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Husky Ruck arrival in Gorham

USM community honors fallen heroes with 9.4 mile hike on September 11

On Monday, September 11, 16 years since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, 30 USM veterans, students, faculty and staff particitpated in a 9.4 mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus to honor Maine's fallen heroes.
Steve Pemberton photo

USM to host author and Walgreens' diversity executive Steve Pemberton

Pemberton chronicled his childhood in the best-selling memoir, "A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home."
Students at WWI exhibition opening

"Why We Fought" WWI exhibition opening reception celebrates student work, sparks timely discussion

On September 7, the USM Art Department & Galleries celebrated the exhibition opening reception of "Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion" at the AREA Gallery in Portland.
Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra

USM School of Music announces fall 2017 season of events, opens with visiting artist Adam Swanson’s Ragtime Piano concert Sept. 19

The USM School of Music has announced its full lineup of performances and events for the fall semester, including the popular Faculty Concert Series, the Warren Memorial Visiting Artist Series, a collection of faculty-led student ensembles, the 9th annual student-led Music Education Symposium, the annual “Home for the Holidays” gala and more.

USM alumnus to be inducted in Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame

USM alumnus Jim Graffam will be among the inductees in the 2017 Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame class.

USM professor wrote opinion piece on school funding in Bangor Daily News

USM's Flynn Ross shared her views on school funding in a recently published Bangor Daily News opinion piece.
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USM researchers earn national honors for ‘Unsealed Fate’ report on juvenile justice records

A national panel of judges from the Justice Research and Statistics Association honored the Maine Statistical Analysis Center with this year's Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award.
Image during Gorham Campus move-in

WGME-TV interviews USM students during move-in

WGME-TV Reporter Brad Rogers interviewed new USM students on Aug. 25 as they moved onto the Gorham Campus.

USM professor summarizes “Women’s Equality Day” in Bangor Daily News

USM's Kimberly Simmons wrote about the history of "Women's Equality Day" in an article in the Bangor Daily News.
Rachel Shukan, voice major, USM

USM senior wins the Nordica Scholarship

USM performance major Rachel Shukan wins the Nordica Scholarship.