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Rob McCann portrait

Afghanistan veteran and former congressional staffer enrolls at USM

To new USM student Rob McCann, life has been a long, long march. As a boots-on-the-ground Marine, he trekked across the Afghan city of Marjah, carrying rockets amid the war's single biggest offensive. As a veteran, he hiked the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, raising money in the memory of a fallen brother Marine. And he found his own peace.
“The Summer King,” by USM Professor Dan Sonenberg, premiered at the Pittsburgh Opera Company in April, 2017. (David Bachman Photography)

At opera’s world premiere, Sonenberg delivers a home run

USM professor Dan Sonenberg’s “The Summer King” earns praise at its world premiere at the Pittsburgh Opera. The event drew praise by the Portland Press Herald.
USM Huskies collecting goods for hurricane relief

USM Athletics assisting with hurricane relief

The USM Department of Athletics is collecting items to donate to hurricane relief efforts in wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The USM Update September 2017

Replay: 'The USM Update,' September 4, 2017

In the first episode of "The USM Update" of the academic year, USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests to talk about corporate partnerships; the upcoming Convocation theme, "Race and Participatory Democracy;" and the USM Honors Abroad program.
Husky Ruck arrival in Gorham

USM community honors fallen heroes with 9.4 mile hike on September 11

In an event covered by a variety of local media, 30 USM veterans, students, faculty and staff participated in a 9.4 mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus to honor Maine's fallen heroes.
Steve Pemberton photo

USM to host author and Walgreens' diversity executive Steve Pemberton

Pemberton chronicled his childhood in the best-selling memoir, "A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home."
Students at WWI exhibition opening

"Why We Fought" WWI exhibition opening reception celebrates student work, sparks timely discussion

On September 7, the USM Art Department & Galleries celebrated the exhibition opening reception of "Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion" at the AREA Gallery in Portland.
Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra

USM School of Music announces fall 2017 season of events, opens with visiting artist Adam Swanson’s Ragtime Piano concert Sept. 19

The USM School of Music has announced its full lineup of performances and events for the fall semester, including the popular Faculty Concert Series, the Warren Memorial Visiting Artist Series, a collection of faculty-led student ensembles, the 9th annual student-led Music Education Symposium, the annual “Home for the Holidays” gala and more.
President Glenn Cummings

USM is 'Thriving' says President Cummings at 2017 Opening Breakfast

“Our vision is great academic excellence marked by real world, authentic experiences that give students added value in education, and we are uniquely positioned to do it,” Cummings said.
The Main Stage at Russell Hall

USM Department of Theatre announces its 2017-2018 season focusing on theme of ‘Identity'

USM’s Department of Theatre announced its season of performances for the 2017-2018 academic year, which will focus on an overarching theme of 'Identity.'

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