides […]

Bus transportation changes hit USM next fall

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer During the 2016 summer, USM officials entered negotiations with Portland Metro to create a partnership between the university and the public transportation system called the Transit West expansion. In the fall of 2017 it was officially announced that USM would move towards an official business relationship with Metro once their […]