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Category: Unity News

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 »

April 18, 2013

Former Interim Unity College President Speaks on the Maine Food System at the Belfast Free Library

The Belfast Area Transition Initiative (BATI), The Belfast Cooperative Store, Coastal Farms and Food, and Food for Maine’s Future invite the community to a free lecture and conversation on the Maine food system. The event will take place on Monday, April 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free… Read more »

April 15, 2013

Unity College Names Michael Evans Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Michael Evans has been named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Unity College in Unity, Maine, the first college in the United States to announce a focus on sustainability science. Evans, a Fulbright Fellowship winner, most recently served as Interim Dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism at Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana.… Read more »

April 12, 2013

A Full Schedule of Earth Week Events at Unity College

The first college in the nation to divest from investments in fossil fuels and announce its focus on sustainability science, the leading edge of 21st century transdisciplinary (collaborative) environmental problem solving has announced a full slate of Earth Week activities. Known as America’s Environmental College, Unity College will hold Earth Week events at various locations… Read more »

April 09, 2013

Unity College Professor Mick Womersley to Speak at Conference Sponsored by the New Economics Institute

Mick Womersley, Professor of Human Ecology at Unity College, will speak at “Cooperation, Community, and Complexity: Imagining a New Economy for the 21st Century” hosted by the College of the Atlantic, April 20 – 21, 2013. The two-day conference will include a variety of speakers, activities, and workshops, and takes place at the Thomas S.… Read more »

April 05, 2013

Unity College Community Mourns Passing of Coral Clifford

The Unity College community mourns the loss of one of its most passionate philanthropic supporters.  Coral Mariette (Berkeley) Clifford, wife of Unity College founder Bert Clifford, passed away at age 90 on March 22 at her home in Naples, Florida. Originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut, Coral was born July 28, 1922, to Arthur and Cora (Brown)… Read more »

April 03, 2013

Allison Perna Film Homage to the Unity College Soccer Team

A double major in Wildlife Biology and Environmental Writing & Media Studies, Allison Perna ’14 recently made a film that was both personal and from the heart. What began as a final project for her Documentary Film class with Professor John Zavodny eventually grew to mean more to Perna than just another assignment. The film… Read more »

March 21, 2013

Unity College Names Susan Morse as Environmental Leadership Award Winner

One of the most highly regarded wildlife trackers in North America will receive an award for environmental leadership from Unity College. Susan C. Morse of Jericho, Vermont, a nationally known tracker and expert on wildlife habitat, will receive Unity College’s 2013 Environmental Leader Award. The leading-edge environmental college located in Unity, Maine, will honor Morse… Read more »

March 15, 2013

Quinn Boyle Takes Art Assignments and Transforms Them Into Art Exhibit

Quinn Boyle ’14, a Sustainable Agriculture major at Unity, took two separate projects, one for Art Professor Ben Potter’s “Re-Use” class and the other, his Student Conference assignment, and created two bodies of work to be exhibited at Crosstrax in Unity opening on Friday, March 15. Boyle’s assignment for Potter’s class entitled “Glass Plates Re-worked”,… Read more »

March 11, 2013

Information Needed from Central Maine Residents for Unity College Bear Study

Researchers from Unity College and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIFW) are seeking information from residents of the Dixmont, Troy, Benton, Thorndike, Unity, and adjoining areas who spot bears.  Residents may report their sightings by contacting Jennifer Whelan, Administrative Assistant to Instruction and Advising Services at Unity College by phone at (207) 948-9269,… Read more »

March 07, 2013

Unity College To Host Seventh Annual Sportsmen’s Conference and Wild Game Dinner

Unity College will host the seventh annual sportsmen’s conference and wild game dinner at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA), 42 Depot Street in Unity, on Friday, April 12.  Appetizers will begin at 4:15 p.m. with dinner served at 5:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 for regular seating and $40 for VIP… Read more »

March 06, 2013

Come be a part of the solution

Unity College is for anyone who wants to provide answers to 21st century environmental challenges. Unity is for everyone who wants to be successful at making the world a better place to live. Politicians talk about it, activists shout about it, and extreme weather events remind us of it. But who’s doing something about it?… Read more »

March 05, 2013

Unity College to Hold Open House on March 9

One of America’s premier environmental colleges will hold a spring open house on Saturday, March 9 to showcase its leading-edge majors for the growing “green” job market. Unity College in Unity, Maine, known as America’s Environmental College, will hold the open house from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Activities include: a welcome from President Stephen… Read more »

March 04, 2013

Unity College Students Put Boots on the Ground at Climate Rally

On February 17, 2013, an estimated 35,000 people rallied in Washington D.C. to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline project. By all accounts, it was the largest climate change rally in history. Unity College students were in attendance, no strangers to taking a stand on critical issues, given that the College was the first to divest… Read more »

February 25, 2013

Unity College to Raise Pastured Chickens for Hunger Relief, Grant Funding Enhances Effort

In March the Unity College campus will begin an initiative to raise free range chickens as part of an ongoing hunger relief effort.  The endeavor is made possible by a grant from the Food for All program of the Future Farmers of America (FFA). High school FFA students from Waldo County Technical Center (WCTC) will… Read more »