New Horizons: How our alum shifted careers after 16 years
Jon White '13 transformed from an IT analyst to an intensive care nurse in just 15 months through our Accelerated BS in Nursing program. Along the way to earning a career-changing degree, he gained clinical experience in Maine’s renowned healthcare facilities.
$2.5 million grant supports student internships in local schools
More than 80 of our art and education students have interned in local schools since the University partnered with Portland-based nonprofit Side x Side four years ago. With the support of a national grant, our students are bringing art to the forefront, implementing hands-on art activities to teach K–12 students history, math, and writing.
You can provide our students the power to change their lives. Every gift to the University of Southern Maine, large or small, makes a difference. Help us reach our year-end goal of $50,000 by December 31 and show our students you believe in their potential.
David Lovejoy '10 won "Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program" for his work on the TV show Life Below Zero, which is set in wilderness Alaska. What does he credit for preparing him for the challenging job? His experience as a Maine outdoorsman and our Media Studies program.
As workforce demands increase, our School of Nursing is set to expand
Our School of Nursing produces more nursing degree graduates than any other school in Maine. But, due to a retiring workforce, the state will soon face a shortage of nurses. The University of Maine System is responding with a plan to double nursing enrollment across campuses. An essential part of the plan? An increase in our nursing faculty and an expanded Simulation Center.
Go beyond the campus tour — meet our faculty, learn about our academic programs, our deep community engagement, and why our university remains an affordable option. Why? Because there’s no better way to choose a university than by meeting the people who will help you earn your degree.
Winter weather information, policy for USM closing and delays
We encourage all members of the USM community to sign up for USM alerts to receive real-time information should USM be closed or delayed due to a winter weather event. Please also review USM's policy for Weather Delays and Cancellations (with links to the METRO bus service) with information on how closings/delays are decided, and what steps to take if they are made.
USM announces Maine North Atlantic Institute, plans further Arctic partnerships
USM has unveiled plans for a new Maine North Atlantic Institute to forge greater business, educational and social connections between Maine and countries throughout the North Atlantic, and to encourage workforce partnerships across the North Atlantic.
USM receives $1 Million gift to launch Center for Digital Science and Innovation
The gift from Michael E. Dubyak, current Chair and former President and CEO of WEX, will address Maine’s critical workforce needs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) starting with a new STEM program next summer.
In the new episode of "The USM Update," the last of 2018, USM President Glenn Cummings thanks voters for their historic passage of Question 4 on the November ballot; speaks with two of the newest leading ladies in the university's renowned School of Music; discusses a new opportunity in aquaculture; and sends his greetings for a happy holiday season. We will return in February 2019!
USM, UMaine System address state-wide nursing workforce crisis
The University of Maine system, and USM, are responding to a state-wide nursing workforce shortage with a plan to double nursing enrollment, expand nursing programs into high-need communities, and provide free nursing education for students with greatest financial need — funded in part by a $12 million investment as part of the University Workforce Bond.