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Students Allison Johnston and Laura Personette
Students Allison Johnston and Laura Personette will guide followers on the journey as they and fellow classmates travel to the town of Montagu, where for the next week-plus, they’ll be working with the people in its communities.
Darien Brahms
About 25 years after Darien Brahms quit school for rock music, the Portlander quit music for school. Now 49, she's a newly minted USM alumna with a bachelor's degree and a new career trajectory. In the fall, the rocker who toured Europe will begin studying U.S. history at the University of Maryland. She plans to earn a Ph.D.
Photo of USM student Andrew Kiezulas in front of Luther Bonney hall. Courtesy of Troy R. Bennett and the Bangor Daily News
The mission of the Collegiate Recovery Center is to help recovering students complete their degrees and encourage others in recovery to enroll in classes.
Portland Press Herald
The Maine Economic Improvement Fund, administered by USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, will contribute $200,000 towards a $5 million statewide initiative to improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of lung cancer.
Portland Press Herald
A Portland Press Herald story about the ongoing opioid crisis included comments from USM's Lindsey Smith, a research associate at the Muskie School of Public Service's Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy.
Sun Journal
A feature story in Sunday's Sun Journal about rising graduation rates and hard work among Somali students included quotes by Pat Hager, who coordinates the writing center at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College.
Joe McLaughlin and Dorice Timko
Despite hundreds of years of hostility and neglect towards Maine's First Nation people, a pair of USM graduate students find reason for hope and healing.
Photo of USM Students (left to right) Ashley Rose, John Jackson and Ashley Caterina with their awards from the 2016  Student Involvement Recognition Gala
At the recent University of Southern Maine Student Involvement Recognition Gala, students, faculty, and staff received annual Student Leadership Awards for their various contributions to USM and the surrounding communities.
Reza Jalali
Forecaster coverage of a Portland vigil to remember victims of the Orlando shooting included comments by USM’s Reza Jalali.
John Gale
John Gale, a research associate from USM's Muskie School of Public Service, believes rural communities struggling with opioid addiction can learn from each other, whether they are in Maine, India or Afghanistan.
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Campus Updates

2016 Fall Course Highlights
The Ci2 is getting a visit from MIT's Susannah Gordon-Messer, Ph.D to talk about The Education Arcade and what MIT is doing with video games.
Despite hundreds of years of hostility and neglect towards Maine's First Nation people, a pair of USM graduate students find reason for hope and healing.
Joe and Dorice - counseling students
Despite hundreds of years of hostility and neglect towards Maine's First Nation people, a pair of USM graduate students find reason for hope and healing.
The Facilities Management Department is eager to share that our web link for customer work requests is active and ready for use!
Stephen Crowley, a Maine native and current Amazon employee, is coming to the Ci2 to speak and help students with anything user experience (UX) related.
USM Libraries and Maine Museum of Photographic Arts present: Barbara Goodbody: 30 Years of Photography. Exhibit June 13, 2016 - September 15, 2016. Opening Reception and Book Signing Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. University of Southern Maine, 5th floor Glickman Family Library, Portland Campus
Robie Andrews Hall
New residents move in Saturday, August 27. Returning residents move in Sunday, August 28. Move in times vary according to hall. Please check your assignment letter when you receive it this summer, which will list your move in time.
For University of Southern Maine standout shortstop Sam Dexter, the waiting game to see if he would be drafted is over as the Chicago White Sox selected the two-time NCAA Division III All-American in the 23rd round of the annual Major League Baseball (MLB) draft. Dexter, who studied History, is the first USM player to be drafted since the Cincinnati Reds picked Chris Burleson in the 36th round in 2009, and the 12th USM player to be drafted since 1987.
STEM Education
Michael Preble, the Project Coordinator at the Ci2, recently received a prestigious STEM Educator Award from the Perloff Family Foundation.
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USM Events

July 2, 2016
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 5, 2016
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
July 5, 2016
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
July 5, 2016
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 5, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 6, 2016
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 6, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 7, 2016
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium