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University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings
The University of Southern Maine’s 13th president comes to us with a strong background in education, both at the state and federal level, and years of government leadership experience. A native Mainer, with multi-generational roots in Maine, Dr. Cummings possesses an in depth knowledge and understanding of our communities and the various educational systems in Maine.
Photo of USM University of Southern Maine students studying in classroom
The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2015 Spring Semester Dean's Lists.
Photo of USM President David Flanagan
President David T. Flanagan is set to officially retire on July 3, 2015 after serving as the 12th president of the University of Southern Maine.
USM and Side x Side Summer Arts Institute 2015
Through a shared U.S. Dept. of Education grant, USM and Side x Side are collaborating on Project Imagine, an arts integration program in Portland public schools. As part of Project Imagine, the organizations are hosting a Summer Arts Institute to train Portland public school teachers techniques to integrate the arts and teaching artists into their classrooms.
Photo of USM President David Flanagan with 2015 recipients of President's Metropolitan University Leadership Awards
Six University of Southern Maine faculty and staff members were recently honored with the first-ever President’s Metropolitan University Leadership Awards at a ceremony held on June 19 in USM’s Abromson Center in Portland.
Southern Maine Huskies athletic logo
The 2015 spring athletic season will be one to remember for the University of Southern Maine Huskies. In the highly competitive athletic season, USM took home four conference titles in the Little East Conference, several national awards and one national title in outdoor track and field.
USM's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
USM's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is a scholarly fellowship that brings together diverse areas of student research and creative activities at the undergraduate level. The program fosters student-faculty collaboration with tremendous, mutual intellectual and professional development benefits.
USM's TAH students plan the 2015 Boston to Bermuda cruise
On May 30, 17 students from the Tourism and Hospitality program will be traveling from Boston to Bermuda on Holland America’s ship M.S. Veendam for a week-long cruise as part of a class. The students have also set up social media feeds where the public can follow them on their adventures. People can follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @usmtourism, and can follow them on Facebook by “liking” USM Tourism and Hospitality’s Facebook page. They will be posting with the hashtag #USMB2B2015.
Photo of The Summit Project march from 3-6-15
Watch as a group of University of Southern Maine students, faculty and staff embark on a 6.5-mile march around the city of Portland for The Summit Project (TSP), a living memorial to the Maine's fallen service members.
Photo of Glenn Cummings addressing the crowd at his introductory press conference
Dr. Glenn Cummings has been named the 13th president of USM, University of Maine System Chancellor James Page announced at a May 20 press conference.
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University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings
The University of Southern Maine’s 13th president comes to us with a strong background in education, both at the state and federal level, and years of government leadership experience. A native Mainer, with multi-generational roots in Maine, Dr. Cummings possesses an in depth knowledge and understanding of our communities and the various educational systems in Maine.
The USM ESOL Program will be offering two evening classes this fall in conjunction with the Office of Professional and Continuing Education. TOEFL Test Preparation Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers
USM's Summer Intensive English Language program will be starting in just a few weeks! There is still time for locals to register for classes! Call us at 207 780-4419 for more information.
We will be running a full day white water rafting trip for up to 50 USM students on Saturday, August 29th. Residential students participating in the trip will be able to move into their fall housing asignment on Friday, August 28th between 4pm-7pm.
Immediate hire positions available with the potential to stay on in the fall!
Current Student Jobs Available for Fall 2015
Shedletsky at Pace University
Lenny Shedletsky, Professor of Communication, recently presented research and led a discussion at Pace University in New York City. The talk was titled, Improving Critical Thinking In Discussion And Essay Writing In Blackboard Courses: Mapping And Student-Led Discussion, and took place on June 10, 2015.
Dennis Gildbert
Dennis Gilbert, Online professor in Communication and Media Studies, was awarded the Faculty Award for Community Engagement at the first ever President's Metropolitan University Leadership Awards at a ceremony.
USM and Side x Side Summer Arts Institute 2015
Through a shared grant, the USM Art Department and Side x Side are collaborating on Project Imagine, an arts integration program in Portland public schools. As part of Project Imagine, the organizations are hosting a Summer Arts Institute to train Portland public school teachers techniques to integrate the arts and teaching artists into their classrooms.
Robie Andrews Hall
Fall 2015 move in dates: New residents move in Saturday, August 29. Returning residents move in Sunday, August 30. Click on link above for details!
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USM Events

July 7, 2015
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Westin Portland Harbor View Hotel
July 7, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 7, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 8, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 8, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 8, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Portland campus
July 8, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Portland Campus
July 8, 2015
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Portland campus
July 8, 2015
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Main Street Auburn, ME 04210
July 9, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium