USM offers First Responder-Essential Worker Scholarship to new and returning students
The new First Responder-Essential Worker Scholarship will be offered to 50 incoming and returning USM students who have been serving in first-responder roles or providing front-line critical services during the pandemic.
USM historian invites public to contribute to online archive of COVID-19 signs
Some of the fleeting Maine images of COVID-19 — of light-up marquees, lawn signs and storefront warnings — are being collected in an online archive by the University of Southern Maine. The crowd-sourced archive, titled “Signs of the Times: Documenting Covid-19 Signs in Southern Maine,” currently consists of about 200 photos. But creator Libby Bischof, a history professor and the executive director of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine, thinks many more signs are out there.
USM partners with community to help small businesses navigate COVID-19
The University of Southern Maine is working to support community efforts to help small business owners navigate many of COVID-19’s challenges — from advising small business owners on how to apply for aid money to helping them navigate today’s quickly changing rules and regulations. And the help is free.
Karam '21 recounts his bout with COVID-19
Now hale and hearty, the rising senior information technology major says he feared for his life while coping with the disease he contracted at work.
USM hosting course and webinar series on COVID-19
The course and webinar series — which is free to the public — will feature online lectures delivered by University of Maine System experts in the fields of public health, policy, law, and business. Two special guests — Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Dora Mills, Chief Health Improvement Officer at MaineHealth — will kick off the lectures on June 1.
Responding to the Pandemic, USM Increases Families' Access to Financial Aid
Jared Cash says USM has extended its deadline to apply for financial aid to June 30, 2020, and is also offering a new Welcome Home Scholarship of up to $2,000 to Maine students attending out-of-state colleges who transfer to USM to be closer to home during the pandemic.
USM Bachelor of Social Work Students Find Purposeful Work Amid the Pandemic
USM senior bachelor of social work majors Kahla Jusell and Summer Becker set aside concerns for their own well-being during the pandemic to provide direct service to people experiencing homelessness.