The USM Update

The USM Update - November 2018

In the November 2018 episode of "The USM Update," University President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests to discuss our running theme of workforce development, as we near election day on Nov, 6 — on which voters will have the historic opportunity to approve Question 4, a $49 million investment in Maine's public university system to boost nursing, engineering and STEM initiatives and infrastructure improvements at all 7 campuses across the state.

The USM Update - October 2018

USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests to discuss the University of Southern Maine's focus on workforce development. Then, we hear from guests of the Career & Employment Hub. Lastly, we hear about one alumna's groundbreaking work in international trade while studying abroad.

The USM Update - September 2018

USM President Glenn Cummings the need to expand rural health care in Maine and how USM's new Adult Gerontology NP degree can help, the USM's Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate program and how it helps prepare students for the workforce, and how USM is getting students off campus and into internships — including 1,400 total internships in 2017 alone.

The USM Update - May 2018

In the season finale of "The USM Update" for the 2017-2018 academic year, USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with representatives from the University's nationally-accredited ASL/English Interpretation program, including Dr. Judy Shepard-Kegl, whose work around sign language and Nicaraguan schoolchildren has earned global acclaim. Cummings also discusses sustainability initiatives at USM — where they stand and where they're going — plus how USM's student Eco-Reps are making change on and off campus each day. Finally, we end the show by speaking with Bryan Waring, Melissa Cunningham and Jordan O'Hearn, three of USM's featured graduates who, like their own diverse backgrounds, represent the best of the University of Southern Maine.

The USM Update - April 2018

Host and USM President, Glenn Cummings, focuses on the university relationship with Maine Medical Center's research institute, a biology professor who is working on a fishery development and the school hub for career services

The USM Update - March 2018

In this episode of "The USM Update," USM President Glenn Cummings discusses the many ways the University is getting students into the workforce, focusing on the Master of Occupational Therapy program, the need for computer science graduates to fill Maine's growing technology sector and USM's Tourism and Hospitality program.

The USM Update - February 2018

The edition of USM Update focuses on Food Studies, the Engineering Program and the Nursing Program.

The USM Update - December 2017

This month host and USM President, Glenn Cummings talks with Richard Bilodeau from the USM Business Department to talk about the importance of creativity and entrepreneurship in today's business world. The USM choir will also perform. He will also be talking about aquaponics with people from USM's Environmental Science and Policy program.

The USM Update - November 2017

This month host President Glenn Cummings cover USM's award winning music program, Dare to Dream - USM's Alumni Giving Program and the importance of USM's Upward Bound and Trio programs that helps USM students succeed.

The USM Update - October 2017

Host USM President Glenn Cummings covers the University's tutoring services, their multicultural center and the Law School.

The USM Update - September 2017

In this show of the second season, Host and USM President Glenn Cummings covers Race & Participatory Democracy, their trip to Iceland and USM's Corporate Engagement strategy.

The USM Update - May 2017

On the season finale of "The USM Update," learn why "Thinking Matters" at USM, hear about journalism across the generations with alumnus Neil Genzlinger '77 of "The New York Times," and get an update on our Master Plan for all three campuses.

The USM Update - March 2017

On the March of the USM Update learn about the first of a kind trip to Cuba for the U Maine System. We celebrate 50 years of women's athletics at USM and we hear from a group of engineering students who provided hot water to a Guatemalan orphanage.

The USM Update - Show 4

Featured in this episode is the USM Chamber Choir.

The USM Update - November 2016

Host USM President Glenn Cummings covers campus veteran services, explores growing relationship with Iceland and the North Atlantic and talks about recovery services on campus for students.

The USM Update - October 2016

In this edition of the USM Update, USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with Rebecca Nisetche, Director of the Honors program, and honors program students, Leah Dell and Fazil Shaikh, to discuss the program's growth. Also, we take a look at our engineering program and go into USM's state-of-the-art Ci2 research lab.

The USM Update - September 2016

In this first episode of The USM Update, host and USM President Glenn Cummings interviews Vice President of Enrollment Management, Nancy Griffin. Also covered on this show is the Support Neighborhood, the Sports Management program and Welcome Weekend.