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Tracy Michaud of USM's Tourism and Hospitality program.

USM joining partnership to help Greenland prepare and shape tourist industry

The new partnership — the Arctic Education Alliance — will build vocational education programs that support training in sustainable tourism, hospitality, and land and fisheries management in Greenland. The project will foster collaboration between U.S. and Greenlandic education communities and expand educational and economic opportunities.
USM student Dami Caldwell

USM student donates ‘Spread The Joy Sweepstakes’ winnings to campus food pantry

When USM student Dami Caldwell learned she would be given $500 to donate to a local effort that helps overcome food insecurity, her mind was made up in an instant. “As soon as I knew it was an option, there was no hesitation about choosing the USM Campus Food Pantry to help those in need,” she said.
Hunter Mahon and Cullen McIntyre

Two USM students receive Maine Association of Broadcasters Award

USM's Communications and Media Studies Department has selected Media Studies majors Hunter Mahon and Cullen McIntyre to receive the 2020–21 Maine Association of Broadcasters Award.
Eve Raimon and Katie McMahon

USM students researching region's complicity in slave trade

A group of USM students are working to shed light in some of the dark corners of New England history.
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USM aims to compete in modified and reduced 2021 winter sports schedule

USM's winter sports programs aim to compete in an abbreviated and local schedule in 2021, featuring a mix of conference and non-conference matchups later in the regular season that will involve reduced travel time and no overnight stays.

USM Campus Food Pantry expands with gift from Martin’s Point Health Care

A $5,000 donation from Martin’s Point Health Care will help address an urgent need for many students at the University of Southern Maine (USM): food insecurity. The gift has enabled USM to open a new food pantry location on its Gorham campus, where students can pre-order online and pick up their food and supplies in person.
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USM’s McQuade earns a pair of honors for Criminology book

USM Criminology professor Brendan McQuade recently earned a pair of prestigious honors for his examination of incarceration and the growth of surveillance in his book, “Pacifying the Homeland: Intelligence Fusion and Mass Supervision.”
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USM hosts conversation with Independent Sen. Angus King

The University of Southern Maine hosted U.S. Sen. Angus King, an Independant from Maine, on Nov. 13th for a wide-ranging, virtual conversation.
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USM contributes to CDC understanding of COVID-19 spread

Faculty and staff from the University of Southern Maine contributed to a new analysis and narrative being used by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control to better understand the spread of COVID-19.
Andrew Dolloff

USM graduate Dolloff named 2021 Maine Superintendent of the Year

In addition to receiving the state’s top principal and superintendent honors, Andrew Dolloff received Maine’s School Superintendents Association Outstanding Leadership Award in 2017 and the New England League of Middle Schools Outstanding Superintendent Award in 2020.