Panel on ethnicity

PORTLAND – WMPG, USM’s greater Portland community radio station, will present a live, moderated panel discussion in which people from various ethnicities and cultures will talk about their experiences.

The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the USM Luther Bonney Auditorium, Portland campus. It will also be broadcast live at 90.9 and 104.1 FM, as well as online at during the Mama Africa Show, a weekly show which airs from noon to 2 p.m. Sundays.

The participants will speak on what they value, what they find challenging or difficult about their ethnicity while living in the U.S., and what words or actions they have experienced which they never want to have repeated. The purpose of the event is to foster open discussion, mutual understanding and respect.

It is free and open to the public. It will also be audio archived online within a week after the show on


BAR HARBOR – The Bar Harbor Garden Club – St. Croix District is encouraging college students to take note of the availability of a scholarship for $1,000, open to Maine residents.

Applicants should be students majoring in, planning to major in, or planning to take a graduate degree in: horticulture, floriculture, landscape or urban design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control and/or other related fields.

The Nell Goff Scholarship will be awarded to a student entering junior or senior year or graduate school in the fall of 2008. Applications will be judged on academic record, vocational potential, vocational interests, character and financial need.

Applications are available by writing to Patricia S. Curtis, 17 Spring St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 or sending an e-mail to [email protected] They are due by March 1.

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