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Tickets still available to hear best-selling author Walter Isaacson speak!
Join community members on October 16 for a discussion on how to best serve the needs transgender and gender diverse students in K-12 classrooms.
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Congratulations to WMPG volunteers Sam Bullock, Dr. Anne Hallward, and Bill Audette, who were all presented Maine Association of Broadcasters awards!
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Calling all veterans and their families! USM is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair on Thursday, October 9, where you can learn more about the services available to you.
Opening Thursday, October 16, the exhibition includes 10 unique maps of early Maine and its towns.
Today, USM announced an academic alignment that will improve student access, close a $16 million structural gap without a tuition hike, and initiate the university's transition to a Metropolitan University model. The faculty was asked to assist with program remodeling to improve productivity standards, and to utilize retirement incentives to reduce layoffs.
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The annual University of Southern Maine Open House is scheduled for October 26 and Saturday Information Sessions & Campus Tours begin October 18. Come visit us and see what USM has to offer!
Get your morning news, tune in to WMPG 90.9 and 104.1 FM, Monday through Friday, 7 and 8 a.m.
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The Maine Small Business Security Summit has been cancelled. Look for updates on how the Maine Cyber Security Cluster is working to support the cyber security needs of small businesses.
"Student Voices: From Ferguson to Portland" is cosponsored by USM's School of Social Work, Women & Gender Studies, Multicultural Student Affairs and the NAACP.
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Maine Youth Action Network's (MYAN) Organization ImpACT Awards The Youth & Community Engagement Programs at USM's Muskie School of Public Service, Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy was chosen as the recipient of the Maine Youth Action Network's (MYAN) Organization ImpACT Award. Pentha Burns accepted the award at the MYAN annual conference in Augusta on October 28th. Through the ImpACT Awards, MYAN recognizes and celebrates youth leadership and the support systems that empower youth. These awards showcase youth and adults who are making a positive impact on each other, their communities, and their worlds. Picture: Penthea Burns, YLAT Director and Beth Yvonne, Director of Maine Youth Action Network
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Scott W. Brown, Ph.D.
Dr. Brown has published three recent empirical papers based on research conducted in the Psychology Department Cognitive Lab. The research, using dual-task methodology to uncover interference patterns, was designed to explore the contribution of attentonal resources to time perception. All co-authors are former USM Research Assistants.
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Senegal-based artist Muhsana Ali will speak about her creative place making and community art practice, including the Mart Community Project in Mart, Texas, on Thursday, October 30.
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Join us every Wednesday (when classes are in session) for an hour of socializing and relaxation in the Honors Lounge (253 Luther Bonney). We hope to see you there!
The USM Department of English once again is presenting its annual lecture series, offering three faculty lectures on diverse topics involving critical historical and cultural analysis. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, represent the interdisciplinary and cutting-edge approach taken to scholarly work by the department faculty.
Come and join the Philosophy Dept. for a dynamic panel discussion on "William James in Focus: Willing to Believe", authored by Prof. William Gavin. Thursday, Oct 23, 1:15-2:30 pm, Glickman Library, 7th Floor, Portland Campus. Pizza will be served at 1:00 pm. Free & Open to the public.
PORTLAND, Maine – Best-selling American novelist and short-story writer, Ann Hood, will read from her latest book next month during a free, public reading to highlight the Stonecoast Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the University of Southern Maine (USM).
NEW TIME for CARDIO DANCE! Tuesday / Thursday 5:15 – 6:15 PM At USM Sullivan Recreation & Fitness Complex Effective October 28, 2014
American Studies, Ardis Cameron, Peyton Place
Cornell University Press will publish the latest book by Ardis Cameron, professor of American and New England Studies at USM. Look for "Unbuttoning America: A Biography of Peyton Place" this spring!
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USM Events

October 30, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
October 30, 2014
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Payson Smith 204
October 30, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Luther Bonney 326
October 30, 2014
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall
October 30, 2014
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
USM Community Garden, in front of Sullivan Gym, Portland Campus
October 30, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
311 Masterton Hall, 71 Bedford St., Portland campus
October 30, 2014
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
102 Wishcamper, Portland Campus
October 30, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
42 Payson Smith Hall, Portland Campus: 44 Payson Smith Hall Nov. 20 & Dec. 18
October 30, 2014
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
ASL Lab
October 30, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM