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Public Events for April 2014

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, January 27, 2014, 8:00 PM to Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:00 PM
Location: 
Unum Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

Scott McCarney

This is part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artists’ books made by international artists from 24 countries. The books and broadsides in this exhibit were made in response to the  March 5, 2007 car bomb that exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, located at the literary and cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq. This exhibition, curated by Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman, aims to bear witness to the events on Al-Mutanabbi Street, and to collectively affirm that the right to a free exchange of ideas and culture in public space is never to be taken for granted.

Glickman Family Library hours vary. Click here for regular and holiday hours.

(Image: Meditation on Mending Al-Mutanabbi Street, Scott McCarney)

Exhibition postcard (PDF)

January 27, 2014 to May 1, 2014
8:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Unum Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library
This exhibition, curated by Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman, aims to bear witness to the events on Al-Mutanabbi Street, and to collectively affirm that the right to a free exchange of ideas and culture in public space is never to be taken for granted.
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A Singularity of Place: Photographs by Jeffery Becton

A Singularity of Place: Photographs by Jeffery Becton

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:45 AM to Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10:00 PM
Location: 
5th floor Glickman Library
Contact Name: 
Library Admin
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4276
Contact Email: 
libraryadmin@usm.maine.edu

5th floor Glickman Family Library
February 21, 2014 – May 29, 2014

Conversation with the Artist
Friday, April 11, 2014
423-424 Glickman Family Library
2:00pm-3:30pm

 

February 25, 2014 to May 29, 2014
7:45 AM to 10:00 PM
5th floor Glickman Library
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USM Juried Student Exhibition

USM Juried Student Exhibition

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 12:00 PM to Sunday, April 6, 2014, 4:00 PM
Location: 
USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Eyler
Contact Phone: 
207.780.5008
Contact Email: 
ceyler@maine.edu

USM Student Juried ExhibitionThis exhibition showcases approximately 40 works by USM students juried by art critic Dan Kany, master printer Lisa Pixley and ceramicist Shawn O'Connor. 

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20, 6-8 p.m.
Award ceremony at 6:45 p.m.

Selected works will be displayed at the AREA Gallery, Portland campus, April 18-May 2.

Sponsored by Bruce Roullard, USM alumnus ’84 and vice president of mortgage lending at Guaranteed Rate; Becky McKinnell, USM Art alumna ’06 and president of iBec Creative; Home Instead Senior Care; Gorham House; USM Dining Services and Gorham House of Pizza.

Call for Submissions

Ready to Hang Guidelines

 

March 13, 2014 to April 6, 2014
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus
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The April Fool's Show

The April Fool's Show

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

THE APRIL FOOL'S SHOW!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014    7:00 p.m.

Jester

We continue a particularly idiotic planetarium tradition.  "THE APRIL FOOL'S SHOW" is a complete mystery.  We have no idea which program we'll present until the very moment the program starts. (We actually roll a 20-sized Dungeons and Dragons die to determine the show.)     This is the only program of the year that is unknown to both the audience and presenter.

It could be:

EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING OMNI DOME SHOW

Full Dome: The Little Star That Could

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS

IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System

"Transit of Venus" Show!

Rusty Rocket

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Come to the "April Fool's Show" and find out for yourself!

$3.00 per person

$9.00 if you wear a costume. 

That's right.  We'll charge you triple the rate if you show up in a costume.

Pink Bunny suit "That IS stupid!"

Call 207-780-4249       or e-mail  egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space or for more information.

April 1, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
What program will we present on April Fool's Day? We have no idea,ourselves. Come see a show at 7;00 p.m. for $3.00 ($9.00 if you wear a costume)
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Portland Children's Film Festival- I Am Eleven

Portland Children's Film Festival- I Am Eleven

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 9:55 AM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland
Contact Email: 
info@portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com

Portland Children's Film Festival- I Am Eleven

Portland Children's Film FestivalThe University of Southern Maine is again Partnering with the Portland Children's Film Festival to bring students from Portland Public Schools to campus for a screening of a documentary film. This year, sixth graders will attend a screening of the documentary, I Am Eleven

There will also be a public showing on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7pm at the Abromson Community Education Center, Portland. 

I am Eleven

Do you remember when you were 11? Australian filmaker Genevieve Bailey traveled the world for 6 years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood.  From and orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner city Melbourne, to bathing elephants in Thailand, I Am Eleven explores the lives and thoughts of children from 15 countries.  I Am Eleven weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means  to sit at the transitional age. These young minds provide us with a powerful insight into the future of our world. 

For more information and tickets, visit portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com/special-events/i-am-eleven

To learn more about this documentary, visit iameleven.com

For more information about the film festival, visit portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com


This event is sponsored by the USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

April 2, 2014
9:55 AM
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland
The University of Southern Maine is again Partnering with the Portland Children's Film Festival. There will also be a public showing of the documentary I AM ELEVEN on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7pm at the Abromson Community Education Center, Portland.
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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 2, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249

Children near a telescope at a star party


TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS: The Amazing Telescope


A fantastic full-dome show about the history and science of telescopes.   Who invented the telescope?  How have astronomers employed these astounding instruments to unravel the Universe's deepest secrets? 


Hubble Space Telescope


"Two Small Pieces of Glass" follows two young people who attend a star party and learn how telescopes work while they observe many wondrous objects within the cosmos.


Join us for this full dome celebration of the telescope!


 

April 2, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome, computer animated show about the history and science of telescopes.
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Come Learn about Bikes!

Come Learn about Bikes!

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Portland Gear Hub, 70 Forest Ave, Portland (Basement of the YMCA)
Contact Name: 
Tyler Kidder
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8218
Contact Email: 
tkidder@usm.maine.edu

USM & Portland Gear Hub host 'Come Learn About Bikes"

Wednesdays 5:30-7:30p

March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2014

Students, faculty, staff, and community members learned about the basics of bicycle care

Join us at our popular recurring bike workshop series in a NEW location: the Portland Gear Hub. There is more space and there are more tools for your hands-on use! These workshops are designed to provide the aspiring, beginner, or intermediate bike mechanics with basic safety and maintenance information and are lead by volunteer professional bike mechanics from around the Portland area. $5-$10 donation is encouraged, which helps us continue to offer these programs and source parts for YOU!

Demo bikes and communal tools are available - bring your bike and/or tools if you have them! The first hour is a structure lesson on varying aspects of bike care, the second hour is open bench time supported by knowledgeable volunteers.

 Register to attend here!

Schedule of workshops:

Week 1 - March 19, 2014: Introduction to Bikes, Bike Anatomy, & Fit

Faculty, staff, students, and community members learned about basic bicycle care

  • Get to know your bike, other bikes, and the workshop staff. Explore the basics of bike riding. Bring your questions!

Week 2 - March 26 2014: Tires, Tubes, & Fixing a Flat

  •  Learn how to identify a leak, and practice how to change a tire and patch a flat tube. Learn about different types and applications of tires.

Week 3 - April 2, 2014: Brakes & Braking

  • Learn the basics of brake anatomy, function, adjustment, and simple repair on different styles of brakes.

Week 4 - April 9, 2014: Gears & Shifting

  • Explore the anatomy, function, and adjustment of myriad styles of gears, derailleurs, & shifters. Learn about optimal and efficient shifting while riding.

Week 5 - April 16, 2014: Hub Overall (aka Hubs, Cranks, and Bottom Bracket, Oh My!)

  • Learn about diagnostics and maintenance of various 'joints' of a bicycle including the pedals and crank, bottom bracket, and wheel hubs.

Week 6 - April 23, 2014: Wheels, Spokes & Wheel Truing

  • Experience the art of troubleshooting wheel issues, truing wheels, and adjusting spokes.

 Want to join the fun? Register to attend here!

Don't forget to come to the Great Maine Bike Swap, too, on Sunday April 27.

The Portland Gear Hub is housed in the basement of the Portland YMCA and is a non-profit dedicated to providing outdoor equipment like bikes, skis, and backpacks to kids looking to go on short or long adventures. 

April 2, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Portland Gear Hub, 70 Forest Ave, Portland (Basement of the YMCA)
Want to know how to take care of your bike? In the market for a bike but don't know what to look for? COME LEARN ABOUT BIKES! Join us for donation-based six week bicycle mechanical skills workshop series this spring!
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"I Am Eleven" -- Film Screening and Presentation

"I Am Eleven" -- Film Screening and Presentation

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6:00 PM
Location: 
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Jeanne Curran
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4198
Contact Email: 
jcurran@usm.maine.edu

Age 11 is a pivotal time in any person’s life – lots of mental and physical changes about to happen; sixth-grade for many American kids; lots of energy, activity, enthusiasm and excitement going on. 

USM's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, in conjunction with the Portland Children’s Film Festival, will present a special public showing on Wednesday, April 2, of the award-winning documentary, “I am Eleven,” depicting children around the world at age 11 and their unique thoughts and feelings.

Audience members will be invited to participate in the international “I am Eleven” project. Individuals will complete the phrase “When I was 11 … “ on a template form and have their photo taken while holding the form in front of them. The photo then will be uploaded online for public viewing on the project website.

Details of the event are:

  • 6-6:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. speaker presentations, featuring Bethany Campbell, Portland Adult Education director; 7 p.m., film showing; Wednesday, April 2, Hannaford Hall, Abromson Education Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland campus; suggested donation, $5.
  • For more information, go to www.iameleven.com
    and www.portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com

April 2, 2014
6:00 PM
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, Portland campus
USM's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, in conjunction with the Portland Children’s Film Festival, will present a public showing on Wednesday, April 2, of the documentary, “I am Eleven,” depicting children around the world at age 11 and their unique thoughts and feelings.
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ILAP's 10th Annual CeleSoirée

ILAP's 10th Annual CeleSoirée

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 4, 2014, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus

ILAP's 10th Annual CeleSoirée 

It's 10 years of CeleSoiree!

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) welcomes you to our 10th annual celebration of immigration through the arts. 

This year, we welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning Maine author Elizabeth Strout as the keynote speaker, discussing her latest novel set in Maine, The Burgess Boys, and what she learned about the Somali community in researching the book, incredible multicultural music and dance performances from Voix des Anges and Olas, plus Maine art for sale.

Elizabeth StroutOur restaurant raffle is a popular part of the event and our live auction will be conducted by Chris Kast of Brand. We are putting together an evening that will celebrate the last 10 years and rev up Portland for the next 10.

As always, there will be fabulous music, dance, and an art sale, plus a reception that rivals any networking event you've ever attended. Bid on wonderful live auction items, or buy raffle tickets to support ILAP's social justice work in the community.

Get your tickets early, as this event is always a sell out.

Learn more and register.

April 4, 2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) welcomes you to our 10th annual celebration of immigration through the arts. This year, we welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning Maine author Elizabeth Strout as the keynote speaker. Learn more!
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

April 4, 2014
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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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

April 4, 2014
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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USM Boff Club Weekly Meeting

USM Boff Club Weekly Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Wrestling Room, Costello Sports Complex
Contact Name: 
Shane Bernier
Contact Email: 
shane.bernier1@maine.edu

$5 fieldhouse admission for non-students

We participate in a weekly battlegame using padded weaponry. It is similar to LARPing, but with an emphasis on the combat instead of the roleplaying. We currently use the Dagorhir rule book (http://dagorhir.com/).

April 5, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wrestling Room, Costello Sports Complex
Come participate in a battlegame with padded weaponry!
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

April 5, 2014
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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Handel & Haydn Society

Handel & Haydn Society

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus

Handel & Haydn Society

The Handel and Haydn Society returns to the intimate Hannaford Hall for a concert inspired by Felix Mendelssohn’s own music library. His extensive collection contained works by composers from Handel to Mozart, whose compositions greatly influenced the composer early in his life. Electrifying concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky leads her fellow string players in a chamber program of baroque and classical works by George Frideric Handel, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and Mendelssohn. Internationally recognized for its revelatory style that uses the instruments and techniques of the composer’s time, the Handel and Haydn Society is known for its unmatched artistry, and is considered America’s oldest continuously performing arts organization.

Portland Ovations Logo

Tickets: $40
Members: $36
Student Deal: $10

Visit Portland Ovations for tickets and additional information.

April 5, 2014
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
The Handel and Haydn Society returns to the intimate Hannaford Hall for a concert inspired by Felix Mendelssohn’s own music library. His extensive collection contained works by composers from Handel to Mozart, whose compositions greatly influenced the composer early in his life.
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Book Arts Bazaar

Book Arts Bazaar

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Wishcamper Center, Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

USM Book Arts Bazaar

The annual Book Arts Bazaar is a festival of book artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, writers, and all things related to the book. 
         
The Bazaar is free and open to the public. 

Please bring cash or check if you would like to make a purchase. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 6, 2014
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wishcamper Center, Portland campus
A festival with Book Artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, writers, and all things related to the book.

The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Little Star That Could

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD

Full dome show

(Presented in the memory of Steve Innes 1955-2011)

A little yellow star travels through the galaxy in search of planets that will give it its special name.  During his journey, this star learns about the many types of stars that live in the galaxy.    Hot blue stars; cool red stars; double stars, large stars and much more.

Produced by the Audio Visual Imagineering Company and based on the popular planetarium show of the same name, "The Little Star That Could"  is an engaging and fun show that introduces your child to the wonders of stellar astronomy.

A splendid star show for the entire family!

This omni-dome show uses the entire dome as the screen for a visually immersive experience.

$5.50 - adults;   $5.00 children

 

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.

Portland GIS Clinic

Portland GIS Clinic

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, January 30, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, February 6, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, February 13, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, February 27, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, March 5, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, March 12, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, March 19, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, April 2, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, April 9, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, May 7, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, April 23, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, April 30, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, September 24, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, October 1, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, October 15, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, October 22, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, October 29, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, November 5, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, November 12, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, November 19, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, November 26, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, December 3, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, December 17, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, February 4, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, February 11, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, February 25, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, March 4, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 1, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 8, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 22, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 29, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, May 6, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
128 Wishcamper
Contact Name: 
Thea Youngs
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5063
Contact Email: 
tyoungs@usm.maine.edu

Open to the public. Bring your GIS questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.

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!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

April 7, 2014
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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Consent Day 2014

Consent Day 2014

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center Portland Campus Bailey Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Liz Bilodeau
Contact Phone: 
(207)780-4996
Contact Email: 
lizjbilodeau@gmail.com

Join the Gorham and Portland Campuses for Consent Day!

April 8 from 11am to 3pm! Come over to Woodbury in Portland and Bailey in Gorham to get a glo-in-the-dark Huskies Ask for Consent T! 

If you can't make it at that time, we're also offering the T's in Lower Brooks in Gorham from 7pm-9pm!

Stop by, grab a shirt, and tell us what you think consent is!

Shirts are $5

April 8, 2014
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Portland Campus Bailey Gorham Campus
Join the Gorham and Portland Campuses for Consent Day!
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World Showcase: Study Abroad in Europe & Asia

World Showcase: Study Abroad in Europe & Asia

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:00 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater, Portland
Contact Name: 
Laura Blanton
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5942
Contact Email: 
Lblanton@usm.maine.edu

Join us on Tuesday, April 8 in the Campus Center to learn how to study abroad and explore study abroad options in Europe and Asia, including the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, and Korea. Tea and light snacks provided!

  • Meet USM study abroad alumni and international students
  • Talk with study abroad advisors
  • Start planning your adventure of a lifetime!

April 8, 2014
1:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater, Portland
Join us to learn how to study abroad and explore study abroad options in Europe and Asia, including the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, and Korea. Tea and light snacks provided!
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Sociology Club Weekly Meetings

Sociology Club Weekly Meetings

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Location: 
Sociology House Conference Room, 120 Bedford Street, Portland
Contact Name: 
Bryn Gallagher
Contact Email: 
bryn.gallagher@maine.edu

Sociology group weekly meeting

April 8, 2014
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Sociology House Conference Room, 120 Bedford Street, Portland
Weekly sociology group meeting
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Careers in Aging Event: Celebrating Geriatric / Gerontology Scholarship at USM

Careers in Aging Event: Celebrating Geriatric / Gerontology Scholarship at USM

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Celebrating Geriatric / Gerontology Scholarship at USM

USM is proud to bring Careers in Aging Week, April 7 to 11, celebrated by dozens of institutions across the country, to the Southern Maine community. Join us at USM Abromson’s Center in the later afternoon on Tuesday, April 8.

USM scholars will share their recent work during this highly interactive event.

 

Panel Presentation:

  1. Long Term Services and Supports Research Seminar - Elise Bolda
  2. Recent research projects with the OLLI National Resource Center – Mike Brady
  3. Dual Eligibles in Maine - Stuart Bratesman
  4. Outpatient Programs for People with Dementia – Lisa Clark
  5. Supported Decision Making as Alternative to Guardianship - Nina Kohn
  6. The Savvy Caregiver Program: Outcomes and Opportunities for Dementia Family Caregivers - Linda Samia
  7. Occupational Therapy Intervention – Charles Smith

Followed by Roundtable Discussions

 

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Event Outline:

  • Welcome
  • Audience Introductions
  • Presentations
  • Round Table Discussion: Enjoy light refreshments and share in the discussion

 

Event Resources:

USM's Online Gerontology Certificate Program

The Association of Gerontology in Higher Education

Careers in Aging Week 2014

Why study Aging and Older Persons

 

Presenters:

Elise Bolda
Chair, Graduate Program in Public Health (MPH)
Associate Research Professor
Learn more.

