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Weekly Event Highlights

USM Food Studies conference promo

 USM event highlights
— February 7 to 14

Register today! USM Food Studies is hosting the 2019 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit on March 15-16; this is the first time the Summit has been held in the Northeast. With the theme of "Fighting Hunger in a World of Plenty: Shifting Power and Taking Action" the conference will bring over 500 students, faculty, and activists together for two days of action-oriented workshops and inspiring presentations from leaders and activists at the frontlines of fighting hunger. Students have the opportunity to engage with and learn from experts in a variety of fields related to hunger, including social justice, social enterprise, public health, and nonprofit management. Registrations close March 4.

February 7

Make connections Thursday morning on the Gorham Campus at Coffee Hour with the Office of Sustainability, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in Bailey Hall, Library Seminar Room 150. Take a look at the schedule for more upcoming events hosted by the Center for Collaboration and Development.

Thursday evening, at 5:30 p.m., author Joy Thomas Moore will visit USM to discuss her new book "The Power of Presence," at the Glickman Library on the Portland Campus.

Atlantic Brass QuintetFebruary 8

On Friday, Senior College hosts Edward Gleason, director of the Southworth Planetarium, for the February Food for Thought Luncheon Series on the Lewiston Auburn Campus, 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m., in LAC Function Room 170.

February 9

Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the School of Music presents a Master Class with the Atlantic Brass Quintet at Corthell Concert Hall, on the Gorham Campus. Free and open to the public, the class will feature USM student soloists and ensembles performing for critical review and advice by members of the Quintet.

That afternoon, Huskies Basketball (Men’s and Women’s) play Castleton at home! The women start at 1:00 p.m., with the men to follow at 3:00 p.m. See the schedule for all Huskies Athletics.  

Slam poet FreeQuencyFebruary 12

Head to the ROCC on Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., for a relaxing Guided Meditation & Sound Bath featuring singing bowls and musical instruments from around the world!

February 13

Don’t miss World Champion slam poet “FreeQuency” on Wednesday night, 9:00 p.m., at Lower Brooks on the Gorham Campus. Learn more about her at

February 14

Get ready for “Laser Mania” at the Southworth Planetarium! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Laser Show: Perseus and Andromeda.” Have other plans? Not to worry; check the full “Laser Mania” schedule here.

Save the date! 3/27

Justice For Women lectureThe University of Maine School of Law invites you to the 2019 Justice For Women Lecture taking place on Wednesday, March 27 at the Abromson Community Education Center. This year features Maria Luisa Aguilar Rodriguez, an International Advocacy Officer at the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Centro Prodh), leading a discussion on "The Human Rights Crisis in Mexico: Origins, Impacts, Opportunities." Reception at 5:30 p.m., and lecture to follow at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public; registration is required.

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.