, the university announced plans to open a satellite campus on Cape Cod, in the former MacArthur School in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. This opened in January 2015, offering undergraduate and graduate courses in Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Secondary Education, Reading, and Special Education, and certificate programs in Business and Social Work. The campus will also offer a number of undergraduate credit courses in History beginning in summer 2015. http
, the School of Science and Mathematics, the Ricciardi School of Business and the School of Graduate Studies, were all renamed colleges. In addition, the Department of Social Work was renamed the School of Social Work. As of July 1, 2010, the former School of Arts and Sciences was split into the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Science and Mathematics.The College of Humanities and Social Sciences currently contains fifteen different departments, while the College of Science and Mathematics has six departments. The College of Education and Allied Studies has five different departments, and the Ricciardi College of Business has 3. "Academic Departments, Schools, and Colleges." Academic Departments. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2011. Ranking According to Stateuniversity.com Bridgewater State University was ranked 723rd in the 2011 “Top 2000 Ranked Colleges” based on overall school score. The University’s overall score has gone up 2.6% since 2010. Age, Size Or. "Cheapest Universities in Massachusetts (MA) (Lowest Tuition, In-State) College Stats.org." College Stats.org: University & College Data, Statistics, Facts, Maps. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. . Bridgewater State University's is ranked in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2 along with forty other colleges. "Bridgewater State College Bridgewater State University Best College US News." US News & World Report News & Rankings Best Colleges, Best Hospitals, and More. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. . Bridgewater State University is among America's oldest teacher education institutions, the first to have a building devoted to education of teachers. "Message from the Dean Dr Anna Bradfield : College of Education and Allied Studies : Bridgewater State University." Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. . Bridgewater continues today to lead in the preparation of educators as the largest producer of Massachusetts teachers, holding the highest national ranking available (Title II first quartile). "Message from the Dean Dr Anna Bradfield : College of Education and Allied Studies : Bridgewater State University." Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. . It is one of seven universities accredit in Massachusetts for teacher education according to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) " Accredited Institutions by State." NCATE: Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2011. . The university is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), the Board of Higher Education. "Public Higher Education Campuses Massachusetts Board of Higher Education." Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2011. The University is placed among Tier 3 Master's Universities (North) by US News 2010 "Bridgewater State College Profile." World Ranking Guide. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. .. The University has 108 majors in 23 areas of studies starting with the popular education, aviation, psychology, accounting, criminal justice and many others. Bridgewater State University - Acalog ACMS™. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. . The university has 30 academic departments ranging from Accounting and Finance to Theatre and Dance. Bridgewater State University - Acalog ACMS™. Web. 19 Dec. 2011. . The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) "Directory." Home. Web. 19 Dec. 2011. . Bridgewater has an acceptance rate of 65.7%, a student to teacher ratio of 22:1 and has an average score of freshman student’s having a retention rate of 79% "Bridgewater State College Bridgewater State University Academic Life Best College US News." US News & World Report News & Rankings Best Colleges, Best Hospitals, and More. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. . It is the fourth cheapest state university when it comes to undergraduate in-state tuition. Age, Size Or. "Cheapest Universities in Massachusetts (MA) (Lowest Tuition, In-State) College Stats.org." College Stats.org: University & College Data, Statistics, Facts, Maps. