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USM hosting series of events on Maine's role in the Arctic region

This September and October, the University of Southern Maine is hosting numerous events relating to Maine's growing engagement in the Arctic region and surrounding the U.S. State Department's selection of Portland as host for the Senior Arctic Officials Meeting of the Arctic Council (being held Oct. 4 to 6). These events, being held at each of USM's campuses aim to educate and enlighten.
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USM’s Department of Theatre announces its 2016-2017 season

The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre is announcing its 2016-2017 season, a collection of five productions ranging in style and content from the lyricism of Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" and the whimsy of Julia Cho's "The Language Archive" to the power of "Dance USM" and the wit of the Shakespeare-based opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor." The season will conclude with a special theatre, music and visual art collaboration, "Molded By the Flow," that will hold opening nights in both Lewiston and Gorham.
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Replay: 'The USM Update' 9/5/2016

Nancy Griffin, Vice President for Enrollment Management, discusses some of the university's successes over the last calendar year, catch up with a graduate of the Sport Management program who is thriving in the big leagues, plus the sights and sounds of Welcome Weekend 2016.
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Digital Humanities project leads to dramatic radio documentary for MPBN

Dramatic stories of a 1971 strike at a northern Maine paper mill — collected by USM professor Michael Hillard — serve as the centerpiece to a radio documentary titled, "Madawaska Rebellion." The hour-long program aired on Maine Public Radio on Labor Day.
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USM to debut new cable-access program on CTN TV Sept. 5

"The USM Update", a monthly, half-hour program covering all things USM, will air on the first Monday of every month at 8:30 p.m. on CTN.

USM Corporate Partners to kickoff 2016-2017 season with millennial marketing guru Jeff Fromm

FutureCast President Jeff Fromm, a nationally known marketing consultant who specializes in reaching millennials, will be featured as USM Corporate Partners hold their 2016-2017 Season Kickoff Breakfast. The event is scheduled for Sept. 14 at 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at USM's Hannaford Hall. The venue is located at 88 Bedford Street, inside the Abromson Community Education Center on USM's Portland Campus.

USM School of Music Announces Fall 2016 Events

The USM School of Music has announced its fall calendar including a full slate of performances featuring chorales and ensembles, a musical, bands and a bash.

University of Southern Maine listed among nation’s top schools for adult learners

The nonprofit magazine Washington Monthly has named the University of Southern Maine as one of the top four-year schools in the country for adult learners. Its ranking — the first of its kind aimed at students age 25 an over — lists USM at #38. No other Maine school made the list.
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USM's Mechanical Engineering Program earns ABET Accreditation

The University of Southern Maine's mechanical engineering program has earned the seal of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
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USM chemistry students' work as analysts for Maine beer industry drawing more attention

USM's work to give chemistry students real world experience as analysts and chemical testers for Maine's growing beer industry is once again earning attention. The program was recently featured in the Portland Press Herald and on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."