The rise of aquaculture — in Maine and in our course offerings
Midcoast Maine will soon be home to Whole Oceans’ new land-based Atlantic salmon farm — adding to a growing field of aquaponic startups in the state. Looking to get your feet wet in this fast-growing industry? We’re partnering with the sustainability-focused company’s leaders to offer a new course: A Practical Guide to Aquaculture.
Huskies Abroad: Expand your worldview, earn credit & bolster your resume
The benefits continue — 97% of study abroad students find employment after graduation with starting salaries that are 25% higher than students who have not studied abroad, a recent survey found. We’ll connect you with short-term trips over school breaks, as well as summers or full semesters abroad in more than 60 countries.
Onward and Outward: Leading our College of Management and Human Service
What does it mean to be future-focused in 2018? For Dean Joanne Williams, it means placing more than 1,000 students in internships and field placements each year; offering more online education and human development courses; and focusing business courses around entrepreneurial thinking. It means meeting the changing needs of our students in a changing marketplace.
Artist-in-Residence honors the people of Malaga Island
This fall, painter, author, and illustrator Daniel Minter offered his gift of visual storytelling to the displaced community of a historical island off Maine’s coast. Reflecting themes of spirituality in the Afro-Atlantic world and the meaning of home, Minter’s exhibition and community events showcased how art serves to connect us with the past, our present-day culture, and each other.
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.
USM is the recipient of a legacy gift from Albert Howard, a longtime employee of USM Libraries and fervent collector of books. The gift, a collection of rare books — many dating back centuries — also comes with a $500,000 endowment to support the collection in perpetuity.
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.
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!