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What you need to know about upcoming Bond Question 4

If approved by voters on Nov. 6, Question 4 will invest a historic $49 million into Maine's public universities, including USM, to fund workforce development initiatives in nursing, engineering, computer science and more.
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Chris Matthews of TV's 'Hardball' talks about Kennedy biography at USM

Chris Matthews, the longtime host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” talked about new books, old jobs and today’s bitter partisan divide during an hour-long conversation arranged by USM’s Muskie School of Public Policy.
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USM Corporate Partners panel explores “Why Diversity is Good For Business”

Join the University of Southern Maine Corporate Partners on Tuesday, October 16, 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., for a panel exploring “Why Diversity is Good For Business,” at the Abromson Community Education Center, 2nd Floor, on the Portland Campus.
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Becoming a nurse: learning trust, teamwork and empathy

After 16 years in information technology, Jon White enrolled in the USM School of Nursing. He completed the school’s accelerated program — which takes only 15 months to educate, immerse and shape people prior with bachelor’s degrees into nurses — and went to work.
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Engineering the future of medicine: Seth Percy '19

Seth Percy isn't just an electrical engineer. With a concentration in computer engineering, the 25-year-old from Bath is looking to make a difference in the field of medicine — through robotic intervention.
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Promises kept and dreams fulfilled through education - USM Promise Scholars

Financial entrepreneur Shirl Penney visited USM to not only relate how his education and his mentors helped him to break the cycle of poverty, but he spent some time meeting with the inaugural class of the University of Southern Maine's Promise Scholars, a group of 19 young people from Maine who were selected for their leadership potential, ability and willingness to give it back to the world.

USM's School of Nursing tackling workforce challenge

The USM School of Nursing produces more nursing degree graduates than any other school in Maine. Of the roughly 500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, more than 350 work in area hospitals.
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Hardball’s Chris Matthews to discuss his new book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit, at USM on Oct. 12

Chris Matthews, known best for his show Hardball on MSNBC, and author of a new book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit, will speak at Hannaford Hall on Friday, October 12 with USM President Glenn Cummings about the book and more.
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USM Homecoming and Family Weekend welcomes alumni, students and families for a weekend of events for everyone

The University of Southern Maine celebrates Homecoming & Family Weekend in Portland and Gorham on Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14.
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USM, UMaine System address state-wide nursing workforce crisis

The University of Maine system, and USM, are responding to a state-wide nursing workforce shortage with a plan to double nursing enrollment, expand nursing programs into high-need communities, and provide free nursing education for students with greatest financial need.