Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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 […]

More than just books, the library is there to help

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

By Naamah Jarnot, Coordinator of Tutoring Services Sarah Lucchesi, Learning Services Librarian Bill Grubb, Coordinator of Reference & Instruction David Nutty, Director of Libraries and University Librarian Paul Dexter, Director of Academic Retention Initiatives College is fun, but when you have multiple assignments due at once a little friendly help and the right resources from […]

Advising Welcomes You, and the Role of Advising

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

By Janis Albright, Advisor We are excited to continue our Advising Advice column in the Free Press and welcome you to the new fall semester at USM. The column’s purpose is to help you use your advising resources. Weekly topics written by students, faculty advisors, advisors and staff should cover many of your academic questions. […]

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 […]