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USM Free Press earns three national awards

USM's longtime student newspaper, The Free Press, was honored March 14 with awards for design and overall quality by the College Media Association in New York City.
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USM's Edward Sihler discusses recent CIA breach on WZON radio

In the interview, Sihler discussed the recent publishing of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents by WikiLeaks.
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USM signs agreement to expand relationship with Iceland’s Reykjavik University

USM President Glenn Cummings and Ari Kristinn Jónsson, the president of Iceland's Reykjavik University, have signed an agreement aimed at expanding the relationship between the two schools and providing more opportunities for student and faculty exchanges.
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USM Chamber Singers, music students, faculty selected to present and perform at 2017 Eastern Division Conference

The USM School of Music will be well-represented at this year’s Eastern Division Conference. The USM Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Nicolás Dosman, have been selected to perform at the 55th National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference from April 5-8 in Atlantic City, NJ. School of Music faculty Dr. Michele Kaschub has also been selected to present eight workshops at the conference, three of which will prominently feature undergraduate students at USM.
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USM hosts 2017 Job Fair

Over 100 employers and 650 students, alumni, and community members gathered in the Sullivan Gym for USM's annual Job Fair. Employers in a large variety of sizes and fields came March 2nd to make connections for internships, full and part-time work positions or just to network. These included cPort Credit Union, WEX, Hannaford, Hot 104.7, St. Mary's Health System and Time Warner Cable.
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USM’s Muskie School releases ‘Unsealed Fate,’ first in-depth report on Maine’s Juvenile Records System

Researchers found that individuals with juvenile records face barriers in applying for jobs and professional licenses, enrolling in the military, accessing housing and securing other financial supports. In addition, their report finds that juvenile records often lead to harsher adult sentencing and that individuals with records experience marginalization and stigmatization.
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Senior Dan Del Gallo caps outstanding career by winning first wrestling national championship in USM history

Making his third consecutive appearance at the NCAA National Championship, Dan Del Gallo established a new all-time win record for USM wrestling, earned the third All-American honor in program history and became the University of Southern Maine's first wrestling national champion.
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USM School of Music and Department of Theatre's fully staged opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," praised by the Portland Press Herald

On March 12, the USM Department of Theatre and School of Music wrapped their two-week run of Otto Nicolai’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” selling out all six shows on the Main Stage at Russell Hall in Gorham.

'Molded by the Flow' - a collaborative performance with USM School of Music and Departments of Theatre and Art opens April 14

The world premiere of “Molded by the Flow,” a multimedia, interdisciplinary performance collaboration from the Libra Professorship at USM, School of Music and departments of Theatre and Art, will open April 14-15 in Lewiston at the Gendron Franco Center for Heritage and the Performing Arts; and will appear in Gorham April 21-29 at the Main Stage, Russell Hall at USM.

USM hosts Maine Regional Science Bowl

Nearly 100 high school students from all over Maine gathered on USM's Gorham Campus on Saturday, March 4 for the Maine Regional Science Bowl. The winning team, Cape Elizabeth, will travel to Washington D.C. this spring for the national championship.