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Katie Tomer, 2018 Featured Graduate
Katie Tomer, a Native American, has worked for three years with Maine-Wabanaki REACH to go into the state’s prisons. She has facilitated healing circles for over 60 inmates.
Praise for USM's premiere of community collaboration “Girl in Six Beats”
The April 21 premiere of "Girl in Six Beats,” a University of Southern Maine collaboration with The Telling Room, and commissioned by Opera Maine, was deemed a success by local press.
Tiia Kand, 2018 Featured Graduate
Kand has made the most of her time at USM. She competed as a three-season athlete in Track & Field and Soccer, served as a resident assistant on the Gorham Campus, worked various off-campus jobs and concluded her work as a Mitchell Institute Scholar.
Jennifer "Niffy" Allen and Ian Allen, 2018 Featured Graduates
Mother and son graduates Jennifer "Niffy" Allen and Ian Allen plan to march together during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony.
USM Celebrates its 138th Commencement Ceremony on May 12, 2018
The University of Southern Maine will celebrate its 138th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 12 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Close to 1400 students will be graduating this spring, including 1028 undergraduates, 369 graduate students and Champ the Mascot (otherwise known as Ian Allen, communications major).
Hediger ‘09 named Director of Planning and Code Enforcement for Lewiston
David Hediger ‘09 has been named Director of Planning and Code Enforcement for the City of Lewiston, reports Lewiston Sun Journal
Muskie School researcher suggests changes to juvenile justice system
Mara Sanchez, a researcher at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, told state legislators recently that changes to the juvenile justice system might save money and better serve communities.
Florence Auma Aliardo, 2018 Featured Graduate
Florence Auma Aliardo, a native of South Sudan, will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in social work.
USM Art Galleries closes season with 2018 Student Juried Exhibition and BFA Exhibition
The Student Juried Exhibition and BFA Exhibition close the USM Art Galleries Spring semester, congratulations to student awardees!
Weekly Event Highlights
USM event highlights — week of April 26 to May 3, 2018. Here are just a few of the many events happening this week, visit the USM Calendar of Events for the full listing.