As Maine's Metropolitan University, USM is focused on engaged teaching and learning. Through its mutually beneficial partnerships with area businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies, USM provides its students an accessible and affordable opportunity for a truly transformative higher education.

USM is the birthplace for new careers; an incubator for applied research and economic development; a training ground for public service; the ultimate accessible, affordable source of life-changing college education.   USM's Office of University Relations supports this engaged approach through communications and marketing that help make internal and external audiences more aware of the programs and services offered to the community.  

News & Events

Efforts to help veterans achieve and excel at the University of Southern Maine earned both honors from the nationwide Student Veterans of America and a meet-and-greet with former Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.
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WMPG, Southern Maine's Community Radio at the University of Southern Maine, is hosting the 19th Annual Homelessness Marathon Radio Broadcast on January 19, airing from 7-11 p.m., EST, with other stations nationwide.
The University of Southern Maine will celebrate its new Food Studies Program with a Feb. 9 launch on the Portland Campus. Speaking at the 5 p.m. celebration are USM President Glenn Cummings; Michael Hillard, the new program's executive director; Kristin Reynolds, a visiting scholar to USM and the co-author of "Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City;" and Kristen Miale, president of Good Shepherd Food Bank. The event will take place in the University Events Room on the 7th floor of the Glickman Library.
January 31, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center 88 Bedford Street Portland, Maine 04104

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The Office of Public Affairs is always ready to help the media find USM faculty and staff to provide expert commentary for news stories. 

To arrange for interviews, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 207-780-4150.