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'Dean on the go' Joyce Gibson profiled by Sun Journal

Joyce Gibson, dean of the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC), recently sat down with the Sun Journal to discuss her life and her six years running LAC.

USM welcomes our 13th President, Dr. Glenn Cummings!

The University of Southern Maine’s 13th president comes to us with a strong background in education, both at the state and federal level, and years of government leadership experience. A native Mainer, with multi-generational roots in Maine, Dr. Cummings possesses an in depth knowledge and understanding of our communities and the various educational systems in Maine.

USM Announces Dean's Lists for the 2015 Spring Semester

The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2015 Spring Semester Dean's Lists.

President David Flanagan to retire July 3

President David T. Flanagan is set to officially retire on July 3, 2015 after serving as the 12th president of the University of Southern Maine.

USM Art Department and Side x Side Host Summer Arts Institute for Portland Public School Teachers

Through a shared U.S. Dept. of Education grant, USM and Side x Side are collaborating on Project Imagine, an arts integration program in Portland public schools. As part of Project Imagine, the organizations are hosting a Summer Arts Institute to train Portland public school teachers techniques to integrate the arts and teaching artists into their classrooms.

USM faculty and staff honored at first-ever President's Metropolitan University Leadership Awards

Six University of Southern Maine faculty and staff members were recently honored with the first-ever President’s Metropolitan University Leadership Awards at a ceremony held on June 19 in USM’s Abromson Center in Portland.

Huskies rack up the accolades after spectacular spring season

The 2015 spring athletic season will be one to remember for the University of Southern Maine Huskies. In the highly competitive athletic season, USM took home four conference titles in the Little East Conference, several national awards and one national title in outdoor track and field.

Awardees for 2015-2016 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Announced

USM's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is a scholarly fellowship that brings together diverse areas of student research and creative activities at the undergraduate level. The program fosters student-faculty collaboration with tremendous, mutual intellectual and professional development benefits.

Cruising Classroom – Boston to Bermuda with USM’s Tourism and Hospitality Students

On May 30, 17 students from the Tourism and Hospitality program will be traveling from Boston to Bermuda on Holland America’s ship M.S. Veendam for a week-long cruise as part of a class. The students have also set up social media feeds where the public can follow them on their adventures. People can follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @usmtourism, and can follow them on Facebook by “liking” USM Tourism and Hospitality’s Facebook page. They will be posting with the hashtag #USMB2B2015.

Video: USM, The Summit Project honor Maine's fallen service members

Watch as a group of University of Southern Maine students, faculty and staff embark on a 6.5-mile march around the city of Portland for The Summit Project (TSP), a living memorial to the Maine's fallen service members.