Office of Public Affairs

The University of Southern Maine’s Office of Public Affairs is responsible for telling the story of the University through strategic communications, both written and digital, the University’s social media presence and via the news media. Learn more about Office of Public Affairs.

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USM News and Events

The USM News and Events website features news produced by the Office of Public Affairs, sorted by News Highlights, USM in the News, Notables and more.

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Resources for News Media

Resources for media including contacts for media, the USM Editorial Style Guide, fact sheets, USM news and press releases.
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Social Media Toolkit

Resources for approved university social media channels, including the official Social Media Policy, guidelines, social directory and more.
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How to Promote Your USM Event

The Office of Public Affairs is here to advise you on promoting your USM event, from pre-planning and publicity to execution and evaluating your success.
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Photography and Videography Resources

Tips to help you create quality images and videos that can be used for public affairs and marketing purposes.

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'The USM Update' Monthly TV Show

A monthly, half-hour program covering all things USM. New episodes air at the beginning of each month on community access television stations across Maine.
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'USM Now' Podcast

A biweekly podcast produced in collaboration between WMPG Community Radio detailing the current and future happenings at the University of Southern Maine.
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Emergency Communications

Information regarding emergency alerts and communications from USM Public Safety, including inclement weather closures and how to sign up for USM Alerts.