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All Events for November 2012

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Photographs by Richard Veit

October 1, 2012 to December 20, 2012
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
7th floor Great Reading Room, Glickman Family Library, Portland Campus
USM Libraries welcome three photographic themes by Richard Veit on display in our 7th floor Great Reading Room, Glickman Family Library, September 2012 - December 2012
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Zuihitsu - smudge studio

October 24, 2012 to December 9, 2012
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Area Gallery, Portland
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Gudrid, the Far Traveler

November 1, 2012
5:00 PM to 7:45 PM
423 Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave. USM Portland campus
Lecture by author Nancy Brown on Gudrid Karlsefni, a Viking woman who, 500 years before Columbus, sailed with her husband Thorfinn to the New World where she gave birth to their son Snorri.
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Night Sky Mythology Course

November 1, 2012
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
Learn the stories of the constellations! This introductory celestial mythology course takes you on an exploration of the night sky.
2

Safe Zone Project Training

November 2, 2012
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
211 Payson Smith Hall, Portland Campus
The mission of the Safe Zone Project at the University of Southern Maine is to visibly identify and support those members of the USM community who are safe and supportive contacts for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer students, staff and faculty.
2

ArtTalk - Ahmed Alsoudani

November 2, 2012
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews, Gorham
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Honoring Social Work in Maine: 1st Annual USM School of Social Work Community Celebration

November 2, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
Join the USM School of Social Work in celebrating social work in Maine
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

November 2, 2012
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
2

IBEX FULL DOME SHOW

November 2, 2012
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The InterSteller Boundary Explorer collects ENAs (Energized Neutral Particles) emitted from the heliosphere, the "bubble" enclosing the solar system. By collecting theses particles, the IBEX probe constructs an image of this heliosphere. Explore the outer solar system with IBEX!
3

40th Anniversary Celebration

November 3, 2012
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Room 170, Lewiston-Auburn College
Help us celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Franco-American collection with traditional Franco food and music. Guest speaker: Doug Protsik, co-founder of the Maine Fiddle Camp.
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The Little Star That Could

November 3, 2012
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
4

The Little Star That Could

November 4, 2012
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
5

Portland GIS Clinic

November 5, 2012
10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
128 Wishcamper
Open to the public. Bring your Geographic Information Systems questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.
6

Writing Fundamentals Workshop

November 6, 2012
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston Campus, Room 187
Join LAC Writing Coordinator Pat Hager for this fun and informative workshop.
7

Gorham GIS Clinic

November 7, 2012
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
302 Bailey Hall
Open to the public. Bring your Geographic Information Systems questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.
7

Sexual Assault Crisis Information

November 7, 2012
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Lewiston Campus
Members from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Safe Voices will be on campus to provide information for students about sexual assault or abuse.
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Campus Safety Advocate Information Table

November 7, 2012
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Upstairs Lounge LAC
Members from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Safe Voices will be on the Lewiston campus Wednesdays, during the fall semester, from 11 am - 2 p.m., providing information for students on sexual assault or abuse.
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Table Talk

November 7, 2012
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room
Informal conversations with Chaplains & Religious Advisors
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Muhammed Bilal: "12 Steps Toward Appreciating Diversity"

November 7, 2012
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Lower Brooks student Center, Gorham
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"Environmental Justice from a Native Perspective”

November 8, 2012
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St. USM Portland campus
2012 Donna M. Loring Lecture with Winona LaDuke Lecture by Winona LaDuke, an internationally acclaimed Anishinaabe activist and author (All Our Relations, Reclaiming the Sacred), discussing indigenous strategies for a sustainable future.
9

State of IT in Maine

November 9, 2012
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
USM Abromson Center, Portland Campus
On behalf of The Maine Cyber Security Cluster and Information & Innovation Special Projects Group at USM, you are warmly invited to attend the first annual State of IT in Maine Conference to be held in the Abromson Center at the University of Southern Maine.
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State of IT in Maine Conference

November 9, 2012
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Abromson Center, Portland
Meet your colleagues from business, industry, education, government, and research. Join us to launch the Maine CyberSecurity Cluster, the hub for cyber-security related education and workforce development resources in Maine!
9

State of IT in Maine Conference

November 9, 2012
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Abromson Center, Portland
Meet your colleagues from business, industry, education, government, and research. Join us to launch the Maine CyberSecurity Cluster, the hub for cyber-security related education and workforce development resources in Maine.
9

State of IT in Maine Conference

November 9, 2012
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Abromson Center, Portland
Meet your colleagues from business, industry, education, government, and research. Join us to launch the Maine CyberSecurity Cluster, the hub for cyber-security related education and workforce development resources in Maine.
9

“Let's Can Hunger” Food Drive at Scarborough Sam’s Club to Support Good Shepherd Food Bank

November 9, 2012
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Scarborough Sam's Club, 440 Payne Road, Scarborough, ME
On Friday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., members of the University of Southern Maine Enactus team, formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), will be at the Scarborough Sam's Club to host the Let's Can Hunger Food and Fund Drive in support of Good Shepherd Food Bank.
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Open House: Muskie School of Public Service

November 9, 2012
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford Street, USM Portland Campus
The Muskie School can help you realize your career goals and equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference. To find out how, join us at our Open House. Speak with faculty, staff, and students about our degree and certificate programs, career prospects for our graduates, and more.
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

November 9, 2012
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
9

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS

November 9, 2012
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
An omni dome show about the history and science of telescopes.
10

OLLI 9th Week Celebration

November 10, 2012
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Room 133 and Forum, Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus
Ninth Week, OLLI’s end-of-semester celebration, is a wonderful way to come together in community and celebrate our accomplishments with performances of the OLLI Senior Players and OLLI Singers. We look forward to having our friends join us for this event. See you on Nov. 10!
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5th Annual Craft Show at USM

November 10, 2012
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham
This annual craft fair supports USM's men's and women's soccer teams and the field hockey team.
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OLLI Book and Cookie Sale

November 10, 2012
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
102 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus
OLLI will have a cookie and book sale open to the public. Come buy an inexpensive book and some tasty treats!
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The Little Star That Could

November 10, 2012
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
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5th Annual Craft Show at USM

November 11, 2012
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham
Athletic's Craft Show supports the men's and women's soccer and field hockey teams.
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The Little Star That Could

November 11, 2012
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
12

Toys for Tots Toy Drive

November 12, 2012 to December 12, 2012
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Lewiston Campus, drop box outside library
The USM LAC Veterans Club is sponsoring a Toys for Tots drive.
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Portland GIS Clinic

November 12, 2012
10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
128 Wishcamper
Open to the public. Bring your Geographic Information Systems questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.
13

Substance Abuse Awareness Table

November 13, 2012
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Lewiston Campus: Upstairs Student Lounge
There will be an informational table about substance abuse awareness, related mental health issues, and suicide prevention.
13

Graduate School Information Session

November 13, 2012
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
LAC, Room 283
Representatives from the Office of Graduate Admissions will give an overview of graduate school options and go over general guidelines for applying to graduate school, whether here at USM or elsewhere.
13

USM LAC Gay-Straight Alliance

November 13, 2012
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston Campus: Room 283
The USM LAC Gay-Straight Alliance will meet from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
13

Writing Fundamentals Workshop

November 13, 2012
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston Campus, Room 187
Join LAC Writing Coordinator Pat Hager for this fun and informative workshop.
13

GIS Day

November 13, 2012
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
102 Wishcamper, Portland Campus
Sam Merrill, associate Research Professor & Director of the New England Environmental Finance Center, Muskie School of Public Service will speak on "Cost-benefit analysis and community engagement for adaptation to sea level rise and storm surge - a new GIS-based approach" for GIS Day
13

Muskie School Fall Lecture Series: Mary Mayhew, "Maine DHHS: Challenges and Opportunities"

November 13, 2012
6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Lee Community Hall (Room 133), Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., USM Portland Campus
Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), will address the department’s vision of the future, the challenges that are facing Maine’s Medicaid program, and the opportunities that exist to transform the way services are delivered.
13

Author Event - Joff Foltz presents Two Men Ten Suns

November 13, 2012
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
USM Portland Bookstore
Two Men Ten Suns is set during the aftermath of Pearl Harbor and follows the lives of an American scientist, Chet Warren, and a Japanese admiral, Shigeru Yamakota. Each man battles his personal demons to win the first nuclear arms race.
13

"Education Under Fire"

November 13, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Portland
Documentary film about the Iranian government's oppression of members of the Baha'i Faith
14

Gorham GIS Clinic

November 14, 2012
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
302 Bailey Hall
Open to the public. Bring your Geographic Information Systems questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.
14

