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Julia Gustafson

Fulbright candidate Julia Gustafson '20 to study landscape archeology abroad next year

USM senior and 2020 Fulbright candidate Julia Gustafson, of Falmouth, Maine, is weighing several graduate school options for next year — all of them prestigious and international.
USM President Glenn Cummings congratulates UCU.

USM Names University Credit Union as 2020 Exceptional Community Partner

USM President Glenn Cummings announced today that University Credit Union is the 2020 recipient of the USM Exceptional Community Partner Award. The annual award honors an employer partner or organization that has gone above and beyond to support the University and its mission of academic excellence and accessibility.
Bioscience Association of Maine

USM Biology Students Receive Top BioME Awards for Their Research

USM was well represented at the 2020 BioME Student Showcase of science research, as senior biology major Anastasia D'Amico of Belgrade Lakes and master of science in biology candidate Rachel Cray of Freeport were among the top-three higher-education honorees.
Jared Cash, VP of Enrollment Management and Marketing at USM.

Responding to the Pandemic, USM Increases Families' Access to Financial Aid

Jared Cash says USM has extended its deadline to apply for financial aid to June 30, 2020, and is also offering a new Welcome Home Scholarship of up to $2,000 to Maine students attending out-of-state colleges who transfer to USM to be closer to home during the pandemic.

USM Bachelor of Social Work Students Find Purposeful Work Amid the Pandemic

USM senior bachelor of social work majors Kahla Jusell and Summer Becker set aside concerns for their own well-being during the pandemic to provide direct service to people experiencing homelessness.

COVID-19 violence prevention and response information

For many people, the isolation that is being mandated in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 creates a different unsafe environment. Abusers may use concerns about the virus as a way to further isolate or intimidate their victims. No matter where you are staying or who is staying with you, you deserve to feel safe, emotionally and physically.

Gateway Community Services of Maine compiled COVID-19 video resources for Somali speakers

The following videos were created by Gateway Community Services of Maine to discuss COVID-19 resources for Somali speakers.

USM ranks among most affordable online schools in the nation

A just-released report on affordable online schools has named the University of Southern Maine as its Number 33 school in the nation. The organization — Online Schools Report — compiles practical information for college seekers and publishes its ranking of the top 50 affordable online schools.

Erika Lamarre honored as Husky Hero

USM is meeting today’s unprecedented challenge with inspiring levels of hard work, courage and compassion. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, we will highlight our Husky Heroes and their exceptional work and service to our USM Community.

USM and Gorham unveil new partnership to earn free college credit

The University of Southern Maine and Gorham High School have announced a new partnership to give high school students an unprecedented opportunity to earn free college credit. In three pathways of study — nursing and health sciences, law and liberal arts, and engineering — Gorham High juniors and seniors will have the chance to attain college credit in courses coordinated by their teachers and USM professors.