As part of a leadership project, University of Southern Maine (USM) students journeyed to Montagu, South Africa — located about two hours from the continent's southern tip — for a memorable five-day class to help sharpen who they are and how to become leaders.
Chemistry major and incoming senior Andrew Kiezulas is one of the driving forces behind the Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC) that aims help recovering students complete their degrees and encourage others in recovery to enroll in classes.
Athletic Training students Leah Dell and Shelby Watts recently attended the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) annual meeting and symposium, becoming the first USM students ever to compete in the NATA National Quiz Bowl and the first to sit on NATA's Student Leadership Committee.
Students use cutting-edge technology to create their own realities
The University of Southern Maine's (USM's) Ci2 Studio is in the first wave, nationwide, to receive a developer license for Microsoft's augmented reality headset, the HoloLens. This technology blends the real world and the virtual world until they seem to operate in the same place.
USM hails turnaround: admissions numbers substantially up and budget balanced for first time in years
With USM's new student enrollment up by 19% and the budget balanced without outside help for the first time in four years, President Glenn Cummings attributed USM's success to a renewed and growing public interest in the university and the unique education it delivers.
Provost Jeannine Uzzi building upon USM's resurgence
When Jeannine Diddle Uzzi talks about her first year as the University of Southern Maine's senior academic administrator — and her newly permanent title of "provost" — she speaks of "faith," "hope" and "inspiration."