See the June 16 Portland Press Herald “Maine Voices” column written by Associate Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies David B. Jones. He works with ICEP to build playgrounds in an effort to help the children of Haiti overcome trauma through play.
Archive for July, 2011
See the June 16 Portland Daily Sun to hear about Howard M. Solomon who will receive the 2011 Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine Catalyst for Change Award for his work with Maine’s LGBT communities.
Read the June 16 article from Seacoastonline.com to find out why more and more students are staying in state for post-secondary education.
Read the June 15 Sun Journal for information about “Tell Me a Story: Folktales and World Cultures,” the current exhibit in LAC’s Atrium Art Gallery.
A study conducted by USM School of Nursing researchers, published in July/August 2011 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior went viral. The study found that the proximity of fast food restaurants to schools have not impact on students’ weight. Media stories, that included interviews with Professor of Nursing David Harris appeared on MEDindia.net on June 13; in the June 15 EurekAlert!; on the June 16 CBS Atlanta website, on the June 16 medpageTODAY.com; on the June 19 MedINDIA.net website; on the June 20 DoctorsLounge.com; and in June 20 stories that aired on both Vermont Public Radio and Maine Public Radio.
A study published in the June 13 Mainebiz indicates that college students are not graduating with degrees in the fields that need employees.
On June 9, Seacoastonline.com told readers USM students placed first and second in the women’s category at Kennebunk Beach Classic 5K.
USM students were among the volunteers who helped paint the murals in the Community Counseling Center. Watch WCSH-TV Channel 6 June 14 coverage of the mural’s creation.
Read the June 8 Portland Phoenix to learn more about Stonecoast MFA Director Annie Finch’s “Wolf Song” poems that were adapted for the stage by a new Portland theatre troupe, Poets Theater of Maine. Finch collaborated with graduate student Erica Vega on the project and Associate Professor of Theatre Assunta Kent directed, while School of Music staffer Christenia Alden-Kinne composed the music.