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Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad will speak at USM on April 23 & 24, 2014
See "In the Underworld" at USM April 18–27, 2014
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If you haven’t yet applied to USM, don’t wait! The sooner you apply, the better prepared you’ll be for the fall semester.

Apply now so you can attend orientation, register early for classes, and choose a residence hall.

Attend a 2014 graduate studies information session at USM!

Learn more about becoming a graduate student at USM »

Attend one of our graduate studies information sessions this spring to learn more about your graduate school options and the application process.

Next session: May 2nd

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Make your summer count! Choose from over 500 courses on campus and online. Register Today! Call us at 207-780-5900 or visit 218 Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus.

Session I begins May 12th
Session II begins June 30th

Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad will speak at USM on April 23 & 24, 2014

Capitalism Hits the Fan»

Nationally known scholars Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad will discuss the personal and societal effects of the 2008 recession. The two-day event will take place on the Portland campus, April 23–24.

See "In the Underworld" at USM April 18–27, 2014

Holocaust Operetta Premiere at USM »

The USM Department of Theatre will present the English-language world premiere of Germaine Tillion's darkly comic operetta, which she wrote will imprisoned in a WWII concentration camp. In the Underworld takes the stage April 18–27!

USM Events

April 20, 2014

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, January 27, 2014, 8:00 PM to Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:00 PM
Location: 
Unum Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

Scott McCarney

This is part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artists’ books made by international artists from 24 countries. The books and broadsides in this exhibit were made in response to the  March 5, 2007 car bomb that exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, located at the literary and cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq. This exhibition, curated by Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman, aims to bear witness to the events on Al-Mutanabbi Street, and to collectively affirm that the right to a free exchange of ideas and culture in public space is never to be taken for granted.

Glickman Family Library hours vary. Click here for regular and holiday hours.

(Image: Meditation on Mending Al-Mutanabbi Street, Scott McCarney)

Exhibition postcard (PDF)

8:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Unum Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library

A Singularity of Place: Photographs by Jeffery Becton

A Singularity of Place: Photographs by Jeffery Becton

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:45 AM to Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10:00 PM
Location: 
5th floor Glickman Library
Contact Name: 
Library Admin
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4276
Contact Email: 
libraryadmin@usm.maine.edu

5th floor Glickman Family Library
February 21, 2014 – May 29, 2014

Conversation with the Artist
Friday, April 11, 2014
423-424 Glickman Family Library
2:00pm-3:30pm

 

7:45 AM to 10:00 PM
5th floor Glickman Library

Fall 2014 Academic Advisement and Advance Registration for Economics Majors!

Fall 2014 Academic Advisement and Advance Registration for Economics Majors!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:00 PM to Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:30 PM

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USM Economics Huskies!—4/7/2014 Fall 2014 Faculty Academic Advising BEGINS!  Advance Registration for seniors with 116+ credits begins at Noon on 4/14/2014. Non-degree student registration begins at 6:00 AM on 4/28/2014.

View details about Economics Faculty Academic Advising and learn how to obtain your Fall 2014 Advance Registration PIN!

 

12:00 PM to 4:30 PM

2014 President's Student Art Show

2014 President's Student Art Show

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4:00 PM to Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6:00 PM
Location: 
7th Floor Law Building, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Sharoo Wengland
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4480
Contact Email: 
president@usm.maine.edu

This year’s show will feature talented sculptor and painter Dean McCrillis and a number of works by fellow student artists.  I know you will enjoy this show… if you love art, join us!

The show runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  on the 7th Floor of the Law Building on the Portland Campus.  It will begin on April 15th with an opening reception from 4 – 6 p.m. and continue through to May 7th.

 

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
7th Floor Law Building, Portland Campus

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. 

 

 

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

Online Room Selection - Displacements Selection Day

Online Room Selection - Displacements Selection Day

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Online in MaineStreet
Contact Name: 
Shannon Rooney
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5240
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 21, 2014
6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Online in MaineStreet

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 21, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium

Financial Wellness through $ALT

Financial Wellness through $ALT

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 
Amphitheater, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Samantha Ireland
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4996
Contact Email: 
sireland@usm.maine.edu

This is the first event in our Wellness Where You Are Series during the week of April 21st-25th! We have invited the money experts from $ALT to come and give a presentation on Financial Wellness tips! This includes teaching graduating seniors how to repay their loans successfully, giving access to students who need more outside scholarships, and Money 101 which is all about how to be wiser with your dollars. Come join us from 11:00-12:30PM in the Amphitheater of Woodbury Campus Center to find out how to keep more money in your pocket! 

April 21, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Amphitheater, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland Campus

Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

LASER ORION (followed by Laser Pop)


The story of Orion the Hunter re told in full dome laser light.   Following the show we'll have "Laser Pop," a fun, high-energy rock laser show featuring the music of the Beach Boys, Pink, N'Sync, 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. 


Full schedule:   LASER MANIA APRIL!!

April 21, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium

Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Pop")

Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Pop")

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, February 26, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

Laser Perseus and Andromeda


The legend of Perseus and Andromeda set to full dome laser animation.


Followed by the music show "Laser Pop"


Cost:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 extra for 3-D glasses)


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

April 21, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium

Open House

Attend the Open House for Adult, Transfer, and Graduate students on 5/13/14 at USM!

Join us at our Open House for Adult, Graduate, and Transfer Students on May 13th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Explore your options and begin planning the next step in your education. RSVP today!

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