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Patricia Smith

USM alumna Patricia Smith wins $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Patricia Smith, an alumna and former faculty member in the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, has won one of poetry’s most prestigious and financially rewarding prizes. The honor is the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award at Claremont Graduate University. It’s accompanied by a $100,000 prize.
USM School of Music Adjunct Professor Adam Ayan

Grammy Award-winning professor inspires students

An established mastering engineer at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Adam Ayan has also shared his knowledge with students at the University’s School of Music for 17 years, teaching courses on the recording and editing process of digital audio.
Helen Heel celebrates her 97th birthday

Scholarship established for co-founding School of Music professor

A scholarship has been created in honor of Helen Heel, a co-founding professor of the University of Southern Maine School of Music who recently celebrated her 97th birthday.

Weekly Event Highlights

Here are just a few highlights from the USM Calendar of Events for this week. Please follow the links below for complete event details.
Cynthia Randall, Scott Cook and Ashley Korenkiewicz

With new faculty certifications, School of Nursing gains ‘competitive edge’

The University of Southern Maine School of Nursing is celebrating multiple faculty and staff achievements within its Learning Resources and Simulation Center (LRSC).
Timothy B. Hussey, courtesy of his family

Inaugural Hussey Leadership Institute set for March 26

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce the first annual Timothy B. Hussey Leadership Institute on March 26, which will bring together more than 100 current and future millennial leaders to explore how to do well in business while doing good for communities.

Department of Theatre and School of Music exploring identity with the touching musical “A Man of No Importance”

The University of Southern Maine’s 2017-2018 arts season continues with “A Man of No Importance” by the musical team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by acclaimed playwright and author Terence McNally.
Dan Jenkins

USM's Dan Jenkins to be honored for work to nurture leadership

On March 6, Jenkins will be presented with the Dr. Susan Komives Research Award by the NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Weekly Event Highlights

Here are just a few highlights from the USM Calendar of Events for this week.
Dog with heart on face

Students celebrate Valentine's Day, the USM Husky way

USM students, staff and community members shared photos of their pets through social media to celebrate Valentine's Day with #MyHuskyValentine.