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. . Honors Program To be accepted into the Honors Program, an upcoming freshman must have a high school GPA of 3.3 or higher, and once inducted, the student must maintain that 3.3. If the GPA were to fall below that mark, then he or she would be put on probation for a semester. However, if GPA were to fall below 2.7, then he or she would automatically be removed from the program. More than eighty percent of the honors student’s academic work is completed in non-honors classes. To graduate with honors, a student must have twelve honors credits. A regular honors course is three credits, and the honors colloquia are worth one credit but only meet once a week for fifty minutes. Once in junior year, a student must take departmental honors classes, which are classes that specify in his or her major. The honors students receive numerous perks, such as their own section in the academic achievement center. There are five computers located in there, all hooked up to a color printer that is free. The honors students also enjoy private events such as a biannual dinner, a fall book club, and an honors thesis workshop for those who are beginning to work on their thesis. Woodward Hall is also home to the residential Honors freshman community, who currently reside on floor 3. This is where many of the private events are planned and then staged in the basement. Honors Program. N.p., 21 Mar. 2011. Web. 20 Dec. 2011. Research '''Undergraduate research''' '''Adrian Tinsley Program''' The ATP allows and encourages students to perform research in math, science, education, or humanities, or design a work in writing, art, music, or theater, regardless of academic standing. Students can propose a research topic of interest to faculty, who will act as a mentor to refine the topic and carry out research. This can be done within the semester, with financial aid to buy equipment and materials, or over an extended period during the summer with additional financial aid. Travel grants are offered to students that have the opportunity to present their work outside of campus, with travel, housing, and food expenses covered by financial aid. The NCUR (National Conference for Undergraduate Research) program is one travel option, with expenses covered, that has given many students the chance to share and view work with other students from all over the world. Undergraduate research provides students with the skills necessary for life beyond college. Hands-on experience can be written on a resume and taken directly into a field. Even if the project does not receive an award or scholarship, the mentor that assisted the research is a guaranteed reference for any future pursuit. The benefits of undergraduate research far outweigh the difficulty involved, and help students begin a successful career. Haefner, Steven and King, Teresa. The Adrian Tinsley Program. N.p., 31 Oct. 2011. Web. 2 Dec. 2011. . Grants and Sponsored Projects Faculty, staff, and librarians request significant sums of money each year to fund proposed research. In the past, such projects have proved beneficial to the university by receiving substantial monetary awards. Enright, Mia Z., Colleen M. Campbell, Diane F. Dobson, Anne E. Faria, and Selena Stanberry. "Bridgewater State University Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects Annual Report Fiscal Year 2011." . N.p., 2011. Web. 3 Dec. 2011. . '''Funding Requested per Year''' 2009 $3,848,873 2010 $7,451,097 2011 $6,312,898 '''Average Award Amounts per Year''' 2009 $33,431.34 2010 $40,243.10 2011 $43,223.00 '''Percentages Awarded per Year''' 2009 37% 2010 39% 2011 47% '''Funding Received per Year and Funding Potential''' 2011 $605,122 Previous Years $282,150 Potential (Outstanding) $2,943,906 Award Programs In addition to requested funding, faculty may be awarded stipends to conduct significant research or monetary prizes for completed work. The BSU Lifetime Faculty Research Award is presented to faculty that have shown significant research through books, journal articles, and other acceptable publications. Recipients receive a plaque and a check for $5000. The BSU Lifetime Faculty Research Award. N.p., 18 Oct. 2011. Web. 6 Dec. 2011. . Each year, the Presidential Fellows Program grants two faculty members a budget of $10,000 to spend on travel and equipment over the course of a year. Priority is given to faculty that have done detailed work in the past, planned their year thoroughly in advance, and show immediate benefit to the University. Faculty on release for research are exempt from teaching. The Presidential Fellows Program. N.p., 18 Oct. 2011. Web. 6 Dec. 2011. . The Class of 1950 Distinguished Faculty Research Award, established on the fiftieth reunion of the class of 1950, is awarded to faculty for works published in the previous year. The recipient receives a plaque and a check for $5000. The Class of 1950 Distinguished Faculty Research Award. N.p., 18 Oct. 2011. Web. 6 Dec. 2011. . The Jordan D. Fiore Award for Social Justice, named after the history professor and 1940 alumnus, is given on an annual basis to faculty doing research in the social justice field. Recipients receive a plaque and $4500. The Jordan D. Fiore Award for Social Justice. N.p., 18 Oct. 2011. Web. 6 Dec. 2011. . Athletics “Bridgewater State University has a strong athletic tradition.”. Athletics & Recreation. