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Tickets still available to hear best-selling author Walter Isaacson speak!
Join community members on October 16 for a discussion on how to best serve the needs transgender and gender diverse students in K-12 classrooms.
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Congratulations to WMPG volunteers Sam Bullock, Dr. Anne Hallward, and Bill Audette, who were all presented Maine Association of Broadcasters awards!
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Calling all veterans and their families! USM is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair on Thursday, October 9, where you can learn more about the services available to you.
Opening Thursday, October 16, the exhibition includes 10 unique maps of early Maine and its towns.
Today, USM announced an academic alignment that will improve student access, close a $16 million structural gap without a tuition hike, and initiate the university's transition to a Metropolitan University model. The faculty was asked to assist with program remodeling to improve productivity standards, and to utilize retirement incentives to reduce layoffs.
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The annual University of Southern Maine Open House is scheduled for October 26 and Saturday Information Sessions & Campus Tours begin October 18. Come visit us and see what USM has to offer!
Get your morning news, tune in to WMPG 90.9 and 104.1 FM, Monday through Friday, 7 and 8 a.m.
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The Maine Small Business Security Summit has been cancelled. Look for updates on how the Maine Cyber Security Cluster is working to support the cyber security needs of small businesses.
"Student Voices: From Ferguson to Portland" is cosponsored by USM's School of Social Work, Women & Gender Studies, Multicultural Student Affairs and the NAACP.
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Campus Updates

For the past six years, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation has supported programs and organizations throughout Maine engaged in three broad categories of activity: Animal Welfare, Environment and Human Well-Being. Beginning this fall, the Foundation will be changing its approach to grant making in the areas of the Environment and Human Well-Being. A new integrated program entitled, "Healthy People Healthy Places", will replace the previously separate Environment and Human Well-Being program areas.
William James Lecture Poster
Come and join the Philosophy Dept. for a dynamic panel discussion on "William James in Focus: Willing to Believe", authored by Prof. William Gavin. Thursday, Oct 23, 1:15-2:30 pm, Glickman Library, 7th Floor, Portland Campus. Pizza will be served at 1:00 pm. Free & Open to the public.
Come and join the Philosophy Dept. for a dynamic panel discussion on "William James in Focus: Willing to Believe", authored by Prof. William Gavin. Thursday, Oct 23, 1:15-2:30 pm, Glickman Library, 7th Floor, Portland Campus. Pizza will be served at 1:00 pm. Free & Open to the public.
William James Lecture
Panel discussion "William James in Focus: Willing to Believe"
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Maine Model United Nations Program is having an open meeting for interested students on November 3rd, from 7:00-9:00 PM in Luther Bonney room 303.
HR recently sent out an email letting employees know that the University of Maine System has contracted with Cigna to continue EAP benefits for a full year after layoff. Thought we should post it here as well to help get the word out.
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords at the Muskie School
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords appeared at the Muskie School as the first stop on the Americans for Responsible Solutions (a group she founded with her husband) tour to foster discussions around domestic violence and guns.
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In the October 12th issue of the Portland Press Herald, Professor Mahmud Faksh writes about the state of the Middle East.
This Thursday's workshop will include resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile development; interviewing skills; and the nature of the job market today.
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The exhibit is seeking entries and is open to all artists, age 18 and over, who live or work in Androscoggin, Franklin, or Oxford county.
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USM Events

October 20, 2014
9:00 AM
USM -Lewiston Auburn
October 20, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
October 20, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
October 20, 2014
4:00 PM
Multipurpose Room, Sullivan Fitness Complex, USM Portland Campus
October 20, 2014
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
The Multipurpose Room, Sullivan Fitness & Recreation Complex
October 20, 2014
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Sullivan Sports Complex Multi-Purpose Room
October 20, 2014
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
113 Upperclass Hall (G)
October 21, 2014
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
August Civic Center
October 21, 2014
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
LAC campus room 283
October 21, 2014
9:00 AM
USM -Lewiston Auburn