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Category: Unity News

October 03, 2012

Presentation by ’08 Graduate

Lisa Bates ’08 Wildlife Biology, is in a good place. In fact, she has been there practically ever since she graduated. Shortly after she received her degree from Unity, Bates was able to secure her current position as Wildlife Technician at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Her job is to locate and radio… Read more »

September 26, 2012

Sixth Annual Hunters & Huggers Local Foods Dinner

Each year Unity College’s award-winning Dining Services department holds a Hunters & Huggers dinner to spotlight its “buy local” approach. Among the many Maine-based businesses that are providing produce, meat, and seafood for the dinner are Maine lobstermen. The dinner features a menu of local products related to the dinner’s hunting and agricultural / organic theme.… Read more »

September 19, 2012

Unity College to Host Passive House Standard Training Class

The first training classes in the Passive House building standard ever to be held in Maine have been announced. PassivhausMAINE, a recently formed group of building professionals, will hold “Introduction to Passive House” classes, offered by the Passive House Academy, Brooklyn, NY and Dublin, Ireland. On October 8, Unity College will host a training class… Read more »

September 12, 2012

Keeping College Costs Down

As every college student quickly learns, the pursuit of higher education is a complex endeavor in even the most focused of circumstances.  With so many students seeking to get a leg up on the job market or graduate school by pursuing internship opportunities, study abroad, or other types of resumé building pursuits during their undergraduate… Read more »

September 11, 2012

Unity College and ReVision Energy Partnership Leads with Affordable Renewable Energy

Unity College has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability through a host of projects.  In keeping with its goal of remaining true to its environmental mission and commitment to sustainability, Unity is pursuing a large-scale solar energy project that demonstrates the viability of solar for college campuses and other non-profits. Unity College has partnered with ReVision… Read more »

August 29, 2012

Crisis and Opportunity in the Environmental Century

This piece by Unity College President Stephen Mulkey originally appeared on Climate Access and is reposted with permission from that site. As an ecologist, I know that we have precious little time to prepare a generation to respond to the ecological crisis of our planet in peril. As the president of Unity College, I am… Read more »

August 15, 2012

Preparing Students For A New Economy

Unity College students and faculty have a reputation for practicing what we preach—for walking the talk. But at Unity, students also learn to talk the walk—to explain their ideas and methods clearly to others. By the time Unity students stride across the stage to receive their diplomas, they possess an unusual blend of expertise: an… Read more »

August 15, 2012

What difference does a center make?

With an emphasis on real world experiences and skill acquisition, Unity’s Centers for Academic Excellence are ensuring that each student develop the skills that will make them environmental leaders and prepare them for careers or advanced degrees. Our collaborative environmental problem solving approach is called sustainability science. Tim Godaire ’12, an environmental analysis major and… Read more »

August 15, 2012

Unity students assist in Design of First U.S. Certified-Passive Residence Hall

The better question is, how many college students does it take to design the most energy-efficient college residence hall in the United States? The answer is: a single class of Unity College students in partnership with G∙O Logic Homes. The TerraHaus residence hall on Unity’s campus is the first college residence hall in the U.S.… Read more »

August 15, 2012

Preparing Unity Students For Jobs in the New Economy

The clean economy is growing rapidly, but clean-economy employers are demanding highly skilled innovators, according to a recent Brookings Institution report.(1) Our changing world doesn’t have neat little problems to solve; it has big messy dilemmas, to which there aren’t easy answers. Graduates entering this job market will need to be fluent in many disciplines… Read more »

August 15, 2012

Unity College Centre for The Performing Arts (UCCPA)

There are many unlikely things about Unity College and the town of Unity. Perhaps the unlikeliest of all is the existence of a vibrant cultural and performing arts centre nestled here among the farms, woodlands, and waterways of central Maine. The Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts (UCCPA) offers students and area residents an… Read more »

August 14, 2012

Adapting to a changing Ecosystem

Picture yourself in a late-successional Maine forest, walking through a cool, park-like understory of mottled light and shadow among tall, tapering tree trunks supporting dense evergreen growth. The giant hemlock trees that create these unique Maine forests may soon be a thing of the past. In southern New England, including southern Maine, hemlock populations have… Read more »

June 08, 2012

Rotary Club Names Sara Trunzo Volunteer of the Year

On June 19 the Unity Area Rotary Club will award Sara Trunzo ‘08, Unity College Food and Farms Project Coordinator, with the honor of Volunteer of the Year. The event will take place at Crosstrax Restaurant in Unity, Maine, located at 215 Depot Street, beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a networking social. The program and… Read more »

May 15, 2012

Sustainability Office Earns National Prominence

From praise in various forms received from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), an organization that has repeatedly called upon the expertise of Jesse Pyles, Unity’s sustainability coordinator, to the growing coalition for sustainability within the College community, sustainability at Unity College is high profile. In his three years as… Read more »

May 12, 2012

Inaugural Remarks of President Stephen Mulkey: A Call to Service and Innovation

Thank you Jesse and Bill for your kind words. Welcome and thank you all for being here today.  Thank you to the members of our administration who have worked so hard to create this special day for Unity College.  As you know, we have a graduation ceremony later today, and the logistics of putting on both events… Read more »

May 12, 2012

Unity College Commencement Address

By Cynthia Barnett May 12th 2012 Unity, Maine Around the nation this weekend, commencement speakers are pushing tassels out of their eyes to advise new graduates how much this world needs them. They’re telling the latest generation of college-educated that it is time, now, to figure out their greatest passions – and align them with… Read more »

May 01, 2012

Unity College Hosts Stem Cell Donor Drive to Benefit Maine Warden

The Maine Warden Service Relief Association will be teaming up with the Unity College Conservation Law Club in supporting a stem cell donor drive. The drive will take place on Friday, May 4, Noon to 4 p.m., at Tozier Gymnasium on the campus of Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, Maine. Sponsored by Be… Read more »

April 20, 2012

Unity College to Celebrate NorthStar Leadership Program

In its first year the NorthStar Leadership Program at Unity College has been highly successful.  The leadership program begun in January has attracted students across the curriculum, helping them to enhance a personal philosophy of leadership. On Tuesday, April 24, Unity College will hold a celebration of achievement for program participants.  The event will be held in… Read more »

April 10, 2012

Unity College Mourns the Passing of Dr. E. Donaldson Koons

The Unity College community mourns the loss of Dr. E. Donaldson “Don” Koons, a former President and Trustee. Upon learning of his passing on Monday, April 9 at the age of 94, many within the extended College community reflected upon the strength, wisdom, and warmth of Dr. Koons.  As both President and Trustee, he possessed the… Read more »

April 02, 2012

World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick to Visit Unity College

Unity, Maine – April 2, 2012 –  World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick will be visiting Unity College, America’s Environmental College, on April 6. The visit will be his first and include a luncheon and an informal fireside chat with Unity College students in Quimby Library. Through his brother, William, Chair of the Unity College Board of Trustees,… Read more »