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 They compete at the NCAA Division III Level, BSU also are members of ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference), MASCAC (Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference), and the Little East (Little East Conference). The intercollegiate athletic program offers 21 varsity teams, including Basketball, Cross Country (Cross country running), Soccer,Swimming and diving, Tennis, Track and field, Baseball, Football (American football), and Wrestling for men. As for the women’s sports teams they include Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Track and field, Field hockey, Lacrosse, Softball, and Volleyball. BSU’s mascot is Bristaco the Bear, and the school colors are red and white. Allen, Meg, and Steven M. Face Behind Fur . N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 “For generations of Bridgewater student-athletes, being a Bear has meant being part of a proud tradition built around lessons of teamwork, selflessness and integrity; lessons which have undoubtedly proven invaluable while in college and throughout their later lives.”. CRIMSON PRIDE CLUB B.S.U's athletic booster organization. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 Not only does Bridgewater State University offer intercollegiate athletics, but they also provide Intramural athletic programs, and Club sports program. Such as Cheerleading, several dance teams, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Basketball, etc. BSU recently renovated the Swanson football field and resurfaced the track. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 Bridgewater State University athletic performance has gradually improved over the years. The bears won the Smith Trophy for the best overall Athletic Department in the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 In addition to NCAA-sanctioned varsity sports, Bridgewater State supports 10 club sports through Campus Recreation, including cheerleading, dance team, equestrian (equestrianism), hip-hop team, ice hockey, men's lacrosse (lacrosse), outdoor adventure, ultimate frisbee, skiing (alpine skiing), and women's rugby (rugby union). http: www.bsubears.com Campus_Recreation Club_Sports index Football The Bridgewater State football team has been one of the most successful athletic teams at the school since the program was started in 1960. Bridgewater State is a member of the MASCAC (Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference), which will be sponsoring football for the first time in its history beginning in 2013. Bridgewater State was formerly a founding member of the NEFC (New England Football Conference) from 1965 to 2012. The new MASCAC football conference will consist of 9 schools. These member schools are Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Westfield State University, Worcester State University, Plymouth State University, UMass-Dartmouth (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth), and Western Connecticut State University. Bridgewater State will beging MASCAC play in 2013. Head Coach Chuck Denune recently completed his 8th season as the BSU head football coach at the end of the 2012 season. The Bridgewater Bears ended the 2012 season with a 9-1 regular season record and qualified for the NCAA Division III National Tournament with an at-large bid for the 3rd time in the program's history . Bridgewater State also advanced to the NCAA Division III National Tournament in 1999 and 2000. Bridgewater State lost in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament to Widener University of West Chester, Pennsylvania by a score of 44-14. The Bears football team finished the 2012 season with a 9-2 record and came in 2nd place in the New England Football Conference. Bridgewater also hosted the 2011 (ECAC) Eastern College Athletic Conference Northeast Bowl and competed against Alfred University. Unfortunately, the Bears lost 41-10, and finished the 2011 season with a 7-4 record. Football Coaches. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 The winningest head football coach in Bridgewater State's history is Peter Mazzaferro. Coach Mazzaferro was the head football coach at Bridgewater from 1968-2004 (36 years) and is one of the winningest Division III football coaches in history. During his coaching tenure, he led the Bears to 2 NCAA D-III National Tournament appearances, 8 NEFC League Championships, 3 MASCAC Championships, and 2 ECAC Postseason appearances. With an overall coaching record of 209-157-11, Mazzaferro is the 57th winningest coach in NCAA College Football history, and he is a coaching legend in the New England region and is regarded as one of the greatest Division III college football coaches of all-time. Listed below are notable awards, accolades, and accomplishments the BSU football team have accumulated since the inception of the program in 1960. The Bears football team have only had 2 losing seasons since 1985 and have had 7 undefeated or 1-loss seasons in that same timeframe. *NCAA Division III National Tournament Qualifier - 1999, 2000, 2012 *ECAC Postseason Qualifier - 1989, 1992, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 *ECAC Northeast Bowl Champions - 2005 *ECAC North Atlantic Bowl Champions - 2006 *NEFC League Champions - 1966, 1969, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 *MASCAC Champions - 1986, 1989, 1990, 2006, 2007, 2008 Women's Basketball The Women's basketball team is also one of the more successful teams at Bridgewater State. They have been a regional power since their first season in 1982. Coach Bridgett Casey coached her 14th season at BSU. In 2007-2008, Bridgett guided the Bears to a 22-5 (.815) record and the program's first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament since 1986. The woman’s basketball team competes in the (ECAC) Eastern College Athletic Conference and the (MASCAC) Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference. The Lady Bears' basketball team has qualified for the NCAA D-3 Tournament every year since 2010, and are constantly a contender for the MASCAC Championship. