Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Extraordinary professors receive emeritus status

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Uncategorized

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer USM recognizes extraordinary contributions of its employees, usually upon retirement, through awarding the status of emeritus. At least fifteen years of service, contributions to a field of study, commitment to the university and to teaching and the respects of students and faculty are among the criteria considered as the university reviews […]

Clincal counselors lead workshop on stress and anxiety

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

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer Although the end of the semester is approaching, a challenging time for all, this reporter was the only person in attendance for the second of a three-part series held this month to help USM students manage stress and anxiety. The session was held high up on the fourth floor of Bailey […]

What’s my major?

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Asha Tompkins, Community Editor What’s My Major? 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 randomly chose a few students to explain what their major is with a […]

Thanksgiving traditions on turkey thursday

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Asha Tompkins, Community Editor Everyone has a tradition. Perhaps it’s smearing cake on someone’s face for their birthday, or hosting a cookout on memorial day, or listening to a specific music playlist while writing an essay. In honor of these unique events, The Free Press sought out students at random to share some of their […]

Community events

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

Community Events: Saturday, Nov 24 A Story with Santa Maine Historical Society 489 Congress St, Portland Start: 10 a.m. End: 11 a.m.   Saturday, Nov 24 The ‘Courtney’ Necklace Workshop Caravan Beads 915 Forest Ave, Portland Start: 10 a.m. End: 12 p.m.   Saturday, nov 24 Full Moon Ghost Tour Bell Buoy Park (between Flatbread […]

Community radio station provides variety of music

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

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer “300 different songs in a week, not the same song 300 times.” This is the unofficial motto at USM’s college radio station WMPG, 90.9 FM. At WMPG, the staff members and disc jockeys pride themselves in their ability to provide USM and the greater Portland area with unique music choices that […]

Podcasts to listen to on the ride to school

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

By: Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Whenever you find yourself on the Husky Line going between Gorham and Portland, a decision process ensues. Shall you be studious and read notes for the upcoming class? Get your homework done just before class? Do you a feel a nap tapping on your shoulder as you scan the familiar […]

Malek resurrects Freddie Mercury

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

By Cody Curtis, Staff Writer Very few bands have the chance to blossom into stardom. Even fewer have the opportunity to influence society to such a degree that a biographical picture would be made about them. Bohemian Rhapsody, which was released into theaters on Nov. 2, is one of these very special biographical films. It’s […]

Arts and culture listings

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

LISTINGS Monday, November 19th Love Warriors Unite: Yoga for Sustainable Activism Portland Community Squash 68 Noyes St, Portland Starts: 5:30 p.m.PM / Ends: 7 p.m.PM Price: Free Tuesday, November 20th Cirque Musica Cross Insurance Arena 1 Civic Center Sq, Portland Starts: 7:30 p.m.PM Price: $60-$95 Wednesday, November 21th Tarots for Beginners Leapin’ Lizards 449 Forest […]

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 […]