Office of Public Affairs

Weekly Event Highlights

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USM event highlights

— March 21 to 28

While everyone hits pause for Spring Break, be sure to Save the Date for some upcoming events —

March 23

If you’re not away for break — come on out to Gorham on Saturday 3/23 and cheer on the Men’s Lacrosse team as they battle Mass. Maritime!

March 25

On Monday, attend the rescheduled talk with Dr. Sarah Rose Cavanaugh at the CCD Author Insights Series Be the Spark: Performance, Presence, and Relationships, in the University Events Room, 7th Floor Glickman Library, on the Portland Campus. The welcome reception begins at 12:15 p.m., and the lecture at 1:00 p.m.

March 26

Join the Women and Gender Studies Program Tuesday evening for their annual awards ceremony and reception in the Abromson Atrium, beginning at 5:30 p.m., with a keynote lecture at 7 p.m. by Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling: "Gender/Sex, Sexual Orientation and Identity are in the Body: How Did They Get There?"

Also in Portland that evening, 7:30 p.m. at Williston-Immanuel United Church, the USM Chamber Singers will present their Spring concert, Dr. Nicolás Alberto Dosman conducting. All proceeds will support the USM Chamber Singers on their Spring 2019 tour to Vietnam; their first trip to Asia and their first international festival experience with other choirs.

March 27

On Wednesday evening the University of Maine School of Law hosts the 2019 Justice For Women Lecture taking place on 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, leading a discussion on "The Human Rights Crisis in Mexico: Origins, Impacts, Opportunities." Reception at 5:30 p.m., lecture to follow at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public; registration is required.

Also Wednesday evening, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., USM's American Marketing Association is hosting a professional dinner in partnership with the Career and Employment Hub. This event, sponsored by WEX, is free for all USM undergrad students and includes a mocktail reception, networking, dinner, and a professional panel on workforce topics.

USM Chamber SingersMarch 28

Thursday evening, 7:30 p.m., the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of USM SoM faculty Robert Lehmann, will present their spring concert at Westbrook Performing Arts Center and feature the head of voice studies at USM, Malinda Haslett, soprano.

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

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