 

 

 

Long-Term Services and Supports Policy Research Seminar

Persons in need of services and supports over the long term, and their loved ones, often encounter a fragmented array of public and private sector services, supported by restrictive financing and confusing policies.  This presentation applies a public health perspective to the differing goals and varying needs of adults with need for assistance from others, and policies and strategies to address these needs.  Topics addressed include the demographics of aging and disability, health services research on utilization and expenditures for long term services and supports, options and issues in independent living, home/community-based supports, and group living options, federal, state and local program and policy trends, and evidence on emerging best practices from community development to slow medicine.

 

 

Mike Brady
Professor of Adult Education and Coordinator of the Adult & Higher Education Program
Learn more.

 

 

 

The Quest for Community in Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes

An open-ended online survey designed to explore issues related to learning communities was administered to directors of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Programs across the United States.  Sixty-five (65) directors responded to this survey.  Findings included a description of  learning community which is constituted by  learners having common goals, a sense of ownership, sustained relationships, holistic engagement, and meaningful peer interactions. Any successful strategy to build community rests on the foundation of committed volunteers and a responsive host institution.  In addition to these, directors nurture their learning communities through a variety of strategies that include special interest groups, educational travel, sponsoring socially-focused activities, and consistent communication. This study also explored implications for international lifelong learning programs and the future of learning communities in the face of increased online and other distance education modalities.

 

 

Lisa Clark
M.S., O.T.R./L., C.L.T.
Clinical Faculty for Occupational Therapy
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Outpatient Programs for People with Dementia

Dementia is a growing problem in the United States and internationally. Billions of dollars are spent worldwide caring for people with dementia. The World Alzheimer’s report and the Obama administration are focusing efforts around this debilitating issue. Often, the prevalent opinion around a dementia diagnoses is that of a death sentence for any continuance of a meaningful existence. Many people continue to claim that nothing can be done for the person with dementia. However, increasingly, research finds that staying active and engaged in life’s occupations maintains health for people with memory impairment. Improving the functional lives of people with dementia, and their caregivers is a key role for occupational therapy practitioners. Occupational therapy practitioners understand the relationship of participating in life, to health.  People with dementia can remain involved in activities when they are adapted and adjusted for the level of performance the person is capable of.  Caregiver education is key, to minimize the “easier to do it myself” temptation. 

An example of an outpatient wellness program based on the Occupational Therapy philosophy is presented – the “Living Well with Dementia” program. This is an innovative outpatient wellness program started in Portland, Maine, coordinated by an occupational therapist. This outpatient program for people with mild to moderate dementia will be discussed, including active, short course rehabilitation and wellness groups which provide cognitive stimulation, leisure enhancement, physical exercise and support for people with dementia.

 

Stuart Bratesman

Policy Analyst, Cutler Institute

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Nina Kohn
Visiting Professor of Law
Learn more.

 

 

 

 

Historically, the state has responded to the decision-making challenges facing persons with cognitive disabilities by authorizing others to make decisions for them.  In response to concerns that this approach unduly undermines the rights and autonomy of persons with disabilities, the disability rights community has begun to promote “supported decision-making” as an alternative paradigm for addressing cognitive disability.  Supported decision-making is an approach under which the person with a disability retains decision-making authority, but is provided with help in doing so.  This presentation will describe the approach and its potential benefits, including its potential to reduce reliance on the guardianship system. It will also identify concerns about the approach and gaps in knowledge as to how it is operationalized and as to its outcomes.  It will conclude by suggesting avenues for further research.

 

 

Linda Samia, PhD, RN, CNL

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Learn more about Linda.

 

 

 

 

The Savvy Caregiver Program: Outcomes and Opportunities for Dementia Family Caregivers

The Maine Savvy Caregiver Project (MSCP) is a statewide multiagency project designed to train non-paid family caregivers to care for persons with dementia in the home.  There are two programs available for caregivers: the original evidence-based 6-week Savvy Caregiver Program (SCP) and a newer evidence-informed 4-week advanced program: the SCP-II.  SCP is intended to improve caregiver knowledge, skill, and attitude.  SCP-II prepares the caregiver to make difficult decisions, manage increased dependency, prepare for end-of-life, and take better care of self. 

 

The MSCP is currently grant funded by the U. S. Administration for Community Living under an award to Maine’s Office of Aging and Disability Services. The project involves a partnership between Maine's Office of Aging and Disability Services, Maine's five Agencies on Aging, various community hospitals, and the USM School of Nursing. 

 

Since February 2009, 1,634 caregivers have been trained: 1,450 in SCP and 184 in SCP-II.  The SCP has been delivered in each of Maine's 16 counties with certified facilitators delivering 197 SCP and 30 SCP-II trainings.  Outcomes are overwhelmingly positive.  Caregivers are more confident and skillful in their roles, they are less depressed, and have fewer negative reactions to their person’s behavior.  Caregivers are asking for help and finding more joy in their relationships.

 

Next steps for the MSCP include plans for sustainability and further adaptation with technology to reach more rural caregivers. The program is now embedded in each of the state’s five Agencies on Aging and will be sustained in the Family Caregiver Support Program funded under The Older American Act Title IIIE funding.  Agencies are also seeking additional grant funding and they are working with multiple partners such as hospitals, adult education programs, adult day centers and community care teams to deliver the program.  With technology the goal is to reach caregivers with fewer face-to-face sessions while still delivering core elements of the program and providing opportunities for practice and group learning.

 

 

 Charles Smith
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
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Occupational Therapy Intervention

Given the fact that the United States faces an increasing population of community dwelling older adults with moderate to severe functional disabilities, and the relative decline in available resources (e.g., informal caregivers, public funds for social services) the researchers conducted a study to examine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a novel occupational therapy intervention designed to give older adults, and their caregivers, the tools and skills to care for themselves.  A randomized control trial was conducted to examine the relative differences in outcomes among community dwelling older adults with disabilities of two interventions: 1) conventional personal care and case management services vs. 2) conventional services plus an occupational therapy assessment and intervention.   A total of 60 clients were assessed at baseline and 3 month follow up.  Results indicated that participants that received the occupational therapy intervention in additional to conventional services had improvements in home safety (p < .0005) and reduction in fear of falling (p<.05).  The study also found that the occupational therapy intervention led to a 39% reduction in recommended hours of personal care services, which if implemented, would result in significant cost savings for clients and/or public agencies.

 

Findings published in The Gerontologist:  Sheffield, Smith, & Becker (2013). Evaluation of an agency-based occupational therapy intervention to facilitate aging in place, The Gerontologist, doi: 10.1093/geront/gns145

April 8, 2014
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
A celebration of USM Scholarship in Geriatric / Gerontological Scholarship
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Libra Professor Annette Kolodny

Libra Professor Annette Kolodny

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Wishcamper, Lee Auditorium, USM Portland Campus

Papal Bulls, Wishful Wonder, and the Many Fictions of the Doctrine of Discovery

 

This lecture draws on Penobscot texts, including a tale from oral tradition told to Dr. Kolodny by Penobscot Nation elder James Sappier, to examine legal bases for early European claims about the discovery of North America. Early explorers’ narratives assert that they "discovered" lands previously unknown (and unclaimed by) any Christian, but Eastern Algonquian stories of first contact undercut these descriptions of "wonder" and undermine the European assertions.

 

Annette Kolodny

College of Humanities Professor Emerita of American Literature and Culture

University of Arizona

 

AK BOOK IMAGE In Search of First Contact: The Vikings of Vinland, the Peoples of Dawnland, and the Anglo-America Anxiety of Discovery by Annette Kolodny

The arrival and impact of the Vikings in North America from the perspectives of American studies, indigenous and Native American studies, and American literary studies.

Learn more.

 

 

Book Signing: There will be a book signing during the open public reception from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Atrium in the Wishcamper Center right outside the Lee Auditorium (133 Wishcamper). Free parking available in the attached garage.

 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Book Signing & Reception: 6:30 to 7:30 - Wishcamper Atrium
  • Lecture: 7:30 pm - Wishcamper, Lee Auditorium, USM Portland Campus

 

 

Event Sponsors

University of Maine Libra Professor Fund, University of Southern Maine Department of English, USM Faculty Commons, Women and Gender Studies Program, American and New England Studies Program, Department of History and Political Science, Department of Geography-Anthropology.

 

Learn more about the Libra Professorship.

 

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Annette KolodnyImage2Annette Kolodny

College of Humanities Professor Emerita of American Literature and Culture

University of Arizona

Ever since her 1960s graduate student days at the University of California, Berkeley, Annette Kolodny has combined political activism in the Civil Rights, women’s, and environmental movements with a scholarly scrutiny of American culture and its discontents. Her first two books are considered landmarks in the fields of ecocriticism and frontier studies; each examines the developing mythology of the western frontiers. The Lay of the Land: Metaphor as Experience and History in American Life and Letters (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1975; rpt. 1984) concerns itself with Euroamerican male fantasy projections onto the successive “virgin” wildernesses. The Land Before Her: Fantasy and Experience of the American Frontiers, 1630-1860 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984) offers the first comprehensive study of white women's responses to the pioneering experience, analyzing not only personal documents like letters and diaries but published novels, poetry, and promotional tracts, as well. Dr. Kolodny’s essay “Dancing Through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, Practice, and Politics of a Feminist Literary Criticism” was awarded the Florence Howe Prize for Feminist Criticism in 1979 and has since been translated and reprinted worldwide, becoming the most anthologized essay in the field. Throughout her career, she has continued to publish actively in the fields of feminist literary criticism and critical theory, ecocriticism, frontier studies, and early American literature and culture. In 1993 Dr. Kolodny was elected to lifetime membership in the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters; the fruits of her study of the connections between Scandinavian and American literatures are apparent in her 2012 book In Search of First Contact: The Vikings of Vinland, the Peoples of the Dawnland, and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery.

 

During her long career, Dr. Kolodny has held faculty positions at Yale University, the University of British Columbia, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Maryland, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Arizona.

 

From 1988 through 1993, Dr. Kolodny took on the challenges of academic administration by becoming Dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona. As a result of her experience in administration, Dr. Kolodny now also writes about higher education issues and, as a consultant, works with schools across the country and around the world to effect positive change on campus. In 1998, Duke University Press published Failing the Future: A Dean Looks at Higher Education in the Twenty-first Century, Dr. Kolodny’s study of higher education public policy issues.

 

Her books and essays have garnered numerous awards both in the United States and abroad, and she is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and others. In 1998, she was the first woman to be named an Honored Scholar by the Division on Early American Literature in the Modern Language Association (MLA). In October 2002, she received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association. At its annual meeting in December 2002, the American Literature Section of the MLA awarded Dr. Kolodny the prestigious Jay B. Hubbell Medal for outstanding lifetime scholarly achievement in American literary and cultural studies. In October 2006 the Society of Early Americanists honored Dr. Kolodny for “Excellence in Teaching” based on her “important contributions to the lives and careers” of her many students over the years. In 2012 the Western Literature Association again honored her for her teaching, awarding her the Susan J. Rosowski Award for Outstanding Teaching and Creative Mentoring in Western American Literary Studies. Several national prizes in ecocriticism and feminist studies have recently been named for her; and her work has been the subject of many conferences and conference sessions here and abroad.

 

At the University of Arizona, after stepping down as Dean, she held the title of College of Humanities Professor of American Literature and Culture. In 2001 the Graduate and Professional Student Council named her “Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Graduate Students.” In 2002 she received the “Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award with Sustained Contributions to Mentoring” from the College of Humanities.

 

Her recent research on Native American stories about first contacts with Europeans uncovered a lost masterpiece of Native American literature written and self-published by Penobscot elder Joseph Nicolar in 1893. Nicolar’s work, The Life and Traditions of the Red Man, was reprinted by Duke University Press in 2007, edited, annotated, with a history of the Penobscot Nation and an introduction by Annette Kolodny.

 

On June 30, 2007, Dr. Kolodny retired from the University of Arizona, becoming Professor Emerita. Despite retirement, Dr. Kolodny continues her active schedule of conference appearances and guest lectures. Her most recent publications concentrate on the fields of Native American Studies, ecocriticism, and transnational American studies. In 2012 she published In Search of First Contact: The Peoples of the Dawnland, the Vikings of Vinland, and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery (Durham: Duke University Press), named by Indian Country Today as one of the twelve most important books in Native American studies published in 2012. This book was also selected by the Western Literature Association for the 2013 Thomas Lyon Award as “the best book in Western literary and cultural studies published in 2012.”

 

 

Libra Professorship

 

The Libra Professorship was established in 1989 by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees in partnership with philanthropist Elizabeth Noyce and the Libra Foundation.

 

The Professorship enables the University to invite nationally and internationally recognized scholars who engage with faculty and students and exemplify excellence in their respective discipline.

 

Recent Libra Professors include:

 

2009-2010

  • Dr. John Lechner, in conjunction with ASET's Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health
  • Dr. Mark Albion, in conjunction with the School of Business
  • Drs. Margaret Wheatley, Henry Giroux, Sonia Nieto, Stephen Brookfield, in conjunction with the College of Education and Human Development
  • Professor Lateef Mtina, in conjunction with the School of Law

 

2010-2011

  • Drs. Janaki Rajan, Sonia Nieto, Stephen Brookfield, in conjunction with the School of Education and Human Development

 

2011-2012

  • Drs. Ulrick Jean-Pierre, Aurelia Jean Pierre, Kristen Renwick Monroe, in conjunction with the School of Education and Human Development

 

2012-2013

  • Professor Anna Welch, in conjunction with the School of Law

 

April 8, 2014
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Wishcamper, Lee Auditorium, USM Portland Campus
USM Reception & Lecture for 2014 Libra Professor Annette Kolodny
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USM Chamber Singers Spring Concert

USM Chamber Singers Spring Concert

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:30 PM
Location: 
Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High Street, Portland, Maine
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

USM Chamber SingersThe USM Chamber Singers are the university’s premiere a cappella vocal ensemble. Their annual spring concert, conducted by Robert Russell, professor of music and choral activities, will feature three selections from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, Murray Schafer’s atmospheric Epitaph for Moonlight, Eric Whitacre’s Water Night, the continuation of the premiere season of USM sophomore music major Matthew LaBerge’s Guiding Light, and spirituals from the African-American tradition.

$12 Suggested donation at the door.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

 

April 8, 2014
7:30 PM
Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High Street, Portland, Maine
The USM Chamber Singers, the School of Music's select choral group, perform their spring concert at Williston-Immanuel United Church at 156 High Street, Portland.
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Gorham Events Board Meeting

Gorham Events Board Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Location: 
The Husky Center - Gorham
Contact Name: 
Delaney Kenny
Contact Phone: 
207 228-8011
Contact Email: 
Delaney.Kenny@maine.edu

At our weekly meetings, the Gorham Events Board plans and discusses past and previous events. We also have group discussions about improving events, executive board check ins, and a fun time all around! All are welcome and encouraged to attend if you like any of our events or would like to see a fun event happen here at USM.

Meeting Minutes: 

January 14th, 2014

January 21st, 2014

January 28th, 2014

February 4th, 2014

February 11th, 2014

February 26th, 2014

March 4th, 2014

March 11th, 2014

March 18th, 2014

March 25th, 2014

April 8, 2014
8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
The Husky Center - Gorham
Join
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USM Day of Silence

USM Day of Silence

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Contact Name: 
Sarah Holmes
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5767
Contact Email: 
sholmes@usm.maine.edu

The National Day of Silence (observed elsewhere on April 11th) is a day where supporters of the LGBTQA community take a vow of silence (for a minute, an hour, or the whole day) to raise awareness about anti-LGBTQ bias, discrimination, and violence.

Look for representatives from the Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, and the Queer Straight Alliance, to be sharing information and opportunities for you to participate!

For more information, contact Sarah at sholmes@usm.maine.edu

April 9, 2014
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
The National Day of Silence (observed elsewhere on April 11th) is a day where supporters of the LGBTQA community take a vow of silence for a minute, an hour, or the whole day, to raise awareness about anti-LGBTQ bias, discrimination, and violence.
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Gorham GIS Clinic

Gorham GIS Clinic

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 
302 Bailey Hall
Contact Name: 
Thea Youngs
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5063
Contact Email: 
tyoungs@usm.maine.edu

Open to the public. Bring your GIS questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.

April 9, 2014
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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Sexuality, Self, and Other: Religious and Spiritual Perspectives

Sexuality, Self, and Other: Religious and Spiritual Perspectives

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Sarah Holmes
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5767
Contact Email: 
sholmes@usm.maine.edu

Sexuality, Self, and Other: Religious and Spiritual Perspectives

A panel presentation organized by the USM Religious and Spiritual Life Council

What does it mean to be embodied?  How is our relationship to the body informed by our deepest held values and beliefs?  How do our beliefs and values inform and shape our relations with others? 

April 9, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater, Portland Campus
What does it mean to be embodied? How is our relationship to the body informed by our deepest held values and beliefs? How do our beliefs and values inform and shape our relations with others?
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

April 9, 2014
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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Why We Love Breaking Bad: Work, Austerity and Autonomy

Why We Love Breaking Bad: Work, Austerity and Autonomy

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Glickman Library, 7th Floor, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Brenda McGovern
Contact Phone: 
780-4258
Contact Email: 
bmcgover@usm.maine.edu

WHY WE LOVE BREAKING BAD: Work, Austerity and Autonomy.

Lecture by Professor Jason Read, Philosophy Department, with response by USM Associate Professor David Pierson, Ph.D., author and editor of Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Context, Politics, Styel and Reception of the Television Series.  Refreshments will be served.

