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IMA Southern Maine Chapter Meeting

IMA Southern Maine Chapter Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: 
Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

The Association of Accountants and Finance Professionals in Business

 

 

What To Look For When Purchasing Health Care

Does Your Health Plan Make Your Budget Sick?

Join the IMA Southern Maine Chapter during their September meeting for an overview on what to look for when purchasing health care.

Plan offerings have become as complicated as the tax code. Get a full understanding of how you may be saving 5% on your premium, but costing employees thousands of dollars.

 

Presenter: Dan Tetu, Vice President of Norton Financial Services

Dan specializes in employee benefits and retirement plans. He is a Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) appointed with more than 20 insurance carries and licensed in 6 states. Dan holds the series 6 and 63 securities registrations (held through Commonwealth

Financial Network). As a founding board member, Dan helped create the Maine Healthcare Purchasing Collaborative.

 

Thursday, September 19th

7:30 am Registration & Breakfast

8:00am to 9:00am Presentation

Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

 

Cost:

IMA Member: $20

Non-Member: $25

Students – Free

 

Register for this event by contacting kbustamante@hinfonet.org

 

Learn more about IMA Southern Maine Chapter

 

Learn more about the Management Accountant Certification and Certified Management Accountant Test Prep Program at USM.

 

 

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

Beyond the Discussion Board

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Glickman Library Rooms 423/424

Beyond the Discussion Board Rucha Image

Far too often, the only interaction between students in an online course is through the discussion board, where the typical assignment asks students to respond to a prompt and then reply to several of their classmate’s posts. Discussion boards are also the mainstay of online group work and usually they are a poor fit to student needs. Sometimes, these   discussions can result in a meaningful exchange of ideas amongst its participants. However, as anyone who has ever taken an online course can attest, rarely do any of these discussions result in the manifestation of deep analysis or critical thinking. The vast majority of the time, these exchanges remain at the surface level and end up feeling more like busywork, rather than an essential tool for learning.

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Now, more than ever, it is essential to break free from the dependence on the discussion board. CTEL has been working with several faculty members who want to include group work and discussion in their online courses, and we have been able to introduce effective options that don’t sacrifice the convenience of an online interaction. On September 19th we are offering a session on the ‘Online Discussion’ and it will explore ways that instructors can enhance interaction within their online courses. We will explore emerging technologies and new interactive tools that are changing the “discussion board” paradigm, such as Adobe Connect, GoReact, VoiceThread, TeamMaker , Google + Communities, etc.

 

Workshop Resources:

We have created a sample course in Blackboard that shows how the tools discussed in the workshop can be integrated. To access this sample course, log into Blackboard. Click on the 'Courses' tab, located on the upper-left side of the screen. Under 'Course Search', search for 'Beyond the Discussion Board'. Click on the downward facing arrow under the course ID and click on 'enroll'. See screenshots below for details:

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

Politics Then and Now: Former U.S. Congressman Tom Allen

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Lee Community Hall (Rm 133), Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Susan Morrow
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8181
Contact Email: 
smorrow@usm.maine.edu
Tom Allen

Tom Allen
Former U.S. Congressman

Lecture given as part of the Fall 2013 Speaker Series
"Politics Then and Now, In Maine and the Nation."

Event is free and open to the public.

Tom Allen, Democrat, served as Maine's 1st District congressman from 1996 to 2008. An attorney, Allen is a graduate of Bowdoin College and a Rhodes Scholar. He was a member of the Portland City Council from 1989 to 1995 and served as Mayor in 1991. In Congress, Allen's first major initiative was a bi-partisan campaign finance bill. He is the author of Dangerous Convictions (Oxford U. Press, 2013), which examines the problems of polarization and dysfunction in Congress


Full list of speakers for "Politics Then and Now"

About the series:

We’ve come a long way since President John F. Kennedy characterized politics as “a noble calling,” to today, when the nation’s political system is routinely described as “dysfunctional” and the political atmosphere in Washington and Augusta as “poisonous.”

Competition and cooperation co-exist in all healthy systems, side by side and sometimes cheek-by-jowel, to advance the system’s purposes. Whether it is a forest ecosystem, the human body, a large bureaucracy, or an economic system, its elements compete for resources to meet their own needs, even as they act to contribute to the survival and persistence of the system itself.  Somewhere along the way from the 1960s, the U.S. political system lost sight of this important principle, threatening its public credibility, trust, and purposes.

Each speaker in the series will address these timely and important questions:

  • How was politics “played” in earlier times in Maine and the nation?  And, how has that changed today?
  • How did this come about? What are the implications for the state and the nation of our continuing along this path? And, what will it take to change course?
  • What does Maine have to offer the nation in this regard, based on our experience here?

Brought to you by the Muskie School of Public Service and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Maine



Sponsored by:      

    

       

 

Cutler Family Fund

       

 


         Peter Mills           

   

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

One Love: Maine

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 4:45 PM
Location: 
Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex, Portland
Contact Name: 
Bailey Auspland
Contact Email: 
usmsetac@gmail.com

One Love: Maine is a collaboration of community yoga teachers leading a two hour class to benefit  Seva Amazon, in collaboration with Off the Mat, Into the World.

Hosted by USM's Society for   Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

September 19, 2013
4:45 PM
Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex, Portland
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Science Lecture: Enhancing the Quality and Safety of Patient Care

Science Lecture: Enhancing the Quality and Safety of Patient Care

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
200 Payson Smith Hall
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

September 19, 2013 “Health Information Technology: Enhancing the Quality and Safety of Patient Care” Prof. Carol Fackler, DNSc, RN, School of Nursing

This presentation will introduce the audience to health information technology as it is emerging in the U.S. as an important component of our health care system.  A brief history of health information technology will be followed by a more detailed discussion of the electronic health record, clinical decision support systems, and telehealth.  Applications of health information technology in Maine, both current and projected, will be described.  Plenty of time will be allotted for questions from the audience.

Carol Fackler, DNSc, RN joined the USM faculty in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Nursing.  She formerly served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Fairfield University in Connecticut.  Her practice career of over 25 years as an emergency nurse has provided Dr. Fackler with firsthand knowledge of the health care delivery system.  Dr. Fackler’s interest in health information technology emerged as a direct result of her knowledge of hospital organizations and health care delivery systems; and in 2010, she developed the informatics technology course for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at USM.

Dr. Fackler received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Rhode Island in 1973; her MS from the College of Nursing and Health Professions from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2002; and her Doctor of Nursing Science from Yale University in 2010. 

At USM, Dr. Fackler currently teaches undergraduate and graduate research, as well as informatics technology.  She is currently developing a graduate course on population health for the spring of 2013.

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

GEB: PINGO!

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 9:05 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: 
Lower Level Brooks Student Center
Contact Name: 
Dan Welter
Contact Phone: 
207 228 8011
Contact Email: 
Dwelter@usm.maine.edu

Did you ever hear the saying:

"you can't get something for nothing"

Well in GEB, we believe in prooving that saying wrong.  Come on down and enjoy a FREE round of pingo, and stand a chance to win any number of prizes including a BRAND NEW XBOX 360!

PINGO Flier

September 19, 2013
9:05 PM to 11:00 PM
Lower Level Brooks Student Center
There was a College student... Wanted to Win prizes... and PINGO was his name-o! P-I-N-G-O!
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