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Weekly Event Highlights

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USM event highlights 
— week of April 26 to May 3

April 26

Join the School of Business Thursday evening at O'Maine Studios in Portland for the USM MBA Showcase, 5:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m., located at 54 Danforth Street. This free event showcases a semester of student work in local organizations working in teams as consultants, capping off their MBA experience.

In Gorham, at 7:30 p.m., The Importance of Being Earnest,” continues on the Main Stage at Russell Hall. This weekend is your last chance to see Oscar Wilde’s most brilliant tour de force. The show runs through April 29, with both evening and matinee performances.

Also that evening at the Corthell Concert Hall, Quality Tomorrow (Us Tonight), a first-of-its-kind musical theater revue, takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Gorham. Student recitals are ongoing this week, check the School of Music calendar for all of the listings.

Julie SweetlandApril 27

On Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the First Annual USM Symposium on Aging takes place at the Abromson Center on the Portland Campus. Julie Sweetland, of the FrameWorks Institute, starts the day with a lecture, Reframing Aging: From Theory to Practice. The event is free but please register for workshops and lunch.

Starting midday Friday, the Analytics & Digital Marketing Summit and Student Competition will cover trends in analytics and digital marketing, as well as best practices. Registration is required for this event taking place 11:40 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library.

In Gorham Friday evening the Composers Showcase Featuring the USM Composers Ensemble, 8:00 p.m., will be a free evening of world premieres at Corthell Concert Hall.

April 28 - 29

USM Softball

Did you know? In 1983, the USM softball team became the first women's intercollegiate team to qualify for a national championship tournament. This Saturday, join USM Athletics for the 35th Anniversary Celebration of the1983 USM Softball Team! Former players and coaches will be in attendance for this special ceremony taking place in-between games, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Gorham at the USM Softball Stadium.

Also on Saturday, 17 students from USM and five other New England colleges, all participating in Manomet's U360 Business Sustainability Internship Program, will present their Sustainability Action Plans to a panel of judges at a Capstone Competition, held at the Wishcamper Center, on the Portland Campus. A winner will be selected from each team and will head to Boston on May 3rd to compete for a $1,000 scholarship and the chance to win the Manomet "Next Generation Award."

The music doesn’t stop in Gorham this weekend! Starting at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday see the Stellan Campbell Junior Clarinet Recital followed by Aprildawn Masse Senior Piano Recital at 8:00 p.m. that evening. Then on Sunday, 2:00 p.m., the USM Wind Ensemble, Trae Blanco, conductor, continues the performances, and at 5:00 p.m. Celeste Mittelhauser, Junior Voice Recital closes the weekend. 

It's the last weekend to see the 2018 BFA Exhibition! See artwork by students in the Art 401 Senior Seminar class through Sunday at the USM Art Gallery, Gorham. 

April 30

On Monday evening the International and Multicultural Student Graduation, 5:30 p.m. at Hannaford Hall, celebrates the accomplishments of international and multicultural students who are part of the 2018 graduating class. Many special Commencement-related events take place this week, congratulations to all!

Food Studies Also Monday evening, The Food Studies program will host Maine’s first Food Security Gubernatorial Dialogue, 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., at Talbot Hall on the Portland Campus. The event will be a moderated question-and-answer system, with each candidate receiving equal time to provide a response. Questions will be taken from the audience as well.

May 2

Join USM Corporate Partners on Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., for the "Look What I Made!": Student Innovation Showcase at the Ci2 Lab, USM’s experiential work lab focused on research and learning. Get a firsthand look at student projects including virtual reality, augmented reality, gaming simulation, design, music, and art. This event has limited capacity, so don’t wait to reserve your spot!

Save the date for YoGlow207! Get in on the fun at glow-in-the-dark yoga next Saturday, May 5, at Hill Gymnasium in Gorham. Don't forget, participating in YoGlow207 fulfills a level II health benefit. Register today!

Check the USM Athletics schedule to cheer on our terrific Huskies teams, or relax at one of the many shows happening at the Southworth Planetarium.


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