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USM's EPA WasteWise award for 2014
As the world celebrates Earth Week, USM celebrates receiving the EPA's 2014 WasteWise award for College/University Partner of the Year. In addition, USM is hosting several events throughout the week, including on Earth Day (4/22), a talk with Lisa Pohlman, Executive Director of the Natural Resource Council of Maine and an event honoring Mother Earth with Native American food, storytelling, drumming and more.
The University of Southern Maine is co-hosting the Sino-American International Research Forum with the National Association for African American Studies on April 20 - 21, 2015 in USM’s Abromson Building on the Portland Campus. The event is free and open to the public. 32 research faculty, 9 students and 10 visiting faculty from Guangxi Normal University will present their research.
Photo of 2015 EqualityMaine Partners in Equality award awarded to USM
The USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity has received EqualityMaine’s 2015 Partners in Equality Award, which recognizes outstanding work and collaboration by a coalition partner organization.
Photo of Alternative Spring Break students in front of Sarah's House of Baltimore
Instead of spending spring break vacationing in a warmer climate or visiting family, a group of University of Southern Maine students decided to use their week off to do some good for some people in need in Baltimore, Maryland.
Photo of Trish Knight, USM graduate student and SMART Lab instructor, and Phoebe Brown, student at the SMART Learning Lab
The SMART Learning Lab provides free and low-cost after-school tutoring for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Learn about what the program is doing for its students and the USM graduate students who serve as instructors.
Muskie School of Public Service - Wishcamper building lobby
As part of the evolution in the Muskie School of Public Service - the new Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM) prepares graduates for leadership roles in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector by developing a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge in the fields of policy, planning and management. As part of the University of Southern Maine’s Metropolitan University initiative, the program also encourages students to interact with their surrounding community, through various forms of engagement.
Southern Maine Huskies Logo
It was an exciting and successful weekend for University of Southern Maine athletics as a group of 9 student-athletes earned academic and athletic accolades.
Photo of Reza Jalali, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs
Reza Jalali, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs, was featured on WCSH-TV's "207" to promote his play, "The Poets and the Assassin."
Photo of USM student Greg Johnson and USM student Camden Ege leading the Summit Project march
The University of Southern Maine recently teamed up with the Summit Project, an organization that honors Maine's fallen service members, to help preserve the memories of those who gave their lives in the line of duty.
Congratulations to the students named to the 2014 Fall Semester Dean's Lists!
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Campus Updates

Access Maine Bend the Curve site and learn more about the 2015 Lean Systems Summit at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME
Shadow actors with hearing actors
We are proud to announce that many of our Linguistics students are part of the Department of Theatre's shadowed performance of As You Like It. ASL shadow-signed productions offer Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members the experience of theater without having to watch a sole interpreter on the side of the stage. Every speaking actor is shadowed by a signing actor and they are integrated seamlessly into the story.
Professor Assunta Kent and the Theater Department present Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It with ASL Shadow-Signing.
The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) presented the M. Elizbeth Osborn Award to Guest Faculty member Tom Coash for his play "Veils."
Portland Women's History Trail
USM's Digital Maine initiative and research cluster in Digital Humanities announces the launch of the Portland Women’s History Trail app. The app is based on longtime research conducted by project leader Eileen Eagan, Associate Professor of History and her colleagues and students.
Poetry reading by Honors and English Professor Lisa Giles held in the USM Planetarium on April 30th at 5:30pm.
Kappa Zeta-at-Large chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) celebrated the 27th annual induction of new members on April 12, 2015 at St. Joseph's College.
Frant Fannon's Philosophy of Resistance with Kathleen Wininger, Episode 150121 - The Soapbox Published on Mar 18, 2015 In which Kathleen Wininger -- associate professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Maine -- takes to The Soapbox to discuss the film Concerning Violence, Frantz Fanon, the politics of resistance, and the role of violence/non-violence in protest.
Frant Fannon's Philosophy of Resistance with Kathleen Wininger, Episode 150121 - The Soapbox
I hope my news is an encouragement to current students (particularly those who hope to go on to graduate school) and to faculty in particular (without whom I would not be where I am!). I credit much of my success to the mentoring, support, and encouragement I received in my three years there.
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USM Events

April 21, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
April 21, 2015
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
LAC Campus Room 185
April 21, 2015
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
LAC Campus - 185
April 21, 2015
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Veterans Resource Center
April 21, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
April 21, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Auburn Public Library
April 21, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
April 21, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex, Multipurpose Room
April 21, 2015
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
International House Meeting Room
April 21, 2015
7:30 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus