New Leaders Join USM Efforts to Improve Equity and Diversity
Even before Idella Glenn began her work as USM’s new Associate Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact, she began talking with folks within USM and among the local communities. There were emails and phone calls and Zoom meetings. Her work was too important to wait for her start date or her arrival in Maine, she said.
Bilingual Maine HS students honored at event hosted at USM
Graduating Maine high school students who receive the state's first-ever Seal of Biliteracy (acknowledging proficiency in English and another language), and who attend any school in the University of Maine System are now eligible to be awarded up to 8 credits towards college language courses. The announcement was made at a UMS event hosted by the University of Southern Maine. The event was covered by WGME13 news and Maine Public.
USM Commencement 2019 — Affiliated ceremonies and events
Leading up to the University of Southern Maine 2019 Commencement, many departments are busy with special events celebrating the accomplishments of their graduating students in a more intimate setting.
'Educate. No Hate': USM partakes in Pride Portland celebrations
Dozens of USM students, faculty and staff marched in the 2018 Pride Portland parade in celebration of diversity and inclusion.
Celebrate Pride 2018: March with USM, Maine LGBTQ Oral History Project, and "Gay Side Story"
Celebrate Pride 2018 at these June events! March with the USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity in the Portland Pride parade on Saturday, June 16th, catch "Bar Stories" at One Longfellow Square June 9th, and "Gay Side Story" after the parade on June 16th.
Special USM Commencement-related events celebrated student accomplishments
The last few weeks leading up to graduation were busy with many special Commencement-related ceremonies celebrating student accomplishments in a more intimate setting.
Replay: 'The USM Update' October 2, 2017
On the October episode of “The USM Update,” 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.
USM issues statement condemning hatred and violence
USM has issued a statement condemning hatred and violence in wake of the events that occurred over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
USM official quoted in media regarding diversity in wake of affirmative action initiative reports
The Portland Press Herald has quoted USM officials in an article regarding the university’s commitment to diversity.
USM Pride - leading the way for diversity and inclusion with Asst Dean of Students Sarah Holmes
University of Southern Maine is at the forefront of efforts to provide a safe environment for the LGBTQ+ community and that work continues on. Led by Assistant Dean of Students Sarah Holmes, USM's campuses strive to be a place where all students can be true to themselves and where their identities can be celebrated.