Top Stories: October 16 Campus Connections

Transfer Fair to feature nearly 30 schools

If you’re interested in transferring after graduation from SMCC, the Transfer Fair is the place to go to learn about other colleges and universities.

Nearly 30 baccalaureate colleges and universities will be on hand in the Campus Center from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, to answer your questions.

The fair serves as a place where students can do some one-stop transfer shopping by learning about the schools’ academic programs, financial aid, student life and other things that go into deciding where to transfer.

This year’s participants include public and private schools, both small and large, from across Maine and New England. There will even be an information table for a university in Italy.

  • Bryant University, RI
  • Colby-Sawyer College, NH
  • Husson University, ME
  • Johnson & Wales University, RI
  • John Cabot University, Rome, Italy
  • Kaplan University, ME
  • Lesley University, MA
  • Maine College of Art, ME
  • Merrimack College, MA
  • Northeastern University of College Professional Studies, MA
  • Norwich University, VT
  • Regis College, MA
  • Roger Williams College, RI
  • Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, ME
  • Southern New Hampshire University, NH
  • Thomas College, ME
  • Unity College, ME
  • University College (Saco & Brunswick), ME
  • University of Maine, ME
  • University of Maine at Augusta, ME
  • University of Maine at Fort Kent, ME
  • University of Maine at Machias, ME
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle, ME
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, MA
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell, MA
  • University of New England, ME
  • University of New England College of Pharmacy, ME
  • University of Southern Maine, ME
  • Vermont Technical College, VT

Baseball, softball teams win YSCC championships

The SMCC baseball and softball teams were crowned Yankee Small College Conference fall champions after winning the YSCC tournament on their home fields.

In the championship game played Oct. 7, the softball team defeated top-seeded NHTI in the 4-3 in a game played at SMCC. Following the game, SMCC’s Meranda Martin was named the tourney’s most valuable player, with teammate Sara Ring named Outstanding Offensive Player.

That same day, the men’s team was crowned the YSCC fall champion with a 6-1 win over NHTI. The SeaWolves were led by pitcher Amos Herrin, who struck out 12 while pitching a complete game.

Herrin was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, with teammate Caleb Chambers named Outstanding Defensive Player.

Students gain insights into journalism

About 35 students attended a journalism symposium on the SMC South Portland Campus to help them gain new skills and insights into the journalism field.

The conference, held Oct. 7 at the McKernan Center, drew students from SMCC as well as from the University of Southern Maine and the Maine College of Art.

Students attended break-out sessions that focused on topics that included social media marketing, turning statistics into stories, story construction, illustrating for newspapers, photojournalism, journalistic narratives and typography for newspapers.

Featured speakers included Dieter Bradbury of the Portland Press Herald, Jake Bleiberg of the Bangor Daily News, former journalists and SMCC faculty and students.

The event was organized by SMCC faculty Chuck Ott and Rachel Guthrie, who serve as faculty advisers to The Beacon student newspaper.