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Unity College Reports Historic Enrollment and Fundraising Success

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 20, 2014, at 1:59 p.m.
Unity, Maine – September, 2014 – The historic success of Unity College may come down to two words: sustainability science. As the first college in the nation to adopt sustainability science as a framework for teaching and learning, Unity College has successfully conveyed a strong message of educating for 21st …
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Form Singularity No. 50 
Acrylic and Oil on shaped canvas
30" x 30", 2014

Richard Keen Featured Artist at the UCCPA, September 18 – October 31

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 15, 2014, at 7:05 p.m.
Unity, Maine – September, 2014 – A show entitled “Form Singularity: Paintings and Sculpture” featuring new paintings and sculpture by artist Richard Keen will be on display at The Leonard R. Craig Gallery, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA), from September 18 to October 31. An opening reception …
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Unity College to Send Contingent to Largest Climate March in History

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 12, 2014, at 7:15 p.m.
Unity, Maine – September, 2014 – A contingent from the first institution of higher education in America to divest from investments in fossil fuels will be noteworthy participants in the largest climate march in history. At the People’s Climate March on September 21 in New York City, Unity College faculty, …
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Climate Crisis Denial Continues, Psychological Factors Explain Avoidance

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 11, 2014, at 7:19 p.m.
Unity, Maine – September, 2014 – Despite overwhelming scientific evidence supporting the existence of human caused climate change, some still vehemently deny its existence. In 2013, a Pew study that was cited by national media revealed that only 1 in 4 Americans see global warming as a threat. The reasons …
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Unity College President Stephen Mulkey

Unity College President Delivers Stirring Convocation Address, Frames Climate Change as Central Issue

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 11, 2014, at 7:06 p.m.
Unity, Maine – September, 2014 – It is not too late to salvage a livable planet. “Because environmental change will be the dominant theme of the coming decades, I believe that this century will come to be known as the Environmental Century,” Unity College President Stephen Mulkey told incoming students …
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Dr. MItchell Thomashow

Mitchell Thomashow Book Discussion and Signing Slated for UCCPA on Tuesday, October 7

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 10, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
Unity, Maine – September, 2014 – Dr. Mitchell Thomashow, former president of Unity College, will discuss and sign copies of his new book, The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus, at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA). The event will be held on Tuesday, October 7 beginning …
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Author Don Lord to Read from Latest Work at Dorothy W. Quimby Library on September 18

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 10, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Quimby Library at Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, Maine For more information: 207-509-7121; unity.edu Unity, Maine – September, 2014 – Author and former Unity College Professor Don Lord will offer a presentation and read from his latest work, …
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$2.9M National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to Unity College and Collaborators for Mathematics and Biology Education

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 09, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
Unity, Maine – A collaboration between a Unity College professor and colleagues at other institutions has attracted significant support from the National Science Foundation. Unity College Associate Professor Dr. Carrie Diaz Eaton and collaborators from five other colleges and universities were awarded a 5-year, $2.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) …
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Green Man, Kimberly Callas

Reception for Kimberly Callas Slated for UCCPA on Tuesday, September 9

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 02, 2014, at 2:23 p.m.
Unity, Maine – September, 2014 – A reception for Maine artist Kimberly Callas will be held at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA) on Tuesday, September 9 from 5 – 7 p.m. with a Pecha Kucha style Artist Presentation at 6 p.m. Pecha Kucha presentation style is …
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Retired Unity College Librarian Dot Quimby (left, facing) is joined by Michele Leavitt, spouse of Unity College President Stephen Mulkey.

