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Portrait of Trae Blanco
"There are all of these great musical happenings in downtown Portland," said Trae Blanco, USM's Director of Bands. "I think the next step for us is to connect to this big musical scene, to be near them."
Image of parking on the Portland Campus
If you have the opportunity to take the shuttle, public transportation or carpool when coming to our Portland campus, that would be great. Please give yourself extra time, especially on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
"Anthem of the Seas" Royal Caribbean cruise ship and tour group
USM's Tourism and Hospitality program, in partnership with AAA Northern New England, is exploring new opportunities with Royal Caribbean International. Students will have the opportunity to pursue an internship with AAA, culminating in a cruise in May on the Anthem of the Seas to Bermuda.
Rob McCann portrait
To new USM student Rob McCann, life has been a long, long march. As a boots-on-the-ground Marine, he trekked across the Afghan city of Marjah, carrying rockets amid the war's single biggest offensive. As a veteran, he hiked the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, raising money in the memory of a fallen brother Marine. And he found his own peace.
“The Summer King,” by USM Professor Dan Sonenberg, premiered at the Pittsburgh Opera Company in April, 2017. (David Bachman Photography)
USM professor Dan Sonenberg’s “The Summer King” earns praise at its world premiere at the Pittsburgh Opera.
USM Huskies collecting goods for hurricane relief
The USM Department of Athletics is collecting items to donate to hurricane relief efforts in wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
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"This is really about how education lifts this group of students out of poverty," said Nancy Davis Griffin, USM's vice president for enrollment management & student affairs. "And that's what we're doing."
The USM Update September 2017
In the first episode of "The USM Update" of the academic year, USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests to talk about corporate partnerships; the upcoming Convocation theme, "Race and Participatory Democracy;" and the USM Honors Abroad program.
Husky Ruck arrival in Gorham
On Monday, September 11, 16 years since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, 30 USM veterans, students, faculty and staff particitpated in a 9.4 mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus to honor Maine's fallen heroes.
Steve Pemberton photo
Pemberton chronicled his childhood in the best-selling memoir, "A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home."
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Campus Updates

Husky women's track & field standouts earn academic honors for their outstanding achievements in the classroom.
USM Student Kahla Jusell discusses USM's 2017 Convocation theme, "Race and Participatory Democracy," and its importance to her as a Maine resident studying Race and Ethnic Studies.
The Social Justice minor will provide students with a set of courses focused on those ideas and practices directly related to the interdisciplinary field of social justice.
Kimberly Lehmann, viola and Chiharu Naruse, piano
On September 29, The opening faculty concert of the 2017-2018 in the School of Music features Kimberly Lehmann on viola and Chiharu Naruse on piano.
United Nations Logo
Interested in International Education? Want to learn about conference planning? Want to develop your leadership skills? Join the MeMUNC Leadership team!
Post Mortem Mourning Practices in 18th and 19th Century New England
USM Department of Theatre kicks-off their 2017-2018 season with a modern horror story
Retired sociology professor Rolf Diamon passed away September 16 after suffering a medical emergency while hiking with one of his sons. Before his retirement in August 2015 Rolf was an almost constant presence at 120 Bedford Street, preparing for classes, meeting with students, or working on various College or Department committees.
ROCC at Recovery Rally
September is National Recovery Month! On Sunday September 10, 2017, the Rally 4 Recovery took place at Deering Oaks Park where participants, involving some of our very own ROCC stars, spread awareness and support for recovery.
The Vietnam War
Join History Professors Beam, Bischof, and Tuchinsky for a one credit pop-up course on the film series, The Vietnam War.
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USM Events

September 25, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Woodbury Ampitheatre
September 25, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Commuter Lounge (Woodbury Campus Center)
September 25, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Recovery Oriented Campus Center- Top floor of Sullivan
September 25, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 25, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Recovery Oriented Campus Center- Top floor of Sullivan
September 25, 2017
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Recovery Oriented Community Center -Top Floor of Sullivan. Portland Campus
September 26, 2017
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
September 26, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland
September 26, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Room 204 Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus
September 26, 2017
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The ROCC - Top Floor of Sullivan Gym