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 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.
Welcome back, Huskies! Get energized for the new year during the annual Welcome Week celebration. Food, fun, Husky Fest and more, check out what we have planned. All events also listed on the new USM Guidebook app.
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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.
New interim Dean of Students David McKenzie returns to his hometown of Portland in taking on this new role. He brings nearly twenty-five years as a higher education professional at the community college, comprehensive and research university level, including most recently at the California State University system.
'Gateway to Opportunity' sparks learning and discovery for 22 Portland high schoolers
The summertime "Gateway to Opportunity" program gathered 22 high schoolers from Portland. During their eight weeks together, and working with USM students, faculty and staff, the groups of rising juniors and seniors were encouraged to find stories in their own neighborhoods and organizations.
USM Art Galleries announce Fall 2016 exhibitions, lectures and events
USM Art Galleries are pleased to announce the start of the Fall 2016 season, beginning with the Aug. 29th debut of "Its Honor is Here Pledged: Broken Treaty Quilts" by Gina Adams, the first of two exhibits with Native American themes.