The USM Update is a new, half-hour program covering all things USM. In this video excerpt, learn more about our Sport Management major and catch up with alumnus Kyle Raynor who shares his experience working for the Boston Red Sox.
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.
In a first-time exchange program with 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 hosted day-long forum with experts on the Arctic and its changing climate
The day-long Maine-Arctic Forum, held on Oct. 3, included a variety of national and international experts on the Arctic region's emerging opportunities for Maine, its changing climate and its worldwide effects.
There are additional events planned focusing on Maine's involvement in the Arctic! Check out the full schedule for details.
USM's upward trend addressed by President Glenn Cummings to Portland business community
USM has reversed a five-year decline in enrollment with total new admits rising by 3 percent, welcomed a 17-percent jump in out-of-state admits and erased a $16 million budget two years ago with a balanced budget, Cummings told the audience at the October "Eggs and Issues" breakfast, hosted by Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce.
USM Department of Theatre gives a tip of the hat to the Brits with new Chair Andrew Harris
"My job, primarily, is to make sure every day is a great experience for students here," mentions Harris, who spent fifteen years in England helping to create educational programs for world famous theatrical companies.
Plus, learn what achieving Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accreditation means for the USM Mechanical Engineering program, and learn about some of the exciting undergraduate research taking place inside the Ci2 Lab.
A yearning for balance — visiting artist George C. Longfish’s art prompts questions
Longfish's works can be seen in a new exhibition at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham, where Longfish is serving as a visiting artist. His show, titled "Indian on Indian," will run from Oct. 6 until Dec. 9.
Avenue Q - The Musical, Directed by Edward Reichert
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood!
"Avenue Q" opens Friday, Oct. 28 with performances taking place until Sunday, Oct. 30.