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USM School of Music returns ‘Home’ for 27th annual scholarship gala

The USM School of Music returned home to the historic Corthell Concert Hall for its 27th year to celebrate its students at the "Home for the Holidays" scholarship gala on December 1.
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USM initiative, STEM Sisters, encouraging local young girls to pursue science and math

The Forecaster features a new University of Southern Maine initiative aiming to help young girls in the Greater Portland area join a growing network interested in science, technology, engineering and math.
Michael "Micky" Collins, Ph.D.

Renowned concussion expert says USM made him a better researcher and clinician

Michael "Micky" Collins, Ph.D. — a leading, international voice in the treatment of people with concussions — says his years at the University of Southern Maine made him a better researcher and an empathetic clinician.
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USM Voices: Hunger Banquet teaches all to be thankful

A student's perspective on USM's Feed Hope Hunger Banquet.
Glenn Cummings

Happy Thanksgiving from USM President Glenn Cummings

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings would like to wish all members of the USM community a safe, Happy Thanksgiving.
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Houses now available for rent next to USM

Looking for an apartment? Several houses next to USM's Portland campus are now available for rent.
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Former LAC Dean Betty Robinson honored by YWCA

Betty Robinson, the former dean of USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College, was honored recently the YWCA of Central Maine.
Mark Rossnagel

USM alum recital praised by Press Herald reviewer

USM alumnus Mark Rossnagel drew critical praise for a recent piano recital in Portland with works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin.

USM announces new members to Board of Visitors, new chair and vice-chair

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to its Board of Visitors.
Students serving food at the 5th Annual Husky Harvest

USM Tourism and Hospitality program hosts 5th annual Husky Harvest

Students from the University of Southern Maine’s Tourism and Hospitality program, in collaboration with Southern Maine Community College, the Confucius Institute and USM Campus Life, hosted the 5th annual Husky Harvest, a multicultural celebration with ethnic food, entertainment and a food drive. The event took place on Wednesday, November 29 in the Woodbury Campus Center on USM’s Portland campus.