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Christopher Quint
Christopher G. Quint assumed the position of Executive Director of Public Affairs this fall.
Elizabeth Arden's spa, Maine Chance
Don't miss Lisa Walker's lecture on Elizabeth Arden's spa, Maine Chance, which operated from 1934-1970.
The public is invited to attend these events celebrating the transgender and queer community of Portland.
Alumni will provide mentoring, networking and share their professional experiences with current students.
President David Flanagan
Saying, "We must transform our culture, and the way we do business. We must link our programs and services directly to the needs of our students … " President Flanagan announced new Student Services Division on November 13.
Women's Volleyball Team
Congratulations to USM's women's volleyball team for a great season!
Join us for the Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, November 11, Portland campus.
Congratulations to our newly-inducted KAO students!
One of America’s most talented new poets will read from his recent works at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 at the Glickman Family Library, Portland campus.
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Campus Updates

The Writing Center will be closed for Thanksgiving Break November 26-30. We will reopen Monday, December 1. We wish you a warm and happy Thanksgiving!
Picture of MPH student Trevey Davis at their dispaly at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conferenceerence
The Muskie School of Public Service, Graduate Program in Public Health, and the Maine Public Health Institute exhibited at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference and the concurrent Immunization Annual Conference on November 19, 2014.
King Tides Trail
“Much of Bayside and East Bayside was once part of Back Cove,” said Jan Piribeck, USM art professor who is overseeing the trail project. “At extremely high ‘King Tides,’ the area sees extensive flooding around storm sewers. The King Tides Trail helps people visualize where high tides would fall if sea levels rise three feet in coming decades.”
Ronald Schmidt, a political scientist at the University of Southern Maine, said undecided voters are possibly “weighing what is in fact a real difference” among the candidates. Given the vastly different governing styles and platforms of Poliquin and Cain especially, voters simply are taking their time to choose.
An update to the USM Community about the progress of the Search Committee's work.
Dance USM! December 4-7, 2014
“Dance USM!” will include hip hop, jazz, tap, contemporary dance, musical theatre, a dance-performance hybrid, and an aerial dance piece. Faculty and adjunct choreographers include Tzianabos, Vanessa Beyland, Janette Hough-Fertig, and Shannon Zura.
UN Symbol
There will be a Model UN teacher training session on December 5th and 6th from 9 am - 3 pm. Food will be provided. The Saturday session will be held at 102 Bedford Street on USM's Portland Campus. The Friday session will be held in a classroom on the Portland Campus. The specific building and room number will be announced when determined. Any faculty member interested in participating in the training are encourgaged to contact Lynn Kuzma at
USM attended the Fall meeting of the Maine Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Food samples from Husky Harvest 2014
Students from the University of Southern Maine's Tourism and Hospitality program took fellow classmates, facility members and members of the surrounding Portland community on a trip around the world at the second annual Husky Harvest.
atrium art gallery-LAC
Junior nursing students at the University of Southern Maine joined residents from Schooner Estates to participate in an art program at the Lewiston Auburn College Art Atrium. The exhibit for this fall was themed “Secrets of the Sea”. Robyn Holman, director of the Art Atrium, brought multiple artists together in a collaborative mixed media presentation for the university and community.
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USM Events

November 28, 2014
(All day)
November 28, 2014
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Sullivan Gym - Multipurpose Room
November 29, 2014
(All day)
November 30, 2014
(All day)
November 30, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
November 30, 2014
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
November 30, 2014
7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
December 1, 2014
8:00 AM
December 1, 2014
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater, Portland Campus (Monday), 125 Upton Hall, Gorham Campus (Tuesday to Friday)
December 1, 2014
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Bailey Room 205, Gorham Cmapus