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Aaron Witham and Asia DiBenedetti, USM Office of Sustainability
Just in time for Earth Day 2017, a sustainability report was recently issued by the University of Maine System for its seven public universities, including the University of Southern Maine. Among the positive news is the System's creation of a new investment policy linked to sustainability. USM's own sustainability leader Aaron Witham and EcoRep Asia DiBenedetti offer their thoughts on creating a sustainable future.
opening night
Judy Harrison of the Bangor Daily News called the show "a triumph of academic cooperation that allowed students and faculty to create a multimedia production that envelops theatergoers with sights and sounds that not only tell a set of particular stories but evoke strong memories of their own experiences in Maine."
Earth Day
The University of Southern Maine will host a variety of events to celebrate Earth day this year, including the 5th annual Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day, the Great Maine Bike Swap and an Earth Day panel discussion.
volunteers work on bikes
On April 14, in recognition of National Volunteer Week, 292 University of Southern Maine students, faculty, staff and alumni participated in over 876 hours of community service for USM's 8th annual Husky Day of Service.
Portrait of Neil Genzlinger
New York Times' critic Neil Genzlinger '77 talked about his prolific career and today's newspaper business during a whirlwind April visit to the University of Southern Maine.
USM Professor of Public Health Andrew Coburn cowrote an article about the relationship between Maine citizens' income and health.
Charles Colgan, professor emeritus at USM's Muskie School of Public Service, remarked on Maine job growth and the recession in a recent Associated Press story. Colgan told Correspondent David Sharp that Maine's job gains — roughly 25,000 since the recession — do not overcome other problems in state's job market.
vocal jazz ensemble
The USM School of Music will present a variety of jazz ensemble concerts in April, showcasing its multi-faceted jazz studies program with performances by students and faculty.
Photo of English Professor Shelton Waldrep
Waldrep, described as a “leading scholar in David Bowie Studies” in the article, has taught a senior thesis course at USM about Bowie for over ten years.
Photo of the Agri-Cycle Energy in Exeter, courtesy of the Portland Press Herald
The pilot programs will introduce food waste collection for free in select neighborhoods. The goal is “to reduce the amount of waste sent to an incinerator or landfill,” according to the Portland Press Herald.
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Campus Updates

Johnny Kyte, a freshman on the Huskies' men's ice hockey team, will be representing his home country, Canada, in third World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships.
Join USM Athletics on April 30 as we name the USM Baseball Field after veteran head coach Ed Flaherty. USM's 1997 National Championship team will be recognize on the field prior to the game as well.
The Department of English announces the 2017 Scholarship winners.
Join USM Athletics & Tourism & Hospitality class Off-Site Catering for a grand opening celebration for the Huskies' Softball Stadium on Saturday, April 29.
Online course evaluations are taking place during the Spring semester starting April 21 (deadline is May 19). Student Link:
Molded by the Flow in Lewiston
If you live and work in Maine, or just visit from time to time, in a sense, you have also been Molded by the Flow. Come, and consider yourself.
Election Results
2017-2018 Student Government Association Election Results are available.
Recovery’ is a word with meanings and interpretations as diverse as those who use it. Regardless of these differences, it is a word which, according to members of the Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC), holds similarities to “hope,” “healing” and “improving.”
John Gale, Research Associate at the Maine Rural Health Research Center, participated in the development of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime's Guide entitled, Prevention of Drug Use and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders in Rural Areas. The Guide serves as an awareness-raising tool and guidance for policymakers, public health officials, local authorities and other stakeholders in dealing with substance use issues in rural settings in their respective countries. It lays out a policy framework as well as a system-level assessment, and supplies information on planning and implementation of both prevention and treatment strategies for rural settings. The Guide also provides an understanding of several key economic and social disparities driving rural substance use and the barriers to treatment experienced by rural people with substance use disorders.
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USM Events

April 23, 2017
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Field house- Costello Sports Complex
April 23, 2017
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
USM Portland Campus, Wishcamper Building
April 23, 2017
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
USM Portland Campus: Sullivan Gym, Falmouth Street, Portland Maine
April 23, 2017
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
April 23, 2017
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
April 23, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
April 23, 2017
2:00 PM
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham
April 23, 2017
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
April 23, 2017
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
April 23, 2017
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium