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Finish your holiday shopping at these alumni-owned businesses

We've compiled a list of businesses owned and/or operated by USM alumni to help guide your local shopping this holiday season.
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Maine North Atlantic Institute at USM hopes to position Maine at center of the trade region’s growing economy

The University of Southern Maine unveiled plans Nov. 1 for the newly formed Maine North Atlantic Institute to forge greater business, educational and social connections between Maine and countries throughout the North Atlantic. The institute will bring together dozens of on-going projects in which USM students and faculty are working with schools such as Reykjavik University in Iceland and the University of Tromso in Norway, and businesses such as Whole Oceans.
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Statewide support for Question 4

There has been statewide support for Question 4 on the Nov. 6 ballot, from business and health care leaders to residents and more. The bond, if approved, will invest $49 million in the University of Maine System to fund workforce development and infrastructure improvements.
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What you need to know about upcoming Bond Question 4

If approved by voters on Nov. 6, Question 4 will invest a historic $49 million into Maine's public universities, including USM, to fund workforce development initiatives in nursing, engineering, computer science and more.
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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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'The USM Update' Oct. 1, 2018

On this episode of "The USM Update," we discuss how USM is preparing students today for the workforce of tomorrow, through investments in nursing and engineering; expanded career services and hands-on internship placements for students; and increased opportunities for students to gain global skills (and just how they're doing it).
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'The USM Update,' Sept. 4, 2018

This season of "The USM Update," we are highlighting the many ways in which the University of Southern Maine is preparing today's students for tomorrow's careers through a number of career development initiatives targeted at filling the skill gaps in Maine's workforce.

USM begins 2018-2019 academic year with surging numbers and rededication to academics

The University of Southern Maine begins its 2018-2019 academic year with increasing financial stability, a rededication to academics and surging student numbers, President Glenn Cummings said Aug. 30 at the annual opening breakfast.
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METRO begins Husky Line bus service between Portland and Gorham campuses

The inaugural ride of the new Husky Line — Greater Portland METRO’s new express bus service between Portland and Gorham — began Aug. 27th with cheers and fanfares.

Wallace and Paquette promoted to new USM leadership roles

Two of the University of Southern Maine’s top administrators — Ainsley Wallace and Jeanne Paquette — have new roles working to strengthen community ties and better serve our students.

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