Sunday, February 26th, 2017

USM Bus services to be eliminated by 2018

Posted on November 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Katie Harris, Free Press staff The campus buses that travel daily between Portland and Gorham may not be in service after the beginning of 2018, according to university officials. In two years’ time, the university plans to switch to the Portland METRO bus system in order to transport students between the two campus locations. […]

“I am not my mental illness” Students share stories of survival from stigma

Posted on November 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Free Press Staff The World Health Organization defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” What should be stressed […]

Location of New Graduate School still up for debate

Posted on November 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Free Press staff In the next few years a new graduate school will be added to the city of Portland, bringing together the University of Maine System’s graduate programs from different schools under one roof. However, the exact location of the school is still up for debate. The plan for the new […]

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 […]