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Hill Gym Holds Seat in Perpetual Reserve for Missing and Imprisoned Troops

An empty seat at Hill Gymnasium asks fans to spare a moment between their cheers to remember the service members who never came home from war.

With its New Gorham Offices, the ROCC is a Rolling Stone No More

The ROCC has a new base of operations in Gorham, making it easier for students to help other students overcome life's difficulties.
rendering of McGoldrick Center

USM Launches Historic $46 Million Fundraising Campaign

In its third and final year, the Great University Campaign prioritizes scholarships, programs of excellence, and major capital projects in USM’s largest campaign ever.

Gem of a Jump Earns Drummey Pole Vault Championship Ring

In front of a crowd of cheering Husky fans, Ben Drummey receives the ring that he earned by winning a national championship in pole vaulting.

All Pumped Up for New Gym Equipment

New equipment at the fitness centers on all three campuses has advanced the technology available to members by more than 20 years.
Martha Sheils at EPA announcement

USM's center awarded $340k to help sustainability in Maine beverage businesses

The money will be used by USM’s New England Environmental Finance Center to help 15 to 20 craft beverage businesses — potentially including breweries, distilleries, wineries or cider makers within the state — to identify and improve processes impacting the environment. Common goals include using less water, reducing the use of toxic cleaners and finding better ways of handling waste materials such as spent grains.

Nursing Student Upholds John Lewis' Legacy of Community Action

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows presented Marwo Sougue with the John Lewis Youth Leadership Award in recognition of her extensive record of community service.
Kiwibots outside the Brooks Dining Hall

'Kiwibots' delivering meals on the Portland and Gorham campuses

In all, 15 of the semi-autonomous robots are working on campuses, 10 in Gorham and five in Portland, to deliver meals to people too busy or too occupied to walk to an on-campus dining hall or snack shop for their food.

Move-In Weekend Sets a Hopeful Tone for the Year Ahead

Students and parents share their hopes for a successful academic year between lugging all of those boxes during Move-In Weekend.

Brewery Internships Satisfy a Thirst for Science

The tests conducted on craft beer by USM interns will help area breweries prolong freshness and eliminate contaminants.