292 students, faculty, staff, and alumni logged nearly 900 hours of community service for the 8th annual Husky Day of Service. Volunteers assisted at 27 local project sites, including the Animal Refuge League, Center for Grieving Children, Maine Veterans Home, and Partners for World Health.
Alum's journey from "The Free Press" to "The New York Times"
USM was proud to welcome The New York Times critic Neil Genzlinger '77 to campus this month. Genzlinger interviewed with President Cummings for The USM Update, held a public discussion at the Glickman Library, and met with students from The Free Press, which he edited in his junior and senior years.
This year's Student Juried Exhibition was a huge success! Portland Press Herald arts critic Daniel Kany hails the work, which was created by USM students across disciplines, as "powerful." Selected works are on display through May 1 at the AREA Gallery on our Portland campus.
Dan Del Gallo wins first wrestling national championship in USM history
Making his third consecutive appearance at the NCAA National Championship, senior Dan Del Gallo established a new all-time win record for University of Southern Maine (USM) wrestling, earned the third All-American honor in program history, and became USM's first wrestling national champion.
USM and SMCC sign agreements to address shortage of engineers in Maine
The "2+2" agreements allow associate degree graduates of SMCC 's engineering program to seamlessly enter USM's programs for mechanical and electrical engineering programs, getting two full years of credit towards a USM baccalaureate degree.
The goal is to add well-educated engineers to a Maine workforce that is currently experiencing a shortage of engineers.
Award-winning journalist David Brancaccio will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Brancaccio and Mary L. Bonauto, the Civil Rights Project Director at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, will be presented with honorary degrees. We're pleased to announce that Hawo Mohamed of Portland will be this year's Student Commencement Speaker.
Commencement 2017 will be held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 in Portland, Maine at the Cross Insurance Arena. Pre-commencement ceremonies begin Monday, May 1. Click the Learn More button for a complete list.
USM Environmental Science students' research and internships made possible by gift from Poland Spring®
The gift will be used to support Environmental Science and Policy students’ educational efforts working on various environmental projects surrounding water, such as monitoring the Presumpscot and Saco River watersheds, and providing much-needed equipment for the program’s research lab.
Get an update on USM's sustainability efforts and learn how USM students are being prepared to tackle the environmental challenges facing the planet. Also, hear how USM is preparing its educators to adapt to the changing demographics in Maine's classrooms. Plus, a discussion on the findings of the first in-depth analysis of Maine's juvenile records system.