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USM President Theo Kalikow
“Theo took on a difficult job at USM at my urging and handled the assignment with determination and grace," said University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page.
Sign for Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Who says online courses allow students to do coursework at home? This new summer online course requires students to spend time in a canoe or kayak on the trail!
Congratulations to the University of Southern Maine students named to the Spring 2014 Dean's Lists!
Congratulations to our Student Leadership Award recipients!
Tin Man, Dorothy, Scarecrow & Lion in The Wizard of Oz
Don't miss USM's screening of "The Wizard of Oz" on the roof of the Portland campus parking garage. Free and open to all ages on Tuesday, June 17.
Congratulations to faculty and staff who received emeritus status in 2014!
Congratulations to the community engagement award recipients!
Professor Matthew Bampton
USM Professor of Geography-Anthropology Matthew Bampton will spend six months at The University of Edinburgh through the US-UK Fulbright Commission.
Maine's State House
Don't miss WMPG's "Nonprofit Insider" interviews with all three gubernatorial candidates as they discuss their views on Maine's nonprofits.
Attend the “Shadows of Liberty” screening on Monday, June 9 and show your support for WMPG!
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Campus Updates

Tim Siebles
Stonecoast faculty member Tim Seibles will receive the 13th triennial Saginaw Valley State University Board of Fellows Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize.
Dr. H. Bruce Rinker photo.
Dr. H. Bruce Rinker, adjunct faculty member in the Program in Tourism & Hospitality and a member of the program's external advisory board, has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Valley Conservation Council (VCC) headquartered in Staunton, Virginia. Dr. Rinker will remain affiliated with his current employer, the Biodiversity Research Institute in Gorham, Maine, as an adjunct scientist to assist with its Mexico programs, which he helped to establish.
Screen shot of Maine Sunday Telegram's Source section.
The Sunday, June 6th edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram features a section on sustainable tourism, with a guest commentary by Tourism & Hospitality program chair Dr. Kreg Ettenger. Ettenger answers the question "What is sustainable tourism?" by suggesting that while travel itself might be inherently unsustainable, its ability to insprire love of places can also be "restorative and transformative, leading to more sustainable and livable communities and to diverse and healthy landscapes."
Night photo of wedding at the Newagen Seaside Inn, Southport. Copyright 2014 Real Maine Weddings.
TAH junior Konstantina Rigas helped plan a wedding last summer at the Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport that is featured in the current issue of Real Maine Weddings, a magazine and website featuring Maine weddings planned by Maine professionals. She is also one of four USM TAH majors who received scholarships from the Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation at their annual Tees & Textbooks event June 9-10 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.
USM University of Southern Maine American and New England Studies Robin Whitham Acker
Robin Whitham Acker of the Portland area, a graduate student in USM’s American and New England Studies (ANES) program, has identified a photographic portrait of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, hanging in the Sarah Orne Jewett House in South Berwick, as a valuable artifact created by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879).
John Broida recently spent a week in Kansas City grading Advanced Placement Tests in psychology. He also took a tour of the Mass School of Professional Psychology as part of his role as the treasurer of the New England Psychological Association. That group is having its annual meeting at Bates College (Lewiston, Maine) in October.
Gorham Library & Learning Commons to reopen July 7.
USM University of Southern Maine King Tide
Artists, actors and residents will mark the late-night, early-morning occasion of the “king tide” -- a high tide rising above the flood marker of 11.6 feet -- with street theatre, street sculpture, outdoor cinema featuring flood-movie trailers, puppetry and general bonhomie at one of Portland’s most vulnerable areas for tidal flooding.
News and updates for Stonecoast community alumni, students, and faculty. Click on the link to read full details.
Stonecoast Review
The Stonecoast review is an online literary journal edited by students in the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing. Issue No. 2 is available online and in print.
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USM Events

July 10, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 10, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 11, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 11, 2014
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern - Robinson Room, 4 Noble Street, Brunswick, Maine
July 11, 2014
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 12, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 12, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern - Robinson Room, 4 Noble Street, Brunswick, Maine
July 13, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern - Robinson Room, 4 Noble Street, Brunswick, Maine
July 14, 2014
12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Cove Street and Marginal Way, East Bayside, Portland
July 14, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium