In the third episode of the second season of "The USM Update," USM President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about USM's School of Music and what it offers students (hint: it's a lot); the University's 2nd annual Day of Giving campaign, "Dare to Dream,"; and USM's TRIO programs, which help disadvantaged students attend college. Watch the full show.
Starting our program, Cummings speaks with Trae Blanco, USM director of bands, and two of his instrumental students about the work being done at the School of Music at the University of Southern Maine and what the School has in store for concertgoers this year. Watch the segment, plus check out a few clips from the Concert Band's 15th Annual Old-Fashioned Band Concert, held Oct. 7, 2017. View the segment, and visit the School of Music Box Office page to purchase tickets to upcoming concerts.
Cummings also sits down with Corey Hascall, director of alumni engagement and annual giving, to talk about USM's "Dare to Dream" campaign, which seeks to raise $100,000 in scholarship money by Nov. 15, which will be matched up to $100,000 by the University. Watch the interview to see how you can make a difference in a student's life today.
Visit the 'Dare to Dream' page on GiveCampus for more information or to donate to the campaign, and watch a video associated with the campaign. If you share the campaign on social media, tag the content using #GiveUSM.
Cummings also speaks with Laurie Davis, executive director of TRIO programs and Upward Bound at USM, about the ways in which people from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds are being supported at the University of Southern Maine. Watch the segment, and also read how a first-in-Maine program at the University of Southern Maine aims to help low income veterans prepare to become college students, thanks to a Federal grant.
"The USM Update" is a monthly, half-hour program covering all things USM. New episodes air on the first Monday of each month at 8:30 p.m. on the Portland-based Community Television Network (CTN) on channel 5.
"The USM Update" is produced by the USM Office of Public Affairs in partnership with CTN and the USM Communication and Media Studies Department.