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 '''Accomplishments''' *MASCAC Champions - 1984-85, 1985–86, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13 *ECAC Playoff Qualifier - 1987-88, 2005–06 *NCAA D-III Qualifier - 1982-83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13 Men’s Basketball Joe Farroba is the head coach of the Bridgewater State Men's basketball team. “Joe came to Bridgewater State and to the MASCAC as an assistant coach under former BSC Head Coach Mark Champagne in 1986.” Coach Farroba has led the Bears to postseason play eight times, including the NCAA Division III Tournament in 1999, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The Men’s basketball team also participates in the (MASCAC) Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference, and the NCAA Division III tournament. The Bears basketball team has been one of the mosdt successful teams at Bridgewater in the last 30 years. They have won numerous league and conference championships and made several appearances in the NCAA D-3 National Tournament. They finished under .500 for the first time in 10 years in 2012-2013. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 '''Accomplishments''' *MASCAC Champions - 2008-09, 2009–10 *ECAC Playoff Qualifier - 1995-96, 1996–97, 1997,98 *NCAA D-III Qualifier - 1982-83, 1998–99, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11 *NCAA D-III Sweet Sixteen - 2008-09 Women's Lacrosse The Lady Bears' Lacrosse team has statistically been the most successful athletic team in Bridgewater State's history. They have been one of the most dominant woman's lacrosse teams in the Northeast Region and have won dozens of championships and qualified for numerous NCAA Tournaments. The Lady Bears won the NEWLA regular season and tournament titles for the 7th straight season and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2013. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011, bsubears.com '''Accomplishments''' *NEWLA Champions - 1999, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 *ECAC Playoff Qualifier - 1986, 1987, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008 *MASCAC Champions - 2013, 2014 *NCAA D-III Qualifier - 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Baseball The Bridgewater State baseball team has been a dominant force in the New England region for decades. They have made dozens of postseason appearances and won several league and regional championships. Bridgewater State has one of the highest all-time winning percentages (.645) in the country. They have made it to the NCAA D-III World Series 3 times, and have placed in the Elite Eight twice there. They have also produced a handful of Division 3 All-Americans and All-Region players. Below is a list of accomplishments and accolades. '''Accomplishments''' *MASCAC Champions - 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012 *ECAC Playoff Qualifier - 1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, 2005 *ECAC Playoff Champions - 1986 *NCAA D-III Qualifier - 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2011, 2012 *NCAA D-III New England Regional Qualifier - 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012 *NCAA D-III New England Regional Champions - 1996 *NCAA D-III Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions - 1997 *NCAA D-III World Series Finals - 1996 (3rd Place), 1997 (7th Place) Campus Media WBIM WBIM-FM 91.5, (originally known as “We're Bridgewater Instructional Media”) is one of the longest running and one of few fully student-run college radio stations in the Northeast and has been on the air since November, 1972. WBIM-FM specializes in up-and-coming artists, alternative rock, and indie rock. The station promotes the programs through Facebook, Twitter, and their website, which also streams the music live during every show. Information Technology Bridgewater State University has aggressively upgraded its technology in the last decade; it was recognized as a wired school by ''Yahoo! Internet Life'' magazine. The college was also named the 6th most unwired (i.e., wireless) campus in the USA by Intel. Nearly 100% of campus floorspace is covered by a 802.11g and 802.11a wireless network. Beginning in the fall of 2004, all freshmen (freshman) students were required to have a laptop computer. The college has a special arrangement with Dell Computers for laptops, or students may purchase their own. Support (by fellow BSU students) and "loaner" laptops are provided at the Moakley Center and the Maxwell Library. Special Features Bridgewater State University is one of the few public colleges in the United States to have its own commuter train station (MBTA) directly on the campus grounds. The commuter station divides east and west campus while an underpass allows pedestrian traffic between, along with a railroad crossing on the edge of the campus. Bridgewater State University is one of the few higher education institutions in New England to have its own dedicated transit system (established in January 1984). The system is student-operated with administrative support. Student supervisors train fellow students in their pursuit to obtain their Commercial Driver's License. The transit system operates transit buses, a coach bus, and a fleet of auxiliary vehicles. This service provides transportation for students, staff, visitors, and the surrounding community, on and off campus grounds. Bridgewater State University has a student-run radio station, 91.5 WBIM FM. Early years Corwin was born in Norwell, Massachusetts in 1967, where he attended Norwell High School ( Norwell High School (Massachusetts)), then went on to spend his freshman year of college at the Eastern Nazarene College, in Quincy, Massachusetts. Later he attended Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Animal Planet website: Biography of Jeff Corwin Jeff has bachelor of science degrees in biology and anthropology. He conducted his graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, obtaining a master (Master's degree) of science in wildlife and fisheries (fishery) conservation (Habitat conservation) and doing work on bats and snakes. In 1999, Bridgewater awarded Corwin an honorary doctorate in public education. children alma_mater Bridgewater State College (Bridgewater State University) Boston University title1 Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 1st Bristol and Plymouth District On February 18, 2009, WNAC launched an hour-long lifestyle and entertainment magazine-type program called ''The Rhode Show'' that aired weekday mornings at 8AM. A new secondary set for the show was built with a fully functional kitchen. The show was previously hosted by the weekday morning news anchor teams (Vince DeMentri & Elizabeth Hopkins from February 2009 - March 2010, Patrick Little & Elizabeth Hopkins from March 2010 - November 2010, and Patrick Little & Danielle North from November 2010 - December 2011). A third host for a period of one year was found annually through open audition in a contest titled ''The Rhode Show Search for a Star''. In 2008, Boston-area radio deejay Shawn Tempesta won the contest out of over 140 people. In 2009, Cranston (Cranston, Rhode Island) comedian Ben Hague beat out over 100 other hopefuls. Bridgewater State University graduate Michaela Johnson of East Providence (East Providence, Rhode Island) won the honor in 2010. During the week, ''The Rhode Show'' was streamed live on WNAC's website. The main channel re-aired the show weekday afternoons at 1PM with WNAC-DT2 (MyRITV) (WNAC-DT2) doing the same at 4PM. On February 18, 2009, WNAC launched an hour-long lifestyle and entertainment magazine-type program called ''The Rhode Show'' that aired weekday mornings at 8AM. A new secondary set for the show was built with a fully functional kitchen. The show was previously hosted by the weekday morning news anchor teams (Vince DeMentri & Elizabeth Hopkins from February 2009 - March 2010, Patrick Little & Elizabeth Hopkins from March 2010 - November 2010, and Patrick Little & Danielle North from November 2010 - December 2011). A third host for a period of one year was found annually through open audition in a contest titled ''The Rhode Show Search for a Star''. In 2008, Boston-area radio deejay Shawn Tempesta won the contest out of over 140 people. In 2009, Cranston (Cranston, Rhode Island) comedian Ben Hague beat out over 100 other hopefuls. Bridgewater State University graduate Michaela Johnson of East Providence (East Providence, Rhode Island) won the honor in 2010. During the week, ''The Rhode Show'' was streamed live on WNAC's website. The main channel re-aired the show weekday afternoons at 1PM with WNAC-DT2 (MyRITV) (WNAC-DT2) doing the same at 4PM. group2 Four-year and above list2 Bridgewater State University • Fitchburg State University • Framingham State University • Massachusetts College of Art and Design • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts • Massachusetts Maritime Academy • Salem State University • University of Massachusetts Amherst • University of Massachusetts Boston • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth • University of Massachusetts Lowell • University of Massachusetts Medical School • Westfield State University • Worcester State University - Bridgewater State University Bears Bridgewater (Bridgewater, Massachusetts) Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference -
, Quebec City Sainte-Foy Club de curling Etchemin, Saint-Romuald DATE OF BIRTH January 19, 1976 PLACE OF BIRTH Amos (Amos, Quebec), Quebec DATE OF DEATH birth_date '''Martin Lemay''' (born March 19, 1964 in Amos, Quebec) is a politician in Quebec, Canada. He is the Parti Québécois (PQ) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) for Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques in the National Assembly of Quebec.
History The name means “place of comal (comal (cookware))s” a type of cooking vessel. Comala means place of comals derived from the word comalli with the suffix –an meaning place from Nahuatl. The municipal seal was created by Alvaro Gabrial Rivera Muñoz and chosen during a contest held in 1984. It contains emblematic images related to the municipality such as the volcano, a walnut tree, the former hacienda of San Antonio, the Carrizalillos Lake, a glyph for a comal and the ceramic dog figures that characterize Colima. The first humans to Colima were estimated to arrive around 3,000 years ago. The area has evidence of Olmec, Nahua (Nahua peoples), Toltec and Chichimeca habitation or influence. However, after the 12th century, the dominant culture here was the P’urhépecha until the Spanish arrived. The town of Comala has pre Hispanic roots along with neighboring Suchitlán and Zacualtipan in the municipality. After the Conquest (Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire), the Comala area became an encomienda under Bartolomé López in 1527. The area was evangelized by the Franciscans, establishing the chapel of Ajuchitlán. By 1554, the villages of Comala, Suchitlán and Zacualpan were officially established under Spanish rule. Sometime before 1815, it became a semi autonomous Indian Republic with its own governor. It became a municipality in 1820 with Cayetano Pizarro as the first mayor under Spanish law, and again in 1857 under that year’s constitution. It has conserved this political organization to the present day. In 1883, a German businessman by the name of Arnold Vogel established the first coffee plantation in the municipality. This plantation would spur agricultural and industrial development in the area. The first electrical plant in the state of Colima called El Remate was built in 1906, supplying electricity to Comala, Colima and Villa de Alvarez. A train line connecting the city of Colima to the Cerro Grande to ship lumber began to function in 1910. Suchitlán was the site of the area’s first ejido in 1918. The Cristero War in the mid 1920s was particularly divisive in the state of Colima. The municipality has two strongholds of Cristeros, those who opposed the liberal reforms of the area against the Catholic Church. One was located in the Cerro Grande and the other near the edge of the Colima Volcano. In 1961, the town decided to paint itself white as a way to distinguish itself from the surrounding communities. Today, it is filled with structures with white walls and red tile roofs. The Vasco de Quiroga School of Social Work was established in the town, the first of its kind in the state. The Escuela de Artesanías con Diseños (School of Handcrafts with Design) was established in 1969, and the Centro Estatal de Menors was established in 1981. The historic center of the town was declared a Historic Monument Zone by presidential decree in 1988. In the 1990s, the Zacualpan- Colima
title Research publisher Birmingham City University accessdate 2008-03-06 Following the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the ''Birmingham Post'' reported that more than 70 per cent of research work submitted by Birmingham City University—including in business and management studies, education, English, social work and social policy, and town and country planning—was "officially recognised
to include one K-8 elementary school in Thompson, École Communautaire La Voie du Nord. Located within Burntwood School, this district allows children receive instruction in French with peers in a Francophone culture. Although there is some demand for a private school, Thompson is not home to any at this time. Thompson is home to one of the two main campuses of the University College of the North, as well as the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Social Work branch in the region. Attractions '''Shopping and Services''' Thompson is the shopping and service Hub of the North. It is home to numerous types of store and services including: car and recreational vehicle dealerships, furniture stores, jewelry stores, fitness facilities, an art gallery, a day spa, several national cloth-ing stores, hardware, building supplies, and grocery chains in addition to a variety of local merchants. Shopping centers in Thompson: • City Center Mall • Plaza Shopping Center • Westwood Mall • Burntwood Plaza • Southwood Mall '''Restaurants''' There are over 30 restaurants in Thompson offering a variety of cuisine ranging from na-tional franchise to local restaurants. Visit www.thompson.ca to view listing. '''Accommodations''' Thompson has a