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FutureCast President Jeff Fromm, a nationally known marketing consultant who specializes in reaching millennials, will be featured as USM Corporate Partners hold their 2016-2017 Season Kickoff Breakfast. The event is scheduled for Sept. 14 at 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at USM's Hannaford Hall. The venue is located at 88 Bedford Street, inside the Abromson Community Education Center on USM's Portland Campus.
The USM School of Music has announced its fall calendar including a full slate of performances featuring chorales and ensembles, a musical, bands and a bash.
The nonprofit magazine Washington Monthly has named the University of Southern Maine as one of the top four-year schools in the country for adult learners. Its ranking — the first of its kind aimed at students age 25 an over — lists USM at #38. No other Maine school made the list.
The University of Southern Maine's mechanical engineering program has earned the seal of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
USM's work to give chemistry students real world experience as analysts and chemical testers for Maine's growing beer industry is once again earning attention. The program was recently featured in the Portland Press Herald and on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."
Glenn Cummings began his second year as the University of Southern Maine's president with a flurry of announcements including climbing enrollment, a new signed agreement with Iceland's Reykjavik University and a $500,000 gift to provide scholarships for nursing students. The announcements headlined USM's annual Opening Breakfast Thursday on the Gorham Campus with more than 500 of the school's faculty and staff.
New interim Dean of Students David McKenzie returns to his hometown of Portland in taking on this new role. He brings nearly twenty-five years as a higher education professional at the community college, comprehensive and research university level, including most recently at the California State University system.
Recently named one of "50 Mainers charting the state's future" by Maine Magazine, Reza Jalali, USM Multicultural Student Affairs coordinator, was interviewed by Maine Public Broadcasting about his work, including the history of Muslims in the United States, and in particular, Maine.
The summertime "Gateway to Opportunity" program gathered 22 high schoolers from Portland. During their eight weeks together, and working with USM students, faculty and staff, the groups of rising juniors and seniors were encouraged to find stories in their own neighborhoods and organizations.
USM’s Southworth Planetarium manager, Edward Gleason was featured by on MPBN’s Maine calling discussing the latest news from inside our galaxy and beyond.