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Category: Unity News

November 16, 2023

Unity Environmental University Distance Education Welcomes Five New Academic Hires to Lead Curriculum Innovation and Expansion

Unity Environmental University announces the appointment of five academic hires within our Distance Education subsidiary who will play a pivotal role in the institution’s ongoing commitment to academic excellence, curriculum innovation, and expansion. These hires include three new Associate Deans, two at the baccalaureate level and one at the graduate level, to help Unity continue… Read more »

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November 07, 2023

Two Maine Colleges among 13 Institutions Receiving $3.275 Million to Tackle Student Mental Health

Unity Environmental University and College of the Atlantic to receive capacity grant designed as a precursor to a total of $8.5 million toward students’ wellbeing. To address what the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recognizes as “the defining public health crisis of our time,” Unity Environmental University and College of the Atlantic are among thirteen… Read more »

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October 05, 2023

Unity Environmental University and Metro Institute Partner to Open Full-Service Testing Center

Unity Environmental University announces a partnership with Metro Institute, a leading national provider of online computer-based testing services, to establish a full-service testing center on our Pineland campus. The testing center, which is located at Unity’s Freeport Hall, is set to open its doors on October 9. Metro Institute has a track record in providing… Read more »

October 04, 2023

Pioneering AI in Education: Unity Environmental University’s Team Shines at Teach with AI Conference

As technology rapidly evolves, Unity Environmental University remains at the forefront, pioneering the future of AI in higher education. Recently, a Unity team comprised of Dr. Kelly Boyer Ontl, Dean of Graduate Studies; Chris Malmberg, Director of Learning Experience Design; and Donovan Montoya, XR Simulation Developer, participated in and presented at the inaugural Teaching &… Read more »

September 27, 2023

Renowned Conservationist Inspires Unity Students with Insights on Wildlife Care in Africa

Professor Wouter Van Hoven’s Visit Highlights the Vital Role of Environmental Wellbeing in Safeguarding Africa’s Wildlife and Communities Prominent wildlife conservationist, Professor Wouter Van Hoven, recently visited Unity Environmental University’s Pineland Campus to present his insights on “Wildlife Care in Southern Africa: Environmental Wellbeing, the Key to Wildlife Wellbeing in Africa.” The event, attended by… Read more »

September 22, 2023

Unity Environmental University Announces Winner of the Fall 2023 Nicholas Holt Challenge Scholarship

Unity Environmental University is thrilled to announce Nevan Burns as the distinguished recipient of the Fall 2023 Holt Challenge Award. This scholarship, worth more than $3,000, is generously provided by the Holt family in honor of the late Nicholas Holt, and is awarded to outstanding Unity students who display a passion for experiential learning, research… Read more »

September 07, 2023

Unity Environmental University Announces Key Hires in Support of Continued Institutional Growth

Unity Strengthens its Enterprise Ranks with Accomplished Industry Experts Unity Environmental University announces the appointment of four highly accomplished professionals to key Enterprise-level positions within the organization. These strategic hires represent a significant step forward in enhancing the university’s capacity to drive innovation, excellence, and sustainable impact in the field of environmental studies. “These talented… Read more »

September 05, 2023

Unity Environmental University Introduces AI Chatbot “Spruce” – Your On-Demand Academic Support Companion

Answers are a Text Away with Spruce, the 24/7 AI Chatbot for Students’ Success Unity Environmental University Distance Education is proud to announce the launch of its latest innovation in student support: Spruce, the official AI chatbot of Unity. With a commitment to empowering students throughout their academic journey, Spruce offers instant assistance, proactive outreach,… Read more »

July 27, 2023

Unity Environmental University Introduces Two New Programs to Address Pressing Environmental Challenges

Unity’s New Offerings Will Help Meet National Demand for More Environmental-Based Programming Unity Environmental University is proud to announce the launch of two innovative programs aimed at addressing critical environmental issues. The University’s commitment to providing cutting-edge education and training to its students is reflected in these new offerings: the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in… Read more »

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July 20, 2023

Unity Environmental University Announces Largest Ever Incoming Class After Embracing Innovative Model

