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Huskies battled in regional NCAA baseball tournament

For the second consecutive year, the USM Huskies reached the championship baseball game of the NCAA Division III New York Regionals, ending an extraordinary 30-15 season.
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McDonnell writes in Press Herald about need for education in workforce development

Joseph McDonnell of USM’s Muskie School of Public Service says increased higher education — with less student debt and more internships and apprenticeships — will help Maine prepare for a forecast smaller workforce. The advice came in an op-ed column titled “Maine’s workforce challenges call for bold public strategies” and published in the Portland Press Herald.
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USM faculty and students helping children learn about ecosystem

Karen Wilson, a USM professor of environmental science and policy, joined with several of her students and children from Portland's Longfellow Elementary School to examine how people change the quality of nearby water, often without even knowing it. Together, they recently visited Capisic Pond. They looked at the watershed, the level of pollution and what's growing there. The visit was covered by writer Kate Irish Collins of The Forecaster.
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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.
Graduates celebrate 2018 commencement

University of Southern Maine graduates 1400 students in heartfelt ceremony

The University of Southern Maine celebrated its 138th Commencement with more than 1,400 students earning degrees amid praise for their hard work and challenges to shape their futures.

Sun Journal features USM's Joyce Gibson, 2018 Courage is Contagious Award

On March 29 Joyce Gibson, former dean of the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College, was awarded the 2018 Courage is Contagious Award.
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USM bringing lights to outdoor athletic facilities on Gorham Campus

Each of the University of Southern Maine’s outdoor athletic facilities — Hannaford Field, Ed Flaherty Field and the USM Softball Stadium — will soon have lights. With construction beginning in late May, the Huskies' first official contest under the lights is set for Friday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. as the men's soccer team hosts regional opponent Westfield State on Hannaford Field. The Portland Press Herald covered the announcement.
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USM’s ties to Iceland noted in JONAA article

A new article published in the Journal of the North Atlantic and Arctic notes USM's role in the growing relationship between Maine and Iceland.
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President Cummings interviewed on WGAN

WGAN’s Positively Maine with Tory Ryden recorded three segments with President Cummings back in February.
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Coach Flaherty reaches 1,000-win milestone

The University of Southern Maine’s longtime baseball coach, Ed Flaherty, reached a milestone 1,000 wins on May 2. Flaherty, who is in his 33rd season at USM, became the 11th NCAA Division III baseball coach to reach his 1,000th win.