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The Honors Program moved on January 7th, to 253 Luther Bonney Hall in Portland. 253 Luther Bonney is the Honors central area. Our offices are surrounding 253 as well as study space, a conference room and a classroom. All Honors classes meeting in Portland will be in the new Honors classroom.
Belong to a community of engaged students, committed faculty and staff! Students interested in sampling an Honors course this spring should email: bround@usm.maine.edu, for a special code on Mainestreet.
Julia Edwards graduated from USM and the Honors Program in 2005. Julia now teaches in Political Science at USM and served on Hannah Corbin's Honors thesis committee in May 2012.
Honors Orientation
Honors director, Nancy Artz, explains Honors core curriculum to in-coming Honors students at orientation in August
The Honors Program formed a team of students, faculty and staff for the MS Walk in Scarborough on Saturday, April 28th.
Rebecca Goodale is featured in the Maine Sunday Telegram April 22, 2012 (http://www.pressherald.com/life/audience/), for her exhibit ("Lullaby for Maine") in the Art Gallery at the University of New England. Her work focuses on endangered plant and animal species expressed via paintings, artist's books, prints and drawings. Rebecca will be teaching Illuminated Autobiography in Honors (HON207) Fall 2012.
Mapping new approaches to teaching that challenge existing norms and practices across an array of educational settings, the newly released international collection--Disrupting Pedagogies in the Knowledge Society: Countering Conservative Norms with Creative Approaches (IGI Global, 2012)--includes a chapter by USM Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Kaitlin Briggs: "Performing Dissident Thinking through Writing: Using the Proprioceptive Question to Break Out of the Classroom."
Honors Program students can choose to live on the Honors floor in Hastings Hall. As a member of the Honors Living Learning Community you can take your HON EYE course where you live and quickly become friends with other engaged students.
In celebrating Rachel Carson’s connections to Maine and her impact on contemporary society, multiple events are being planned at USM for the spring semester in support of a campus-wide teach-in.
Unveiling Iran: Persians in the Middle East
Unveiling Iran; Persians in the Middle East

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