Congratulations to Andrew Kiezulas, a founder of USM's Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC), who was honored as "Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year" at the national Association of Recovery in Higher Education conference in Washington, DC.
USM was the first university in Maine to have gender-neutral housing for students and a center dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community. Over the last 20+ years, USM's Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity has educated thousands of students, faculty, and staff on how to be supportive allies through Safe Zone training
Alumna and filmmaker Vickie Morgan '16 hopes to find new insight into the gun control debate with her upcoming documentary. Vickie plans to involve people from both sides of the divisive issue, allowing them to discuss their different opinions with each other.
After teaching immigrant children from Somalia, Djibouti, Angola, Congo, and Kenya in Maine classrooms, Amy Quirion '16 has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to continue her work in Indonesia.
Sen. Angus King greets Model U.N. delegates at Gorham campus
At a speech during the 2017 Maine Model U.N. Conference — a three-day event at USM where high schoolers act as delegates to the United Nations — Senator King offered a plea for both risks and compromise. "Learn to make a difference," King told the 550 student delegates gathered in Gorham's Costello Sports Complex.
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.
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.
On the season finale of "The USM Update," learn why "Thinking Matters" at USM, hear about journalism across the generations with alumnus Neil Genzlinger '77 of "The New York Times" and Krysteana Scribner, editor-in-chief of the USM Free Press, and get an update on the master plan process for all three campuses.