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TSP Ruck memorial stones

USM's The Summit Project Ruck to honor Maine's fallen heroes rescheduled to September 11, 2017

On Friday, March 24, members of the University of Southern Maine community gathered at the President's House in Gorham to honor Maine's fallen heroes. The day was previously scheduled to be the second annual TSP Ruck, a 10-mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus. This year's event was canceled due to weather. Instead, participants gathered at an intimate luncheon to share the stories of the fallen and learn more about The Summit Project. Camden Ege, Air Force veteran, USM graduate student and TSP Ruck coordinator, announced that the second USM TSP Ruck is now scheduled for September 11, 2017.
USM Youth Ensembles at Merrill Auditorium

USM School of Music presents annual Spring Youth Ensembles Instrumental Concert on April 13 at Merrill Auditorium

On Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m., the USM Youth Ensembles, Portland's outstanding regional youth music performance program, will perform their annual Spring instrumental concert at Merrill Auditorium.

USM Voices: Seeking activism at USM

An undergraduate student shares her view on the opportunities to be an activist at USM.
"All for Ally" bone marrow registry drive at USM

Ten schools host bone marrow registry drives in support of Ally Little

A growing list of area colleges and universities have joined USM in holding bone marrow registry drives in hopes of finding a cure for USM’s Ally Little.
Stonecoast MFA

Prestigious graduate program nurtures writers from across the globe

In 15 years, Stonecoast MFA has built a growing reputation as one of the finest programs of its kind in the country. It's a low-residency program, meaning that students spend most of the year at their homes and workplaces, interacting one-on-one with faculty and other students by e-mail, phone and Skype. And then, every January and July, they get together in Southern Maine for intensive 10-day-long residencies.
Michael Hillard, Food Studies Program executive director

USM celebrated new Food Studies Program with well-attended launch event

On Tuesday, March 21, USM's new Food Studies Program celebrated with an official program launch event at the Glickman Family Library.

Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts hosts bookbinding lecture presented by Bodley’s Librarian at University of Oxford

On Wednesday, April 5 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., the Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts will present the lecture “Bound to be together: Gray Parrot, Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press,” presented by Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford, England. The lecture will take place in the University Events Room on the 7th floor of the Glickman Family Library in Portland. The event is free and open to the public.
propaganda poster from WWI

Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? America views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

On Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., the Osher Map Library will celebrate the opening of a new exhibition of World War I maps and propaganda in recognition of the 100 year anniversary of America’s entry into the war in March of 1917. A special lecture by Holly Korda titled "Knitting for Victory in WWI: How the Red Cross Mobilized the Nation to Knit and Helped Win the War" will take place at 6 p.m.
Photo of the cast of "Pump Boys & Dinettes", courtesy of the Portland Press Herald

USM Alumni perform in Biddeford City Theater's 'Pump Boys and Dinettes'

Two USM School of Music alumni, Sarah Sturdivant, ‘03 and Kevin Smith, ‘05 are featured in "Pump Boys & Dinettes" at the Biddeford City Theater.

USM Free Press earns three national awards

USM's longtime student newspaper, The Free Press, was honored March 14 with awards for design and overall quality by the College Media Association in New York City.

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