Portland Campus - Bedford Street construction notice
Due to City of Portland construction, please note that all summer, Bedford Street on the Portland Campus will be restricted to one lane, one-way traffic going from Brighton Avenue down to Forest Avenue. Parking lots/garage will still be accessible. Read more details here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.