Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

USM Events Feb. 15 – Feb. 21

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Julie Pike in News

Smith Galtney, a local photographer, will be showcasing his work at the AREA Gallery in Woodbury Campus Center next Thursday.

Looking for something to do? Check out these events for the week of Feb. 15 to Feb. 21 from Maureen Puia at the Office of Public Affairs February 15 On Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., get tips on how to execute a great project-based internship at the Career Takeoff Series: Land a Great Internship, […]

The process of creating a new student group

Posted on February 10, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

The three steps to creating a student group at USM, information from the Office of Student Activities & Involvement.

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Starting a new group on campus becomes less daunting when students can learn from the success of past students. USM alumna Miranda Piscopo ‘18 shared her journey. As a Lead Resident Assistant (LRA) for Upperclass Hall and Residential Life intern last spring, she founded USM’s chapter of the National Residence […]

Student experiences in the Reserve Officer Training Corps

Posted on February 10, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

USM ROTC students at the University of New England

By Nick Schleh, Staff Writer Last week an article was published covering the logistics of the ROTC program. This story is a follow-up piece covering the experiences of students currently in the program and what kind of structure Bravo Company has offered them as well as the personal connections they have made. Senior Cadet and […]

Professors discuss how women can approach the wage gap

Posted on February 10, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

Mugs with Rosie the Riveter on them were given out at last week's event with Joan Fortin, "Exploring the Gender Pay Gap."

By Alyson Peabody, News Editor In 2019, gender pay equality is still a widely discussed topic. Last week USM hosted an event called “Exploring the Gender Pay Gap” with guest speaker Joan Fortin. Fortin delved into the extent of the gender wage gap, the long term economic ramifications and ways that women can advocate for […]

Maine students working to pass new bill

Posted on February 10, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

Caption: USM students, top from left to right, Allison Lord, Sacha Kiesman, Kristen Cates, Emma Donnelly, Molly Roberts, Samantha Melasecca, bottom left to right, Andrew Volkers, and Olivia Pennington, campus organizer from Planned Parenthood at the Maine State House in Augusta for the LD37 hearing last Tuesday.

By Kate Rogers, Community Editor Students at USM have been working to pass a new bill, LD37, to allow for the sale of non-prescription drugs through vending machines. USM student Emma Donnelly gave her testimony last Tuesday at a public hearing in Augusta. She was joined by several other Maine college students, State Representative Maureen […]

Letter from the Editor: Speak up in class

Posted on February 10, 2019 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief On average, tuition at USM runs between $8,000 to $21,390, depending on whether students are from Maine or out-of-state. Each year, we students dedicate a large amount of money to our education, and so, I think we need to become more actively involved in it. It saddens me to see students […]

Student Senate sees changes in members

Posted on February 06, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer Winter break brought many changes to the Student Senate at USM. Some members resigned, while others stepped up to new roles and making way for possible new member applications and position openings. Taking over for Averi Varney as Chair of the Student Senate is Jamie Phillips. Other Senate members include […]

Professor creates social media activism minor

Posted on February 06, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

By Hailey Wood, Staff Writer In a world dominated by social media, a new minor has emerged at USM. Professor Francesca Vassallo from the political science & history department, created the social media activism minor. Vassallo was inspired to make social media activism into a minor because of the change in political activism over the […]

The nightly routine of a residential assistant

Posted on February 06, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

By Hailey Wood, Staff Writer When you see residential assistants (RAs) roaming the dormitory halls at night, that isn’t the only thing they have on their schedule. Students who take on the role of an RA take on the many responsibilities required for maintaining their roles. Gabrielle Thompson is the RA on the fifth floor […]

Online programs make degrees available anywhere

Posted on February 06, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

By Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer Earning a degree from USM’s online program offers flexibility in a hectic world. Paul Cochrane, Director of the Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning, said that online learning is a tool for students who are balancing their education with work and family responsibilities. Online programs reach students outside of a convenient driving […]