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Portland Press Herald highlights two of USM's Mitchell Scholars

USM students Halima Aden and Washima Fairoz were highlighted by the Portland Press Herald as representatives of the 80 current Mitchell Institute Scholars who took part in the Institute’s annual fundraiser gala.
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USM chosen to be part of nationwide academic advising initiative

The University of Southern Maine is among 12 universities nationwide that will help academic advisors promote student learning, success and completion. The two-year program — a collaboration of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education — created a dozen charter schools that will pursue an evidence-based, redesign process that helps institutions created and implement a comprehensive strategic plan for academic advising.
lizabeth Ferreira and Pious Ali received the award on behalf of Portland Empowered.

Maine School Boards Association honors Portland Empowered's youth efforts

The Maine School Boards Association honored work within USM’s Muskie School of Public Service to reach out to local youth and nurture young leaders.
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MaineBiz highlights law student's work to publish guide for Maine veterans

MaineBiz highlighted the work of Mike Adams, a University of Maine School of Law student who put together a financial guide for veterans.

USM alum David Lovejoy earns Emmy Award for Alaskan photography

In September, the camera operator from Oakland, Maine won an “Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program” Emmy Award for his work on the show. And he is preparing to return to the Arctic as a director of photography, once again chronicling the lives of a few sturdy souls in the dangerous but beautiful setting.
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USM's Matthew Edney delivered inaugural lecture in Yale University series

Edney, the Osher Professor in the History of Cartography at the University of Southern Maine, discussed the nature and limits of maps as a creation of spatial meaning.
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Senators Collins, King, and Rep. Pingree announce nearly $300,000 for USM Veterans Upward Bound 

The funding will serve Maine veterans statewide, providing them with resources and support necessary to succeed in postsecondary education.

New USM faculty member delivers keynote to Dallas event

Ivey, a new University of Southern Maine faculty member, grew up in Texas and his earned her Ph.D in Spring 2018 from the University of Texas at Arlington.
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METRO begins Husky Line bus service between Portland and Gorham campuses

The inaugural ride of the new Husky Line — Greater Portland METRO’s new express bus service between Portland and Gorham — began Aug. 27th with cheers and fanfares.
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Could USM's Olivia Mayo be the next Miss America?

Olivia Mayo, a fourth-year Communication and Media Studies student at USM, will go on to compete in the Miss America 2.0 pageant on Sept. 9.

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