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Weekly Event Highlights

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USM event highlights—week of February 8 to 14

Here are just a few highlights from the USM Calendar of Events for this week. Please follow the links below for complete event details.

February 8

Tonight, USM’s Eco-reps and are hosting a free screening of the climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” at 6 p.m. in Room 10 at Bailey Hall on the Gorham Campus.  A short discussion will follow the movie, Al Gore’s sequel to his Oscar-winning 2006 film, “An Inconvenient Truth.”

February 9

The Women’s Ice Hockey team will host the Norwich University Cadets at 7 p.m. at the USM Ice Arena on the Gorham Campus.

February 10

The Confucius Institute is sponsoring the 28th annual Chinese New Year Celebration at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, located at 471 Stroudwater Street. The five-hour-long event begins at 10 a.m. and will feature dancing, games, food and workshops on Chinese culture.

John Biewen, creator of the "Seeing White" documentary radio series, and his regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika will speak about Northern racism and whiteness at 6:30 p.m. in Hannaford Hall on the Portland Campus. It is titled “Seeing White: That's Not Us, So We're Clean.” The free event is part of the year-long Gloria S. Duclos Convocation on race and participatory democracy.

February 11

The Southworth Planetarium on the Portland Campus will present “Dinosaurs at Dusk!” It’s a full-dome, computer animated show featuring bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging freneticaly above the heads of the audience. The show is scheduled for 3 p.m.

February 12

The Recovery Oriented Campus Center, located on the top floor of the Sullivan Gym on the Portland Campus, will host the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Through the NAMI on Campus club, students will be given the chance to share common experiences and receive support.

February 13

It’s “Fat Tuesday” so come on down to Woodbury from noon-3 p.m. and enjoy the food and music of Mardi Gras in New Orleans in the annual Fat Tuesday Cajun Cooking contest event hosted by WMPG!

An interactive storytelling experience, titled “Exploring Maine/Wabanaki History,” will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the seventh floor University Events Room of the Glickman Family Library. The free event is part of the year-long Gloria S. Duclos Convocation on race and participatory democracy.


February 14

Women & Gender Studies, located at 94 Bedford Street on the Portland Campus, is holding its Spring Semester Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. People are encouraged to have lunch, decorate a cupcake or make a feminist valentine.

The five-act play, “The Poet and the Assassin,” will be performed at 7 p.m. in Talbot Lecture Hall on the Portland Campus. The play offers historic and contemporary insight into the situation of women in Iran, a society shrouded in mystery, by challenging our assumption about a land that was once home to the powerful Persian Empire, and its women.The free event is part of the year-long Gloria S. Duclos Convocation on race and participatory democracy.

Our School of Music and the Art Gallery have their Spring seasons posted – so check them out to save the dates! And don’t forget to check out the USM Athletics website to cheer on our terrific Huskies teams!