It used to be that men were the only ones allowed to call themselves scientists, in today’s world, gender structures are not so rigid. Even so, female scientists pursuing hard … Read More
The Associated Faculties of the University of Maine met again on Friday, Sept. 27 to renegotiate the full-time faculty contract that expired on June 30, 2011. However, no agreements were … Read More
Gas leak makes for delays The area of Bedford Street connecting to the USM parking garage on the Portland campus sprung a leak on Tuesday, Sept. 3, just in time … Read More
Academic Council for Post-Holocaust Christian and Jewish studies offers two new courses
The Academic Council for Post-Holocaust Christian and Jewish Studies is offering two fall courses which examine Jewish/Christian conflicts. “Jews and Christians in Conflict: From the ‘Teaching of Contempt’ to Nosta Aette,” will examine how a negative image of Judaism developed in Christianity and why.
AmeriCorps looking for students
Only one application was received for a program seeking a minimum of 12 USM students to be community service leaders in 2002-2003 through the AmeriCorps Education Award Program.
Undergraduate students who sign up receive a federal grant of $1,000.
Gorham sexual assault
The University released a community warning after a sexual assault was reported last week in Gorham.
The victim contacted police last Sunday reporting she had been sexually assaulted at an off-campus party. Police would not release the exact location of the incident or say if there are any suspects because the case is still under investigation.
The College of Nursing gets high-tech with a new mannequin that mimics the needs of an infant. The model cries and expresses hunger, and has a machine that simulates the sounds of a beating heart.
The new equipment will be on display at an open house held from 9 a.
Professor passes on
A former USM faculty member, John Romanyshyn, died March 15. Romanyshyn was professor emeritus of social work. He joined USM faculty as a professor of social work in 1967, after teaching at UMO from 1946 to 1967. He was the first chair of USM’s undergraduate Social Work Department.
Members of the campus community are invited to a ground-breaking ceremony for the Bioscience Research Addition to the Science Building in Portland at 2 p.m. Friday, March 22.
The ceremony will take place at the site adjacent to the Science Building on Falmouth Street.
Surveys look at student health behaviors
The College of Nursing and University Health Services formed a partnership. Over the next three semesters they will be focusing on the health needs of students at USM. This semester juniors in the College of Nursing will be distributing a survey to 2,100 randomly selected students.
Service Valentines Project
It’s time to make the Valentine cards. On Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Brooks Student Center in Gorham, Circle K is sponsoring a service project for all students. Valentine cards will be made for the Jack Elementary School. The Jack students currently go to school in a converted office building on Congress Street.
It’s almost spring
The Gorham and Portland events boards have teamed up to begin planning The Spring Fling to be held on April 19 from noon to midnight on the Gorham campus. “The Spring Fling is its tentative name,” said Jon Taylor, Portland Events Board chair.
Rodney’s going Greek
Sigma Phi Epsilon gave a special invitation to a non-Greek member of the USM committee to join its national organization.
Rodney Mondor, Greek advisor and assistant director of student involvement, is a counselor and advisor for Greeks and handles Greek matters in Gorham, but is not a Greek himself.
This sin knows your name
If you’re sitting around bored on Thursday night, or don’t want to travel to Gorham for “Thirsty Thursday,” then check out the upcoming lecture, “‘The Sin That Knows No Name: Looking for the history of sexuality.” Join Dr. Howard Solomon, USM’s newest adjunct faculty in the History Department, at 7 p.
Portland Commuter Life and Co-Curricular Programs at the Woodbury Campus Center in Portland is asking for board game donations. Board games are currently available at the Information Desk for students to sign-out and play with in the campus center.
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is sponsoring a meeting Monday, Dec. 3 in Gorham addressing the issue of parking on the Gorham campus.
Students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend the meeting to state their concerns about parking, ask any questions, and voice any suggestions for improvements.
Flu shots arrive The University’s allotment of flu shots has arrived. Those interested can get the vaccine on either the Gorham or Portland campus at University Health Services. According to … Read More
Festivities at Lewiston-Auburn campus Festivities are being held at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn campus Sun, Nov. 11 to celebrate the completion of renovations on the campus The renovations, which are the final … Read More
Messy students, dirty dorms part 2 The article “Messy students, dirty dorms,” published last week has caused a stir on the Gorham campus. On Thursday morning the Towers custodial staff … Read More
Every year, more than 7,500 college students from across the United States pack their bags and head to the Walt Disney World College Program. For the first time, Walt Disney … Read More
Some people have complained about the lack of heating in recent weeks. At the onset of fall, buildings across campus face serious heating problems. The cool nights and mornings, followed … Read More
The University’s allotment of flu shots is not expected until mid-November, delayed from their original mid-October shipment date. The delay is due to vaccine manufacturers being approximately a month behind … Read More
Students paying another wee fee A lot of students didn’t notice the new line on their bills that reads “energy fee.” But some people are concerned about the extra $2 … Read More