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Glenn Cummings
University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings would like to wish all members of the USM community a safe, Happy Thanksgiving.
19 Chamberlain Ave., Craigslist photo
Looking for an apartment? Several houses next to USM's Portland campus are now available for rent.
Image of Joyce Gibson and Betty Robinson
Betty Robinson, the former dean of USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College, was honored recently the YWCA of Central Maine.
Mark Rossnagel
USM alumnus Mark Rossnagel drew critical praise for a recent piano recital in Portland with works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin.
The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to its Board of Visitors.
2017 Husky Harvest flyer
Students from the University of Southern Maine’s Tourism and Hospitality program, in collaboration with Southern Maine Community College, the Confucius Institute and USM Campus Life, will host the 5th annual Husky Harvest, a multicultural celebration with ethnic food, entertainment and a food drive. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 29 from 11am-2pm in the Woodbury Campus Center on USM’s Portland campus.
New York Times' image from "The Band's Visit"
USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub, best known for his title role on the TV show "Monk," stars in a new Broadway musical, "The Band's Visit." In a recent review, the New York Times' Ben Brantley described the show as "one of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by" and Shalhoub's work as "marvelous."
Twelfth Night rehearsal
The Portland Press Herald's Steve Feeney reviewed the USM Department of Theatre's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night (Or What You Will)," which opened on Friday November 10 and runs through November 19.
Image of Maine WWI Monument in Kittery
To Libby Bischof, Maine's World War I monuments — statues and obelisks, tablets and tableaus — are the forgotten remnants of a forgotten war. They decorate city halls and cemeteries. They sit astride public parks. And they hide in plain sight. Beginning in 2014, she began sending her students across Maine to document as many of the monuments as they could find.
Card signing - Lauren Kennedy photo
A terminally-ill 9-year-old boy is getting his last Christmas wish, thanks to two University of Southern Maine students.
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Campus Updates

27th Annual Capstone Seminar and Luncheon
The Data Innovation Project and the Muskie School of Public Service will host a hands-on workshop with Eric Gordon, Professor of Media Art at Emerson College & the Director of the Engagement Lab.
At an after-school STEM club in Rhode Island, students are working on an engineering challenge -- because they want to be.
Open Studios Poster
The USM Art Department will host Open Studios on Friday December 8th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Former USM women's ice hockey standout Cassandra Sherman is playing professionally as a member of the Boston Blades in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Sherman is serving as an assistant coach for her former team. The Valley Breeze's Sports Editor Eric Benavides interviewed "Sherm" about her playing career.
Tori Cantin
One of our Food Studies students, Tori Cantin, is interviewed!
Join the Muskie School for a lunch time presentation on "The future of Casco Bay salt marshes: Using coastal restoration and modeling to guide restoration and policy" by Dr. Curtis Bohlen, Director of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership.
Matthew Hoffman
One of our new Food Studies professors, Matthew Hoffman, is interviewed!
On Friday, November 10th, 8 USM students came together to complete a Veteran Identification Project at Evergreen Cemetery on Stevens Ave.
2017 AT Symposium attendees
USM's Athletic Training students had the opportunity spend a day learning and networking with other AT students from around the state.
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USM Events

November 21, 2017
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
November 21, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
November 21, 2017
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Glickman Library, Room 325
November 21, 2017
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Recovery Oriented Campus Center- Top floor of Sullivan
November 21, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
November 21, 2017
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
November 21, 2017
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
November 21, 2017
7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
November 22, 2017
(All day)
November 22, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The Recovery Oriented Campus Center (The ROCC)