University On Track to Exceed 10,000 Fulltime Students By 2025 Over the past five years, Unity Environmental University has proactively embraced the transformative potential of low-residency and place-bound education, leading to remarkable success and a significant surge in student enrollment. Currently, the university proudly hosts over 7,500 full-time students, an exceptional increase from the historical… Read more »

June 02, 2023

Unity Environmental University Establishes National and International Partnerships to Enhance Experiential Learning

Unity is the First and only Higher Education Institution with whom ACE has a Formalized Partnership Unity Environmental University announces the signing of two new partnerships with the American Conservation Experience (ACE) and International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ). These complimentary programs offer our students and graduates opportunities to develop professional experience both nationally and abroad. At… Read more »

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May 15, 2023

Unity Welcomes Three New Members to the Board of Trustees

New Members Eagerly Join University as it Evolves into a Thriving Institution After a year-long process of vetting a competitive pool of candidates, the Board Governance Task Force of Unity Environmental University is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Elizabeth Dahlen, Jacqueline M. Sturdivant, and Holly J.… Read more »

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April 20, 2023

Unity Announces Sierra Club Executive Director Benjamin Jealous as the 2023 Commencement Speaker

Unity Environmental University is excited to announce Benjamin Jealous as the 2023 May Commencement Speaker. Jealous is the Executive Director of the Sierra Club, one of the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States.  Jealous has served in roles from organizer to investigative journalist to president of two of the nation’s… Read more »

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March 24, 2023

Unity Environmental University Announces Environmental Career Expo

Expo to Connect Students with Over 60 Environmental Employers from Across the Nation and Globe Unity Environmental University is excited to announce its annual Career Expo, taking place from March 28-30, 2023. This three-day event, held from 2:00-7:00 p.m. EST each day, will provide a platform for students from multiple colleges and universities to connect… Read more »

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March 21, 2023

Unity’s Sky Lodge Provides Ideal Setting for Johns Hopkins’ Environmental Sciences and Policy Program’s Experiential Learning

Sky Lodge plans to expand opportunities for immersive learning experiences to students and organizations committed to environmental stewardship Over the summer, Unity’s Sky Lodge hosted Johns Hopkins University’s Environmental Sciences and Policy (ESP) program on a 10-day capstone field experience in northern Maine for its graduate-level course, “Sustainability Leadership.” The course, led by adjunct professor… Read more »

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March 08, 2023

Unity Environmental University Announces May ’23 Commencement Ceremony at Merrill Auditorium

Unity Environmental University is proud to announce that its upcoming commencement ceremony will be held at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine on May 13, 2023 at 1pm. This marks the first time in the college’s history that the event will be held at this world-class venue, reflecting the Institution’s ongoing growth and need for a… Read more »

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February 27, 2023

Unity College Evolves into Unity Environmental University

Update Reflects New Chapter as a University with Multiple Degree Programs and Locations throughout the State of Maine NEW GLOUCESTER, ME – Unity College, a leading institution in the field of sustainability and the environmental sciences, is proud to announce its new name: Unity Environmental University. The name augmentation reflects the institution’s evolution into a… Read more »

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February 09, 2023

Unity College Announces Three Groundbreaking Partnerships for Hands-On Learning in Top Majors

Students to Receive Unique Opportunities for Experiential Learning Unity College is proud to announce three new partnerships that will provide unparalleled opportunities for hands-on experiential learning for students studying in the college’s top majors – Wildlife Conservation, Marine Biology & Sustainable Aquaculture, and Animal Health & Behavior. Over the last 4 months, Unity College has… Read more »

Credential As You Go Initiative

January 13, 2023

Unity College Chosen for Credential As You Go Initiative

Unity Among 28 Institutions Selected Nationwide Unity College Enterprise is announcing its selection as a participant in the Credential As You Go Initiative (CAYG). This selection means Unity College Enterprise will receive extensive access to expert technical assistance as the College continues to craft robust certification and upskilling programs within our different Sustainable Education Business… Read more »

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December 15, 2022

Unity College Hybrid Learning Announces Launch of New Natural Resources Conservation and Management Program

New Baccalaureate Program Expands on Hybrid Learning Offerings Unity College Hybrid Learning announces the launch of a new B.S. in Natural Resources Conservation & Management. This new immersive program prepares students for careers such as Environmental Consulting and Land Use Management. These are career tracks that Unity College Hybrid Learning has identified as in demand… Read more »