Field Hockey: USM vs. Saint Joseph’s College

Posted on September 29, 2015 by USM Free Press in Community, Sports

By Brooks Law Gorham, Maine– On Tuesday, September 22, the USM Field Hockey team took on Saint Joseph’s College in a battle to the finish at Hannaford Field. Although Coach Denico’s Huskies were absent three of their original starting players, their strong depth proved to step up with great determination. After losing those three starters […]

Fighting hard, but coming up just short

Posted on September 21, 2015 by USM Free Press in Community

By Brooks Law, Contributor GORHAM, Maine — On Thursday, September 17, 2015, at the Warren Hill Gymnasium, the University of Southern Maine volleyball team took on Saint Joseph’s University, in what proved to be quite the matchup. Heading into Thursday night’s bout, the University of Southern Maine Huskies were currently 4-4 on the season, while the […]

Students connect at annual international and multicultural welcome reception

Posted on September 21, 2015 by USM Free Press in Community

By Thomas Fitzgerald, News Intern   Cultural representation was rather present on Wednesday evening at the Wishcamper Center on the Portland campus, as the international and multicultural welcome reception was held with many students and staff members present. The conference room was filled with both new and experienced students who were gathering for light conversation over […]

Students Connect at 15th Annual Husky Fest

Posted on September 14, 2015 by USM Free Press in Community, News

By Rahma Ali, Community Editor Last Wednesday, the lawn between Payson Smith and Luther Bonney was filled with students eager to learn more about USM through student information tables, great food and upbeat music at the 15th annual Husky Fest. For students, the Husky Fest is a way to meet and connect with faculty members and […]

Former Navy SEAL shares transgender experience

Posted on April 14, 2015 by dsanok in Community

Former United States Navy SEAL Kristen Beck spoke at the Wishcamper Center this past Wednesday about her experience as a transgender and the discrimination she has faced. “I want to share my story with people to raise awareness to the discrimination transgender like me have to endure on a regular basis,” said Beck.“The transgender community […]

Harvard graduate discusses religion and spirituality in seminar for student groups

Posted on March 23, 2015 by dsanok in Community

Last Thursday in Bailey hall, the Christian group Alpha Omega held a presentation on the Bible and its accuracy, entitled The Word of God. Alpha Omega is a non-dominion Christian organization, meaning they are not part of any Christian branch such as Catholicism, Lutheran or Mormon. Their goal as an organization is to make Christianity […]

Experienced speakers break mental illness misconceptions

Posted on March 03, 2015 by dsanok in Community

Last week, the Portland National Alliance on Mental Illness featured a series of presentations at the Wishcamper Center on mental illness. Three people who spoke during the presentation were Creighton Taylor, Karen Evans and Nancy Boucher. Through sharing their personal experiences of resilience and recovery, these three spoke to raise awareness and understanding about the […]

What does love mean to USM students

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Community

Jul Heale, Sophomore communications major

Valentine’s Day is a way to show the people in your life that you love and care about them. Everyone’s definition of affection is different based on their own experiences with love. “To me, love is a deeper mutual connection between two people,” said senior environmental science major Jackie Allen. “I grew up surrounded by […]

Students explore interests in studying abroad

Posted on January 27, 2015 by USM Free Press in Community

Alex Lyscars, a senior French major, stops by a study abroad table and signs up for more information.

By: David Sanok Students interested in studying abroad crowded the Brooks Dining Center last week, to explore opportunities to travel for a semester overseas, at an informational fair hosted by the office of student life. Freshman Riley Laflin spent her time at the event looking for abroad programs that featured art major as an option. […]

Senator Angus King tours and endorses new cyber security lab

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Anthony Emerson in Community

Senator Angus King visited USM last Friday to tour the new cyber security lab in the science building, which according to the administration fits right into the school’s new metropolitan vision for the future. President David Flanagan described the event as a “very positive and upbeat occasion.” Senator King announced that the University of Maine […]