Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Dean of Students Joy Pufhal leaves university to pursue new career challenges

Posted on August 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

Dean of Students Joy Pufhal has left the University of Southern Maine in search of new career challenges.

By Jonathan Pessant Dean of Students Joy Pufhal has left the University of Southern Maine in search of new career challenges. Pufhal, who has been at USM since August 2000, stated that when she began working at the university, she thought she would only be around for three years. However, she found that USM offered her […]

Candidates for new provost announced

Posted on May 02, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News

Candidates for the provost position have been announced after the search committee, chaired by Tom Parchman, interviewed all interested candidates, narrowing the search down to three. Each candidate will have two days on campus, starting during finals week, where students and faculty will be able to ask questions of them. The three candidates in the […]

Raising awareness for sexual assault in April

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Free Press Staff April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. SAAM is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. The campaign began in the late 1990s. The month of April was selected by the […]

USM awarded grant for recovery center on campus

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Colin Cundy, Free Press Staff A federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA), has been awarded to open a recovery center here on campus. Having a center for those in need will stand in contrast to the existing group’s, Students and Recovery (SAR),  previous set-up. SAR has been directly involved […]

Locker Project establishes pantries in local high schools

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Angelina Smith, Contributor In Maine, 1 out of 4 children are food-insecure, and in Portland and other locations in the state,it is often 3 out of 4 children. Maine has the highest rate of child hunger in New England and the need for nutritious food for these hungry children is critical. The Locker Project […]

Small businesses look for skilled lawyers

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Candice Isaac, Free Press Staff The student organization Maine Law’s Business Law Association held its final panel of the academic year last week, titled “What Do Small Businesses Expect from Their Attorneys?” The panelists helped to reinforce the need for the entrepreneur and legal professional relationship, while law student attendees learned about yet another […]

Angus King joins climate change panel

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Bryer Sousa, Free Press Staff The Muskie School of Public Service of the University of Southern Maine initiated its 2016-2017 Public Service Speakers Series by way of hosting a panel on April 22, 2016, designated as Earth Day, that was concerned with the Paris Agreement on climate that was signed by 175 nations on […]

USM chemistry lab to open next semester

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

Next year, incoming freshman majoring in any science degree can expect to have a new, updated lab, located in the Science Building. This room will serve 100 level chemistry courses, with an estimated 500 students per year, and will take place in a room that’s no longer filled with outdated equipment. According to Caryn Prudenté, […]

Fourth annual day of electronic recycling

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Colin Cundy, Free Press Staff Springtime in Maine means many things: warmer weather, summer clothing, coats left on hangers and mud season are but the first to come to mind. Spring is also a time of year for new beginnings, and a time to clean out the past year’s clutter. Recently, some people were […]

The minds of USM showcase work at Thinking Matters

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News

For college students, there is a lot of work that goes on inside the classroom. Regardless of their workloads, some students still choose to do research outside of the classroom, with the hopes of educating others on topics that mean a lot to them. Last week, that work was put on display during the annual […]