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images of painted buoys
USM visiting artist Natasha Mayers has led Immigrant and refugee teens from the Portland Public Schools to paint buoys depicting the flags of 40 countries.
Photo of American Flag
The work of USM's Veterans Services office was praised in a recent report by the State of Maine calling for the expansion and revamping of Maine's Bureau of Veterans Services.
Photo of Muskie School of Public Professor Joseph McDonnell
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Joseph McDonnell, professor of Public Policy and Management in the Muskie School of Public Service, reflected on the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a Portland Press Herald op-ed.
Photo of Reza Jalali, coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs at USM
Reza Jalali, coordinator of multicultural student affairs at the University of Southern Maine, was recently quoted in a Portland Press Herald story on an exhibit highlighting the personal stories of immigration through photography.
portrait photo of Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.
A respected speaker who has garnered nationwide media attention for helping people to make changes in pursuit of equity and justice, Dr. Eddie Moore Jr, plans to address issues of diversity, power and leadership in two days of planned events at USM's Portland and Lewiston campuses.
Professor Christine Maher in the field
Maine's groundhogs will likely sleep in for their own Feb. 2 holiday, waking instead around Valentine's Day with desire for a mate, says expert Christine Maher, a USM professor of biology.
USM "Think Pink" Atheletic Department Logo
USM basketball and track teams are ‘Thinking Pink’ in an effort to raise funds for cancer research and the women's ice hockey team is supporting veterans through the Wounded Warrior project. USM takes pride in hosting these student-athlete annual charitable events because they are an important philanthropy opportunity that gives us a chance to give back to our community.
Photo of Dr. Brian Toy (left) and USM Athletic Training student Leah Dell with her EATA Quiz Bowl prize
The other prize? The quiz bowl victory assures her a place in the National Athletic Trainers' Association student quiz bowl as the representative for District One of the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association.
Photo of Justin Levesque '10
Learn about the ICELANDx207 project from Levesque and get behind-the-scenes access into his workspace. Plus, hear how the whole idea was possible thanks to the lessons he learned and the connections he made from attending USM.
Time Warner Cable building
Ed Sihler, the technical director for the Maine Cyber Security Cluster at the University of Southern Maine warned people about the need for precaution regarding their personal information after the Time Warner Cable data breach, in an article in the Morning Sentinel.
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Gorham Recreation Third & Fourth Grade Basketball Teams
Celebrating its long-standing partnership with the Town of Gorham, USM Athletics is hosting its "Town of Gorham" Night during its Little East Conference basketball doubleheader. Women's basketball plays at 5:30, followed by the men's team at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10. At halftime of each game, members of the Gorham Recreation 3rd & 4th grade basketball teams will scrimmage.
Husky alums Stacey and Jesse Coleman will present their strength & conditioning expertise with USM student-athletes
Professor Stairs-Davenport reading to her niece
Dr. Stairs-Davenport challenges students in the Literacy, Language, and Culture Program at USM to read to a child for 15 minutes and post a photo to social media. Dr. Stairs-Davenport and her niece Lily read Amazing Animals. Join them at #ReadtoME. More information about the challenge and resources for supporting daily read alouds may be found at the Maine DOE website: http://www.maine.gov/doe/readtome/
Professor Stairs-Davenport reading to her niece
Dr. Stairs-Davenport challenges students in the Literacy, Language, and Culture Program at USM to read to a child for 15 minutes and post a photo to social media. Dr. Stairs-Davenport and her niece Lily read Amazing Animals. Join them at #ReadtoME. More information about the challenge and resources for supporting daily read alouds may be found at the Maine DOE website: http://www.maine.gov/doe/readtome/
USM Athletic Training Student Leah Dell wins quiz bowl, earns scholarship at Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association conference.
Poster for Caucus Event 2016
The Department of History and Political Science is presenting an event February 25th, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm, 102 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus. The lecture will cover the basics of the Maine Caucus.
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Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern For Others And The Common Good Through College Admissions
Paul Dexter, Coordinator of Learning Support at USM, returns to deliver his very popular "Presentation Skills" talk to USM student-athletes as part of USM's Huskies' Full Potential program.
Dr. John Marshall and his daughters
We are sadden to report that our USM colleague John Marshall passed away last 12/18/15 at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough. Professor Marshall taught here for the past 20 years in the Department of Technology on the Gorham campus. John was a true educator. His passion was teaching and his students always came first. He also loved to tell jokes, which is why his family asks that you honor his memory by sharing a joke with someone you know. John’s family also asks that donations be made to: USM Advancement and Donor Services for the Dr. John Allen Marshall Scholarship, P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04014. John’s full obituary can be found at http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=john-a-marshall&pid=176962610&fhid=6223
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USM Events

February 7, 2016
12:00 AM to 7:00 PM
at Trinity College
February 7, 2016
12:00 AM to 7:00 PM
at Trinity College
February 7, 2016
12:00 AM to 7:00 PM
at Trinity College
February 7, 2016
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
February 8, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Cafeteria
February 8, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
216 Bailey Computer Lab - Portland Campus
February 8, 2016
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brooks Cafeteria, Gorham Campus
February 8, 2016
12:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center
February 8, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
February 8, 2016
4:00 PM
Lewiston Public Library