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USM Theater Department gives a tip of the hat to the Brits with new Chair Andrew Harris
Andrew Harris has become an expert juggler, with his schedule busier than ever. At the start of September, Harris was named chair of the USM Theater Department. And on Sept. 30, he'll open the school's theater season as director of the Dylan Thomas classic "Under Milk Wood." "Variety is not what I am lacking at the moment," Harris said. "I have plenty. My biggest concern is trying not to let the balls drop."
USM Art Gallery presents George Longfish 'Indian on Indian’ on Oct. 6
USM will host an reception with Wabanaki cuisine, drumming and Honor Song to celebrate the opening of the "Indian on Indian" exhibition by artist George Longfish. The event is planned for Thursday, Oct 6, 5-7 p.m. at the Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus.
USM to host W.E.B. Du Bois event on Oct. 12
The African American quest for citizenship, equality, and justice and will be the focus of a USM event on Oct. 12 with history, poetry and singing. It is titled "Becoming American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Meaning of Race and Citizenship in the Jim Crow Era."
Maine Medical Association honors Patricia Thompson Leavitt from the USM School of Nursing
Patricia Thompson Leavitt, an assistant professor in the USM School of Nursing, has been awarded the 2016 Mary Cushman M.D. Award for Humanitarian Service for her work as a teacher and as the volunteer executive director of a free rural clinic.
USM Department of Theatre kicks off season on Sept. 30 with Dylan Thomas' "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 alumnus Allison Sinclair, embarking on The World Race to 11 nations featured in Morning Sentinel
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.
University of Maine System enrollment gap examined in Portland Press Herald
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.
Maine’s education needs op-ed by USM’s Flynn Ross featured in Bangor Daily News
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.
USM President Glenn Cummings speaks to MPBN about University revival
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 Anastasia Antonacos featured by The Maine Mag on Love Maine Radio
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.