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USM aims to compete in modified and reduced 2021 winter sports schedule
USM's winter sports programs aim to compete in an abbreviated and local schedule in 2021, featuring a mix of conference and non-conference matchups later in the regular season that will involve reduced travel time and no overnight stays.
USM Campus Food Pantry expands with gift from Martin’s Point Health Care
A $5,000 donation from Martin’s Point Health Care will help address an urgent need for many students at the University of Southern Maine (USM): food insecurity. The gift has enabled USM to open a new food pantry location on its Gorham campus, where students can pre-order online and pick up their food and supplies in person.
USM’s McQuade earns a pair of honors for Criminology book
USM Criminology professor Brendan McQuade recently earned a pair of prestigious honors for his examination of incarceration and the growth of surveillance in his book, “Pacifying the Homeland: Intelligence Fusion and Mass Supervision.”
USM hosts conversation with Independent Sen. Angus King
The University of Southern Maine hosted U.S. Sen. Angus King, an Independant from Maine, on Nov. 13th for a wide-ranging, virtual conversation.
USM contributes to CDC understanding of COVID-19 spread
Faculty and staff from the University of Southern Maine contributed to a new analysis and narrative being used by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control to better understand the spread of COVID-19.
USM graduate Dolloff named 2021 Maine Superintendent of the Year
In addition to receiving the state’s top principal and superintendent honors, Andrew Dolloff received Maine’s School Superintendents Association Outstanding Leadership Award in 2017 and the New England League of Middle Schools Outstanding Superintendent Award in 2020.
Foerster ’22 researches the positive effects of reading to people with Alzheimer’s disease
For Kacey Foerster '22, what started as a way to bring moments of connection and joy to her grandfather has become the focus of a study funded through USM's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.
Hunter ’23 wins famed Nordica Scholarship for excellence in classical singing
USM vocal performance major Kaleigh Hunter, one of two scholarship winners this year, looks forward to her moment on the Nordica stage in 2021.
USM Voices: Qiu says USM ‘brought the real me back’
Watch to learn why Finance major Hannah Qiu of Gardiner, Maine, wanted to serve her classmates as Student Body President and why she loves USM.
USM Voices: Student Helps Seniors with Alzheimer’s
Kacey Foerster ‘21 is taking time to help some special seniors in her community.