Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

New photography exhibition in Woodbury Campus Center

Posted on January 28, 2019 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Nick Schleh, Staff Writer With the new semester underway, the Woodbury Campus Center has put up a new photography exhibition by Smith Galtney entitled My Principal Ghost. The black and white film snapshots have replaced the Dyke Bar historical piece from the fall semester and will be one of two exhibitions pieces this spring. The […]

New wifi service at USM coming in Febuary

Posted on January 28, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

By: Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer A new Wi-Fi service called eduroam will be offered to USM faculty, staff and students starting Feb. 4. All that is required to access the new service is to sign in on their device using their USM credentials. Kim Tran, Campus IT Officer and Director of University Card Services, sent an […]

Bookstore transitions to selling books online only

Posted on January 28, 2019 by USM Free Press in News, Uncategorized

USM Bookstore

By: Kate Rogers, Staff Writer At the end of last semester, the USM bookstore announced that they would be converting to an online-only system for textbook purchases. Online ordering was available previously as a secondary option through the bookstore, but the school has now partnered with an online textbook vendor called eCampus to become the sole […]

USM President moves forward with name change

Posted on January 28, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

Students vote on feelings towards name change.

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief USM is looking at major changes within the next few years, by way of a name new name. USM President Glenn Cummings has announced plans to move forward with changing USM’s name to University of Maine – Portland. One the main motivations to change the name, Cummings said last fall when […]

Letter from the editor: Managing your time

Posted on January 28, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief For myself, and I’m sure for many other students, the very first day of classes sends me into a sort of panic. It comes flooding down on me how much my life and schedule are going to change now that I’m back to school. All of my responsibilities swarm together into […]

Incident in Glickman Library reported to Portland Police

Posted on December 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer Officers from both USM Public Safely and the Portland Police Department were called to Glickman Library at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 in response to a disorderly conduct complaint. The incident involved students, staff and alumni, according to David Roussel, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.    “USM Public […]

USM Events 12/13-12/20

Posted on December 13, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

From Maureen Puia, PR/Events Promotion Associate December 13 Thursday and Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., students, staff, and faculty are invited to donate unused items to the USM Free Store on the Gorham Campus. Accepted donation items include: clothing, hangers, decorations, costumes, school supplies, books, games, kitchenware, and more. Take a moment for a breather […]

Campus resources that help with studies and exams

Posted on December 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer During study and exam weeks, both Glickman Library in Portland and the Gorham library are offering extended hours, research assistance, study resources and even snacks to help students complete the semester. In addition, library resources can be accessed online at any time, day or night, from any computer. Tutoring can […]

Council promotes diversity and inclusion at USM

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Nicholas Schleh, Staff Writer The Intercultural and Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC) at USM is made up of faculty, students and staff that are committed to creating a diverse and more inclusive community. The council advises President Cummings on the campus climate and other topics related to diversity. IDAC’s goal, as stated in their mission […]

Mariners host “Rivalry Night”

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By: Cullen McIntyre, Staff Writer On Friday, Nov. 30, the Maine Mariners hosted “Rivalry Night” as they took on the Worcester Railers at the Cross Insurance Arena. Students and staff from both universities filled their sections and embraced their school spirit throughout the game. The newly formed hockey team in Portland drew in a large crowd, […]