Over 200 alumni return to honor music professors in a gala concert
More than 200 School of Music alumni gathered to perform together in the Alumni Celebration Concert, honoring longtime University of Southern Maine (USM) director of bands Peter Martin and veteran choral director Robert Russell.
Congratulations to the University of Southern Maine (USM) team for winning the grand prize at the national Collegiate Leadership Competition! They displayed their ability to work together, communicate, and act decisively through tests like verbally guiding blindfolded teammates through a maze.
Roxanne Guildford '15 wins Fulbright student award
Congratulations to Geography-Anthropology alumna Roxanne Guildford, who has won a prestigious Fulbright award. The award will allow Guildford to follow her dream and study abroad in the United Kingdom, where she plans to study bioarchaeology, with a focus in the zooarachaeology of Europe.
The University of Southern Maine celebrated its 136th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14 with approximately 950 graduate and undergraduate students marching across the Cross Insurance Arena stage following remarks by Maine statesman George Mitchell.
Congratulations to the Class of 2016! While there are many stories to be told, we'd like to share the stories of just a few of our featured graduating students, who have made the most out of their time here at USM.
More than 30 children from Longfellow Elementary School in Portland tromped among Capisic Pond's mud and cattails as they learned from students in a wetlands ecology class within USM's Department of Environmental Science and Policy.
USM's School of Music's performance of "The Coronation of Poppea" reviewed by the Portland Press Herald
The USM School of Music's students from the Opera Workshop performed a full-length production of Monteverdi's baroque opera. Following tradition at the time, the opera includes two countertenors (one of whom plays a woman) and a soprano (who plays a man), among the colorful characters portrayed. The performance received a favorable review from the Portland Press Herald.
Lobster buoys painted by USM and area students installed on Portland campus and at the Portland Jetport
Public artwork created by USM and area students to resemble the flags of their birth countries are now on display inside USM's Alumni Skywalk and in the Portland Jetport. The artwork has been crafted since February, under the direction of artist Natasha Mayers, who served as USM's artist in residence
Peyton Dostie becomes USM’s first female athlete to win NCAA national championship
The USM senior set two school records en route to winning the national title in the pentathlon during 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships held at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.
USM Tourism and Hospitality program wins ‘Member of the Year’ award from Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau
The University of Southern Maine's Tourism and Hospitality program earned the award for its efforts to develop a program to cultivate the future leaders of the tourism industry, which is regarded as Maine's largest industry.