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USM's EPA WasteWise award for 2014
As the world celebrates Earth Week, USM celebrates receiving the EPA's 2014 WasteWise award for College/University Partner of the Year. In addition, USM is hosting several events throughout the week, including on Earth Day (4/22), a talk with Lisa Pohlman, Executive Director of the Natural Resource Council of Maine and an event honoring Mother Earth with Native American food, storytelling, drumming and more.
Photo of Provost Joseph McDonnell Sino-American International Research Forum
The University of Southern Maine is co-hosting the Sino-American International Research Forum with the National Association for African American Studies on April 20 - 21, 2015 in USM’s Abromson Building on the Portland Campus. The event is free and open to the public. 32 research faculty, 9 students and 10 visiting faculty from Guangxi Normal University will present their research.
Photo of 2015 EqualityMaine Partners in Equality award awarded to USM
The USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity has received EqualityMaine’s 2015 Partners in Equality Award, which recognizes outstanding work and collaboration by a coalition partner organization.
Photo of Alternative Spring Break students in front of Sarah's House of Baltimore
Instead of spending spring break vacationing in a warmer climate or visiting family, a group of University of Southern Maine students decided to use their week off to do some good for some people in need in Baltimore, Maryland.
Photo of Trish Knight, USM graduate student and SMART Lab instructor, and Phoebe Brown, student at the SMART Learning Lab
The SMART Learning Lab provides free and low-cost after-school tutoring for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Learn about what the program is doing for its students and the USM graduate students who serve as instructors.
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!
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Campus Updates

National Poetry Month
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Open Mic Poetry Night, Wednesday, April 29th, at the Gorham Library!
Some of the Maine Historical Society’s recipes are on display through May 31 in the small, eclectic and engaging exhibit “Sugar and Spice: Our Vintage Recipes.”
Joshua Dodge, a political science major, is interning this semester at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York City. While working in the Host Country Affairs division, Joshua interacted with diplomats from other missions and drafted cables for the State Department. He even got to meet Ban Ki-moon, current Secretary General of the United Nations. Congratulations Joshua!
Professor Abe Peck Contributes to Maine Voices in the Portland Press Herald.
WGS Alum Julia Davidson and former Director of Women & Gender Studies Wendy Chapkis, 2013 Awards Reception
The USM WGS "Celebration of Feminist Creativity and Community” Awards Reception in the University Events Room of the Glickman Family Library ​from ​6:30-7:30 PM on evening of April 27, 2015, following the Women & Gender Studies Student Research Symposium 5:00-6:30 PM.
Summer 2015 Program offerings at USM Sullivan Rec & Fitness Complex
USM Students Completed over 76,000 Internship Hours this Semester!! Most Located in Greater Portland
USM Husky Day of Service
70 USM students, staff, faculty and alumni showed their Husky spirit and gave back to the Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston-Auburn communities.
Andrew Coburn, Zach Croll, John Gale, Jean Talbot, and Erika Ziller of the Maine Rural Health Research Center presented their research at the 38th Annual National Rural Health Association Annual Conference held in Philadelphia April 14-18.
photo: John Gale at national Rural Health Association
John Gale, Senior Research Associate with the Maine Rural Health Research Center, was presented with the 2015 National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Volunteer of the Year Award at NRHA's 38th Annual Rural Health Conference April 16 in Philadelphia. To view the video go to :
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USM Events

April 25, 2015
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
USM, Woodbury Campus Center Parking Lot, 45 Bedford Street, Portland Maine
April 25, 2015
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Baseball/Softball fields
April 25, 2015
2:00 PM
Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road, Gorham
April 25, 2015
7:30 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus
April 25, 2015
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
April 26, 2015
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Field House, Gorham Campus
April 26, 2015
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sullivan Gymnasium, Portland Campus of the University of Southern Maine. 66 Falmouth Street, Portland ME
April 26, 2015
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
USM Sullivan Recreation & Fitness Complex, 66 Falmouth Street, Portland
April 26, 2015
12:00 PM
YWCA (130 East Avenue, Lewiston)
April 26, 2015
2:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus