143 student winners of 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from the Maine region will be honored at a ceremony at the University of Southern Maine this Friday at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place in Talbot Lecture Hall, located inside Luther Bonney Hall at USM's Portland campus.
Lynn Kuzma, Ph.D., associate professor and former Dean, has been named Interim Executive Director of the Metropolitan University initiative. She, along with a soon-to-be named advisory committee, will be charged with improving the quality of education for USM students through partnerships with the Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn communities.
Traci Molloy, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist and education activist, is being hosted by the USM Art Department and Gallery for an artist residency during the spring semester. Molloy will create collaborative artwork with the Center’s Multicultural Program, which practices a peer support model to build and strengthen community. Seven USM art students who are enrolled in Molloy’s USM Artist-in-Residence course are assisting Molloy with the artwork and attending the Center’s program to observe.