USM in the News Archive

Ed Gleason explains the Northern Lights

USM Southworth Planetarium Manager Ed Gleason was interviewed on September 12 about the Northern Lights by WMTW-TV Channel 8.

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WMPG hosts President Flanagan

On September 12, WMPG volunteer host Steve Hirshon interviewed President David Flanagan.

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BOT moves meeting to UMaine Fort Kent

This September 11 MPBN-Radio story was among the coverage of student dissatisfaction with the Board of Trustees decision to move its meeting to UMaine Fort Kent. The Bangor Daily News also covered the situation on September 12.

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David Flanagan on CTN-5

President David Flanagan’s September 11 remarks to USM’s Corporate Partners were broadcast on CTN-5 public access television.

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Ronald Schmidt on WMTW-TV

On September 10, WMTW-TV Channel 8 used Associate Professor of Political Science Ronald Schmidt as a resource for a story about political campaign ads.

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Nancy Gish in Scotland for independence vote

During the month of September, Professor of English Nancy Gish was interviewed about her trip to Scotland where she observed the vote for independence. Interviews appeared in the September 9 Bangor Daily News; on the September 13 WCSH-TV Channel 6 broadcast; on the September 16 EIN World News Report; in a September 17 MPBN Radio broadcast; and again in a September 29 Bangor Daily News article.

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WEX scholarship fundraiser to bring Steve Jobs biographer to USM

On September 9, the Portland Press Herald announced that Walter Isaacson will be the speaker at this year’s WEX Inc. Leadership and Creativity Event Series at USM.

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USM’s OSHA grant announced

On September 10, WABI-TV Channel 5 informed viewers that USM is getting nearly $132,000 from the federal government for worker health and safety programs. This announcement went nationwide on the AP wire, appearing in the Washington Times and numerous other websites. The grant is the work of Judith Tupper, Susan Ebersten, Taryn Bowe, Crystal French, and Dee Dee Reardon in the Cutler Institute.

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Joy Pufhal interviewed about the “Red Zone”

Watch the September 9 WMTW-TV Channel 8 story about how colleges raise awareness on “Red Zone” sexual assaults. Dean of Students Joy Pufhal was interviewed for this broadcast.

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President Flanagan and Provost McDonnell publish “Off Campus” column

On September 8, the Portland Press Herald published the “Off Campus” column, “USM will survive and prosper by becoming a ‘metropolitan’ university,” co-authored by President David Flanagan and Provost Joseph McDonnell.

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