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Encyclopedia > University of Maine at Farmington

University of Maine at Farmington

Established 1864
Type Public
President Theo Kalikow
Students 2,349
Location Farmington, ME, USA
Campus Urban
Athletics 11 varsity teams
Mascot Beaver
Website www.umf.maine.edu


The University of Maine at Farmington, established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, is a public liberal arts college, and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges offering programs in teacher education, human services and arts and sciences as a part of the University of Maine System. The school is also at times referred to as UMaine Farmington or UMF for short. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Farmington is a town located in Franklin County, Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Species C. canadensis C. fiber Beavers are semi-aquatic rodents native to North America and Europe. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is an outdoor electronic music event held annually in Miami, Florida. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) is a consortium of state-supported liberal arts colleges. ... The University of Maine System (UMS) is a network of public universities in Maine. ...

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History

In March 1863, a Normal School Act passed into law, and that fall, Farmington was chosen from a list of possible locations for the first normal school, making the University of Maine Farmington the first public institution of higher education in the State of Maine.


Many early graduates attended the school for its liberal arts offerings alone. Among these were the Stanley brothers, famous for building the Stanley Steamer automobile; and John Frank Stevens, engineer of the Panama Canal. Interest in the liberal arts continued unabated until the college offered its first degree programs in the liberal arts in 1971. By the 1974-75 school year, nearly 300 students were enrolled in liberal arts majors. The 1923 Stanley Steam Car The Stanley (nicknamed Stanley Steamer) was a steam-powered automobile produced by the Stanley Motor Carriage Company. ... Portrait of John Frank Stevens John F. Stevens (25 April 1853–2 June 1943) built the Great Northern Railroad in the United States and was chief engineer on the Panama Canal. ... Two Panamax running the Miraflores Locks The Panama Canal (Spanish: ) is a major ship canal that traverses the Isthmus of Panama in Central America, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. ...


Academics

The University of Maine at Farmington has been ranked among the top schools in the liberal arts and comprehensive college categories by U.S. News & World Report in its College and university rankings for ten consecutive years (1998-2007). The University's enrollment cap of just 2,000 students enables UMF to offer a 15:1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 19. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... In higher education, college and university rankings are listings of universities and liberal arts colleges in an order determined by any combination of factors. ...


UMF offers majors in Art, Biology, Business Economics, Community Health/School Health Education, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, English, Environmental Planning and Policy, Environmental Science, Geology/Chemistry, Geology/Geography, Geography, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Music/Arts, Philosophy/Religion, Political Science/Social Science, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Secondary Education (with concentrations in Biology, English, Language Arts, Mathematics, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physical Science, Science, Social Science), Sociology/Anthropology, Special Education (with concentrations in Emotional Disturbance, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation), Theater/Arts, or Women's Studies. With the approval of the Arts and Sciences Committee, students may choose to design their own academic program through Interdisciplinary Studies or an Individualized Major.


UMaine Farmington's programs in education are nationally accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Also, Kiplinger's Personal Finance has named UMF one of the 100 best values in public colleges as well as the best value in Maine. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 to accredit teacher certification programmes at U.S. colleges and universities. ... Kiplingers magazine cover Kiplingers Personal Finance is a magazine that has been continuously published, on a monthly basis, from 1947 to the present day. ...


Athletics

The UMaine Farmington Beavers compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference, which also includes Bay Path, Becker, Castleton State, Elms, Johnson State, Lasell, Lesley, Mount Ida, and Maine rivals Husson, Maine Maritime, and Thomas. The school's official colors are maroon and white, though black is traditionally employed as a complement. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) is an athletic conference consisting of small-sized liberal arts colleges throughout the New England states of Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts. ... Bay Path College is a private college that is located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. ... Located in the heart of Massachusetts with campuses in Worcester and Leicester, Becker College is a unique New England college. ... Castleton State College is a public liberal arts college located at Castleton in the U.S. state of Vermont. ... Elms College is a coeducational private liberal arts college that is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. ... Johnson State College is a public college located in Johnson, Vermont. ... Lasell College is a private college in the Newton, Massachusetts village of Auburndale. ... Lesley University is a private university with campuses at Boston and Cambridge, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Mount Ida College is a baccalaureate, four-year liberal arts college located in Newton, Massachusetts. ... Husson College is a small college located in Bangor, Maine, USA, aptly named after its founder Chesley Husson, founded in 1898 which specializes in business and nursing. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: external link only If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... Thomas College is a small college located in Waterville, Maine, USA. It was founded in 1894 as a non-sectarian, co-educational college dedicated to career training. ...


UMaine Farmington has eleven varsity teams, including men's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer, and women's teams in basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, and volleyball. There are also club teams in cheerleading, competitive skiing, women's lacrosse, ice hockey, men's and women's rugby, swimming, and men's and women's ultimate[1]. Recent NAC champions include men's cross country (2003-2005), women's basketball (2004, 2006, 2007), women's cross country (2004-2005), women's field hockey (2003-2004, 2006), women's soccer (2003), and women's softball (2005); recent NCAA tournament appearances include women's basketball (2006), women's field hockey (2004, 2006), women's soccer (2003), and women's softball (2005). Ultimate (commonly called Ultimate Frisbee) is a non-contact competitive team sport played with a 175 gram flying disc. ... The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) is an athletic conference consisting of small-sized liberal arts colleges throughout the New England states of Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts. ...


In addition to the outdoor athletic fields and Dearborn Gymnasium, UMF has a Fitness and Recreation Center that houses has a cardio fitness area with machines; a fully-equipped and supervised weight room with free weights and weight machines; four multipurpose courts; a 1/8 mile walking/jogging track; and a 25-yard swimming pool for the use of UMF students and members of the area community.


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  Results from FactBites:
 
University of Maine at Farmington - definition of University of Maine at Farmington in Encyclopedia (117 words)
The University of Maine at Farmington is a Public Liberal Arts College located in the town of Farmington which is nestled in the foothills of "the western mountains" of Maine.
Farmington is located in Franklin county which is surrounded with numerous lakes, streams, ponds, mountains and wildlife.
Farmington is approximately 40 miles from Augusta, the state capital.
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