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System Board of Trustees Approves USM Changing its Name to University of Maine at Portland; Proposal Now Advances to Legislature.
The University of Maine System Board of Trustees voted Nov. 18th to authorize System leadership to seek approval from the Maine Legislature to change the University of Southern Maine’s name to the University of Maine at Portland.
USM hosts region's largest Job fair
More than 100 Maine employers participated in the Portland-region’s largest job and internship fair in the Sullivan Gym of the University of Maine Southern Maine’s Portland campus. The Nov. 8 event provided hundreds of career-focused students with an opportunity to learn more about employers, inquire about specific job and internship opportunities, and network with area workforce professionals.
“The Love of the Nightingale” shows the strength of USM Theatre, Portland Press Herald review
Praise for USM Theatre students in ‘The Love of the Nightingale,’ running 11/15-24 at Russell Hall on the Gorham Campus.
USM ranks in top 100 nationwide for Adult Learners
University of Southern Maine excels in support for adult learners, ranking in the top 100 schools nationally as noted by Washington Monthly. The only Maine school to make the top 100, USM joins only 8 other Northern New England schools. Adult student and Marine veteran Mary Swanson shares her experience at USM.
Safiya Khalid '18 draws worldwide media by defeating Internet trolls and winning her election
A worldwide audience is listening to University of Southern Maine alumna Safiya Khalid’s story of perseverance. On Nov. 5, the 2018 USM graduate earned election as the first Somali-American to serve on the city council of Lewiston, Maine. More astonishingly, she earned the seat despite a barrage of racist Internet attacks from around the country.
Weekly Event Highlights
Here are just a few of the many events happening on USM's Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn campuses for the week, November 14 - 21, 2019.
Montana newspaper profiles hotel manager Mandy Hotovy ‘06
A 2006 University of Southern Maine graduate — now the general manager of a Marriott hotel in Big Sky, Montana — was profiled by her local newspaper.
Tech start-up created by Gabe Garza ‘08 developing indoor mapping robots
A tech start-up firm founded by University of Southern Maine alumnus Gabe Garza ‘08 is developing an indoor mapping technology with specially designed robots.
Library of Congress preserving the stories of USM veterans
After years of service to their country, Stephen White, Mary Swanson and Omar Andrews say they were humbled that their country wanted to remember their service.
Portland Press Herald praises USM Art Gallery show — an 'excellent tool' to spark conversation
In his article, "Art review: USM exhibit should spark a conversation about Modernism," art historian Dan Kany reviewed the current exhibition at USM Art Gallery in Gorham, "Contemporary Responses to Modernism: A New England Perspective."