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Register for the Maine Small business Security Summit before Tuesday, October 7 to receive early-bird discounts.
"Student Voices: From Ferguson to Portland" is cosponsored by USM's School of Social Work, Women & Gender Studies, Multicultural Student Affairs and the NAACP.
photo of musicians by Valeri Nistratov
Don't miss the latest Maine Museum of Photograph Arts exhibition in the Glickman Family Library. Photographer Valeri Nistratov will discuss his work at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 2.
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Learn more about USM's Confucius Institute and celebrate its first anniversary with us on Friday, September 26.
Dr. Michael Collins
USM alumnus Micky Collins is now a leader in the field of sport-related concussion. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and biology from USM and played baseball for the Huskies
Congratulations Benjamin Martin, Dana Hayward, and Matthew Swan!
The NEACAC College Fair is coming to the Gorham Campus on Sunday, September 28.
Left to right: Maine Senator Rebecca Millett (D-Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Scarborough), Maine Senator Dick Woodbury (I-Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Long Island, North Yarmouth and Yarmouth), and Maine Senate President Justin Alfond (D-Portland)
Members of the Maine legislature joined students, professors, staff and other volunteers calling USM students who had not yet signed up for classes this fall. Seventy-seven students enrolled for classes as a result of calls made from Portland and LAC.
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USM welcome returning students to campus and wishes the Class of 2016 a year filled with wonder.
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Campus Updates

Portland Stage Company’s Affiliated Artists will read from Susan Conley’s work including her newest book Paris Was the Place.
News and updates for Stonecoast community alumni, students, and faculty. Click on the link to read full details.
USM University of Southern Maine visual and performing arts
USM's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences offers an array of visual and performing arts activities for October.
Congratulations to the Exercise Science program on passing its recent peer review!
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Getting checked early can help you stop diseases like cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis in the very beginning, when they’re easier to treat.
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Faust and Smith have exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Harvard, Smith College, the Rhode Island School of Design, Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Md., and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
Depression may start after something bad happens, but other things also may trigger it
Thinking of a degree in Sociology? Here's what a recent survey of our alumni showed they have to say about their USM Sociology degree: "I love it! I feel like I apply my education to my everyday life constantly. I still refer frequently to some lessons or teachers I had." (2000 graduate)
USM University of Southern Maine King Tide Party Portland Maine
USM art students and faculty and the newly formed King Tide Party art collective will observe Portland’s full-moon tide – also known as a “king tide” – with a special event at noon on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the city’s waterfront public-art site, MoonTide Garden, Ocean Gateway Pier, located just east of the intersection of Commercial and India streets.
These workshops put on by two local agencies, are being co-sponsored by the Professional Staff Senate, the Classified Staff Senate, and the Faculty Senate in collaboration with our Human Resources Department.
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USM Events

October 2, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
October 2, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
October 2, 2014
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
7th Floor Glickman Library, University Events Room
October 2, 2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
October 2, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
October 2, 2014
7:30 PM
Room 285, The Androscoggin Room, Lewiston-Auburn campus
October 2, 2014
9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Brooks Student Center (G)
October 3, 2014
9:00 AM
USM Abromson Center, Portland
October 3, 2014
9:00 AM
October 3, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Gorham 280 Hastings; Portland 253 Luther Bonney