Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

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 […]

Funding for Master Plan remains unknown

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

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer The new USM master plan has hit a brief obstacle during its final stages of development. The 128th Maine Legislature decided to adjourn on Thursday afternoon, April 19 without addressing many major bills, leaving the USM master plan budget temporarily in the air. The session extended from Wednesday night into Thursday […]

Advising Advice: Leadership Lessons from a Veteran’s Perspective

Posted on April 25, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Camden Ege, Assistant Coordinator of USM’s Veterans Services Stepping foot on a college campus provides a variety of leadership opportunities for anyone. There are many different clubs and organizations, work-study positions and moments to shine. But leadership is also an ability that requires practice, and for many students this is their first opportunity. However, […]

Being a student athlete: balancing athletics and academics

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor USM has a long standing tradition of athletic and academic excellence. College is no walk in the park; classes are long, course work is difficult and professors demand a lot of their students. And so many of the people that go here are much more than just students, they […]