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2011-05-12 14:28:00

UNITY, Maine, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An internationally-recognized scientist has been named the next President of Unity College, a small environmental college in Maine that has made significant strides in recent years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110512/DC01348) Chairman of the Board of Trustees Tim Glidden announced today that Dr. Stephen Mulkey, Director of the Program in Environmental Science at the University of Idaho, will assume duties in July as...

2011-03-21 16:05:00

UNITY, Maine, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2010, Unity College proudly raised the bar on how green a college commencement could be, offering features such as 100% power from renewable sources, diplomas on recycled paper, and caps and gowns made from recycled plastic bottles. For its planned 2011 commencement exercises, the environmental college in Unity, Maine, will attempt to improve upon its previous achievement. Will Unity College once again host the greenest...

2009-07-02 14:34:00

UNITY, Maine, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when colleges and universities across the United States are trimming jobs, Unity College is boldly bucking the belt tightening trend. The creation of new positions is in response to a historically large pool of applicants, strong retention of students, new and ongoing public/private partnerships, and an increase in giving to the College during the 2008-2009 fiscal year. Also, not a single job was cut. The popularity of Unity's...

2008-10-13 15:00:30

By JONI AVERILL One unfortunate aspect of these busy times, as many of us recognize, is the inability of groups and organizations to sustain their memberships and continue to implement their goals and objectives. Openly recognizing that problem is the Winterport Woman's Club, wrote Tammy Higgins, which has decided to publicly address the situation. Higgins wrote that the Winterport Women's Club will hold an open Community Membership Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Smith...

2008-10-10 15:00:28

ISLESBORO - Islesboro Central School has announced the expansion of its popular magnet program that accepts mainland students to the island. In an effort to increase diversity for its middle and high school student bodies, ICS is seeking motivated students interested in low teacher-student ratios and individual attention. ICS will conduct two informational sessions this fall: Saturday, Oct. 18, at University College in Rockland, and Saturday, Oct. 25, at the University of Maine Hutchinson...

2008-10-06 15:00:17

By GEORGE CHAPPELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF SEARSPORT - Environmentalist Ron Huber of Rockland said he believes the proposed industrial part of Sears Island should be given the same oversight as the conservation side receives. For the past 15 months the Joint Use Planning Committee, an initiative established by Gov. John Baldacci, has been reviewing the conservation portion of the 931-acre, uninhabited island. During the public comment period of Friday's JUPC meeting at the First...

2008-10-03 15:00:24

By WALTER GRIFFIN; OF THE NEWS STAFF BELFAST - Communities making up SAD 34 and SAD 56 will have an opportunity to learn about the plan to consolidate the two school districts during a series of informal meetings this month. SAD 34 Superintendent of Schools Bruce Mailloux said the districts' regional planning committee that formulated the consolidation plan conducted meetings last month that provide details of the proposal. Mailloux said it was decided to also hold informal meetings in...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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