Unity College Unofficial Kickoff for 50th Anniversary a Success, Pioneers BBQ Reunites Classes from 1965 to 1979

By Mark Tardif on July 31, 2014, at 2:36 p.m.
Unity, Maine – July, 2014 – They came from near and far to reminisce, reconnect, and learn about the many changes that have transformed the college they support into a borderless enterprise that sends graduates to all points of the globe. The Pioneers BBQ was held on Saturday, July 26 …
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DETAIL of 'Green Man', 2013, Cast Plaster, Tomatillo Shells, Gouache and Pigmented Wax, 21” x 14” x 9”

Works by Kimberly Callas Featured at the Unity College Art Gallery, August 15 – September 12

By Mark Tardif on July 31, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Unity College Art Gallery, 42 Depot Street, Unity, Maine For more information: 207-509-7121; unity.edu/uccpa UNITY, Maine – An exhibit entitled Portrait of the Ecological Self by Maine artist Kimberly Callas will be featured …
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Jonah Gula '15 and Assistant Professor Cheryl Frederick conducting research on the Unity College campus in June.

Unity College Plays Leading Role in Bringing FrogWatch USA to Maine

By Mark Tardif on July 11, 2014, at 3:55 p.m.
In a world beset by climate change, frogs and toads can provide clues about the severity of changes to ecosystems. FrogWatch USA is creating opportunities for volunteers to collect and report information about wetlands, including frog and toad populations. During the 2013-14 academic year Cheryl Frederick, Assistant Professor of Captive …
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Belief in Future Viability of Unity College Leads Family to Donate $200K

By Mark Tardif on July 02, 2014, at 4:32 p.m.
Unity, Maine – July, 2014 – Less than five years removed from receiving a $10 million donation, Unity College continues to attract broad support from new and old friends alike. Whatever their personal reasons for giving and goals for specific donations to Unity, donors share a common understanding that the …
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Unity College to Host Seventh Annual Hunters and Huggers Local Foods Dinner on Thursday, October 24

By Mark Tardif on Oct. 22, 2013, at 3:51 p.m.
Unity, Maine – October, 2013 – Each year Unity College’s award-winning Dining Services department holds a Hunters and Huggers dinner to spotlight its “buy local” and sustainable approach. It is an approach that is in-keeping with the College’s first in the nation focus on sustainability science, the leading-edge of 21st …

Unity College To Host Seventh Annual Sportsmen’s Conference and Wild Game Dinner

By Mark Tardif on March 06, 2013, at 6:03 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2013 4:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Location: Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street, Unity, Maine For more information: Joe Saltalamachia; (207) 948-9205 Unity, Maine – March 6, 2012 – Unity College will host the seventh annual sportsmen’s conference and wild game dinner at …

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

By Mark Tardif on Nov. 08, 2012, at 2:43 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 4:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: 18th Annual Empty Bowls Community Meal, 42 Depot Street (off Route 202) , Unity, ME For more information: Jennifer Olin; (207) 948-9273; unity.edu Unity, Maine – November, 2012 – Unity College will host the 18th Annual Empty Bowls community meal …

Sixth Annual Hunters & Huggers Local Foods Dinner at Unity College is Wednesday, September 26

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 24, 2012, at 4:48 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 4:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Unity College, Wyman Dining Commons, Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, ME For more information: Lorey Duprey, Manager, Wyman Dining Commons; (207) 948-9131; unity.edu Unity, Maine – September, 2012 – Each year Unity College’s award-winning Dining Services department holds …

Unity College to Host Passive House Standard Training Class on October 8

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 19, 2012, at 1:52 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, ME For more information: Naomi C.O. Beal, Coordinator ; 207.710.9478 Unity, Maine – September, 2012 – The first training classes in the Passive House building standard ever to be held in Maine have …

Leonard R. Craig Gallery at UCCPA Opens Showing by Kenny Cole on September 13

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 11, 2012, at 2:05 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 5 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Leonard R. Craig Gallery at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts (UCCPA) , 42 Depot Street , Unity, Maine For more information: Ben Potter, Professor of Art, Unity College / Curator of the Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery …

Unity College to Celebrate NorthStar Leadership Program on April 24

By Mark Tardif on April 20, 2012, at 5:42 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Allison M. Hall Welcome Center at Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, ME For more information: Mark Tardif, Associate Director of College Communications, Unity College; (207) 948-9292; unity.edu Unity, Maine – April, 2012 – In its first year the …
 
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