Office of the President


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"The central challenge for Maine, I believe, is revitalizing the links between the large and the small institutions. Such community building, I am convinced, is the best way for Maine to address not just the problems of an obsolete, uneconomical system of government, but also the apparently unrelated demographic and economic problems."
Theodora Kalikow photo by Jack Montgomery
"The future of this state depends on all of us harnessing our assets to fuel Maine’s future. But it is also important to pause and acknowledge those who have already influenced our state in deep and lasting ways. It’s not easy to identify 50 living Mainers who have made a difference in our state..."
Theodora Kalikow
Last time I wrote about internships, so today I’m going to tell you about my own internship experience from 50-plus years ago. Moral up front: it can be the internship from hell, and you can still learn.
Theodora Kalikow
Today, I'm going to focus on some specific purposes of education. What do employers actually want? What do businesses, industry and nonprofits need people to be able to do? Particularly here in Maine, what should we be paying attention to?
Top Ten
President Kalikow shares her top 10 favorite updates for 2012-2013.
Theo Kalikow
University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page has extended University of Southern Maine President Theo Kalikow’s appointment for an additional year. Her original, two-year appointment was scheduled to terminate on June 30, 2014.
President Kalikow's May article in the Kennebec Journal regarding changes in education.
2013 Commencement speakers
U. S. Senator Susan M. Collins was the keynote speaker at USM’s morning ceremony and President of the Bernard Osher Foundation Mary G.F. Bitterman was the keynote speaker at the afternoon ceremony. Both ceremonies were held Saturday, May 11, in the USM Field House, Gorham.
President Kalikow's latest rant, this one on Student Success, was inspired by this year's Thinking Matters.
President Kalikow participated in the third annual Into the Mud Challenge this past Sunday, April 28 which was held at the Gorham Middle School. The race is an event organized by USM students to raise money to go to the Sports Management Scholarship Fund at USM.


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