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March 2014

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Maine Citizens for Clean Elections

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections

Professor Lessig event

Sunday, March 9th - 3:00 PM 
Hannaford Hall - 88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04101

This event is free and open to the public.

Professor Lessig, who is a regular TED Talk presenter, author, and Harvard Law professor, will take us through the issue of money in politics in the most engaging way possible.

Always focused, provocative, and riveting, Lessig will get right to the heart of the matter with his unique presentation style. But don’t take it from us.

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Here’s what others have to say:

  • "Lessig is one of those rare legal scholars with both a clear narrative voice and a fine eye for historical irony."
    The Washington Post
  • "Mr. Lessig's analysis of the distorting effects of money is . . . dead on."
    —New York Times

For more information, visit mainecleanelections.org 

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Graduate Studies Open House ~ Monday, March 10th

Graduate Studies Open House ~ Monday, March 10th

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, March 10, 2014, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center
Contact Name: 
Lisa Sweet
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4165
Contact Email: 
lsweet@usm.maine.edu

Graduate Studies Open House

USM Graduate Studies will be hosting an Open House for prospective graduate students from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 in the Abromson Center Second Floor Mezzanine, on the Portland campus. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the faculty and staff who teach and work in USM’s graduate programs, talk with admissions staff, and learn more about what scholarships are available.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking in the USM parking garage is free.

Information sessions for individual programs will be held in Abromson from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. Please check back in mid-February for more details.

USM currently offers over 50 graduate degree programs, certificates of advanced study, certificates of graduate study, and doctoral programs.

To see the full list of USM’s graduate degree programs, please visit our Academic Programs page.

For more information about the Graduate Studies Open House, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradstudies@usm.maine.edu or (207) 780-4386.

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Justice for Women Lecture

Justice for Women Lecture

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland

2014 Justice for Women Lecture - Dr. Sima Samar

Dr. Sima SamarDr. Sima Samar, a renowned human rights and women’s rights advocate from Afghanistan, will deliver the University of Maine School of Law’s third annual Justice for Women Lecture on March 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Abromson Community Education Center. This event is free and open to the public. Due to limited space, however, registration is required.

Dr. Samar is chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. She is the founder of the Shuhada Organization, dedicated to the welfare and progress of Afghan citizens, with a primary focus on the empowerment of women and children. The organization operates more than 100 schools and 15 clinics and hospitals. She served in the Interim Administration of Afghanistan as the first-ever Minister of Women's Affairs in 2001-2002. Educated in medicine and committed to social justice, Dr. Samar received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, and is one of the central subjects of the 2004 documentary film, Daughters of Afghanistan. 

Learn more. 

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 
 
USM Community Bean Supper

USM Community Bean Supper

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Dining Hall, Brooks Student Center, Gorham Campus

Please join us for the first annual USM Community Bean Supper, a time to come together and welcome Spring after a very long winter.

Faculty, staff, students, and families are invited!

Adults are $10.09, children are $4.91, and children under 2 are free!

 

 

Aramark has graciously offered to serve the bean supper as their main meal that evening, and seating is available in the dining hall with students and in the Presidential/Faculty dining room.  The menu includes: baked beans (vegetarian), hot dogs, biscuits, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and lots of PIE!

We hope to see you all there, for what we hope will become an annual event.  

 

USM Community Bean Supper

Thursday, March 20th, 4:30pm-7pm (raffle at 6pm)

Dining Hall, Brooks Student Center

Gorham Campus

 

No RSVP needed--just come to the dining hall on the 20th, and pay at the swipe station (where you can use a meal plan, husky bucks, cash, or visa/mastercard).  

 

If you can't make the supper but would like to help the cause, we are also holding a 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to the USM General Scholarship Fund.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, and we would be happy to send you some via campus mail as well if you are interested in supporting the raffle/scholarship fund that way; we will also be selling the tickets at the entrance to the dining hall on the night of the bean supper.  Prizes include: 50% of the proceeds, a ticket and CD package from the School of Music, a USM Husky blanket and other USM gear, a $25 gift card to the bookstore, posters and catalogs from the Osher Map Library, jewelry, a free team entry to the Gorham Into the Mud Challenge and more! (You do not need to be present to win). For more information or to purchase a raffle ticket, please contact Libby Bischoff at ebischof@usm.maine.edu.

 

We hope to see you in Gorham on Thursday the 20th!

 

Bean Supper Committee:

Libby Bischof, History

Amy Gieseke, Professional and Continuing Education

Peggy Moore, Math

John Muthyala, English

John Reed, Environmental Health and Safety

Bethany Tatro, Residential Life

Lauren Webster Lafrance, Women and Gender Studies

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
 
 
Maine State Spelling Bee

Maine State Spelling Bee

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland Campus

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Maine State Spelling Bee

On Saturday March 22nd the Maine State Spelling Bee will be held at the University of Southern Maine at 2pm. 

March 22, 2014
2 p.m.
Hannaford Lecture Hall

The Maine State Spelling Bee is an event brought to you by MaineToday Media. The spelling bee is a tradition that not only improves students’ spelling skills but also provides a valuable experience for developing skills such as public speaking and stage presence.

The Maine State Spelling Bee is the state competition and sends only one competitor to the Scripps National Spelling Bee held in Washington, D.C.

For more information, please visit mainetodaymedia.com/events/maine-state-spelling-bee/

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IMA Southern Maine Chapter March 2014 Meeting - Fraud Prevention and Internal Controls.

IMA Southern Maine Chapter March 2014 Meeting - Fraud Prevention and Internal Controls.

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Wishcamper, USM Portland Campus

 

 

 

 

 

Do you know where your money is?

Join IMA’s Southern Maine Chapter on March 26, 2014 at 4:30PM in the Wishcamper Center on the USM Portland Campus to learn how to keep your organization safe.  Robert Brown of The CPA Solution, LLC, will present on Fraud Prevention and Internal Controls.

Bob Brown is the founding partner of The CPA Solution, LLC, a firm specializing in fraud prevention and detection, forensic accounting and fractional CFO services.  He is a former CFO and audit manager.  As a speaker and industry expert, he has been invited to address audiences at colleges, universities and professional groups on issues of accounting fraud.  He enjoys the challenges of providing custom accounting training for convention workshops and private organizations.  He has also published numerous articles in his field.

Bob is a member in good standing of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants and The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.   

To learn more contact kbustamante@hinfonet.org.

 Learn more.

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DePue Brothers Band

DePue Brothers Band

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus

DePue Brothers Band

Progressive bluegrass has never sounded so good or been so fun. Classically trained with a love for rock and blues, this band of brothers has been making music together for over 25 years. Based in Philadelphia, brother Wallace plays with and is the assistant concertmaster for the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra, while his younger sibling Jason is a first violin with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Joined by drummer Don Liuzzi (principal timpanist for the Orchestra), guitarist Mark Cosgrove (a regular with the David Bromberg Band), and bassist Kevin MacConnell, who’s sought after in the jazz world — the DePue Brothers take bluegrass to an entirely new place.

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Tickets: $38
Portland Ovation Members: $35
Student Deal: $10

Visit Portland Ovations for tickets and additional information.

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