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Book Arts Bazaar
On Sunday, April 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., the USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts will present its fifth annual Book Arts Bazaar in the Wishcamper Center on the Portland campus.
TSP Ruck memorial stones
On Friday, March 24, members of the University of Southern Maine community gathered at the President's House in Gorham to honor Maine's fallen heroes. The day was previously scheduled to be the second annual TSP Ruck, a 10-mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus. This year's event was canceled due to weather. Instead, participants gathered at an intimate luncheon to share the stories of the fallen and learn more about The Summit Project. Camden Ege, Air Force veteran, USM graduate student and TSP Ruck coordinator, announced that the second USM TSP Ruck is now scheduled for September 11, 2017.
USM Youth Ensembles at Merrill Auditorium
On Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m., the USM Youth Ensembles, Portland's outstanding regional youth music performance program, will perform their annual Spring instrumental concert at Merrill Auditorium.
An undergraduate student shares her view on the opportunities to be an activist at USM.
"All for Ally" bone marrow registry drive at USM
A growing list of area colleges and universities have joined USM in holding bone marrow registry drives in hopes of finding a cure for USM’s Ally Little.
Stonecoast MFA
In 15 years, Stonecoast MFA has built a growing reputation as one of the finest programs of its kind in the country. It's a low-residency program, meaning that students spend most of the year at their homes and workplaces, interacting one-on-one with faculty and other students by e-mail, phone and Skype. And then, every January and July, they get together in Southern Maine for intensive 10-day-long residencies.
Michael Hillard, Food Studies Program executive director
On Tuesday, March 21, USM's new Food Studies Program celebrated with an official program launch event at the Glickman Family Library.
On Wednesday, April 5 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., the Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts will present the lecture “Bound to be together: Gray Parrot, Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press,” presented by Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford, England. The lecture will take place in the University Events Room on the 7th floor of the Glickman Family Library in Portland. The event is free and open to the public.
propaganda poster from WWI
On Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., the Osher Map Library will celebrate the opening of a new exhibition of World War I maps and propaganda in recognition of the 100 year anniversary of America’s entry into the war in March of 1917. A special lecture by Holly Korda titled "Knitting for Victory in WWI: How the Red Cross Mobilized the Nation to Knit and Helped Win the War" will take place at 6 p.m.
Photo of the cast of "Pump Boys & Dinettes", courtesy of the Portland Press Herald
Two USM School of Music alumni, Sarah Sturdivant, ‘03 and Kevin Smith, ‘05 are featured in "Pump Boys & Dinettes" at the Biddeford City Theater.
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Campus Updates

Alcohol Awareness
April is Alcohol Awareness Month! "Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However, people CAN and DO recover. As many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery!" - National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
"IT IS NOT SURPRISING that Christopher Hahn, general director of Pittsburgh Opera, sees similarities between fans of opera and fans of baseball. His company is about to present the world premiere of The Summer King, Daniel Sonenberg’s opera about the great Negro League slugger Josh Gibson." (Opera News)
The Huskies' brand new state-of-the-art softball stadium will have its official opening ceremony on April 30!
In his 32nd season leading the Huskies' baseball team, Hall of Fame coach Ed Flaherty will have the USM baseball field named in his honor.
After an outstanding 2016-17 season, numerous members of the USM wrestling team earned individual accolades from the New England Wrestling Association. Dan and Peter Del Gallo were named the conference's Wrestler and Rookie of the Year, while CJ Luth was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year to highlight.
Montello Elementary is seeking volunteers for their STEM Field Day in Lewiston on May 8th.
Recovery Oriented Campus Center
The ROCC provides life-saving training for local community Posted on March 18, 2017 in News By USM Free Press
Bailey Hall
The GIS Labs at USM provide dedicated space, higher-end computers, industry-leading software, and equipment to learn and apply the technology.
Catharine Wilder Guiles Scholarship Application is now available
Join your fellow staff and faculty for a day of fun at 20 awesome community organizations, including: Preble Street, Garbage to Garden, Goodwill, Portland Gear Hub, Girls on the Run, Cultivating Community, Animal Refuge League, Rippleffect, Partners for World Health, and more!
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USM Events

March 29, 2017
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
March 29, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
March 29, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
March 29, 2017
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
March 29, 2017
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
March 29, 2017
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
March 30, 2017
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
March 30, 2017
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
The Recovery Oriented Campus Center (The ROCC)
March 30, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
March 30, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium