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Drivers Get Their Bearings in Reconfigured Parking Garage

A new traffic pattern at the parking garage in Portland is designed to create space for construction of a second garage.

There's No Place Like Dorm for the Holidays

When the winter sports season cuts into family time, student-athletes rely on each other for fun and support during the break between semesters.

Nursing Convocation Celebrates Heroes in the Fight Against COVID-19

The first Nursing Convocation since 2019 gave graduates a chance to celebrate a win against COVID-19 in the classroom before carrying on the fight in their careers.

Destress Fest Punctures the Pressure of Final Exams

A week-long roster of fun and relaxing activities gave students an outlet for all the pressure that builds up at the end of the semester.
Portrait of Reid and Dan Crewe

USM receives an additional $1 million gift from the Crewe Foundation

The gift will enable expanded rehearsal space in the new Center for the Arts on USM’s Portland campus

Menorah Lights the Way for Reenergized Campus Jewish Community

A Hanukkah party brought students from four colleges together on USM's Portland campus to celebrate their common Jewish heritage.
USM nursing student at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Nursing Students Help Vaccinate Kids Against COVID-19

USM nursing students have been involved in vaccination efforts since the shots became widely available earlier this year, but this is the first time they have been tasked with giving shots to patients as young as 5 years old.
Image from panel discussion

Employers welcome student veterans to seek available jobs

For the University of Southern Maine’s student veterans, prior service in the military brings with it some intangible benefits during a job search.
Christopher Howell

USM Alum Named Superintendent of the Year

Christopher Howell '92, '96G leads the Windham and Raymond school system.
Landyn Bowers in her new classroom

USM Education Grads Sought After by Schools

The University's education grads are virtually guaranteed a teaching job if they want one right now. Some are getting multiple offers even before they graduate.