 

 

April 9, 2014
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Glickman Library, 7th Floor, Portland Campus
WHY WE LOVE BREAKING BAD, USM Professor Jason Read and Associate Professor David Pierson
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Come Learn about Bikes!

Come Learn about Bikes!

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Portland Gear Hub, 70 Forest Ave, Portland (Basement of the YMCA)
Contact Name: 
Tyler Kidder
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8218
Contact Email: 
tkidder@usm.maine.edu

USM & Portland Gear Hub host 'Come Learn About Bikes"

Wednesdays 5:30-7:30p

March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2014

Students, faculty, staff, and community members learned about the basics of bicycle care

Join us at our popular recurring bike workshop series in a NEW location: the Portland Gear Hub. There is more space and there are more tools for your hands-on use! These workshops are designed to provide the aspiring, beginner, or intermediate bike mechanics with basic safety and maintenance information and are lead by volunteer professional bike mechanics from around the Portland area. $5-$10 donation is encouraged, which helps us continue to offer these programs and source parts for YOU!

Demo bikes and communal tools are available - bring your bike and/or tools if you have them! The first hour is a structure lesson on varying aspects of bike care, the second hour is open bench time supported by knowledgeable volunteers.

 Register to attend here!

Schedule of workshops:

Week 1 - March 19, 2014: Introduction to Bikes, Bike Anatomy, & Fit

Faculty, staff, students, and community members learned about basic bicycle care

  • Get to know your bike, other bikes, and the workshop staff. Explore the basics of bike riding. Bring your questions!

Week 2 - March 26 2014: Tires, Tubes, & Fixing a Flat

  •  Learn how to identify a leak, and practice how to change a tire and patch a flat tube. Learn about different types and applications of tires.

Week 3 - April 2, 2014: Brakes & Braking

  • Learn the basics of brake anatomy, function, adjustment, and simple repair on different styles of brakes.

Week 4 - April 9, 2014: Gears & Shifting

  • Explore the anatomy, function, and adjustment of myriad styles of gears, derailleurs, & shifters. Learn about optimal and efficient shifting while riding.

Week 5 - April 16, 2014: Hub Overall (aka Hubs, Cranks, and Bottom Bracket, Oh My!)

  • Learn about diagnostics and maintenance of various 'joints' of a bicycle including the pedals and crank, bottom bracket, and wheel hubs.

Week 6 - April 23, 2014: Wheels, Spokes & Wheel Truing

  • Experience the art of troubleshooting wheel issues, truing wheels, and adjusting spokes.

 Want to join the fun? Register to attend here!

Don't forget to come to the Great Maine Bike Swap, too, on Sunday April 27.

The Portland Gear Hub is housed in the basement of the Portland YMCA and is a non-profit dedicated to providing outdoor equipment like bikes, skis, and backpacks to kids looking to go on short or long adventures. 

April 9, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Portland Gear Hub, 70 Forest Ave, Portland (Basement of the YMCA)
Want to know how to take care of your bike? In the market for a bike but don't know what to look for? COME LEARN ABOUT BIKES! Join us for donation-based six week bicycle mechanical skills workshop series this spring!
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Out & Allied Performance

Out & Allied Performance

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Sarah Holmes
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5767
Contact Email: 
sholmes@usm.maine.edu

The Out & Allied project has produced two anthologies of writings by LGBTQ and Allied youth on their experiences, leadership, faith-based advocacy, and true dialogue.  Join us for this performance of pieces in celebration of the second anthology.

This presentation is being organized by USM student, and Add Verb Productions Intern, Caroline O'Connor.

Wednesday, April 9
7:30pm
Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater.
Free and open to the public
RSVP on our Facebook Event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/662487353808000/

 

Vol 2 (Jan 1014) joins The Out & Allied Anthology series featuring 46 royalty free plays, poems and music. It includes a handbook with guidelines and suggestions for using theater for faith-based dialogue, facilitating youth leadership, and social change. The two volumes are designed to be used as a resource for staging performances and bringing to light the stories of LGBTQ youth. Through all of Add Verb’s work, we use the power of performance to communicate and educate and hope that these anthologies will inspire others to do the same.  FMI: http://www.addverbproductions.org/programs/outallied/

 

 

 

April 9, 2014
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater, Portland Campus
The Out & Allied project has produced two anthologies of writings by LGBTQ and Allied youth on their experiences, leadership, faith-based advocacy, and true dialogue. Join us for this performance of pieces in celebration of the second anthology.
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Community Engaged Scholarship

Community Engaged Scholarship

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 
110 Abromson Center, USM Portland

Join USM Faculty and the office of Community-Based Learning for the third and final event in our Spring 2014 Service Learning Engaged Teaching Series: Community Engaged Scholarship.

This session will introduce faculty to the research possibilities of engaged scholarship and provide an overview of existing research that substantiate gains for students in a variety of areas. Additionally, gaps in research will be addressed and the potential for USM faculty to pursue innovative research in the areas of student, community, and faculty experiences.

Dr. Gerstenblatt will share her research about the partnership between the rural town of Mart, Texas and the University of Texas at Austin, and how this unique community-university partnership can inform work at USM and the Greater Portland area. 

 

Spring 2014 Service-Learning Engaged Teaching Series

How can we develop curriculum that allows students to engage with the community in meaningful ways to address social and environmental issues, while meeting academic and civic learning goals?

This faculty-led Engaged Teaching Series provides space for faculty to come together, learn about and share effective service-learning methodologies, explore the key components of successful community-campus partnerships and discuss research potential for this work. Engaged teaching and scholarship has mutual benefits for faculty, students and the community - join us to learn more about how you can utilize these methods in your teaching and in supporting the gaining momentum for this at USM. This Spring 2014 Series includes:

 

Keep the Conversation Going

Reach out to Craig DeForest, USM Program Manager of Service Learning.

April 10, 2014
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
110 Abromson Center, USM Portland
Service Learning Engaged Teaching Series: Community Engaged Scholarship
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LGBT Elders: The Stonewall Generation Faces the Challenges of Aging

LGBT Elders: The Stonewall Generation Faces the Challenges of Aging

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 4:30 PM
Location: 
University Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Susie R. Bock
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4269
Contact Email: 
bocks@usm.maine.edu

LGBT Elders

The Stonewall Generation Faces the Challenges of Aging

 Douglas Kimmel

The Advisory Committee for the LGBT Collection at the Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine at the University of Southern Maine invites you to a panel discussion on the issues facing LGBT elders featuring Doug Kimmel (left),  national co-founder of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and co-chair of SAGE Maine, an advocacy group dedicated to improving the quality of life for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults living in Maine.

 

 Panel:  

  • Douglas Kimmel, retired psychologist, co-founder SAGE (1978), co-chair SAGE Maine
  • Daralyn Maxwell, SAGE Maine Board
  • BobBi Keppel, social worker, author, activist, Bisexual Resource Center board (retired)
  • Lois Galgay Reckitt, Executive Director, Family Crisis Services; Co-Founder, Human Rights Campaign Fund  

Refreshments will be available.

Sponsored by the LGBT Collection of USM’s Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, and SAGE Maine.

For directions and parking go to: http://usm.maine.edu/about/directions-portland-campus

Parking in 36 and event is happening in 32 on the map.

 

April 10, 2014
4:30 PM
University Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus
Join us for a panel discussion on the issues facing LGBT elders featuring Doug Kimmel, national co-founder of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and co-chair of SAGE Maine, an advocacy group dedicated to improving the quality of life for older LGBT adults living in Maine.
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USM Youth Ensembles Spring Instrumental Concert

USM Youth Ensembles Spring Instrumental Concert

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:00 PM
Location: 
Merrill Auditorium, Myrtle Street, Portland
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

USM Youth EnsemblesThe USM Youth Ensembles spring concert at Merrill Auditorium features the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Lehmann, the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble conducted by Norman Huyhn, the Portland Junior Youth Orchestra conducted by Ferdinand Liva, and the Portland Young People's String Consort conducted by Deborah Dabczynski.

Suggested donation is $8 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors, USM employees and alumni. Open seating.

Concert poster (PDF)
Concert press release

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

 

April 10, 2014
7:00 PM
Merrill Auditorium, Myrtle Street, Portland
Featuring the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, the Portland Junior Youth Orchestra, and the Portland Young People's String Consort.
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*canceled* Literally Burlesque (Presented by USM's Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity)

*canceled* Literally Burlesque (Presented by USM's Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity)

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
One Longfellow Square, Congress Street, Portland (off campus)
Contact Name: 
Sarah Holmes
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5767
Contact Email: 
sholmes@usm.maine.edu

We've made the tough decision to cancel (or, hopefully, postpone) the show. There are a number of reasons for this (fewer performers/performances than we'd like, lower audience interest than we'd hope, etc.). This has been a very tough semester for many folks, and we feel that everyone's energy should be turned to taking care of ourselves, one another, and successfully completing the spring semester.

We love the idea of the show, and are hopeful that we can try this again in the near future.

Please make a point of supporting Portland's Burlesque scene, there are some amazing performers in our community!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Holmes at: sholmes@usm.maine.edu or (207) 780-5767.

 

Join USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity and our host with the most, Rosie Rimjob, for an evening of burlesque, performed by our amazing students and community.

The theme is Literally Burlesque, so take your education out of the classroom and onto the stage, showing us your sexiest interpretation of literal characters.

This event is 17+, with IDs checked at the door.

$5 for all students, with ID, $8 for community members

Interested in performing? Sign up here: http://usm.maine.edu/csgd/usmburlesqueshowentryform

This show will be ASL interpreted.

Bus service from and returning to the Gorham Campus will be provided.

April 10, 2014
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
One Longfellow Square, Congress Street, Portland (off campus)
*canceled* Please see below. Join USM's Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity and our host with the most, Rosie Rimjob, for an evening of literary themed burlesque - taking education out of the classroom and onto the stage, with sexy interpretation of literal characters.
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GEB Hypnotist

GEB Hypnotist

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Lower Brooks Student Center
Contact Name: 
Daniel Welter
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5081
Contact Email: 
dwelter@usm.maine.edu

Are you looking for something fun to do?  Come to the Lower Brooks Student Center on Thursday April, 10th.  There will be a Hypnotist show where you are given the opportunity to go up on stage and get hypnotized or just sit back and watch everyone else be hypnotized!

hypnosis in black letter

April 10, 2014
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Lower Brooks Student Center
Come to see the fabulous Hypnotist in Lower Brooks! You will have a chance to get picked to be hypnotized or just sit back and watch the show.
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April Food for Thought Luncheon

April Food for Thought Luncheon

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
Location: 
Room 170 at USM LAC

Program:  Robyn Holman, Rebecca Goodale, Vivien Russe, and Collene Kinsella
The Ant Girls

Doors open at 11:15 and program begins at 11:45 (note time change)

Cost includes lunch
$7.00 at the door
$8.00 with advance reservations

Reservations must be made by noon on Thursday, April 10 by calling the Senior College Information Line at 753-6510.

The phone line will not be checked after 12:00 noon that day and late calls will be considered "at the door".

In order to keep costs down, we ask that if you are unable to attend the event, please call 753-6510 BEFORE noon on Thursday, April 10 to let us know. We order food by our RSVPs and we must pay even if you are unable to be here. Thank you.

Reservations willl not be accepted more than 2 weeks prior to this event.

April 11, 2014
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
Room 170 at USM LAC
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Video Workshop Series: Creating Video Content for Blended and Online Courses.

Video Workshop Series: Creating Video Content for Blended and Online Courses.

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Portland

Rucha

PieterCTEL Learning Designers Pieter Tryzelaar and Rucha Modak will lead a four-part series of workshops on creating video content for blended and online courses.

Workshop details are listed below. Dates are available in March and April, on the Portland campus.

 

 

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Panopto

Panopto is a software that is designed to capture, edit, stream, and share recorded lectures and presentations. It allows for multiple feeds to all be recorded at once, including audio, video, webcams, screencasts, and PowerPoint presentations. These feeds are then combined into a single, interactive viewing platform, where the viewer can not only select between which feed to watch, they are also able to take notes and search for content within the videos using speech recognition technology. These recordings can then be embedded directly into Blackboard course using the Panopto building block. This workshop will demonstrate how Panopto works. In addition, Panopto offers free access to their monthly training webinars: To register: support.panopto.com/webinars

3/4/2014 | 12:00-1:00 pm | 521 Glickman | USM Portland Campus

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Creating Screencasts Using Camtasia and Screencast-O-Matic

Screencasts allow you to record your computer screen while simultaneously recording using your webcam.  Screencasts are a great tool for creating tutorials and recording narrated slide presentations. This workshop is focused on how to create simple screencasts using Camtasia and Screencast-O-Matic. Camtasia is available for purchase at the Campus Computer Store in Luther Bonney.

3/13/2014 | 12:00-1:00 pm | 521 Glickman | USM Portland Campus

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Using Wacom Tablets to Create Khan Academy-Style Instructional Videos 

Wacom Tablets allow instructors to create digital handwritten instructions and notes. Combined with free graphics editors and screen-recording software, these tablets can be used to create Khan Academy-style instructional videos. These tablets can also be utilized in virtual tutoring sessions using Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, or Skype. This workshop will demonstrate how to use Wacom Intuos Pro Tablets (using both Macs and PCs) to create Khan Academy-style instructional videos.

3/18/2014 | 12:00-1:00 pm | 521 Glickman | USM Portland Campus

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Creating Video Content in the “Vault” - USM's Multimedia Recording Studio

This workshop will introduce several methods for recording video content using the “Vault” recording studio. It will cover the following topics: using the HD camcorder, setting up the studio lights, making simple screencasts, and integrating videos in Blackboard. Due to space restrictions of the vault, this workshop is capped at 6 participants.

4/11/2014 | 12:00-1:00 pm | 521 Glickman | USM Portland Campus

Located in the Learning Commons on the 2nd floor of Glickman Library, "The Vault" serves as a small media production studio for faculty. The room contains a computer workstation equipped basic media production tools and software for faculty to record and edit digital projects- including screencasts, whiteboard video lectures, podcasts, or Khan-Academy style instructional videos.

Faculty who wish to schedule an appointment can contact Rucha Modak (rmodak@usm.maine.edu) or Pieter Tryzelaar (ptryzelaar@usm.maine.edu). 

Learn more about the vault: https://usm.maine.edu/ctel/march14#vault

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Workshop Resources:

How to use Screencast-o-matic

How to use Camtasia

How to Record Webcam Using Youtube

How to Embed Youtube Videos in Blackboard

How to Use Windows Live Movie Maker (playlist)

How to Use iMovie

 

Misc Resources:

Free Video/File Conversion Application : http://www.zamzar.com/

Create YouTube Clips: http://www.tubechop.com/

Opensource music: http://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos

Video and Fair Use Guidelines: http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Copyright/media.html

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April 11, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Portland
CTEL Learning Designers Pieter Tryzelaar and Rucha Modak will lead a four-part series of workshops on creating video content for blended and online courses.
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Information Session for the Accelerated BS in Nursing Program for Non-Nurses

Information Session for the Accelerated BS in Nursing Program for Non-Nurses

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friday, May 16, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Brenda Webster
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4802
Contact Email: 
bwebster@usm.maine.edu

The Accelerated BS in Nursing program is designed for those with a bachelor's degree in another field  who would like to pursue a career in nursing. In this session we'll discuss the plan of study, prerequisites, application process, and the admission requirements for the program.

To sign up for this session please use our webform or call (207) 780-4802.

April 11, 2014
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Portland campus
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A Singularity of Place: Photographs by Jeffery Becton

A Singularity of Place: Photographs by Jeffery Becton

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:45 AM to Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10:00 PM
Location: 
5th floor Glickman Library
Contact Name: 
Library Admin
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4276
Contact Email: 
libraryadmin@usm.maine.edu

5th floor Glickman Family Library
February 21, 2014 – May 29, 2014

Conversation with the Artist
Friday, April 11, 2014
423-424 Glickman Family Library
2:00pm-3:30pm

 

April 11, 2014
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
5th floor Glickman Library
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Self-Care for Counselors: Application Ideas from the Philosophies of Gurdjieff and T'ai Chi

Self-Care for Counselors: Application Ideas from the Philosophies of Gurdjieff and T'ai Chi

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 
Glickman Library - 7th Floor
Contact Name: 
Bette Katsekas
Contact Email: 
katsekas@usm.maine.edu

SELF-CARE FOR COUNSELORS:Application Ideas from the Philosophies of Gurdjieff and T'ai Chi

April 11, 2014 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Glickman Library 7th Floor
USM Portland Campus

Gurdjieff & Personal Development - Robert A. Yarumian II
George Gurdjieff (1866-1949) brought a new perspective on the true nature of individuals.  The first lecture of the day will explore Gurdjieff's view of what is necessary for a deeper experience of connecting with one's true self.  Along with an introduction to Gurdjieff's work, audience members will be led through a basic sensing exercise for a new look into themselves and a different outlook on the complexity of inner development.  A discussion of possible applications for counselors will follow the presentation.

T'ai Chi for Counselors - Al Delaney
T'ai Chi is an internal martial art with rich benefits for personal development and interpersonal relations.  This portion of the lecture will include an overview of the philosophy and psychology of T'ai Chi, as well as movement demonstrations and exercises.  A discussion of possible applications for counselors will follow the presentation.

Cost:  $25 for CEUs (3 contact hours).  Free for USM students.  Parking is available in the USM parking garage.

For more information, contact USM Counselor Education program faculty Bette Katsekas at katsekas@usm.maine.edu or Sue Jones at sjones@usm.maine.edu.

