September 2019 Alumni Update
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once Again, U.S. News & World Report Says We’re Among the Best.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make sure these alumni-authored titles are on your fall reading list.
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.