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USM students looking for healing for Maine's First Nation population

Despite hundreds of years of hostility and neglect towards Maine's First Nation people, a pair of USM graduate students find reason for hope and healing.

USM announces annual Student Leadership Awards at annual Student Involvement Recognition Gala

At the recent University of Southern Maine Student Involvement Recognition Gala, students, faculty, and staff received annual Student Leadership Awards for their various contributions to USM and the surrounding communities.

USM's Jalali addressed crowd remembering victims of Orlando shooting

Forecaster coverage of a Portland vigil to remember victims of the Orlando shooting included comments by USM’s Reza Jalali.

USM researcher working with United Nations group on opioid problem

John Gale, a research associate from USM's Muskie School of Public Service, believes rural communities struggling with opioid addiction can learn from each other, whether they are in Maine, India or Afghanistan.

Sam Dexter '16 selected by Chicago White Sox in MLB First-Year Player Draft

Dexter, a 2016 graduate with a degree in History, is the first USM player to be drafted since the Cincinnati Reds picked Chris Burleson in the 36th round in 2009, and the 12th USM player to be drafted since 1987.

USM’s production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ receives a rave review from the Press Herald

USM’s production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ receives a rave theatre review from the Press Herald saying that it handled "emotional undercurrents with ease," and USM sophomore Brittany Burke, acting as Honey, “definitely stood out in her smaller role.”

Engineering program partnerships featured in Jessica Laplante Evan’s Press Herald op-ed on the value of service learning

In the piece, Laplante Evans shares how the Department of Engineering partners with area schools to develop service learning projects to not only better prepare students with hands-on learning opportunities but to serve the needs of the community.

Provost Jeannine Uzzi building upon USM's resurgence

When Jeannine Diddle Uzzi talks about her first year as the University of Southern Maine's senior academic administrator — and her newly permanent title of "provost" — she speaks of "faith," "hope" and "inspiration."

USM’s "Into the Mud" Challenge featured on WMTW Ch. 8 news

USM’s Into the Mud Challenge was featured by WMTW news -- they interviewed student coordinator Clyde Mitchell live. The mud-filled obstacle course was designed, organized and promoted by the USM Sports Management students.

Leadership Studies student McKay featured on WMTW for return to college, softball diamond

Considering the fact Kat McKay is balancing a family with two young boys, a full time job and a return to college, softball head coach Sarah Jamo sees her as a role model for the other student-athletes.