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An Auburn company's decision to spin-off a successful niche business into its own division — creating precision environments for growing medical marijuana — drew praise from Ryan Wallace, the director of the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at USM, in a news story published Oct. 16 in the Lewiston Sun Journal.
The USM Board of Visitors is an active group of volunteers who assists President Glenn Cummings in a range of activities including advocating for the university and raising private funds.
The University of Southern Maine along with the University of Maine will receive $115,000 for their University Center Economic Development Program.
Dr. Susan Feiner, a professor of economics and Women Gender Studies, and Dr. Flynn Ross, a professor of education wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News. The article focused on the hardships Maine residents face when it comes to higher education.
Dr. Ronald J. Schmidt Jr. a professor of Political Science at USM was a guest on MPBN's "Maine Calling". Schmidt was on a segment that analyzed the first Presidential debate.
An Oct. 12 event recognizing author W.E.B. Du Bois -- featuring a lecture by Assistant Professor Leroy Rowe, poetry readings, and performances by the USM Chamber Singers -- drew praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer Allan Kozinn.
Internationally known Native American artist George Longfish still paints and still teaches a bit. This fall, the USM visiting artist has scheduled a pair of classes with USM students, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and Nov. 15 at the Art Gallery in Gorham.
USM Art alumnus Justin Levesque's unique ICELANDx207 Eimskip shipping container art exhibition is a tribute to his 9-day voyage spent aboard the MV Selfoss traveling the shipping route to Reykjavik and represents the intersections of culture and commerce. His artwork is being showcased in several locations on the USM Portland Campus, and recently appeared in Congress Square Park.
USM's Lewiston-Auburn College will host the 3rd Annual Creative Health Conference titled "Creative Health 3!" on Saturday, Oct. 15.
USM's own Musical Theater students performed with Broadway and TV star Kristin Chenoweth to a packed theater at Merrill Auditorium. The star praised them on her Twitter account, saying they were "amazing!"