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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 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.
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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.

USM adds 10 faculty for 2021-22

Ten full-time faculty members have joined USM this new academic year, half of them in Nursing.

TRIO students win national competition

Four students in the TRIO College Programs at USM have won a national competition and will travel to Atlanta to present their work.

USM Welcomes Largest Cohort of Promise Scholars in a Program that “Moves Mountains”

Twenty-five students from across Maine will be welcomed to the University of Southern Maine this fall as they embark on a college journey that for many seemed out of reach.

Simulations spark learning for Athletic Training students

The first class of USM’s Master’s in Athletic Training played out a series of emergency simulations this week — made ever more realistic by a USM theater student playing the injured athlete and by the Gorham Fire Department showing what it’s like to hand off a badly hurt patient to EMS.
Paul Cochrane

New USM office takes on online learning

The Office of Online and Digital Learning Initiatives, known more informally to the public as USM Online, will focus solely on helping faculty develop and improve online courses.