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Peter Webster and Helen Heel

USM School of Music presents first Distinguished Alumni Award

In October 2018 the USM School of Music and the USM Alumni Association presented first Distinguished Alumni Award.
Alaina Marie Harris courtesy Maine Women's Magazine

Finish your holiday shopping at these alumni-owned businesses

We've compiled a list of businesses owned and/or operated by USM alumni to help guide your local shopping this holiday season.
Daniel Barton, Promise Coordinator

USM Welcomes Daniel Barton, Promise Scholar Coordinator

USM welcomes Daniel Barton as the inaugural Promise Scholar Coordinator. Daniel brings extensive experience to his role, most recently as a student advisor at USM. He will manage all aspects of USM's new program, which includes enhanced academic and personal advising as well as collaboration with youth development partner organizations.
25k Poland Spring gift to USM Environmental Studies program

Student “Smart Forest” watershed research project awarded $25k grant from Poland Spring

A $25,000 grant was recently awarded from Poland Spring to help fund internships and assistantships for ESP students working on building a network of environmental monitoring sensors located throughout USM's "Smart Forest." The sensors will provide researchers with better insight regarding the impacts of climate change and land use on small forests and mini watersheds.
USM Women in Leadership panel

USM Women in Leadership event explores dealing with your whole self in messed-up times

This past Friday morning, just three days after the tumultuous midterm elections, 90+ attendees took a deep breath and asked themselves: how do we stay sane, safe and healthy during these messed up times? Three amazing women on the panel offerered guidance, coping skills, and insights gleaned from their personal experience.
USM President Glenn Cummings

Maine North Atlantic Institute at USM hopes to position Maine at center of the trade region’s growing economy

The University of Southern Maine unveiled plans Nov. 1 for the newly formed Maine North Atlantic Institute to forge greater business, educational and social connections between Maine and countries throughout the North Atlantic. The institute will bring together dozens of on-going projects in which USM students and faculty are working with schools such as Reykjavik University in Iceland and the University of Tromso in Norway, and businesses such as Whole Oceans.
USM update filming November 2018

Replay: 'The USM Update,' November 2018

The new episode of "The USM Update" discusses our focus on workforce development ahead of a $49 million bond package, Question 4, going before Maine voters Nov. 6. If approved, Q4 will fund program and infrastructure improvements at USM and the entire university system. On this episode: making the liberal arts work for Maine; USM enrollment numbers on the rise; and amazing news for USM and the North Atlantic.

USM receives $1 Million Gift to Launch Center for Digital Science and Innovation

The gift from Michael E. Dubyak will address Maine’s critical workforce needs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM,) starting with a new STEM program next summer.
USM Homecoming

Hundreds of alumni, students and friends celebrate USM Homecoming and Family Weekend

The University of Southern Maine 2018 Homecoming and Family Weekend was a huge hit with hundreds of students, alumni, families and friends attending over 20 events throughout the weekend.
Students studying in ELE 172

Statewide support for Question 4

There has been statewide support for Question 4 on the Nov. 6 ballot, from business and health care leaders to residents and more. The bond, if approved, will invest $49 million in the University of Maine System to fund workforce development and infrastructure improvements.