wide range of accommodations available: hotel and motels. In total, there are over 650 guest rooms available within the city. Camping facilities are located nearby at both McCreedy Campground and Paint Lake Provincial Park. For more information visit the Business Directory at www.thompson.ca. Spirit Way thumb right Several Spirit Way wolves, downtown Thompson. (File:2009-0520-CDNtrip003-Thompson-wolves.jpg) In 2008, Thompson debuted the Spirit Way, a two-kilometre (1.25 mi) walking and biking pathway with 16 points of interest that highlight Thompson’s art, heritage, culture, industry, geology, and scenery; two more points are planned. The pathway includes a large wolf mural painted by Charles Johnston, and is a reproduction of Robert Bateman (Robert Bateman (naturalist))'s painting "Wolf Sketch" (1990). The ). There is no year round road service to the mostly Cree people. A winter road is in place only a few months a year. Air service at Brochet Airport is the main link outside the community. It takes roughly one hour to reach Brochet from Thompson, Manitoba by air, and approximately 4 to 6 hours via winter road from Lynn Lake, Manitoba depending on road conditions. Easterville is located at the northern terminus of Manitoba Provincial Road 327. It is approximately 20 km north of Provincial Highway 60 (Manitoba Highway 60), the major roadway in the area which connects Highway 6 (Manitoba Highway 6) (to Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba)) and Highway 10 (Manitoba Highway 10) (to Flin Flon). The community is also serviced by Easterville Airport, located just to the east of the town. The facility is located at the nearby airport in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. The Extreme Cold Weather Test Facility offers vehicle testing in extremely cold weather conditions, and with ice and snow, during the winter months from around November 1 to April 30. Thompson (Thompson (Manitoba riding)): Blain Johnston '''Blain Johnston''' was born in Winnipeg. He became the first medical doctor to work in the northern Manitoba community of Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) in 1957, serving as head of the Thompson Clinic and representing northern Manitoba on the Manitoba Medical Association. Blain's son Tim Johnston has written about his father's practice for the Heritage North Museum. See Tim Johnston, Community Memories, Heritage North Museum, accessed 19 October 2009. Johnston initially opted out of Manitoba's medicare (medicare (Canada)) program in 1969 and encouraged other doctors in Thompson to do the same. ''Winnipeg Free Press'', 14 January 1969, p. 28. Johnston's son, Tim Johnston (Tim Johnston (politician)), was elected mayor of Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) in 2006 (Manitoba municipal elections, 2006).
'''Birdwell''' is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. - 100px (File:Barnsley Town Hall (1).jpg) Barnsley Unparished area align "right" 65,188 Barnsley (Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley) Barnsley County Borough (Barnsley) A Vision of Britain Through Time : ''Barnsley County Borough'' Retrieved 2009-08-26 Office for National Statistics : ''Census 2001 : Table KS01 : Usual Resident Population'' Ardsley; Athersley; Central; Cudworth (part); Monk Bretton; North West; Park; Royston (part); and South West wards. Retrieved 2009-08-26 - - 100px (File:Billingley - Pylons.jpg) Billingley Civil parish align "right" 177 Barnsley (Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley) Hemsworth Rural District (Hemsworth Rural District) A Vision of Britain Through Time : ''Hemsworth Rural District'' Retrieved 2009-08-26 Office for National Statistics : ''Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Barnsley'' Retrieved 2009-08-26 - - 100px (File:Brierley - Mining Wheel.jpg) Brierley Town align "right" 5,973 Barnsley (Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley) Hemsworth Rural District (Hemsworth Rural District) - - 100px (File:Cawthorne Village.jpg) Cawthorne Civil parish align "right" 1,108 Barnsley (Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley) Penistone Rural District (Penistone Rural District) A Vision of Britain Through Time : ''Penistone Rural District'' Retrieved 2009-08-26 - - 100px (File:Cudworth - Sunny Afternoon.jpg) Cudworth (Cudworth, South Yorkshire) Unparished area align "right" 9,099 Barnsley (Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley) Cudworth Urban District (Cudworth, South Yorkshire) A Vision of Britain Through Time : ''Cudworth Urban District'' Retrieved 2009-08-26 ref>