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Photo of USM student and resident assistant Sabrina Sodders speaking to WCSH-TV
Resident assistants (RA) at the University of Southern Maine recently completed a mandatory sexual assault prevention course in preparation for the new school year. The course is part of the university's Campus Safety Project, which helps promote a safe campus environment for all students at USM.
Photo of University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings speaking at the 2015 Opening Breakfast
University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings touted improving enrollment figures, stabilizing finances and a commitment to student success as he laid out his vision in his first major address to the university community at USM's annual Opening Breakfast Thursday morning.
Photo of Laboratory modernization at University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College
The University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College just completed a $600,000 modernization of its laboratory and practicum/simulation spaces.
Picture of Portland Women's History Trail application
USM Digital Humanities (USMDH) is proud to announce the completion of a project entitled "Portland Women's History Walking Trail," lead by Dr. Eileen Eagan from USM's Department of History and Political Science. This project led to the creation of an application for mobile devices.
The Southern Maine Partnership (SMP) will begin its 29th year as an educational leadership organization with Dr. Anita Stewart McCafferty and Dr. Jeff Beaudry at the helm.
Photo of invitation for A Conversation with Angus King, George Mitchell and former Ambassador Nicholas Burns about the Iran Nuclear Agreement
U.S. Senator Angus King, former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell and former Ambassador Nicholas Burns hosted a forum at the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine to discuss the nuclear weapons limitation agreement with Iran.
Photo of Joanne Williams, interim dean of the College of Management and Human Service on the left and Tara Coste, interim executive director of graduate studies on the right
University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings has appointed Joanne Williams interim dean of the College of Management and Human Service and Tara Coste interim executive director of graduate studies.
Photo of Kate Beever '07 during an interview with MPBN
University of Southern Maine School of Music alumna Kate Beever '07 was featured by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) for her strides in the field of creative arts therapy.
George Shaler, the Maine Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) Director at the Muskie School of Public Service on the right accepts the Douglas Yearwood National Publication for Statistical/ Management Report from Stephen Haas, Board President of the Justice Research and Statistics Association at the National Forum on Criminal Justice held in Atlanta
The Maine Statistical Analysis Center, located in the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, was recognized by the Justice Research and Statistics Association for one of its most recent reports at the National Forum on Criminal Justice Forum held in Atlanta.
University of Southern Maine President Cummings, Ruchira Gupta, Juhi Khatoon
The University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine School of Law and CIEE, a nonprofit cultural exchange program based in Portland, are working together to provide educational opportunities for Juhi Khatoon, a young woman from India whose mother was a victim of human trafficking.
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Campus Updates

Judy Spross
Professor Emerita Judith Spross Delivers Closing Message
Tara Coste
Tara Coste, a Leadership and Organizational Studies professor from the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College, has been named USM's Interim Executive Director of Graduate Studies.
Join us in the Women and Gender studies office to celebrate the start of a new school year! Come to learn about the Women and Gender Studies program, declare your major or minor, meet fellow students and faculty, learn about the Gender Studies Student Organization (GSSO) and hear about upcoming programs and events!
This panel discussion will examine the impact of institutional racism and cultural genocide, with an emphasis on Maine’s Tribal communities, the legacy of slavery in Maine, and the role of faith communities in combating racism today.
Photo credit: Tim Greenway    Photo title: Edward Sihler of the Maine Cyber Security Cluster in his classroom at the Portland USM campus.
Maine Cyber Security Cluster (MCSC) initiative at the University of Southern Maine gives students real-world applications. MCSC is headed up by Glenn Wilson, an associate research professor in USM's Department of Technology.
From the 2014 Fall production of "Bus Stop"
The 2015-2016 University of Southern Maine (USM) Department of Theatre season offers a wide array of extraordinary entertainment, including an extra dark Irish comedy, a classic American drama, a heady musical satire, a droll tragedy, and an exciting special event featuring ballroom dance.
Summer ESL students ride the Casco Bay Lines ferry to Peaks Island
The USM Summer ESOL Listening and Speaking class enjoyed several fun excursions.
Student at work in a USM science laboratory.
Visit our updated page for our second student feature: Rokaia M., a local resident originally from Iraq, answers your questions!
Irish documentary film-maker Maurice Fitzpatrick will be conducting lectures and workshops at USM, St. Joseph’s College, and Bates College on September 8, 9 and 10. These lectures and workshops are free and open to the public. Entitled “Representing the Irish Troubles on Screen,” Mr. Fitzpatrick will draw on documentary films he has made for BBC about Northern Ireland and from his work in progress “John Hume in America.”
The Professional Staff Senate is always open to your feedback, suggestions and comments. Feel free to call or email any Professional Staff Senate member with questions or concerns at any time.
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USM Events

August 30, 2015
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Brooks Student Center
August 30, 2015
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Basement of Anderson Hall, Downhill Entrance, Gorham Campus
August 30, 2015
10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Pier location TBD
August 30, 2015
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Hodgdon Field
August 30, 2015
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Hodgdon Field
August 30, 2015
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Rooftop of the Portland Parking Garage
August 31, 2015
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
August 31, 2015
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Portland and Gorham Campuses
August 31, 2015
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Portland and Gorham Campuses
August 31, 2015
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