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All Events for September 2013

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For New Music Majors - New Student Orientation

September 2, 2013
9:30 AM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
USM faculty and staff will give an orientation to new music majors.
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USM Enactus Meeting

September 4, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
327 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland Campus
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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

September 4, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
An omni dome show about the history and science of telescopes
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 6, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 6, 2013
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 7, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 8, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Portland GIS Clinic

September 9, 2013
12:30 PM to 2:30 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.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 9, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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The Philosopher's Dome

September 9, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A new program begins at the planetarium. Enter "The Philosopher's Dome" and join others in philosophical discussions. Admission by donation
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First Queer Straight Alliance group meeting (Portland)

September 10, 2013
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
All LGBTQ and Allied students and their guests are welcome to attend QSA meetings.
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Gorham GIS Clinic

September 11, 2013
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.
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Flag Raising Ceremony

September 11, 2013
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Lewiston campus, Outside by flagpoles, Main entrance
To honor those who lost their lives on 9-11 as well as those who fight for our freedom today.
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Table Talk with Religious and Spiritual Life

September 11, 2013
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Cafeteria (look for the Table Talk sign)
Bring your lunch and join representatives from the Religious and Spiritual Life Council in a lively and insightful "table talk."
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Recognizing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Lunch and Learn

September 11, 2013
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Lewiston campus, Room 285
A panel from three organizations to discuss post traumatic stress disorder, what to look for and where there is help for anyone suffering from P.T.S.D.
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USM Enactus Meeting

September 11, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
327 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland Campus
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 11, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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LGBTQA Fruit and Ice Cream Social

September 11, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Brooks Student Center, Gorham Campus
Welcome to all the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied members of the community!
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Grading with Blackboard's Rubric Tool

September 12, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
423/424 Glickman Library
Presentation of Blackboard's rubric tool - how to create and use a rubric for grading assignments and discussions.
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School of Nursing Welcome Back Meet and Greet

September 12, 2013
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Abromson Center, Room 109/110, Portland
Come and meet School of Nursing Faculty and Staff and your fellow classmates at our 2013 welcome event!
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Tea & Cookies with Divest UMaine

September 12, 2013
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Brooks Student Center
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4th Annual Patient Safety Academy

September 13, 2013
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
4th Annual Patient Safety Academy is open to any individual interested or engaged in patient safety activity, and will be held September 13, 2013 at the Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 13, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Maine-ly British Brass: A Tribute to the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and the London Brass

September 13, 2013
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Come hear the best of the USM Faculty and Alumni playing the best brass music presented in the memory of the Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble of England! Betty Rines and friends, conducted by Peter Martin.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 13, 2013
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Sea Kayaking Series with Southern Maine Outdoor Recreation (S.M.O.R.)

September 14, 2013
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sign up at Sullivan Rec & Fitness Complex, Portland Campus
Sea Kayaking Series with Southern Maine Outdoor Recreation (S.M.O.R.) When: September 14th or 15th Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm Where: Cow Island Cost: Only $35 for students Only 45$ for others (Transportation included)
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

September 14, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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Sea Kayaking Series with Southern Maine Outdoor Recreation (S.M.O.R.)

September 15, 2013
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sign up at Sullivan Rec & Fitness Complex, Portland Campus
Sea Kayaking Series with Southern Maine Outdoor Recreation (S.M.O.R.) When: September 14th or 15th Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm Where: Cow Island Cost: Only $35 for students Only 45$ for others (Transportation included)
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 15, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Tim Burns Graduate Composition Recital

September 15, 2013
5:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
The USM School of Music presents graduate composition student Tim Burns in a recital of original works, with numerous guest performers.
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Portland GIS Clinic

September 16, 2013
12:30 PM to 2:30 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.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 16, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Graduate School Information Session

September 16, 2013
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Abromson Community Education Center, Room 212
USM's Graduate Admissions Office is offering information sessions for students thinking about graduate school.
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Looking Uphill: The Challenge of Managing Water Resources in the Casco Bay Region

September 17, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lee Auditorium (133 Wishcamper), Portland Campus
Presentation by Curtis Bohlen, Director, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
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Gorham GIS Clinic

September 18, 2013
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.
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Table Talk with Religious and Spiritual Life

September 18, 2013
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Cafeteria (look for the Table Talk sign)
Bring your lunch and join representatives from the Religious and Spiritual Life Council in a lively and insightful "table talk."
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USM Enactus Meeting

September 18, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
327 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland Campus
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Faculty Discussion: Things We Wish That We Knew When We Went On-line For the First Time

September 18, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Room 216, Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
Thinking about developing an on-line course? Wondering what you should know as you consider embarking down this path? A panel of four faculty will discuss what they wished they knew from the get-go.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 18, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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IMA Southern Maine Chapter Meeting

September 19, 2013
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
IMA Southern Maine - The Association of Accountants and Finance Professionals in Business - September meeting. Presentation by Dan Tetu, Vice President of Norton Financial Services.
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LGBTQA Center Welcome Social (Portland)

September 19, 2013
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
Welcome to all the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied members of the community!
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Beyond the Discussion Board

September 19, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Glickman Library Rooms 423/424
CTEL Emerging Learning Technologies Workshop: Beyond the Discussion Board will explore ways that instructors can enhance interaction within their online courses using new interactive, such as Adobe Connect, GoReact, VoiceThread, and Google + Communties.
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Politics Then and Now: Former U.S. Congressman Tom Allen

September 19, 2013
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Lee Community Hall (Rm 133), Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
This Fall 2013 speaker series will address questions such as: How was politics “played” in earlier times in Maine and the nation? How has that changed today? How did this come about? What are the implications of our continuing along this path? And, what will it take to change course?
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Science Lecture: Enhancing the Quality and Safety of Patient Care

