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Joe McLaughlin and Dorice Timko
Despite hundreds of years of hostility and neglect towards Maine's First Nation people, a pair of USM graduate students find reason for hope and healing.
Photo of USM Students (left to right) Ashley Rose, John Jackson and Ashley Caterina with their awards from the 2016  Student Involvement Recognition Gala
At the recent University of Southern Maine Student Involvement Recognition Gala, students, faculty, and staff received annual Student Leadership Awards for their various contributions to USM and the surrounding communities.
Reza Jalali
Forecaster coverage of a Portland vigil to remember victims of the Orlando shooting included comments by USM’s Reza Jalali.
John Gale
John Gale, a research associate from USM's Muskie School of Public Service, believes rural communities struggling with opioid addiction can learn from each other, whether they are in Maine, India or Afghanistan.
Photo of USM History alumnus Sam Dexter '16 playing shortstop for the USM Baseball team
Dexter, who studied History, is the first USM player to be drafted since the Cincinnati Reds picked Chris Burleson in the 36th round in 2009, and the 12th USM player to be drafted since 1987.
USM’s production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ receives a rave theatre review from the Press Herald saying that it handled "emotional undercurrents with ease," and USM sophomore Brittany Burke, acting as Honey, “definitely stood out in her smaller role.”
Photo of Engineering student Alyssa Chaplin presenting on her geothermal study of Gorham Middle School at USM Thinking Matters 2016
In the piece, Laplante Evans shares how the Department of Engineering partners with area schools to develop service learning projects to not only better prepare students with hands-on learning opportunities but to serve the needs of the community.
Provost Jeannine Diddle Uzzi
When Jeannine Diddle Uzzi talks about her first year as the University of Southern Maine's senior academic administrator — and her newly permanent title of "provost" — she speaks of "faith," "hope" and "inspiration."
USM's Into the Mud Challenge
USM’s Into the Mud Challenge was featured by WMTW news -- they interviewed student coordinator Clyde Mitchell live. The mud-filled obstacle course was designed, organized and promoted by the USM Sports Management students.
photo of Leadership Studies student Kat McKay being interviewed on WMTW TV
Considering the fact Kat McKay is balancing a family with two young boys, a full time job and a return to college, softball head coach Sarah Jamo sees her as a role model for the other student-athletes.
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Campus Updates

The Facilities Management Department is eager to share that our web link for customer work requests is active and ready for use!
Stephen Crowley, a Maine native and current Amazon employee, is coming to the Ci2 to speak and help students with anything user experience (UX) related.
USM Libraries and Maine Museum of Photographic Arts present: Barbara Goodbody: 30 Years of Photography. Exhibit June 13, 2016 - September 15, 2016. Opening Reception and Book Signing Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. University of Southern Maine, 5th floor Glickman Family Library, Portland Campus
Robie Andrews Hall
New residents move in Saturday, August 27. Returning residents move in Sunday, August 28. Move in times vary according to hall. Please check your assignment letter when you receive it this summer, which will list your move in time.
For University of Southern Maine standout shortstop Sam Dexter, the waiting game to see if he would be drafted is over as the Chicago White Sox selected the two-time NCAA Division III All-American in the 23rd round of the annual Major League Baseball (MLB) draft. Dexter, who studied History, is the first USM player to be drafted since the Cincinnati Reds picked Chris Burleson in the 36th round in 2009, and the 12th USM player to be drafted since 1987.
STEM Education
Michael Preble, the Project Coordinator at the Ci2, recently received a prestigious STEM Educator Award from the Perloff Family Foundation.
Please join us for the final Classified Staff Senate meeting of the year. If you've ever wondered what the Classified Staff Senate does, or how you can join, then this is the meeting for you. We have empty seats to fill and hope to vote on vacant positions in our July meeting. Come get involved and represent your community!
USM Students gain practical skills while addressing the needs of Portland-area teachers, students and schools.
photo: United Nations Office on Durgs and Crime (UNODC)
John Gale, Research Associate at the Maine Rural Health Research Center, was invited to present at a three-day meeting of the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section of the United Nation's Office on Drugs and Crime, held in Vienna, Austria the first week of June.The focus of the meeting is the development of a model program for drug prevention and treatment in rural areas. Gale's current research on rural opioids provided the context for his presentation, "The Overall Situation of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Prevention and Treatment in Rural Settings."
Husky standout wrestler Dan Del Gallo becomes the sixth USM student-athlete to earn Academic All-America Honors
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USM Events

June 25, 2016
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
June 27, 2016
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Costello Sports Complex - Ice Arena, Gorham Campus
June 27, 2016
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
June 27, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
124 Canal Street Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
June 28, 2016
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Advocates for Children (124 Canal Street, Ste A, Lewiston)
June 30, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
124 Canal Street Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
June 30, 2016
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
LAC Campus Room 185
July 1, 2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Costello Sports Complex - Ice Arena, Gorham Campus
July 1, 2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
July 1, 2016
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium