Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Arts & Culture Recommends: Delta Rae rocks the State Theatre

Posted on February 24, 2014 by nathanbaril in Arts & Culture, Recommends

The harmonious choruses of Delta Rae and The Falls’ heartbreak ballads will echo through the halls of Port City Music Hall this Friday. Delta Rae is a folk-rock group out of Durham, N.C., who will headline Friday’s show, offering crisp harmonies compounded with a modern yet traditional sound. The ensemble includes Ian Hölljes, Eric Hölljes, […]

Film Review: American Hustle

Posted on February 23, 2014 by martinconte in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

David O’Russell is perhaps one of the most curious directors working in Hollywood.  Hanging on the periphery of celebrity status since “Three Kings” in 1999, O’Russell sprang into the spotlight with “The Fighter”, a grim look into the violent life of a Lowell boxer. He returned to critical acclaim again two years later with “Silver […]

ARAMARK adds local flavor to Portland dining

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Sam Hill in News

The new Portland Pie Co. stand in the Woodbury Campus Center on the Portland campus has attracted  positive attention from students so far. The biggest snag so far in the stand’s operation has been that its popularity has led to longer lines and increased wait time for dining.

Students who regularly find themselves having to grab a quick bite to eat in the Woodbury Campus Center between classes or before they catch the bus will have quite a few new options this semester, as ARAMARK has spent the winter break renovating the dining area and rethinking their service. Last Monday, ARAMARK opened for […]

Bailey flood washed clean

Posted on January 20, 2014 by sdritz in News

 The library in Bailey Hall has been open and  providing its normal range of services throughout the first week of school with the exception of the Martin Luther King day weekend, despite the flooding in early January caused by a pipe bursting from the cold.

USM’s libraries don’t normally close for long weekends, but over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, Gorham’s Bailey Hall Library took advantage of the lack of classes to make some much needed repairs. On the morning of Jan. 4 during a routine walkthrough of the building, a member of the USM facilities management department discovered […]

USM bids spring students welcome

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Skyla Gordon in News, Uncategorized

To kick off the spring semester, several students donned bright blue and yellow scarves to signal to new students that they were welcome ambassadors for USM. These 50 volunteers, primarily from the Board of Student Organizations and Student Senate, wore the scarves as an indicator that they were available to answer questions about the school. […]

Whooping cough reaches USM

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Alex Greenlee in News

The Maine Center for Disease Control is investigating the first reported case of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in a residential student in Gorham after a positive test was returned on Monday. Lisa Belanger, director of Health Services at USM, said the student is recuperating at home and is expected back at school soon. […]

Chapin: Government penny-pinching hinders economic recovery

Posted on May 02, 2012 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

British pounds

By Justin Chapin At this very moment, there’s a spectacular experiment going on in our backyard. It’s an experiment that pitches government stimulus against government austerity. Great Britain, our sister country across the pond, went through the same rigmarole that we did here in the United States less than five years ago. Our circumstances were […]

Williams: Vote of ‘no confidence’ would hurt university on the mend

Posted on April 16, 2012 by TJ Williams in Perspectives

TJ Williams is the next president of the University of Southern Maine.

In the past few weeks, there has been an incredible amount of confusion regarding the vote of no confidence in University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman. The controversy regarding pay raises seems to be the catalyst that drove this petition to the president’s desk. It is not.

Making a choice in our values of children

Posted on July 17, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer In April, the New York Times reported that hundreds of children had been taken from adults claiming to be their parents at the U. S./Mexico border. Less than three weeks ago, eighteen young Thai boys and their coach were trapped in a cave while on a field trip. And on July […]

Sea Dogs Game a Must See in Portland

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Julie Pike in Sports

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer The Portland Sea Dogs, the Double-A baseball affiliate (farm team) of the Boston Red Sox, plays regularly in Portland throughout July and August. The games are held at Hadlock Field on Park Avenue in Portland and the full schedule can be seen here. Ticket prices range from $9 for a general […]

The Evolution Solution: Getting Along

Posted on June 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer So much has happened in the news lately that makes me wonder why we just don’t seem to be able to get along these days. Whether it’s politics or social media or, as tonight, a shooting in Annapolis, we seem to go from calm to furious rage in an instant. I […]

The Evolution Solution: A Tribute to Father’s Day

Posted on June 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer With Father’s Day here, we tend to shop for cards, dust off the baseball equipment and hope the weather holds for the barbeque. And what to get for a gift? Every once in a while though, I think it’s time to stop and think and reflect, on the gifts our fathers […]

What are USM students and faculty looking forward to this summer?

Posted on May 15, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer

Student moderators raise tough questions to gubernatorial candidates

Posted on May 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Jamela Lewis, Staff Writer On Monday April 30, at Luther Bonney Talbott Hall six candidates for Governor of Maine gathered for the inaugural 2018 Spring Food Security Dialogue debate. The Food Studies Program at USM provided 24-year old student intern Kayla Buckley, with a professional gig as event planner and moderator. Buckley, an Economics major […]

Sustainability & ME: Looking forward to a sustainable year

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

By Aaron Witham, Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs and Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator The Office of Sustainability is moving toward a more student-focused Surplus program in the fall. According to Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs, Aaron Witham, “The Surplus program has undergone significant changes this year for a variety of reasons, but […]

Working on Wellness: new developments in Health and Counseling

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

Contributors: Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services; Victoria Libby, Clinical Psychologist; Hilarie Fotter, School Psychology Intern and Suicide Prevention Graduate Assistant; Anna Gardener, Staff Counselor and Coordinator of the ROCC New Director of Counseling Services The search for a new Director of Counseling Services is underway! There are a number of promising applicants. The committee is […]

Sports camps provide athletic learning for kids

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

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor With summer comes long days, early sunrises and late sunsets. It’s a time to relax, not think about school, work or anything else. However as so many of us might remember it was often packed full of sports camps. We’re talking afternoon clinics, day camps, overnight camps, in town, […]

Elections to watch out for in June and Nov.

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

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer The 2018 State general elections are coming up for the primary on November 6 for the Senate, House of Representatives, Governor and more. The closed primary elections will be held on June 12, which is when a voter must affiliate formally with a political party in advance of the election […]