Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Campus resources that help with studies and exams

Posted on December 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer During study and exam weeks, both Glickman Library in Portland and the Gorham library are offering extended hours, research assistance, study resources and even snacks to help students complete the semester. In addition, library resources can be accessed online at any time, day or night, from any computer. Tutoring can […]

Council promotes diversity and inclusion at USM

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Nicholas Schleh, Staff Writer The Intercultural and Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC) at USM is made up of faculty, students and staff that are committed to creating a diverse and more inclusive community. The council advises President Cummings on the campus climate and other topics related to diversity. IDAC’s goal, as stated in their mission […]

Students share their internship experience

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer An internship gives students a chance to take what they learn in the classroom into a professional setting. For many, the objectives are to develop professional connections, build a resume and hopefully get a job offer. But sometimes, learning what you don’t want to do is just as valuable. “After you’re […]

Student Senate working to raise activity fee

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer The newest project USM’s Student Senate is working on is to raise the student activity fee. The Senate is looking to raise the fee to the amount that the University of Maine Farmington has currently, $160 for the year (for students who have 12 credits or more), which comes out of […]

Letter From the Editor: Time for a break

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Within a couple weeks USM students will be wrapping up their last finals and assignments of the semester. Afterward, I expect to hear a collective sigh of relief from the student body. For 15 weeks we’ve juggled courses, homework, tests, group projects, work, relationships, social lives, family life and our own inner […]

Renovations planned for Brooks Dining Hall

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Hailey Wood, Staff Writer Next summer, Brooks Dining Hall is getting a facelift. In a recent email conversation, Sodexo General Manager Tadd Stone said, “This renovation will completely modernize our facility and add some new and diverse cooking platforms including a proposed Mongolian Wok, Health and Wellness Station, Open Kitchen Grill Concept, Gas Fired Pizza […]

Faculty create course to help students after college

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Ayden Carpenter, Staff Writer Four USM faculty designed a new course to help students transition into life after graduation. Launching into Life After College, a new core class, will begin next semester with a pilot course. David Bantz, a professor of computer science, put together a team of professors that worked on a project researching […]

USM pays tribute to veterans in week of events

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Nicholas Schleh, Staff Writer At a school with the largest student veteran population within the University of Maine System (UMS), USM has been showing support and honoring those who have served their country in the weeks surrounding Veteran’s Day. Camden Ege, the Assistant Veteran Services Coordinator, commented that USM’s celebration of veterans is top notch. […]

Update from the Student Senate at USM

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Alexander Holderith, Student Senator Hey Huskies! I’m Student Senator Alexander Holderith and I’d like to inform you about some recent projects, happenings, and plans regarding the USM Student Government Association (SGA) that you may be interested in. First, the Student Senate elections concluded on Oct. 18 and eight new senators were elected. The new additions […]

Letter from the editor: Take care of yourself

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in News, Perspectives

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief An article from this week’s issue that covers a recent workshop on managing stress and anxiety has reminded me of the importance of taking care of yourself first. College students have a unique set of responsibilities to deal with. Of course it’s stressful having a full time job and supporting yourself, […]