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Category: Unity News

January 30, 2013

First in Higher Education to do so

Many institutions of higher education in the United States offer environmental majors.  Additionally, some are also focused on sustainability.  Now one college has tied every aspect of its curriculum to the mitigation of global climate change. Unity College’s focus is timely given the priority that President Barack Obama placed on the mitigation of global climate… Read more »

January 29, 2013

With permission from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Unity College has begun a multi-year Maine black bear study.  The study will involve both faculty and students and include the trapping, tracking, and in at least one case, attachment of a video camera to a Maine black bear. Associate Professor George Matula says that the Unity program is permitted by the Maine Department of… Read more »

January 28, 2013

Unity College Career Services Receives Recognition from LGBTQ Community

The Unity College Career Services Department prides itself on its approach to diversity. This approach includes comprehensive services to members of the LGBTQ community. The department has earned the 2013 Gold Level of LGBTQ Career Center Certification from the OUT for Work (OFW), a group that that functions as a complimentary component in the total… Read more »

January 25, 2013

Unity College names Dr. Melik Peter Khoury Senior Vice President for external affairs

A seasoned college administrator with a strong track record of program and resource development has been tapped for a newly created senior level position at Unity College in Unity, Maine. President Stephen Mulkey, an internationally recognized scientist, announced that Dr. Melik Peter Khoury has been appointed to the newly created position of Senior Vice President… Read more »

January 23, 2013

Dr. Mulkey Participating at the 13Th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

Visionary Unity College President Stephen Mulkey will soon join the ranks of luminaries such as Thomas Friedman, Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times Columnist; former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev; and a variety of heads of state who will participate in one of the most heralded conferences in the developing world. In January, Mulkey… Read more »

January 22, 2013

Unity College First To Offer MOOMilk in Dining Hall

Organic milk has some new markets in Maine.  Augusta based Maine’s Own Organic Milk (MOOMilk), an organic dairy company, has received widespread attention through a new documentary.  It has also closed the deal on its first institutional account. The documentary entitled Betting the Farm chronicles the development of the company and conveys the struggles of… Read more »

January 18, 2013

Unity College’s unique Nova experience for students: watch the video

Nova is the beginning of the Unity College adventure. All entering students are enrolled in the Unity Experience Course that starts with the Nova adventure-based orientation trip.  These trips are designed to support the transition to college life at Unity by emphasizing personal growth, building social connections, and promoting environmental stewardship. Click here to watch… Read more »

January 16, 2013

Unity College to Host Maine’s Largest Environmental Career Fair on February 6

An annual tradition of connecting employers with job seekers looking for work in the growing “green” job market will once again take place at Unity College.  On Wednesday, February 6, Unity College Career Services will host the most extensive, environmentally focused career fair to take place in Maine this year in the Tozier Gymnasium on… Read more »

January 15, 2013

Muddy Boots, Open Minds

Unity College student Katrina Wert directs this video which asks why students chose Unity.

January 15, 2013

WERU Radio Show Mid-Coast Currents Will Explore College Divestment from Fossil Fuels

On Friday, January 18 Mid-Coast Currents, a community radio news, events and perspectives show on WERU (89.9 FM Blue Hill, 99.9 FM Bangor and streaming online at will explore the recent push in American higher education to divest from investments in fossil fuels.  The show, hosted by Unity College Professor John Zavodny and Sara… Read more »

January 10, 2013

Fifth Annual Unity College Student Conference a Successful Event

At Unity College’s fifth annual Fall Student Conference, a great variety of topics and high-quality work were revealed on topics worthy of America’s Environmental College. The Unity College Student Conference takes place between the end of classes and the beginning of final exams with submissions processed through a Call for Proposals that is forwarded to… Read more »

January 08, 2013

Unity College Hosts Film Screenings in Conjunction with the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF)

On Monday, January 14, you are cordially invited to join Unity President Stephen Mulkey and Michele Leavitt, CIFF President and Founder Ben Fowlie, and filmmakers Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann for a screening of BETTING THE FARM ( This event is presented in partnership with BETTING THE FARM film, a powerful and heartwarming documentary about… Read more »

January 04, 2013

Courtney Tway ’13 Conveys the Joy of Learning

Courtney Tway ’13, conveyed the joy of learning to her students while immersing herself in an extended field experience at China Middle School in China, Maine, a school working to establish customized learning experiences for all students.  During the spring semester she will pursue the last phase of her journey to receive her life science… Read more »

January 04, 2013

Book launch event for Unity College Professor Kathryn Miles

On Tuesday, January 8 Bella Books, located at 135 High Street in Belfast, Maine held a book launch for Unity College Professor Kathryn Miles’ latest book, ALL STANDING: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship. ALL STANDING follows the life of Nicholas Reilly, the baby boy born on the ship’s… Read more »

December 26, 2012

Unity College December Graduation Ceremony

At the end of each fall semester, Unity College celebrates the achievements of a group of students who are eligible to be awarded their degree. The path to a receiving one’s diploma is not necessarily a straight line, as many who have earned a college degree know.  Some students are eligible to graduate a semester early,… Read more »

December 12, 2012

Unity College Hurricane Relief Raises Thousands

First-year Unity College students have raised $5K for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The students organized a December 8 fundraising concert at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts in Unity. The effort included a performance by The Coloradas, whose leader Roy Davis is a Waldo County native.  He congratulated the Unity students who organized… Read more »

November 28, 2012

Unity College Names Martha Nordstrom to Development Post

The most prolific fundraiser in Unity College history is set to return on Monday, December 3rd. Unity College President Stephen Mulkey is pleased to announce that Ellsworth resident Martha Nordstrom has been named director of development.  Nordstrom had previously served in that position prior to pursuing other opportunities in the Ellsworth area.  She is credited… Read more »

November 27, 2012

Unity College Community Mourns the Passing of Professor Emeritus David Purdy

The Unity College community mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus David Purdy (1931-2012). He began his esteemed service to Unity College in the fall of 1976, serving as an associate professor housed in what was then called the Social and Behavioral Sciences Center.  He eventually chaired that center and was promoted to full professor. Over… Read more »

November 26, 2012

Working With Cheetahs a Calling for Eli Walker ’13

Eli Walker ’13 has, on more than one occasion, found himself eye to eye with the world’s fastest land animal. Walker served as an intern to the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in 2011, which in turn led to an independent study position there in 2012. Last month, he received the Kenneth Cedegren Student Award from… Read more »

November 13, 2012

Unity Students Publish Online Magazine

terrarium is a recently launched online magazine created by the thirteen students in Professor Kathryn Miles’ Writing for Publication seminar. The class started the magazine as a way for the students to experience the process of writing for a publication from start to finish. The students chose the name terrarium as it essentially captures that… Read more »