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Lewiston-Auburn radio station Z105.5 featured USM President Glenn Cummings and student Victoria Schalk in a morning interview Tuesday with DJ Matty B.
images of painted buoys
USM visiting artist Natasha Mayers has led Immigrant and refugee teens from the Portland Public Schools to paint buoys depicting the flags of 40 countries.
Photo of American Flag
The work of USM's Veterans Services office was praised in a recent report by the State of Maine calling for the expansion and revamping of Maine's Bureau of Veterans Services.
Photo of Muskie School of Public Professor Joseph McDonnell
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Joseph McDonnell, professor of Public Policy and Management in the Muskie School of Public Service, reflected on the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a Portland Press Herald op-ed.
Photo of Reza Jalali, coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs at USM
Reza Jalali, coordinator of multicultural student affairs at the University of Southern Maine, was recently quoted in a Portland Press Herald story on an exhibit highlighting the personal stories of immigration through photography.
image of Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.
Success in the 21st Century demands that people learn and practice diversity skills, nationally renowned speaker Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. told a USM audience Tuesday.
Find out what George N. Campbell, University of Southern Maine’s new vice president thinks about advancement featured in Keep ME Current.
Professor Christine Maher in the field
Maine's groundhogs will likely sleep in for their own Feb. 2 holiday, waking instead around Valentine's Day with desire for a mate, says expert Christine Maher, a USM professor of biology.
USM "Think Pink" Atheletic Department Logo
USM basketball and track teams are ‘Thinking Pink’ in an effort to raise funds for cancer research and the women's ice hockey team is supporting veterans through the Wounded Warrior project. USM takes pride in hosting these student-athlete annual charitable events because they are an important philanthropy opportunity that gives us a chance to give back to our community.
Photo of Dr. Brian Toy (left) and USM Athletic Training student Leah Dell with her EATA Quiz Bowl prize
The other prize? The quiz bowl victory assures her a place in the National Athletic Trainers' Association student quiz bowl as the representative for District One of the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association.
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Campus Updates

USM Engineering Professor has book published by Springer.
Stop by Room 250 in the Science Building where you can find the Learning Assistants either doing their own homework or helping students. The space allows for great productivity and flow of information, not to mention free coffee!
New Minor in Psychology Approved
Gorham Recreation Third & Fourth Grade Basketball Teams
Celebrating its long-standing partnership with the Town of Gorham, USM Athletics is hosting its "Town of Gorham" Night during its Little East Conference basketball doubleheader. Women's basketball plays at 5:30, followed by the men's team at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10. At halftime of each game, members of the Gorham Recreation 3rd & 4th grade basketball teams will scrimmage.
Husky alums Stacey and Jesse Coleman will present their strength & conditioning expertise with USM student-athletes
Professor Stairs-Davenport reading to her niece
Dr. Stairs-Davenport challenges students in the Literacy, Language, and Culture Program at USM to read to a child for 15 minutes and post a photo to social media. Dr. Stairs-Davenport and her niece Lily read Amazing Animals. Join them at #ReadtoME. More information about the challenge and resources for supporting daily read alouds may be found at the Maine DOE website: http://www.maine.gov/doe/readtome/
Professor Stairs-Davenport reading to her niece
Dr. Stairs-Davenport challenges students in the Literacy, Language, and Culture Program at USM to read to a child for 15 minutes and post a photo to social media. Dr. Stairs-Davenport and her niece Lily read Amazing Animals. Join them at #ReadtoME. More information about the challenge and resources for supporting daily read alouds may be found at the Maine DOE website: http://www.maine.gov/doe/readtome/
USM Athletic Training Student Leah Dell wins quiz bowl, earns scholarship at Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association conference.
Poster for Caucus Event 2016
The Department of History and Political Science is presenting an event February 25th, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm, 102 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus. The lecture will cover the basics of the Maine Caucus.
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USM Events

February 10, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Cafeteria
February 10, 2016
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center - Portland Campus
February 10, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library, 314 forest Ave, Portland, ME
February 10, 2016
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Lewiston Public Library
February 10, 2016
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lower Brooks Student Center - Gorham Campus
February 10, 2016
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
49 Spring St. Auburn, ME 04210
February 10, 2016
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brooks Cafeteria, Gorham Campus
February 10, 2016
12:20 PM to 2:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center - Portland Campus
February 10, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
February 10, 2016
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
423 Glickman Library, Portland