September 19, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
200 Payson Smith Hall
This presentation will introduce the audience to health information technology as it is emerging in the U.S. as an important component of our health care system.
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Agents of Change Conference

September 20, 2013
8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
Agents of Change is an in-person and online conference dedicated to helping you leverage the three most important channels in digital marketing today: search, social & mobile. Tickets available online.
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Welcome Event for New Faculty

September 20, 2013
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
7th floor of Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus
Faculty Commons Welcome Event for New Faculty
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French Sing-Along Session

September 20, 2013
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Room 170, USM LAC, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston
An hour of traditional French and French-Canadian music with an emphasis on audience participation! Words provided.
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Bridget Convey Workshop for Student Composers

September 20, 2013
5:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
The USM School of Music welcomes guest pianist Bridget Convey in a workshop and concert on prepared piano, and the music of John Cage.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 20, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Bridget Convey Performs Prepared Piano Music of John Cage

September 20, 2013
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
The USM School of Music presents pianist Bridget Convey in a program of the prepared piano music of John Cage in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 20, 2013
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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The Little Star That Could

September 21, 2013
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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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 22, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Jessica Kenlan Graduate Voice Recital

September 22, 2013
5:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
The USM School of Music presents Jessica Kenlan in a graduate voice recital in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus.
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Portland GIS Clinic

September 23, 2013
12:30 PM to 2:30 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.
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

September 23, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
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Celebrate Bisexuality Day Discussions (P)

September 23, 2013
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
Celebrate Bisexuality Day with discussions on all non-monosexualities including those who identify as bisexual, pansexual, queer, etc. We will tackle the topic with videos addressing gender, views of non-monosexuality, privilege, and other questions, paired with snacks!
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Gorham GIS Clinic

September 25, 2013
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.
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Table Talk with Religious and Spiritual Life

September 25, 2013
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Cafeteria (look for the Table Talk sign)
Bring your lunch and join representatives from the Religious and Spiritual Life Council in a lively and insightful "table talk."
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USM Enactus Meeting

September 25, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
327 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland Campus
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Veterans Welcome Resource Fair and BBQ

September 25, 2013
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Outside of the Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
All student veterans are invited to join us for our Veterans Resource Fair & BBQ! There will be FREE food and lots of information about on-campus and community resources.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 25, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Inaugural Celebration: Confucius Institute

September 25, 2013
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
10 Bailey Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Join USM for a celebration of the new Confucius Institute at the University of Southern Maine, including a Chinese dance performance, art exhibit, and ceremonial tree planting.
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An Evening with Lois Lowry

September 25, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
USM Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland Campus
Join The Telling Room and spend An Evening with Lois Lowry, September 25th. Welcome one of America’s most beloved writers back to Maine. Known for her versatility and invention as a writer, Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for young adults.
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Queer Straight Alliance Student Group Meeting (G)

September 25, 2013
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Gorham Campus (location tbd)
The Queer Straight Alliance has it's next meeting on Wednesday, September 25th 7:30-8:30pm on the Gorham Campus. All LGBTQ and Allied students and their guests are welcome to attend!
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SVA Blood Drive

September 26, 2013
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
LAC Campus, 51 Westminster Street, Function Room #170
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Symposium with Dr. Cathy Trower

September 26, 2013
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Glickman 424/425
Dr. Cathy Trower, Senior Research Associate and Research Director for the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will be on campus to discuss advancing women in STEM.
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Politics Then and Now: Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell

September 26, 2013
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
This Fall 2013 speaker series will address questions such as: How was politics “played” in earlier times in Maine and the nation? How has that changed today? How did this come about? What are the implications of our continuing along this path? And, what will it take to change course?
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Integrating Special Collections Resources into Your Course

September 26, 2013
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
7th Floor of the Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus
USM Special Collections & Faculty Commons present a faculty development event on integrating special collections into academic courses.
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Samba at USM!

September 26, 2013
7:30 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
The USM School of Music and the USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee jointly present Philip Galinsky in a 90 minute samba percussion workshop open USM students and the general public. Workshop participants will be USM students.
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Future Horizons Inc. Conference

September 27, 2013
7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
World’s leading site for Autism, Asperger’s, and Sensory resources. Join us at the Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus for one of our inspirational conferences!
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Ecocriticism in Unexpected Places

September 27, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
423/424 Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus
Faculty Commons RSCA Faculty Presentation by Kent Ryden
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School of Nursing Welcome Back Meet and Greet at LAC

September 27, 2013
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
LAC 108/109
Come and meet School of Nursing Faculty and Staff and your fellow classmates at our 2013 welcome event!
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Panel Discussion: Tourism and the Protection of Water, Fisheries & Coastlines from Maine to Mexico

September 27, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
USM Portland Campus, Wishcamper Center, Lee Community Hall
Join the Program in Tourism and Hospitality for a panel discussion in recognition of World Tourism Day 2013 and the theme of “Tourism & Water: Protecting Our Common Future.”
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 27, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 27, 2013
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert

September 28, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
On The Green in front of Corthell Hall
The USM Concert Band celebrates eleven years of this end-of-summer tradition, welcoming USM's surrounding community to an old-fashioned treasure on the lawn in front of Corthell Hall.
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IBEX - Search for the Edge of the Solar System

September 28, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about the Interstellar Boundary Explorer: a spacecraft designed to image the heliosphere, the bubble enclosing the solar system.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 29, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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Portland GIS Clinic

September 30, 2013
12:30 PM to 2:30 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.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

September 30, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A brand new full dome computer animated show featuring a vast array of larger than life dinosaurs! A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of the dinosaurs and learn the origins of flight.
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