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Students present their research at the Thinking Matters conference on April 25.
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.
Husky Day of Service Logo
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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Campus Updates

Kris Sahonchik
Kris Sahonchik, Director of the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, recently returned from several weeks in Russia on the 2014 US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) program to enhance child protection, foster care, and adoption.
David Pierson and Daniel Panici
Communication and Media Studies professors David Pierson and Daniel Panici received awards from the 2013-2014 USM Faculty Senate. David Pierson, associate professor of media studies, has been awarded the 2013-2014 Faculty Senate Scholarship Award. Daniel Panici is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Faculty Senate Teaching Award. Congratulations professors!
Tonya Bailey-Curry
Tonya Bailey-Curry, a student at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College, has been named as a recipient of this year's Maine Campus Compact’s 2014 Heart and Soul Award.
Kris Sahonchik
Kris Sahonchik, Director of the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, recently returned from several weeks in Russia on the 2014 US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) program to enhance child protection, foster care, and adoption.
San Pao
On Friday, members of the 133rd Engineer Battalion of the Maine Army National Guard, their friends and family, and students and faculty from the University of Southern Maine came together in a room in the Wishcamper Center on USM’s Portland campus...
Eryn Howe presenting at TM 2013
Members of the Women and Gender Studies Program Capstone class will be presenting their thesis and internship papers at the USM Thinking Matters, a one-day, once-a-year conference, that is a capstone that reflects what's going on all year long in departments all across campus on April 25th. The WGS student presentations will be held from 12:15-4:30PM in room 201 of Payson Smith Hall on the Portland Campus.
Kate Wininger
Film: BIG MEN Monday, April 21st SPACE Gallery | 538 Congress St, Portland | (207) 828.5600 Doors open at 7:00pm | Film begins at 7:30pm Admission $8 | $6 for SPACE Members and Students w/ ID
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!
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USM Events

Gorham GIS Clinic

Gorham GIS Clinic

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 
302 Bailey Hall
Contact Name: 
Thea Youngs
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5063
Contact Email: 
tyoungs@usm.maine.edu

Open to the public. Bring your GIS questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.

April 23, 2014
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
302 Bailey Hall

Spirtual Wellness: Meditation in Woodbury

Spirtual Wellness: Meditation in Woodbury

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: 
Interfaith Meditation Room, Woodbury Campus Center
Contact Name: 
Samantha Ireland
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4996
Contact Email: 
sireland@usm.maine.edu

The interfaith meditation space is getting a face-lift and we will celebrate the new additions by hosting a brief interfaith meditation gathering to bring positive energy into the space at 10:00AM in the room inside Woodbury Campus Center. All are welcome to join! 

April 23, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Interfaith Meditation Room, Woodbury Campus Center

Cyber Security Organization Weekly Meeting

Cyber Security Organization Weekly Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, February 3, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Science Building, 2nd Floor, Research Wing, Portland
Contact Name: 
Kim Reali, President
Contact Email: 
csousm@gmail.com

April 23, 2014
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Science Building, 2nd Floor, Research Wing, Portland

WMPG 40th Anniversary Celebration

WMPG 40th Anniversary Celebration

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
Contact Name: 
Chelsea Tibbetts
Contact Email: 
chelsea.tibbetts@maine.edu

WMPG 40th logo

Celebrate 40 years of WMPG with live music, free cake and giveaways!

www.wmpg.org

Sponsored by WMPG, Portland Student Life and TAH 410.

 

 

April 23, 2014
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center, Portland

Sexual Wellness: How to Use Online Dating to Safely Find Love

Sexual Wellness: How to Use Online Dating to Safely Find Love

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 
Center for Sexuality and Diversity in Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Samantha Ireland
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4996
Contact Email: 
sireland@usm.maine.edu

Online dating is an evolving way to help people make love connections. We will explore the most effective sites and apps for making connections, as well as things to be aware of in order to find love safely online. Free soup and bread will be provided! 

April 23, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Center for Sexuality and Diversity in Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland Campus

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

April 23, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium

Table Talk with Religious and Spiritual Life

Table Talk with Religious and Spiritual Life

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center Cafeteria, Portland Campus (look for our sign!)
Contact Name: 
Rus WIllette, Co-Chair of the USM Religious and Spiritual Life Council
Contact Phone: 
228-8093
Contact Email: 
interfaith@usm.maine.edu

Each Wednesday, join interfaith representatives from the Religious and Spiritual Life Council for informal conversation, dialogue, and connection.  The Council's chaplains and advisors represent a wide variety of religions and faith traditions.  All USM students, staff, and faculty are welcome.  Just look for the yellow sign that indicates what table we are at, bring your lunch and join us!

April 23, 2014
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Cafeteria, Portland Campus (look for our sign!)

DSC Graduate Luncheon with President Theo Kalikow

DSC Graduate Luncheon with President Theo Kalikow

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:30 AM
Thursday, January 1, 1970, 7:00 PM
Location: 
242 Luther Bonney Hall
Contact Name: 
Heather Dilios
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4706
Contact Email: 
dsc@us.maine.edu

April 23, 2014
11:30 AM
242 Luther Bonney Hall

USM Enactus Weekly Meeting

USM Enactus Weekly Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Luther Bonney, Room 310, Portland
Contact Name: 
Ben Moore
Contact Email: 
benjamin.d.moore@maine.edu

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. Founded in 1975, Enactus (formerly SIFE) has active programs on more than 1,500 college and university campuses in more than 39 countries. Through projects that improve the lives of people worldwide, the university students, academic professionals and industry leaders who participate in Enactus are demonstrating that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for change.

April 23, 2014
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Luther Bonney, Room 310, Portland

Social Work Student Organization

Social Work Student Organization

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Room G38, Masterton Hall, Portland
Contact Name: 
Colby Williams
Contact Email: 
wayne.williams@maine.edu

Weekly meeting open to all social work students.

April 23, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Room G38, Masterton Hall, Portland