WCSH-TV honored Betty Robinson, the former dean of USM's Lewiston-Auburn College, with a 2016 6 Who Care award. The award, which recognizes outstanding volunteerism in Maine, spotlighted Robinson for her work at the Tree Street Youth Center in downtown Lewiston. The center was co-founded by USM alumna Julia Sleeper.
Co-sponsored by USM's Art Department and the School of Social Work, and by Portland-based Coffee By Design, the community art project has gained attention for its inspirational attempt to bring a diverse community together.
An Auburn company's decision to spin-off a successful niche business into its own division — creating precision environments for growing medical marijuana — drew praise from Ryan Wallace, the director of the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at USM, in a news story published Oct. 16 in the Lewiston Sun Journal.
USM Libraries and Maine Museum of Photographic Arts (MMPA) present Gail Skudera's exhibit, W O V E N
October 3, 2016 - December 30, 2016, Opening Reception October 27, 6pm - 8pm, Conversation with Gail Skudera December 1, 6pm - 8pm, USM Glickman Library, Portland Campus.