April 11, 2014
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Glickman Library - 7th Floor
Explore Gurdjieff's view of what is necessary for a deeper experience of connecting with one's true self and and overview of the philosophy and psychology of T'ai Chi, as well as movement demonstrations and exercises.
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Ant Farm Opening Reception

Ant Farm Opening Reception

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:00 PM
Location: 
Lewiston Campus, Atrium Art Gallery
Contact Name: 
Robyn Holman
Contact Phone: 
753-6554
Contact Email: 
holman@usm.maine.edu

Opening reception for "Ant Farm: At the Nexus of Art and Science" will be held in the Atrium Art Gallery, Friday, April 11, from 6 pm - 8 pm. Refreshements provided by cafe Bread Shack. The event is free and open to the public.

Ant Farm is a multi-media collaborative exhibit merging art and science inspired by leafcutter ants. Four artists, Colleen Kinsella, Rebecca Goodale, Dorothy Schwartz, and Vivien Russe, have long been close friends and several years ago dreamed up an idea of a project where they truly work collaboratively–like a small ant colony–to create a singular but multi-faceted project. This visual representation of leafcutter ants highlights their social structure and life cycle, including nuptial flights, egg laying, food gathering, and fungus cultivating. The exhibit features printmaking, installations, drawing, collage, and artists’ books. Elliott Schwartz and Caleb Mulkerin composed and performed original music with Colleen Kinsella for the exhibition.

April 11, 2014
6:00 PM
Lewiston Campus, Atrium Art Gallery
Ant Farm is a multi-media collaborative exhibit merging art and science inspired by leafcutter ants.
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Meek's Cutoff - Special Screening & Roundtable Discussion

Meek's Cutoff - Special Screening & Roundtable Discussion

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square
Contact Name: 
Ariel Rogers
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5972
Contact Email: 
stowns@usm.maine.edu

FREE ADMISSION with college student I.D.;
all other tickets: $8/$6 PMA members


Join director Kelly Reichardt for a screening of her acclaimed 2011 Western, followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by Sarah Keller, Colby College assistant professor of English and Cinema Studies, and Ariel Rogers, USM assistant professor of Film Studies.

 

Sponsors: USM CAHS, Maine Humanities Council, Portland Museum of Art, USM Communication & Media Studies, USM Women & Gender Studies, Colby College Cinema Studies.

April 11, 2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square
Join director Kelly Reichardt for a screening of her acclaimed 2011 Western, followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by Sarah Keller, Colby College assistant professor of English and Cinema Studies, and Ariel Rogers, USM assistant professor of Film Studies.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

April 11, 2014
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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Schubert’s 'Trout Quintet' and Other Gems

Schubert’s 'Trout Quintet' and Other Gems

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Robert Lehmann, violinRobert Lehmann, USM School of Music violin artist faculty, presents one of the most prized chamber works of all time, Schubert's Trout Quintet. Truly a piece to be performed with and for friends, the work overflows with a combination of Schubert's innate Viennese elegance and charm, his endless variation techniques and songful lyricism.  A short journey to the east brings works by Béla Bartok and Bohuslav Martinů, each filled with eastern European folk flavors and brilliant colors.

Lehmann will be joined by Kimberly Lehmann, viola; Eliza Meyer, cello; George Calvert, bass; and George Lopez, piano.

Sponsored by the USM School of Music Advisory Board.

Concert press release
Concert poster (PDF)

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for seniors and USM employees and alumni, and $5 for students. Make reservations online at www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice, or call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

 

April 11, 2014
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Robert Lehmann, USM School of Music violin artist faculty, presents one of the most prized chamber works of all time, Schubert's “Trout Quintet.”
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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 2, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249

Children near a telescope at a star party


TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS: The Amazing Telescope


A fantastic full-dome show about the history and science of telescopes.   Who invented the telescope?  How have astronomers employed these astounding instruments to unravel the Universe's deepest secrets? 


Hubble Space Telescope


"Two Small Pieces of Glass" follows two young people who attend a star party and learn how telescopes work while they observe many wondrous objects within the cosmos.


Join us for this full dome celebration of the telescope!


 

April 11, 2014
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome, computer animated show about the history and science of telescopes.
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Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day

Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
USM, Woodbury Campus Center Parking Lot, 45 Bedford Street, Portland Maine
Contact Name: 
Steve Sweeney
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4658
Contact Email: 
ssweeney@usm.maine.edu

Electronic Waste Recycling Day at USM 2013

It's Spring Cleaning Time!

Got some old or unwanted electronics taking up space in your house? Get rid of them the environmentally friendly way! Drop them off at the USM Portland Campus to be recycled between 9a-1p on Saturday, April 12, 2014. This event is FREE, open to the public, and will take place rain or shine!

Many components of household electronics are recyclable and reusable so be sure to bring in anything you are no longer using. Electronics and appliances also often contain chemicals and substances that are hazardous to humans and the environment, so they don't belong in the trash! Please bring in all of your (and your neighbor's, friend's, and family's) unneeded electronics and keep them out of the waste stream.

The following items will be accepted and taken to a local recycling facility for FREE:

USM Electronic Waste Recycling Day - Bike delivery of a dead laptop

  • TVs
  • Computers & Laptops, Hard Drives
  • Monitors
  • Keyboards, mice, speakers & other peripherals
  • Printers, Copiers, Scanners, Fax Machines
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Cords, chargers, wires
  • VCR / DVD / CD Players
  • Cell Phones, telephones
  • Cameras
  • Refrigerators
  • Air Conditioners
  • Microwaves
  • Other household electronic waste

We are in need of volunteers to staff this event: Come have fun with us! Please sign up to volunteer here.

USM EWaste Recycling Day - Giant TV being moved by NorthCoast Recycling

Thanks to North Coast Recycling, Time Warner Cable, and The City of Portland for their help with this effort!

April 12, 2014
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
USM, Woodbury Campus Center Parking Lot, 45 Bedford Street, Portland Maine
Bring your unwanted or broken household electronics to the USM Portland campus to be recycled for FREE! Clean out those closets, basements, and attics and ensure that your old computers, phones, TVs and more are being responsibly recycled.
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USM Boff Club Weekly Meeting

USM Boff Club Weekly Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Wrestling Room, Costello Sports Complex
Contact Name: 
Shane Bernier
Contact Email: 
shane.bernier1@maine.edu

$5 fieldhouse admission for non-students

We participate in a weekly battlegame using padded weaponry. It is similar to LARPing, but with an emphasis on the combat instead of the roleplaying. We currently use the Dagorhir rule book (http://dagorhir.com/).

April 12, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wrestling Room, Costello Sports Complex
Come participate in a battlegame with padded weaponry!
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University Chorale Spring Concert

University Chorale Spring Concert

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2:00 PM
Location: 
Woodford's Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street in Portland
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

University ChoraleThe University Chorale under the direction of Robert Russell performs their spring concert at Woodford's Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street in Portland.

The program includes Jesu, der du meine Seele, the premiere of Travis Ramsey's Be Not Afeard and the premiere of the revised edition of Stuart Gillespie's Song of Freedom.  

Tickets are $8 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors and USM employees and alumni. For more information, call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555. Purchase tickets online at www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

 

April 12, 2014
2:00 PM
Woodford's Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street in Portland
The University Chorale under the direction of Robert Russell performs their spring concert at Woodford's Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street in Portland.

The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Little Star That Could

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD

Full dome show

(Presented in the memory of Steve Innes 1955-2011)

A little yellow star travels through the galaxy in search of planets that will give it its special name.  During his journey, this star learns about the many types of stars that live in the galaxy.    Hot blue stars; cool red stars; double stars, large stars and much more.

Produced by the Audio Visual Imagineering Company and based on the popular planetarium show of the same name, "The Little Star That Could"  is an engaging and fun show that introduces your child to the wonders of stellar astronomy.

A splendid star show for the entire family!

This omni-dome show uses the entire dome as the screen for a visually immersive experience.

$5.50 - adults;   $5.00 children

 

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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37th Annual Honors Recital

37th Annual Honors Recital

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The 37th Annual Honors Recital recognizes excellence in undergraduate solo performance. A music student must be nominated and then selected by audition to perform.

This year's performance includes:
Tina Davis, piano
Gideon Forbes, saxophone
Carolyn Glaude, musical theatre voice
Eileen Hanley, musical theatre voice
Cathryn Matthews, soprano
Kimberly Ouellette, soprano
Amanda Raymond, piano
Aaren Rivard, tenor
Sable Strout, mezzo-soprano
Matthew West, musical theatre voice

Free; reservations recommended.
Make reservations online at www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice, or call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

 

April 12, 2014
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
The 37th Annual Honors Recital recognizes excellence in undergraduate solo performance.
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Opera Scenes Concert

Opera Scenes Concert

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

USM Opera WorkshopEach semester, students studying Voice Performance or Music Education join the USM Opera Workshop and work under the direction of Ellen Chickering, USM professor of voice. 

This afternoon concert will feature selections from Alcina, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Romeo and Juliet, Hansel and Gretel and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

The concert also will include a special dedication of the opera costume collection, which was designed and created by Boston fashion professional Helen H. Friedman and was donated by Richard Conrad of Eliot, former artistic director of the Boston Academy of Music and current artistic director of The Bostonians.

Click here to read about the costume collection dedication. 

Tickets are $8 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors and USM employees and alumni. For more information, call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

 

April 13, 2014
2:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Each semester, students studying Voice Performance or Music Education join the USM Opera Workshop and work under the direction of Ellen Chickering, USM professor of voice. The group will perform in costume, featuring a variety of pieces from well-known operas, along with piano accompaniment.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

April 13, 2014
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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Carolyn Glaude, Musical Theatre Voice Recital

Carolyn Glaude, Musical Theatre Voice Recital

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 8:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music presents Carolyn Glaude in a musical theatre voice recital. Ms. Glaude is a student of Edward Reichert.

Student recitals are free and open to the public. They are subject to change without notice, so feel free to call the Music Box Office for confirmation before coming.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

April 13, 2014
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
The USM School of Music presents Carolyn Glaude in a musical theatre voice recital. Ms. Glaude is a student of Edward Reichert.

Portland GIS Clinic

Portland GIS Clinic

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, January 30, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, February 6, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, February 13, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, February 27, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, March 5, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, March 12, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, March 19, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, April 2, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, April 9, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, May 7, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, April 23, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, April 30, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, September 24, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, October 1, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, October 15, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, October 22, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, October 29, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, November 5, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, November 12, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, November 19, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, November 26, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, December 3, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, December 17, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, February 4, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, February 11, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, February 25, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, March 4, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 1, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 8, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 22, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 29, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, May 6, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
128 Wishcamper
Contact Name: 
Thea Youngs
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5063
Contact Email: 
tyoungs@usm.maine.edu

Open to the public. Bring your GIS questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.

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.

IBEX FULL DOME SHOW

IBEX FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 7, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 21, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 17, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, May 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 31, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu


IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System

An omni-dome (full dome) presentation about the IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) probe.      Launched in 2008, the IBEX craft collects energized neutral particles emitted from the heliosphere: the "bubble" enclosing the solar system.   These collections enable the IBEX probe to construct an image of the membrane surrounding us.  The same membrane that protects the solar system from harmful galactic particles.

How does the IBEX probe work?    How does it communicate with Earth?

Join us for this fascinating full-dome show about the IBEX probe and its bold mission to explore the solar system's final frontier. 

Show duration:  31 minutes

(Note: show presentation includes a night sky tour, so the entire program is approximately 45 minutes.)

For more information about this probe, visit http://ibex.swri.edu/

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!
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Jonathan Downs Senior Guitar Recital.

Jonathan Downs Senior Guitar Recital.

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 14, 2014, 7:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music presents Jonathan Downs in his senior guitar recital. Downs will perform a program that includes both classical and jazz music.

Student recitals are free and open to the public. They are subject to change without notice, so feel free to call the Music Box Office for confirmation before coming.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

April 14, 2014
7:30 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
The USM School of Music presents Jonathan Downs in his senior guitar recital. Downs will perform a program that includes both classical and jazz music.
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Sociology Club Weekly Meetings

Sociology Club Weekly Meetings

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Location: 
Sociology House Conference Room, 120 Bedford Street, Portland
Contact Name: 
Bryn Gallagher
Contact Email: 
bryn.gallagher@maine.edu

Sociology group weekly meeting

April 15, 2014
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Sociology House Conference Room, 120 Bedford Street, Portland
Weekly sociology group meeting
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2014 President's Student Art Show

2014 President's Student Art Show

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4:00 PM to Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6:00 PM
Location: 
7th Floor Law Building, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Sharoo Wengland
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4480
Contact Email: 
president@usm.maine.edu

This year’s show will feature talented sculptor and painter Dean McCrillis and a number of works by fellow student artists.  I know you will enjoy this show… if you love art, join us!

The show runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  on the 7th Floor of the Law Building on the Portland Campus.  It will begin on April 15th with an opening reception from 4 – 6 p.m. and continue through to May 7th.

 

April 15, 2014 to May 7, 2014
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
7th Floor Law Building, Portland Campus
Come experience student artist visions articulated through a variety of media. This year's show will feature talented sculptor and painter Dean McCrillis and a number of works by fellow student artists.
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Gorham Events Board Meeting

Gorham Events Board Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Location: 
The Husky Center - Gorham
Contact Name: 
Delaney Kenny
Contact Phone: 
207 228-8011
Contact Email: 
Delaney.Kenny@maine.edu

At our weekly meetings, the Gorham Events Board plans and discusses past and previous events. We also have group discussions about improving events, executive board check ins, and a fun time all around! All are welcome and encouraged to attend if you like any of our events or would like to see a fun event happen here at USM.

Meeting Minutes: 

January 14th, 2014

January 21st, 2014

January 28th, 2014

February 4th, 2014

February 11th, 2014

February 26th, 2014

March 4th, 2014

March 11th, 2014

March 18th, 2014

March 25th, 2014

April 15, 2014
8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
The Husky Center - Gorham
Join
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Gorham GIS Clinic

Gorham GIS Clinic

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 
302 Bailey Hall
Contact Name: 
Thea Youngs
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5063
Contact Email: 
tyoungs@usm.maine.edu

Open to the public. Bring your GIS questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.

April 16, 2014
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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Online Course Design Showcase

Online Course Design Showcase

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
214/215 Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

Collaborations between USM Faculty and CTEL Learning Designers

USM Faculty and CTEL Learning Designers will share outcomes of their collaboration on online courses that are being offered to USM students during the spring 2014 semester. Faculty-CTEL Learning Designer collaborations to be presented include Lisa Giles’ EYE Nature, Self, & Society, Muhammad El-Taha BUS 370 Management Science, Clover Jordan’s MAT9 and MAY101, and Melissa Rosenberg’s HCE612 Multicultural Counseling.

 

Lisa Giles (EYE117  Nature, Self and Society):  

The course is being delivered through a combination of Blackboard and a custom built course website, which allows for the utilization of a variety of learning technologies, including Crocodoc, Google Drive, and VoiceThread. The result is a media-rich online course that has numerous guest speakers, virtual tours, streaming films, video lectures, and digital roundtable discussions. Learn more about Lisa Giles

 

Muhammad El-Taha (BUS 370 Management Science):

This highly organized course is built around readings, online homework assignments, tests, quizzes, and group case studies. As part of the design process, Dr. El-Taha spearhead a CTEL pilot program using Wacom Tablets to create screencasts that contain digital handwritten instructions and notes. Dr. El-Taha provides a massive amount of supplemental learning materials in the form of instructional videos, tutorials, slide presentations, and lecture notes. Learn more about Muhammad El-Taha. View faculty profile page

 

Clover Jordan (MAT9 & MAT101):

These courses offered by the Departments of Mathematics and Learning Foundations incorporate Blackboard and the Pearson LMS ‘MyMathLab’ to deliver content and weekly assessments. Ms. Jordan uses the screen capture software Screencast-O-Matic to make videos of her PowerPoint presentations and Adobe Connect to hold virtual office and tutoring hours. Read the CTEL February Newsletter Featured Course post on this MAT9 & MAT101. Learn more about Clover Jordan.

 

Melissa Rosenberg (HCE612 Multicultural Counseling):

This course was built in collaboration with CTEL Learning Designer Rucha Modak. Its subject matter is multicultural counseling and it is a media-rich learning experience that utilizes VoiceThread, original videos of conversations with guest lecturers, as well as open educational resources. These are made available to students through a course website as well as Blackboard. This is Dr. Rosebnerg’s first online teaching experience. Learn more about Melissa Rosenberg.

 

 

Keep the Conversation Going

Reach out to CTEL to learn more about how you can collaborate with a Learning Designer.

 

View past Featured Courses - a monthly CTEL Newsletter Feature

April 16, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
214/215 Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
Online Course Design Showcase: Collaborations between USM Faculty and CTEL Learning Designers
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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 2, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249

Children near a telescope at a star party


TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS: The Amazing Telescope


A fantastic full-dome show about the history and science of telescopes.   Who invented the telescope?  How have astronomers employed these astounding instruments to unravel the Universe's deepest secrets? 


Hubble Space Telescope


"Two Small Pieces of Glass" follows two young people who attend a star party and learn how telescopes work while they observe many wondrous objects within the cosmos.


Join us for this full dome celebration of the telescope!


 

April 16, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome, computer animated show about the history and science of telescopes.
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Master's Option for Non-Nurses Program Information Session

Master's Option for Non-Nurses Program Information Session

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: 
Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Brenda Webster

Find out about our Master's Option program for non-nurses with a bachelor's degree in another field! We will discuss the plan of study for the first year of the program, health requirements, the application process and requirements, and will answer your questions.

For location information and to sign up for this session please use our webform or call (207) 780-4802.

April 16, 2014
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Portland Campus
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Masters in Nursing Information Session (for RNs)

Masters in Nursing Information Session (for RNs)

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Brenda Webster

This information session covers the various masters degree programs that USM offers to those who are currently registered nurses.

To sign up for one of these sessions please use our webform or call (207) 780-4802.

April 16, 2014
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Portland Campus
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What You Do When You Hit a Wall: A Qualitative Study of Difficulty in First-Year Writing Courses

What You Do When You Hit a Wall: A Qualitative Study of Difficulty in First-Year Writing Courses

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 
213 Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland
Contact Name: 
Pam LaRiviere
Contact Phone: 
207/780-4117
Contact Email: 
harjula@usm.maine.edu

USM would be stronger if more students succeeded in their first-year courses and continued all the way to graduation. We canlearn from students who have overcome significant challenges during their first year. A qualitative study of students in college writing suggests that these students get help from their instructors, their peers, and their families. Academic support works for them when it is personal, comfortable, and informed. Students want to know the person helping them, and they want that person to know and understand the course material.

The details of the lecture are as follows:

“What You Do When You Hit a Wall: A Qualitative Study of Difficulty in First-Year Writing Courses”; a lecture by Ann Dean, University of Southern Maine associate professor of English and Director of College Writing; 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 213 Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland; Free and open to the public.

Ann Dean is Associate Professor of English and Director of College Writing at USM. The author of “The Talk of the Town: Figurative Publics in 18th Century Britain,” she teaches 18th century literature, literacy theory, and writing pedagogy.

 

April 16, 2014
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
213 Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland
“What You Do When You Hit a Wall: A Qualitative Study of Difficulty in First-Year Writing Courses”; a lecture by Ann Dean, USM associate professor of English and Director of College Writing; 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 213 Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland; Free and open to the public.
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Come Learn about Bikes!

Come Learn about Bikes!

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Portland Gear Hub, 70 Forest Ave, Portland (Basement of the YMCA)
Contact Name: 
Tyler Kidder
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8218
Contact Email: 
tkidder@usm.maine.edu

USM & Portland Gear Hub host 'Come Learn About Bikes"

Wednesdays 5:30-7:30p

March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2014

Students, faculty, staff, and community members learned about the basics of bicycle care

Join us at our popular recurring bike workshop series in a NEW location: the Portland Gear Hub. There is more space and there are more tools for your hands-on use! These workshops are designed to provide the aspiring, beginner, or intermediate bike mechanics with basic safety and maintenance information and are lead by volunteer professional bike mechanics from around the Portland area. $5-$10 donation is encouraged, which helps us continue to offer these programs and source parts for YOU!

Demo bikes and communal tools are available - bring your bike and/or tools if you have them! The first hour is a structure lesson on varying aspects of bike care, the second hour is open bench time supported by knowledgeable volunteers.

 Register to attend here!

Schedule of workshops:

Week 1 - March 19, 2014: Introduction to Bikes, Bike Anatomy, & Fit

Faculty, staff, students, and community members learned about basic bicycle care

  • Get to know your bike, other bikes, and the workshop staff. Explore the basics of bike riding. Bring your questions!

Week 2 - March 26 2014: Tires, Tubes, & Fixing a Flat

  •  Learn how to identify a leak, and practice how to change a tire and patch a flat tube. Learn about different types and applications of tires.

Week 3 - April 2, 2014: Brakes & Braking

  • Learn the basics of brake anatomy, function, adjustment, and simple repair on different styles of brakes.

Week 4 - April 9, 2014: Gears & Shifting

  • Explore the anatomy, function, and adjustment of myriad styles of gears, derailleurs, & shifters. Learn about optimal and efficient shifting while riding.

Week 5 - April 16, 2014: Hub Overall (aka Hubs, Cranks, and Bottom Bracket, Oh My!)

  • Learn about diagnostics and maintenance of various 'joints' of a bicycle including the pedals and crank, bottom bracket, and wheel hubs.

Week 6 - April 23, 2014: Wheels, Spokes & Wheel Truing

  • Experience the art of troubleshooting wheel issues, truing wheels, and adjusting spokes.

 Want to join the fun? Register to attend here!

Don't forget to come to the Great Maine Bike Swap, too, on Sunday April 27.

The Portland Gear Hub is housed in the basement of the Portland YMCA and is a non-profit dedicated to providing outdoor equipment like bikes, skis, and backpacks to kids looking to go on short or long adventures. 

April 16, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Portland Gear Hub, 70 Forest Ave, Portland (Basement of the YMCA)
Want to know how to take care of your bike? In the market for a bike but don't know what to look for? COME LEARN ABOUT BIKES! Join us for donation-based six week bicycle mechanical skills workshop series this spring!
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Language Culture & Identity Regional Conference

Language Culture & Identity Regional Conference

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland

Portland Public Schools

Language Culture & Identity Regional Conference

A regional conference for educators, administrators, service providers and other personnel interested in language acquisition, academic achievement and social-emotional well-being of New Americans.

Presented by the Multilingual & Multicultural Center of Portland Public Schools.

Schedule for Conference:
7:45-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 Welcome/Intro
8:45-10:00 Keynote
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:30 concurrent sessions
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:45 Concurrent sessions
1:45-3:00 Concurrent sessions
3:00-3:30 Closing/raffle

Price $125.00 includes continental breakfast, lunch
$95.00 PPS employees
$150.00 onsite registration

For more information and registration, please visit the conference event page on the Portland Public Schools website.

April 17, 2014
7:45 AM to 3:30 PM
Abromson Community Education Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland
A regional conference for educators, administrators, service providers and other personnel interested in language acquisition, academic achievement and social-emotional well-being of New Americans.
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Lecture: Franco-American Gender Roles: Moterhood and More - Rhea Côté Robbins

Lecture: Franco-American Gender Roles: Moterhood and More - Rhea Côté Robbins

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: 
Lewiston Campus, Room 170
Contact Name: 
James Myall
Contact Phone: 
207-753-6545
Contact Email: 
jmyall@usm.maine.edu

The Franco-American Collection will be hosting a lecture by Prof. Rhea Côté Robbins on the topic “Franco-American Gender Roles: Motherhood and More” Thursday April 17th at 2:30 pm at USM LAC.

Robbins is a professor of Franco-American Studies at the University of Maine, and is the founder of the Franco-American Women’s Institute, an organization of women who gather together as a force for the specific purpose of promoting Franco-American, ethnic women's voices in a variety of forms.

Anyone with a Franco-American connection will know that women have a special place in that community. Mothers and mémères have been vital in preserving Franco-American culture for generations.  But there have been plenty of Franco-American women who didn’t fit the traditional role of wife, mother, and home-maker.  Franco-American women have been entrepreneurs, authors, politicians, musicians – and have left their distinctive mark in a number of areas.

The event is part of the Franco-American Collection’s Spring Lecture series, organized in partnership with USM LAC faculty and made possible by support from the University of Maine System’s Diversity Committee. 

The event is free and open to the public.  

April 17, 2014
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Lewiston Campus, Room 170
Rhea Côté Robbins, founder of the Franco-American Women's Institute, and Professor of Franco-American Studies at the University of Maine, will be talking about both the traditional and non-traditional roles of Franco-American Women.
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Science and Hype in Personalized Medicine

Science and Hype in Personalized Medicine

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Professor Brazeua will deliver the lecture “The Genomics Revolution and Personalized Medicine - the Science and the Hype.” Brazeau will offer a realistic understanding of the roles that such factors as environmental issues and human genetics play in the effectiveness of drugs on individuals.

April 17, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
Our next science lecture pertains to the factors of genetic and environment in the effectiveness of medicine.
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Libra Scholar Presentation with Matthew Jockers

Libra Scholar Presentation with Matthew Jockers

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Talbot Hall, USM Portland Campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“50,000 Books but only Six Stories: A Macroanalysis of Plot"

Matthew Jockers, USM Libra Scholar

Public Lecture - April 17th, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Talbot Auditorium, USM Portland Campus

This event is co-sponsored by the Departments of English, History, Political Science, Media and Communication Studies, Women & Gender Studies, Faculty Commons, and Professional & Continuing Education.

 

Digital technologies are impacting almost all spheres of education and social life, from the kindergarten teaching of reading to graduate programs in cyber security, from drones to deliver pizza to drones that have become a global symbol of America’s war on terrorism. We now have access not to a text or dozens of texts, but to hundreds and thousands and millions of texts, which can be tagged, encoded, and made available for computational analysis and scholarly research. This raises important questions: What kinds of evidence do computational analyses of the humanities yield? What is the nature of this evidence, and what kinds of insights can such evidence offer in shaping our understanding of literature, history, philology, macroeconomics, statistics, public policy, software languages, and the social and behavioral sciences?

In his public lecture, Professor Matthew Jockers will discuss why quantitative methods are appropriate for humanistic inquiry. His methodology “macroanalysis” emphasizes that “massive digital corpora offer us unprecedented access to the literary record and invite, even demand, a new type of evidence gathering and meaning making.” Macroanalysis is not about replacing microanalysis or close reading of texts or data sets, but it is about understanding that reading and interpretation today can also mean creating digital archives using text encoding processes, mining those databases for patterns and trends with computational logic, and visualizing vast data sets storing millions of bytes of information and a variety of media texts. Professor Jockers will discuss how he employed tools and techniques from natural language processing, sentiment analysis, signal processing, and machine learning in order to extract and compare the plot structures in 50,000 narratives spanning the two hundred year period from 1800-2011.

Grounded in the exciting new field of digital studies, Professor Jockers’ work offers research approaches that are applicable to nearly all disciplines. In his lecture, he will also comment on the broad significance of digital technologies in higher education.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0M-yZkWJug

 

Matthew Jockers

Professor Matthew Jockers is Assistant Professor of English, Faculty Fellow in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and Director of the Nebraska Literary Lab at the University of Nebraska. He oversees UNL’s post baccalaureate Certificate in Digital Humanities, and he serves as the faculty advisor for the minor in Digital Humanities. Prior to Nebraska, Jockers was a Lecturer and Academic Technology Specialist in the Department of English at Stanford where he co-founded the Stanford Literary Lab with Franco Moretti, a leading scholar in English Studies and the Digital Humanities.

Jockers’s research is focused on computational approaches to the study of literature, especially large collections of literature. He has written articles on computational text analysis, authorship attribution, Irish and Irish-American literature, and he has co-authored several successful amicus briefs defending the fair and transformative use of digital text. Jockers's work has been profiled in the academic and main stream press including features in the New York TimesNature, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Nautilus, Wired, New Scientist, Smithsonian, NBC News and many others.

Learn more about Matthew Jockers.

 

Keep the Conversation Going

Reach out to USM Faculty Member John Muthyala or to Matthew Jockers directly.

April 17, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Talbot Hall, USM Portland Campus
Spring 2014 Libra Scholar Presentation by Matthew Jockers from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
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2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 PM to Friday, May 2, 2014, 4:00 PM
Location: 
USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Eyler
Contact Phone: 
207.780.5008
Contact Email: 
ceyler@maine.edu

USM BFA and BA Exhibition

April 18 - May 2

Opening Reception: Friday, April 18, 6-8 p.m.

Please join us in celebrating exhibits by graduating USM Art Department students obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Art or a Bachelor of Art degree: 

Alexandra Bishop, Laura Bubar, Jeffrey Gould, Rachel Fisk, Yelena Fiske, Tessa D. Jeffers, Chris Mosley, Carrie Parent, and Jennifer Wolfe. 

Opening Reception and Exhibition are free and open to the public.  

Image design: Rachel Fisk in collaboration with other exhibiting students. 

 

 

April 18, 2014 to May 2, 2014
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus
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Tribute & Community Gathering for Spc. Chris Gelineau

Tribute & Community Gathering for Spc. Chris Gelineau

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
102 Wishcamper
Contact Name: 
San Pao
Contact Email: 
sanpao@rocketmail.com

Those who knew Spc. Christopher D. Gelineau describe him as a friendly, reliable young man who loved working with computers & quote; He was a very nice boy. He was patient and quiet; said his aunt, Pam Gelineau. Gelineau, 23, of Portland, Maine, was killed April 20 in an explosion outside Mosul, Iraq. His Army National Guard unit was based in Portland. Gelineau grew up in Vermont and moved to Portland to attend the University of Southern Maine. He was one semester shy of a degree in information and communications technology when he deployed to Iraq in March 2004.

April 18, 2014
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
102 Wishcamper
Gelineau, 23, of Portland, Maine, was killed April 20 in an explosion outside Mosul, Iraq. His Army National Guard unit was based in Portland.
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Opening Reception for 2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

Opening Reception for 2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Eyler
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5008
Contact Email: 
ceyler@maine.edu

USM BFA and BA Exhibition

Join us for the Opening Reception of the 2014 BFA and BA Exhibition at the USM Art Gallery!

The exhibition includes works by USM Art Department students obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Art or a Bachelor of Art degree: Alexandra Bishop, Laura Bubar, Jeffrey Gould, Rachel Fisk, Yelena Fiske, Tessa D. Jeffers, Chris Mosley, Carrie Parent, and Jennifer Wolfe. 

The Opening Reception is free and open to the public. 
There is free parking located in the student lot directly across from the Art Gallery.

Image design: Rachel Fisk in collaboration with other exhibiting students. 

April 18, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus
Join us for the Opening Reception of the 2014 BFA and BA Exhibition at the USM Art Gallery!
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Laser Mania!

Laser Mania!

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

LASER MANIA!


The manic, hyper-kinetic full dome laser music show featuring skyscrapers, video game aliens, the "Time Warp Medley" and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 

April 18, 2014
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The manic, hyper-kinetic full dome laser music show!
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Laser Mania: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Laser Mania: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, April 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

 


LASER FEST MUSIC SHOW:


Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"


Pink Floyd's classic album set to full dome laser lights.


Cost $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


You may reserve your space by calling 207-780-4249 or by e-mailing egleason@usm.maine.edu. You may reserve your tickets in advance and then pay on arrival.

April 18, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
Pink Floyd's classic album set to full dome laser animation
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In the Underworld

In the Underworld

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Theatre Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5151

In the Underworld

A powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit

A darkly comic operetta by Germaine Tillion
Directed by Meghan Brodie
Translation by Annie and Karl Bortnick
Musical Arrangement and Composition by Christophe Maudot
Musical Direction by Jonathan Marro
Choreography by Maria Tzianabos

Join us for a major theater event! While imprisoned in Ravensbrück concentration camp, French author Germaine Tillion secretly wrote an operetta that turned her own experiences into a powerful testament to the triumph of humanity. Satirical, searing, and altogether unexpected, “In the Underworld” is the English-language world premiere of the extraordinary operetta first produced in France in 2007.

The production has received generous support from the Dimmer-Bergstrom Fund.

Thank you to co-sponsors: Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, the Remember the Women Institute of New York, the USM History and Political Science Department, and the USM Women and Gender Studies Program. 

Tickets
$15 general public/$11 seniors, USM employees and alumni/$8 students 

     ASL-Interpreted Performance: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19     

     $5 at 5 matinee: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23

     Season Flex Pass: Just $45 for six tickets! 

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Or call the USM Theatre Box Office at (207) 780-5151, TTY: 780-5646 

Click here to see media coverage and press releases. 

Post-Show Discussion Schedule 

  • 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19 performance: Post-Show Discussion with Christophe Maudot, composer and arranger; Annie and Karl Bortnick, script translators; Meghan Brodie, director; and the “In the Underworld” cast. 
  • 7: 30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 performance: Post-Show Discussion with Dr. Insa Eschebach, director of the Ravenbrück Memorial of Germany; Dr. Christine Holden, USM associate professor emeritus of history; Meghan Brodie, director; and the “In the Underworld” cast

The Cast

In the Underworld Cast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(From left) Elinor Strandskov, Sable Strout, Helena Crothers-Villers, Rhiannon Vonder Haar, Caroline O'Connor, Hannah Perry, Clare McKelway, Madelyn James, Virginia Hudak, Mary Kate Ganza, Callie Cox

Photo credit: Randy Hazelton, USM Free Press

April 18, 2014
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
A powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit
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Talent Show

Talent Show

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Brooks Student Center
Contact Name: 
Daniel Welter
Contact Phone: 
(207)780-5081
Contact Email: 
dwelter@usm.maine.edu

talent show written on bright background

    The USM Talent show gives students a chance to show off thier skills! Come sign up on the CIA office so you can be remembered for your talents!

April 18, 2014
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Brooks Student Center
Come show your skills at the USM Talent Show!
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Grease Movie Marathon - Grease and Grease 2

Grease Movie Marathon - Grease and Grease 2

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 PM to Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:00 AM
Location: 
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Portland
Contact Name: 
Chris O'Connor
Contact Phone: 
228-8200
Contact Email: 
oconnorc@usm.maine.edu

Grease banner

What a better way to spend a Friday night...join us to watch both Grease and Grease 2!  Free and open to the public.  Free popcorn too!  Sing-a-long and costumes encouraged!!

April 18, 2014 to April 19, 2014
8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Portland
What a better way to spend a Friday night...join us to watch both Grease and Grease 2! Free and open to the public. Free popcorn too!
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9th Annual Knapp-In & Cultural Fair

9th Annual Knapp-In & Cultural Fair

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: 
Wishcamper Center, Atrium, Portland
Contact Name: 
John Grigas
Contact Email: 
john.grigas@maine.edu

This is our 9th year doing the Flint Knapping event where we teach people how to craft stone tools.
This year we have decided to expand the event to expose the USM and Portland community to various cultures, especially ones that are present within the state of Maine.  The event will include speakers and activities.

