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USM’s Patsy Thompson Leavitt honored by Maine Education Association and WCSH-TV as ‘Inspiring Educator’

USM's Patsy Thompson Leavitt, an assistant professor of nursing, was honored by the Maine Education Association and Portland's WCSH-TV as an 'Inspiring Educator.'
Student Juried Exhibition awards

Portland Press Herald praises USM’s 'powerful' student art exhibition

Portland Press Herald critic Daniel Kany praised the 'powerful' art work on display at USM’s annual Juried Student Exhibition. “It’s apparent that the program and the students are thriving,” wrote Kany, an art historian who served as a juror in the 2014 exhibition. Selected works are currently on display through May 1 at the AREA Gallery in the Portland Campus' Woodbury Campus Center.

USM alumnus Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times to speak at April 13 event

On April 13, the critic will appear at USM's Glickman Library on the Portland Campus for a discussion of his career, today's newspaper business and where it seems to be headed. The event is planned for 4 p.m. at the University Events Room on the library's seventh floor. It will be hosted by Professor of Media Studies David Pierson.
Photo of Marsden Hartley's painting of Mt. Katahdin

Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition co-curated by Art Professor Donna Cassidy reviewed by the New York Times

An exhibition co-curated by USM Professor of Art Donna Cassidy art was recently reviewed by the New York Times. The exhibition she co-curated, "Marsden Hartley's Maine," is on display at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Breuer.
Photo of USM faculty member Adam Ayan, left, and Bob Ludwig, right, inside Gateway Mastering S

School of Music faculty member Adam Ayan featured in Press Herald for mastering work and recent 'MaineVoices Live' appearance

USM School of Music faculty member Adam Ayan along with mastering legend Bob Ludwig were profiled by the Portland Press Herald to promote their recent "MaineVoices Live" talk.
Erik Squire - 2017 Maine Policy Scholar

USM names English major Erik Squire as Maine Policy Scholar

The Maine Policy Scholars Program engages students from the University of Maine System in the public policy process. Scholarships are awarded annually to one student from each of the seven University of Maine System campuses to work with a faculty advisor and community mentor to tackle a real-life policy issue facing Maine.

USM's QC2 Lab featured at 2017 New England Craft Brew Summit

The 2017 New England Craft Brew Summit drew brewers, bankers, business lawyers and beer suppliers to the Portland campus for a full schedule of speeches and educational sessions. The university also hosted tours of its Quality Control Collaboratory. Created in partnership with the Maine Brewers' Guild, the lab provides testing, research and education to Maine breweries while also providing students with a hands-on educational experience.
Book Arts Bazaar

Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts to host 5th annual Book Arts Bazaar on April 9

On Sunday, April 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., the USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts will present its fifth annual Book Arts Bazaar in the Wishcamper Center on the Portland campus.
TSP Ruck memorial stones

USM's The Summit Project Ruck to honor Maine's fallen heroes rescheduled to September 11, 2017

On Friday, March 24, members of the University of Southern Maine community gathered at the President's House in Gorham to honor Maine's fallen heroes. The day was previously scheduled to be the second annual TSP Ruck, a 10-mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus. This year's event was canceled due to weather. Instead, participants gathered at an intimate luncheon to share the stories of the fallen and learn more about The Summit Project. Camden Ege, Air Force veteran, USM graduate student and TSP Ruck coordinator, announced that the second USM TSP Ruck is now scheduled for September 11, 2017.
USM Youth Ensembles at Merrill Auditorium

USM School of Music presents annual Spring Youth Ensembles Instrumental Concert on April 13 at Merrill Auditorium

On Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m., the USM Youth Ensembles, Portland's outstanding regional youth music performance program, will perform their annual Spring instrumental concert at Merrill Auditorium.