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USM to host author and Walgreens' diversity executive Steve Pemberton

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."
President Glenn Cummings

USM is 'Thriving' says President Cummings at 2017 Opening Breakfast

“Our vision is great academic excellence marked by real world, authentic experiences that give students added value in education, and we are uniquely positioned to do it,” Cummings said.
USM condemns hatred and violence

USM issues statement condemning hatred and violence

USM has issued a statement condemning hatred and violence in wake of the events that occurred over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
President Glenn Cummings at METRO announcement

METRO announces agreement with USM to offer new expanded service for students and the public

METRO's Husky Line will begin in Fall 2018, improving connections between USM's Portland and Gorham campuses and the communities.
President Glenn Cummings

USM initiatives lessen student debt, President Glenn Cummings says in Portland Press Herald op-ed

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.
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University of Southern Maine announces Spring 2017 Dean's List

The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2017 Spring Semester Dean's List!
Prof Tracy Michaud Stutzman and Tourism and Hospitality students hiking glacier in Iceland

USM joins Maine Public for talk about growing relationship with Iceland

USM President Glenn Cummings and Tracy Michaud Stutzman, chair of USM's Tourism and Hospitality program were interviewed June 19th on Maine Public's radio show, "Maine Calling," for a discussion of the state's growing relationship with Iceland.
Artist rendering of Portland Campus changes

USM's vision for Portland campus detailed in Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald recently covered plans for an $80 million capital campaign to improve USM's campuses. The story by reporter Noel Gallagher described the approval by the University of Maine System trustees to begin the campaign, which calls for particularly dramatic changes on the Portland Campus, including a new dormitory and student center.
Photo of guests on set on the May episode of The USM Update.

Replay: 'The USM Update' 5/1/2017

On the season finale of "The USM Update," learn why "Thinking Matters" at USM, hear about journalism across the generations with alumnus Neil Genzlinger '77 of "The New York Times" and Krysteana Scribner, editor-in-chief of the USM Free Press, and get an update on the master plan process for all three campuses.
Photo of USM President Glenn Cummings speaking in Hannaford Hall

President Cummings featured on WCSH-6’s 'Bill Green’s Maine'

University of Southern Maine’s President Dr. Glenn Cummings was recently featured on WCSH-6’s popular local program “Bill Green’s Maine”. The interview discussed Cummings’ Maine roots as well as the future he envisions for the University.

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