Congratulations to Andrew Kiezulas, a founder of USM's Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC), who was honored as "Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year" at the national Association of Recovery in Higher Education conference in Washington, DC.
USM was the first university in Maine to have gender-neutral housing for students and a center dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community. Over the last 20+ years, USM's Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity has educated thousands of students, faculty, and staff on how to be supportive allies through Safe Zone training
Alumna and filmmaker Vickie Morgan '16 hopes to find new insight into the gun control debate with her upcoming documentary. Vickie plans to involve people from both sides of the divisive issue, allowing them to discuss their different opinions with each other.
After teaching immigrant children from Somalia, Djibouti, Angola, Congo, and Kenya in Maine classrooms, Amy Quirion '16 has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to continue her work in Indonesia.
Join us on September 18 to meet our renowned faculty, explore our rigorous academic programs and research opportunities, and learn more about hands-on experiences — like internships and practicums — with community partners.
Convocation on September 29 will be a major University event, launching a full year of events on the theme of Race and Participatory Democracy. Convocation will include a processional with faculty in academic regalia, a unique recognition of many of our top students, musical performances by students and faculty in our School of Music, and guest speakers, including keynote speaker Dòwòti Désir.
USM Upward Bound program builds hope for college applicants
The federal Upward Bound program, in which USM participates, serves high school students from either low-income families or families where neither parent holds a bachelor's degree — and it's making a difference.
METRO announces agreement with USM to offer new expanded service for students, public
The Greater Portland METRO will serve as USM's transportation for students between Portland and Gorham campuses — with new express routes providing longer weekday hours, more frequent pick-ups and expanded service to include the growing METRO system — beginning August 2018.
USM, MEMIC establish endowed chair in Risk Management
USM has partnered with MEMIC to establish the MEMIC John T. Leonard Endowed Chair in Risk Management and Insurance — only the second endowed chair since USM’s founding in 1878 — in honor of the workers' compensation insurer's outgoing and founding CEO John T. Leonard.