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Husky Fest 2018

USM Fall 2018 opening events help students get to know campus and each other

The opening few weeks on campus at the University of Southern Maine were full of events to share information and connect students, faculty, and staff.
Strossen book cover

USM Convocation events to explore trauma and race through music, lectures, and film

The University of Southern Maine presents a series of Convocation events this fall to refine and apply the knowledge of last year's theme, “Race and Participatory Democracy.” Events taking place September through November will explore trauma through a racial lens with the goal of providing opportunities for learning, professional development, and community engagement around race and trauma.
simulation lab

USM, UMaine System address state-wide nursing workforce crisis

The University of Maine system, and USM, are responding to a state-wide nursing workforce shortage with a plan to double nursing enrollment, expand nursing programs into high-need communities, and provide free nursing education for students with greatest financial need.

USM and Lewiston embrace diverse group of aspiring teachers

The Educator Diversity Initiative at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College hopes to inspire immigrants to become teachers.
Sounds of China

Weekly Event Highlights

Here are just a few of the many events happening on USM's Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn campuses for the week, September 13 - 20, 2018.
Sounds of China

USM Faculty Concert Series opens with “Sounds of China” and Boston musician Zhantao Lin at Hannaford Hall

Join the USM School of Music for “Sounds of China” on Friday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. at Hannaford Hall in the Abromson Community Center on the Portland Campus. The opening concert of the season, sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Southern Maine, will be a musical journey to China, bringing together USM faculty musicians with guest artist, Zhantao Lin, on erhu, a traditional Chinese bowed string instrument.
Fall at Corthell Hall

USM School of Music Faculty Concert Series, September through November 2018

Join the University of Southern Maine School of Music this September through November for their Faculty Concert Series, a tradition of performances demonstrating the expertise of the faculty and their professional associates.

USM Department of Theatre announces 2018-2019 season, leading with thriller “The Turn of the Screw”

The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre begins the 2018-2019 season on Thursday, September 6, 7:30 p.m., at Russell Hall on the Gorham Campus with the performance of a classic tale by Henry James “The Turn of the Screw,” directed by Andrew Harris and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher.
USM Update filming Sept 2018

'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.
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Move-in day in Gorham draws coverage from WGME and WMTW TV stations

Move-in day for the University of Southern Maine’s residential students drew coverage from WGME and WMTW TV stations. Reporters talked with parents, new students and administrators. They also captured images of volunteers helping hundreds of families get to dorms and begin moving in their belongings.