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Julia Clukey
Olympian luger Julia Clukey will be the guest speaker at USM's celebration of Upward Bound's 50th anniversary.
USM President David Flanagan
University of Maine System Chancellor James Page and Board of Trustees recruit renowned business and policy leader to guide USM through a critical transition.
Characters from the film Frozen
Free popcorn and snow cones will be served at the free shooing of the Disney hit, "Frozen!" Come one and all on Friday, July 25!
Over 6,000 Students Contacted as Student Leaders Go Extra Mile to Ensure an Inclusive and Fair Selection Process
USM President Theo Kalikow
“Theo took on a difficult job at USM at my urging and handled the assignment with determination and grace," said University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page.
Sign for Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Who says online courses allow students to do coursework at home? This new summer online course requires students to spend time in a canoe or kayak on the trail!
Congratulations to the University of Southern Maine students named to the Spring 2014 Dean's Lists!
Congratulations to our Student Leadership Award recipients!
Tin Man, Dorothy, Scarecrow & Lion in The Wizard of Oz
Don't miss USM's screening of "The Wizard of Oz" on the roof of the Portland campus parking garage. Free and open to all ages on Tuesday, June 17.
Congratulations to faculty and staff who received emeritus status in 2014!
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Campus Updates

USM Day of Service
USM and The Office of Community Based Learning had a big academic year! Attached you will find the 2013-2014 Academic Year Annual Report from the Office of Community Based Learning
There is unanimity among the Board of Trustees and strong consensus across the community that the University of Southern Maine must change to address our financial and competitive challenges. We mus act decisively if this institution is to remain a viable, valuable and affordable pathway to opportunity and advancement for the Portland and Lewiston-Auburn regions. And we will.
USM Ron Schmidt political science University of Southern Maine
MPBN’s “Maine Calling” will feature CAHS’s Ron Schmidt as a guest panelist at 12 noon, Thursday, July 24, at The Cumberland Club, Portland. Free tickets are available.
This Friday, 7/25 two simultaneous Lunch n Laugh events will take place on the Gorham and Portland campuses.
Dr. Thompson awarded 2014-2015 Provost Research Fellowship. His research project will explore the links between family socioeconomic status and cognitive development.
Save the date MOT Pinning Ceremony
OLLI Fall 2014 Catalog
OLLI Fall 2014 Catalog now online!
Tim Siebles
Stonecoast faculty member Tim Seibles will receive the 13th triennial Saginaw Valley State University Board of Fellows Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize.
Dr. H. Bruce Rinker photo.
Dr. H. Bruce Rinker, adjunct faculty member in the Program in Tourism & Hospitality and a member of the program's external advisory board, has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Valley Conservation Council (VCC) headquartered in Staunton, Virginia. Dr. Rinker will remain affiliated with his current employer, the Biodiversity Research Institute in Gorham, Maine, as an adjunct scientist to assist with its Mexico programs, which he helped to establish.
Screen shot of Maine Sunday Telegram's Source section.
The Sunday, June 6th edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram features a section on sustainable tourism, with a guest commentary by Tourism & Hospitality program chair Dr. Kreg Ettenger. Ettenger answers the question "What is sustainable tourism?" by suggesting that while travel itself might be inherently unsustainable, its ability to insprire love of places can also be "restorative and transformative, leading to more sustainable and livable communities and to diverse and healthy landscapes."
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USM Events

July 26, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 28, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
USM Stone House, located at Wolfe's Neck on Casco Bay, in Freeport, Maine.
July 28, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 28, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 29, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 29, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 30, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 30, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 31, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 31, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium