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Sen. Angus King talking to high school students
U.S. Senator Angus King concluded the 2017 Maine Model U.N. Conference — a three-day gathering of 550 high schoolers at USM's Gorham Campus — with a plea for both risks and compromise. "Learn to make a difference," King told Model U.N. delegates gathered in Gorham's Costello Sports Complex. "Do new things. Err on the side of action."
students holding a horseshoe crab
On Friday, May 19, USM’s Environmental Science and Policy department hosted its annual Southern Maine Children’s Water Festival for nearly 700 4th, 5th and 6th grade students and their teachers from York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Kennebec, Franklin and Oxford counties.
Student Kathryn Letellier
USM offered me a competitive scholarship and invited me into their honors program, things my former school failed to do for me. With the scholarship and financial aid offer, USM gave me the chance to be one of the few college graduates not overwhelmed by debt.
image of David Brancaccio
The University of Southern Maine celebrated its 137th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday with more than 900 graduate and undergraduate students marching across the Cross Insurance Arena stage following remarks by award-winning journalist David Brancaccio.
USM student presenting his research at Thinking Matters 2017.
Topics ranged from life in refugee camps and the opioid epidemic to cryptography, hydroelectricity and the use of emoji and other nonverbal forms of communication.
portrait of Tonya Bailey-Curry
Even as her children attended college, Tonya Bailey-Curry worked toward her own degrees, graduating from Central Maine Community College before coming to USM. She earned her undergraduate degree in social work at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College before earning her Master of Social Work on the Portland Campus.
Photo of ESP Professor Rob Sanford on the set of CitiLine on Ch 5 Boston
The program discussed Malaga Island, a community located off the coast of Phippsburg, Maine. Residents were evicted by the state of Maine and essentially erased from Maine's history.
Abdalla Hassan
In his senior year, Abdalla Hassan was selected as the Disability Services Center's Undergraduate Social Work Intern. The former vice-president of the USM Multicultural Center, Hassan organized efforts in 2015 to help several USM students to attend the annual Care National Conference.
portrait of Hannah Binger and Molly Stevens
Hannah Binger and Molly Stevens became friends in Kindergarten and continued together through elementary, middle and high school. At USM, the duo studied side by side to earn Bachelor of Social Work degrees.
Catie Peranzi and Hannah Ruhl
After attending schools elsewhere, friends Catie Peranzi and Hannah Ruhl will together earn their graduate degrees, each becoming a Master of Public Health.
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Campus Updates

Muskie School Workshop: Food Waste Reduction & Recovery for K-12 Schools & Institutions Food waste and food recovery are on the radar of schools, towns, institutions, environmental groups and the hospitality industry. In this workshop we look at how Maine schools, institutions and restaurants can set up and operate data driven food waste reduction and recovery programs and achieve economic and environmental benefits by keeping leftover food out of the dumpster. Guest speakers from schools, municipalities, businesses and the hospitality industry will share their perspective and practices.
Asia DiBenedetti
Student Asia DiBenedetti wrote an article on the impact of food insecurity on college campuses and how USM is addressing these issues with our own student and staff populations.
USM MMCRI interns 2017
Biology majors Grace McKenzie, Mariah Farrell, and Ron Helderman were among the students who presented results of their 2016-2017 internships at Maine Medical Center Research Institute in April.
Husky senior Sam Campobasso earns All-Conference honors for the USM women's lacrosse team.
Sam Hornblower is a two-time LEC Defensive Player of the Year
With five all-conference selections, it is the most representation Southern Maine softball has had on the Little East Conference All-Conference team since the 2004 season when the Huskies posted a school record 33 wins.
Two-sport standout (men's soccer & tennis) Kyle Curley completes his Huskies' tennis career earning his fourth all-conference citation and is named the Little East Conference Player of the Year.
I have always had the pull to travel and discover new places and people. So, when I had the chance to travel with the University of Southern Maine I jumped at it.
Although geographically Nepal is quite small, it is filled with diversity and pride.
2017 Graduates of the Adult and Higher Education program complete capstone projects.
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USM Events

May 25, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland, Maine
May 25, 2017
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland
May 25, 2017
3:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
May 26, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland
May 26, 2017
3:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
May 26, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium