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May 2013

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Portland Ovations - Imani Winds
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Achieve a Vision Beyond Your Sight

Achieve a Vision Beyond Your Sight

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, May 3, 2013, 7:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Center, Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland Campus

Randy Pierce & Quinn

                       Randy Pierce and his guide “Quinn” climb Mount Monroe

The USM Office of Support for Students with Disabilities and The Maine Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind invite you to an evening of adventure and inspiration as Randy and Quinn tell their tale of triumph!

“I didn’t plan to go blind; I didn’t plan to go into a wheelchair. But none of that is what defines my life, because we have full power to choose how we respond. The only thing a blind person can’t do is see.” Randy Pierce.

The White Mountain National Forest is home to 48 peaks over 4,000 feet in elevation. With heights ranging from 4003' to 6288', these craggy summits are known for their steep, rocky terrain and impressive views. Hiking in the White Mountains can be a daunting task for the heartiest among us but Randy Pierce doesn’t see a thing. Following the silent cues from his yellow lab, “The Mighty Quinn,” and feeling, listening, and visualizing the trails, he became the first blind person to climb all 48 of the 4,000 foot peaks in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

Randy Pierce grew up fully sighted, but at age 22, within the span of two weeks, he lost all the vision in his right eye, and half in his left. For several years, he endured tunnel vision, the dark closing in from the edges. In September 2000, he went totally blind. It was at this time that Randy was given a life altering gift. “Ostend,” a handsome golden retriever from Guiding Eyes for the Blind opened up a whole new, independent world to Randy.  In 2003 the neurological disorder that claimed his vision, incapacitated Randy and he was in a wheel chair for almost two years.   Tragically at this time, Ostend died of cancer. Randy did not give up. He received the gift of Quinn from Guiding Eyes, a magnificent yellow Labrador retriever.   Quinn was especially chosen and trained to assist Randy as both a guide for mobility and sight.  Randy's perseverance and motivation along with the dedication and support of friends and professionals helped him to walk and run and to find a new passion in hiking.

Randy's overwhelming gratitude, led him to found 2020 VISION QUEST.

The evening with Randy Pierce and the “Mighty” Quinn is generously sponsored by:

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...and friends of Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

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Pitchfest

Pitchfest

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
Wishcamper, USM Portland Campus

Pitchfest 2013

Wishcamper, USM Portland Campus

12:30 - 2:30pm

 

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12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
 
 
 
 
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MBTI® Certification Training

MBTI® Certification Training

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 (All day) to Friday, May 17, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
CPP, Inc.
Contact Phone: 
CPP Customer Relations at 1.800.624.1765.

mbti logoLead, improve, learn, and be better.

MBTI® Certification training is coming to the
University of Southern Maine - Portland!

You continually strive to be better at what you do. Let CPP help you grow professionally so you can help others be their best.  Improve the performance of your people, teams, and organization by becoming certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) assessment, the world’s most trusted personality assessment.

This Certification Program will be delivered by CPP, Inc., the exclusive publisher of the Myers–Briggs instrument.

For complete MBTI® Certification Program details, go to www.cpp.com/mbticertification.

Questions:
Call CPP Customer Relations at 1.800.624.1765.

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Myers-Briggs, MBTI, Step I, Step II, Step III, Introduction to Type, and the MBTI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers & Briggs Foundation, Inc., in the United States and other countries.  

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Fifth Annual Veterans for Peace War Trauma Symposium

Fifth Annual Veterans for Peace War Trauma Symposium

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

Fifth Annual Veterans for Peace War PTSD Symposium


May 18, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

REGISTER

Learn more about this event at vfpmaine.org

Learn more about Maine's Veterans For Peace

Listen to and join in conversation with keynote speaker, Dr. Paula Caplan.

Event also includes panelists Ms. Catherine Ryder, Dr. John Baugher, and Mr. Danny Muller as they offer their experiences and expertise to help guide us on our path to healing the wounds of war.

Event details at vfpmaine.org/wartrauma2013.asp

Registration fees will be $50 for health care professionals (certificates of attendance for Credit Equivalent Units will be provided) and $25 general attendance (scholarships available). The fees will cover lunch and parking. Doors will open at 8 and the program will begin at 9am.

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
 
 
The Telling Room's Big Night

The Telling Room's Big Night

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

Join us for Big Night 2013!

Big Night 2013, The Telling Room's annual community celebration and anthology release.

We'll have performances, readings, food, puppets, and variety of writing activities for all ages.

Help us celebrate the great young writers who inspire us with their stories!

Learn more

 

http://www.tellingroom.org/events

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 
ISACA's 2013 Annual Maine Event: Securing Mobile Technologies and BYOD

ISACA's 2013 Annual Maine Event: Securing Mobile Technologies and BYOD

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, May 17, 2013, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

ISACA's 2013 Annual Maine Event:

Securing Mobile Technologies and BYOD

May 17, 2013

Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

 

This one-day program will address the challenges in securing and protecting sensitive data from the loss of a mobile device and methodologies for designing and implementing a viable, controlled and sustainable enterprise-wide BYOD policy.

 

REGISTER

 

As the world becomes more interconnected, integrated and intelligent, mobile devices are playing an ever-increasing role in changing the way people live, work and communicate.

Personal computing devices are becoming more and more portable — laptops, tablets, smart phones, USB thumb drives, etc., securing the sensitive information stored on those devices is more important than ever. The small size and portability of these devices mean they can be easily lost or stolen, placing both personal as well as corporate data at risk.

 

Learn more about this event and the ISACA's local New England Chapter.

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Sixth Annual Stroke Conference

Sixth Annual Stroke Conference

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

The New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland and the Maine Medical Center Neuroscience Institute present their 6th Annual Stroke Conference

Wednesday, May 22

7:30am – 4:00pm

Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

 

Keynote Presentation: Early Interventions for Cognitive Impairments After Stroke by Elizabeth R. Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L

 

Other topics include:

  • Fall Risk Assessment and Fall Prevention in Stroke Patients
  • Lessons Learned Starting a Stroke Clinic
  • “Pusher” Syndrome
  • Nursing Workshop
  • Stroke Case Study presentations

 

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