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Student Events for September 2014

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Trash to Treasure Fall Yardsale

September 1, 2014
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Basement of Anderson Hall, Gorham Campus
Need some furnishing for that new res hall room? Have we got something for you! Stop by (and come early!) to find affordable gently used housewares including desk chairs, rugs, brooms, lamps, dishes, shower caddies, cords, decorations, and more. Bring your friends and bring your cash!
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Fall Semester Classes Begin

September 2, 2014
8:00 AM
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14th Annual Husky Fest

September 3, 2014
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Payson-Smith lawn
Follow the paws to our annual welcome kick-off party! There’s FREE BBQ plus live music and activities.
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(Women's Volleyball) Southern Me. at Daniel Webster

September 3, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra Auditions

September 3, 2014
7:00 PM
Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
The Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, the university/community orchestra of the USM School of Music, will be holding auditions for the 2014-2015 season. String players particularly encouraged to apply.
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(Women's Tennis) Thomas (Me.) vs. Southern Me.

September 4, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Taste of Portland

September 4, 2014
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Glickman/Wishcamper Lawn
The Taste of Portland is an event that features tables and food trucks from various businesses around Portland to showcase some of the city's popular eats. Students get to samples delicious food and drink from the participating venders!
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(Field Hockey) Southern Me. at Gordon

September 4, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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(Women's Soccer) Southern Me. at Thomas

September 5, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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(Men's Soccer) Southern Me. at Husson

September 5, 2014
7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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(Women's Cross Country) Fordham Invitational

September 6, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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(Men's Cross Country) Husson Invitational

September 6, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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(Golf) Bowdoin Invitational

September 6, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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(Women's Volleyball) Southern Me. at Mass. Maritime

September 6, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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(Women's Soccer) Southern Me. vs. Maine Maritime

September 6, 2014
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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(Women's Volleyball) Southern Me. vs. Curry

September 6, 2014
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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(Men's Soccer) Southern Me. vs. Maine Maritime

September 6, 2014
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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(Golf) Bowdoin Invitational

September 7, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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(Women's Volleyball) Me.-Presque Isle vs. Southern Me.

September 7, 2014
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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(Women's Tennis) Plymouth St. vs. Southern Me.

September 7, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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(Women's Volleyball) Castleton vs. Southern Me.

September 7, 2014
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Summer Book Arts at Stone House Lecture and Reception

September 8, 2014
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Glickman Family Library, 7th floor and 6th floor
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Fall Study Abroad Fair

September 9, 2014
11:00 AM
Path near Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
Join us on September 9th from 11 am to 2 pm for our annual Fall Study Abroad Fair! Find out how to study abroad, talk with study abroad providers offering programs all over the wold, and learn how to finance your overseas adventure.
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Woodbury Centers Open House

September 9, 2014
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Woodbury (P)
Woodbury Campus Center Open House
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LGBTQA Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity Open House - Portland!

September 9, 2014
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
Are you LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, asexual, or allied)? Want to learn more about the community at USM? Stop by and visit the USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, along with our other Diversity Centers, and have a treat!
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(Women's Soccer) Southern Me. at Bates

September 9, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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(Women's Volleyball) Husson vs. Southern Me.

September 9, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Alternative Spring Break Info Session

September 10, 2014
12:00 PM
44 Payson Smith on 9/10 (Portland) & 113 Bailey Hall on 9/11 (Gorham)
Students are invited to attend an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) info session to learn more about participating in a week-long service trip in the Baltimore/D.C. area during March 2015.
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Food Forest Garden Work Party

September 10, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Food Forest Garden on Portland Campus Green, Near main entrance to Luther Bonney
Join us as we take care of the food forest permaculture installation on the Portland campus and celebrate the garden's First Anniversary and its new sign!
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UNUM Scholars Info. Meeting

September 10, 2014
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
303 Payson Smtih Hall, Portland Campus
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(Men's Soccer) Saint Joseph's (Me.) vs. Southern Me.