April 19, 2014
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wishcamper Center, Atrium, Portland
Join us for the 9th annual Flint Knapping event where we teach people how to craft stone tools
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USM Boff Club Weekly Meeting

USM Boff Club Weekly Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Wrestling Room, Costello Sports Complex
Contact Name: 
Shane Bernier
Contact Email: 
shane.bernier1@maine.edu

$5 fieldhouse admission for non-students

We participate in a weekly battlegame using padded weaponry. It is similar to LARPing, but with an emphasis on the combat instead of the roleplaying. We currently use the Dagorhir rule book (http://dagorhir.com/).

April 19, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wrestling Room, Costello Sports Complex
Come participate in a battlegame with padded weaponry!
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Laser Show: Laser Orion (followed by Laser Mania)

Laser Show: Laser Orion (followed by Laser Mania)

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER ORION


The story of Orion the Hunter set to full dome laser light.


Followed by the laser music show: Laser Mania


Cost $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


You may reserve your space by calling 207-780-4249 or by e-mailing egleason@usm.maine.edu. You may reserve your tickets in advance and then pay on arrival.

April 19, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The story of Orion the Hunter set to full dome laser light.
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In the Underworld

In the Underworld

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Theatre Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5151

In the Underworld

A powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit

A darkly comic operetta by Germaine Tillion
Directed by Meghan Brodie
Translation by Annie and Karl Bortnick
Musical Arrangement and Composition by Christophe Maudot
Musical Direction by Jonathan Marro
Choreography by Maria Tzianabos

Join us for a major theater event! While imprisoned in Ravensbrück concentration camp, French author Germaine Tillion secretly wrote an operetta that turned her own experiences into a powerful testament to the triumph of humanity. Satirical, searing, and altogether unexpected, “In the Underworld” is the English-language world premiere of the extraordinary operetta first produced in France in 2007.

The production has received generous support from the Dimmer-Bergstrom Fund.

Thank you to co-sponsors: Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, the Remember the Women Institute of New York, the USM History and Political Science Department, and the USM Women and Gender Studies Program. 

Tickets
$15 general public/$11 seniors, USM employees and alumni/$8 students 

     ASL-Interpreted Performance: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19     

     $5 at 5 matinee: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23

     Season Flex Pass: Just $45 for six tickets! 

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Or call the USM Theatre Box Office at (207) 780-5151, TTY: 780-5646 

Click here to see media coverage and press releases. 

Post-Show Discussion Schedule 

  • 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19 performance: Post-Show Discussion with Christophe Maudot, composer and arranger; Annie and Karl Bortnick, script translators; Meghan Brodie, director; and the “In the Underworld” cast. 
  • 7: 30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 performance: Post-Show Discussion with Dr. Insa Eschebach, director of the Ravenbrück Memorial of Germany; Dr. Christine Holden, USM associate professor emeritus of history; Meghan Brodie, director; and the “In the Underworld” cast

The Cast

In the Underworld Cast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(From left) Elinor Strandskov, Sable Strout, Helena Crothers-Villers, Rhiannon Vonder Haar, Caroline O'Connor, Hannah Perry, Clare McKelway, Madelyn James, Virginia Hudak, Mary Kate Ganza, Callie Cox

Photo credit: Randy Hazelton, USM Free Press

April 19, 2014
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
A powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit
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Crayon Art

Crayon Art

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Brookes Student Center
Contact Name: 
Daniel Welter
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5081
Contact Email: 
dwelter@maine.edu

Crayons Melting on paper

Do you think you are the next big time artist. Come prove yourself by creating a master piece out of melted crayons!!!!! Challenge your friends to a artoff to prove who is the better artist!!! 

April 19, 2014
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Brookes Student Center
Come melt Crayons on paper.
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Laser Orion (and Laseropolis)

Laser Orion (and Laseropolis)

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, February 19, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


Laser Orion and Laseropolis!


The story of Orion the Hunter in full dome laser animation


followed by the laser music show Laseropolis


$5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space. You may reserve in advance and pay when you arrive.

April 20, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
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In the Underworld

In the Underworld

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Theatre Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5151

In the Underworld

A powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit

A darkly comic operetta by Germaine Tillion
Directed by Meghan Brodie
Translation by Annie and Karl Bortnick
Musical Arrangement and Composition by Christophe Maudot
Musical Direction by Jonathan Marro
Choreography by Maria Tzianabos

Join us for a major theater event! While imprisoned in Ravensbrück concentration camp, French author Germaine Tillion secretly wrote an operetta that turned her own experiences into a powerful testament to the triumph of humanity. Satirical, searing, and altogether unexpected, “In the Underworld” is the English-language world premiere of the extraordinary operetta first produced in France in 2007.

The production has received generous support from the Dimmer-Bergstrom Fund.

Thank you to co-sponsors: Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, the Remember the Women Institute of New York, the USM History and Political Science Department, and the USM Women and Gender Studies Program. 

Tickets
$15 general public/$11 seniors, USM employees and alumni/$8 students 

     ASL-Interpreted Performance: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19     

     $5 at 5 matinee: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23

     Season Flex Pass: Just $45 for six tickets! 

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Or call the USM Theatre Box Office at (207) 780-5151, TTY: 780-5646 

Click here to see media coverage and press releases. 

Post-Show Discussion Schedule 

  • 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19 performance: Post-Show Discussion with Christophe Maudot, composer and arranger; Annie and Karl Bortnick, script translators; Meghan Brodie, director; and the “In the Underworld” cast. 
  • 7: 30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 performance: Post-Show Discussion with Dr. Insa Eschebach, director of the Ravenbrück Memorial of Germany; Dr. Christine Holden, USM associate professor emeritus of history; Meghan Brodie, director; and the “In the Underworld” cast

The Cast

In the Underworld Cast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(From left) Elinor Strandskov, Sable Strout, Helena Crothers-Villers, Rhiannon Vonder Haar, Caroline O'Connor, Hannah Perry, Clare McKelway, Madelyn James, Virginia Hudak, Mary Kate Ganza, Callie Cox

Photo credit: Randy Hazelton, USM Free Press

April 20, 2014
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
A powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit
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Financial Wellness through $ALT

Financial Wellness through $ALT

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 
Amphitheater, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Samantha Ireland
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4996
Contact Email: 
sireland@usm.maine.edu

This is the first event in our Wellness Where You Are Series during the week of April 21st-25th! We have invited the money experts from $ALT to come and give a presentation on Financial Wellness tips! This includes teaching graduating seniors how to repay their loans successfully, giving access to students who need more outside scholarships, and Money 101 which is all about how to be wiser with your dollars. Come join us from 11:00-12:30PM in the Amphitheater of Woodbury Campus Center to find out how to keep more money in your pocket! 

April 21, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Amphitheater, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland Campus
Graduating seniors, and students in need of scholarships! If you want to learn more about how to successfully pay off your loans or access outside scholarships, come to this Money 101 presentation from $ALT!
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

April 21, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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The Spring Fling

The Spring Fling

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 PM
Location: 
Lower Brooks Student Center
Contact Name: 
Dan Welter
Contact Phone: 
(207)780-5081
Contact Email: 
dwelter@usm.maine.edu

If the winter sadness has you down, come on over to the Spring Fling. Why not? Its not like you have a life or anything. You paid for this already, go! I'm telling your mother, wasting her money like DAT. Now enjoy Snoopy!

 

A photo of Snoopy and Woodstock. Dancing and holding flowers in a blue background.

April 21, 2014 to April 25, 2014
12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Lower Brooks Student Center
Come Down and enjoy the Spring Fling, it'll be fun.
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Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

LASER ORION (followed by Laser Pop)


The story of Orion the Hunter re told in full dome laser light.   Following the show we'll have "Laser Pop," a fun, high-energy rock laser show featuring the music of the Beach Boys, Pink, N'Sync, and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 


Full schedule:   LASER MANIA APRIL!!

April 21, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The Orion the Hunter story retold in full dome laser animation. Show is followed by Laser Pop: a fun rock music laser show
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

April 21, 2014
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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Electrolaze!

Electrolaze!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

ELECTROLAZE!



A brand new rock/dance/techno omni dome show!     The loudest, most energetic, hyperkinetic laser show you've ever seen in our planetarium.


A roar for the spirit and a strain for the cardio-vascular system!


 


$5.50 per person


$1.00 for 3-D glasses


 


Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail  egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space or for more information.


 


 

April 21, 2014
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
RAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Laser Show: Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Mania")

Laser Show: Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Mania")

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine,edu

LASER PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA


The Perseus/Andromeda legend in full dome laser animation.


Followed by the high energy laser music show  "Laser Mania"


Cost:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 extra for 3-D glasses)


You may reserve your space in advance by calling 207-780-4249 or e-mailing egleason@usm.maine.edu.   You may reserve your space and then pay at the show.

April 21, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The Perseus/Andromeda legend in full dome laser animation.
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Laser Mania: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Laser Mania: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, April 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

 


LASER FEST MUSIC SHOW:


Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"


Pink Floyd's classic album set to full dome laser lights.


Cost $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


You may reserve your space by calling 207-780-4249 or by e-mailing egleason@usm.maine.edu. You may reserve your tickets in advance and then pay on arrival.

April 21, 2014
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
Pink Floyd's classic album set to full dome laser animation
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Laser Show: Laser Hypnotica

Laser Show: Laser Hypnotica

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER Hypnotica!


Do you trip like we do? Here's your chance to find out. A selection of hypnotic, techno unes that will transport you beyond the transcendental. (No, that wasn't supposed to make sense.) A laser experience unlike any other. Add the 3-D glasses and you'll finally understand quantum physics, Dr. Feynmann.


 


Cost: $5.50 per person.


$1.00 for 3-D glasses.


Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space. You may reserve in advance and pay when you arrive.

April 21, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
Do you trip like we do? Here's your chance to find out.
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Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Lewiston Campus, Room 170
Contact Name: 
Brian Strouse
Contact Phone: 
753-6566
Contact Email: 
brian.strouse@maine.edu

An American Red Cross  blood drive will take place at USM LAC on Tuesday, April 22, from 10 am - 3 pm in room 170. Donors in April will receive a coupon for a free regular 6 -inch sub at participating Subway restaurants in Maine and New Hampshire.

The blood drive is being sponsored by the Student Veterans Association at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College. To pre-register please visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code "USM".

April 22, 2014
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lewiston Campus, Room 170
Sponsored by the Student Veterans Association.
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Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center, Amphitheater Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Susan Hamilton
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5139
Contact Email: 
shamilton@usm.maine.edu

Native American students join in a Earth Day celebration. Guest speakers are John Banks and Chris Sockalexis from the Penobscot Nation to discuss the Penobscot River restoration project and discussion of the preservation of the Native American Petroglyphs in Maine

April 22, 2014
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center, Amphitheater Portland campus
A talk on Maine's Penobscot River and the Native Petroglyphs along the Kennebec

The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Little Star That Could

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD

Full dome show

(Presented in the memory of Steve Innes 1955-2011)

A little yellow star travels through the galaxy in search of planets that will give it its special name.  During his journey, this star learns about the many types of stars that live in the galaxy.    Hot blue stars; cool red stars; double stars, large stars and much more.

Produced by the Audio Visual Imagineering Company and based on the popular planetarium show of the same name, "The Little Star That Could"  is an engaging and fun show that introduces your child to the wonders of stellar astronomy.

A splendid star show for the entire family!

This omni-dome show uses the entire dome as the screen for a visually immersive experience.

$5.50 - adults;   $5.00 children

 

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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Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by Laseropolis)

Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by Laseropolis)

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

LASER PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA


(followed by Laseropolis)


The Perseus/Andromeda legend retold in full dome laser animation.  The rock laser show "Laseropolis," featuring the music of Oasis, Boston and more, follows.


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 


Full schedule:   LASER MANIA APRIL!!

April 22, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The Perseus and Andromeda story retold in full dome laser light. The rock laser show "Laseropolis" follows.
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

April 22, 2014
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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Sociology Club Weekly Meetings

Sociology Club Weekly Meetings

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Location: 
Sociology House Conference Room, 120 Bedford Street, Portland
Contact Name: 
Bryn Gallagher
Contact Email: 
bryn.gallagher@maine.edu

Sociology group weekly meeting

April 22, 2014
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Sociology House Conference Room, 120 Bedford Street, Portland
Weekly sociology group meeting
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Laser Show: Laser Hypnotica

Laser Show: Laser Hypnotica

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER Hypnotica!


Do you trip like we do? Here's your chance to find out. A selection of hypnotic, techno unes that will transport you beyond the transcendental. (No, that wasn't supposed to make sense.) A laser experience unlike any other. Add the 3-D glasses and you'll finally understand quantum physics, Dr. Feynmann.


 


Cost: $5.50 per person.


$1.00 for 3-D glasses.


Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space. You may reserve in advance and pay when you arrive.

April 22, 2014
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
Do you trip like we do? Here's your chance to find out.
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Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

LASER ORION (followed by Laser Pop)


The story of Orion the Hunter re told in full dome laser light.   Following the show we'll have "Laser Pop," a fun, high-energy rock laser show featuring the music of the Beach Boys, Pink, N'Sync, and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 


Full schedule:   LASER MANIA APRIL!!

April 22, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The Orion the Hunter story retold in full dome laser animation. Show is followed by Laser Pop: a fun rock music laser show
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Electrolaze!

Electrolaze!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

ELECTROLAZE!



A brand new rock/dance/techno omni dome show!     The loudest, most energetic, hyperkinetic laser show you've ever seen in our planetarium.


A roar for the spirit and a strain for the cardio-vascular system!


 


$5.50 per person


$1.00 for 3-D glasses


 


Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail  egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space or for more information.


 


 

April 22, 2014
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
RAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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"Trashed" Film Viewing and Discussion

"Trashed" Film Viewing and Discussion

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Portland USM Campus
Contact Name: 
Krystal Haislop
Contact Email: 
krystalhaislop@gmail.com

Trashed documentary DVD cover image

The film "Trashed," analyzes the trash industry, the amount of waste we produce, and the effect it is having on the environment. Following the viewing will be a short 30 minute discussion. Free giveaways to all attendees!

Watch the trailer for the film: http://www.trashedfilm.com/

This event is part of USM's Earth Week 2014 Celebration. See more events here: http://usm.maine.edu/sustainability/events

 

April 22, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Portland USM Campus
The film "Trashed," analyzes the trash industry, the amount of waste we produce, and the effect it is having on the environment. Following the viewing will be a short 30 minute discussion. Part of USM's Earth Week 2014 Celebration.
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Laser show: Fright Light

Laser show: Fright Light

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, February 24, 2012, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

FRIGHT LIGHT


Frightful music such as 'Thriller,' 'Monster Medley,' 'Radioactive Hamsters from Mars,' and much more. All set to full dome laser animation!


Cost: $5.50 per person.


$1.00 for 3-D glasses.


Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space. You may reserve in advance and pay when you arrive.


 

April 22, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
Our "scary" full dome laser light show!
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Gorham Events Board Meeting

Gorham Events Board Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Location: 
The Husky Center - Gorham
Contact Name: 
Delaney Kenny
Contact Phone: 
207 228-8011
Contact Email: 
Delaney.Kenny@maine.edu

At our weekly meetings, the Gorham Events Board plans and discusses past and previous events. We also have group discussions about improving events, executive board check ins, and a fun time all around! All are welcome and encouraged to attend if you like any of our events or would like to see a fun event happen here at USM.

Meeting Minutes: 

January 14th, 2014

January 21st, 2014

January 28th, 2014

February 4th, 2014

February 11th, 2014

February 26th, 2014

March 4th, 2014

March 11th, 2014

March 18th, 2014

March 25th, 2014

April 22, 2014
8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
The Husky Center - Gorham
Join
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Gorham GIS Clinic

Gorham GIS Clinic

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 
302 Bailey Hall
Contact Name: 
Thea Youngs
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5063
Contact Email: 
tyoungs@usm.maine.edu

Open to the public. Bring your GIS questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.

April 23, 2014
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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Sexual Wellness: How to Use Online Dating to Safely Find Love

Sexual Wellness: How to Use Online Dating to Safely Find Love

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 
Center for Sexuality and Diversity in Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Samantha Ireland
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4996
Contact Email: 
sireland@usm.maine.edu

Online dating is an evolving way to help people make love connections. We will explore the most effective sites and apps for making connections, as well as things to be aware of in order to find love safely online. Free soup and bread will be provided! 

April 23, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Center for Sexuality and Diversity in Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland Campus
Come to a Lunch and Learn! We have free soup! The topic is how to Safely Use Online Dating to Find Love. Resources and informational handouts will be provided.
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WMPG 40th Anniversary Celebration

WMPG 40th Anniversary Celebration

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
Contact Name: 
Chelsea Tibbetts
Contact Email: 
chelsea.tibbetts@maine.edu

WMPG 40th logo

Celebrate 40 years of WMPG with live music, free cake and giveaways!

www.wmpg.org

Sponsored by WMPG, Portland Student Life and TAH 410.

 

 

April 23, 2014
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
Celebrate 40 years of WMPG with live music, free cake and giveaways!
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

April 23, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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Laser Show: Laser Orion (followed by Laser Mania)

Laser Show: Laser Orion (followed by Laser Mania)

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER ORION


The story of Orion the Hunter set to full dome laser light.


