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Category: Unity News

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 »


November 13, 2012

A Response to the Mid-Atlantic Devastation Caused by Hurricane Sandy

On October 29th Hurricane Sandy moved onshore near Atlantic City, New Jersey as a post-tropical cyclone with sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.  Sandy affected twenty-four states, set high water records in New York City and Philadelphia, and was the second costliest storm in dollars-second only to Hurricane Katrina (NOAA.org). Unity College first year… Read more »


November 09, 2012

Dr. Stephen Mulkey Announces Unity College’s Fossil Fuel Divestment

On Monday, November 5, the Unity College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to divest the College endowment from fossil fuels, emphasizing the College’s commitment to sustainability. In conjunction with the 350.org program of divestment, Unity College is now the first to take this stand, and on November 13, President Mulkey will be featured on the… Read more »


November 09, 2012

Unity College Students Plan Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

In a mission that is in keeping with the environmental and community service focus of the student body, first-year students at Unity College have organized a relief effort for victims of Hurricane Sandy. A fundraiser will be held on December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA), 42… Read more »


November 09, 2012

Unity College to Host 18th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser on December 4

Unity College will host the 18th Annual Empty Bowls community meal from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4 at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA). The suggested donation is $10 per diner. The UCCPA is located at 42 Depot Street (off Route 202) in Unity, Maine. The fundraiser will benefit the Volunteer Regional… Read more »


November 02, 2012

Unity College President Stephen Mulkey to Speak at the University of Southern Maine

On Tuesday, November 13th, Unity College President Stephen Mulkey will speak at the Glickman Library at the University of Southern Maine in Portland as part of the L.L. Bean/Lee Surace Colloquium Series. His topic “Crisis and Opportunity in the Environmental Century–Inspiring a Generation of Greatness,” coincides with his passion as well as his research and… Read more »


October 30, 2012

Professor Mick Womersley Invites Students to Apply for Attendance to NCSE Conference

With the generous support of the President’s and VPAA’s offices and the Faculty Professional Development Committee, Unity College is offering a field trip to the National Council for Science and Environment’s 13th annual conference on Disasters and Environment. The conference takes place in Washington, DC January 15 to 17, 2013, and there is room for… Read more »


October 30, 2012

Unity College Students Invite Politicos to Campus on Tuesday, October 30 and Plan March to the Polls on November 6

Civic-minded Unity College students have invited a full slate of candidates to campus for a forum on Tuesday, October 30 from 11 am to 12 noon in the Student Center on the campus of Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, Maine. The invited include Maine Democrats, Maine Republicans, President Obama’s campaign in Maine, Mitt… Read more »


October 29, 2012

Unity College Students to Envision Life Without Oil

What would life without oil be like?  Whether caused by global crisis, natural disaster, or disruptions in access and distribution, life without oil is one of the most important considerations facing man in the 21st century. First year students at Unity College will gain intimate knowledge of what life without oil means in practice.  A… Read more »


October 23, 2012

Unity College Holds Fall Open House on November 10

One of America’s premier environmental colleges will hold a fall open house on November 10 to showcase its leading-edge majors for the growing “green” job market. Unity College of Unity, Maine, known as America’s Environmental College, will hold its fall open house on Saturday, November 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Activities include welcome… Read more »


October 19, 2012

Unity College to Host Search and Rescue Training

Unity College will host search and rescue training on and near its campus from October 19 through October 21.  The immersion training will require teams to sleep overnight in the woods adjacent to the campus in Unity, Maine, relying only on the items they carry for survival. On Friday training will begin on the Unity… Read more »


October 16, 2012

Unity Students Create New Certification Opportunities

Often, Unity College graduates are prized by employers for their “job ready” skills.  In keeping with the hands-on orientation of professional development that takes place throughout the curriculum, the Outdoor Leadership Council (OLC), a student group, has created a new fund to help students obtain all important professional certifications. Zach Wigham ‘13, Vice President of… Read more »


October 15, 2012

All standing: a new book by Kathryn Miles, Professor of Environmental Writing

All Standing is the story of the Irish Potato Famine, chronicling the ship Jeanie Johnston and the life of Nicholas Reilly, born during the vessel’s inaugural voyage.  The book follows the young boy, his fellow passengers and the heroic crewmembers that conveyed them to safety. The Irish Potato Famine of 1845-1852 claimed over a million… Read more »


October 12, 2012

AppleFest: A Fall Unity College Tradition

The threat of rain was evident on October 4—however that didn’t stop many students, faculty and staff from gathering on the lawn just outside the Dorothy W. Quimby library to taste, watch and learn about the mythic apple. The weather did not dampen the festivalgoers, and the annual fall Unity event did not disappoint. There… Read more »


October 10, 2012

Focusing on Sustainability Science

Since its inception in 1965, Unity College has demonstrated an ability to see over the horizon.  No better example of this propensity for leadership can be cited than the development of sustainability science as the answer to “what’s next” in Unity’s future. The future is now. Sustainability science is now recognized by the actions of the… Read more »