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USM event highlights
— week of April 12 - 19

April 12

Join the Muskie School Thursday afternoon, 4:00 p.m., for a presentation on “Science, Aesthetics, and Uncertainty in the Sustainable City,” by Dr. Steven A. Moore, a Bartlett Cocke Regents Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Planning at the University of Texas at Austin. This presentation will be in Room 211 of the Wishcamper Center, on the Portland Campus.

The 2018 National Student Employment Appreciation Week continues Thursday in Gorham with a pizza party in the Bailey Hall Welcome Center, starting at 11:30. Many colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of student employees and all that they do. Pick up goodie bags in Student Success on the LAC Campus throughout the week!

Attend a free Master Class with the Moreau | VanTuinen Duo on Thursday, one of the only all-female percussion/euphonium duos in the world. The class is free and takes place 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Corthell Concert Hall on the Gorham Campus.

Thursday evening is the Opening Reception of the 2018 BFA Exhibition, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the USM Art Gallery. Arrive early for opening remarks at 6:15 p.m., and join the Art Department to celebrate thesis exhibits by students in the Senior Seminar class.

Loretta Ross imageApril 13

Friday is the 9th Annual Husky Day of Service! Start your day at the Welcome Rally in the Sullivan Gym and then go have a great day out there in the community! Husky Day of Service Registration is now closed, but please contact if you are interested in being wait-listed.

Friday evening, the 2018 Women & Gender Studies Awards Ceremony takes place at 5:30 p.m. before the Loretta J. Ross Keynote, "Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump," 7:00 p.m., Hannaford Hall. Join USM's Women & Gender Studies Program in celebrating those who have worked hard to make our campus and community a better place.

Also that night, Brooke Dodson-Lavelle, Ph.D., co-founder and president of the Courage of Care Coalition, will give a public lecture, The Courage of Compassion, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at the University Events Room, 7th Floor Glickman Family Library, in PortlandThe talk will serve as the first public event from the Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion at the USM, a planned center to educate and train the University and the community in how to deepen compassion.

Sustainability eventApril 14

Did you know that electronics cannot go into your trash or recycling? Saturday USM hosts the 6th Annual Free Electronic Waste Recycle Day from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m., at the Woodbury Campus Center parking lot in Portland. The event is open to the public and goes on rain or shine!

In Gorham on Saturday morning, 3rd floor of Bailey Hall, there will be fun for all ages at the 12th Annual Flint Knapp-In, organized by the Geography-Anthropology Student Association (GASA). From 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. enjoy flint knapping (making stone tools), geocaching, sandbox archaeology, cave art drawing, and more. Champ the Husky will make an appearance from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.!

Later that evening the 41st Annual Honors Recital will take place in Gorham, at 8:00 p.m., recognizing excellence in undergraduate solo performance, selected by audition. This event is free, but reservations are recommended.

April 17

On Tuesday, learn more about The Moral Courage Project at a Brown Bag Lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m, in Room 241 Luther Bonney on the Portland Campus. Teachers, administrators, and community members participated in a three-year project, initiated to share stories of moral courage within the growing and diverse Auburn School District.

Moral Courage Project

Save the Date for YoGlow207 happening Saturday May 5! Register by April 17 to receive an official YoGlow207 event t-shirt or tank top, and don't forget: participation in YoGlow 207 will satisfy your Level 2 Health Benefit opportunity.

Tuesday evening, head to Gorham, 7:30 at Corthell Hall, to enjoy the USM Jazz Ensemble, Chris Oberholtzer, director. The April music calendar is packed so if you can’t make it, take a peek at the full listing of School of Music happenings.

April 18

Join USM students and faculty Wednesday morning in Portland, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., for an engaging Corporate Partners breakfast, Student House of Genius: USM Students Help You Innovate, led by Professor Richard Bilodeau. In order to look at real problems faced by local businesses, three diverse organizations will each present a different challenge that the group will work to solve together.

April 19

On Thursday, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., celebrate the opening of the Thoreau Group Study Room in the Gorham Library and Learning Commons in Bailey Hall. Designed and created by the students of Lisa Giles' "Thoreau at 200" pop-up class, the room is a celebration of the work of Henry David Thoreau.

Thursday evening in Gorham, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., in Bailey 10, don't miss Marathon For Justice: Film Screening and Discussion. This 45-minute film explores three instances of communities seeking environmental justice, and the panel discussion to follow will explore these issues within Maine.


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