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Replay: 'The USM Update' October 2, 2017

USM Update October 2017

On the October episode of “The USM Update,” the second of the 2017-2018 academic year, University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about the University of Maine School of Law, USM’s tutoring and library services, and exciting goings-on within the university’s Multicultural Student Center. Watch the full episode.

President Glenn Cummings sits down with Danielle Conway, dean and professor of the University of Maine School of Law, as well as Maine Law students Shea Watson and Joe Greene, to discuss the school's integral role in educating Maine's future lawyers. Watch the segment.

Cummings also welcomes Naamah Jarnot, USM's coordinator of tutoring services, and student tutors Elizabeth Bull, Ellen Rollfs and Nickolas Spear to discuss the university's Learning Commons and how its tutoring sessions help students continue to excel. Check it out now.

Rounding out the episode, we hear from Anila Karunakar, coordinator for multicultural student life, about the Multicultural Student Center's importance on USM's Portland Campus and what it has in store for the coming year — including the addition of a prayer room and foot washing station to accommodate students with varying religious beliefs. Sophomore Almas Shir joins Anila to talk about her experience in the Multicultural Student Center. Learn more.

"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.

The Full Episode:

Reimagining What a Law School Should Be:

Students Helping Students Excel

Building The 'University of Everyone':