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Encyclopedia > University of Southern Maine
University of Southern Maine

Established 1878
Type: Public
President: Joseph Wood
Students: 10,974
Location Gorham, Lewiston, Portland, Maine, USA
Campus: Suburban
Mascot: Husky
Website: usm.maine.edu

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is a multi-campus public university and part of the University of Maine System. USM's three primary campuses are located in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... Gorham is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... The city of Lewiston to the right, with the twin-city of Auburn on the left. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The Siberian Husky is a medium-size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in eastern Siberia, belonging to the Spitz genetic family. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The University of Maine System (UMS) is a network of public universities in Maine. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... Gorham is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... The city of Lewiston to the right, with the twin-city of Auburn on the left. ...


Among the seven units of the University of Maine System, USM has the highest total number of enrolled students at 10,974 as of the Fall 2005 semester, with an average age of 28.5.[2]


USM is among the “best Northeastern colleges,” according to The Princeton Review’s 2006 listings. The current president of USM is Joseph Wood. Former President Richard Pattenaude became chancellor of the University of Maine system July 1, 2007. Richard Pattenaude is the current president of the University of Southern Maine (1991 to present) and the recently appointed chancellor for the University of Maine System. ...

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Campuses

Portland Campus

Luther Bonney, Masterton Hall, and the Science building at USM's Portland Campus
Luther Bonney, Masterton Hall, and the Science building at USM's Portland Campus

The main part of the campus consists entirely of non-residential buildings. Many department offices are located around the perimeter of the campus center in converted multi-story homes as well as in the major buildings. The primary academic areas of the Portland campus are business, computer science, math, English, and Modern and Classical Languages. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 345 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,504 × 1,512 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 345 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,504 × 1,512 pixels, file size: 1. ...


There is also a dormitory within walking distance of the Portland campus named Portland Hall. It is a converted hotel, and also provides housing for Southern Maine Community College and Maine College of Art students. // The campus sits on a 80-acre site overlooking Casco Bay three miles from downtown Portland. ... The Charles Q. Clapp House which houses many of MECAs adminstrative offices, pictured in 1965. ...


Gorham Campus

Robie Andrews Hall is one of the original Gorham State College buildings. It is now primarily a residence hall with some mixed academic usage on the first floor. Taken from a 1907 postcard.
Robie Andrews Hall is one of the original Gorham State College buildings. It is now primarily a residence hall with some mixed academic usage on the first floor. Taken from a 1907 postcard.

Gorham is home to most of the University's dormitories and athletic facilities. The primary academic areas residing in Gorham are industrial technologies, arts, and geology. The dorms located on the Gorham campus are listed below: Image File history File links Frederick_Robie_Hall,_Gorham,_ME.jpg Summary Frederick Robie Hall, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME; from a 1907 postcard. ... Image File history File links Frederick_Robie_Hall,_Gorham,_ME.jpg Summary Frederick Robie Hall, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME; from a 1907 postcard. ...

  • Woodward
  • Dickey-Wood
  • Upton-Hastings
  • Anderson
  • Robie Andrews
  • Phillipi
  • Upperclass Hall (temporary name) *completed fall of 2007* awaiting sponsor for naming.

Lewiston-Auburn Campus

The L/A campus of the University of Southern Maine is the newest of the three campuses and has recently built and opened a new wing in order to accommodate its rapid growth. The college on this campus is known as Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC.) LAC is committed to being a national leader in interdisciplinary education, serving as a resource for the community, providing an outstanding educational experience for its students through degree programs that are responsive to changing cultural and workplace demands and that are available to a non-traditional and diverse student body. Baccalaureate degree programs available at LAC are: Arts and Humanities, Leadership and Organizational Studies, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.


The Collaborative Learning and School Success (CLASS) program offers an exciting and innovative opportunity in undergraduate elementary teacher education. CLASS is a 4.5 year professional development school (PDS) program which includes coursework in an academic major leading to a bachelor's degree in a liberal arts field, certification to teach in elementary and middle schools (K-8), and more than 30 credit hours toward a graduate degree. All required courses can be completed at USM L/A.


An extension program in Industrial Technology from USM’s School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology and extended programs in Nursing (BS & RN to BS) from USM’s College of Nursing and Health Professions are also offered at the Lewiston-Auburn campus.


Master of Arts in Leadership and Master of Occupational Therapy degrees are offered exclusively at Lewiston-Auburn College. Additionally ,USM’s College of Education and Human Development extends a master degree in Literacy to USM Lewiston-Auburn.


Distance Learning Locations

The University offers courses off-campus courses via Interactive Television at locations in Saco, Bath, and Sanford[1] Location of city of Saco in Maine Saco is a city in York County, Maine, United States. ... View uphill towards City Hall in Bath Bath is a city located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... Location of town of Sanford in map of Maine Sanford is a town and a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Maine, United States. ...


University History

USM originated in 1878 as Gorham Normal School, later called Gorham State Teachers College and then simply Gorham State College. In 1969 that institution merged with the University of Maine at Portland (previously Portland Junior College) and became the University of Maine at Portland-Gorham (UMPG or "Po-Go U"). The name was changed to University of Southern Maine in 1978. The Lewiston-Auburn campus was founded in 1988. USM is a major educational engine in the overall growth and development of economic, civic, and cultural life in southern Maine. USM offers baccalaureate and master's degree programs as well as doctoral programs in Public Policy, and School Psychology. 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ...


Famous USM graduates

  • Actor Tony Shalhoub (1977)
  • Novelist Lois Lowry (1972)
  • Research scientist Raymond Stevens (1986)
  • Former president of the New York Times Walter Mattson (1953)
  • British politician Kevan Jones
  • Senior Vice President and CMO of Hartford Financial Jay Menario (1983).
  • Singer and songwiter Rick Charette
  • John Youngblood
  • Justin Gove aka JByllz

Tony Shalhoub (born October 9, 1953) is a three-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning American television and film actor. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Lois Lowry (born March 20, 1937) is an author of childrens literature who has been awarded the Newbery Medal twice: first for Number the Stars in 1990, and again in 1994 for The Giver, her most famous and controversial work. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Kevan David Jones MP (born 25 April 1964) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...

Athletics

The college is an NCAA Division III school in the Little East Conference. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... The Little East Conference (or LEC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the States of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. ...


References

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