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Category: Unity News

June 19, 2013

Maine Chapter of Safari Club International Supports Unity College Bear Study

In recognition of shared values and ideals, the Maine Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) has offered a generous donation to the Unity College Bear Study.  The study is currently being conducted in the Unity, Maine area. Prior to the presentation of the donation in the Alison M. Hall Welcome Center at Unity College, members… Read more »


June 19, 2013

Food Projects Coordinator Sara Trunzo Wins Environmental Leadership Program Fellowship

Unity College Farm and Food Projects Coordinator Sara Trunzo has won a prestigious fellowship with the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP).  Chosen as one of only 17 Fellows in the 2013 New England Regional Network, Trunzo, a 2008 alum of Unity, joins a diverse national network of nearly 600 Senior Fellows from academia, business, non-profit, and… Read more »


June 18, 2013

Three Unity College Wildlife Biology Majors Awarded the Nicholas Holt Challenge Scholarship

The spring 2013 Nicholas Holt Challenge Scholarship award recently went to three Wildlife Biology majors at Unity College. The funding from the award will give the recipients the support they need in order to fulfill various internship opportunities on each coast of the United States and at a wildlife orphanage in Africa. The awarded students… Read more »


June 17, 2013

Lorey Duprey Named Director of Dining Services at Unity College

A veteran food service professional who advanced leading-edge, sustainable food service operations at Unity College Lorey Duprey, has been named Director of Dining Services. Most recently Duprey was the Dining Manager at the College, supervising front and back of house dining operations, ensuring safety and sanitation. She provided payroll, daily delegation, and leadership for employee… Read more »


June 12, 2013

Years of Progress at Unity College Continue With Significant Campus Upgrades This Summer

When Unity College students return in late August for the 2013-14 academic year, they will experience a transformed campus.  Over the past several years, the Unity campus has undergone significant upgrades and transformations, including the construction of TerraHaus, the first residence hall in the United States built to the Passive House standard, the most energy… Read more »


May 22, 2013

Congratulations to the Unity College Class of 2013

On Saturday, May 18, 127 students walked across the stage in the Tozier Gym to receive their diplomas. Congratulations to the Unity College Class of 2013: ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE Jeb R. Fay Matthias G. Waddicor BACHELOR OF ARTS Brittany Groat Kate Lowery-Graziano BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Cassandra R. Alston Jennettie Amidon Deborah E. Anderson Kristy M.… Read more »


May 21, 2013

James “Gus” Speth’s Address to Unity College Graduates

Unity College commencement speaker James Gustave “Gus” Speth has been characterized as one of the most important voices in the environmental movement.  Speth is an internationally acclaimed environmental educator, writer, and scholar, and themes of his presentation to the Unity College graduates on Saturday, May 18th included climate change woven within a backdrop of caring:… Read more »


May 20, 2013

Unity College Study Now Capturing Bears in Central Maine

Unity College students are now capturing black bears in central Maine as part of the first black bear study in the United States designed for undergraduate student involvement. “The first bear was caught on Saturday, May 11, in Newburgh, Maine,” explained George Matula, Associate Professor and project leader for the bear study at Unity College. … Read more »


May 17, 2013

Unity College Students Gain Experience While Helping Elementary School Students

The image of a student separated from his or her peers, picked on, and at times physically abused at school is one that is seared in the consciousness of every parent.  Bullying is a persistent concern across the United States that spans the generational divide.  Most people know someone who has been bullied or has… Read more »


May 10, 2013

Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch Open Their Farm to Group from Unity College

Last month, world-renowned small-scale organic farmer Eliot Coleman and his wife, professional horticulturist, author, and MOFGA board member Barbara Damrosch, opened their Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine to visitors from Unity College. The group included Unity students, Director of the Center for Sustainability and Global Change/Professor of Sustainable Agriculture Doug Fox, Unity College Instructor… Read more »


May 10, 2013

Five Unity College Students Participate in Northeast Natural History Conference

Five Unity College students made the trip to the 13th Northeast Natural History Conference (NNHC) in April, each offering scientific research to the predominantly professional audience. Held in Springfield, Massachusetts from April 13 – 15, the NNHC is the largest regional forum for researchers, natural resource managers, students, and naturalists to present current information on… Read more »


May 10, 2013

Exercises Take Place On Saturday, May 18, 2013

Unity College will hold its 44th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. in Tozier Gymnasium. There are 124 Bachelor of Science, 2 Bachelor of Arts, and 2 Associate of Science degrees being conferred. Commencement speaker Dr. James Gustave Speth, an internationally acclaimed environmental educator, writer, and scholar, will receive an honorary Doctor… Read more »


May 08, 2013

Unity College Hosts Student Conference on Monday, May 13

On Monday, May 13, research and artistic projects by Unity College students will be showcased at the annual end-of-semester Student Conference. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA), 42 Depot Street, Unity, Maine.  Awards will be presented in the main auditorium of… Read more »


May 08, 2013

Lorey Duprey Chosen to Study at Leadership Institute

A veteran food-service professional who advanced leading edge, sustainable food service operations at Unity College has been chosen to participate in a high profile leadership institute. Dining Service Manager Lorey Duprey will participate in the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS), Nestlè Professional Customer Innovation Campus, 2013 Leadership Institute, slated for June… Read more »


May 06, 2013

Unity College Students Develop Anthology About Tall Pines Residents

A group of Unity College students led by critically acclaimed author and Professor Kathryn Miles is writing an anthology of essays about residents at Tall Pines, an assisted living and retirement community in Belfast. The online and print anthology of essays will be celebrated at a launch party on Thursday, May 9 at 4:00 pm… Read more »


May 03, 2013

Unity College Names Sarah Conroy Director of Human Resources

A seasoned human resources professional with more than 25 years of experience in the field has been named Director of Human Resources at Unity College. Sarah Conroy began her role during the spring semester 2013. Conroy has human resource experience in organizations of various sizes, including HR director positions at Penobscot Bay Media and the… Read more »


May 01, 2013

Unity College Receives Gift to Create Stutzke Foundation Scholarship

The Richard David Stutzke Foundation has awarded a gift for an undisclosed sum to Unity College in Unity, Maine.  The gift will support scholarships awarded to Unity College students with priority given to those pursuing studies as part of the Sustainable Energy Management, and Environmental Policy, Law, and Society programs. The foundation chose to award the… Read more »


May 01, 2013

Unity College Reports No Loss from Fossil Fuel Divestment

Two key myths have emerged from Unity College becoming the first institution of higher learning to divest from investments in fossil fuels.


April 23, 2013

Unity College Hosts Historic Poetry Slam First for Maine on April 26

Unity College will host Imagine Unity-Slam for the Future, the first-ever Earth Week Poetry Slam on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center, located at 90 Quaker Hill Road, in Unity, Maine. Poets from across the nation will compete for prizes totaling over $1500. The poetry slam at Unity College is the… Read more »


April 22, 2013

Unity College Sportsmen’s Conference and Wild Game Dinner Raises 6K for Charity

The 7th annual Unity College Sportsmen’s Conference and Wild Game Dinner raised $6,000 for three charities. Held at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, April 12, the sold out fundraiser benefited Operation Game Thief, a private, non-profit organization that works with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Warden Service to… Read more »