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UMass Founders Day has cake, social-media campaign

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst pastry chef Simon Stevenson serves a slice of cake to UMass sophomore Divija Mohan from a replica of the Old Chapel he created for the Founders Day celebration on Goodell Lawn Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts Amherst pastry chef Simon Stevenson serves a slice of cake to UMass sophomore Divija Mohan from a replica of the Old Chapel he created for the Founders Day celebration on Goodell Lawn Monday.
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  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, right, is determined to tackle the issue of bullying in the workplace.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, right, is determined to tackle the issue of bullying in the workplace.
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  • UMass pastry chef Simon Stevenson serves slices of the Founders Day birthday cake.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    UMass pastry chef Simon Stevenson serves slices of the Founders Day birthday cake.
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  • University of Massachusetts students flocked to the Goodell lawn Monday for a Founders Day celebration and  free cookout.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts students flocked to the Goodell lawn Monday for a Founders Day celebration and free cookout.
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  • These cupcakes were specially decorated for the Founders Day free campus cookout on the University of Massachusetts Goodell lawn Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    These cupcakes were specially decorated for the Founders Day free campus cookout on the University of Massachusetts Goodell lawn Monday.
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  • Blue Star Equiculture operations manager Paul Moshimer, aboard an 1890 Anderson carriage, drives a team of Percherons, Mario, 7, foreground, and Remix, 6, for visitors to the University of Massachusetts Founders Day celebration on Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Blue Star Equiculture operations manager Paul Moshimer, aboard an 1890 Anderson carriage, drives a team of Percherons, Mario, 7, foreground, and Remix, 6, for visitors to the University of Massachusetts Founders Day celebration on Monday.
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  • Blue Star Equiculture operations manager Paul Moshimer, in the driver's seat of an 1890 Anderson carriage, drives his Percheron draft team of Mario, left, 7 and Remix, 6,  for visitors to the University of Massachusetts Founders Day celebration on Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Blue Star Equiculture operations manager Paul Moshimer, in the driver's seat of an 1890 Anderson carriage, drives his Percheron draft team of Mario, left, 7 and Remix, 6, for visitors to the University of Massachusetts Founders Day celebration on Monday.
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  • University of Massachusetts Amherst chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announces the $300 million goal of the UMass Rising Capital Campaign during a Founders Day celebration on Goodell Lawn Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts Amherst chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announces the $300 million goal of the UMass Rising Capital Campaign during a Founders Day celebration on Goodell Lawn Monday.
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  • University of Massachusetts Amherst pastry chef Simon Stevenson serves a slice of cake to UMass sophomore Divija Mohan from a replica of the Old Chapel he created for the Founders Day celebration on Goodell Lawn Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts Amherst pastry chef Simon Stevenson serves a slice of cake to UMass sophomore Divija Mohan from a replica of the Old Chapel he created for the Founders Day celebration on Goodell Lawn Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING Purchase photo reprints »

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst pastry chef Simon Stevenson serves a slice of cake to UMass sophomore Divija Mohan from a replica of the Old Chapel he created for the Founders Day celebration on Goodell Lawn Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, right, is determined to tackle the issue of bullying in the workplace.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • UMass pastry chef Simon Stevenson serves slices of the Founders Day birthday cake.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts students flocked to the Goodell lawn Monday for a Founders Day celebration and  free cookout.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • These cupcakes were specially decorated for the Founders Day free campus cookout on the University of Massachusetts Goodell lawn Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Blue Star Equiculture operations manager Paul Moshimer, aboard an 1890 Anderson carriage, drives a team of Percherons, Mario, 7, foreground, and Remix, 6, for visitors to the University of Massachusetts Founders Day celebration on Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Blue Star Equiculture operations manager Paul Moshimer, in the driver's seat of an 1890 Anderson carriage, drives his Percheron draft team of Mario, left, 7 and Remix, 6,  for visitors to the University of Massachusetts Founders Day celebration on Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announces the $300 million goal of the UMass Rising Capital Campaign during a Founders Day celebration on Goodell Lawn Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst pastry chef Simon Stevenson serves a slice of cake to UMass sophomore Divija Mohan from a replica of the Old Chapel he created for the Founders Day celebration on Goodell Lawn Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

AMHERST — A 150-pound birthday cake in the shape of the Old Chapel was among the highlights of the Founders Day celebration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday.

Gov. John Andrews signed the charter creating the Massachusetts Agricultural College on April 29, 1863. The school later became Massachusetts State College in 1931 and the University of Massachusetts in 1947.

Along with the cake, a “green and sustainable” picnic lunch featuring locally produced foods was served.

Also Monday, UMassGives launched a 36-hour fundraising campaign on social media which lasts through midnight Tuesday. That online effort, part of the $300 million UMass Rising campaign launched during the weekend, is aimed at encouraging first-time donors.

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