USM News

USM student with a student from Longfellow Elementary School
Longfellow Elementary School fifth-grader Rachel Martin dipped her hand into a net and squealed, "I touched a bug!" A few moments later, she gazed at her wriggling catch, swimming among the dozens captured in Portland's Capisic Brook. The centimeter-long amphipods are a sign that the water quality is poor, explained Renee Dugal, a University of Southern Maine environmental science major.
Commencement photo - 2015
On Saturday, May 14, approximately 950 undergraduate and graduate students will gather for USM's 136th Commencement ceremony, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Former Senator George Mitchell will deliver the keynote address.
Buoys at the USM Alumni Skwalk
Public artwork created by USM and area students to resemble the flags of their birth countries are now on display inside USM's Alumni Skywalk and in the Portland Jetport. The artwork has been crafted since February, under the direction of artist Natasha Mayers, who served as USM's artist in residence.
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USM Multicultural Graduation Ceremony - 2014
Several ceremonies are taking place prior to USM's 2016 Commencement, including the Multicultural Graduation Ceremony on May 3, the Lavender Graduation Ceremony on May 4, the Veterans Graduation Recognition Ceremony on May 5, and the Nurse Pinning Ceremony on May 13.
Students in Professor Karen Wilson's Wetlands Ecology class partnered with Longfellow Elementary School 5th grade teacher, Richard Johnson, to teach local children about environmental science.
ESP's Wetlands Ecology students spend a Friday morning exploring a local wetland with 5th graders from Portland's Longfellow School.
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USM Events

May 3, 2016

7:45 AM to 11:00 PM
5th floor Glickman Family Library
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
USM LAC Atrium Art Gallery
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
LAC Campus - room 285
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, 314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center - Portland Campus
May 4, 2016
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center - Portland Campus
May 4, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, 314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME
May 4, 2016
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center - Portland Campus
May 4, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 4, 2016
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

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