As Maine's Metropolitan University, USM is focused on engaged teaching and learning. Through its mutually beneficial partnerships with area businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies, USM provides its students an accessible and affordable opportunity for a truly transformative higher education.

USM is the birthplace for new careers; an incubator for applied research and economic development; a training ground for public service; the ultimate accessible, affordable source of life-changing college education.   USM's Office of University Relations supports this engaged approach through communications and marketing that help make internal and external audiences more aware of the programs and services offered to the community.  

News & Events

Shannon Sockalexis
Student Shannon Sockalexis figured people might feel uncomfortable with her story, bored with its history or merely walk on by. So the student artist -- acting on a suggestion by USM Art Gallery Director Carolyn Eyler -- made a comic strip. In seven panels, Sockalexis tells a tiny piece of the lies and lost resources that punctuate Penobscot history.
USM's Lorrayne Carroll introduced Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" for its Portland Ballet production at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center. Carroll, an associate professor of English at USM, spoke about the classic story before the performance. The dance was accompanied by a live orchestra, which was conducted by Professor Robert Lehman of the USM School of Music.
Sascha Deri tests out unique biofuel source for rocket launch
Sascha Deri an alum of USM Engineering plans to start an aerospace company in Maine.

USM Experts

Lynne Miller is interviewed about higher education

The Office of Public Affairs is always ready to help the media find USM faculty and staff to provide expert commentary for news stories. 

To arrange for interviews, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 207-780-4150.