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University of Southern Maine President Cummings, Ruchira Gupta, Juhi Khatoon
The University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine School of Law and CIEE, a nonprofit cultural exchange program based in Portland, are working together to provide educational opportunities for Juhi Khatoon, a young woman from India whose mother was a victim of human trafficking.
Photo of TRiO students presenting at the University of Southern Maine on student loans
The University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College will receive more than $2 million between them after being declared winners in the recent federal grant competition for TRiO Student Support Services.
Photo of Daniel Dusabimana, Next Step Scholarship winner, with Amertah Perman from Maine Development Foundation to his left, Phil Nagem of Spurwink Services and Lydia Sy from SHRM Maine State Council to his right
University of Southern Maine students Daniel Dusabimana and Joseph Mushishi have been awarded Next Step Maine Employee of Promise scholarships by the Maine Development Foundation.
Photo of Susan Sepples, associate professor of nursing at the University of Southern Maine
Susan Sepples, Associate Professor of Nursing, appeared on the Monday, July 13 edition of "Maine Calling" on MPBN to discuss the state of nursing in Maine as well as the United States.
Photo of Lewiston-Auburn College Dean Joyce Gibson. Courtesy of the Sun Journal.
Joyce Gibson, dean of the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC), recently sat down with the Sun Journal to discuss her life and her six years running LAC.
University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings
The University of Southern Maine’s 13th president comes to us with a strong background in education, both at the state and federal level, and years of government leadership experience. A native Mainer, with multi-generational roots in Maine, Dr. Cummings possesses an in depth knowledge and understanding of our communities and the various educational systems in Maine.
Photo of USM University of Southern Maine students studying in classroom
The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2015 Spring Semester Dean's Lists.
Photo of USM President David Flanagan
President David T. Flanagan is set to officially retire on July 3, 2015 after serving as the 12th president of the University of Southern Maine.
USM and Side x Side Summer Arts Institute 2015
Through a shared U.S. Dept. of Education grant, USM and Side x Side are collaborating on Project Imagine, an arts integration program in Portland public schools. As part of Project Imagine, the organizations are hosting a Summer Arts Institute to train Portland public school teachers techniques to integrate the arts and teaching artists into their classrooms.
Photo of USM President David Flanagan with 2015 recipients of President's Metropolitan University Leadership Awards
Six University of Southern Maine faculty and staff members were recently honored with the first-ever President’s Metropolitan University Leadership Awards at a ceremony held on June 19 in USM’s Abromson Center in Portland.
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Campus Updates

Veteran Roger Gauthier gets a hug from his puppy.
Even before they've earned their service dog certifications, dogs are helping veterans cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
Tonya Bailey-Curry talks about her personal challenges to becoming a college graduate and why earning her degree was so important.
Dean Joyce Gibson spoke about becoming an American, merging cultures and the US motto "E Pluribus Unum."
Six University of Southern Maine faculty and staff members were recently honored with the first-ever President’s Metropolitan University Leadership Awards at a ceremony held on June 19 in USM’s Abromson Center in Portland. Libby Bischof, Associate Professor of History and Department Chair, was presented with the Faculty Award for Advising.
Paid internships with the Maine International Trade Center in Portland are available for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.
Would you like to learn more about our program and USM from our past and present students? Visit our new "Meet Our Students" page for featured students interviews
Our afternoon listening and speaking class ventured out on their first excursion of this year's program: a Portland Walking Tour with local tour company Beaten Path Tours
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We get to greet old friends, meet lots of new students, and focus our energy on building a supportive, welcoming, and celebratory community.
We have openings in SWO 502, Critical Thinking about Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Attention Prospective MSW Applicants: Scholarship applications now available! See if you are eligible for the Expanding Horizons Scholarship....
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USM Events

August 4, 2015
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus
August 4, 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, 314 Forest Ave, Portland Maine 04101
August 4, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
August 4, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
August 5, 2015
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus
August 5, 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, 314 Forest Ave, Portland Maine 04101
August 5, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
August 5, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
August 6, 2015
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus