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Students present their research at the Thinking Matters conference on April 25.
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USM's student-organized Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival, now in its 12th year, is the only festival in the world showcasing the newest films & videos by and for the Deaf Community.
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Kris Sahonchik
Kris Sahonchik, Director of the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, recently returned from several weeks in Russia on the 2014 US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) program to enhance child protection, foster care, and adoption.
David Pierson and Daniel Panici
Communication and Media Studies professors David Pierson and Daniel Panici received awards from the 2013-2014 USM Faculty Senate. David Pierson, associate professor of media studies, has been awarded the 2013-2014 Faculty Senate Scholarship Award. Daniel Panici is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Faculty Senate Teaching Award. Congratulations professors!
Students present their research at the Thinking Matters conference on April 25.
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USM Events

April 23, 2014

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)

8:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Unum Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library

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

 

7:45 AM to 10:00 PM
5th floor Glickman Library

Fall 2014 Academic Advisement and Advance Registration for Economics Majors!

Fall 2014 Academic Advisement and Advance Registration for Economics Majors!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:00 PM to Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:30 PM

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USM Economics Huskies!—4/7/2014 Fall 2014 Faculty Academic Advising BEGINS!  Advance Registration for seniors with 116+ credits begins at Noon on 4/14/2014. Non-degree student registration begins at 6:00 AM on 4/28/2014.

View details about Economics Faculty Academic Advising and learn how to obtain your Fall 2014 Advance Registration PIN!

 

12:00 PM to 4:30 PM

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.

 

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
7th Floor Law Building, Portland Campus

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. 

 

 

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus

Online Room Selection - Returning First Year Class Selection Day - earned credit hours 0-23

Online Room Selection - Returning First Year Class Selection Day - earned credit hours 0-23

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Online in MaineStreet
Contact Name: 
Shannon Rooney
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5240
Contact Email: 
reslife@usm.maine.edu

NEW Online Room Selection! Please read these instructions carefully!
As a current resident, you get to choose where and with whom you’ll live next fall and spring! Current, enrolled USM commuters are also eligible to take part in online Room Selection. In submitting a housing contract, you are agreeing to a year-long financial commitment for housing.*

* Exceptions made for students who are not attending USM in spring.

If you do not participate in online Room Selection, you will lose your priority as a returning resident to select a specific room. You can still apply for housing, but your contract will be put in date order with all new incoming contracts.
NOTE: New students for Fall 2014 (whether first year or transfers) may not participate in Room Selection, and may not be pulled in as roommates in online selection. New and transfer students apply separately and will be assigned later.

When do I select a room online?

Monday, April 14th 6am–10pm Retainers Selection Day - Keep your current room.
At least one person in a room must currently be living there to select it, but may pull in the same or different roommates. You must fill the room to retain it! If the room is not filled by the end of the selection day, all in the room will be unassigned and will have to choose new spaces during Open Selection Week. If none of the people in a selected room are current residents, then all in the room will be unassigned and all will have to choose new spaces during Open Selection Week.

Tuesday, April 15th 6am-10pm Living Learning Community/themed floor selection day - current residents of these communities (see list below) who wish to return to their community may select.
Only other current community residents may be pulled in as roommates, but you do not have to fill the room. Students who do not currently live on either an LLC or themed floor and want to join a community must contact Katherine Friedlander prior to April 15th at kfriedlander@usm.maine.edu. If you do not want to return to your community, select a different room on your class standing selection day or get pulled in to a room by a friend.

Learning communities and themed floors are Woodward Hall, Russell Scholars; 1st West Philippi Hall, Pioneers; 2nd Hastings, Honors; 3rd Anderson, SENSE; 4th Anderson, Sport Management; 5th Anderson, Substance Free; 2nd Robie and 2nd Andrews, Community of Arts; 2nd East wing Philippi, Rainbow Floor.

For the following selection dates, your selection date is based on your earned credit hours. You do not have to fill rooms selected on the dates below. You can pull in any class standing on your day. For example, if you are a senior and select on April 16, you can pull in anyone, as long as they qualify for that building (i.e. Upperclass and Philippi - ask us if you have questions). You can check your earned credit hours from your MaineStreet Student Center. Click on Academic Summary, and at the top left you’ll see your earned credit hours. If you don’t select on your class standing day, you can select during Open Selection Week.

