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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.

2016 Career Fair proves a success for USM students

2016 Career Fair proves a success for USM students, hear more about it from an engineering seniors perspective! Students and employers had an beneficial opportunity to meet in an informal setting and discuss potential employment and career possibilities at our annual job fair.

USM announces $1 million in gifts and funding for students to study abroad in Iceland

USM President Glenn Cummings announced plans March 3 to offer all incoming USM Honors students the opportunity to study in Iceland.

George Mitchell to deliver 2016 Commencement Address at USM

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce that former Maine Senator George Mitchell will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

USM presents the Maine premiere of 'REEFER MADNESS' March 11-20

Lust! Paranoia! Murder! Marijuana! Lock up your children... and your spouse --- REEFER MADNESS has descended upon us and this buzzworthy show will leave you with an emotional high!