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METRO begins Husky Line bus service between Portland and Gorham campuses
The inaugural ride of the new Husky Line — Greater Portland METRO’s new express bus service between Portland and Gorham — began Aug. 27th with cheers and fanfares.
Weekly Event Highlights
Welcome back! Weekly Event Highlights return to lead us into the Fall 2018 semester at USM. Here are just a few of the many events happening this week, August 23 - 30, 2018, visit the USM Calendar of Events for the full listing.
Alumna, environmental steward Lisa Pohlmann to give free talk Wednesday
Lisa Pohlmann, chief executive officer of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will speak Wednesday on the policy challenges facing Maine’s coastal waters.
Could USM's Olivia Mayo be the next Miss America?
Olivia Mayo, a fourth-year Communication and Media Studies student at USM, will go on to compete in the Miss America 2.0 pageant on Sept. 9.
Catch the bus to USM and beyond -- with METRO’s new Husky Line!
The University of Southern Maine's Portland and Gorham campuses have a new ride -- Greater Portland METRO's new Husky Line! The Husky Line offers increased service, access to METRO's other routes in the region, lots of great new perks (free Wi-Fi and more), and it will help USM meet its sustainability goals.
USM alumnae, professor lead effort to eradicate invasive green crabs
Two USM alumnae and one professor are leading the efforts in eradicating the invasive European green crab, which has decimated soft-shell clam populations in Maine and New England. How? The answer is quite tasty.
Meet Jeremy Qualls, USM’s new dean of the College of Science, Technology and Health
A university education ought to be so much more than lectures, labs and tests, says Jeremy Qualls, the University of Southern Maine’s new dean of the College of Science, Technology and Health. “You come here for something that’s going to impart knowledge and a curriculum,” Qualls said. “You also come to change your mindset and change the way that you view the world, hopefully in a more positive way. Hopefully you’ll be a more Informed citizen: logical, connected, accepting and aware.”
USM's Kiersten Curtis awarded scholarship and concert honoring Maine diva Lillian Nordica
Kiersten Curtis, who studied vocal performance at USM, won the prestigious Nordica Award, which includes a recital honoring the famous Maine soprano, Lillian Nordica. Curtis, along with several USM voice students won top honors at this past spring's Maine NATS (National Teachers of Singing) vocal competition.
A trailblazer, Shaelan Donovan '18 navigates her own path
Through her internship at the International Marine Terminal in Portland, to being USM's first student to study at Reykjavík University in Iceland, to working for a multinational shipping company, Shaelan Donovan '18 has been a beacon of success in pursuing new global partnerships.
USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College opens doors and builds community, Interim Dean Brian Toy says
To Brian Toy — the interim dean of the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College — just walking onto the Lewiston Campus and meeting the staff is all it takes. “I have never seen a more friendly or open environment for a student,” said Toy, who began his tenure as interim dean on July 1. “If I can get people through the front door here, I know I have the individuals here who can help those students and get them over any hurdles.”