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Press Herald highlights surging enrollment at USM
The Portland Press Herald highlighted rising enrollment numbers at USM in a May 4 story. So far, enrollment for fall 2016 increased by 10 percent and out-of-state students jumped 28 percent, wrote reporter Joe Lawlor.
540 hours of community service completed at 7th annual Husky Day of Service
179 USM volunteers donated around a total of 540 hours of their time to 18 community organizations on USM's annual day of giving back.
USM students helping local children learn about environmental science
Longfellow Elementary School fifth-grader Rachel Martin dipped her hand into a net and squealed, "I touched a bug!" A few moments later, she gazed at her wriggling catch, swimming among the dozens captured in Portland's Capisic Brook. The centimeter-long amphipods are a sign that the water quality is poor, explained Renee Dugal, a University of Southern Maine environmental science major.
USM 2016 Commencement features speaker George Mitchell, student speaker Melissa Bell and honorary degree recipient Meredith H. Jones
On Saturday, May 14, approximately 950 undergraduate and graduate students will gather for USM's 136th Commencement ceremony, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Former Senator George Mitchell will deliver the keynote address.
Lobster buoys/flags painted by USM and area students installed on Portland campus and at the Portland Jetport
Public artwork created by USM and area students to resemble the flags of their birth countries are now on display inside USM's Alumni Skywalk and in the Portland Jetport. The artwork has been crafted since February, under the direction of artist Natasha Mayers, who served as USM's artist in residence.
Media studies students to present service learning showcase on April 28
Graduating seniors from USM's Media Studies Program will be presenting a showcase of their projects local non-profit groups on Thursday, April 28. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Talbot Auditorium in the Portland Campus' Luther Bonney Hall.
USM's School of Music's performance of "The Coronation of Poppea" reviewed by the Press Herald
The opera follows tradition at the time, and includes two countertenors (one of whom plays a woman) and a soprano (who plays a man), among the colorful characters portrayed.
Melissa Bell selected to be the featured student speaker at USM's 2016 Commencement
Melissa Bell, a graduating student in Economics and English will be the featured student speaker at USM's 2016 Commencement. Bell is a highly engaged student in activities ranging from competitive sports to educating schoolchildren to being a passionate advocate for economic justice and women’s leadership.
Muskie legacy remembered by Sen. Angus King and environmental leaders on Earth Day 2016
On April 22nd — on the 46th anniversary of the first Earth Day — environmental leaders including Maine Sen. Angus King praised the clean air and water legacy left by the late Edmund Muskie.
Entry Year Experience Program empowers USM students as they adjust to the ambiguity of college learning
In USM's innovative Entry Year Experience (EYE) program, students learn problem solving skills and are prepared to read, write and think critically at a college level, all while being empowered to engage in their community.