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Category: Unity News

December 08, 2011

Unity College to Hold Celebration for December Graduate Candidates

As many who have earned a college degree know, the path to a receiving one’s diploma is not necessarily a straight line.  So it is that 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. Some of these students are… Read more »

November 24, 2011

Unity Student Ari Leach ’12 Launches Hunger Relief Effort

As Ari Leach ’12, a Wildlife and Botany major from Blue Hill, Maine, contemplates her final semester as a college student, her worldview is far more expansive than the understandable focus that so many soon-to-be college graduates have on “what’s next” after commencement.  She is concerned for the plight of both the planet and feeding those… Read more »

November 22, 2011

Unity Students Reap Rewards of Financial Literacy

Sometimes learning about personal finance brings immediate rewards beyond the long-term payback from properly planning a monthly budget. Rebecca Heath ’11 received an Apple iPad 2 as winner of a drawing for participants of CashCourse, an online course in partnership between Unity College and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).  The course helps boost the… Read more »

November 17, 2011

Unity College Names Two Osher Scholars for 2011-2012 Academic Year

For the second year consecutively, Unity College students Terri-Lynn Fowler ’12 and Ryan Green ’12 have been named Osher Scholars for the 2011-2012 academic year. They are strong re-entry students at Unity who are highly engaged in a variety of community service activities, have excelled in academics, and contribute to co-curricular activities that enrich student… Read more »

November 08, 2011

Unity College to Host 17th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser on December 1

Unity College and the Unity Barn Raisers Community Meal Program will host the 17th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts in Unity on Thursday, December 1, from 5-7 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry (VRFP) regional monthly food distribution program, which serves families across Western Waldo… Read more »

November 02, 2011

Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program To Graduate First Class, A Step Forward for Maine

 Unity College prepares to reach a landmark step forward for law enforcement in Maine. On Friday, November 4, the closing ceremonies will be held for the first graduating class of the National Park Service Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program, a new program available in Maine through Unity College.  The closing ceremony will be held at 10… Read more »

October 31, 2011

Unity College to Feature Sculpture of Wally Warren in Leonard R. Craig Memorial Art Gallery

Unity, Maine – October, 2011 –  Unity College presents The Art of Recycle featuring found object assemblages by sculptor Wally Warren. Works by Warren will be featured from October 27 through November 30 in the Leonard R. Craig Memorial Gallery at Unity College, Founders Hall South, 90 Quaker Road, Unity, Maine. The Public is invited to… Read more »

October 11, 2011

Unity College Joins Launch of $1 Billion “Green Challenge”

One of the most energy efficient colleges in the United States has signed on to one of the most ambitious initiatives in “green” history. Unity College joined with 31 other leading institutions today to launch the Billion Dollar Green Challenge. The goal is to invest a cumulative total of one billion dollars in self-managed green… Read more »

October 10, 2011

Krause and Haynes Honored for Focus on Sustainability, Service with a Smile

 As members of the Unity College community know quite well, the Student Center Café in the Student Center is a welcome haven from the frequently hectic pace of college life.  Its menu also is rooted in a “buy local” approach to purchasing foods that is in-keeping with Unity’s strong focus on sustainability. In photo left to… Read more »

October 04, 2011

Allen Insurance and Financial Announces Unity College Scholarship

In keeping with the company’s focus on community and service to Maine’s future, Allen Insurance and Financial of Camden, Rockland, and Southwest Harbor announce the creation of an annual scholarship at Unity College. Each year, a $2K scholarship will be awarded to a Unity College student studying in the Center for Sustainability and Global Change. … Read more »

September 26, 2011

Unity College President Stephen Mulkey to Offer October 5 Presentation on Global Climate Change

Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, a scientist with significant research experience, will offer a Presentation on Global Climate Change at Unity College on Wednesday, October 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Room 204, Parsons Wing of the Student Activity Center.  The event is free and open to the general public. Unity College is located at 90… Read more »

September 23, 2011

TerraHaus Advances Sustainability Awareness with MPBN Story

TerraHaus, Unity’s new ultra-energy-efficient 10 bed residence hall built to Passive House specifications, has continued to attraction regional and national media attention.  The stories have generated enhanced awareness about sustainability among the general public while raising the issue of mitigating global climate change, a key reason to pursue projects such as TerraHaus.  As expressed by Unity College President… Read more »

September 20, 2011

Climate Change Event A Success in Raising Awareness, Advancing Dialogue

A well-known Unity College Professor led a highly successful climate change awareness effort during the recent Common Ground Country Fair in Unity. John Zavodny, Director of the Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities at Unity College and WERU radio show host, served as primary planner for the “Moving Planet” climate action event at the fair. He recently helped… Read more »

September 19, 2011

Unity College President Stephen Mulkey Stresses Urgency of Global Climate Change

Now is the time to take action to mitigate global climate change. That was the central message offered by Unity College President Stephen Mulkey on Saturday, September 24, at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity. President Mulkey offered his comments about the pressing need to address global climate change as a panelist in a public policy… Read more »

September 16, 2011

President Stephen Mulkey to Participate in Global Climate Change Public Policy Teach-In

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) in Unity is among a host of organizations that maintain partnerships and collaborative associations with Unity College.Several of Unity’s majors such as Sustainable Agriculture, pursue educational projects in association with MOFGA. With this strong association as a backdrop, Unity’s new President Stephen Mulkey will participate in MOFGA’s signature event, The Common… Read more »

September 15, 2011

Unity College Dining Services to Host Hunters & Huggers Dinner on September 28

Unity College Dining Services has announced that it will hold the fifth annual Hunters & Huggers Dinner on September 28 in Wyman Commons from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The dinner is a nod to Unity’s focus on sustainability, which includes buying local. Much of the food for the dinner will be provided by Crown of… Read more »

September 14, 2011

Leonard Craig Memorial Gallery at Unity College Presents Works by Janice Kasper

Unity College presents the work of artist Janice Kasper with a show entitled “Forever Wild, Twenty Years of Painting Wildlife in Maine” at the Leonard Craig Memorial Gallery, Founders Hall South, 90 Quaker Road, Unity, ME. The Public is invited to an Opening Reception to meet the artist and view this current collection on Wednesday… Read more »

September 13, 2011

Unity College… Sustainability Science, Vision and an Unlikely Success Story

The Detroit Public Television series about energy in America, Beyond The Light Switch, filmed at Unity College over several days in 2010.  Footage from that visit has appeared on the series, which is currently airing on Public Broadcasting System stations across the United States. Unity College was chosen for inclusion due to its association with the array of… Read more »

September 09, 2011

A Step Forward in Campus Sustainability

With the completion of TerraHaus in August, Unity College continued its leading role in pushing the boundaries of campus sustainability in the United States.  This article in treehugger (a Discovery Company) explores the design elements that make TerraHaus a step forward for energy efficient student housing, providing a measure of national leadership that was begun with Unity… Read more »

September 07, 2011

Environmental Learning … Knee Deep and Hands On

Hands-on environmental learning takes many forms. On any given day Unity College students are outside conducting experiments, developing research skills, pursuing research, and gathering specimens. Sometimes hands-on learning means rolling up your jeans and wading knee deep into a stream. Recently, students in the Biology I class taught by Instructor Amanda Baker were at Sandy Stream,… Read more »