Thursday, October 18th, 2018

C-Span bus comes to USM

Posted on October 17, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Danielle Vayenas, USM Director of Communications On its way to Augusta as part of a national tour to all 50 state capitals, the C-Span Bus will be making a two-hour stop at USM’s Portland campus this Friday, October 19th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The  bus will be parked in front of the Woodbury […]

The shortest distance between two points

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Asha Tompkins, Community Editor During the season of pulling all-nighters in order to prepare for the next day, it’s likely that people have run late to a class or two on the Portland campus. However, these instances of running late may be due to the time they spend walking from their modes of transportation […]

People of USM: Elizabeth Glaser

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer Elizabeth Glaser is a successful entrepreneur, single mother and returning student to USM. As a woman over the age of thirty, she represents a modest percentage of the current undergraduate student demographic. As most adults returning to school after reaching a crossroads in their life or career, she is looking to […]

USM homecoming and family weekend 2018

Posted on October 11, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: USM The University of Southern Maine invites you to Homecoming & Family Weekend. Alumni, students, friends, and families are welcome to enjoy athletic conference games and Alumni games, an old-fashioned band concert, family entertainment, a Casino Night, and Octoberfest-a Fall celebration with food trucks, novelty activities, and much more. FRIDAY, October 12th Schedule of […]

People of USM: Abby Dell’Erba

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Asha Tompkins, Community Editor Behind a desk with a laptop covered in multicolor stickers sits a girl wearing a Star Trek T-shirt that depicts Spock motioning the famous hand gesture: “live long and prosper.” Her eyes are fixated on the teacher. Her creativity is prominent to any onlooker, which explains her choice of being an […]

The Portland Freedom Trail

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Asha Tompkins, Community Editor It’s unlikely that Portland, Maine is associated with the stomping of feet against cobblestone roads at midnight, with stowaways rushing to hide in unfamiliar houses. However, Portland was a significant part of The Underground Railroad. In 2006, locals joined forces to create a map using the history of the known area […]

Five fall hikes in Maine

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Berkeley Elias, Staff Writer A fall semester comprised of calculus and physics courses requires that one find refuge. For me, that means packing the essentials and heading off campus. Although reception is likely too weak to access MyMathLab in the Maine woods, it’s probably a good idea to take a rest and allow the […]

Exciting events happening at USM

Posted on September 20, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Maureen Puia, PR/Events Promotion Associate Below is just a teaser of the many events happening in the week ahead at USM. September 21 USM Convocation kicks off this Friday afternoon at 4:30 with Waking Windows at USM! Gather up friends and family and make your way to the Payson Smith Lawn on the Portland Campus […]

Top Five Study Spots in Portland

Posted on September 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Asha Tompkins, Community Editor After sitting in scalding hot classrooms with no airflow for long enough, you begin to ponder if you’ll survive the semester. However, there is a solution to this epidemic: finish class and study in an air-conditioned environment, more specifically, one of these popular Portland cafés. Speckled Ax is located on 567 […]

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 […]