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USM's TAH students plan the 2015 Boston to Bermuda cruise
On May 30, 17 students from the Tourism and Hospitality program will be traveling from Boston to Bermuda on Holland America’s ship M.S. Veendam for a week-long cruise as part of a class. The students have also set up social media feeds where the public can follow them on their adventures. People can follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @usmtourism, and can follow them on Facebook by “liking” USM Tourism and Hospitality’s Facebook page. They will be posting with the hashtag #USMB2B2015.
Photo of The Summit Project march from 3-6-15
Watch as a group of University of Southern Maine students, faculty and staff embark on a 6.5-mile march around the city of Portland for The Summit Project (TSP), a living memorial to the Maine's fallen service members.
Photo of Glenn Cummings addressing the crowd at his introductory press conference
Dr. Glenn Cummings has been named the 13th president of USM, University of Maine System Chancellor James Page announced at a May 20 press conference.
Picture of the cover of "Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System"
"Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System," released by the Muskie School of Public Service, reveals a racial bias towards minority youths in Maine's juvenile justice system.
USM MSW graduate Cheri Crossman
Cheri Crossman '15 walked the stage at the Cross Insurance Arena on May 9th to receive her master's degree in social work. The journey to earning her degree was not an easy one, and she shared the story of how she got there in the following Op Ed that appeared in the Maine Sunday Telegram.
USM Chamber Singers
Marking their sixth European tour, the USM Chamber Singers, conducted by Robert Russell, are performing concerts and recitals in Croatia and Slovenia this month. The group began international touring in 1999 and has performed in Austria, France, Italy, Spain, the U.K., the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.
Photo of Brooke Burkett, Joe Walsh, USM's Tyler Kidder and John Nelson in front of Fix-It Bike Stand
The University of Southern Maine has installed a public bicycle work stand -- the first of its kind in the city of Portland -- to let riders to make simple repairs on campus.
Maine Model UN
More than 500 potential future delegates to the United Nations were on campus this week to brush up on their diplomatic skills. USM Political Science students facilitated the 3-day conference, and they spent the past semester prepping the high schoolers through Global Education workshops.
Photo of the 2015 USM Commencement Proceedings
The University of Southern Maine graduated 900 students at its 135th commencement ceremony held at the Cross Insurance Arena in downtown Portland on Saturday afternoon.
Photo of Bikram Shrestha. Courtesy of WCSH 6 TV
USM students from Nepal are raising funds to help their friends, relatives and neighbors rebuild after devastating earthquakes rocked the country on April 25 and May 12.


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