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Category: Unity News

September 24, 2013

Unity Professor of Art Ben Potter Co-Curates Exhibit at CMCA

Hawk & Handsaw: Twenty Who Know the Difference presents selected works by 20 contemporary Maine artists who have been featured in Hawk & Handsaw, the journal of creative sustainability published by Unity College since 2007. The exhibition is curated by Ben Potter, professor of art at Unity College and art editor of Hawk & Handsaw, and… Read more »


September 13, 2013

The Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College Holds Opening for Michael Shaughnessy Sculpture Exhibit

(Image “August” by Michael Shaughnessy) An opening for Michael Shaughnessy’s work titled :3.2.7 will be held on Friday, September 20 from 5-7 pm at The Leonard R. Craig Gallery in the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA) at 42 Depot Street in Unity, Maine.  Admission to the event is free and refreshments will… Read more »


September 10, 2013

Unity College offers full slate of community weekend events

Unity College will offer a wide range of activities during its annual community weekend, Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22.  Activities will take place on the main campus located at 90 Quaker Hill Road, as well as the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA) located at 42 Depot Street, both addresses in… Read more »


September 10, 2013

Unity College to Celebrate Life of Professor David Purdy on September 21

A memorial gathering to celebrate the life of Professor Emeritus David Purdy will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA) located at 42 Depot Street in Unity, Maine.  Purdy passed away on November 26, 2012. The memorial will be hosted by Unity College.… Read more »


September 09, 2013

Gary and the Pacemakers to Perform Final Concert at Unity College

Maine rock and roll history will be made at Unity College on Friday, September 20, as Gary and the Pacemakers take the stage for the last time. For over a decade, Gary and the Pacemakers, the faculty and staff band at Unity College, has been performing rock classics. Now the band is preparing to leave… Read more »


September 03, 2013

Shayne Van Leer ’13 Readies for Sustainability Work in Nepal

Recent Unity College graduate Shayne Van Leer prepares to set out in pursuit of a dream.  As an undergraduate, Van Leer gained varied experiences in sustainable farming.  Soon he will put the skills he developed to full use as a Peace Corps volunteer.  Details here of Van Leer’s forthcoming journey and work in Nepal are… Read more »


August 29, 2013

Introduction of Livestock on Campus Reinforces Experiential Learning Model Employed by Unity College

Unity College is an environmental college with a solid hands-on approach to learning. On any given day, students are either in the classroom or outside conducting experiments, doing research, gathering specimens, and improving their skills. The fall 2013 semester has begun, and one of the most visible summer improvement projects is the newly renovated barn,… Read more »


August 28, 2013

Unity College administrator and instructor Michele Leavitt wins 2013 Michael Macklin First Book Award Competition

The senior administrator, attorney, poet, and instructor who helped Unity College to become the first institution in the United States to have sustainability science as its focus will soon see her first book-length manuscript in print. Moon Pie Press and Maine Poetry Central have announced Michele Leavitt the winner of the 2013 Michael Macklin First… Read more »


August 26, 2013

Bangor Daily News Features Young Sustainable Agriculture Professional Kelsey Schrey ’13

Farming in Maine is fast becoming a popular profession for a new crop of young college graduates.  Unity College’s fast growing sustainable agriculture major is equipping students with the tools they need to flourish as farmers. Kelsey Schrey, who graduated in May of 2013 with a double major in Agriculture, Food and Sustainability / Environmental… Read more »


August 21, 2013

Unity College Nova Trips Prepare Students for Environmental Stewardship

Entering Unity College students are enrolled in the Unity Experience class that stresses the College’s values including community engagement and environmental responsibility. The Unity Experience class starts with Nova, an adventure-based orientation trip that takes place at the end of summer, even before classes begin. One group from the incoming class of 2017 visited Sears… Read more »


August 21, 2013

Unity College Brimming with New Students, Credit Given to Leading Edge Environmental Focus

Higher education is changing. One college in Maine, Unity College, known as America’s Environmental College, is modeling a new, more effective path for higher education. As the first college in the United States to embrace sustainability science as its central framework, Unity College is training students in the leading-edge of 21st century transdisciplinary (collaborative) environmental… Read more »


August 15, 2013

The College that Rescued Carter Solar Panels

As the White House prepares to install solar panels, Unity College ponders its role in history.


July 30, 2013

Stephen Mulkey Joins Chloe Maxmin of Divest Harvard in Discussion of Fossil Fuel Divestment in Higher Education

Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, a leader in the movement for institutions of higher education to divest from fossil fuels, joins Chloe Maxmin of Divest Harvard in a discussion organized by Sustain Wayne, an educational and networking initiative supporting local economy and resilience to climate change. The discussion is free and open to the public,… Read more »


July 25, 2013

Unity College Lauded by Colleges of Distinction Guide

The first college in the United States to adopt sustainability science as its unifying focus has been named among the nation’s most distinctive. Unity College, known as America’s Environmental College, has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor… Read more »


July 24, 2013

Unity College Launches New E-Commerce Bookstore

Unity College recently launched an online presence for its bookstore giving students, parents, and alumni access to a full array of products. Now, consumers can either stop by the campus or purchase items from wherever they are located, whenever it is convenient for them. Bookstore manager Leigh Juskevice ’92 implemented the new site after requests… Read more »


July 17, 2013

Unity College Graduate Helps Make a Real Difference

Over 20 years ago, Chelsea Vosburgh ’11 and her family began a weekly tradition of cleaning up trash along local Florida beaches. It was a way for them to get out and enjoy nature while doing something positive for the environment. Vosburgh says that the amount of marine pollution washed ashore is very alarming, and… Read more »


July 02, 2013

Fostering the connection between Art and Sustainability at Unity College

Unity College weaves sustainability into every aspect of the curriculum, from science courses to field work to art classes. It is a cross-disciplinary approach across all of the College’s majors and programs, and is maintained by all faculty. Professor of Art Ben Potter gives students first hand examples of how an artist can use the… Read more »


July 01, 2013

Unity College Career Resource Center Launches New Resource for Alumni

One more service has been added for Unity alumni with the recent launch of a new web-based software program to assist in the job search process by The College’s Career Resource Center. Under the Career Services section on the Unity College website, users can go to the sub page titled “Job Board” and find a… Read more »


June 25, 2013

Unity College Associate Professor Tom Mullin receives 2013 Donald Harward Award from Maine Campus Compact

Tom Mullin, a Unity College Associate Professor of Parks and Forests Resources was one of three faculty in the state who received this year’s Donald Harward Award from the Maine Campus Contact for his efforts of using service learning (or community based learning) as an innovative teaching tool to engage students in civic learning. The… Read more »


June 24, 2013

Sportsmen’s Conference and Wild Game Dinner Proceeds Assist Maine Warden Service Association

One third of the $6,000 in proceeds raised from the 7th annual Unity College Sportsmen’s Conference and Wild Game Dinner were donated for the benefit of the Maine Warden Service Association. The remaining monies were divided equally between Operation Game Thief and Get Back Outdoors, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans. Recent Conservation… Read more »