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An undergraduate student shares her view on the opportunities to be an activist at USM.
"All for Ally" bone marrow registry drive at USM
A growing list of area colleges and universities have joined USM in holding bone marrow registry drives in hopes of finding a cure for USM’s Ally Little.
Stonecoast MFA
In 15 years, Stonecoast MFA has built a growing reputation as one of the finest programs of its kind in the country. It's a low-residency program, meaning that students spend most of the year at their homes and workplaces, interacting one-on-one with faculty and other students by e-mail, phone and Skype. And then, every January and July, they get together in Southern Maine for intensive 10-day-long residencies.
Michael Hillard, Food Studies Program executive director
On Tuesday, March 21, USM's new Food Studies Program celebrated with an official program launch event at the Glickman Family Library.
On Wednesday, April 5 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., the Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts will present the lecture “Bound to be together: Gray Parrot, Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press,” presented by Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford, England. The lecture will take place in the University Events Room on the 7th floor of the Glickman Family Library in Portland. The event is free and open to the public.
propaganda poster from WWI
On Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., the Osher Map Library will celebrate the opening of a new exhibition of World War I maps and propaganda in recognition of the 100 year anniversary of America’s entry into the war in March of 1917. A special lecture by Holly Korda titled "Knitting for Victory in WWI: How the Red Cross Mobilized the Nation to Knit and Helped Win the War" will take place at 6 p.m.
Photo of the cast of "Pump Boys & Dinettes", courtesy of the Portland Press Herald
Two USM School of Music alumni, Sarah Sturdivant, ‘03 and Kevin Smith, ‘05 are featured in "Pump Boys & Dinettes" at the Biddeford City Theater.
USM's longtime student newspaper, The Free Press, was honored March 14 with awards for design and overall quality by the College Media Association in New York City.
Stock image of a digital padlock on top of computer code
In the interview, Sihler discussed the recent publishing of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents by WikiLeaks.
image of the two presidents signing the agreement
USM President Glenn Cummings and Ari Kristinn Jónsson, the president of Iceland's Reykjavik University, have signed an agreement aimed at expanding the relationship between the two schools and providing more opportunities for student and faculty exchanges.
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Campus Updates

Recovery Oriented Campus Center
The ROCC provides life-saving training for local community Posted on March 18, 2017 in News By USM Free Press
Bailey Hall
The GIS Labs at USM provide dedicated space, higher-end computers, industry-leading software, and equipment to learn and apply the technology.
Catharine Wilder Guiles Scholarship Application is now available
Join your fellow staff and faculty for a day of fun at 20 awesome community organizations, including: Preble Street, Garbage to Garden, Goodwill, Portland Gear Hub, Girls on the Run, Cultivating Community, Animal Refuge League, Rippleffect, Partners for World Health, and more!
Research data and "Box" Cloud data storage
A Discussion with Television Critic Neil Genzlinger ‘77
This year on April 15th the Geography-Anthropology Student Association (GASA) will hold its 11th annual Knapp-In on the Gorham campus. For over a decade now GASA has hosted an on-campus event in which attendees are taught to make stone tools, to practice ancient spear-hunting techniques, and to learn about prehistoric peoples.
CTEL has developed a tool for faculty to define course modality
CTEL Hosts Successful Workshop
CTEL workshop with School of Education Success!
Congratulations to Anita Stewart-McCafferty and Jody Capelluti for the publication of their article: Text, Tweet or Take Time Off, which appears in the February 2017 issue of Principal Leadership, a publication of the National Association of School Principals.
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USM Events

March 27, 2017
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March 27, 2017
(All day)
March 27, 2017
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
March 27, 2017
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
March 27, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
March 27, 2017
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
The ROCC
March 28, 2017
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
March 28, 2017
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
The Recovery Oriented Campus Center (The ROCC)
March 28, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
March 28, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM