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USM offers First Responder-Essential Worker Scholarship to new and returning students

The new First Responder-Essential Worker Scholarship will be offered to 50 incoming and returning USM students who have been serving in first-responder roles or providing front-line critical services during the pandemic.

Portland Campus Banners Thank Maine's Front-Line Workers

The University of Southern Maine joined the chorus of thank-yous to Maine’s front-line workers Wednesday, erecting a set of 20-feet-long banners on the Portland campus’ Alumni Skywalk above busy Bedford Street.

Erika Lamarre honored as Husky Hero

USM is meeting today’s unprecedented challenge with inspiring levels of hard work, courage and compassion. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, we will highlight our Husky Heroes and their exceptional work and service to our USM Community.

Trustees unanimously support largest construction project in USM history

University of Maine System Trustees gave their unanimous support Monday to the largest construction project in the University of Southern Maine’s history, a $100 million construction of a career and student center and residence hall on the Portland campus.
The USM Update taping December 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' December 2019

In the final 2019 episode of "The USM Update,” USM President Glenn Cummings talks with guests about programming for student veterans, experiential learning partnerships and students in the arts.

System Board of Trustees Approves USM Changing its Name to University of Maine at Portland;  Proposal Now Advances to Legislature.

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees voted Nov. 18th to authorize System leadership to seek approval from the Maine Legislature to change the University of Southern Maine’s name to the University of Maine at Portland.

USM students excel in Iceland challenge

For five University of Southern Maine students and recent graduates, it seemed like an icy mission impossible. Fly 2,300 miles to the edge of the Arctic Circle and while still fighting the four hours stolen by an eastbound red-eye flight, team up with students from a variety of prestigious Nordic universities, and find a way to save the world. It became the Iceland challenge.
The USM Update taping October 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' October 2019

In the October 2019 episode of "The USM Update," USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests from a variety of disciplines to highlight the university's commitments to diversity, research and workforce development.
Abromson Center

USM announces progress on Institutional Goal 10: equity and justice

USM President Glen Cummings has announced that progress is quickly being made on the recently-announced 10th university goal on equity and justice.
Dr. Michael "Micky" Collins '91 and NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr

NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr joins Dr. Michael 'Micky' Collins '91 for USM conversation

NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr recently joined University of Southern Maine alumnus Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins at the Portland Campus for an intimate conversation about concussions and healing.