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Food at Feed Hope

USM Voices: Hunger Banquet teaches all to be thankful

A student's perspective on USM's Feed Hope Hunger Banquet.
Glenn Cummings

Happy Thanksgiving from USM President Glenn Cummings

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings would like to wish all members of the USM community a safe, Happy Thanksgiving.
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Houses now available for rent next to USM

Looking for an apartment? Several houses next to USM's Portland campus are now available for rent.
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Former LAC Dean Betty Robinson honored by YWCA

Betty Robinson, the former dean of USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College, was honored recently the YWCA of Central Maine.
Mark Rossnagel

USM alum recital praised by Press Herald reviewer

USM alumnus Mark Rossnagel drew critical praise for a recent piano recital in Portland with works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin.

USM announces new members to Board of Visitors, new chair and vice-chair

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to its Board of Visitors.
Students serving food at the 5th Annual Husky Harvest

USM Tourism and Hospitality program hosts 5th annual Husky Harvest

Students from the University of Southern Maine’s Tourism and Hospitality program, in collaboration with Southern Maine Community College, the Confucius Institute and USM Campus Life, hosted the 5th annual Husky Harvest, a multicultural celebration with ethnic food, entertainment and a food drive. The event took place on Wednesday, November 29 in the Woodbury Campus Center on USM’s Portland campus.
New York Times' image from "The Band's Visit"

USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub receives raves for Broadway musical

USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub, best known for his title role on the TV show "Monk," stars in a new Broadway musical, "The Band's Visit." In a recent review, the New York Times' Ben Brantley described the show as "one of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by" and Shalhoub's work as "marvelous."
Twelfth Night rehearsal

Portland Press Herald praises student performances in "Twelfth Night"

The Portland Press Herald's Steve Feeney reviewed the USM Department of Theatre's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night (Or What You Will)," which opened on Friday November 10 and runs through November 19.
Image of Maine WWI Monument in Kittery

History students find Maine's forgotten WWI monuments

To Libby Bischof, Maine's World War I monuments — statues and obelisks, tablets and tableaus — are the forgotten remnants of a forgotten war. They decorate city halls and cemeteries. They sit astride public parks. And they hide in plain sight. Beginning in 2014, she began sending her students across Maine to document as many of the monuments as they could find.