We've launched the largest and most comprehensive fundraising initiative in our history. With a focus on scholarships, programs of excellence, and innovative facilities for learning and community engagement, our $46M Great University Campaign will transform the student experience at our university!
This summer, faculty from the Muskie School's Geography-Anthropology program, the School of Social Work, and our Department of Art led students on a field trip through south Greenland. The trip was a culmination of a two-year project examining the impacts of ecological change on people in both Greenland and Maine. Students visited local communities, trained in cross-disciplinary research methods, and gained a renewed passion for their education.
Marwo Sougue wants to make the world a better place. Sougue, a second-year nursing student, recently accepted the John Lewis Youth Leadership Award. After noticing the struggles of her peers — homelessness, language barriers, financial obstacles to higher education, and more — Sougue dedicated herself to helping them succeed. Her work as a peer mentor upholds Lewis’ legacy of community action and highlights her commitment to others.
L.L.Bean has announced a gift of $850,000 to support a new Career & Student Success Center as well as a scholarship for students pursuing environmental education. The student center and environmentally friendly campus quad are all part of the historic transformation of our Portland campus — the University's largest construction project ever and our most sustainable.
After weeks of renovations, Hannaford Field will be just like new for our upcoming Fall 2022 season with the addition of several noticeable upgrades. Fans will now be greeted by a giant blue and white symbol of school pride as they approach the field from the parking lot. Our athletes will also feel the difference as they play, due to a new layer of padding that will absorb the impacts players experience during games.
Symposium Aims to Reduce Barriers for Adult Students
The message is simple: When instructors meet the needs of adult students, all students benefit. USM’s annual Summer Academy of Adult Learning and Teaching (SAALT) symposium is geared toward improving teaching for adult students.
While our in-person visits and campus tours are limited, there are still many dynamic opportunities for you to learn about our thriving academic community from home. Attend an informational webinar about our university or a specific academic program, schedule a one-on-one video chat with a current student or an admissions counselor, and more. We’re excited to connect with you!
While surrounded by nearly 50 of his fellow singers from the Dr. Alfred & D. Suzi Osher School of Music, Jonas Rimkunas stood in the spot where Benny Goodman ushered in swing music, where George Gershwin debuted works and where nearly every popular performer since — from Frank Sinatra and The Beatles to Luciano Pavarotti and Lady Gaga — have performed.
Reading Workshop is a Real Page-Turner for Elementary to Grad Students
Tackling your summer book list in a college classroom rather than on a beach probably isn’t the first choice for most kids. Sympathetic teachers are doing their best to make those summer reading lessons as fun as they are educational.