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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.
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.
"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."
Students at WWI exhibition opening
On September 7, the USM Art Department & Galleries celebrated the exhibition opening reception of "Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion" at the AREA Gallery in Portland.
Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra
The USM School of Music has announced its full lineup of performances and events for the fall semester, including the popular Faculty Concert Series, the Warren Memorial Visiting Artist Series, a collection of faculty-led student ensembles, the 9th annual student-led Music Education Symposium, the annual “Home for the Holidays” gala and more.
USM alumnus Jim Graffam will be among the inductees in the 2017 Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame class.
USM's Flynn Ross shared her views on school funding in a recently published Bangor Daily News opinion piece.
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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.
223E Bailey Hall
Center for Collaboration and Development space in Gorham is now available.
Open to everyone, the Learning Center in the Costello Sports Complex serves as "Study Tables" for USM student-athlete. Husky first-year student-athletes are required to earn study table hours to help them adjust to the rigors of athletic and academic responsibilities.
USM Student Veteran Stephen White discusses USM's 2017 Convocation theme, "Race and Participatory Democracy," and its importance to him as a student and Air Force veteran.
Please Join Us! Muskie School Alumni and Friends Open House Friday, September 22; 5:00 - 6:30 pm Glickman Library Events Room (7th floor), USM Portland Campus
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USM Events

September 21, 2017
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland
September 21, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 21, 2017
4:20 PM to 7:00 PM
Rosa's Italian Restaurant
September 21, 2017
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Recovery Oriented Community Center -Top Floor of Sullivan. Portland Campus
September 21, 2017
6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
USM Portland Campus
September 21, 2017
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
September 21, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library
September 21, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 21, 2017
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Lower Brooks
September 22, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland