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September 2019 Alumni Update

Julie A. Davis, Director of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation at UMF.

Letter from Leadership

Director of Athletics, Fitness, and Recreation Julie A. Davis shares her perspective on the impact programming in her purview makes on students, UMF, and our host community.

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Davion Jackson attends the memorial procession for Captain Michael Bell.

UMF Pays Its Respects

The day after the tragic explosion at 313 Farmington Falls Road, the campus comes together to honor fallen Farmington firefighter Captain Michael Bell.

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Clarissa Thompson

Profiles in Pedagogy: Clarissa Thompson

In this new feature, we meet members of the faculty and learn what inspires their teaching and commitment to students at UMF, which was recognized by U.S. News and World Report for Best Undergraduate Teaching among Top Public Colleges in 2019.

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Phil Francis leads an evening discussion of syllabus readings in his Fusion First-Year Seminar, The Good Life.

Learning to Live the Good Life

Led by Assistant Professor of Religion Philip Francis, 13 first-year students begin their UMF adventure by charting their own course to a life well lived.

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Once Again, U.S. News & World Report Says We’re Among the Best.

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Mark Tyler lays down a line of paint on Leib Field

How UMF Works: September 2019

In this ongoing series on the work done to maintain and improve the campus, veteran Facilities Management staffer Mark Tyler shows what it takes to keep UMF’s athletic fields in line for a busy fall schedule.

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The 2019 UMF Women's Soccer Team

A Worthy Photo

UMF Women’s Soccer coaches Molly Wilkie ’06 and Bethany Lebel ’14 reflect on the making and meaning of this year’s team picture.

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Refresher on Farmington

Whether it’s been a year since you were last on campus or time better measured in decades, chances are good there’s been some change since you last visited Farmington. In this ongoing feature, we’ll re-introduce you to UMF, highlighting what’s distinctive about the University — and what’s worth telling the college-bound people in your life.

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UMF Alumni in the News

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reports that Dr. Marie Battiste ’71, a pioneer in indigenous education and member of the Mi’kmaq Nation, has been named an Honorary Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Andrew Parent ’21 of Scarborough, Maine

Farmington in Focus

Psychology major Andrew Parent ’21 helped improve the patient experience at Maine Medical Center this past summer. Learn how in this month’s roundup of student endeavors.

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Make sure these alumni-authored titles are on your fall reading list.

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Jessica Meservey ’15 and Ashton Carmichael ’15 wedding photo.

Alumni Weddings & Anniversaries

Send us your wedding and anniversary photos — like this shot of Jessica Meservey ’15 and Ashton Carmichael ’15 taken at their August 10 wedding— and we’ll share the details of your celebrations with the UMF community.

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The UMF Community remembers these alumni, faculty, and friends who have passed since Jan. 1, 2018.

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