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Chinese lanterns
USM is celebrating the opening of Maine's only Confucius Institute on September 25. Learn more about the Chinese language and culture programs the Institute is bringing to southern Maine.
An outdoor USM Band concert
Don't miss these visual and performing arts events taking place this month on USM's Gorham campus.
Maine's rocky shoreline
Congratulations Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing for again being listed among the nation's top 10 low-residency programs by Poets & Writers magazine.
LAC's 25th anniversary cake
Dean Joyce Gibson thanked the college's friends and supporters at a Founder's Reception saying, "Our longevity and success is a testament to the hard work and tenacious spirit of the people that founded the campus ... without your foresight, commitment and ongoing support we would not be here today."
Local high school students interested in attending college should not miss the New England Association for College Admission Counseling College Fair at USM on Sunday, September 29. Bring your families!
 Raymond Edward Priestly, drawing of the Terra Nova in ice pack.
Don't miss USM's Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education exhibit, “To the Ends of the Earth … and Back: Selections from the Jay I. Kislak Polar Collection,” opening on Tuesday, September 24.
Thanks to a three-year grant from the Reading Matters to Maine Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, USM will provide free and low-cost reading tutoring for K-5 children on the Gorham campus.
USM President Theo Kalikow
Don't miss reading President Kalikow's latest Morning Sentinel editorial column in which she discusses the changes colleges have faced in the past 50 years.
Maine Youth Transition Collaborate map of the USA
The Muskie School's Maine Youth Transition Collaborative is one of 21 founding partners – and one of only a few rural sites – to receive funding from the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF), designed to support collaboratives across the country that, according to the Aspen Institute, “harness the power of cross-sector collaboration to make substantive progress for opportunity youth.”
Monsters University Poster
Join us for our annual Roof Top Movie, this year featuring "Monsters University." Free and open to the public.

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