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Muskie School of Public Service - Wishcamper building lobby
As part of the evolution in the Muskie School of Public Service - the new Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM) prepares graduates for leadership roles in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector by developing a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge in the fields of policy, planning and management. As part of the University of Southern Maine’s Metropolitan University initiative, the program also encourages students to interact with their surrounding community, through various forms of engagement.
Southern Maine Huskies Logo
It was an exciting and successful weekend for University of Southern Maine athletics as a group of 9 student-athletes earned academic and athletic accolades.
Photo of Reza Jalali, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs
Reza Jalali, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs, was featured on WCSH-TV's "207" to promote his play, "The Poets and the Assassin."
Photo of USM student Greg Johnson and USM student Camden Ege leading the Summit Project march
The University of Southern Maine recently teamed up with the Summit Project, an organization that honors Maine's fallen service members, to help preserve the memories of those who gave their lives in the line of duty.
Congratulations to the students named to the 2014 Fall Semester Dean's Lists!
Photo of David Flanagan, President of the University of Southern Maine
David Flanagan, President of the University of Southern Maine, will take part in this month's Eggs & Issues forum on Wednesday, March 4, discussing the "Creative Economy" and how it will be a part of our future.
Photo of the 2012 Maine Science Bowl Champions from Cape Elizabeth High School
More than 100 high school students will participate in the 15th annual Maine Science Bowl on Saturday, February 28 at 9 a.m. at the University of Southern Maine's Bailey Hall on the Gorham Campus.
Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards logo
143 student winners of 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from the Maine region will be honored at a ceremony at the University of Southern Maine this Friday at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place in Talbot Lecture Hall, located inside Luther Bonney Hall at USM's Portland campus.
Photo of Lynn Kuzma, Interim Executive Director of Metropolitan University initiative
Lynn Kuzma, Ph.D., associate professor and former Dean, has been named Interim Executive Director of the Metropolitan University initiative. She, along with a soon-to-be named advisory committee, will be charged with improving the quality of education for USM students through partnerships with the Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn communities.
Photo of planets in space
Edward Gleason, astronomer and manager of the Southworth Planetarium at the University of Southern Maine, was a guest on Monday’s edition of Maine Calling on MPBN.
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Campus Updates

News and updates for Stonecoast community alumni, students, and faculty. Click on the link to read full details.
A healthy diet, physical activity and brain exercises can help slow mental decline in people at risk for dementia, a new study suggests.
For people who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim belly fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits, a new study suggests.
TALGS
Marilia Martins, current graduate student in the TESOL program at USM, was awarded Best Paper Presentation at the TESOL/Applied Linguistics Graduate Students Conference hosted by East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
DUMPED: STORIES OF WOMEN UNFRIENDING WOMEN features essays by Stonecoasters Penny Guisinger (Creative Nonfiction, S’13), Kristabelle Munson (Fiction), Alexis Paige (Creative Nonfiction, S’14), Judith Podell (Fiction, ’06), Julie L. Vandekreke (Creative Nonfiction, S’10), and faculty member Elizabeth Searle.
The fall course schedule is now available on MaineStreet. Login to MaineStreet and check the right hand column for YOUR specific date and time of registration. You must meet with your faculty advisor to obtain your pin number before registering!
summer registration
Meet your advisor to select courses or enroll through MaineStreet. There are 4, 7 and 15 week courses available. Summer term begins on Monday, May 11th
spring break
All offices will remain open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during break week (Monday March 30 - Friday April 3) The Library will not have extended hours during break. They will close at 4:30 p.m. each day.
Movie & Popcorn flyer
TO ALL Philosophy MAJORS/MINORS AND LSH MAJORS Movie Night Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind DATE: April 9th, Thursday TIME: 7:00 PM PLACE: Luther Bonny Auditorium/Talbot Hall There will be popcorn and an informal discussion about the movie and fall semester course offerings following the movie.
Movie and Popcorn flyer
TO ALL Philosophy MAJORS/MINORS AND LSH MAJORS Movie Night Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind DATE: April 9th, Thursday TIME: 7:00 PM PLACE: Luther Bonny Auditorium/Talbot Hall There will be popcorn and an informal discussion about the movie and fall semester course offerings following the movie.
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USM Events

April 1, 2015
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Lewiston/Auburn College
April 1, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
April 2, 2015
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Osher Map Library, Portland Campus
April 3, 2015
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland
April 3, 2015
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland
April 3, 2015
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
April 3, 2015
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
April 4, 2015
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
April 5, 2015
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
208 Bates Street, Lewiston, Maine
April 5, 2015
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium