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USM announces $8.8 million milestone reached for Promise Scholarship
Over the past three years, more than $8.8 million has been raised for Promise, including over $7.5 million needed to endow the USM Promise Scholarship in perpetuity.
University of Southern Maine Announces Recipients of Essential Workers Scholarship
The University of Southern Maine (USM) is proud to recognize fifty outstanding USM students who are learning while working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic in a range of essential capacities, including, but not limited to, health care professionals, firefighters, police officers, paramedics, retail and grocery employees, child care providers, delivery services workers and transportation providers.
Gift from Androscoggin Bank supports USM’s Promise Scholarship program
The University of Southern Maine Foundation has received a generous gift of $25,000 from Lewiston-based Androscoggin Bank to help young Mainers with high potential but limited means to pursue their college aspirations.
USM’s Hillard publishes ‘Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine’s Mighty Paper Industry’
Michael Hillard, a Professor of Economics and Director of the Food Studies Program at USM, examines the paper industry’s distinctive economic, political and technological histories in his new book, "Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine's Mighty Paper Industry."
USM provost receives national higher education advising award
Dr. Jeannine Uzzi, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at USM, is the 2020 recipient of the Michael C. Holen Pacesetter Award presented by the National Academic Advising Association as part of its Global Awards Program for Academic Advising.
USM joins national commitment to global climate action on fifth anniversary of Paris Agreement
To mark the five-year anniversary of international governments signing on to the Paris Agreement, the University of Southern Maine is joining more than 1,000 businesses, organizations, municipalities and universities nationwide in committing to a national mobilization for a clean energy economy and refocusing their own operations in pursuit of climate action.
USM joining partnership to help Greenland prepare and shape tourist industry
The new partnership — the Arctic Education Alliance — will build vocational education programs that support training in sustainable tourism, hospitality, and land and fisheries management in Greenland. The project will foster collaboration between U.S. and Greenlandic education communities and expand educational and economic opportunities.
USM student donates ‘Spread The Joy Sweepstakes’ winnings to campus food pantry
When USM student Dami Caldwell learned she would be given $500 to donate to a local effort that helps overcome food insecurity, her mind was made up in an instant. “As soon as I knew it was an option, there was no hesitation about choosing the USM Campus Food Pantry to help those in need,” she said.
Two USM students receive Maine Association of Broadcasters Award
USM's Communications and Media Studies Department has selected Media Studies majors Hunter Mahon and Cullen McIntyre to receive the 2020–21 Maine Association of Broadcasters Award.
USM students researching region's complicity in slave trade
A group of USM students are working to shed light in some of the dark corners of New England history.