Followed by the laser music show: Laser Mania


Cost $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


You may reserve your space by calling 207-780-4249 or by e-mailing egleason@usm.maine.edu. You may reserve your tickets in advance and then pay on arrival.

April 23, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The story of Orion the Hunter set to full dome laser light.
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You Are NOT a Bloody Mess: Lies the Feminine Hygiene Industry Told Me

You Are NOT a Bloody Mess: Lies the Feminine Hygiene Industry Told Me

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
Room 201 Payson Smith Hall, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Paige Barker
Contact Email: 
paige.barker@maine.edu

University of Southern Maine Earth Week CelebrationThis workshop is an exploration of green alternatives to plastic tampons and pads, as well as a discussion of how estrangement from our bodies is an ecofeminist issue. The workshop is open to every body, regardless of whether or not they menstruate.

Snacks and giveaways for attendees!

This event is a part of USM Earth Week 2014 Celebration. Check out other events here on the USM Office of Sustainability Event Calendar.

 Event hosted by the Gender Studies Student Organization

April 23, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Room 201 Payson Smith Hall, Portland Campus
This workshop is an exploration of green alternatives to plastic tampons and pads, as well as a discussion of how estrangement from our bodies is an ecofeminist issue. Hosted by the Gender Studies Student Organization.
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

April 23, 2014
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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Laser Show: Laser Retro

Laser Show: Laser Retro

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER RETRO:  Take a step back in time to experience yesterday's music. Duran Duran, Eurthmics, INXS,Red Rider, the Police, and otherr retro tunes


Cost $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


You may reserve your space by calling 207-780-4249 or by e-mailing egleason@usm.maine.edu. You may reserve your tickets in advance and then pay on arrival..

April 23, 2014
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
Yesterday's music set to full dome laser light. Music from the Police, Duran Duran, Red Rider and more!
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In the Underworld

In the Underworld

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Theatre Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5151

In the Underworld

A powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit

A darkly comic operetta by Germaine Tillion
Directed by Meghan Brodie
Translation by Annie and Karl Bortnick
Musical Arrangement and Composition by Christophe Maudot
Musical Direction by Jonathan Marro
Choreography by Maria Tzianabos

Join us for a major theater event! While imprisoned in Ravensbrück concentration camp, French author Germaine Tillion secretly wrote an operetta that turned her own experiences into a powerful testament to the triumph of humanity. Satirical, searing, and altogether unexpected, “In the Underworld” is the English-language world premiere of the extraordinary operetta first produced in France in 2007.

The production has received generous support from the Dimmer-Bergstrom Fund.

Thank you to co-sponsors: Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, the Remember the Women Institute of New York, the USM History and Political Science Department, and the USM Women and Gender Studies Program. 

Tickets
$15 general public/$11 seniors, USM employees and alumni/$8 students 

     ASL-Interpreted Performance: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19     

     $5 at 5 matinee: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23

     Season Flex Pass: Just $45 for six tickets! 

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Or call the USM Theatre Box Office at (207) 780-5151, TTY: 780-5646 

Click here to see media coverage and press releases. 

Post-Show Discussion Schedule 

  • 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19 performance: Post-Show Discussion with Christophe Maudot, composer and arranger; Annie and Karl Bortnick, script translators; Meghan Brodie, director; and the “In the Underworld” cast. 
  • 7: 30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 performance: Post-Show Discussion with Dr. Insa Eschebach, director of the Ravenbrück Memorial of Germany; Dr. Christine Holden, USM associate professor emeritus of history; Meghan Brodie, director; and the “In the Underworld” cast

The Cast

In the Underworld Cast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(From left) Elinor Strandskov, Sable Strout, Helena Crothers-Villers, Rhiannon Vonder Haar, Caroline O'Connor, Hannah Perry, Clare McKelway, Madelyn James, Virginia Hudak, Mary Kate Ganza, Callie Cox

Photo credit: Randy Hazelton, USM Free Press

April 23, 2014
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
A powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit
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Come Learn about Bikes!

Come Learn about Bikes!

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Portland Gear Hub, 70 Forest Ave, Portland (Basement of the YMCA)
Contact Name: 
Tyler Kidder
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8218
Contact Email: 
tkidder@usm.maine.edu

USM & Portland Gear Hub host 'Come Learn About Bikes"

Wednesdays 5:30-7:30p

March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2014

Students, faculty, staff, and community members learned about the basics of bicycle care

Join us at our popular recurring bike workshop series in a NEW location: the Portland Gear Hub. There is more space and there are more tools for your hands-on use! These workshops are designed to provide the aspiring, beginner, or intermediate bike mechanics with basic safety and maintenance information and are lead by volunteer professional bike mechanics from around the Portland area. $5-$10 donation is encouraged, which helps us continue to offer these programs and source parts for YOU!

Demo bikes and communal tools are available - bring your bike and/or tools if you have them! The first hour is a structure lesson on varying aspects of bike care, the second hour is open bench time supported by knowledgeable volunteers.

 Register to attend here!

Schedule of workshops:

Week 1 - March 19, 2014: Introduction to Bikes, Bike Anatomy, & Fit

Faculty, staff, students, and community members learned about basic bicycle care

  • Get to know your bike, other bikes, and the workshop staff. Explore the basics of bike riding. Bring your questions!

Week 2 - March 26 2014: Tires, Tubes, & Fixing a Flat

  •  Learn how to identify a leak, and practice how to change a tire and patch a flat tube. Learn about different types and applications of tires.

Week 3 - April 2, 2014: Brakes & Braking

  • Learn the basics of brake anatomy, function, adjustment, and simple repair on different styles of brakes.

Week 4 - April 9, 2014: Gears & Shifting

  • Explore the anatomy, function, and adjustment of myriad styles of gears, derailleurs, & shifters. Learn about optimal and efficient shifting while riding.

Week 5 - April 16, 2014: Hub Overall (aka Hubs, Cranks, and Bottom Bracket, Oh My!)

  • Learn about diagnostics and maintenance of various 'joints' of a bicycle including the pedals and crank, bottom bracket, and wheel hubs.

Week 6 - April 23, 2014: Wheels, Spokes & Wheel Truing

  • Experience the art of troubleshooting wheel issues, truing wheels, and adjusting spokes.

 Want to join the fun? Register to attend here!

Don't forget to come to the Great Maine Bike Swap, too, on Sunday April 27.

The Portland Gear Hub is housed in the basement of the Portland YMCA and is a non-profit dedicated to providing outdoor equipment like bikes, skis, and backpacks to kids looking to go on short or long adventures. 

April 23, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Portland Gear Hub, 70 Forest Ave, Portland (Basement of the YMCA)
Want to know how to take care of your bike? In the market for a bike but don't know what to look for? COME LEARN ABOUT BIKES! Join us for donation-based six week bicycle mechanical skills workshop series this spring!
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"Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Personal and Societal Effects of the 2008 Economic Crisis."

"Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Personal and Societal Effects of the 2008 Economic Crisis."

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Contact Name: 
Michael Hillard
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4416
Contact Email: 
mhillard@maine.edu

Wolff and Fraad image

 

Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad two-day 2014 speaking event has been RESCHEDULED for:  Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24.

Thanks to the efforts of USM students who successfully campaigned for high-level student involvement and college group sponsorship, two nationally prominent scholars will make a return visit to USM on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 to speak about the devastating 2008 economic recession and its societal and personal impact.

“This is a great and rare opportunity for both students and the community to meet and hear national figures who can speak on our national situation,” said event organizer Michael Havlin, a USM senior business and economics major from Hampden, Maine. “I hope they gain an interesting perspective into one of the leading critics of capitalism and learn about different methods of economic organization and economic systems. This is also an opportunity to hear how the 2008 recession affected us all on a personal and psychological level.”

"Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Personal and Societal Effects of the 2008 Economic Crisis."
A two-day event featuring lectures by economist Richard Wolff and psychotherapist/journalist Dr. Harriet Fraad.

Richard Wolff lecture:

  • "Capitalism Hit the Fan, So Now What? Economic Democracy and America’s Future."
    Wednesday, April 23, 6:30-8:30 pm
    Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall
    University of Southern Maine, Portland campus

Harriet Fraad lecture:

  • "The Great Recession’s Hurricane Swath Through Intimate Life: Social and Personal Transformation in the U.S. Since the 2008 Economic Crisis."
    Thursday, April 24, 12:00-1:30 pm
    University Events Room, Glickman Family Library
    University of Southern Maine, Portland campus

The lecture series is sponsored by: USM Student Senate; USM Students of Economic Interest; USM Student Sociology Association; USM International Relations Association; USM Psychology Club; USM Department of Economics; USM Communication and Media Studies Department; and USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Much published and a popular speaker, Richard Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is a visiting professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of The New School, a university in New York City. He teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan.

Known as a proponent of economic democracy, Wolff is also one of the founders of the Association of Economic and Social Analysis and its publication, “Rethinking Marxism.” He is author of “Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Crisis and What to Do about It” and “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism.”

Harriet Fraad is a psychotherapist-hypnotherapist in practice in New York City. Her work primarily deals with the interface between economy and psychology. She is a founding member of the feminist movement and also of the journal, “Rethinking Marxism.” Her radio show, “Interpersonal Update,” is broadcast on WBAI-FM, New York. She is co-author of “Class Struggle on the Home Front.”

“We are six years into the worst recession since the Great Depression,” Fraad stated. “Recovery happens only at the top. The impact of lower wages or none, cut benefits, sparse services, poverty and debt is deeply disruptive and even traumatic. While this leads some people into deep, passive, despair, it leads others to dreams and actions of social transformation.”

In September 2013, a group of USM Students of Economic Interest members attended the 8th international conference Rethinking Marxism 2013: Surplus, Solidarity, Sufficiency held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for which Wolff was the keynote speaker, according to Havlin. USM Professor of Economics, Michael Hillard, who introduced Wolff to the students, said that several USM faculty members have done doctoral work with Wolff. Havlin said that the student group decided to invite the economist and Fraad to visit USM.

Professor Hillard said that Mainers would be interested in what Wolff has to say because the state has had about 30 years of economic hardship, and Wolff is one of the foremost analysts of why. Hillard also believes that the state has a real interest in economic alternatives, such as co-ops and non-profit organizations, but not a lot of understanding about them. "Wolff will bring analysis, policy models, proposals and best models."

For more information about USM Department of Economics, visit http://usm.maine.edu/eco.

April 23, 2014
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Due to the UNCERTAIN COURSE OF PREDICTED STORM in southern Maine for Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13, the USM Department of Economics has POSTPONED the Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad two-day speaking event until Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24.
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Laser Mania!

Laser Mania!

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

LASER MANIA!


The manic, hyper-kinetic full dome laser music show featuring skyscrapers, video game aliens, the "Time Warp Medley" and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 

April 23, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The manic, hyper-kinetic full dome laser music show!
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Physical Wellness: Unveiling of New Mile Markers on USM Portland Campus

Physical Wellness: Unveiling of New Mile Markers on USM Portland Campus

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM
Location: 
the sidewalk in front of Woodbury Campus Center
Contact Name: 
Samantha Ireland
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4996
Contact Email: 
sireland@usm.maine.edu

We have two new outdoor walking paths on the USM Portland Campus. The inner loop is approximately a half mile long, and the outer loop is approximately three quarters of a mile. The inner loop is marked by yellow paw prints and the outer loop is marked by blue paw prints.

Starting at 11:00AM we will have an official unveiling of the trail and we will be walking the loops together.

Whether you walk in between classes or during your lunch break, this trail is surely to benefit all of the USM community members!  

April 24, 2014
11:00 AM
the sidewalk in front of Woodbury Campus Center
The two new outdoor walking paths on the USM Portland Campus will be unveiled at 11:00AM. The inner loop is approximately 1/2 a mile long, and the outer loop is approximately 3/4 of a mile. The inner loop is marked by yellow paw prints and the outer loop is marked by blue paw prints.
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Heirloom Apple Orchard Spring Work Party

Heirloom Apple Orchard Spring Work Party

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
USM Apple Orchard, Robie Hill (behind Robie Andrews Hall, off College Ave), Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Tyler Cyr
Contact Email: 
tyler.cyr@maine.edu

USM Earth Week Celebration Logo

We will be working to install and maintain a historical apple orchard on the Gorham Campus. Come prepared to get a little dirty and leave knowing you've made a lasting contribution to the campus. The orchard will be used as a living laboratory and example of permaculture techniques. It's great for a snack too!

Learn more about the Gorham apple orchard here!

This even is part of USM's Earth Week 2014 Celebration. Learn more about other events here: http://usm.maine.edu/sustainability/events

April 24, 2014
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
USM Apple Orchard, Robie Hill (behind Robie Andrews Hall, off College Ave), Gorham Campus
We will be working to install and maintain a historical apple orchard on the Gorham Campus. This event is part of USM's Earth Week 2014 Celebration

The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Little Star That Could

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD

Full dome show

(Presented in the memory of Steve Innes 1955-2011)

A little yellow star travels through the galaxy in search of planets that will give it its special name.  During his journey, this star learns about the many types of stars that live in the galaxy.    Hot blue stars; cool red stars; double stars, large stars and much more.

Produced by the Audio Visual Imagineering Company and based on the popular planetarium show of the same name, "The Little Star That Could"  is an engaging and fun show that introduces your child to the wonders of stellar astronomy.

A splendid star show for the entire family!

This omni-dome show uses the entire dome as the screen for a visually immersive experience.

$5.50 - adults;   $5.00 children

 

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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Paint a Pot and Start a Seedling!

Paint a Pot and Start a Seedling!

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 
USM Community Garden, in front of Sullivan Gym, Portland. Rain Location: Woodbury Campus Center, Cafe seating area.
Contact Name: 
Laura Clark
Contact Email: 
laura.m.clark@maine.edu


//www.free-graphics.com/clipart/Plants/potted_plant.shtmlJoin the USM Arts & Crafts club to paint a clay pot and plant a seedling. Grow your seedling inside at home or plant it out in a garden!

Free! Snacks will be provided.

This event is part of the USM Earth Week 2014 Celebration. Check out the USM Office of Sustainability Events Calendar for more events!

April 24, 2014
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
USM Community Garden, in front of Sullivan Gym, Portland. Rain Location: Woodbury Campus Center, Cafe seating area.
Paint and decorate a small pot then plant a seedling in it to take home. Free and open to the public! This event is part of USM's Earth Week 2014 Celebration
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"Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Personal and Societal Effects of the 2008 Economic Crisis."

"Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Personal and Societal Effects of the 2008 Economic Crisis."

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Contact Name: 
Michael Hillard
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4416
Contact Email: 
mhillard@maine.edu

Wolff and Fraad image

 

Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad two-day 2014 speaking event has been RESCHEDULED for:  Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24.

Thanks to the efforts of USM students who successfully campaigned for high-level student involvement and college group sponsorship, two nationally prominent scholars will make a return visit to USM on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 to speak about the devastating 2008 economic recession and its societal and personal impact.

“This is a great and rare opportunity for both students and the community to meet and hear national figures who can speak on our national situation,” said event organizer Michael Havlin, a USM senior business and economics major from Hampden, Maine. “I hope they gain an interesting perspective into one of the leading critics of capitalism and learn about different methods of economic organization and economic systems. This is also an opportunity to hear how the 2008 recession affected us all on a personal and psychological level.”

"Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Personal and Societal Effects of the 2008 Economic Crisis."
A two-day event featuring lectures by economist Richard Wolff and psychotherapist/journalist Dr. Harriet Fraad.

Richard Wolff lecture:

  • "Capitalism Hit the Fan, So Now What? Economic Democracy and America’s Future."
    Wednesday, April 23, 6:30-8:30 pm
    Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall
    University of Southern Maine, Portland campus

Harriet Fraad lecture:

  • "The Great Recession’s Hurricane Swath Through Intimate Life: Social and Personal Transformation in the U.S. Since the 2008 Economic Crisis."
    Thursday, April 24, 12:00-1:30 pm
    University Events Room, Glickman Family Library
    University of Southern Maine, Portland campus

The lecture series is sponsored by: USM Student Senate; USM Students of Economic Interest; USM Student Sociology Association; USM International Relations Association; USM Psychology Club; USM Department of Economics; USM Communication and Media Studies Department; and USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Much published and a popular speaker, Richard Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is a visiting professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of The New School, a university in New York City. He teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan.

Known as a proponent of economic democracy, Wolff is also one of the founders of the Association of Economic and Social Analysis and its publication, “Rethinking Marxism.” He is author of “Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Crisis and What to Do about It” and “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism.”

Harriet Fraad is a psychotherapist-hypnotherapist in practice in New York City. Her work primarily deals with the interface between economy and psychology. She is a founding member of the feminist movement and also of the journal, “Rethinking Marxism.” Her radio show, “Interpersonal Update,” is broadcast on WBAI-FM, New York. She is co-author of “Class Struggle on the Home Front.”

“We are six years into the worst recession since the Great Depression,” Fraad stated. “Recovery happens only at the top. The impact of lower wages or none, cut benefits, sparse services, poverty and debt is deeply disruptive and even traumatic. While this leads some people into deep, passive, despair, it leads others to dreams and actions of social transformation.”

In September 2013, a group of USM Students of Economic Interest members attended the 8th international conference Rethinking Marxism 2013: Surplus, Solidarity, Sufficiency held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for which Wolff was the keynote speaker, according to Havlin. USM Professor of Economics, Michael Hillard, who introduced Wolff to the students, said that several USM faculty members have done doctoral work with Wolff. Havlin said that the student group decided to invite the economist and Fraad to visit USM.

