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Kristin Chenoweth performs with USM musical theater students

USM students perform with Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth

USM's own Musical Theater students performed with Broadway and TV star Kristin Chenoweth to a packed theater at Merrill Auditorium. The star praised them on her Twitter account, saying they were "amazing!"
Photo of USM President Glenn Cummings speaking with Rebecca Nisetich, Director of the USM Honors Program, and Honors students Leah Dell and Fazil Shaikh during the October episode of the USM Update

Replay: 'The USM Update' 10/3/2016

Catch a replay of the October episode of "The USM Update," featuring the USM Honors Program, the Department of Engineering and the Ci2 Lab.

Press Herald features work of USM's Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center

The Portland Press Herald highlighted USM's work to help companies overcome regulations that sometimes prevent Maine goods to be exported.
USM President Glenn Cummings

USM's upward trend addressed by President Glenn Cummings to Portland business community

A strong and financially healthy University of Southern Maine will improve the strength of southern Maine, USM President Glenn Cummings told business leaders at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Cummings delivered the keynote speech at the chamber's "Eggs and Issues" breakfast on Oct. 4 at Portland's Holiday Inn By the Bay.
Maine Sen. Angus King

USM hosted day-long forum with experts on the Arctic and its changing climate

The University of Southern Maine hosted a day-long Maine Arctic Forum on Oct. 3 that included a variety of national and international experts on the Arctic region's emerging opportunities for Maine, its changing climate and its worldwide effects.
Image of Artist George Longfish

A yearning for balance — visiting artist George C. Longfish’s art prompts questions

George C. Longfish's journey took him from a reservation in Oswego, Ontario and a bleak Native American boarding school in upstate New York to art schools in Illinois, Montana and California. He taught for 30 years at the University of California Davis, helped create the school's Carl N. Gorman Museum and served as its director for 22 years. There he helped launch the careers of artists including Linda Lomahaftewa, James Luna and Edgar Heap of Birds.

ALERT: Gorham/South St. traffic delay - Mon. 10/3- Fri. 10/7

Monday, 10/3 to Friday, 10/7 South Street in Gorham will be closed around the rotary, and traffic will be detoured to Day Road, then to Bracket Road. This will take place at a minimum, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Shuttles may be delayed, please plan accordingly.
Photo of Andrew Harrris

USM Theater Department gives a tip of the hat to the Brits with new Chair Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris has become an expert juggler, with his schedule busier than ever. At the start of September, Harris was named chair of the USM Theater Department. And on Sept. 30, he'll open the school's theater season as director of the Dylan Thomas classic "Under Milk Wood." "Variety is not what I am lacking at the moment," Harris said. "I have plenty. My biggest concern is trying not to let the balls drop."
Image of George Longfish

USM Art Gallery presents George Longfish 'Indian on Indian’ on Oct. 6

USM will host an reception with Wabanaki cuisine, drumming and Honor Song to celebrate the opening of the "Indian on Indian" exhibition by artist George Longfish. The event is planned for Thursday, Oct 6, 5-7 p.m. at the Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus.
USM historian Leroy M. Rowe

USM to host W.E.B. Du Bois event on Oct. 12

The African American quest for citizenship, equality, and justice and will be the focus of a USM event on Oct. 12 with history, poetry and singing. It is titled "Becoming American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Meaning of Race and Citizenship in the Jim Crow Era."