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Several faculty members from the University of Southern Maine community have recently penned new publications, earning praise and acclaim from peers and the community.
Flynn Ross, who leads USM's Extended Teacher Education Program, is advocating for more training and higher pay for Maine's school teachers. In a Bangor Daily News article published on March 15, Ross described her belief in the need for new professionals to take the place of a graying population of teachers and the need to pay them more money.
A "MarketWatch" story on the City of Portland's influx of higher income workers and their gentrification of neighborhoods included comments from Ryan Wallace, the project director for the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at USM's Muskie School of Public Service.
"The mural will be installed the week of March 21 on the historic, 1892 building housing Amato's at the corner of Main and South streets," wrote reporter Robert Lowell. "The Gorham mural is being developed on three permanent sign panels with acrylic, outdoor paints that cost $652. An exterior varnish will protect the mural from the elements after it is mounted."
University of Southern Maine senior Peyton Dostie set two school records Friday en route to winning the pentathlon during the first day of competition at the 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships held at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.
The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has approved tenure for four USM faculty members: Kelly Hrenko Ph.D., Yuseung Kim Ph.D, Alexander Lapidus Ph.D. and Peter J. Woodruff Ph.D.
The University of Maine system and Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) have formally announced the the College Success Program.
Public Radio International’s show "The World" interviewed USM student Fatuma Ali as part of its examination of African immigrants’ adjustment to American culture, focusing on how well they are integrating into society in Lewiston, Maine.
Once events start spinning out of control for Jimmy Harper -- when he betrays his best girl, his parents, his church and even the local Five and Dime -- "Reefer Madness" turns darkly silly. But for actor Eric Berry-Sandelin, who inhabits Jimmy in the musical's Maine premiere at USM's Russell Hall, it's as serious as Chekhov.
The University of Southern Maine's Tourism and Hospitality Program was recognized by the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) as its 2016 Member of the Year for Leadership and Education.