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11/25/19 — World renowned business leader to deliver keynote address at USM’s Hussey Leadership Institute

PORTLAND, Maine — On March 12, 2020, Carla Harris, vice chairman, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley’s global headquarters in New York City, will be the USM Corporate Partner’s keynote speaker at the third annual Timothy B. Hussey Leadership Institute.

11/19/19 — Find the joy and light of the season at these USM December events

Kick off the holiday season with the USM School of Music and Southworth Planetarium. Enjoy an evening of song with the USM Chamber Singers, or learn about the history and astronomy of the holiday season at the Planetarium.

11/8/19 — USM receives $500k “Veterans Day Gift” to establish Boulos Veterans Promise Completion Scholarship

The new Boulos Veterans Promise Completion Scholarship Fund will provide critical financial support to help veterans complete a degree at USM. It will also help fund a graduate assistantship for a veteran to work with the Promise Scholarship program in supplementing career and other support services provided by USM’s Office of Veterans Services.

10/28/19 — USM Department of Theatre presents a reimagined Greek tale, The Love of the Nightingale, continuing their 2019-2020 season celebrating women

The USM Department of Theatre season dedicated to uplifting women and women’s voices takes a raw and powerful turn with The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker. The play opens Friday, November 15, followed by an opening night reception and runs through Sunday, November 24. A special “talk back” event takes place on Thursday, November 21. All performances take place at the historic Russell Hall on the USM Gorham Campus.

11/4/19 — U.S. EPA awards USM $1.75 million to aid environmental programs in southeastern New England

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $1.75 million grant to the University of Southern Maine to create and run a training and technical assistance network overseeing environmental efforts along a section of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline.

10/28/19 – USM School of Music kicks off November with a Sondheim Birthday Bash featuring dozens of talented students!

Highlights of the USM School of Music's November include a Sondheim celebration, Mozart's Mass in C minor, and world-renowned wind band composer John Mackey!

10/24/19—Largest Job Fair in the region to take place at USM on Nov. 7 in Portland

All job seekers are welcome at the University of Southern Maine’s annual fall Job Fair, featuring more than 100 employers from a variety of industries, such as Bangor Savings Bank, Fluid Imaging Technologies, Goodwill Northern New England, MaineHealth, Sweetser, Wayfair and more. The Job Fair takes place on Thursday, November 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Sullivan Gym on USM’s Portland Campus.

10/29/19 —USM dining to be honored for 100% use of responsibly harvested white fish

The University of Southern Maine’s dining operations recently achieved the goal of sourcing 100% Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested® white fish, making them Champions in the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) seafood program.

10/24/2019 — USM hosts symposium on active bystandership and inclusivity with Libra Scholar Dr. Ervin Staub

USM welcomes Dr. Ervin Staub, professor emeritus of psychology and founding director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to present a public talk and symposium on active bystandership and inclusive communities on October 24 - 25 on USM’s Portland Campus.

10/03/19 – Creative strategies for workplace recruitment and retention with USM Corporate Partners

Join USM Corporate Partners for a breakfast panel discussion, “Recruitment & Retention: New Ways to Think About Maine's Workforce,” the first in their series of three panel discussions between now and Jan. 2020.