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USM event highlights—week of January 25 - 31

Welcome back for the start of USM’s Spring 2018 Semester. Here are just a few highlights from the USM Calendar of Events for this week. Please follow the links below for complete event details.

Also, check out the new Spring 2018 season listings for the School of Music and the Art Gallery.

Thursday, January 25

Comedian Hailey Boyle, named one of New York’s top 10 funniest comics at the New York Comedy Festival, will headline a live comedy night at the Brooks Student Center in Gorham. The Fairbanks, Alaska native’s credits include the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Festival. She also entertained American soldiers on active duty in Greenland, The Bahamas and Central America.

Friday, January 26

The year-long Gloria S. Duclos Convocation on race and participatory democracy continues with a 6 p.m. workshop using scenes from a historical anti-lynching play, “Rachel.” The event is titled, “Theatre Ensemble of Color Presents: Representation, Resistance, and White Racial Fantasies.” Three scenes will be acted followed by discussion. The free, public event will be held at USM’s Talbot Lecture Hall on the Portland campus.

Saturday, January 27

Join us for snow tubing from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Seacoast Adventure’s Snow Park in Windham. It’s free with a student ID and includes family, friends and kids. The park is located at 930 Roosevelt Trail and transportation from the Gorham campus will be provided, courtesy of the Outdoor Activities Board.

Sunday, January 28

The Southworth Planetarium will explore the sea with a full-dome show titled “Into the Deep” at 3 p.m. on the Portland Campus. The production combines marine biology and underwater geology with a history of deep-sea exploration. USM students, faculty and staff are admitted free.

Monday, January 29

Reduce your stress and anxiety, boost your energy and sleep better with the Mindful Mondays introduction to meditation at the Recovery Oriented Campus Center on the Portland Campus. Learn yoga, meditation and breathing during the one-hour session, beginning at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, January 30

USM Alumnus Matthew Francis, the author of “My Resurrected Spirit: Triumph Over Tragedy & Transgender Identity,” will join the Queer Speaks series at the Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity. The host of the talk show “Diversity Dignified is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. at the center, located in the Woodbury Campus Center on the Portland Campus.

Contemplating studying abroad? USM’s Office of International Programs is hosting a Study Abroad Fair in Gorham’s Brooks Dining Hall from 5 -  7 p.m. As part of the celebration, the dining hall will be serving an international menu.

Wednesday, January 31

The Costello Sports Complex in Gorham will host an epic dodgeball tournament, titled “Battle of the Buildings.” The event is presented by Residential Live and Student Activities from 7- 9 p.m.

The Weekly Highlights page is just a brief overview of USM events in the coming week. For a full listing of USM events across all three campuses with complete event details, please visit the USM Events Calendar.