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Peyton Dostie becomes USM’s first female athlete to win NCAA national championship, earns All-American in 60-meter hurdles

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.

Trustees approve tenure and promotion for four USM faculty members

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.

President Cummings speaks at Jobs for Maine Graduates event, featured on WGME news

The University of Maine system and Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) have formally announced the the College Success Program.

PRI's ‘The World’ interviews USM nursing student Fatuma Ali discussing the transition of African immigrants to Lewiston, Maine

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.

USM student actors finding the humor of "Reefer Madness" with hard work

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.

USM Tourism and Hospitality program wins ‘Member of the Year’ award from Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau

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.

USM Announces Dean's List for the 2015 Fall Semester

The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2015 Fall Semester Dean's List.

Reaching out for mementos and memories at the Franco Collection at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College

The Franco-American Collection has earned a $10,477 Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. It's specifically dedicated to preserving the military experiences and related cultural materials of Maine's Franco-American population.

USM Art Gallery's ‘Forging Affinities’ exhibition earns positive review from Portland Press Herald

A collaborative art exhibition featuring faculty from the University of Southern Maine "pushed boundaries" and was called one of the winter's "most interesting local exhibitions" in a recent review by the Portland Press Herald.

From Kombucha to Zombies, UROP symposium highlights USM undergrads’ research

Check out highlights from this year's UROP poster symposium where 13 USM student scholars presented their project research and experiences, with topics as widely varied as developing an exoskeleton for people with disabilities, to testing arsenic in Maine’s drinking water, to the study of Kombucha fermentation.