Professor Hillard said that Mainers would be interested in what Wolff has to say because the state has had about 30 years of economic hardship, and Wolff is one of the foremost analysts of why. Hillard also believes that the state has a real interest in economic alternatives, such as co-ops and non-profit organizations, but not a lot of understanding about them. "Wolff will bring analysis, policy models, proposals and best models."

For more information about USM Department of Economics, visit http://usm.maine.edu/eco.

April 24, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Due to the UNCERTAIN COURSE OF PREDICTED STORM in southern Maine for Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13, the USM Department of Economics has POSTPONED the Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad two-day speaking event until Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24.
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

April 24, 2014
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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Laser Orion (and Laseropolis)

Laser Orion (and Laseropolis)

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, February 19, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


Laser Orion and Laseropolis!


The story of Orion the Hunter in full dome laser animation


followed by the laser music show Laseropolis


$5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space. You may reserve in advance and pay when you arrive.

April 24, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
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John C Warner: Presentation on Green Chemistry

John C Warner: Presentation on Green Chemistry

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: 
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Portland USM Campus
Contact Name: 
Krystal Haislop
Contact Email: 
krystalhaislop@gmail.com

USM Earth WeekJohn C. Warner is considered to be one of the founders of green chemistry. Dr. Warner co-authored the seminal book Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice with Paul Anastas, and founded the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC. Dr. Warner will be delivering a talk aimed at a broader audience than just the aspiring chemist, teaching the importance of sustainable methods in our every day lives. Learn more about John C Warner on his website.

Free giveaways for all attenees!

This event is part of USM's Earth Week 2014 Celebration. Find out about more events here: http://usm.maine.edu/sustainability/events

April 24, 2014
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Portland USM Campus
Dr. Warner, considered to be one of the founders of green chemistry, will be delivering a talk aimed at a broader audience than just the aspiring chemist, teaching the importance of sustainable methods in our every day lives. This is part of USM's Earth Week 2014 Celebration
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Building Student Power: A panel conversation with student climate activists

Building Student Power: A panel conversation with student climate activists

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
TBA, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Meaghan LaSala
Contact Email: 
meaghan.lasala@gmail.com

University of Southern Maine Earth Week CelebrationJoin with student climate activists from Maine and Massachusetts in a conversation about how to build student power to make social change. We'll discuss how to build a campaign and a campus movement-- from fossil fuel divestment, to budget cuts-- student voices can make a difference.

Free & open to the public. Refreshments and giveaways for all attendees.

Brought to you by:

  • Divest UMaine
  • Students for Environmental Awareness and Sustainability
  • Students for a Just and Stable Future (MA)
  • Maine Students for Climate Justice

This event is part of USM Earth Week 2014 Celebration. Check out more events on the USM Office of Sustainability Events Calendar.

April 24, 2014
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
TBA, Portland Campus
Join with student climate activists from Maine and Massachusetts in a conversation about how to build student power to make social change. Snacks & giveaways for attendees. Part of USM Earth Week 2014 Celebration.
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LASER : Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

LASER : Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, February 20, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER SHOW: The music of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" set to full dome laser light.


Cost: $5.50 per person.


$1.00 for 3-D glasses.


Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space. You may reserve in advance and pay when you arrive.

April 24, 2014
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
LASER SHOW: The music of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" set to full dome laser light.
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Laser show: Fright Light

Laser show: Fright Light

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, February 24, 2012, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

FRIGHT LIGHT


Frightful music such as 'Thriller,' 'Monster Medley,' 'Radioactive Hamsters from Mars,' and much more. All set to full dome laser animation!


Cost: $5.50 per person.


$1.00 for 3-D glasses.


Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space. You may reserve in advance and pay when you arrive.


 

April 24, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
Our "scary" full dome laser light show!
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USM Jazz Ensemble

USM Jazz Ensemble

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

USM Jazz EnsembleThe USM Jazz Ensemble is a student group that epitomizes “big band” sound, working under the direction of Christopher Oberholtzer, USM professor of music and director of jazz studies. The ensemble will perform traditional swing music, as well as innovative compositions and arrangements. 

Tickets are $8 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors and USM employees and alumni. For more information, call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Press Contact: Erin Bartoletti, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu, (207) 780-5256.

April 24, 2014
7:30 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
The USM Jazz Ensemble is a student group that epitomizes “big band” sound, working under the direction of Christopher Oberholtzer, USM professor of music and director of jazz studies. The ensemble will perform traditional swing music, as well as innovative compositions and arrangements.
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In the Underworld

In the Underworld

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Theatre Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5151

In the Underworld

A powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit

A darkly comic operetta by Germaine Tillion
Directed by Meghan Brodie
Translation by Annie and Karl Bortnick
Musical Arrangement and Composition by Christophe Maudot
Musical Direction by Jonathan Marro
Choreography by Maria Tzianabos

Join us for a major theater event! While imprisoned in Ravensbrück concentration camp, French author Germaine Tillion secretly wrote an operetta that turned her own experiences into a powerful testament to the triumph of humanity. Satirical, searing, and altogether unexpected, “In the Underworld” is the English-language world premiere of the extraordinary operetta first produced in France in 2007.

The production has received generous support from the Dimmer-Bergstrom Fund.

Thank you to co-sponsors: Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, the Remember the Women Institute of New York, the USM History and Political Science Department, and the USM Women and Gender Studies Program. 

Tickets
$15 general public/$11 seniors, USM employees and alumni/$8 students 

     ASL-Interpreted Performance: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19     

     $5 at 5 matinee: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23

     Season Flex Pass: Just $45 for six tickets! 

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Or call the USM Theatre Box Office at (207) 780-5151, TTY: 780-5646 

Click here to see media coverage and press releases. 

Post-Show Discussion Schedule 

  • 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19 performance: Post-Show Discussion with Christophe Maudot, composer and arranger; Annie and Karl Bortnick, script translators; Meghan Brodie, director; and the “In the Underworld” cast. 
  • 7: 30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 performance: Post-Show Discussion with Dr. Insa Eschebach, director of the Ravenbrück Memorial of Germany; Dr. Christine Holden, USM associate professor emeritus of history; Meghan Brodie, director; and the “In the Underworld” cast

The Cast

In the Underworld Cast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(From left) Elinor Strandskov, Sable Strout, Helena Crothers-Villers, Rhiannon Vonder Haar, Caroline O'Connor, Hannah Perry, Clare McKelway, Madelyn James, Virginia Hudak, Mary Kate Ganza, Callie Cox

Photo credit: Randy Hazelton, USM Free Press

April 24, 2014
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
A powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

April 25, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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Social Wellness: Free Cheese Tasting and Discussion

Social Wellness: Free Cheese Tasting and Discussion

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Atrium of Wishcamper Center
Contact Name: 
Samantha Ireland
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4996
Contact Email: 
sireland@usm.maine.edu

Certified Cheese Expert, Shannon Rooney from Whole Foods will be presenting about the historical and cultural benefits of social gatherings around cheese. There will be many cheeses to sample, as well as gluten and dairy free options for those with dietary restrictions. Cheese section at Whole Foods

April 25, 2014
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Atrium of Wishcamper Center
Certified Cheese Expert, Shannon Rooney from Whole Foods will be presenting the historical and cultural benefits of social gatherings around cheese. There will be many cheeses to sample, as well as gluten and dairy free options for those with dietary restrictions.
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Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

LASER ORION (followed by Laser Pop)


The story of Orion the Hunter re told in full dome laser light.   Following the show we'll have "Laser Pop," a fun, high-energy rock laser show featuring the music of the Beach Boys, Pink, N'Sync, and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 


Full schedule:   LASER MANIA APRIL!!

April 25, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The Orion the Hunter story retold in full dome laser animation. Show is followed by Laser Pop: a fun rock music laser show
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

April 25, 2014
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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French Sing-Along Session

French Sing-Along Session

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 20, 2013, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, May 16, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
Room 170, USM LAC, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston
Contact Name: 
James Myall
Contact Phone: 
2077536545
Contact Email: 
franco@usm.maine.edu

Join USM's Franco-American Collection for an hour of favorite French and French-Canadian tunes.  Words are provided so fluency in French is not required.  All are welcome. 

Free and open to the public.

April 25, 2014
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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Seed Swap & Permaculture Sheet Mulching Workshop

Seed Swap & Permaculture Sheet Mulching Workshop

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 25, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
USM Community Garden, in front of Sullivan Gym, Portland
Contact Name: 
Jocylin Egan
Contact Email: 
jocylinegan@gmail.com

University of Southern Maine Community Garden in the summerJoin us for this sustainable gardening workshop and seed swap! Together we will learn how to build low maintenance, healthy and productive soil using locally sourced & non-toxic ingredients. Every curious person who is willing to lend a helping hand is welcome. If you don't have seeds to swap, we have a few to give away. Let's start spring off with an abundant mindset and our sands in the soil!

Part of USM's Earth Week 2014 Celebration. See more events here: http://usm.maine.edu/sustainability/events

April 25, 2014
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
USM Community Garden, in front of Sullivan Gym, Portland
Part of USM's Earth Week Celebration. Join us for this sustainable gardening workshop and seed swap!
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Laser Vinyl

Laser Vinyl

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER MUSIC SHOW:


Laser Vinyl: Like Laser Retro, only a bit harder! AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Boston and other early hard rock bands that annoyed your parents and now annoy your children.


Cost $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


You may reserve your space by calling 207-780-4249 or by e-mailing egleason@usm.maine.edu. You may reserve your tickets in advance and then pay on arrival.

April 25, 2014
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome laser music show featuring early hard rock music from AC/DC, Aerosmith, Boston and others
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Laser Show: Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Mania")

Laser Show: Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Mania")

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine,edu

LASER PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA


The Perseus/Andromeda legend in full dome laser animation.


Followed by the high energy laser music show  "Laser Mania"


Cost:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 extra for 3-D glasses)


You may reserve your space in advance by calling 207-780-4249 or e-mailing egleason@usm.maine.edu.   You may reserve your space and then pay at the show.

April 25, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The Perseus/Andromeda legend in full dome laser animation.
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Lecture: The Death of the Book has been Somewhat Exaggerated

Lecture: The Death of the Book has been Somewhat Exaggerated

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 
University Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

Scott McCarney

Book Artist Scott McCarney will present a lecture titled The Death of the Book has been Somewhat Exagerated.

About Scott McCarney

Scott McCarney is an artist, designer, and educator based in Rochester, New York. He received formal design training at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond VA) in the 1970s, and earned an advanced degree in photography from the University at Buffalo/Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester NY) in the 1980s. His primary art practice has been in book form since 1980 and spans many media, from offset and digital editions to sculpture and site-specific installation. His books combine his academic background in photography and design with a love for the corporeality of craft and philosophic possibilities of sculpture. His works are widely distributed and can be found in the library collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and Yale University Arts of the Book collection, among others. His work is shown internationally (Sao Paulo, Brazil; Melbourne, Australia; Budapest, Hungary) as well as close to home (Hallwalls, Buffalo NY; Everson Museum, Syracuse NY; Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY). His teaching and lecturing itinerary is varied and eclectic, carrying the banner of artists books to Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Mexico, and South America. He currently teaches in the College of Imaging Arts and Science at Rochester Institute of Technology.

April 25, 2014
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
University Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library
Presented by Scott McCarney
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Laser Mania!

Laser Mania!

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

LASER MANIA!


The manic, hyper-kinetic full dome laser music show featuring skyscrapers, video game aliens, the "Time Warp Medley" and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 

April 25, 2014
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The manic, hyper-kinetic full dome laser music show!
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Electrolaze!

Electrolaze!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

ELECTROLAZE!



A brand new rock/dance/techno omni dome show!     The loudest, most energetic, hyperkinetic laser show you've ever seen in our planetarium.


A roar for the spirit and a strain for the cardio-vascular system!


 


$5.50 per person


$1.00 for 3-D glasses


 


Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail  egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space or for more information.


 


 

April 25, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
RAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Laser show: Fright Light

Laser show: Fright Light

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, February 24, 2012, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

FRIGHT LIGHT


Frightful music such as 'Thriller,' 'Monster Medley,' 'Radioactive Hamsters from Mars,' and much more. All set to full dome laser animation!


Cost: $5.50 per person.


$1.00 for 3-D glasses.


Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space. You may reserve in advance and pay when you arrive.


 

April 25, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
Our "scary" full dome laser light show!
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In the Underworld

In the Underworld

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Theatre Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5151

In the Underworld

A powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit

A darkly comic operetta by Germaine Tillion
Directed by Meghan Brodie
Translation by Annie and Karl Bortnick
Musical Arrangement and Composition by Christophe Maudot
Musical Direction by Jonathan Marro
Choreography by Maria Tzianabos

Join us for a major theater event! While imprisoned in Ravensbrück concentration camp, French author Germaine Tillion secretly wrote an operetta that turned her own experiences into a powerful testament to the triumph of humanity. Satirical, searing, and altogether unexpected, “In the Underworld” is the English-language world premiere of the extraordinary operetta first produced in France in 2007.

The production has received generous support from the Dimmer-Bergstrom Fund.

Thank you to co-sponsors: Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, the Remember the Women Institute of New York, the USM History and Political Science Department, and the USM Women and Gender Studies Program. 

Tickets
$15 general public/$11 seniors, USM employees and alumni/$8 students 

     ASL-Interpreted Performance: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19     

     $5 at 5 matinee: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23

     Season Flex Pass: Just $45 for six tickets! 

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Or call the USM Theatre Box Office at (207) 780-5151, TTY: 780-5646 

Click here to see media coverage and press releases. 

Post-Show Discussion Schedule 

  • 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19 performance: Post-Show Discussion with Christophe Maudot, composer and arranger; Annie and Karl Bortnick, script translators; Meghan Brodie, director; and the “In the Underworld” cast. 
  • 7: 30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 performance: Post-Show Discussion with Dr. Insa Eschebach, director of the Ravenbrück Memorial of Germany; Dr. Christine Holden, USM associate professor emeritus of history; Meghan Brodie, director; and the “In the Underworld” cast

The Cast

In the Underworld Cast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(From left) Elinor Strandskov, Sable Strout, Helena Crothers-Villers, Rhiannon Vonder Haar, Caroline O'Connor, Hannah Perry, Clare McKelway, Madelyn James, Virginia Hudak, Mary Kate Ganza, Callie Cox

Photo credit: Randy Hazelton, USM Free Press

April 25, 2014
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham Campus
A powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit
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USM Vocal Jazz Ensembles

USM Vocal Jazz Ensembles

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM Vocal Jazz Ensemble is a chamber-sized group of students who work under the direction of Brent LaCasce, USM vocal jazz artist faculty. The ensemble will perform intricate arrangements of jazz standards, as well as pieces written specifically for vocal jazz ensembles. Per the ensemble’s custom, the performance will include improvised vocal solos.

Tickets are $8 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors and USM employees and alumni. For more information, call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Press Contact: Erin Bartoletti, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu, (207) 780-5256.

April 25, 2014
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
The USM Vocal Jazz Ensemble is a chamber-sized group of students who work under the direction of Brent LaCasce, USM vocal jazz artist faculty.
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Round Robin Books: An Edition in Two Acts

Round Robin Books: An Edition in Two Acts

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Wishcamper Center Multi-Purpose room, Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

The Round Robin Books Workshop will be instructed by Scott McCarney.

In sport, a round robin is a tournament in which each contestant is matched in turn against every other contestant. For this workshop, artists will be the contestants matched, in turn, with circulating sheets of paper and given the opportunity to make their mark.

A variety of mark-making techniques are welcomed and encouraged (drawing, collage, frottage, tracing, transfers, stamping, etc.).

As the papers circulate, we will fold them into sections to define the pages and create our own itineraries through the book. The second half of the day will be spent learning a variety of binding options for finishing our books.

Each participant will have a hand in the creation of the edition and end the day with a personalized, one-of-a-kind copy.

Click here for more information and registration

April 26, 2014
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wishcamper Center Multi-Purpose room, Portland campus
In sport, a round robin is a tournament in which each contestant is matched in turn against every other contestant. For this workshop, artists will be the contestants matched, in turn, with circulating sheets of paper and given the opportunity to make their mark.
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Camden Hills Hike

Camden Hills Hike

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Pickups: 9a Gorham, in front of Phillipe Hall, 9:30a Portland, in front of Sullivan Gym. Destination: Camden, Maine
Contact Name: 
Laura Clark
Contact Email: 
laura.m.clark@maine.edu


Join us as we spend the entire day in Camden Hills State Park, Camden Maine, where we will hike trails that lead to beautiful ocean views. Meet at Phillipe Hall, Gorham campus at 9a or Sullivan Gym, Portland Campus, at 9:30a on Saturday April 25 for pickup. 

USM Earth Week Celebration 2014

Snacks, giveaways, and transportation provided for attendees. 

Hike is hosted and sponsored by SMOR and is part of USM Earth Week 2014 Celebration. Check out other events here on the USM Office of Sustainability Event Calendar.

Click here to learn more about Camden Hills State Park.

April 26, 2014
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Pickups: 9a Gorham, in front of Phillipe Hall, 9:30a Portland, in front of Sullivan Gym. Destination: Camden, Maine
We will spend the entire day in Camden Hill state park where we will hike trails that lead to beautiful ocean views.
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USM Boff Club Weekly Meeting

USM Boff Club Weekly Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Wrestling Room, Costello Sports Complex
Contact Name: 
Shane Bernier
Contact Email: 
shane.bernier1@