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Drivers Get Their Bearings in Reconfigured Parking Garage

A new traffic pattern at the parking garage in Portland is designed to create space for construction of a second garage.

There's No Place Like Dorm for the Holidays

When the winter sports season cuts into family time, student-athletes rely on each other for fun and support during the break between semesters.

Nursing Convocation Celebrates Heroes in the Fight Against COVID-19

The first Nursing Convocation since 2019 gave graduates a chance to celebrate a win against COVID-19 in the classroom before carrying on the fight in their careers.
Portrait of Reid and Dan Crewe

USM receives an additional $1 million gift from the Crewe Foundation

The gift will enable expanded rehearsal space in the new Center for the Arts on USM’s Portland campus

Menorah Lights the Way for Reenergized Campus Jewish Community

A Hanukkah party brought students from four colleges together on USM's Portland campus to celebrate their common Jewish heritage.

Another Year of COVID-19 Puts Thanksgiving Priorities Into Focus

A return to in-person classes was one of the things for which students were feeling most thankful in their second Thanksgiving under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Going the Extra Mile for Commuter Students

Between petting dogs and throwing axes, Commuter Student Appreciation Week was packed with activities.
USM nursing student at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Nursing Students Help Vaccinate Kids Against COVID-19

USM nursing students have been involved in vaccination efforts since the shots became widely available earlier this year, but this is the first time they have been tasked with giving shots to patients as young as 5 years old.
Noli French wields a battle ax as the demon queen Lilith

Creating a Fantasy World on Stage is Director's Dream Come True

Dragons, ogres and a gelatinous blob named Miles come to life on stage in a grieving teenager's quest to face her inner demons in the play "She Kills Monsters."

Getting a Foot in the Door of the Dance Minor Program

Rather than trying to explain all that a Dance minor has to offer, instructors led prospective students to the dance floor for a demonstration as part of an open house event.