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Category: Unity News

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 »


February 21, 2013

Unity College Develops New Athletics Logo

With its strong focus on sustainability science, Unity College is often associated with activism, science, and research.  The larger picture is that the College has a strong athletic tradition that includes inter-collegiate championship wins and numerous records. In keeping with Unity’s strong athletic traditions, the Department of Athletics has developed a suite of new athletic… Read more »


February 15, 2013

Students say it’s the best experience they ever had

Students describe their Nova trip, the beginning of their Unity College adventure, as one of the best experiences they have ever had. Entering Unity College students are enrolled in the Unity Experience class that stresses the College’s values including community engagement and environmental responsibility. Unity Experience begins with Nova, an adventure-based orientation trip that takes… Read more »


February 15, 2013

Agriculture Realizes Climate Change Has Arrived, Unity College Leads Way to Survival

The popular bumper sticker that reads “No Farms, No Foods” remains true, yet the realities of global climate change have changed the way that the next generation of farmers is being trained at Unity College. Few, if any, college agriculture programs have yet followed Unity’s lead.  In time, they will. The Sustainable Agriculture program at… Read more »


February 11, 2013

A Match Made In Documentary Film Heaven

Unity College counts CIFF among its most productive institutional partners, and recently a match made in documentary film heaven has been made.  For years, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) had been screening environmental documentaries. Independently, Unity College had delved into environmental filmmaking, building a multi-media lab on campus and offering documentary filmmaking courses. CIFF… Read more »


February 11, 2013

Unity College Focused on Winter Carnival Week

Each year when the spring seems light years away, the winter doldrums at Unity College give way to a cherished campus tradition. During the second week of February, Unity holds its annual Winter Carnival celebration, which culminates in the Snow Ball on February 16. This year students voted to bring back a familiar theme for… Read more »


February 05, 2013

Marsha Barnes Awarded Nicholas Holt Challenge Scholarship

Marsha Barnes of Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, a senior in Wildlife Biology at Unity College in Maine, received the fall 2012 Nicholas Holt Challenge Scholarship to support her independent research on The Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid as a Leachate on Aquatic Organisms.  The scholarship award covers all the expenses for her to conduct the research in… Read more »


January 31, 2013

Unity College Sustainability Coordinator Jesse Pyles to Present AASHE Webinar

In the wake of Unity College’s recent groundbreaking announcement that it would divest from investments in fossil fuels, a number of professionals from the College have carried the banner to expand the divestment movement in service to the mitigation of climate change. On February 26, Unity College Sustainability Coordinator Jesse Pyles, a sustainability leader on… Read more »