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Maine Deaf Filmfest logo
USM's student-organized Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival, now in its 12th year, is the only festival in the world showcasing the newest films & videos by and for the Deaf Community.
“Sure to be a Rockin’ Good Time!”
David Kappos speaks at USM on April 21 about his forthcoming article in Maine Policy Review.
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Husky Day of Service 2014 was a success!
On Friday, April 18, the community commemorates the 10 year anniversary of Spc. Christopher Gelineau's passing.
Matthew Jockers
Digital humanities scholar Matthew Jockers will present a Libra Professor Lecture on how digital technologies can be used for scholarly inquire on Thursday, April 17.
Painting by USM student Dean McCrillis
USM student Dean McCrillis is featured in the President's Student Art Show this year.
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Attend panel discussions beginning at Noon on Wednesday, April 9 in Lee Community Hall, Room 133 Wishcamper Center, Portland.
USM Libra Professor Annette Kolodny
Don't miss this year's Libra Professor lecture, “Papal Bulls, Wishful Wonder, and the Many Fictions of the Doctrine of Discovery," by Annette Kolodny.
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Read Maine's 2014 Maine Crime & Justice Data Book released by Muskie School and SAC.
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Campus Updates

Scott McCarney
Scott McCarney, renowned New York-based artist and educator, will present a lecture, “The Death of the Book has been Somewhat Exaggerated,” along with a book arts workshop, "Round Robin Books: An Edition in Two Acts."
Online course evaluations are open between April 28-May 12. Students who have completed their course evaluations by the deadline will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to the USM Bookstore. We will have up to 20 winners. Student Link: https://usm.campuslabs.com/CourseEval
Like the USM Libraries Facebook page for your chance to win!
One of the many challenges adults face as they return to college is financing their education. The University of Maine System now has an Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund to help Maine people complete their academic studies—which may have begun years ago, but were not completed for some reason.
Sandy Phippen reads from and signs copies of Sturge: A Memoir, a recent publication he edited about the life and times of Sturgis Haskins.
The LAC Writing Center has an ESL specialist available to work with students on Monday and Friday afternoons. Call us at 753-6513 to make an appointment with Roger Jack.
Nancy Ansheles
Do You Hear What I Hear - When Do We Listen At Work? Nancy Ansheles sparks learning for leaders and employees on workplace communication skills to help her clients achieve results, build relationships, and increase engagement.
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Roe at Risk: Fighting for Reproductive Justice & Motherless: A Legacy of Loss From Illegal Abortion Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 6:00pm University Events Room Glickman Library University of Southern Maine
2014 BFA and BA Exhibition
Nine students who are obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Art degree will display work including ceramics, digital art, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
“What You Do When You Hit a Wall: A Qualitative Study of Difficulty in First-Year Writing Courses”; a lecture by Ann Dean, University of Southern Maine associate professor of English and Director of College Writing; 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 213 Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland; Free and open to the public.
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USM Events

(Women's Outdoor Track & Field) Aloha Relays

April 18, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Online Room Selection - Junior Class Selection Day - earned credit hours 54-83

Online Room Selection - Junior Class Selection Day - earned credit hours 54-83

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Online in MaineStreet
Contact Name: 
Shannon Rooney
Contact Email: 
reslife@usm.maine.edu

NEW Online Room Selection! Please read these instructions carefully!
As a current resident, you get to choose where and with whom you’ll live next fall and spring! Current, enrolled USM commuters are also eligible to take part in online Room Selection. In submitting a housing contract, you are agreeing to a year-long financial commitment for housing.*

* Exceptions made for students who are not attending USM in spring.

If you do not participate in online Room Selection, you will lose your priority as a returning resident to select a specific room. You can still apply for housing, but your contract will be put in date order with all new incoming contracts.
NOTE: New students for Fall 2014 (whether first year or transfers) may not participate in Room Selection, and may not be pulled in as roommates in online selection. New and transfer students apply separately and will be assigned later.

When do I select a room online?

Monday, April 14th 6am–10pm Retainers Selection Day - Keep your current room.
At least one person in a room must currently be living there to select it, but may pull in the same or different roommates. You must fill the room to retain it! If the room is not filled by the end of the selection day, all in the room will be unassigned and will have to choose new spaces during Open Selection Week. If none of the people in a selected room are current residents, then all in the room will be unassigned and all will have to choose new spaces during Open Selection Week.

Tuesday, April 15th 6am-10pm Living Learning Community/themed floor selection day - current residents of these communities (see list below) who wish to return to their community may select.
Only other current community residents may be pulled in as roommates, but you do not have to fill the room. Students who do not currently live on either an LLC or themed floor and want to join a community must contact Katherine Friedlander prior to April 15th at kfriedlander@usm.maine.edu. If you do not want to return to your community, select a different room on your class standing selection day or get pulled in to a room by a friend.

Learning communities and themed floors are Woodward Hall, Russell Scholars; 1st West Philippi Hall, Pioneers; 2nd Hastings, Honors; 3rd Anderson, SENSE; 4th Anderson, Sport Management; 5th Anderson, Substance Free; 2nd Robie and 2nd Andrews, Community of Arts; 2nd East wing Philippi, Rainbow Floor.

For the following selection dates, your selection date is based on your earned credit hours. You do not have to fill rooms selected on the dates below. You can pull in any class standing on your day. For example, if you are a senior and select on April 16, you can pull in anyone, as long as they qualify for that building (i.e. Upperclass and Philippi - ask us if you have questions). You can check your earned credit hours from your MaineStreet Student Center. Click on Academic Summary, and at the top left you’ll see your earned credit hours. If you don’t select on your class standing day, you can select during Open Selection Week.

Wednesday, April 16th 6am–10pm Graduate and Senior Class selection day - earned credit hours 84 or above or graduate status

Friday, April 18th 6am–10pm Junior Class selection day - earned credit hours 54-83

Monday, April 21st 6am–10pm Displacements selection day (all students who were not allowed to choose their current room, floor or building - you would have received an e-mail from Residential Life if you were displaced)

Tuesday, April 22nd 6am–10pm Sophomore Class selection day - earned credit hours 24-53

Thursday, April 24th 6am–10pm Freshman Class selection day - earned credit hours 0-23

Friday, April 25th - Friday, May 2nd 6am 4/25-10pm 5/2 Open Selection Week

How do I prepare for Room Selection?

Before you log in to MaineStreet on your selection day, refer to the breadcrumbs screen shots document and the update to navigation that was e-mailed to all campus residents.
(Briefly, log in to MaineStreet. Click on Student Self Service, then Student Center. Then choose Main Menu at the top of the screen > Self Service > Residence Life > View My Lottery Numbers. Then you can click on "Lottery is available" to go to the room list to select your space.)

Commuters, contact reslife@usm.maine.edu and we can send the document to you. The document shows how to navigate to online selection and the steps to select a room and meal plan. Use Internet Explorer for best results.

Before your Room Selection:

  • Make sure your student bill is current on your payment plan or paid in full.
  • Complete a housing application/contract and return it to Residential Life in 100 Upton Hall. Although you can participate online without handing in an application first, we need it in hand by June 2, 2014 or your room for fall 2014 will be canceled.
  • Choose a roommate(s). You’ll need their MaineStreet ID number if you want to pull them in on your selection day.
  • Make sure you have access to a computer and the internet (use Internet Explorer for best results in MaineStreet). Check out the floor plans in the housing binders in hall staff offices if you’re curious about building layouts.
  • You need to be 19 years old or sophomore standing (earned credit hours 24 or above) by August 31, 2014 in order to choose Philippi Hall or Upperclass Hall.

What if I want to retain my current room for next year?
To keep your current room, select it online April 14. You may pull in the same or different roommates. The roommates may be current residents or current, enrolled commuters. You must fill the room to retain it! If none of the people in a selected room are current residents, or if the room is not filled completely by the end of the selection day, then all in the room will be unassigned and all will have to choose new spaces during Open Selection Week.

Please note we will not be offering double conversions to large singles at this time, so converted doubles cannot be retained as large singles.

Medical Singles: If you want to remain in a medical single, you must first reapply to the Disabilities Services Center, and, if approved, see Samantha George in Residential Life to choose a space no later than April 4, 2014.

Which rooms can’t I choose at all? What do I do?
The following floors/rooms cannot be selected – please go through online Room Selection to choose new rooms. If you live in any of these rooms currently, you are considered displaced and can either choose on your class day or the Displacements selection day.

  • 3rd Upton, First Year Integration floor
  • Any rooms designated as medical singles or staff rooms for next year
  • Any Dickey Wood rooms

What if I want to move to a different hall or room?
You will either select a room on your class standing day, or if you want to live with someone else, they can pull you in as a roommate on their selection day.

