Articles by Mark Tardif

 
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Dr. Mitchell Thomashow

Former Unity College President Focuses Higher Education on Sustainability in New Book

By Mark Tardif on Feb. 28, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
Unity, Maine – The man who focused Unity College on sustainability is now doing the same for higher education. Dr. Mitchell Thomashow, who served as President of Unity College from 2006 to 2011, decided early in his presidency to focus on sustainability. The result was a series of high profile …
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Leading-Edge Environmental College to Hold Open House, Unity College Campus Events Slated for Saturday, March 1

By Mark Tardif on Feb. 28, 2014, at 1:43 p.m.
Unity, Maine – As the green economy continues to expand across the United States and internationally, Unity College is offering a slate of environmental majors that are preparing students for the 21st century marketplace. Known as America’s Environmental College, Unity College is providing leadership for higher education with its sustainability …
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Unity College President Stephen Mulkey

Unity College President Stephen Mulkey to Participate in Climate Solutions Expo & Summit, March 12 at Augusta Civic Center

By Mark Tardif on Feb. 25, 2014, at 5:50 p.m.
Unity, Maine – The climate is changing. Now is the time for decisive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to new conditions for the sake of future generations. This is the powerful message shared in public forums across the United States by Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, an …
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Michele Leavitt

Michele Leavitt and Three Local Poets to Hold Reading in Belfast on March 9

By Mark Tardif on Feb. 20, 2014, at 5:31 p.m.
Unity, Maine – Four members of the local writer’s group Poets’ Table will share a sampling of their work at a reading on Sunday, March 9, at 2:00 pm at The Playhouse, 107 Church Street, in Belfast. Michele Leavitt, Unity College Special Assistant for College Outreach, Honors Program Co-Director and …
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Unity College Set to Break Ground on 70 Bed, LEED Silver Standard Suite Style Residence Hall

By Mark Tardif on Feb. 11, 2014, at 5:03 p.m.
Unity, Maine – In response to a trend of increasing enrollment and the popularity of campus living, Unity College will soon begin construction of a 70 bed, suite style residence hall. Constructed to meet LEED Silver standards, the approximately 18,000 square foot, $4.2 million hall will house about 70 students …
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Leonard R. Craig Gallery at UCCPA to Feature Art of Simon van der Ven

By Mark Tardif on Feb. 11, 2014, at 4:52 p.m.
Unity, Maine – The Leonard R Craig Gallery at Unity College presents: Simon van der Ven “Roots and Branches,” a show of ceramic art at the Unity Center for Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street, Unity, Maine, from February 13 to March 14. An opening reception will be held February 27th …
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Unity College to Host Maine’s Largest Environmental Career Fair on February 12

By Mark Tardif on Feb. 11, 2014, at 4:43 p.m.
Unity, Maine – 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 12, Unity College Career Services will host the most extensive environmentally focused career fair to take place in …
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Unity College

Maine’s Largest Environmental Career Fair at Unity College on February 5

By Mark Tardif on Jan. 31, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
Unity, Maine – 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 5, Unity College Career Services will host the most extensive environmentally focused career fair to take place in …
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Sydney Lea

Author Sydney Lea at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts on February 10

By Mark Tardif on Jan. 29, 2014, at 4:27 p.m.
Unity, Maine – Noted writer and environmentalist Sydney Lea will read and discuss his work at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street, Unity, on Monday, February 10 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free and open to the general public. “Syd has been described as a …
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Erica Hutchinson

Erica Hutchinson Named Development Officer at Unity College

By Mark Tardif on Jan. 23, 2014, at 4:44 p.m.
Unity, Maine – A professional with a history of creating strong giving programs has been named Development Officer at Unity College. Erica Hutchinson will participate in Unity College’s comprehensive fundraising efforts within the Department of Development, overseen by Executive Vice President and Liaison to the Board of Trustees Dr. Melik …
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Kurt Alan Anderson

Kurt Alan Anderson named development officer, grants writer at Unity

By Mark Tardif on Jan. 23, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
UNITY, Maine — A professional with extensive development, non-profit, project management and grant writing experience has been named to a newly created position. Kurt Alan Anderson has will serve as Development Officer / Grants Writer at Unity College. The new position within the Development Department will be overseen by Executive …
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Unity College President Stephen Mulkey

Unity College President Stephen Mulkey named to AASHE board

By Mark Tardif on Jan. 23, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
UNITY, Maine — Unity College President Stephen Mulkey has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. “I look forward to working with President Mulkey and the other new members of the AASHE Board,” noted Jacqueline Johnson, Chair and Chancellor …
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Family of Unity College Professor Honored with Endowed Scholarship

By Mark Tardif on Jan. 09, 2014, at 5:19 p.m.
Unity, Maine – January, 2014 – The family of Unity College Professor Gerry Saunders has been honored with a gift that will create an endowed scholarship in their name. The undisclosed sum will memorialize the beliefs and interests of Phil and Ardath Saunders by providing scholarships for Unity College students, …
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A Unity College student working in the campus greenhouse.

Half Moon Gardens Donated to Unity College, Gift to Spark Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

By Mark Tardif on Dec. 13, 2013, at 5:03 p.m.
Unity, Maine – December, 2013 – Unity College has received a transformative gift that will enhance teaching, research, experiential learning and programs in sustainability science. Isabel McKay and Rick Thompson of Brooks have gifted Half Moon Gardens of Thorndike, a multifaceted greenhouse operation featuring conventional and certified organic products. The …
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Unity College in Unity, Maine

Mike and Rose Koutelis ’77 Donate Wind Turbine to Unity College

By Mark Tardif on Dec. 12, 2013, at 5:53 p.m.
Unity, Maine – December, 2013 – In a gesture meant as a nod to the direction of his alma mater with its focus on sustainability science and divestment from investments in fossil fuels, Mike Koutelis ’77, a business development manager for Budderfly of Shelton, Connecticut, and his wife Rose, have …
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Unity College to Hold Celebration for December Graduate Candidates

By Mark Tardif on Dec. 12, 2013, at 5:20 p.m.
Unity, Maine – December, 2013 – At the end of each fall semester Unity College holds a ceremony to honor students who have completed the requirements to receive their degree. On Friday, December 13, Unity College will celebrate the achievements of students who are eligible to graduate at the completion …
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Unity College to Host Maine’s Largest Environmental Career Fair on February 5

By Mark Tardif on Dec. 02, 2013, at 2:33 p.m.
Unity, Maine – 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 5, Unity College Career Services will host the most extensive environmentally focused career fair to take place in …
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Lori Perez Named Instructor of Conservation Law Enforcement at Unity College

By Mark Tardif on Dec. 02, 2013, at 2:16 p.m.
UNITY, Maine – One of the premier Conservation Law Enforcement programs in the United States has announced a new faculty appointment. Lori Perez has been named an Instructor of Conservation Law Enforcement at Unity College. Home to one of the most established and well-regarded Conservation Law Enforcement programs in the …
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Eva McVicar named assistant director of Admissions/International Counselor

By Mark Tardif on Nov. 26, 2013, at 1:33 p.m.
UNITY, Maine — Eva McVicar has been named Assistant Director of Admissions / International Counselor at Unity College of Unity, Maine. McVicar will focus on increasing Unity College’s international student population by directly recruiting international students and supporting the admissions office in reaching its overall goals. An experienced education professional, …
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Marcus Gray named assistant director of Admissions at Unity College

By Mark Tardif on Nov. 26, 2013, at 1:23 p.m.
UNITY, Maine — A Unity College graduate with broad wildlife conservation experience will return to Unity College as a member of the Admissions team. Marcus Gray ’06 has been named Assistant Director of Admissions and began duties in October. He will counsel prospective students while focusing on the recruitment of …
 
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