Eight University of Southern Maine (USM) students and alumni were chosen to sing backup vocals for Broadway and TV star Kristin Chenoweth — the original "Glinda" in the hit musical Wicked. They performed "Hard Times" and "I Was Here" to a packed house at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Oct. 1st.
In the Ci2 (Creative Intelligence + Innovation + Collaboration) lab, our students work in virtual and augmented reality projects, such as collaborating with Maine Medical Center's neurosurgeons to develop virtual surgery practice modules.
Laura Stevens '05 won The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Stevens earned her master's degree in literacy education from USM and teaches at Kaler Elementary School in Portland.
November 15 is USM's first-ever Day of Giving! Our theme, #ThanksAMillion, reflects our goal to raise $1 million in student scholarships to ensure that USM graduates embark on their careers with as little debt as possible.
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.