In a first-time exchange program with the University of Iceland, the University of Southern Maine (USM) and Icelandic students alike discuss what they learned in their host countries. During The Samstarf Project, students worked for two months in their host school's graduate public health program.
USM's Upward Bound program reaches 127 area high schoolers, beginning in their sophomore year to help them develop the skills they need to get into and succeed in college. They'll learn about the SATs, financial aid, get detailed classroom work, and more.
USM's Gateway to Opportunity program helped 22 local high school students develop new skills. Two groups of students spent three weeks on campus learning filmmaking basics from students and faculty of the Communication and Media Studies program.
We are proud to welcome Mariana M. Cruz, USM's first assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, to our community! Cruz has years of experience with diversity and multicultural initiatives in higher education.
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.
USM hosting series of events on Maine's role in the Arctic region
USM is hosting numerous events this fall relating to Maine's growing engagement in the Arctic region and surrounding the U.S. State Department's selection of Portland as host for the Senior Arctic Officials Meeting of the Arctic Council (being held on Oct. 4 to 6).
University of Southern Maine listed among nation’s top schools for adult learners
The nonprofit magazine Washington Monthly has named USM as one of the top four-year schools in the country for adult learners. It's ranking — the first of its kind aimed at students age 25 and over — lists USM at #38.
On the first episode of "The USM Update," Nancy Griffin, vice president for enrollment management, discusses some of the university's successes over the last calendar year, catch up with a graduate of the Sport Management program who is thriving in the big leagues, plus the sights and sounds of Welcome Weekend 2016.
USM President Glenn Cummings kicks off 2016-2017 year with optimism and initiatives
President Cummings began his second year as the University of Southern Maine's president with a flurry of announcements including climbing enrollment, a new signed agreement with Iceland's Reykjavik University and a $500,000 gift to provide scholarships for nursing students.
USM and SMCC strengthen partnership with new agreements, including a streamlined transfer process
Highlighting a series of new initiatives is Connected Pathways, which will allow Southern Maine Community College students in selected programs to seamlessly transfer to USM after receiving their associate degrees.