Tourism and Hospitality


USM President Glenn Cummings

Maine North Atlantic Institute at USM hopes to position Maine at center of the trade region’s growing economy

The University of Southern Maine unveiled plans Nov. 1 for the newly formed Maine North Atlantic Institute to forge greater business, educational and social connections between Maine and countries throughout the North Atlantic. The institute will bring together dozens of on-going projects in which USM students and faculty are working with schools such as Reykjavik University in Iceland and the University of Tromso in Norway, and businesses such as Whole Oceans.
USM update filming November 2018

Replay: 'The USM Update,' November 2018

The new episode of "The USM Update" discusses our focus on workforce development ahead of a $49 million bond package, Question 4, going before Maine voters Nov. 6. If approved, Q4 will fund program and infrastructure improvements at USM and the entire university system. On this episode: making the liberal arts work for Maine; USM enrollment numbers on the rise; and amazing news for USM and the North Atlantic.
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USM's Travis Wagner interviewed on benefits of landfill mining

USM's Travis Wagner, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, has been quoted in an article about mining landfills for potentially valuable materials.
USM update filming March 2017

Replay, "The USM Update," March 5, 2018

In the March 2018 episode of the University's popular television show, USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests from the USM Master's in Occupational Therapy program, the USM Computer Science Department and the growing Tourism and Hospitality program to discuss the many workforce initiatives taking place across the University.

Mainly Bermuda!

Join AAA and USM's Tourism & Hospitality program for a fun evening to learn about a travel course on Anthem of the Seas from Cape Liberty, New Jersey to King's Wharf, Bermuda. Travel dates: May 26-31, 2018.
Students serving food at the 5th Annual Husky Harvest

USM Tourism and Hospitality program hosts 5th annual Husky Harvest

Students from the University of Southern Maine’s Tourism and Hospitality program, in collaboration with Southern Maine Community College, the Confucius Institute and USM Campus Life, hosted the 5th annual Husky Harvest, a multicultural celebration with ethnic food, entertainment and a food drive. The event took place on Wednesday, November 29 in the Woodbury Campus Center on USM’s Portland campus.

TAH 307 AFTER THE STORM: Miami to Cuba Travel Class January 11-21, 2018

TAH 307 AFTER THE STORM: Miami to Cuba Travel Class January 11-21, 2018
"Anthem of the Seas" Royal Caribbean cruise ship and tour group

USM Tourism program explores new partnership with AAA and Royal Caribbean

USM's Tourism and Hospitality program, in partnership with AAA Northern New England, is exploring new opportunities with Royal Caribbean International. Students will have the opportunity to pursue an internship with AAA, culminating in a cruise in May on the Anthem of the Seas to Bermuda.
Prof Tracy Michaud Stutzman and Tourism and Hospitality students hiking glacier in Iceland

USM joins Maine Public for talk about growing relationship with Iceland

USM President Glenn Cummings and Tracy Michaud Stutzman, chair of USM's Tourism and Hospitality program were interviewed June 19th on Maine Public's radio show, "Maine Calling," for a discussion of the state's growing relationship with Iceland.

President's Award for Community Engagement

Dr. Tracy Michaud-Stutzman, chair of the Tourism & Hospitality program was recently awarded the President's Award for Community Engagement.