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Congratulations to the students named to the 2014 Fall Semester Dean's Lists!
Photo of David Flanagan, President of the University of Southern Maine
David Flanagan, President of the University of Southern Maine, will take part in this month's Eggs & Issues forum on Wednesday, March 4, discussing the "Creative Economy" and how it will be a part of our future.
Photo of the 2012 Maine Science Bowl Champions from Cape Elizabeth High School
More than 100 high school students will participate in the 15th annual Maine Science Bowl on Saturday, February 28 at 9 a.m. at the University of Southern Maine's Bailey Hall on the Gorham Campus.
Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards logo
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.
Photo of Lynn Kuzma, Interim Executive Director of Metropolitan University initiative
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.
Photo of planets in space
Edward Gleason, astronomer and manager of the Southworth Planetarium at the University of Southern Maine, was a guest on Monday’s edition of Maine Calling on MPBN.
Photo of Kate Hawes, new superintendent of RSU 21. Photo courtesy of RSU 21
University of Southern Maine Ph.D. candidate Katie Hawes has been selected the next superintendent of RSU 21. Hawes will take over for interim superintendent Kevin Crowley on July 1 after receiving unanimous support from the RSU 21 Board of Directors.
Nathan Stevens, USM View
The exhibition includes sculpture, installation, digital works, painting, prints, and ceramic pieces by 10 USM art faculty and 10 alumni with whom the faculty have chosen to exhibit.
USM English Students in Glickman Library
USM students have developed an exhibition that explores the imprint of slavery on U.S. history and memory. The “Slavery and Public History” exhibition includes artifacts from the university’s Gerald E. Talbot Collection in the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine’s African American Collection of Maine and from the Shirley S. and Bernard Kazon Americana Collection.
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Join students and faculty on Monday, December 8 at noon for the "King Tides Trail,” opening reception and trail walk!
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Girlhood: A Film by Céline Sciamma
Sunday, March 8, 2015 7:30 PM SPACE Gallery 538 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101 $8.00 $6.00/Free for USM Students with a student ID
Brittany Pace
Brittany Pace, senior in media studies and theatre, will be interning for the Summer 2015 semester at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the longest running international dance festival in the United States. Brittany, along with one other intern, will be filming all aspects of this prestigious international festival. She will also be involved with theatrical processes of many performances at the festival.
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Aaren Rivard, George Eisenhauer ’14, and Nathaniel Menifield ’09, each will perform in the Portland Symphony Orchestra's Dialogues of the Carmelites on Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m.
USM student-athletes have worked with Gorham elementary students through either a peer-mentoring program or being part of the Husky Pen Pal program
Traci Molloy
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.
update
The University Driver Approval process has changed. Moving forward there is a new form to be completed to become authorized as a University driver. We have also developed a flow chart for the driver approval process and updated the Motor Pool Request form.
Jobey Wilson, tuba
Wilson’s program will include a variety of styles and works ranging from standard staples of the tuba repertoire, back to the cello music of J. S. Bach, and forward to the world premiere of a grand opus for tuba and electric guitar.
Portland Public Library in partnership with USM Libraries and Maine Humanities Council has been selected as a host site for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books.
News and updates for Stonecoast community alumni, students, and faculty. Click on the link to read full details.
Summer internships in Boston and Exeter, NH
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USM Events

March 5, 2015
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
March 5, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
LAC room 287
March 5, 2015
12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Lewiston Campus, Writing Center room 287
March 5, 2015
5:30 PM
522 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101
March 5, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland Campus
March 5, 2015
9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Brooks Student Center (G)
March 6, 2015
12:00 AM to 7:00 PM
March 6, 2015
8:00 AM
211 Wishcamper, USM Portland Campus