One million dollars spent on television and radio advertisements

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Francis Flisiuk in News

A one million dollar ad campaign was launched in February encouraging prospective students to “find themselves at USM,” but the effectiveness it’s had on boosting enrollment is unclear at this time. Two weeks ago the Portland Press Herald reported that despite the numerous television and radio ads, undergraduate applications are down ten percent from last […]

SGA elections turnout lower than last year

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Zachary Searles in News

Late Monday afternoon, the results from this years student government elections were sent out by email, naming Rebecca Tanous for student body president and Matthew Creisher as vice president, winning by a margin of just 26 votes. The newly elected Tanous expressed how excited and eager she was to get started. “I’m really passionate about […]

Student advocacy program launches

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Sam Hill in News

Toward the end of March, students from six of the UMaine system’s seven universities took a trip to Augusta to spend a day at the statehouse. The visit was the pilot event for a new pilot program being developed at the system level. The goal of the program is to bring student advocates from all […]

Local chapter of Enactus hosts “Grand Expo,” to showcase community accomplishments

Posted on April 07, 2015 by Francis Flisiuk in News

Enactus members pose after a day of cleaning up Back Bay as part of the USM day of service.

This Wednesday, the USM chapter of the Global Enactus organization will be holding their first annual “Grand Expo,” an event that hopes to spread awareness of the groups presence and highlight some of the work they’ve done to bring the community together and empower people. “I want to show people the good work we’ve done […]

Activist Ruchira Gupta exposes sex trafficking crimes

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Zachary Searles in News

Activist Ruchira Gupta visited USM last week to speak on her experiences fighting to abolish sex trafficking. She started her career as a journalist and won an Emmy for her documentary The Selling of Innocents which explores the plight of young girls in India being taken from their homes and sold into prostitution to work […]

UMaine to freeze tuition for fourth year straight

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in News

The University of Maine System board of trustees has voted once again to freeze in-state tuition for the fourth year in a row leaving students, faculty and staff wondering what this means for the future of USM. According to Dan Demeritt, the UMaine system director of public affairs, students can expect Maine’s college tuition to […]

Student government polls open, first event canceled last-minute

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Sam Hill in News

There was an event scheduled last Friday for students to meet and learn more about their peers running positions within student government, but no one attended, not even the candidates. After an email was sent to the USM Events listings confirming the event on Tuesday, it was rescheduled for Monday, but no official notice of […]

“This is my home now,” Dr. Harvey Kesselman announced as new USM president

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Francis Flisiuk, and Krysteana Scribner in News, Uncategorized

During a press conference earlier today, USM’s administration excitedly announced that Dr. Harvey Kesselman will be the university’s next president, beginning July 1. Kesselman expressed deep admiration for The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, his alma mater school and where he’s finishing up his final months as Provost and Executive Vice President, however he […]

Flanagan plans final months of presidency with criticism from faculty

Posted on March 09, 2015 by Sam Hill in News

President David Flanagan laid out what his three focuses will be during his final months in office at Friday’s faculty senate meeting: recruitment, retention and transition. Flanagan said that recruiting new students has been an arduous task for those involved and that while marketing and advertising efforts are likely to help enrollment, faculty need to […]

Engineering economics connects classroom with the community

Posted on March 09, 2015 by Brian Gordon in News

Upper-class engineering students must take professor Ivan Most’s engineering economics class if they want to graduate. Part of their course work is community-based projects, assisting area schools solve their engineering problems. The class was the brainchild of STEM partnerships coordinator Emily Mitchell, who works in the community engagement office at USM. Her job is to […]