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- The “Maine Stein Song” topped the record charts for eight straight weeks when UMaine alumnus and crooner Rudy Vallee recorded it in 1930.
- The “Maine Stein Song” is one of the top six university fight songs in the nation (insidecollege.com).
- The average January temperature in Orono is 3 degrees colder than Worcester, Mass.
- Maine is the happiest place to live in New England and 10th overall in the country, according to the journal Science (2010).
- Every semester, the Foster Center for Student Innovation helps more than 100 student entrepreneurs.
- The Pride of Maine marching band covers 1.1 miles during an average football halftime show.
- The oldest human artifact in UMaine’s Archaeology Lab is 12,500 years old.
- There are 15 musical ensembles on campus.
- 110 students exhibit artwork annually on campus (2011).
- The iconic cupola on Stevens Hall was built in 1924.
- 876 students are involved in musical and theater ensembles each year (2011).
- 83 students are in the Screamin’ Black Bear Pep Band (2011).
- Students use 1,043 linear feet of steel in artwork each year (2011).
- The Black Bear has been UMaine’s mascot since 1914, when a local man brought a live bear cub to a game.
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