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Replay: 'The USM Update,' September 4, 2017

The USM Update September 2017

On the September episode of “The USM Update,” the first of the 2017-2018 academic year, University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about corporate partnerships and community engagement at USM, the upcoming 2017 Convocation theme, “Race and Participatory Democracy,” and exciting study abroad opportunities for students in USM’s Honors Program in Iceland. Watch the full show.

Ainsley Wallace, USM’s vice president of corporate engagement, joins the program with Steve Amendo, director of marketing and communications for Martin’s Point Health Care, to discuss corporate partnerships between USM and Martin's Point, a partnership that has spawned several student internships. Plus, Vitaliy Popov, a USM sophomore, discusses his experience working for Martin’s Point. Watch the segment.

Cummings also welcomes Maine Law Dean Danielle Conway and a host of other figures to talk about the university's upcoming Convocation, "Race and Participatory Democracy,” which will kick off a year-long series of events around the theme beginning Sept. 29. Watch Ashley Collins, director of prior learning at USM, and USM veteran students Omar Andrews and Stephen White, join to talk about the importance of the Convocation theme. See the discussion.

Rounding out the episode is a discussion with Dr. Rebecca Nisetich, director of Honors at USM, and Honors student Ben Currie, about the Honors Study Abroad Program’s summer spent in Iceland, which provided some USM students their first overseas trip. View the piece, and be sure to check out the USM Honors Abroad website, updated from Iceland during the trip.

"The USM Update" is a monthly, half-hour program covering all things USM. New episodes air on the first Monday of each month at 8:30 p.m. on the Portland-based Community Television Network (CTN) on channel 5.

"The USM Update" is produced by the USM Office of Public Affairs in partnership with CTN.

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