Sunday, November 18th, 2018

New website helps students with finances

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By:  Hailey Wood, Staff Writer Financial Services at USM has adopted a new website to educate students on financial literacy. iGrad, the new website, educates users about credit cards, high credit score, low credit score, loans, budgeting, financial aid, FAFSA, saving, scholarships and more. You can learn even more about these topics by taking courses […]

Clincal counselors lead workshop on stress and anxiety

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer Although the end of the semester is approaching, a challenging time for all, this reporter was the only person in attendance for the second of a three-part series held this month to help USM students manage stress and anxiety. The session was held high up on the fourth floor of Bailey […]

Upcoming Events 11/17-11/24

Posted on November 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Community, News, Sports

Saturday, November 17th Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Salem State 1 – 4 p.m. Gorham Ice Arena Men’s Basketball vs. University of Maine Presque Isle 3 – 6 p.m. Costello Gym Sunday, November 18th USM Youth Ensembles Fall Choral Concert 3 p.m. State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland Monday, November 19th Home for the Holidays: […]

Next semester brings changes to bookstore

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Next semester students will find less textbooks on the shelves in the bookstore, instead books for general reading, books authored by faculty and merchandise will take its place.

By Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer The USM bookstore will undergo a major change in the upcoming spring semester, removing many of the long metal shelves stocked with course textbooks that line that back of the store as USM shifts toward online-only purchasing. A contract has been made with a virtual bookstore, eCampus, in an effort […]

Free entertainment resources from the library

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Hailey Wood, Staff Writer The library at USM has free resources for students and faculty that many may not know about, from movies to books, they all are accessible by logging into your USM account, accessing the library website and searching under “databases and guides.” Elizabeth Bull, a library specialist at Glickman Library and […]

Sororities continue to exist despite decline

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

USM students from the sorority Alpha Xi Delta, one of the remaining two at USM. From left to right: Shereen Toolabi, Seve Deery-ReRaps, BreeAnna Wilmot, Jasmyn Dipietro and Jill Vigneault.

By Nick Schleh, Staff Writer Despite the decline of Greek life nationwide in recent years, two active sororities at USM still exist and continue to work in helping their community and provide a platform for students to make lasting bonds. Alpha Xi Delta and Kappa Iota or as they are nationally known, Kappa Delta Phi […]

USM alumnus helped create tax credit for graduates

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Andrew Bossie, a USM alumnus from 2007, now the Executive Director of Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters.

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer Andrew Bossie, a USM alumnus from 2007, was at the forefront of state legislation that became the centerpiece of Maine’s college affordability strategy. Bossie, a political science major, had helped create the Opportunity Maine Tax Credit program that offers refunds of state income taxes with the potential of eliminating, over […]

Liquor and drug violations reduced in Gorham

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief From 2015 to 2017 the reports of liquor violations on the Gorham campus decreased by 51.8 percent, according to the Annual Security Report from USM Public Safety. Part of the decrease in violations is due to cases of over reporting Clery statistics, Christina Lowery, Director of Housing and Residential Life said. […]

Student government provides funds for textbooks

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Nicholas Schleh, Staff Writer USM’s student senate and student body president are helping students combat the high costs of textbooks. The Student Senate and student body president, Katelyn Seavey, split the cost of $6,800 to ensure that every first and second year textbook could be made available to students who may not be able to […]

Showing support for domestic violence in October

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief This past month USM and members of the local community have been showing support and spreading awareness for domestic violence.   Going back to 1981, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence started a “Day of Unity” to help unite and connect those combating domestic violence, according to the Association of Junior […]