The USM Update is a new, half-hour program covering all things University of Southern Maine (USM). In this video excerpt, learn more about our Sport Management major and catch up with alumnus Kyle Raynor who shares his experience working for the Boston Red Sox.
USM's Upward Bound program reaches 127 area high schoolers, beginning in their sophomore year to help them develop the skills they need to get into and succeed in college. They'll learn about the SATs, financial aid, get detailed classroom work, and more.
USM's Gateway to Opportunity program helped 22 local high school students develop new skills. Two groups of students spent three weeks on campus learning filmmaking basics from students and faculty of the Communication and Media Studies program.
In a first-time exchange program with USM and Icelandic students alike discuss what they learned in their host countries. During The Samstarf Project, students worked for two months in their host school's graduate public health program.
ALERT: Gorham/South St. traffic delay - Mon. 10/3- Fri. 10/7
Due to the tanker accident/oil spill last week, South Street in Gorham will be closed around the rotary, and traffic will be detoured to Day Road, then to Bracket Road.
There are heavy delays expected, and that will most likely affect the bus routes. We will do our best to route the shuttles to the least impacted routes between the Gorham and Portland campuses, but please plan accordingly.
USM hosting series of events on Maine's role in the Arctic region
USM is hosting numerous events this fall 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 on Oct. 4 to 6).
University of Southern Maine listed among nation’s top schools for adult learners
The nonprofit magazine Washington Monthly has named USM as one of the top four-year schools in the country for adult learners. It's ranking — the first of its kind aimed at students age 25 and over — lists USM at #38.
On the first episode of "The USM Update," 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.
USM President Glenn Cummings kicks off 2016-2017 year with optimism and initiatives
President Cummings began his second year as the University of Southern Maine's president with a flurry of announcements including climbing enrollment, a new signed agreement with Iceland's Reykjavik University and a $500,000 gift to provide scholarships for nursing students.
USM and SMCC strengthen partnership with new agreements, including a streamlined transfer process
Highlighting a series of new initiatives is Connected Pathways, which will allow Southern Maine Community College students in selected programs to seamlessly transfer to USM after receiving their associate degrees.