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Student Events for Monday, April 29, 2013

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Exhibition Guatemala: In Words and Images

Exhibition Guatemala: In Words and Images

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8:00 AM to Friday, May 31, 2013, 6:00 PM
Location: 
6th floor Elevator Lobby, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Annie Chuprevich, Administrative Specialist, CAHS
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4221
Contact Email: 
achuprevich@usm.maine.edu

This exhibition is in the elevator lobby on the 6th floor and may be viewed during open Glickman Library hours.

David Carey Jr.

Guatemala: In Words and Images exhibits materials from The Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepéquez: 1587-1991, and is the culmination of four years of work by USM students Chriss Sutherland and Lucas Desmond who were responsible for arranging and describing the collection. Some of the documents from this collection informed the new publication Distilling the Influence of Alcohol, edited by David Carey Jr., USM Professor of History and CAHS Associate Dean.

The Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepéquez: 1587-1991.

This collection spans an extensive historical period and comprehensively represents the demographic, social, and political reality of one of Guatemala’s most important departments. By providing evidence of the colonial and neocolonial structures of the Guatemalan government and Catholic Church, this collection shines a historic light on the present situation in Sacatepéquez and Guatemala more broadly. Guatemalan scholar and activist Christopher Lutz and two native Guatemalan archivists Eddy Gaytán and Héctor Concohá Ch’et assembled the collection throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. The materials are photocopies of original documents from the Archivo General de Centro América, the Archivo Histórico Arquidiocesano Francisco de Paula García Pelaez, both located in Guatemala City, and the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain.

Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History.

book cover Distilling the Influence of AlcoholSugar, coffee, corn, and chocolate have long dominated the study of Central American commerce, so much so that researchers tend to overlook one other equally significant commodity: alcohol. Often illicitly produced and consumed, aguardiente (distilled sugar cane spirits or rum) was central to Guatemalan daily life. Alcohol helped build family livelihoods, boost local economies, and forge the nation. It also shaped Guatemala's turbulent categories of ethnicity, race, class, and gender. Drawing from archival documents, oral histories, and ethnographic sources, the contributors to this volume investigate aguardiente's role from the colonial era to the twentieth century. Topics include women in the alcohol trade, taverns as places of social unrest, and tension between Maya and State authorities. By tracing Guatemala's past, people, and national development through the channel of an alcoholic beverage, Distilling the Influence of Alcohol opens new directions for Central American historical and anthropological research.

April 25, 2013 to May 31, 2013
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
6th floor Elevator Lobby, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus
Exhibition of materials from The Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepéquez: 1587-1991.
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USM Commuter Lunch (BYOL)

USM Commuter Lunch (BYOL)

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 1, 2013, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday, April 8, 2013, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday, April 22, 2013, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday, April 29, 2013, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday, May 6, 2013, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Amphitheater, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
Contact Name: 
Julia Pond
Contact Phone: 
780-4787
Contact Email: 
jpond@usm.maine.edu

Are you a Commuter Student?

Do you eat lunch?

Do you want to meet some new people?

 

Join us every Monday in April.

Bring your lunch to the Amphitheater and hangout.

Stay for a few minutes, or the whole time! It's up to you.

 

April 29, 2013
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Amphitheater, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
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Student Performing Artists Weekly Meeting

Student Performing Artists Weekly Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, February 4, 2013, 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Monday, February 11, 2013, 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Monday, February 25, 2013, 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013, 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013, 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Monday, April 1, 2013, 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Monday, April 8, 2013, 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Monday, April 22, 2013, 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Monday, April 29, 2013, 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Location: 
Lab/Black Box Theater, Russell Hall, Gorham
Contact Name: 
Caleb Lacy
Contact Email: 
Caleb.Lacy@maine.edu

The Student Performing  
Artists (or SPA) is USM's Student organization for the performing artist. We  
put on 2 full student run productions a year as well as a cabaret night,  
improv group, and more. Any current student is welcome regardless of major.  
We strive to provide theatrical opportunities to students regardless of  
experience or major.

April 29, 2013
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lab/Black Box Theater, Russell Hall, Gorham
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Students And Recovery Weekly Meeting

Students And Recovery Weekly Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, February 25, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, March 4, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, April 1, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, April 8, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, April 22, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, April 29, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, May 6, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 
Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave, Portland Me
Contact Name: 
Andrew Kiezulas
Contact Email: 
andrew.kiezulas@maine.edu

Students and Recovery is a support group for anyone struggling with any kind of addiction or obsessive behaviors, mainly around drugs and alcohol.

Being in recovery ourselves, we understand the difficulties acknowledging, surrounding, and breaking such behaviors, especially in college. Our goal is to let people know that they are not alone and that there is a way out. Our purpose is to pass this incredible gift of freedom on, as it was so freely passed on to us.

We hope you join us. Feel free to contact Andrew with any questions you may have.

April 29, 2013
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave, Portland Me
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Common Loon Conservation with Dr. Jim Paruk

Common Loon Conservation with Dr. Jim Paruk

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 29, 2013, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus

The inaugural presentation of the University of Southern Maine’s Environmental Science honor society, Kappa Alpha Omicron, will feature Dr.  Jim Paruk discussing “Common Loon Conservation and Behavior in Maine” on April 29 at 6:00 p.m. in USM’s Wishcamper Center in Portland. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Jim Paruk is the Director for the Center for Loon Conservation and has been studying loons throughout North and Central America for nearly two decades. Dr. Paruk’s primary study focus is the social and breeding behaviors of the common loon. He has taught college courses in ornithology, zoology, ecology, and animal behavior. He is also an adjunct professor of biology at USM where he supervises graduate students involved in loon research.

USM’s chapter of Kappa Alpha Omicron is the first and only chapter of this student honor society in northern New England. The chapter will be hosting the guest speaker series with talks centered on important environmental topics in Maine.

For more information, please contact Travis Wagner of the USM Department of Environmental Science at 207-228-8450 or twagner@usm.maine.edu.

April 29, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus
The inaugural presentation of the University of Southern Maine’s Environmental Science honor society, Kappa Alpha Omicron, will feature Dr. Jim Paruk discussing “Common Loon Conservation and Behavior in Maine” on April 29 at 6:00 p.m. in USM’s Wishcamper Center in Portland.
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Circle K International Weekly Meeting

Circle K International Weekly Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, January 21, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, January 28, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, February 4, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, February 11, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, February 25, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, March 4, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, April 1, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, April 8, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, April 22, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, April 29, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, May 6, 2013, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
113, Upperclass Hall, Gorham
Contact Name: 
Forreste McCormick
Contact Email: 
forreste.mccormick@maine.edu

USM Circle K is a member of  
Circle K International (CKI).  CKI is the collegiate level of the Kiwanis  
International Family.  CKI has about 13,000 members world wide in 17 nations.  
  The Kiwanis Family overall has well over 600,000 members across the globe.   
USM Circle K members provide hundreds of community service hours while  
raising hundreds of dollars for various charities.  We work closely with  
organizations in the local and international community.  If you're looking to  
join a group that creates long lasting friendships, builds leaders, and  
provides community service, come check us out!

April 29, 2013
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
113, Upperclass Hall, Gorham
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