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Student Events for Thursday, December 6, 2012

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Photographs by Richard Veit

Photographs by Richard Veit

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, October 1, 2012, 8:00 AM to Thursday, December 20, 2012, 11:00 PM
Location: 
7th floor Great Reading Room, Glickman Family Library, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Libraries
Contact Phone: 
780-4276
Contact Email: 
libraryadmin@usm.maine.edu

Please enjoy three photographic themes by Richard Veit!  

Filters, Histograms and Magic Wands

Three Cheers, 2010

 

 

Paris, France, 2011

Tuileries Gardens, Paris 2011

 

 

 

Structural Abstracts

Blue Shadows, 2009

For more information, please contact Richard Veit at veitphotos@yahoo.com 

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

Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, November 12, 2012, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 5:00 PM
Location: 
Lewiston Campus, drop box outside library
Contact Name: 
USM LAC Veteran's Club
Contact Email: 
usm.lacveterans@gmail.com

The USM LAC Veterans Club is sponsoring a Toys for Tots toy drive.  Donate new, unwrapped toys in the drop box stationed outside the library.

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

Veterans Support Group

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: 
2nd Floor Conference Room- Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex-Portland
Contact Name: 
Bob Small
Contact Phone: 
780-4050
Contact Email: 
rsmall@usm.maine.edu

This group will offer an opportunity for Veterans to talk with other Veterans about personal concerns in a confidential and supportive environment. A wide range of topics can be discussed. Such as:

  • Transition into college
  • past millitary experiences
  • family and other readjustment issues
  • depolyment
  • relationships
  • stress managment

If you are a Veteran you can attend once or as many times as you would like. Come and have a cup of coffee with us!

The group will be sponsored by Bob Small from University Counseling Services. Your involvment will be confidential. We will not keep records about what is discussed

If you think this group may be helpful or you want to check it out, please don't hesitate to attend or if you have questions call Bob.

December 6, 2012
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
2nd Floor Conference Room- Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex-Portland
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VA's Phil Welch Visits USM LAC

VA's Phil Welch Visits USM LAC

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Lewiston Campus: SSC/Room 133
Contact Name: 
Student Success Center
Contact Phone: 
(207) 753-6536

Phil Welch from the local Veterans Administration office will be available for students to provide information on benefits questions, home loan information, life insurance information, health benefits and education benefits. To see Phil, just stop by the Student Success Center. Phil will be on campus every Tuesday and Thursday until December 13th.

December 6, 2012
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston Campus: SSC/Room 133
Phil Welch from the VA will be on campus to talk with students and answer questions.
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Test Anxiety Workshop

Test Anxiety Workshop

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Lewiston campus, Room 147 (in back of the library)
Contact Name: 
Evelyn Greenlaw
Contact Phone: 
753-6541
Contact Email: 
evelyng@usm.maine.edu

Student Success Advisor Lynsey Wood presents "Take a Hike test Anxiety". This mini workshop will discuss techniques and tricks in dealing with test anxiety. Bring your lunch!

December 6, 2012
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston campus, Room 147 (in back of the library)
Lynsey Wood will discuss techniques dealing with test anxiety.
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USM Enactus

USM Enactus

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
503 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Matt Dechaine
Contact Email: 
matthew.dechaine@maine.edu

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Enactus teams are active on more than 1,600 academic institutions in 39 countries.

For more information, visit www.sife.org.  Check out our team's page at www.usmsife.org.  Stop by and meet the team!

December 6, 2012
1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
503 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland campus
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USM College Democrats Weekly Meeting

USM College Democrats Weekly Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 22, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, February 2, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, February 9, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 1, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 8, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 15, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Seminar Room, Bailey Library, Gorham
Contact Name: 
Nathan Polhemus
Contact Email: 
nathan.polhemus@maine.edu

We discuss current issues  and opinions on current events. We have an issue of the month that we will  sponsor awareness events, post bulletin boards and network with other like  minded student organizations.

December 6, 2012
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seminar Room, Bailey Library, Gorham
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Salsa Club

Salsa Club

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 22, 2012, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Multipurpose Room, Sulivan Sports Complex, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Cassandra Terry
Contact Email: 
Cassandra.Terry@maine.edu

December 6, 2012
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Multipurpose Room, Sulivan Sports Complex, Portland Campus
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Rachel Carson Celebration

Rachel Carson Celebration

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Portland Public Library, Portland, Maine
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Dean
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4149
Contact Email: 
jdean@usm.maine.edu

Silent Spring: 50 Years Later

Public event to recognize legacy of Rachel Carson’s book in Portland on December 6th

Cornerstones of Science, a Maine-based non-profit organization, announced a year-end celebration in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, a classic in science literature and often named most influential book of the 20th century.  The event, Silent Spring: 50 Years Later, will be held on December 6, 2012 at the Portland Public Library in downtown Portland, Maine, from 7:15–9 pm.

In honor of Carson’s significant legacy to the environmental movement and science journalism, the evening will open with a presentation by Bridget Besaw, a Portland-based author and photographer, Besaw, an “environmental documentarian” who chronicles the interrelationship between people and nature through her striking images, will share her a 15 minute slideshow and readings from Rachel Carson's work.

Following the opening, Jennifer Rooks, host of MPBN’s Maine Watch will facilitate a panel discussion to explore the impacts and implications of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring then and now. Maine scientists and scholars include:

  • Paul Anderson, Maine Sea Grant - current issues, including climate change and fisheries
  • Susan Shaw, Marine Environmental Research Institute - ocean pollution, health and policy issues
  • Elisabeth Stokes, Colby College - life and legacy of Rachel Carson from the literary perspective
  • John Wise, University of Southern Maine Wise Lab - current research in human and marine health and toxicology
  • Ben Twining, Bigelow Lab - fifty years of ocean science, challenges then and now

The panelists will discuss the legacy of Silent Spring from a multi-disciplinary approach, including scientific, historical and literary perspectives, such as:

1. Scientific: "What progress have we made?", "What challenges still remain?”, "What new environmental issues have arisen since then?” and "What can we do now to address these challenges?"

2. Historical: What was the legacy of Rachel Carson's work on the environmental movement and ocean literacy? What was her influence on scientists, writers and policy makers?

3. Literary: What can we learn from the evolution of Rachel Carson's work - from observation to advocacy - through her earlier books, Edge of the Sea, Sense of Wonder, etc. to Silent Spring.

A reception will be held in the gallery before the event, from 7:15-7:45 pm.  The December 6th event is part of a year-long program to recognize the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring, in partnership with Maine libraries and research institutions, including: Bigelow Labs, Colby College, Maine Sea Grant, Marine Environmental Research Institute, and the University of Southern Maine. 

This program is funded in part by a National Science Foundation grant to the Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence – Ocean Systems, Grant No. OCE-1038737.

For more information, call 207.208.8975 or email Cynthia Randall at Cynthia.randall@cornerstonesofscience.com or Susan Ryan, susan.ryan@cornerstonesofscience.com

December 6, 2012
7:15 PM to 9:00 PM
Portland Public Library, Portland, Maine
Dr. John Wise will participate in a panel discussion as part of a Rachel Carson celebration at the Portland Public Library.
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Casino Semi Formal

Casino Semi Formal

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 9:00 PM
Location: 
Brooks Student Center
Contact Name: 
Mike Desroches
Contact Phone: 
207-228-8011
Contact Email: 
mdesroches@usm.maine.edu

December 6, 2012
9:00 PM
Brooks Student Center
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