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Image from Pride 2017

Celebrate Pride 2018: March with USM, Maine LGBTQ Oral History Project, and "Gay Side Story"

Celebrate Pride 2018 at these June events! March with the USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity in the Portland Pride parade on Saturday, June 16th, catch "Bar Stories" at One Longfellow Square June 9th, and "Gay Side Story" after the parade on June 16th.
Martín Espada

USM faculty member wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Martín Espada, a faculty member in the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, has won one of nation’s most prestigious and financially rewarding literary prizes.
touch tank at water festival

Interactive learning for Maine youth at the 23rd annual Southern Maine Children’s Water Festival

The University of Southern Maine Environmental Science and Policy department hosted the 23rd annual Southern Maine Children’s Water Festival on Friday, May 18 on the Portland Campus. Each May this free, day-long educational event welcomes more than 700 4th, 5th and 6th-grade students and their teachers from Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, and York counties.
University of Southern Maine second baseman and relief pitcher Jake Dexter

Dexter named to All-America team

University of Southern Maine second baseman and relief pitcher Jake Dexter was named to the All-American team, adding to the junior's growing list of honors.
Bryan Carleton sworn in Army as a second lieutenant

Carleton completes his interrupted USM education and returns to U.S. Army

Twelve years after Bryan Carleton left the University of Southern Maine to enlist in the Army — serving twice in Iraq — he is both a new graduate and a newly commissioned officer.
portrait of Camden Ege

Ege awarded $10,000 scholarship from Union Bank and Student Veterans of America

A new University of Southern Maine graduate has earned praise and a big check — $10,000 — from Union Bank and a national organization that helps student veterans succeed.
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Worldwide performer and scholar Malinda Haslett joins School of Music as director of voice studies

Worldwide performer and scholar, soprano Malinda Haslett, will join University of Southern Maine’s School of Music as director of voice studies beginning in Fall 2018. A former staff member at the Metropolitan Opera, Haslett is currently vocal division director of the Silicon Valley Chamber Music Festival.
Students from Ci2 lab Corporate Partners event

Innovative student projects presented at the USM Ci2 Lab - virtual reality, augmented reality and more

On May 2, the University of Southern Maine Corporate Partners presented a first-ever student showcase, "Look what I Made!" at the USM Ci2 Lab, an experiential student work lab focused on research and learning. The evening was the closing event in the USM Corporate Partners 2018 Spring Series showcasing innovation in education and the workplace; the series was generously sponsored by MEMIC, in honor of the newly established MEMIC John T. Leonard Chair in Risk Management & Insurance.
Huskies captain Kyle Heath

Huskies battled in regional NCAA baseball tournament

For the second consecutive year, the USM Huskies reached the championship baseball game of the NCAA Division III New York Regionals, ending an extraordinary 30-15 season.
Engineering student and professor

Interactive: Engineering Maine's Workforce

The Office of Public Affairs has mapped out news stories highlighting USM's accredited mechanical and electrical engineering programs, broken down into categories. View the interactive piece now.