Office of Public Affairs

Weekly Event Highlights

Daniel Minter artwork

USM event highlights
— week of October 4 to 11

October 4

Don’t miss the opening reception Thursday evening for Artist-in-Residence Daniel Minter’s exhibition “OTHERED, Displaced from Malaga,” 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., including a gallery talk with the artist (6:15 p.m.) at the USM Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus. The exhibit will be on view through Sunday, December 9 and a panel discussion will take place on Thursday, October 18.

October 5

On Friday, meet the Director of Honors on Friday, along with current students, for an information session and Q&A to learn more about life as an Honors student here at USM. Sign up for this 1:00 p.m. Experience Honors event or take a look at future dates this fall to attend.

Book Arts The KCC’83 CBA Collection of Artist’s Books also opens Friday at Glickman Family Library, on the 6th floor, and will be on view through November 29. Interested in book arts? Take a look at their Workshop Series offerings and save the date (October 12, at 4:00 p.m.) for the upcoming lecture “A Sustainable Visual Art Practice” presented by visual artist Andrea Dezsö.

October 6

The Gorham Campus will be abuzz Saturday morning with the 2018 All State Boot Camp for High School Instrumental Musicians! Get out and about and support the USM Huskies competing this Saturday: tennis, field hockey and soccer.

On Saturday evening back on the Portland Campus, the opening reception for "IXNOS: an exhibit about migration on Lesvos," takes place 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., 7th Floor Reading Room, Glickman Library, on the Portland Campus. The exhibit will be on display October 5 to December 14, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., every day. The exhibit also features the film, "Greek Migration, Then and Now" on Sunday, October 7, at 3:00 p.m. at the Talbot Auditorium.

October 8

Monday night,  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., immerse yourself in the autumn night sky at Southworth Planetarium for "Astronomy a la Carte" Night Session # 3: Autumn constellations, a course dedicated to the stars of the autumn sky: Pegasus the Winged Horse, Andromeda the Chained Woman, the king Cepheus, Queen Cassiopeia, sea monster Cetus and many others. See the full schedule.

Visiting authorOctober 10

On Wednesday afternoon, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., take a break at the Make Shift Coffee House to talk about what equality means to you. 
Along with great conversation, there will be free coffee, snacks, and live music at this event hosted by the Student Diversity Center, in the Woodbury Campus Center, on the Portland Campus.

Later that evening, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., award-winning author, journalist, and Alaska backcountry ranger Ken Ilgunas, will talk about the 19th century when Americans were allowed to journey undisturbed across the country at: "This Land is Our Land: How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back," in Room 165 in the Science Building, on the Portland Campus. Ken has hitchhiked ten thousand miles across North America, paddled one thousand miles across Ontario in a birchbark canoe, and walked 1,700 miles across the Great Plains.

October 11

The USM Career Hub is hosting its first ever Engineering Hiring Event on Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the John Mitchell Center on the Gorham Campus. Register now for this great opportunity to meet with engineering companies that are looking for USM talent!

While you are in Gorham have some fun shopping a Halloween Costume Sale, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Russell Hall in the Theatre lobby. Browse items from the USM Theatre costume stock for Halloween! Open to all USM students, faculty, staff and affiliates. All sales final, and cash only.

Band concertSave the dates!

Homecoming and Family Weekend is right around the corner October 12 to October 14, be sure to RSVP for Chris Matthews in conversation with President Cummings about his new book, and plan to get outside in Gorham for the Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert on 10/13.

The C-SPAN bus is coming to USM -- more details coming soon but for now, save the date: Friday, October 19, 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.! 

To see ALL events happening at USM, please go to USM's Calendar of Events

Please make the USM Calendar first on your event to-do list - it’s the go-to place for everyone (even off campus) to find out what is happening on our three busy campuses. Whoever manages your department website, just needs to add your events there, PLUS when posting, also click "cross-post to the USM Event Calendar." More event promotion help can be found on the Public Affairs website, and CMS Training is ongoing monthly, bookmark the schedule.