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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.

Students in Portland's Ci2 Lab using HoloLens and Vive to create their own realities

USM's Ci2 Studio (Creative Intelligence + Innovation + Collaboration) is proud to announce that they are not only the first Maine school, but are in the first wave of developers nationwide to receive a developer license for Microsoft's augmented reality headset, the HoloLens.

Bischof mentioned in Down East Magazine piece on centennial of Maine Postcard Day

Called a "postcard Johnny Appleseed," by author Brian Kevin, Bischof travels across the state to hand out homemade postcards, complete with stamp, encouraging others to "send more mail"

Cummings honors 108 staffers in recognition ceremony

President Glenn Cummings honored 108 USM staffers who reached milestone anniversaries, including one person who marked her 45th anniversary with the university.

Noyes included in New York Times story about earning Ph.D.

The New York Times recently featured comments by Susan Noyes, an assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, in a story on earning a Ph.D. later in life.

Press Herald column featured "Husky Ruck" effort for veterans

Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz wrote a moving piece on the May 7 Husky Ruck, which raised more than $10,000 for the Corporal Mark Goyet Memorial Foundation.

USM’s Geography-Anthropology Student Association appeared in WCSH-TV show “207”

Members of USM's Geography-Anthropology Student Association were guests on the WCSH-TV show "207" for their work in making stone tools.

Osher Map Library featured in “Humanities” magazine

The Spring 2016 issue of the "Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment of the Humanities," features USM's Osher Map Library.

USM hails turnaround. Admissions numbers substantially up and budget balanced for first time in years

With USM's new student enrollment up by 19% and the budget balanced without outside help for the first time in four years, President Glenn Cummings announced today that USM has achieved a remarkable turnaround.