Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

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 […]

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, […]

MovieTalk: Environmental justice for all

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Emily Norman, Staff Writer On the evening of Thursday April 19th, the film Marathon for Justice was screened in the lecture room of Bailey Hall on the USM Gorham campus as a part of this year’s convocation. The Convocation theme this year is Race and Participatory Democracy. The film, produced by Empathy Works, details the […]

Students create a Thoreau study room

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer A study room in the library of the Gorham campus was transformed into an artistic space to celebrate the bicentennial of the famous essayist, Henry David Thoreau. A pop-up course called Thoreau 200, taught by Professor Lisa Giles, celebrated the opening ceremony of the new study space by students reciting works […]

Bryan Waring’s guide through Dante’s Inferno

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jamela Lewis, Staff Writer Picture yourself in a dark castle high upon the Scottish hillside, as you rest comfortably in a tall red velvet chair alongside Dracul-the Master of Ceremonies. Sounds gothic? Bryan Waring’s senior composition on Sunday, April 15, 2018 fulfilled a partial degree requirement for Bachelor of Music Performance. The eerie theatrical […]

MovieTalk: More than just a horror film

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Emily Norman, Staff Writer   Get Out recently made history at the Oscars on the night of Sunday, March 4, as the first horror film to earn the Best Original Screenplay award for Writer/Director Jordan Peele. This was a big win, beating out the predicted winner Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water […]

Screening and panel raise awareness

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor Stronger is a film about the marathon runner Jeff Bauman. He was injured during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, resulting in both his legs being amputated above the knee. The film follows his journey of recovery, both physically and psychologically, as he works with the support of friends […]

The survival of poetry in the digital age

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer   In celebration to this literary form of art, poetry, USM hosted an event to celebrate with an American poetry scholar and critic, Marjorie Perloff. Perloff has taught English  at the University of South Carolina, University of Maryland and Stanford University. Perloff is a modernist critic that explores avant-garde poetry. Throughout […]