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2018 Special Commencement-related Events

Special Commencement-related events for 2018 USM graduating seniors.
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Weekly Event Highlights

USM event highlights — week of April 19 - 26, 2018. Here are just a few of the many events happening this week, visit the USM Calendar of Events for the full listing.
USM President Glenn Cummings

'College is the smart choice' writes USM President Cummings in Portland Press Herald

Four bad reasons to rule out college and four good reasons to rule it in were the subject of an op/ed column published in the Portland Press Herald and written by University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings. The column was titled “College is smart choice, if you want it.”
Students painting at Husky Day of Service 2018

USM volunteers donate 1,200 hours at 9th Husky Day of Service

Nearly 300 University of Southern Maine (USM) students, faculty and staff donated 1,200 hours of community service at the 9th annual Husky Day of Service on Friday, April 13.
USM Professor Michael Hillard

USM's Hillard shares stories about 'Madawaska Rebellion' at UMFK

Michael Hillard, a University of Southern Maine Economics professor, returned to Northern Maine recently to share some of his research into a 1971 paper mill strike that became known as the “Madawaska Rebellion.” Hillard’s talk, held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, was covered by the reporter Jessica Potila for the Fiddlehead Focus.
cover of “Selling School: The Marketing of Public Education”

Sarah Butler Jessen of USM's Muskie School co-writes 'Selling School: The Marketing of Public Education'

Sarah Butler Jessen, a faculty member at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service, has co-authored a new book on marketing and branding in public education. It’s titled, “Selling School: The Marketing of Public Education.”
August DeLisle ‘12 and his wife, Torie

Portland Press Herald honors August DeLisle ‘12 with Source Award

USM alumnus August DeLisle ‘12 has been honored by the Portland Press Herald with a Source Award for his work as an organic farmer.
Anne Malin

2017 USM alumna named as Director of Program Development for agency in Kyrgzstan

Anne Malin, a 2017 University of Southern Maine alumna, has been named the Director of Program Development at the Global Research Institute, located in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgzstan. Malin is helping the institute and partners develop a caregiver support program for those caring for an elderly family member with dementia.
USM Associate Professor of History Libby Bischof

Bischof penned essay in award-winning book on amateur movie making history

A book on New England’s amateur movie making history — including an essay by USM Associate Professor of History Libby Bischof — has earned a prestigious award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. e book, “Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915–1960,” earned the society’s award as the 2018 Best Edited Collection and drew a write-up in the Bangor Daily News.

American Journal publishes story about USM veterans' fundraiser

Student-veterans from University of Southern Maine are working to raise $25,000 by the end of April to help fund activities, events and a make small grants to help veterans finish school. The effort, through USM’s chapter of the Student Veterans of America, was described in a news story published in the American Journal.