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L to R: Collin Sage of Limerick; Patrick Doherty of Biddeford; Cody Poland of Cu
Eight Maine high school graduates have been accepted into the new Pioneers Program at USM, the state’s first collegiate honors program for students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. Recently they participated in a weeklong orientation.
President Selma Botman
Read "Selma Botman: University law school where great lawyers get their start" in the June 27 Portland Press Herald.
Nancy Artz of Cumberland, professor of business administration in USM’s School of Business, has been named the new director of the University of Southern Maine’s Honors Program.
Dahlia D. Lynn of Gorham has been recommended to serve as the University of Southern Maine’s interim associate provost for academic affairs, pending approval by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees at its meeting on July 18.
The former director of marketing communications for an educational publishing company noted for development of instructional tools customized to the needs of individual students has been named the University of Southern Maine’s new director of marketing and brand management.
Howard M. Solomon and Rabbi Harry Sky
Howard M. Solomon will receive the 2011 Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine Catalyst for Change Award next October, joining past recipients Rabbi Harry Sky, Dale McCormick, Sallie Chandler, and Allen Sockabasin.
The USM LGBT Collection annual open house is slated for June 15. Stop by from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Call in or visit WMPG to contribute to its mini Power Up drive on Tuesday and Wednesday June 14 & 15. A BBQ and yard sale will take place at the station from noon to 5 on Tuesday, June 14.
University of Southern Maine students were honored at the 2011 Student Involvement Recognition Gala for their leadership and support of fellow students.
The talents of USM students were well represented at the 2011 “Film Chowdah,” otherwise known as the Maine College Film Festival.

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