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Category: Unity News

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 »

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 »