How do I select a gender neutral room?
Please come see us in 100 Upton Hall on your selection day to choose a room! Gender neutral selection is not an option online at this time. Gender neutral rooms are available in Upperclass Hall or Philippi Hall – any of these room can be made gender neutral. A supplemental Gender Neutral contract will be required only if the genders on the housing applications and in MaineStreet result in a mixed gender room.

What if I don’t have a roommate picked out?
Either someone will select a space in the room during online selection, or we will add a roommate to the room during the summer. You will be notified of roommates via your university e-mail account.

Anything else?
If you have any questions, contact Residential Life in 100 Upton Hall. Our hours are 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Call 207-780-5240 or e-mail reslife@usm.maine.edu. If you can’t reach our office, please see your Resident Director. Please note, we will not be mailing assignment letters out to you after this process. We will send you an e-mail with the date and time of move in for the fall semester, sometime during the summer.

April 18, 2014
6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Online in MaineStreet

2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 PM to Friday, May 2, 2014, 4:00 PM
Location: 
USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Eyler
Contact Phone: 
207.780.5008
Contact Email: 
ceyler@maine.edu

USM BFA and BA Exhibition

April 18 - May 2

Opening Reception: Friday, April 18, 6-8 p.m.

Please join us in celebrating exhibits by graduating USM Art Department students obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Art or a Bachelor of Art degree: 

Alexandra Bishop, Laura Bubar, Jeffrey Gould, Rachel Fisk, Yelena Fiske, Tessa D. Jeffers, Chris Mosley, Carrie Parent, and Jennifer Wolfe. 

Opening Reception and Exhibition are free and open to the public.  

Image design: Rachel Fisk in collaboration with other exhibiting students. 

 

 

April 18, 2014
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus

Tribute & Community Gathering for Spc. Chris Gelineau

Tribute & Community Gathering for Spc. Chris Gelineau

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
102 Wishcamper
Contact Name: 
San Pao
Contact Email: 
sanpao@rocketmail.com

Those who knew Spc. Christopher D. Gelineau describe him as a friendly, reliable young man who loved working with computers & quote; He was a very nice boy. He was patient and quiet; said his aunt, Pam Gelineau. Gelineau, 23, of Portland, Maine, was killed April 20 in an explosion outside Mosul, Iraq. His Army National Guard unit was based in Portland. Gelineau grew up in Vermont and moved to Portland to attend the University of Southern Maine. He was one semester shy of a degree in information and communications technology when he deployed to Iraq in March 2004.

April 18, 2014
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
102 Wishcamper

Student Senate Meeting

Student Senate Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, February 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, May 2, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
405 Bailey Hall, Gorham
Contact Name: 
Will Gattis, Vice Chair
Contact Phone: 
228-8501
Contact Email: 
willgattis@gmail.com

April 18, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
405 Bailey Hall, Gorham

(Baseball) Bowdoin vs. Southern Me.

April 18, 2014
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Opening Reception for 2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

Opening Reception for 2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Eyler
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5008
Contact Email: 
ceyler@maine.edu

USM BFA and BA Exhibition

Join us for the Opening Reception of the 2014 BFA and BA Exhibition at the USM Art Gallery!

The exhibition includes works by USM Art Department students obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Art or a Bachelor of Art degree: Alexandra Bishop, Laura Bubar, Jeffrey Gould, Rachel Fisk, Yelena Fiske, Tessa D. Jeffers, Chris Mosley, Carrie Parent, and Jennifer Wolfe. 

The Opening Reception is free and open to the public. 
There is free parking located in the student lot directly across from the Art Gallery.

Image design: Rachel Fisk in collaboration with other exhibiting students. 

April 18, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus

Laser Mania!

Laser Mania!

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

LASER MANIA!


The manic, hyper-kinetic full dome laser music show featuring skyscrapers, video game aliens, the "Time Warp Medley" and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 

April 18, 2014
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium

ASL Club - Explicit Signs with Chris Walsh

ASL Club - Explicit Signs with Chris Walsh

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
303 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland
Contact Name: 
Jordana Avital
Contact Email: 
jordana.avital@maine.edu

We will be having our
second explicit sign class with Chris Walsh to raise money for the Deaf Film
Festival.

April 18, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
303 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland

Laser Mania: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Laser Mania: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, April 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

 


LASER FEST MUSIC SHOW:


Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"


Pink Floyd's classic album set to full dome laser lights.


Cost $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


You may reserve your space by calling 207-780-4249 or by e-mailing egleason@usm.maine.edu. You may reserve your tickets in advance and then pay on arrival.

April 18, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium