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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

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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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Libby Bischof, USM associate professor of history in the Department of History and Political Science, under the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHS), has been appointed by Gov. Paul LePage to join the 15-member commission, which has oversight of the museum’s policies and operations.
For the past six years, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation has supported programs and organizations throughout Maine engaged in three broad categories of activity: Animal Welfare, Environment and Human Well-Being. Beginning this fall, the Foundation will be changing its approach to grant making in the areas of the Environment and Human Well-Being. A new integrated program entitled, "Healthy People Healthy Places", will replace the previously separate Environment and Human Well-Being program areas.
William James Lecture Poster
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.
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.
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Panel discussion "William James in Focus: Willing to Believe"
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Maine Model United Nations Program is having an open meeting for interested students on November 3rd, from 7:00-9:00 PM in Luther Bonney room 303.
HR recently sent out an email letting employees know that the University of Maine System has contracted with Cigna to continue EAP benefits for a full year after layoff. Thought we should post it here as well to help get the word out.
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USM Events

October 22, 2014
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
October 22, 2014
11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
316 Masterson
October 22, 2014
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center-The Wellness Center
October 22, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
The Well Woodbury Campus Center Portland Campus
October 22, 2014
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
LAC campus room 285
October 22, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Conference Room, Portland Campus
October 22, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
October 22, 2014
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Luther Bonney 509, Portland Campus
October 22, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Glickman Library 520
October 22, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
25 Bedford Street, Portland (Facilties Mgmt Office)