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USM President Glenn Cummings
President Glenn Cummings wrote a special Op Ed for The Press Herald reaching out to potential students urging them to think with deeper purpose regarding pursuing their education.
Upward Bound student Kaitlynn Tarbox
Developing students' confidence to pursue college -- and the skills to get in and excel -- is what the Upward Bound program is all about. A 2009 Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. report on Upward Bound participants found that they were more likely to enroll in college, apply for student financial aid and complete a college degree than other equally qualified students.
USM Guide app debuts
A free phone, tablet and web app, USM Guidebook, just debuted in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app provides resources, event schedules, support services and year-round program information for current students, prospective students and families.
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Reza Jalali, coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs at USM, alumna Julia Sleeper '11, founder and executive director of Tree Street Youth, Dr. Charles H. Norchi, professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law, and UMS Trustee Shawn Moody earned a spot due to their efforts to improve the state and educate its next generation of residents.
photo of students Laura Personette and Allison Johnston
Some of USM's most immersive and memorable learning happens on the other side of the world. Students in a leadership project recently journeyed to the South African town of Montagu, located about two hours from the African continent's southern tip. They learned to improve as leaders by first learning to overcome their sense of remoteness.
 Health and Sport Sciences and Clinical Education Coordinator Noel Neptune with USM students Shelby Watts (left), District One's representative to the NATA's Student Leadership Committee, and Leah Dell (right)
2016 has been a year filled with academic accomplishments for students in the University of Southern Maine Athletic Training Program. The accolades and recognition continued at this year's National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) annual convention in Baltimore.
Image from the Osher Map Library
Slate Magazine has featured USM's Osher Map Library and its vast digital collection in a story titled, "Mapping the Archives."
USM student studying in Wischamper Center on the Portland Campus
The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2016 Spring Semester Dean's List!
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.
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Campus Updates

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Dr. Jeff Walker and Sean Caddigan, an Exercise Science major who graduated in May, coauthored the paper, "Performance trade-offs and individual quality in decathletes," which was published recently in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
Our testing services are now in full swing! Check out what tests we currently have available and complete a sample submission form to have your samples tested. Check out our testing services page for more information.
Activision's Michael Vance came to a full house at the Ci2 to talk about the console video game industry, what it's like to work in Portland for a world-wide organization and what it takes to get "into the industry".
Student papers showing broad range of research interests of USM students.
One of the newest students to come to the Ci2 Concept Research Lab, Alex Knight, is going to use his knowledge as a Physics student to develop an immersive virtual reality experience on how stars are formed.
Campus Card and Road Runner Services are now hiring Work Study Students for Fall 2016
USM Libraries welcome you to join us and YES Art Works for their reception and exhibit, Reflections: A Collection of Portraits, Tuesday, July 12th, 6pm - 7pm, Glickman Library, 7th floor Community Events Room and UNUM Great Reading Room
We've published the latest By the Numbers, our yearly publication of the most commonly requested USM data. Check it out here.
OLLI Fall 2016 Catalog
OLLI Fall 2016 Catalog now online! Online registration begins August 2 at 10am!
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USM Events

July 30, 2016
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, 314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME
July 30, 2016
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Kennedy Park (rain location:Lewiston Public Library)
July 30, 2016
2:00 PM
McCormack Performing Arts Center at Gorham High School
July 30, 2016
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
August 1, 2016
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Advocates For Children 124 Canal St, Ste A Lewiston
August 1, 2016
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, 34 Bedford St.
August 1, 2016
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
August 1, 2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
August 1, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
124 Canal Street, Suite A in Lewiston
August 1, 2016
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium