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Photo of USM History alumnus Sam Dexter '16 playing shortstop for the USM Baseball team
Dexter, a 2016 graduate with a degree in History, is the first USM player to be drafted since the Cincinnati Reds picked Chris Burleson in the 36th round in 2009, and the 12th USM player to be drafted since 1987.
USM’s production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ receives a rave theatre review from the Press Herald saying that it handled "emotional undercurrents with ease," and USM sophomore Brittany Burke, acting as Honey, “definitely stood out in her smaller role.”
Photo of Engineering student Alyssa Chaplin presenting on her geothermal study of Gorham Middle School at USM Thinking Matters 2016
In the piece, Laplante Evans shares how the Department of Engineering partners with area schools to develop service learning projects to not only better prepare students with hands-on learning opportunities but to serve the needs of the community.
Provost Jeannine Diddle Uzzi
When Jeannine Diddle Uzzi talks about her first year as the University of Southern Maine's senior academic administrator — and her newly permanent title of "provost" — she speaks of "faith," "hope" and "inspiration."
USM's Into the Mud Challenge
USM’s Into the Mud Challenge was featured by WMTW news -- they interviewed student coordinator Clyde Mitchell live. The mud-filled obstacle course was designed, organized and promoted by the USM Sports Management students.
photo of Leadership Studies student Kat McKay being interviewed on WMTW TV
Considering the fact Kat McKay is balancing a family with two young boys, a full time job and a return to college, softball head coach Sarah Jamo sees her as a role model for the other student-athletes.
Student wearing HoloLens in USM's Ci2 studio
USM's Ci2 Studio (Creative Intelligence + Innovation + Collaboration) is proud to announce that they are not only the first Maine school, but are in the first wave of developers nationwide to receive a developer license for Microsoft's augmented reality headset, the HoloLens.
Photos of two historic Maine postcards provided by the Maine Postcard project
Called a "postcard Johnny Appleseed," by author Brian Kevin, Bischof travels across the state to hand out homemade postcards, complete with stamp, encouraging others to "send more mail"
Karen Hart
President Glenn Cummings honored 108 USM staffers who reached milestone anniversaries, including one person who marked her 45th anniversary with the university.
The New York Times recently featured comments by Susan Noyes, an assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, in a story on earning a Ph.D. later in life.


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