Honors Program


Monday, November 16th Students will perform selected scenes from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin and George Aiken’s theatrical dramatization of the novel from the 1850s. 5:45PM-7:30PM 10 Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus
USM Honors student Jacob LiBrizzi publishes poem with Portland based publishing company Pine Pitch Press. The poem Cesium’s Bell will appear in the collected works issue Then, Again, centering on the theme “seconds.”
This Saturday, October 10th, Waking Windows, a music, arts, comedy, and literature festival organized by USM English major Nat Baldwin will take place in downtown Portland, ME, featuring over 60 performers in 10 venues.
Professor Assunta Kent and the Theater Department present Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It with ASL Shadow-Signing.
Poetry reading by Honors and English Professor Lisa Giles held in the USM Planetarium on April 30th at 5:30pm.
Honors Director Dr. Nancy Artz is an organizer for Portland’s Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition. Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition is an adventure where women can explore their talents, break the rules, and work with a team to develop creative ideas into successful business plans.
On the 7th of January the committee of the scholarly journal, The African American Review, publically recognized Honors Assistant Director, Rebecca Nisetich for her work surrounding Nella Larsen’s novel Passing.
For those interested in the summer session Honors is offering these two intriguing interdisciplinary courses!
This 3 credit course draws on literature, history, law, sociology, and anthropology to explore evolving conceptions of “race” in the United States. Students will contemplate perspectives of multiple writers, theorists, and community members. Special emphasis will be given to changing conceptions of “race” in Maine and New England. Experiential activities [may] include a field trip to Malaga Island, a walking tour of the Portland Freedom Trail, and participation in New Mainer’s Day.
Starting January 21st, join us every Wednesday (when classes are in session) for an hour of socializing and relaxation in the Honors Lounge (253 Luther Bonney). Enjoy tea and basic sandwich fixing, or bring your lunch. We hope to see you there!


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