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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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Campus Updates

Greg Burns, a USM School of Nursing graduate and a nurse at HomeHealth Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine in Saco, ME was nominated as a finalist for the 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year Award. For the past 24 years, his focus has been pediatrics and he's been a strong advocate for children.
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Cheryl Sarton, USM Doctorate of Nursing Practice & Graduate Nursing Program Coordinator helped welcome Bent Høie, Norway’s Minister of Health and Care Services, and a team of eight delegates, to Maine and the United States.
The aim is to stimulate and broaden the minds of teachers so as to improve and enhance the quality of their instruction. Grants are primarily for travel and related expenses.
Join Josh on Thursday, October 30, 4-5PM to talk about thesis statements, organization, drafting, or any other part of the process that you have questions about. Meet with fellow students and Writing Center staff and tackle your paper without fear. In the 187 conference room.
We have two upcoming study groups on Conversions in the Sciences: Tuesday, October 28 at noon and Thursday, October 30 at 3:45. Meet with Ben and Vic on Tuesday or Vanna on Thursday and get a handle on conversions.
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The Campus Re-Key Project is currently under way- as part of the process each individual employee will need to submit a Re-Key Project Key Request form. If you have not already done so, please submit as soon as possible. Click for more details.
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Youth in Action: Side x Side and USM have been awarded a $1.9 million Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) grant to use for a four-year-long, arts-education program, titled “Project Imagine,” in the Portland Public Schools.
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Maine Millennials Mentoring (M3), a peer-run mentoring group aimed at supporting millennials in creating their futures, will begin holding sessions at the USM Portland campus. All students, regardless of age, are welcome.
The Writing Center is open Monday-Thursday 10AM-5PM and Friday 1PM-5PM visit usm.askonline.net "WRITING ONLINE AT LAC" for additional online hours.
2014 William B. Wise Banquet to Honor 148 USM Student-Athletes
Since 1988, the USM Department of Athletics has recognized its student-athletes who have achieved tremendous success in the classroom while balancing the challenge of competing at the intercollegiate level. On November 9, 2014, USM will recognize 148 of its nearly 500 student-athletes who have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
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USM Events

October 25, 2014
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
October 25, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
October 25, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
October 25, 2014
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
October 25, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
October 26, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM
October 26, 2014
12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
October 26, 2014
2:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
October 26, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
October 27, 2014
12:00 AM to 8:00 PM