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Bangor Daily News publishes Flynn Ross's plea to increase pay for Maine teachers

Flynn Ross, who leads USM's Extended Teacher Education Program, is advocating for more training and higher pay for Maine's school teachers. In a Bangor Daily News article published on March 15, Ross described her belief in the need for new professionals to take the place of a graying population of teachers and the need to pay them more money.

Online publication "MarketWatch" features economist Ryan Wallace of USM's Muskie School of Public Service

A "MarketWatch" story on the City of Portland's influx of higher income workers and their gentrification of neighborhoods included comments from Ryan Wallace, the project director for the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at USM's Muskie School of Public Service.

American Journal features work of USM Artist-in-Residence in downtown Gorham

"The mural will be installed the week of March 21 on the historic, 1892 building housing Amato's at the corner of Main and South streets," wrote reporter Robert Lowell. "The Gorham mural is being developed on three permanent sign panels with acrylic, outdoor paints that cost $652. An exterior varnish will protect the mural from the elements after it is mounted."

Peyton Dostie becomes USM’s first female athlete to win NCAA national championship, earns All-American in 60-meter hurdles

University of Southern Maine senior Peyton Dostie set two school records Friday en route to winning the pentathlon during the first day of competition at the 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships held at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

Trustees approve tenure and promotion for four USM faculty members

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has approved tenure for four USM faculty members: Kelly Hrenko Ph.D., Yuseung Kim Ph.D, Alexander Lapidus Ph.D. and Peter J. Woodruff Ph.D.

President Cummings speaks at Jobs for Maine Graduates event, featured on WGME news

The University of Maine system and Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) have formally announced the the College Success Program.

PRI's ‘The World’ interviews USM nursing student Fatuma Ali discussing the transition of African immigrants to Lewiston, Maine

Public Radio International’s show "The World" interviewed USM student Fatuma Ali as part of its examination of African immigrants’ adjustment to American culture, focusing on how well they are integrating into society in Lewiston, Maine.

USM student actors finding the humor of "Reefer Madness" with hard work

Once events start spinning out of control for Jimmy Harper -- when he betrays his best girl, his parents, his church and even the local Five and Dime -- "Reefer Madness" turns darkly silly. But for actor Eric Berry-Sandelin, who inhabits Jimmy in the musical's Maine premiere at USM's Russell Hall, it's as serious as Chekhov.

USM Tourism and Hospitality program wins ‘Member of the Year’ award from Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau

The University of Southern Maine's Tourism and Hospitality Program was recognized by the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) as its 2016 Member of the Year for Leadership and Education.

USM Announces Dean's List for the 2015 Fall Semester

The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2015 Fall Semester Dean's List.