Welcome to USM PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The University of Southern Maine's primary mission is to offer programs that meet the highest academic standards while enhancing the regions' quality of life and economic stability. The Office of Public Affairs supports that mission through communications that help make internal and external audiences more aware of the programs and services offered to the community.

News & Events

Photo of David Flanagan, President of the University of Southern Maine
David Flanagan, President of the University of Southern Maine, will take part in this month's Eggs & Issues forum on Wednesday, March 4, discussing the "Creative Economy" and how it will be a part of our future.
Photo of the 2012 Maine Science Bowl Champions from Cape Elizabeth High School
More than 100 high school students will participate in the 15th annual Maine Science Bowl on Saturday, February 28 at 9 a.m. at the University of Southern Maine's Bailey Hall on the Gorham Campus.
Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards logo
143 student winners of 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from the Maine region will be honored at a ceremony at the University of Southern Maine this Friday at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place in Talbot Lecture Hall, located inside Luther Bonney Hall at USM's Portland campus.

USM Experts

Lynne Miller is interviewed about higher education

The Office of Public Affairs is always ready to help the media find USM faculty and staff to provide expert commentary for news stories. 

To arrange for interviews, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 207-780-4200.