USM in the News Archive

Point & Counterpoint

The October 23 Bangor Daily News published Professor of Women & Gender Studies and Economics Susan Feiner’s editorial, “Crisis-worthy deficit or operating surplus?” That editorial was countered by “Without change, USM will have little to be thankful for,” published on November 14 and written by USM Board of Visitors Chair Denise Taaffe.

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Work on Art Gallery continues

The American Journal updated readers on the progress of the USM Art Gallery project on October 23.

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Paul Christensen interviewed about campaign ad music

Check out the MPBN Radio story that aired on October 24 with quotes by Associate Professor of Music Paul Christensen, who was interviewed about the music behind political campaign ads.

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Luisa Deprez co-authored editorial

On October 24, the Bangor Daily News published “‘A lot of fears’: A Richmond woman’s health problems and 3 months without coverage,” co-authored by Chair and Professor of Sociology Luisa Deprez.

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Program eliminations

Coverage of the Board of Trustees meeting that decided the fate of three academic programs included a story that aired October 24 on WCSH-TV Channel 6, and a October 24 article in the Portland Press Herald.

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Alumna Lois Lowry in Hollywood

Don’t miss watching the October 25 “Bill Green’s Maine” on WCSH-TV Channel 6, during which Green interviews author Lois Lowry about her Newbery Prize winning book, “The Giver,” which has been made into a film.  Lowry is a USM alumna.

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Stonecoast MFA faculty member wins first prize

Read about Stonecoast MFA Faculty Michael Kimball in the October 26 Fosters.com. Kimball won First Prize in the 2014 John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award Competition for his play “Duck and Cover.”

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USM & Portland Education Group Receive $1.9 million

Read coverage about a major grant for art education in Portland public schools received by USM and Youth in Action. Stories appeared on WCSH-TV Channel 6 on October 22;  in the October 26 Morning Sentinel; on WABI-TV Channel 5 on October 27; The Forecaster on October 28 and online in The Republic of Columbus, Indiana. Kudos to Assistant Professor of Art Kelly Hrenko for all she did to bring this grant to Portland!

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USM awards scholarships

Scroll down the October 27 Portland Press Herald “College Notes” column under “Awards & Honors” to see who USM’s Maine Policy Scholars and Patriot Education Scholarship winners are.

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Language arts at USM

Read the October 27 Portland Press Herald story about plans for foreign language courses at USM.

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