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USM’s Matthew Edney lectures on history of ‘Witchcasset’
USM Geography Professor Matthew Edney spoke recently to the Lincoln County Historical Association on the history of a detailed, pre-Revolutionary War map of the Boothbay, Wiscasset and Westport area. In the map — created around 1771 or 1772 — the area where the town of Wiscasset sits was labeled “Witchcasset.” Edney's talk was covered by reporter Phil Di Vece of the Wiscasset Newspaper.
USM School of Music Announces 2018 Competition Winners
Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the USM Concerto/Aria Competition and the 41st Annual Honors Recital honorees!
USM's inaugural Timothy B. Hussey Leadership Institute highlighted in Seacoast Online
Seacoast Online recently highlighted the upcoming USM's first annual Timothy B. Hussey Leadership Institute on March 26. It will teach future Maine leaders how to conduct business in a way that is good for the community.
USM Athletics' communication director to be inducted into hall of fame
B.L. Elfring, USM Atheltics’ longtime communication director, will be honored in June as a new member of the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame.
Ross pens Bangor Daily News column on proposed teacher certification changes
Flynn Ross, the coordinator of USM's Extended Teacher Education Program, wrote about proposed changes to Maine teacher certification in an opinion piece in the Bangor Daily News.
USM's Lewiston-Auburn College cuts ribbon on new Occupational Therapy clinic
The University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College celebrated on March 9 the opening of a new community clinic, offering free occupational therapy care to a variety of patients.
USM Engineering students seeking real-life efficiencies at the Portland Public Library
A service-learning initiative is giving engineering students real-world experience as consultants to several area non-profit organizations. They include Maine Health, Southern Maine Health Care and Goodwill of Northern New England and the Portland Public Library, where students are working to find lower cost lighting meant to reduce electricity costs.
Musician with ties to USM joins national "Hamilton" tour
Sam Bagala, who took classes at USM starting at age 13, has joined the first touring company of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical as its music associate.
Weekly Event Highlights
Weekly Event Highlights, March 8 - 15
Mickey Collins '91 talks concussions with Diane Atwood
Michael "Micky" Collins, Ph.D. — a leading, international voice in the treatment of people with concussions and a 1991 University of Southern Maine graduate — served as a guest recently on journalist Diane Atwood’s “Catching Health” podcast.