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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.
female student moving into a residence hall
USM welcome returning students to campus and wishes the Class of 2016 a year filled with wonder.
Cyber Security Lab Logo
Celebrate the opening of USM's Cyber Security Lab on August 28!
President Flanagan's new leadership team will guide USM through a critical transition. The restructured team will save nearly $135,000 in administrative salaries
Photo of Art Department Entrance
USM’s Visual and Performing Arts programs announce the 2014-2015 season lineup events scheduled in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston.
Max Calderwood and Ed Moore
Max Calderwood and Ed Moore are always ready to welcome you to the Gorham Library and Learning Commons.
Congratulations to Bruce Thompson, recipient of the 2014-2015 Provost's Research Fellowship Award!
Julia Clukey
Olympian luger Julia Clukey will be the guest speaker at USM's celebration of Upward Bound's 50th anniversary.
USM President David Flanagan
University of Maine System Chancellor James Page and Board of Trustees recruit renowned business and policy leader to guide USM through a critical transition.
Characters from the film Frozen
Free popcorn and snow cones will be served at the free shooing of the Disney hit, "Frozen!" Come one and all on Friday, July 25!
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Campus Updates

Todd May
On Friday, September 19th, at 3 PM, in room 102 Wishcamper, Dr. Todd May, Ph.D. will lecture on "What Makes Life Meaningful?". This event is sponsored by the Philosophy Department and is co-sponsored by History and Political Science as well as the English Department. All are welcome to attend! Pizza and beverages will be served starting at 1:30 and there will be a meet and greet with Dr. May prior to the lecture. Please join us!
Planet Earth
The World Affairs Council of Maine and USM presents: The 2014 Multicultural and International Student Reception on Thursday, September 18th, from 3:30-5:30 PM, in 102 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus. Multicultural and international students from area colleges and high schools are invited to attend for refreshments and socializing.
USM Concert Band
The program ncludes R.B. Hall’s “New Colonial March,” Clare Grundman’s “Music for a Carnival,” John Philip Sousa’s march, “The Liberty Bell,” and selections from “The Music Man” including “Till There Was You,” “Marian the Librarian,” and the perennial favorite, “76 Trombones.” The USM Concert Band also will treat the audience to Giacomo Puccini’s march, “Scossa Elettrica,” (The Electric Shock) and Alex Shapiro’s “Tight Squeeze,” which Martin says is an unexpected and especially unique selection for the concert band.
Former Husky standout student-athletes Julie Plant (basketball, softball) and Jeff Bowers (basketball) will be inducted in to the third class of the Little East Conference Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held on October 26 in Providence, R.I. Plant and Bowers will join a growing list of USM athletics representatives in the LEC Hall of Fame including former basketball players Ashley Marble and Joanna Brown, women's basketball coach Gary Fifield, baseball coach Ed Flaherty, former Athletic Director Dr. Richard Costello and current AD Al Bean.
Longfellow House; American Studies
The author of Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America joins us to imagine what body care and hygiene may have been like in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 10/18/2014
Please join us as we welcome the new and returning international and multicultural students to USM this Thursday, September 18th, 3:30 - 5:30 PM in 102 Wishcamper, USM Portland Campus. Refreshments will be served. RSVP Here!
Hand-drawn map; American Studies
The public opening of The Art of the Hand-Drawn Map at Osher Map Library, 10/16/14
September 15 is LGBT Community Center Awareness Day picture of rainbow flags, center doorways and signs, and groups of happy people full of lgbt pride
Monday, September 15th is LGBT Center Awareness Day. Help me take a moment to raise awareness of the USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity!
Sunday, September 28,1:00 - 3:00pm: Office of Undergraduate Admission will host a college fair event coordinated through the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC).
President Flanagan on WMPG.
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USM Events

September 16, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 16, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
September 16, 2014
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
September 17, 2014
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Pick up in back parking lot at LAC
September 17, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 17, 2014
1:30 PM
Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney (Portland)
September 17, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
September 17, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Wishcamper Center, Room 211, Portland USM Campus
September 17, 2014
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
September 17, 2014
8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Hodgdon Field (G)