Sexual Assault Crisis Information

November 14, 2012
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Lewiston Campus
Members from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Safe Voices will be on campus to provide information for students about sexual assault or abuse.
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Campus Safety Advocate Information Table

November 14, 2012
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Upstairs Lounge LAC
Members from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Safe Voices will be on the Lewiston campus Wednesdays, during the fall semester, from 11 am - 2 p.m., providing information for students on sexual assault or abuse.
14

Table Talk

November 14, 2012
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room
Informal conversations with Chaplains & Religious Advisors
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Teacher Certification: Informational Table

November 14, 2012
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston Campus: Near the Student Success Center
Jim Bradley will set up a table displaying information about teacher certification options.
14

Discussion and Workshop for Students: Tom Lovejoy’s Looming Questions for Conservation in the 21st Century

November 14, 2012
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Hannaford Lecture Hall, USM Portland
Students with a passion for science and conservation are welcome to join us to learn how to address looming questions for conservation in the 21st Century .
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2012 Spotlight on Ecoscience

November 14, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Hannaford Lecture Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
Join us for the Biodiversity Research Institute’s 2012 Spotlight on Ecoscience to be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Hannaford Hall. Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy will present a talk entitled "The Land of Cinnamon and Gold: The Amazon Over the Five Centuries Since Orellana's Expedition."
15

RefWorks Mini-Workshop

November 15, 2012
12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Lewiston Campus: Room 147 (in the back of the library)
Maureen Perry will teach a mini-workshop on RefWorks.
15

Maine Rural Health Research Center 20th Anniversary Celebration

November 15, 2012
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Billings Nicoll Forum, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford Street, USM Portland Campus
Join us as we celebrate the Maine Rural Health Research Center and its 20 years of informing policy and supporting rural communities.
15

Pulitzer Prize Winner Barbara Walsh

November 15, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lewiston Campus, Room 285
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Barbara Walsh will discuss her book, "August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm".
15

Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission

November 15, 2012
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Luther Bonney, Talbot Hall -Portland Campus
15

Brains, Neurons and Posionous Animals

November 15, 2012
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
An intriguing and accessible lecture about the brain, how it works and why one wouldn't want to eat certain animals.
16

French Sing-Along

November 16, 2012
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Room 170, Lewiston-Auburn College
Join the Franco-American Collection for an hour of toe-tapping music, familiar favorites, and down-home hospitality.
16

13th Annual USM Royal Majesty Drag Competition and Show

November 16, 2012
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street, Portland
Each year the USM Drag Show delights and entertains. Watch student drag kings and queens compete for the crowns, and be amazed by community and professional performers.
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

November 16, 2012
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
16

USM presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE

November 16, 2012
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Tennessee William's poetic masterpiece comes to USM with direction by Thomas Power.
16

IBEX FULL DOME SHOW

November 16, 2012
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The InterSteller Boundary Explorer collects ENAs (Energized Neutral Particles) emitted from the heliosphere, the "bubble" enclosing the solar system. By collecting theses particles, the IBEX probe constructs an image of this heliosphere. Explore the outer solar system with IBEX!
17

The Little Star That Could

November 17, 2012
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
17

USM presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE

November 17, 2012
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Tennessee William's poetic masterpiece comes to USM with direction by Thomas Power.
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The Little Star That Could

November 18, 2012
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
18

USM presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE

November 18, 2012
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Tennessee William's poetic masterpiece comes to USM with direction by Thomas Power.
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Portland GIS Clinic

November 19, 2012
10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
128 Wishcamper
Open to the public. Bring your Geographic Information Systems questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.
19

Archetypes

November 19, 2012
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
A free public performance on the power of archetypes in mythology, literature, psychology and art.
20

VA's Phil Welch Visits USM LAC

November 20, 2012
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston Campus: SSC/Room 133
Phil Welch from the VA will be on campus to talk with students and answer questions.
20

USM LAC Gay-Straight Alliance

November 20, 2012
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lewiston Campus: Upstairs student lounge
The USM LAC Gay-Straight Alliance will hold weekly meetings on Tuesdays.
20

Writing Fundamentals Workshop

November 20, 2012
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston Campus, Room 187
Join LAC Writing Coordinator Pat Hager for this fun and informative workshop.
20

Professional Staff Senate Monthly Meetings

November 20, 2012
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
410 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland campus and 223D Bailey Hall, Gorham campus
ProSen Monthly Meeting - all professional staff are invited and welcome to attend
20

“Militant Motherhood and Popular Protest in Mid-Twentieth Century Canada”

November 20, 2012
4:15 PM to 6:15 PM
218 Bailey Hall USM Gorham Campus
Lecture by Julie Guard (University of Manitoba) on protests by the “Housewives Consumers Association” that helped shape Canada’s economic and social policies from the late 1930s to the 1950s.
21

Sexual Assault Crisis Information

November 21, 2012
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Lewiston Campus
Members from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Safe Voices will be on campus to provide information for students about sexual assault or abuse.
21

Campus Safety Advocate Information Table

November 21, 2012
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Upstairs Lounge LAC
Members from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Safe Voices will be on the Lewiston campus Wednesdays, during the fall semester, from 11 am - 2 p.m., providing information for students on sexual assault or abuse.
26

Portland GIS Clinic

November 26, 2012
10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
128 Wishcamper
Open to the public. Bring your Geographic Information Systems questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.
26

Arts & Humanities Speaker Series: On Nature - Coming into the Country

November 26, 2012
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Lewiston campus, Room 170
An artist’s perception of nature is paradoxically informed by artistic cultural traditions. Artist Joel Babb will tell the story of how his move from the city to rural Maine began his rediscovery of nature as a force in art.
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USM presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE

November 27, 2012
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Tennessee William's poetic masterpiece comes to USM with direction by Thomas Power.
27

VA's Phil Welch Visits USM LAC

November 27, 2012
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston Campus: SSC/Room 133
Phil Welch from the VA will be on campus to talk with students and answer questions.
27

USM LAC Gay-Straight Alliance

November 27, 2012
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lewiston Campus: Upstairs student lounge
The USM LAC Gay-Straight Alliance will hold weekly meetings on Tuesdays.
27

Writing Fundamentals Workshop

November 27, 2012
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston Campus, Room 187
Join LAC Writing Coordinator Pat Hager for this fun and informative workshop.
28

Gorham GIS Clinic

November 28, 2012
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
302 Bailey Hall
Open to the public. Bring your Geographic Information Systems questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.
28

Sexual Assault Crisis Information

November 28, 2012
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Lewiston Campus
Members from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Safe Voices will be on campus to provide information for students about sexual assault or abuse.
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Campus Safety Advocate Information Table

November 28, 2012
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Upstairs Lounge LAC
Members from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Safe Voices will be on the Lewiston campus Wednesdays, during the fall semester, from 11 am - 2 p.m., providing information for students on sexual assault or abuse.
28

Computer Science/Information Technology Job Fair

November 28, 2012
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland
Companies will be seeking applicants in the following areas: Computer science, computer engineering, cyber security, electrical engineering, information technology, project management, and other technology-related fields.
28

USM presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE

November 28, 2012
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Tennessee William's poetic masterpiece comes to USM with direction by Thomas Power.
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reception for USM art education student Louanne Schoninger and exhibition of youth artists work from Camp Susan Curtis

November 28, 2012
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kidder student Galleries/Room 103/Robie Andrews/ Art side/Gorham Campus
USM Art student Louanne Schoninger will be having an exhibition from a community arts partnership with the USM Art Education Program and Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation which will present the work of Maine Youth Artists from Camp Susan Curtis.
29

VA's Phil Welch Visits USM LAC

November 29, 2012
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston Campus: SSC/Room 133
Phil Welch from the VA will be on campus to talk with students and answer questions.
29

Relaxation Techniques and Teacher Education Information

November 29, 2012
12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Lewiston Campus: Room 147 (in the back of the library)
Lynn Poor will talk about relaxation techniques. Jim Bradley will talk about teacher education.
29

Nichiren Shu Buddhist Sacramental Ceremony

November 29, 2012
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, 23 Brighton Avenue, Portland campus
A ritual in the Nichiren Shu Buddhist tradition open to all.
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Kino Abende

November 29, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Luther Bonney Auditorium
German Movie Nights! All film viewing will take place at Luther Bonney Auditorium. Films are in German with English subtitles and typically run around two hours.
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USM presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE

November 29, 2012
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Tennessee William's poetic masterpiece comes to USM with direction by Thomas Power.
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USM presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE

November 30, 2012
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Tennessee William's poetic masterpiece comes to USM with direction by Thomas Power.
30

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

November 30, 2012
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
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