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Communities can rally together to repair ‘crumbling and crowded schools’, writes Flynn Ross in Bangor Daily News piece.

Flynn Ross, associate professor of teacher education and coordinator of the Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP), explains in a recent Bangor Daily News op-ed that local communities have the power to ensure the quality of their schools.

USM music professors Peter Martin and Robert Russell “kindle the fire” in their students, as 200 some alumni return to honor them in a gala concert

The spotlight shone on Martin and Russell on the stage of Merrill Auditorium as they led more than 200 former USM School of Music students from throughout the conductors' 30-plus year tenure in a celebratory concert.

King and Pingree praise USM and the QC2 Lab at New England Craft Brew Summit

Two members of Maine's Congressional delegation -- Sen. Angus King and Rep. Chellie Pingree -- toured USM's newly named "QC2 Lab" as part of the Inaugural New England Craft Brew Summit, held April 1 at the Abromson Center.

USM alumnus Justin Levesque chosen for prestigious art and science exhibition to Arctic

University of Southern Maine alumnus Justin Levesque has been invited to participate in The Arctic Circle 2017; an art and science expedition to the High Arctic, June 10th to June 28th, 2017.

Pulitzer winner, New York Times veteran Ralph Blumenthal to speak at USM

Ralph Blumenthal, a former New York Times reporter who led his paper's Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the 1993 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center, will be visiting USM.

USM Athletic Training students receive scholarships at state conference, alum of program honored

USM senior athletic training students Samantha Davol and Nate Colpitts were the recipients of the Wes Jordan and Carl Nelson scholarships respectively, while USM alumnus Kyle Gilson '11 was presented with the Maine Athletic Training Association's prestigious Bill Cox Service Award.

Portland’s lack of affordable student housing, an Op Ed by USM student Johanna Baker, featured in Portland Press Herald

In an op-ed appearing in the Portland Press Herald, USM Social Work student Johanna Baker discusses the struggles college students are currently facing when it comes to finding affordable housing while attending school in the Portland area.

USM History alum Sam Shupe to attend International Cycling History Conference, featured in Portland Press Herald

USM History alumnus Sam Shupe will participate in the International Cycling History Conference in June, where he hopes to present his research exploring how bicycles changed Maine in the 1800s.

Expect a little fiction with your movie facts, says USM's Killmeier in PopZette

Movie watchers ought to expect an element of fiction, even in a true story, says Matthew Killmeier, an associate professor of Communication and Media Studies at USM. After all, that's where the drama is, Killmeier told reporter Zachary Leeman for the online publication PopZette.

English professor Ben Bertram discusses Shakespeare’s ‘First Folio’ on MPBN’s ‘Maine Calling’

Ben Bertram, associate professor of English, recently appeared on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) program "Maine Calling" to discuss William Shakespeare's "First Folio," which is on display at the Portland Public Library until April 2.