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Officials and students at first ever UMS Biliteracy event at USM

Bilingual Maine HS students honored at event hosted at USM

Graduating Maine high school students who receive the state's first-ever Seal of Biliteracy (acknowledging proficiency in English and another language), and who attend any school in the University of Maine System are now eligible to be awarded up to 8 credits towards college language courses. The announcement was made at a UMS event hosted by the University of Southern Maine. The event was covered by WGME13 news and Maine Public.

USM makes SAT or ACT tests optional for applicants in most academic programs

The University of Southern Maine is making SAT or ACT tests an optional part of the application process for most undergraduate degrees. The change will go into effect in August 2019.

Maine native Jared Cash named USM’s VP for Enrollment Management and Marketing

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings has announced that Jared Cash will serve as USM's Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing.

USM and UNE collaborating on new pathway for students to careers in Pharmacy

The University of Southern Maine and the University of New England have agreed to a partnership that simplifies and streamlines the degree path for USM Biology graduates to UNE's College of Pharmacy.
Tony Shalhoub, courtesy of "People"

Actor and alumnus Tony Shalhoub takes home two SAG awards

Following his Tony Award in June, famed actor and USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub '77 takes home two Screen Actors Guild awards for his work on Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."
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The Year in News: Our Top Stories of 2018

We're recapping our top stories of 2018 in a big, multimedia way.
Jeannine Diddle Uzzi, Provost

Provost Jeannine Uzzi pens article on teaching college-level math

USM Provost Jeannine Diddle Uzzi has written an article about rethinking the way math is taught on college campuses, arguing that it should be taught similarly to how languages, such as Latin, are taught.
USM update filming November 2018

Replay: 'The USM Update,' November 2018

The new episode of "The USM Update" discusses our focus on workforce development ahead of a $49 million bond package, Question 4, going before Maine voters Nov. 6. If approved, Q4 will fund program and infrastructure improvements at USM and the entire university system. On this episode: making the liberal arts work for Maine; USM enrollment numbers on the rise; and amazing news for USM and the North Atlantic.
Image of students on the Portland Campus skywalk

New Fall 2018 enrollment numbers show surging growth at USM

The University of Southern Maine’s just-compiled enrollment numbers show a growing number of new students, a rise in credit hours and a wave of in-state students. Overall, the university’s student population rose to 8,140, surging past the 8,000 mark for the first time in recent years.
Gorham campus aerial

Another reason Maine is a great place to live: it's safe

New reports show Maine is the safest state in the nation, and Portland and Gorham, where USM has campuses, are among the safest communities in the state.

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