September 10, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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(Field Hockey) Southern Me. at Me.-Farmington

September 10, 2014
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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LGBT Social

September 10, 2014
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brooks Student Center (G)
LGBT Social
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LGBTQA Fruit and Ice Cream Sundae Social - Gorham!

September 10, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Lower Level Brooks Student Center, Gorham Campus
The Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity and the Queer Straight Alliance invite you to a Fruit and Ice Cream Sundae Social!
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(Golf) UMaine Farmington Invitational

September 11, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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Auditions: Dance USM!

September 11, 2014
7:00 PM
Dance Room, Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus
Dance USM! features original works by USM students, faculty and guest-choregoraphers in a variety of genres - hip hop, ballet, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and more.
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Alternative Spring Break Info Session

September 11, 2014
7:00 PM
44 Payson Smith on 9/10 (Portland) & 113 Bailey Hall on 9/11 (Gorham)
Students are invited to attend an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) info session to learn more about participating in a week-long service trip in the Baltimore/D.C. area during March 2015.
11

TeeShirt Decorating

September 11, 2014
9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Brooks Student Center (G)
Come decorate a USM tee-shirt!
12

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

September 12, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
113 Masterton Hall, 71 Bedford St., Portland campus
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Southern Maine Open Mic Night

September 12, 2014
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Brooks Student Center (G)
Southern Maine Open Mic Night
13

(Golf) State of Maine Championship

September 13, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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Portland GreenFest

September 13, 2014
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monument Square, Portland Maine
Join us for the first annual Portland Greenfest, a celebration of everything green and spectacular about Portland Maine. Activities, performances, demonstrations, and displays featuring sustainable businesses & products, music, arts, food, technology, film, fashion, and more!
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(Men's Soccer) Southern Me. at Worcester St.

September 13, 2014
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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(Women's Tennis) Southern Me. at Rhode Island Col.

September 13, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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(Women's Volleyball) Southern Me. vs. Framingham St.

September 13, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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(Field Hockey) Bridgewater St. vs. Southern Me.

September 13, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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(Women's Soccer) Southern Me. at Framingham St.

September 13, 2014
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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(Women's Volleyball) Southern Me. at Newbury

September 13, 2014
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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(Golf) State of Maine Championship

September 14, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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(Women's Tennis) Southern Me. at Johnson St.

September 14, 2014
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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(Men's Soccer) Thomas vs. Southern Me.

September 15, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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(Field Hockey) New England Col. vs. Southern Me.

September 16, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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1st Queer Straight Alliance Meetings of the fall - Portland!

September 16, 2014
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
All LGBTQ and Allied students are welcome to the first Queer Straight Alliance meetings of the semester! One meeting on Tuesday, and another on Wednesday to help us pick the best date for the most students.
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Presentation - A Changing Bay: Managing Our Coastal Waters in an Era of Ecosystem Change

September 17, 2014
1:30 PM
Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney (Portland)
Presented by Curtis Bohlen, Director of Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
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(Women's Soccer) Salem St. vs. Southern Me.

September 17, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Film Screening: Disruption - A Film About the Climate Movement

September 17, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Wishcamper Center, Room 211, Portland USM Campus
Join Students for Environmental Awareness and Sustainability, Divest UMaine and other environmental student groups for a film screening and discussion. This event is free and open to the public.
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1st Queer Straight Alliance Meetings of the fall - Portland!

September 17, 2014
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
All LGBTQ and Allied students are welcome to the first Queer Straight Alliance meetings of the semester! One meeting on Tuesday, and another on Wednesday to help us pick the best date for the most students.
17

Campus Night Under the Lights

September 17, 2014
8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Hodgdon Field (G)
Campus Night Under the Lights
18

(Women's Tennis) Southern Me. at Thomas (Me.)

September 18, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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DIY Craft Night with Student Life

September 18, 2014
4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center (P)
DIY Craft Night with Student Life
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(Women's Volleyball) Regis (Mass.) vs. Southern Me.

