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USM chosen to be part of nationwide academic advising initiative

The University of Southern Maine is among 12 universities nationwide that will help academic advisors promote student learning, success and completion. The two-year program — a collaboration of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education — created a dozen charter schools that will pursue an evidence-based, redesign process that helps institutions created and implement a comprehensive strategic plan for academic advising.
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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).

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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USM announces Spring 2018 Dean's List

Nearly 1,200 undergraduate students from across the globe have been named to the Spring 2018 semester Dean's List.
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USM, WMPG announce new podcast, 'USM Now'

The University of Southern Maine (USM), in collaboration with WMPG Community Radio, is excited to announce the launch of its new podcast, “USM NOW.”
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USM announces Fall 2017 Dean's List

The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2017 Fall Semester Dean's List.

The Office of the Provost invites nominations for Distinguished Professor

Nominations may be made by an individual or a group and must begin at the department level. Departments will forward their nomination packets, including at least two external letters of recommendation, to the College Dean by December 31
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USM kicks off 2017 Convocation with unprecedented outdoor event on Portland Campus

"The USM of today gladly takes on its role as important, relevant and courageous," USM President Glenn Cummings said. "We are the university that will not shy away from any topic that makes this country greater and adds to a dialogue that we all desire."
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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!