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The University of Southern Maine is working with a growing list of partners in the community to ease barriers for people with limited means to access high quality comprehensive dental health care.
Karen Wilson, an associate research professor at USM
A discussion about the future of Highland Lake drew public comments by both a USM faculty member and a student. The lake — which borders on Westbrook, Windham and Falmouth — has been clouded with a bloom.
NPR’s Tom Ashbrook
NPR’s Tom Ashbrook and “On Point” will record a show at USM on August 3. Guests will include Dick Barringer, Professor emeritus at the Muskie School of Public Service, and USM Alumna Heather Sanborn, a Maine legislator from Portland and co-owner of Rising Tide Brewing Company.
President Glenn Cummings
Even as the student debt crisis deepens nationally, the average student debt at USM is declining, President Glenn Cummings said in an opinion article published July 23rd in the Portland Press Herald. New initiatives — including increased scholarship funding, money for transfer students and need-based grants — are helping students attend and graduate, he said.
Winston-Salem Dash photo
Sam Dexter '16, who was a standout shortstop with the USM Huskies, inched a little closer to baseball's major leagues. The Chicago White Sox draftee from Oakland, Maine was promoted to Winston-Salem Dash, the organization's high Single-A team.
USM Students studying in the library
The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2017 Spring Semester Dean's List!
Organist Christopher Pelonzi, who is enrolled in a graduate program for choral conducting, will perform July 26 at Lewiston’s grand Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
Image from press conference
The Harold Alfond Foundation has announced a $7.5 million challenge grant to the University of Maine System to support the Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies. The grant represents the largest private gift to a multi-campus effort in the University System's history.
USM Political Science Professor Ronald Schmidt told WCSH-TV that social media is an effective way for Maine politicians to announce campaigns. But getting early donor support is even more important. "The majority of voters aren't going to remember this week or this month when it comes time to vote in the primaries," Schmidt told the TV station following recent announcements by people planning to run for governor.
Megan Marino and Michael Mayes
On July 15, the Boulder Daily Camera featured USM alumna Megan Marino ‘05 and her husband, Michael Mayes, baritone—both internationally touring opera singers who reside in Lyons, Colorado.
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Campus Updates

Husky student-athletes achieve academically and athletically and are recognized by the Little East Conference.
Book: Transforming Our Practices
Art Education Faculty, Kelly Hrenko, recently published the chapter: Decolonizing Vacationland as part of the book: Transforming Our Practices: Indigenous Art, Pedagogies, and Philosophies, edited by Christine Ballengee Morris and Kryssi Staikidis, published by National Art Education Association.
Special testing packages available for breweries attending the Summer Session!
students
A new USM course for people interested in teaching — especially people of color with an interest in Portland schools — was spotlighted by the Portland Press Herald.
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A new USM course for people interested in teaching — especially people of color with an interest in Portland schools — was spotlighted by the Portland Press Herald.
Career & Technical Education
Career Technical Education- MEPRI Research Cited in Educate Maine Policy Brief
Maine's Learning Technology Initiative MEPRI Researchers Cited on Maine Public
USM Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) will offer limited services during the upcoming summer term from May 15th, 2017 until August 28th, 2017.
Fall 2017 move in dates: New students move in Friday, August 25, 2017. Please check your assignment letter when you receive it this summer, which will list your move in time based on your building assignment. Times are: 9am - Upton, Woodward, Philippi 10am - Robie, Anderson 11am - Hastings, Andrews, Upperclass Students returning to USM move in Sunday, August 27 between 8am and noon. Returners do not have a specific hour slot, just the four hour move in time frame.
Huskies' softball star and Academic All-American Mary Caron is a nominee for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. She is one of 543 nominees across NCAA Division I, II and III institutions.
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USM Events

July 27, 2017
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland
July 27, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 28, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland
July 28, 2017
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 28, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 28, 2017
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 29, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland
July 29, 2017
2:00 PM
McCormack Performing Arts Center, 41 Morrill Ave., Gorham
July 29, 2017
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 31, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus