Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

A summit on social justice and our community

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

Dionne Smith, Community Editor Social justice is a very hard hitting, important, and sensitive topic to a lot of people. It can mean a lot of different things depending on the context, and has the potential to be limited, even though social justice can be done in many different ways. The second annual Social Justice […]

Amistad: People helping people

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor   Finding community is not always easy, even in a small state like Maine and in a city the size of Portland. In fact, Maine can be a very isolating place, where community means to most people, the neighborhood someone lives in. However community is so much more than the […]

Safe haven for both campuses, students request CSGD in Gorham

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

James Fagan, Staff Photographer The Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity first opened its doors on September 1, 2000. The CSGD’s seeks to promote equality, knowledge, and acceptance for the LGBTQA+ community for students, staff, and faculty on the USM campuses. The Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity hosts events to promote acceptance and knowledge […]

Community engagement through comedy at USM

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community, Uncategorized

Azalea Buch, Staff Writer In order to welcome both new and previous students commencing into the second semester here at USM, the Student Activities Board presented a Live Comedy night by hosting renowned comedian Hailey Boyle as a part of the “Weeks of Welcome” student activities. The show took place on January 25th, in Lower […]

Making magic happen

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

James Fagan, Staff Photographer Peter Boie is a magician who was invited to perform here at the University of Southern Maine on Friday, January 26th. Boie’s magic tricks ranged from something as simple as a “Is this your card,” trick at the beginning of the show, to a grand finale of escaping a straitjacket. Although […]

People of USM: Skip Cadigan

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

Liz Trudel The Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex, located on the Portland campus, is a multipurpose facility designed with student fitness, wellness, and recreation in mind. The complex is comprised of two fully equipped, air-conditioned fitness centers with a large free weight selection, a variety of universal/cardio equipment, saunas, and extensive locker rooms with a […]

People of USM: Anila Karunakar

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

Dionne Smith The USM Multicultural Center is home to many students that use the space as an area to meet people who are like them, socialize and connect with each other. USM is continuously growing more diverse. People of different characters and backgrounds are mixing on campus every day and it’s good to have a […]

City of Portland celebrates Fire Prevention Week

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

Kate Rogers “I think when students leave home there’s a false sense of security that someone’s looking out for them, but that’s not the case…You’re on your own, you gotta make sure your smoke alarms work, your exits are not blocked,” said Carol Schiller of Portland. With the anniversary of a tragic Portland fire just […]

People of USM: Robert Ritchie

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

River Plouffe Vogel, Staff Writer The University of Southern Maine is home to many bright characters. It’s a unique place that offers new and interesting experiences. For many students, finding community takes time, however there are certain individuals who bring the community to the students. Robert Ritchie is one of these individuals. Ritchie has worked […]

NAMI on campus: New club works to destigmatize mental illness

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

Julie Pike, Staff Writer Working alongside faculty members at the Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC), a sophomore nursing student, Jessica Fossett, is in the process of bringing a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) club to USM. NAMI is a nationwide advocacy group that represents individuals and families who have been affected by mental health […]