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poster for "Under Milk Wood"
The USM Department of Theatre begins its season on Sept. 30 with Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood." The show will be performed on the main stage of Russell Hall on the Gorham campus, from September 30 through Oct. 9.
USM alumna Allison Sinclair
Recent USM health science graduate, Allison Sinclair will be is embarking on The World Race in October. Her mission is to explore 11 nations in 11 months to help develop countries and work with sex-trafficking victims.
A Portland Press Herald report on enrollment across the University of Maine System showed that despite a small system decline, the seven campuses made up for the loss financially with an increase in out-of-state students.
USM associate professor of teacher education and coordinator of the Extended Teacher Education Program, Flynn Ross discussed the education struggles Mainers face in an op-ed featured in the Bangor Daily News.
President Glenn Cummings spoke with MPBN discussing USM's revival. “USM is the community engaged civically involved highly metropolitan university that is engaged with business and nonprofit opportunities for our students, which is our unique niche.”
USM School of Music’s professor Dr. Anastasia Antonacos was featured by The Maine Mag in an interview by Dr. Lisa Belisle on Love Maine Radio. She was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential People of Portland by the Phoenix due to her distinguished concert career.
USM alumnus Gary Williamson of Bethel was inducted into Maine Baseball Hall of Fame due to his passion, commitment and dedication to the sport.
USM Department of Environmental Science and Policy Associate Research Professor Karen Wilson spoke to MPBN about Maine volunteers contributing their time for citizen science projects.
USM Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Uzzi wrote a feature article for the summer 2016 issue of the Maine Humanities Council newsletter entitled, “How I Learned to Read the Odyssey.” She discloses that the theme of Homer’s Odyssey never revealed itself until she began reading it with combat Veterans.
USM alumna, Laura Stevens won The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, which is given to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. Stevens received a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at her discretion. Stevens currently teaches at Kaler Elementary School as well as at USM teaching ETEP.
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Please join us for an informative panel presentation and discussion on the important topic of Mental Health and Maine Youth At-Risk. The presentation will focus on families of at-risk youth and complexities that surround the development of and solutions for mental health concerns. The panelists will share insights and expertise on helping families to recognize risks, and work with professionals to find support and services that will promote positive mental health outcomes for youth. This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the USM Counselor Education, Social Work and Muskie Public Policy programs, with the support of USM’s Office of Community Engagement.
Spring flowers
Electronic Course Evaluations: "70 By Spring"
Interested in studying in the UK? This travel course will help you put your leadership skills to the test while visiting England and Scotland for ten days.
Jim Messerschmidt interviewed after delivering keynote "Masculinities and Femicide," at the conference: "Culture, Masculinities, and Femicide." University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2016.
USM Art alumni Justin Levesque
ON THE SEA: Intersections of Culture and Commerce Exhibit by USM Art alumni Justin Levesque on display in USM's Abromson Center and the Glickman Family Library through October 31, 2016
Developing Program Performance Measures for Rural Emergency Medical Services has been published online in Prehospital Emergency Care, and is available at: The authors are John Gale, Andrew Coburn, Karen Pearson, Zach Croll, and George Shaler. Building on national efforts to develop EMS performance measures, the authors sought to identify measures relevant to the rural communities and hospitals supported by the National Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex Program). The measures are intended for use in monitoring rural EMS performance at the community level as well as for use by state Flex Programs and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to demonstrate the impact of the Flex Program. Working with an Expert Panel, the authors identified 17 program performance measures to support EMS services in rural communities. These measures monitor the capacity of local agencies to collect and report quality and financial data, use the data to improve agency performance, and train rural EMS employees in emergent protocols for all age groups. FMI: John Gale
We are making art and connection! Starting this week we will be on site most days - let us know when you want to come and make art and friends!
Find the raffle winners and photo booth pictures here!
Congratulations Laura Stevens! ETEP alumna returns from White House where she was honored with Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is currently teaching EDU 643 Inquiry in Education this fall at USM.
Dr. Flynn Ross and USM ETEP alumnae, Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed, just had their recent co-authored book chapter published.
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USM Events

September 25, 2016
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 26, 2016
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland campus
September 26, 2016
8:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Brooks Center, Gorham Campus
September 26, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
124 Canal Street, Suite A in Lewiston
September 26, 2016
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 26, 2016
11:00 AM to 1:15 PM
September 26, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 26, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
USM Glickman Library, Cohen Center, Portland Campus
September 26, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
September 26, 2016
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium