Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Letter to the editor: USM name change would be rejection of identity

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Spencer McBreairty, 2014 USM Alum Dr. Glenn Cummings: I graduated from USM in 2014. What makes my experience unique is that when I entered USM in the Fall of 2009, as a resident of Dickey-Wood Hall in Gorham, the institution appeared to be thriving. Gorham was an active campus, Dickey-Wood was full and students were […]

Beneath the (Godless) steeple: How the left is a church

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Garrick Hoffman, Staff Writer In an epoch of rising secularism in America, with Pew Research Center reporting a six-point jump from 16 to 22 percent of Americans claiming atheism, agnosticism or non-affiliation of a religion, we are hearing at seemingly higher frequency a barrage of scathing criticism aimed at religion. The late Christopher Hitchens, […]

Working on Wellness: Don’t be a sleep slouch

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services Do you routinely get seven to nine hours of sleep per night? If you answered no, you are by no means alone. The World Health Organization and the National Sleep Foundation report that two-thirds of adults in developed nations fail to get the recommended amount of nightly sleep. “So […]

Sustainability & ME: Starting small and looking forward

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator For us in the Office of Sustainability, a new school year means new opportunities to involve the USM community in exciting sustainability initiatives. But it also means picking up where we left off on projects that began during the last school year and continuing those that we started […]

A week to support one another and reach out

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Marx Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor This article discusses topics of suicide and mental health. It is understood that this may impact everyone differently. To connect with university support resources call the University Counseling Center at 207-780-4050. A list of other local and state resources and support can be found at the end of […]

Food for thought to begin the new school year

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer As students, we all have a lot on our minds right now. The start of the school year is exciting and nerve-wracking for the new and returning students alike and we have lots of questions. What room will I be in? What books do I need? Do I really have […]

Week of Welcome Events Calendar

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

From USM Student Activities & Involvement Sunday, September 2nd Joel Meyers Magician and Illusionist – 9:00 PM Hill Gym, Costello Fitness Complex, Gorham Monday, September 3rd Black Panther Movie Screening – 8:00 PM Hodgdon Field, Gorham (Rain location: Hill Gym, Costello Fitness Complex) Tuesday, September 4th Welcome Tables – Various times, all campuses Greek Night […]

Earn extra cash at school with work-study

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

By Alexandra Platts, Student Employment Specialist Federal Work Study is awarded as part of an eligible student’s financial aid package. These jobs are a great way for students to earn money working on campus while developing professional skills and connecting with peers, faculty, and staff. To view a complete list of available Federal Work Study […]

12 books every college student should read

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

By USM Library Staff The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative By Florence Williams Staff Recommender: Sarah Lucchesi, Learning Services Librarian Sometimes the best thing you can do for your schoolwork is to give your brain a break. This book explores the benefits of a little time in nature, which […]

Your guide to Portland and Gorham campus locations

Posted on August 27, 2018 by lydialibby in Perspectives

The two most common campus locations can be intimidating, which means you can get lost more than once trying to find your destination. Here is a simple guide to help you find your way. 1. THE FREE PRESS Our office is one of the small white buildings located next to the parking garage. We share […]