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"My intention at first was to transfer after about a year, but I ended up coming and I just loved it here," new champagne importer Thomas Brems said. "I decided to stay, and decided to work on my business here and keep it in Portland."
Chris Klaxton
On December 7th, Chris Klaxton, artist faculty in jazz trumpet and jazz piano at the University of Southern Maine, attended the 30th annual Boston Music Awards at the House of Blues to celebrate his collaboration on this year’s BMA Album of the Year, “Torch Song” by STL GLD, a project of hip-hop artists Moe Pope and “The Arcitype.”
The younger brother of Daniel Del Gallo — the 2017 USM graduate who earned a wrestling national championship — wants to give the Huskies another title. Peter Del Gallo, a USM sophomore, is currently ranked as Number 3 in the country.
Nicolas Dosman
On Dec. 4, the Forecaster previewed the “Magic of Christmas,” the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday show at Merrill Auditorium, highlighting assistant professor and director of choral studies at USM, Nicolás Alberto Dosman, as “a new face” in this year’s ensemble.
USM Winter is Coming
As we head into winter - please visit http://usm.maine.edu/usmalert/ to either sign up for the USM ALERT system or to ensure that your account is still active. The details of USM’s snow closing policy are listed online (including the bus schedule).
USM Update December 2017
In this episode of "The USM Update," President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about exciting new research in aquaponics and USM's School of Business, as he extends his greetings for the holiday season while introducing music the sounds of USM's School of Music Chamber Singers.
Dr. Richard Bilodeau
The minor in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE), now in its third year, seeks to expose USM students to the science behind creativity, tools they can use to train their brains and the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.
Students studying aquaponics in Bailey Hall
USM's Environmental Science and Policy students have spent the fall semester studying aquaponics, a system that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics.
artwork for the 27th annual "Home for the Holidays" gala
The USM School of Music returned home to the historic Corthell Concert Hall for its 27th year to celebrate its students at the "Home for the Holidays" scholarship gala on December 1.
STEM sister logo
The Forecaster features a new University of Southern Maine initiative aiming to help young girls in the Greater Portland area join a growing network interested in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Campus Updates

To earn the distinguished award, a student-athlete must be at least in sophomore standing both academically and athletically, have on cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the previous semester, and have been at their current institution for at least one full academic year.
The LAC Writing Center will be closed for the semester break from December 14, 2017 until January 29, 2018. Have a safe and restful break!
The Data Innovation Project and the Muskie School of Public Service hosted Professor Eric Gordon, Director of the Emerson Engagement Lab at Emerson College for a 3-hour workshop titled “Effective Public Engagement in the Digital Age.”
Jamie Picardy
One of our Food Studies professors, Jamie Picardy, is interviewed! Read more here.
Nominations may be made by an individual or a group and must begin at the department level. Departments will forward their nomination packets, including at least two external letters of recommendation, to the College Dean by December 31
FSP 200 Students
FSP 200 students enjoy a Maine-based dinner courtesy of the USM Title III Grant for Ethical Inquiry Social Responsibility Courses (EISRC ).
A pair of women's basketball players earned weekly honors from MWBCA and NEWBA after an outstanding week of games, including Rookie of the Week honors for freshman Kristen Curley
A pair of men's ice hockey players earned weekly recognition from the New England Hockey Conference, including Rookie of the Week honors for goaltender Anthony D'Aloisio.
After scoring the Huskies' game winner - on her first intercollegiate goal - USM rookie forward Shannon Colbert earned her first weekly honor from the NEHC.
Students from the Muskie School's Tourism and Hospitality program, in collaboration with Southern Maine Community College, the Confucius Institute and USM Campus Life, hosted the 5th annual Husky Harvest, a multicultural celebration with ethnic food, and entertainment on Wednesday, November 29 at the Woodbury Campus Center on USM’s Portland campus.
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USM Events

December 17, 2017
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wishcamper 133 (Portland)
December 17, 2017
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
December 18, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
USM Bookstore, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
December 18, 2017
8:00 AM
December 18, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
December 19, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
USM Bookstore, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
December 19, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
314 Forest Ave., Portland, ME- Glickman Library Arcade
December 19, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
December 20, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
USM Bookstore, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
December 20, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
314 Forest Ave., Portland, ME- Glickman Library Arcade