September 18, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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USM's Got Talent

September 18, 2014
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Brooks Student Center (G)
Hey Huskies! Come see some amazing acts!
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Rafting the Kennebec

September 19, 2014
1:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Forkks, Maine
Rafting the Kennebec
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Dr. Todd May Lecture, "What Makes Life Meaningful?"

September 19, 2014
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wishcamper Ctr, Rm 102, Portland Campus
Dr. Todd May Lecture, Clemson University, "What Makes Life Meaningful?"
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Yoga Night

September 19, 2014
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Brooks Student Center (G)
Come de-stress and enjoy doing some yoga.
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(Golf) Husson Invitational

September 20, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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(Women's Tennis) Southern Me. at Worcester St.

September 20, 2014
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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(Women's Volleyball) Southern Me. at Eastern Conn. St.

September 20, 2014
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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(Men's Soccer) Mass.-Boston vs. Southern Me.

September 20, 2014
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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(Women's Soccer) Southern Me. at Mass.-Boston

September 20, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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(Women's Volleyball) Lasell vs. Southern Me.

September 20, 2014
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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(Field Hockey) Eastern Conn. St. vs. Southern Me.

September 20, 2014
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
21

(Women's Tennis) Castleton vs. Southern Me.

September 21, 2014
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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USM Mindfulness Meditation Group

September 22, 2014
4:00 PM
Multipurpose Room, Sullivan Fitness Complex, USM Portland Campus
Come join the USM Mindfulness Meditation Group, lead by Maureen Sanford and Andrew Donovan. Mindfulness is the act of paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. It's a great way to clear your mind and de-stress!
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(Golf) Queenan Memorial Tournament

September 23, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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Opposing Gestures: Joseph Farbrook and Sama Alshaibi

September 23, 2014 to December 10, 2014
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Art Gallery, Gorham Campus and AREA Gallery, Portland Campus
Opposing Gestures explores the dilemmas of the political, existential, and personal presented through the lens of human gesture and motion.
23

USM Libraries Open House

September 23, 2014
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
7th floor University Events Room, Glickman Family Library
Join the USM Libraries and other areas of service for our Open House! Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend.
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Southern Maine Open Mic Night

September 23, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center (P)
Southern Maine Open Mic Night
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QSA Meeting & Celebrate Bisexuality/ Pansexuality/ Non-monosexualities Dialogue

September 23, 2014
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Husky Hut, Lower Brooks Student Center, Gorham Campus
Raise awareness and visibility of bisexuality, pansexuality, and other non-monosexualities in our communities at USM by joining the QSA in a conversation about sexual orientations beyond gay and straight.
24

Honors Hour is Back!!!

September 24, 2014
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
253 Luther Bonney
Please join us every Wednesday when classes are in session for an hour of socializing and relaxation in the Honors Lounge (253 Luther Bonney). Enjoy tea and basic sandwich fixings, or bring your lunch. We hope to see you there!
24

Cards Against Humanity Night

September 24, 2014
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Brooks Student Center (G)
Cards Against Humanity Night
25

Community Garden Raised Bed Building Party

September 25, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
USM Community Garden, in front of Sullivan Gym, Portland Campus
Join us as we construct the last of the new beds for 2014 which will be used to allow more USM students to grow their food on campus next summer and beyond.
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USM@Home: Portland

September 25, 2014
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
TBD
USM@Home: Portland
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Actors’ Lab Staged Reading: The Well of Horniness

September 25, 2014
7:30 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus
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Pingo!

September 25, 2014
9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Brooks Student Center (G)
Come play some PINGO!
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(Golf) Southern Maine Cup

September 26, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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Confucius Institute Day

September 26, 2014
11:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Brooks Student Center
The Confucius Institute at USM is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Confucius Institutes Worldwide, as well as its own 1st anniversary. Come learn about our programs and join us for Chinese food, sample Chinese classes, cultural activities, and more.
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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) training

September 26, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Portland Campus, Payson Smith, Room 306
All investigators, key personnel, faculty advisers and research staff conducting research involving any vertebrate animals are required to complete training.
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Actors’ Lab Staged Reading: The Well of Horniness

September 26, 2014
7:30 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus
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USM Chopped

September 26, 2014
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Brooks Student Center (G)
USM Chopped
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(Women's Cross Country) Bowdoin Invitational

September 27, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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(Men's Cross Country) Bowdoin Invitational

September 27, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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Celebrate World Tourism Day - Tour Stutzman Farm Cafe and Dover-Foxcroft

September 27, 2014
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Van pick up in front of Woodbury Campus Center
During your journey you will visit Stutzman Farm and see first-hand how they successfully engage visitors. You also will tour downtown Dover-Foxcroft and the Center Theater-home of the famous Maine Whoopie Pie Festival.
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(Women's Soccer) Plymouth St. vs. Southern Me.

September 27, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert

September 27, 2014
1:00 PM
On the Green at Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
A tradition for the USM community and Gorham neighbors, this 12th annual afternoon of concert band classics and barbecue lunch (available at old-fashioned prices!) is fun for the whole family! Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Barbecue begins at Noon.
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Actors’ Lab Staged Reading: The Well of Horniness

September 27, 2014
7:30 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus
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Nell Britton, Junior Piano Recital

September 27, 2014
8:00 PM
Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
The USM School of Music presents piano major Nell Britton in her junior recital. Nell is a student of Laura Kargul.
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Dempsey Challenge Cheering Station

September 28, 2014
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Auburn
USM will partake in a Cheer Station at the Dempsey Challenge on Sunday, September 28, in downtown Auburn from 8-10 am. Students, staff, USM alumni, faculty, friends and family are welcome to volunteer!
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Peer Mentor Meet and Greet

September 28, 2014
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gorham 280 Hastings; Portland 253 Luther Bonney
Honors has a new Peer Mentor program to support new students adjust to life at USM! We're hosting informal gatherings on both campuses! Come to one, or both!
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Actors’ Lab Staged Reading: The Well of Horniness

September 28, 2014
5:00 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus
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BS in Nursing Information Session for Transfer Students

September 29, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
311 Masterton Hall, 71 Bedford St., Portland campus
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Lecture: Emmy Award-Winning Composer, Larry Groupé

September 29, 2014
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Room 212 Corthell Hall
Emmy Award winning film composer, Larry Groupé, presents an in-depth look and discussion on the current state of composing in Hollywood today.
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USM Mindfulness Meditation Group

September 29, 2014
4:00 PM
Multipurpose Room, Sullivan Fitness Complex, USM Portland Campus
Come join the USM Mindfulness Meditation Group, lead by Maureen Sanford and Andrew Donovan. Mindfulness is the act of paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. It's a great way to clear your mind and de-stress!
30

(Golf) UNE Invitational

September 30, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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Lavender Lunch on Bisexuality, Pansexuality and other Nonmonosexualities

September 30, 2014
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
Raise awareness and visibility of bisexuality, pansexuality, and other non-monosexualities in our communities at USM by joining the staff of the Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity in a conversation about sexual orientations beyond gay and straight.
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Leadership Study Abroad Course Information Session

September 30, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston campus, Room 170
Please join Professors Christy Hammer and Liz Fisher Turesky for a Q & A meeting on the Leadership Study Abroad course traveling to the United Kingdom in June 2015.
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Student Voices: Ferguson to Portland

September 30, 2014
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
7th Floor Glickman Library, Portland Campus
A Student panel seeks to answer the Question: What can we learn from Ferguson?
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Leadership Study Abroad Course Information Session

September 30, 2014
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Lewiston campus, Room 170
Please join Professors Christy Hammer and Liz Fisher Turesky for a Q & A meeting on the Leadership Study Abroad course traveling to the United Kingdom in June 2015.
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