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Trae Blanco: Conducting, teaching and learning
"There are all of these great musical happenings in downtown Portland," said Trae Blanco, USM's Director of Bands. "I think the next step for us is to connect to this big musical scene, to be near them."
Note on Portland Campus parking
If you have the opportunity to take the shuttle, public transportation or carpool when coming to our Portland campus, that would be great. Please give yourself extra time, especially on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
USM Tourism program explores new partnership with AAA and Royal Caribbean
USM's Tourism and Hospitality program, in partnership with AAA Northern New England, is exploring new opportunities with Royal Caribbean International. Students will have the opportunity to pursue an internship with AAA, culminating in a cruise in May on the Anthem of the Seas to Bermuda.
Afghanistan veteran and former congressional staffer enrolls at USM
To new USM student Rob McCann, life has been a long, long march. As a boots-on-the-ground Marine, he trekked across the Afghan city of Marjah, carrying rockets amid the war's single biggest offensive. As a veteran, he hiked the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, raising money in the memory of a fallen brother Marine. And he found his own peace.
At opera’s world premiere, Sonenberg delivers a home run
USM professor Dan Sonenberg’s “The Summer King” earns praise at its world premiere at the Pittsburgh Opera. The event drew praise by the Portland Press Herald.
USM Athletics assisting with hurricane relief
The USM Department of Athletics is collecting items to donate to hurricane relief efforts in wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
AP interview with USM's Nancy Davis Griffin circulated nationwide
"This is really about how education lifts this group of students out of poverty," said Nancy Davis Griffin, USM's vice president for enrollment management & student affairs. "And that's what we're doing."
Replay: 'The USM Update,' September 4, 2017
In the first episode of "The USM Update" of the academic year, USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests to talk about corporate partnerships; the upcoming Convocation theme, "Race and Participatory Democracy;" and the USM Honors Abroad program.
Replay: 'The USM Update' September 9, 2017
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USM community honors fallen heroes with 9.4 mile hike on September 11
In an event covered by a variety of local media, 30 USM veterans, students, faculty and staff participated in a 9.4 mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus to honor Maine's fallen heroes.