Wednesday, April 16th 6am–10pm Graduate and Senior Class selection day - earned credit hours 84 or above or graduate status

Friday, April 18th 6am–10pm Junior Class selection day - earned credit hours 54-83

Monday, April 21st 6am–10pm Displacements selection day (all students who were not allowed to choose their current room, floor or building - you would have received an e-mail from Residential Life if you were displaced)

Tuesday, April 22nd 6am–10pm Sophomore Class selection day - earned credit hours 24-53

Thursday, April 24th 6am–10pm Freshman Class selection day - earned credit hours 0-23

Friday, April 25th - Friday, May 2nd 6am 4/25-10pm 5/2 Open Selection Week

How do I prepare for Room Selection?

Before you log in to MaineStreet on your selection day, refer to the breadcrumbs screen shots document and the update to navigation that was e-mailed to all campus residents.
(Briefly, log in to MaineStreet. Click on Student Self Service, then Student Center. Then choose Main Menu at the top of the screen > Self Service > Residence Life > View My Lottery Numbers. Then you can click on "Lottery is available" to go to the room list to select your space.)
Commuters, contact reslife@usm.maine.edu and we can send the document to you. The document shows how to navigate to online selection and the steps to select a room and meal plan. Use Internet Explorer for best results.

Before your Room Selection:

  • Make sure your student bill is current on your payment plan or paid in full.
  • Complete a housing application/contract and return it to Residential Life in 100 Upton Hall. Although you can participate online without handing in an application first, we need it in hand by June 2, 2014 or your room for fall 2014 will be canceled.
  • Choose a roommate(s). You’ll need their MaineStreet ID number if you want to pull them in on your selection day.
  • Make sure you have access to a computer and the internet (use Internet Explorer for best results in MaineStreet). Check out the floor plans in the housing binders in hall staff offices if you’re curious about building layouts.
  • You need to be 19 years old or sophomore standing (earned credit hours 24 or above) by August 31, 2014 in order to choose Philippi Hall or Upperclass Hall.

What if I want to retain my current room for next year?
To keep your current room, select it online April 14. You may pull in the same or different roommates. The roommates may be current residents or current, enrolled commuters. You must fill the room to retain it! If none of the people in a selected room are current residents, or if the room is not filled completely by the end of the selection day, then all in the room will be unassigned and all will have to choose new spaces during Open Selection Week.

Please note we will not be offering double conversions to large singles at this time, so converted doubles cannot be retained as large singles.

Medical Singles: If you want to remain in a medical single, you must first reapply to the Disabilities Services Center, and, if approved, see Samantha George in Residential Life to choose a space no later than April 4, 2014.

Which rooms can’t I choose at all? What do I do?
The following floors/rooms cannot be selected – please go through online Room Selection to choose new rooms. If you live in any of these rooms currently, you are considered displaced and can either choose on your class day or the Displacements selection day.

  • 3rd Upton, First Year Integration floor
  • Any rooms designated as medical singles or staff rooms for next year
  • Any Dickey Wood rooms

What if I want to move to a different hall or room?
You will either select a room on your class standing day, or if you want to live with someone else, they can pull you in as a roommate on their selection day.

How do I select a gender neutral room?
Please come see us in 100 Upton Hall on your selection day to choose a room! Gender neutral selection is not an option online at this time. Gender neutral rooms are available in Upperclass Hall or Philippi Hall – any of these room can be made gender neutral. A supplemental Gender Neutral contract will be required only if the genders on the housing applications and in MaineStreet result in a mixed gender room.

What if I don’t have a roommate picked out?
Either someone will select a space in the room during online selection, or we will add a roommate to the room during the summer. You will be notified of roommates via your university e-mail account.

Anything else?
If you have any questions, contact Residential Life in 100 Upton Hall. Our hours are 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Call 207-780-5240 or e-mail reslife@usm.maine.edu. If you can’t reach our office, please see your Resident Director. Please note, we will not be mailing assignment letters out to you after this process. We will send you an e-mail with the date and time of move in for the fall semester, sometime during the summer.

April 24, 2014
6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Online in MaineStreet

Bone Marrow Drive

Bone Marrow Drive

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Portland - Woodbury Campus Center; Gorham - Brooks Student Center
Contact Name: 
Anastasia Skibicki
Contact Email: 
anastasia.skibicki@maine.edu

We are doing this drive for a little girl named Ashley who is the daughter of
a USM alumni, Bre Sanderson. Bre graduated from the school of nursing and was
a part of the USM soccer team. Shortly after graduation her daughter was
diagnosed with AML (Acute myeloid leukemia) and she is currently receiving
treatment at the Barbara Bush Cancer Center.

Blood cancer is the second largest killer of children in the US and we all
have the opportunity to save a life. Over 40% of matches come from those
between 18 and 25, the median age of college students.

#SaveALife

Sponsored by: Student Nurses Organization, Delta Chi and Kappa Iota

April 24, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Portland - Woodbury Campus Center; Gorham - Brooks Student Center

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

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 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