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Students Meet the Faces Behind the Financial Support of the Worthington Scholarship

Beverly and David Worthington meet the students who benefit from their financial support through the Worthington Scholarship.
The cast of "The Marvelous Meep Island Adventure" rely on body language more than words to convey their emotions.

Theatre Department Takes Season-Opening Show on the Road

After going more than a year without live performance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Theatre Department begins the 2021-2022 season with a traveling show to reconnect with the community.
Katie Tomer

USM Grad Student Publishes Paper on Wabanaki Self Governance

It is rare for a grad student — particularly one who isn’t in a PhD program — to present as sole author in Maine Policy Review.
USM's Nursing School Dean Brenda Petersen speaks at first UMS nursing symposium

Nursing Research Symposium Reminds Caregivers to Also Care for Each Other

Educators and students from across the University of Maine System gathered on Friday, October 1, at the Abromson Center in Portland to better understand the challenges facing their profession.

Cummings to Step Down as President of USM Next Summer

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings has decided to step down as president at the end of June 2022 after the conclusion of the current academic year. He would return to the USM faculty after his presidency.
Dr. Robert Lehmann plays “Estrellita” by Manuel Ponce on the violin.

Latinx pride takes musical form in concert celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

The program for Celebrating Diversity: Hispanic Heritage Month featured 10 pieces, each chosen by the performers as a personal expression of their cultural identity.

USM Receives Historic $10 Million Gift to Name its School of Music: The Dr. Alfred and D. Suzi Osher School of Music at the University of Southern Maine

Philanthropist and longtime friend of the University of Southern Maine, D. Suzi Osher, has committed $10 million to USM’s School of Music. It is the largest monetary gift in USM Foundation history. In recognition of the gift, the School of Music will be named in honor of Suzi Osher and her late husband, Dr. Alfred Osher and be known as: The Dr. Alfred and D. Suzi Osher School of Music at the University of Southern Maine.
Image from the YWCA archive

YWCA Central Maine donates archive to USM's Franco Collection

The YWCA Central Maine has donated roughly 32 linear feet of archival material — including photographs, early 20th century scrapbooks and YWCA papers — to the Franco-American Collection based at the Lewiston-Auburn Campus of the University of Southern Maine.

U.S. News Highlights USM’s Social Mobility, Nursing Program in New Rankings

USM’s recognition — for social mobility and its strong Nursing program – continue to mark USM’s rising stature in Maine and throughout the country.

USM remembers 9/11

The University of Southern Maine marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a modest flag folding ceremony and remarks by President Glenn Cummings.