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Students of USM: Sam Anderson, Student Athlete

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Meaghan Gonsior USM student Sam Anderson moved to Maine from Bristol, Connecticut in order to pursue soccer and because it’s so “peaceful.” He had visited the state previously, and wanted to see more of it. Anderson has always been an athlete. He has played soccer since he was a child and through his high […]

Restaurant week in Portland

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Thomas Fitzgerald It is a very important week for restaurant owners and workers of the food industry as restaurant week has been a feature for the eighth consecutive year. Over 75 local restaurants are being featured in this coveted week, and people who are eager to go out and try new foods have a […]

Social Media Activism Minor at USM

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

  By Raquel MIller We live in an era of hashtag activism.  The internet has the power to connect individuals from around the world and allows people to connect in a way that doesn’t require their physical presence, but their spirit and passion, and in doing so, creates something larger and more magical than expected. […]

Community Listings

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

Monday, March 7   Dinosaurs at Dusk! University of Southern Maine Southworth Planetarium, Portland Campus Starts: 1:00 p,m. / Ends: 2:00 p.m.   Tuesday, March 8   Baked Good and Buoy’s University of Southern Maine Robie Basement, Design Room Starts: 10:00 a.m.. / Ends: 2:00 p.m.   USM Flow Jam University of Southern Maine Multipurpose […]

Students of USM

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Meaghan Gonsior Moving across the country can be exciting, scary and refreshing all at the same time. It can expand a person’s horizons, promote gratitude, and present new opportunities and challenges that would otherwise not exist. Colorado native Mariah Garcia decided to try something new as she embarked on her college career three years […]

Perspectives from an interview process

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Thomas Fitzgerald While in college, it is easy to lose sight in the end goal: Finding a suitable career that connects to your study, and keeps you happy. For the first three years of my college career, that did not seem like the goal. Instead, I was just going to school, working part time, […]

Community Listings

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

Monday, February 29   Natural Selection University of Southern Maine Southworth Planetarium, Portland Campus Starts: 1:00 p,m. / Ends: 2:00 p.m.   Tuesday, March 1   Bring Home the Bacon University of Southern Maine Bailey Hall- Student Success Lounge Starts: 10:00 a.m.. / Ends: 2:00 p.m.   USM Flow Jam University of Southern Maine Multipurpose […]

Students thrive at motivational workshop

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Raquel Miller In a partnership with the University health and counseling services, USM’s TRIO Services held two motivational workshops on Monday Feb. 22 and Wednesday Feb. 24 in an effort to provide students with the tools to approach and reshape their goals throughout the year. As we all know, some goals and resolutions are […]

Keeping culturally aware

Posted on February 23, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Thomas Fitzgerald There have been decades of university news stories in the Portland and Gorham area dating  back before students ever had a place that they could even call USM home. Although clothing, hair, music and many trends have gone in and out of style, there is a common theme that has risen throughout […]

Past USM child care removed due to lack in budget

Posted on February 23, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

In 2002, asbesto's was discovered in the basement, where the Gorham Child Care program resided. Officials believe is caused no health risk, bbut could have had it not been caught early on. The Child Care was officially closed in the early 2000's after the budget could no longer fund it.

By Raquel Miller In February of 2009, USM made the decision to no longer offer its child care program due to the USM’s growing financial crisis, making the USM Child and Family Centers a victim to the first round of budget cuts.  Cutting the program would have saved the university $400,000 dollars annually.   While […]