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Husky Day of Service image by Sun Journal photographer Andree Kehn

Sun Journal photographs Lewiston volunteers during Husky Day of Service

Seven volunteers from the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston Campus joined the 200-plus force that gave their time and effort during the April 13 Husky Day of Service.
USM Professor Michael Hillard

USM's Hillard shares stories about 'Madawaska Rebellion' at UMFK

Michael Hillard, a University of Southern Maine Economics professor, returned to Northern Maine recently to share some of his research into a 1971 paper mill strike that became known as the “Madawaska Rebellion.” Hillard’s talk, held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, was covered by the reporter Jessica Potila for the Fiddlehead Focus.
cover of “Selling School: The Marketing of Public Education”

Sarah Butler Jessen of USM's Muskie School co-writes 'Selling School: The Marketing of Public Education'

Sarah Butler Jessen, a faculty member at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service, has co-authored a new book on marketing and branding in public education. It’s titled, “Selling School: The Marketing of Public Education.”
August DeLisle ‘12 and his wife, Torie

Portland Press Herald honors August DeLisle ‘12 with Source Award

USM alumnus August DeLisle ‘12 has been honored by the Portland Press Herald with a Source Award for his work as an organic farmer.
Anne Malin

2017 USM alumna named as Director of Program Development for agency in Kyrgzstan

Anne Malin, a 2017 University of Southern Maine alumna, has been named the Director of Program Development at the Global Research Institute, located in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgzstan. Malin is helping the institute and partners develop a caregiver support program for those caring for an elderly family member with dementia.
USM Associate Professor of History Libby Bischof

Bischof penned essay in award-winning book on amateur movie making history

A book on New England’s amateur movie making history — including an essay by USM Associate Professor of History Libby Bischof — has earned a prestigious award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. e book, “Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915–1960,” earned the society’s award as the 2018 Best Edited Collection and drew a write-up in the Bangor Daily News.

American Journal publishes story about USM veterans' fundraiser

Student-veterans from University of Southern Maine are working to raise $25,000 by the end of April to help fund activities, events and a make small grants to help veterans finish school. The effort, through USM’s chapter of the Student Veterans of America, was described in a news story published in the American Journal.
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Miller writes BDN column on proficiency diploma

wrote a column in the Bangor Daily News about the state's effort to institute a proficiency diploma. She described the 2012 legislation mandating the change, local and state disagreements and problems that resulted from number-related assessment codes.
USM Professor Libby Bischof presenting a poster

USM hosts first-ever North Atlantic-Arctic Collaborative Showcase

The University of Southern Maine hosted the first-ever North Atlantic-Arctic Collaborative Showcase on Friday, April 6.
Marshunda Smith conducting at the NSPO

USM alumna achieves a first in conducting the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra

Marshunda Smith conducted for the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra on February 25.