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Martín Espada

USM faculty member wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Martín Espada, a faculty member in the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, has won one of nation’s most prestigious and financially rewarding literary prizes.
University of Southern Maine second baseman and relief pitcher Jake Dexter

Dexter named to All-America team

University of Southern Maine second baseman and relief pitcher Jake Dexter was named to the All-American team, adding to the junior's growing list of honors.
Bryan Carleton sworn in Army as a second lieutenant

Carleton completes his interrupted USM education and returns to U.S. Army

Twelve years after Bryan Carleton left the University of Southern Maine to enlist in the Army — serving twice in Iraq — he is both a new graduate and a newly commissioned officer.
portrait of Camden Ege

Ege awarded $10,000 scholarship from Union Bank and Student Veterans of America

A new University of Southern Maine graduate has earned praise and a big check — $10,000 — from Union Bank and a national organization that helps student veterans succeed.
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Northeast Delta Dental contributes $15,000 more to USM-coordinated SmilePartners

University of Southern Maine and SmilePartners' efforts to ease barriers for people with limited means to access high quality comprehensive dental health care have resulted in $15,000 in additional funding from Northeast Delta Dental.

Trustees approve promotions and tenure for four USM faculty members

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees approved tenure this Spring for two University of Southern Maine faculty members, Susan Noyes, Ph.D. and Leroy Rowe, Ph.D. This past Fall, trustees approved tenure for two other faculty members, Lin Lin, Ph.D. and Daniel Jenkins, Ph.D. All four are have been promoted to the rank of associate professor.
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Truth and Thinking Matters

On April 20th, the University of Southern Maine held a Thinking Matters symposium where students show off their research and their service to the community.
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Honors Night Banquet celebrates senior student-athletes

The University of Southern Maine Department of Athletics recognized the achievements and contributions of its senior student-athletes with its 19th Annual Senior Honors Night Banquet. Forty-nine departing student-athletes were recognized for their time and commitment to each of the Huskies' 22 NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams.
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Maine Campus Compact honors USM's Samantha Allen for civic work

The Maine Campus Compact, a consortium of 18 Maine colleges and universities, has honored Samantha Allen, the University of Southern Maine women's basketball coach, faculty member and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee advisor, for her commitment to civic engagement.
Portland Museum of Art Director of Learning & Interpretation Phillippa Pitts presents on Visual Literacy, Visual Thinking, and Visual Questioning at the  fourth-annual Assessment Literacy Conference

Annual Assessment Literacy Conference draws hundreds of Maine teachers

More than 330 educators from across Maine convened at the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine (USM) Monday and Tuesday, May 7-8, for the fourth-annual Assessment Literacy Conference.