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USM hosts Maine Regional Science Bowl

Nearly 100 high school students from all over Maine gathered on USM's Gorham Campus on Saturday, March 4 for the Maine Regional Science Bowl. The winning team, Cape Elizabeth, will travel to Washington D.C. this spring for the national championship.
Photo of student Darius Iranpour, Tourism and Hospitality chair Dr. Tracy Michaud Stutzman and Meg Clews, faculty in the School of Nursing on the set of "The USM Update"

Replay: 'The USM Update' 3/6/2017

On the March episode of "The USM Update," learn about a trip to Cuba (a first of its kind within the UMaine System), celebrate 50 years of women's athletics at USM and hear from a group of engineering students who provided hot water to a Guatemalan orphanage.

USM Art Department and galleries presents USM Student Juried Exhibition through April 2

On Thursday, March 16, the USM Art Department and galleries celebrated the opening of the USM Student Juried Exhibition and awards at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham. The exhibition features the artwork of USM students, whether or not they have chosen to pursue a degree in art.
Marshall and Wheatley

USM Faculty Concert Series presents ‘Scenes from New England: Music and Texts by New England Poets and Composers’ March 17

Set against a backdrop of New England landscapes and subjects, the School of Music’s March faculty concert program will feature the texts and music of the people from the rich history and culture of our nation’s birthplace, with all of its beauty, struggle, heartbreak and triumph.
Student singer Rachel Shukan

USM’s 'Merry Wives of Windsor' draws praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer

The USM-produced opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," drew praise in a March 5 review by the Portland Press Herald's Allan Kozinn.
Image of Sen. King with Kristine Lucius and Dmitry Bam

USM hosts overflow crowd for listening session with Sen. Angus King

The University of Southern Maine hosted an overflow crowd of 600 people at the Portland Campus' Hannaford Hall on March 5 for a marathon listening session by Sen. Angus King. For nearly four hours, the former Maine governor listened as dozens expressed their feelings about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch and the current Presidential administration.
Herbs used for medicinal purposes

USM Voices: A look into USM's Holistic and Integrative Health minor

A Social Science student's perspective on the Holistic and Integrative Health minor at USM.

Three USM academic programs described as “majorly cool” by Sun Journal

USM’s Fermentation science course and Social media activism minor were mentioned in the article.

USM welcomes 54 new citizens in Portland campus ceremony

A standing-room-only crowd congratulated 54 new U.S. citizens in a morning naturalization ceremony March 3 at the University of Southern Maine's Talbot Auditorium in Portland. The new citizens stood together and pledged their the Oath of Allegiance. Then, one by one, they received their certificates of naturalization, the official proof of U.S. citizenship.
Mardi Gras at USM

WMPG celebrates Mardi Gras with Cajun food

More than 500 people attended WMPG's 22nd Fat Tuesday celebration.