Monday, July 16th, 2018

Working on Wellness: Veterans transiting to civilian life

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Benjamin Wells, M.A.   Sustained combat operations in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, OIF; Operation New Dawn, OND) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, OEF) represent the longest military campaign in United States history. Spanning 17 years, these combined operations known as the Global War on Terror (GWOT), have resulted in 4.3 million veterans (US Census […]

Advising Advice: Informational interviewing

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Norrie Crocker, Career Advisor   Whether you have a solid sense of your career path or your path is not fully focused, informational interviewing is a wonderful career exploration tool! You have career advisors in the Career & Employment Hub who are waiting for you to come and ask questions about this beneficial exploration […]

Editorial: Making the choice to keep your Facebook account

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor When I first made my Facebook account, I was about nine years old. I was excited to finally join under the thought of connecting to my family, and any friends I had. Of course, I didn’t read the terms of agreement as my small little brain couldn’t possibly understand the […]

Staff Perspective: A call for more parking on the Gorham campus

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer A well known problem on the Gorham campus of USM is the limited student parking. It might not seem like an important problem, but a student being late for class due to being unable to find parking would disagree. I personally have been late to class because I was busy […]

Connecting with potential mentors at USM

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Jam Lewis, Contributor USM turns out to be home to highly knowledgeable skilled leaders. If you are a student leader, considering a leadership position or perhaps you are tired of asking your parents for advice, I encourage you to seek out a mentor from our faculty and administrative talent pool.  For the sake of […]

Sustainability & ME: Food waste recovery in Upper-Class Hall

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dalton Bouchles, Material Resources Eco-Rep   USM generates approximately 600 tons of trash, recycling and food waste per year. USM’s recycling rate (which is calculated by dividing the total tons of recycling collected/ total tons of recycling + total tons of municipal solid waste – a.k.a. trash) is 55 percent. Although this rate is […]

Working on Wellness: Tips for dealing with STDs

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Amy Hinshaw, UHCS NP     Movie Date Ken experienced his first spring break this year…and what a time he had! You may have seen him on usmhealth’s Instagram page soaking up the rays. Back to Maine meant back to reality for Ken. Even though spring break may seem like a distant memory, it’s only been […]

Letter to the editor: Recognizing the value of USM student employees

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Margaret Brownlee, USM Student Employment Specialist   As we enter into our celebration of Student Employee Appreciation Week, a national event that we are now celebrating here at USM, we would like to draw attention to our roughly 1,400 student employees. Students who hold on-campus jobs while juggling school, work, clubs and other activities. […]

Sustainability & ME: Spring into sustainability

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator Upon the new year, most people decide that it is time to start fresh whether that means eating healthier, exercising more, or making a major change. Living in Maine, I find that the turn of the new year, which brings cold and snowy weather, does not inspire the […]

Understanding substance use and recovery

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Anna Gardner, Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator/ Clinical Counselor Substance use disorder (SUD) is the problematic use of substances. This disorder exists on a spectrum from mild to severe, and includes physiological and psychological dependence. While the physiological dependence on a substance often has very observable symptoms, psychological dependence may be less readily apparent. Causes of […]