The University of Southern Maine's campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston will be closed all day and evening on Sunday, January 20, 2019, for the impending major snowstorm. For more information on winter delays and closures, read our policy for Weather Delays and Cancellations.
USM School of Music hosts statewide Strings Roundtable
On September 29th, the USM School of Music hosted a statewide Strings Roundtable, the second such meeting in which “string stakeholders” (performers, educators, administrators and teachers) in the state of Maine come together to share thoughts, ideas and experiences of engaging and educating Maine youth in strings education and performance. The meeting— organized by the Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) in collaboration with USM Music professor, Robert Lehmann, director of string studies and orchestral activities, and artistic coordinator of the Portland Youth Ensembles—focused primarily on creating, fostering and sustaining strings programs in Maine public schools.
USM student leading Maine State Ballet’s “The Little Mermaid”
Veronica Druchniak spends her days studying math and physics. At night, she dances. The 21-year-old math major from Standish serves as one of Maine State Ballet's principal dancers. And when the curtain rose Oct. 7 on ""The Little Mermaid," she was the title character.
Department of Theatre's season opener ‘Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom’ receives high praise from the Portland Phoenix and more
The USM Department of Theatre opened their 2017-2018 season on the Main Stage at Russell Hall with the comic and disturbing modern horror story “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,” which runs through October 8.
Author and Walgreens exec shares stories of kindness and generosity
Author and Walgreens executive Steve Pemberton helped launch USM's $15 million Promise Scholars initiative by sharing stories of kindness and generosity, cherished moments for an orphaned boy who was often neglected and discarded.