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The annual Maine Patient Safety Academy -- a University of Southern Maine-led event to help workers in Maine hospitals, nursing homes and physician practices keep their patients safe -- honored three exceptional workers with the 2016 Rising Tide Awards.
This September and October, the University of Southern Maine is hosting numerous events relating to Maine's growing engagement in the Arctic region and surrounding the U.S. State Department's selection of Portland as host for the Senior Arctic Officials Meeting of the Arctic Council (being held Oct. 4 to 6). These events, being held at each of USM's campuses aim to educate and enlighten.
The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre is announcing its 2016-2017 season, a collection of five productions ranging in style and content from the lyricism of Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" and the whimsy of Julia Cho's "The Language Archive" to the power of "Dance USM" and the wit of the Shakespeare-based opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor." The season will conclude with a special theatre, music and visual art collaboration, "Molded By the Flow," that will hold opening nights in both Lewiston and Gorham.
Nancy Griffin, Vice President for Enrollment Management, discusses some of the university's successes over the last calendar year, catch up with a graduate of the Sport Management program who is thriving in the big leagues, plus the sights and sounds of Welcome Weekend 2016.
Dramatic stories of a 1971 strike at a northern Maine paper mill — collected by USM professor Michael Hillard — serve as the centerpiece to a radio documentary titled, "Madawaska Rebellion." The hour-long program aired on Maine Public Radio on Labor Day.
"The USM Update", a monthly, half-hour program covering all things USM, will air on the first Monday of every month at 8:30 p.m. on CTN.
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.