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Photo of USM faculty member Adam Ayan, left, and Bob Ludwig, right, inside Gateway Mastering S

School of Music faculty member Adam Ayan featured in Press Herald for mastering work and recent 'MaineVoices Live' appearance

USM School of Music faculty member Adam Ayan along with mastering legend Bob Ludwig were profiled by the Portland Press Herald to promote their recent "MaineVoices Live" talk.
Erik Squire - 2017 Maine Policy Scholar

USM names English major Erik Squire as Maine Policy Scholar

The Maine Policy Scholars Program engages students from the University of Maine System in the public policy process. Scholarships are awarded annually to one student from each of the seven University of Maine System campuses to work with a faculty advisor and community mentor to tackle a real-life policy issue facing Maine.

USM's QC2 Lab featured at 2017 New England Craft Brew Summit

The 2017 New England Craft Brew Summit drew brewers, bankers, business lawyers and beer suppliers to the Portland campus for a full schedule of speeches and educational sessions. The university also hosted tours of its Quality Control Collaboratory. Created in partnership with the Maine Brewers' Guild, the lab provides testing, research and education to Maine breweries while also providing students with a hands-on educational experience.
Book Arts Bazaar

Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts to host 5th annual Book Arts Bazaar on April 9

On Sunday, April 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., the USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts will present its fifth annual Book Arts Bazaar in the Wishcamper Center on the Portland campus.
TSP Ruck memorial stones

USM's The Summit Project Ruck to honor Maine's fallen heroes rescheduled to September 11, 2017

On Friday, March 24, members of the University of Southern Maine community gathered at the President's House in Gorham to honor Maine's fallen heroes. The day was previously scheduled to be the second annual TSP Ruck, a 10-mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus. This year's event was canceled due to weather. Instead, participants gathered at an intimate luncheon to share the stories of the fallen and learn more about The Summit Project. Camden Ege, Air Force veteran, USM graduate student and TSP Ruck coordinator, announced that the second USM TSP Ruck is now scheduled for September 11, 2017.
USM Youth Ensembles at Merrill Auditorium

USM School of Music presents annual Spring Youth Ensembles Instrumental Concert on April 13 at Merrill Auditorium

On Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m., the USM Youth Ensembles, Portland's outstanding regional youth music performance program, will perform their annual Spring instrumental concert at Merrill Auditorium.

USM Voices: Seeking activism at USM

An undergraduate student shares her view on the opportunities to be an activist at USM.
"All for Ally" bone marrow registry drive at USM

Ten schools host bone marrow registry drives in support of Ally Little

A growing list of area colleges and universities have joined USM in holding bone marrow registry drives in hopes of finding a cure for USM’s Ally Little.
Stonecoast MFA

Prestigious graduate program nurtures writers from across the globe

In 15 years, Stonecoast MFA has built a growing reputation as one of the finest programs of its kind in the country. It's a low-residency program, meaning that students spend most of the year at their homes and workplaces, interacting one-on-one with faculty and other students by e-mail, phone and Skype. And then, every January and July, they get together in Southern Maine for intensive 10-day-long residencies.
Michael Hillard, Food Studies Program executive director

USM celebrated new Food Studies Program with well-attended launch event

On Tuesday, March 21, USM's new Food Studies Program celebrated with an official program launch event at the Glickman Family Library.