Friday, September 21st, 2018

Free Friday concert begins a Fall of diverse offerings

Posted on September 20, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer This Friday, USM kicks off its Convocation event-series with a free concert open to the public at 4:30 p.m. on the Payson-Smith Lawn. The concert will feature Sabouyouma, an Afro-Funk group based in Vermont, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, an NYC-based pan-Latino party band, USM student performers and the Philadelphia-based rapper-singer Ivy Soul. […]

Theatre and SPA performances

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer This year the USM Theater Department will offer an exciting and eclectic variety of shows ranging from horror and romance drama to political farce and poetry. All performances will be housed in Russell Hall on the Gorham campus. USM’s rendition of Henry James’s grim gothic-horror, The Turn of the Screw, served […]

CSGD and Multicultural Center combined into the Student Diversity Centers in Portland and Gorham

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer The Multicultural Student Affairs office has changed their name to Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE), with hopes of representing and advocating for students in their intersectional identities. The new Student Diversity Centers are spaces on campus where people of different ability, class, ethnicity, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation and […]

Portland music and performance venues

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Music

By Sam Perry, Staff Writer Fans of the performing arts will appreciate the variety of on-stage performances throughout the city of Portland. As a hub of New England culture, Portland offers something for everyone. Several venues even offer budget-friendly pricing. Theater enthusiasts rejoice in discounted tickets at One Longfellow Square. Located in the west end […]

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 […]