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Congratulations Benjamin Martin, Dana Hayward, and Matthew Swan!
The NEACAC College Fair is coming to the Gorham Campus on Sunday, September 28.
Left to right: Maine Senator Rebecca Millett (D-Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Scarborough), Maine Senator Dick Woodbury (I-Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Long Island, North Yarmouth and Yarmouth), and Maine Senate President Justin Alfond (D-Portland)
Members of the Maine legislature joined students, professors, staff and other volunteers calling USM students who had not yet signed up for classes this fall. Seventy-seven students enrolled for classes as a result of calls made from Portland and LAC.
female student moving into a residence hall
USM welcome returning students to campus and wishes the Class of 2016 a year filled with wonder.
Cyber Security Lab Logo
Celebrate the opening of USM's Cyber Security Lab on August 28!
President Flanagan's new leadership team will guide USM through a critical transition. The restructured team will save nearly $135,000 in administrative salaries
Photo of Art Department Entrance
USM’s Visual and Performing Arts programs announce the 2014-2015 season lineup events scheduled in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston.
Max Calderwood and Ed Moore
Max Calderwood and Ed Moore are always ready to welcome you to the Gorham Library and Learning Commons.
Congratulations to Bruce Thompson, recipient of the 2014-2015 Provost's Research Fellowship Award!
Julia Clukey
Olympian luger Julia Clukey will be the guest speaker at USM's celebration of Upward Bound's 50th anniversary.
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Campus Updates

Three University of Southern Maine Business students received a combined total of $26,000 in scholarships from the Patriot Education Scholarship Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.
Faculty at Table
USM’s Faculty Commons and the Title III Grant’s Project Team announce the Second Call for Proposals for Faculty Interest Groups (FIGs) and FIG Leaders
USM University of Southern Maine School of Music Larry Groupe
Five outstanding professionals, including Emmy Award-winning Hollywood composer Larry Groupé, are presenting master classes for School of Music students that also are free and open to the public. Three of the classes are presented in collaboration with Portland Ovations, the Maine-based, not-for-profit performing arts organization.
In an effort to ensure that the Professional Staff Senate (ProSen) is working on issues that are essential to you, we would like your input in determining which direction the ProSen takes for this academic year. After receiving staff feedback, we will evaluate the data to identify the top contenders, and the ProSen will address these top items during the 2014-2015 year. Please access the survey here:
Thursday, October 16, join us a for panel discussion followed by a community dialogue about the daunting array of challenges facing gender-nonconforming young people in public education. Will the school and their fellow students accept their gender identity and support them? Public awareness of transgender people and the challenges they face is growing and schools are wrestling with the situation.
Biphobia hurts us all
September 23rd is the International Day of Bisexual Visibility. Celebrate bisexuality, pansexuality, and non-monosexualities.
Listen to our very own Honors faculty, Professor Nancy Gish, interviewed on Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Dr. Gish discusses her recent trip to Scotland to witness their historic vote on independence.
The Next Student Senate Meeting is on Friday, September 26th at 1pm in 405 Bailey
Karen MacDonald gets to meet President Obama! Congratulations to Karen for being honored by President Obama for being named Maine's 2014 Teacher of the Year!
Karen MacDonald meets President Obama
Karen MacDonald gets to meet President Obama! Congratulations to Karen for being honored by President Obama for being named Maine's 2014 Teacher of the Year!
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USM Events

September 23, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
September 23, 2014
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Art Gallery, Gorham Campus and AREA Gallery, Portland Campus
September 23, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 23, 2014
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
September 23, 2014
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
7th floor University Events Room, Glickman Family Library
September 23, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
September 23, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center (P)
September 23, 2014
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Husky Hut, Lower Brooks Student Center, Gorham Campus
September 24, 2014
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
253 Luther Bonney
September 24, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium