Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Welcome back from Health & Counseling

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Hilarie Fotter, School Psychology Doctoral Student Welcome new and returning USM students, staff and faculty! We hope you had a restful and rejuvenating summer and we join you in the excitement of gearing-up for another school year. University Health and Counseling Services endeavors to act as a resource for the entire USM community: students, […]

WMPG, USM’s campus community radio station

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Jim Rand, Station Manager Hello USM community and especially to all new students! Greetings from WMPG Community Radio! WMPG is campus/community radio, on the air since 1973. WMPG is located at 92 Bedford Street on the Portland campus, broadcasting at 90.9 FM on the radio dial and streaming over the internet to anywhere in […]

Get involved at USM & Active Student Organizations

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Alex Carrier, Coordinator of Student Activities Hello, Huskies! Whether this is your first semester at USM or your last, it is always the right time to seek out involvement opportunities and get engaged on campus. Involvement means different things to different people – for some, it’s being the leader of a student organization, but […]

Welcome letter from Dean of Students

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Rodney Mondor, Dean of Students Dear Huskies, Welcome to the University of Southern Maine! Whether you are a new or continuing student, you are an essential part of our campus community. As Dean of Students, it is my honor to serve all students in our community and focus my energy on creating a healthy, […]

Welcome to USM from President Cummings

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Glenn Cummings, USM President To our returning students, allow me to welcome you back to USM.  And to our new students, welcome! You could not be arriving (or returning) to USM at a more exciting time. Just over the summer: We have launched the new Metro bus service, which not only will connect you […]

USM students, faculty and staff share their stories of summer in Maine

Posted on August 01, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer The dog days of summer are upon us and people in the USM community are finding a variety of ways to enjoy themselves. From unique foods to picturesque places, students, staff and faculty are taking advantage of some of Portland’s best features. The Free Press spoke to a number of […]

Making a choice in our values of children

Posted on July 17, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer In April, the New York Times reported that hundreds of children had been taken from adults claiming to be their parents at the U. S./Mexico border. Less than three weeks ago, 12 young Thai boys and their coach were trapped in a cave while on a field trip. And on July […]

The Evolution Solution: Getting Along

Posted on June 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer So much has happened in the news lately that makes me wonder why we just don’t seem to be able to get along these days. Whether it’s politics or social media or, as tonight, a shooting in Annapolis, we seem to go from calm to furious rage in an instant. I […]

The Evolution Solution: A Tribute to Father’s Day

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

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer With Father’s Day here, we tend to shop for cards, dust off the baseball equipment and hope the weather holds for the barbeque. And what to get for a gift? Every once in a while though, I think it’s time to stop and think and reflect, on the gifts our fathers […]

What are USM students and faculty looking forward to this summer?

Posted on May 15, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer