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Category: Memos

July 02, 2020

My Reflection for the July 4th Long weekend

Hi all, It is the 4th of July holiday weekend and I know are all ready for the break and since the 4th is on a Saturday that means we have a little extra time to celebrate and relax this year. The 4th of July is a holiday I wasn’t really familiar with growing up… Read more »


June 19, 2020

Reaffirming Our Commitment This Juneteenth

Dear Alums, Faculty, Staff, and Students of Unity College, As you all know, today is Juneteenth, a day that marks the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. On this 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, and with the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a time for us to reflect, and to look deep within… Read more »


June 02, 2020

Finding Unity In a Time of Grief

To Alums, Faculty, Staff, and Students of Unity College, In this moment of national grief sparked by racism, inequality, and tragedy, it is vital for us to reaffirm our core values of honoring diversity and treating all individuals with respect and dignity. Unity College stands in solidarity with everyone who seeks to make our shared… Read more »


May 13, 2019

May 2019 Board Meeting

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: May 13, 2019 SUBJECT: May 2019 Board Meeting Update ATTACHMENTS: None Unity College Colleagues, As many of you are aware, we had our May Board Meeting on Friday with special presentations from faculty, staff, and students. The day began with an overview of the progress made on… Read more »


April 22, 2019

Earth Day Recognition

Earth Day Recognition! April 22, 2019 Dear Unity College Community, This morning, the mist was alive with the sounds and scent of a Maine spring, a perfect start to this Earth Day. As America’s Environmental College, we are all committed to the future — of this College, of our community, of our nation, and of… Read more »


October 16, 2018

October 2018 Board Meeting

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: October 16, 2018 SUBJECT: October Board of Trustees Meeting Update ATTACHMENTS: None Unity College Colleagues, I’m writing to share some notes and highlights from the recently concluded board of trustees meetings that took place in Founders Hall South this past Friday. Board members enjoyed the full range… Read more »


October 16, 2018

October 2018 Board Meeting

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: October 16, 2018 SUBJECT: October Board of Trustees Meeting Update ATTACHMENTS: None Unity College Colleagues, I’m writing to share some notes and highlights from the recently concluded board of trustees meetings that took place in Founders Hall South this past Friday. Board members enjoyed the full range… Read more »


September 19, 2018

In reflection of President Emeritus Karstetter

From: Melik Khoury Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:27 AM To: Employee-News Subject: In reflection of President Emeritus Karstetter Unity College Community, Now that the family has had some time, it is with mixed emotions that I reflect today in honor and gratitude on the life of Dr. Allan Karstetter, Unity College President Emeritus 1972-1978.… Read more »


August 13, 2018

Summer Board of Trustees Meeting Update

From: Melik Khoury Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 12:10 PM To: Employee-News Subject: Summer Board of Trustees Meeting Update: Unity College Colleagues, As is my custom, I’m writing today to share some notes and highlights from the recently concluded board of trustees meetings that took place last week at Unity College: Sky Lodge. As many… Read more »


June 23, 2018

Unity Works: Summer Edition

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: June 23, 2018 SUBJECT: Unity Works: Summer Edition  ATTACHMENTS: None Unity College Colleagues, I hope this note finds you well as the spring gives way to early summer. In some ways, it feels like winter is only just ending, but we all know that fall will come… Read more »


May 15, 2018

May 11 Board Meeting

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: May 15, 2018 SUBJECT: May 11 Board Meeting ATTACHMENTS: None Unity College Community, What an amazing time at Unity College! Beautiful weather for Commencement and the last week of school. Thanks to everyone who put so much into the Student Conference, finals week, student activities, Commencement, this… Read more »


April 13, 2018

Awards and Amphibians: Congratulations!

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: April 13, 2018 SUBJECT: Awards and Amphibians: Congratulations! ATTACHMENTS: None Unity College Community, It’s been a big week for Unity College faculty, staff, and students. First, last night was Big Night, an annual awareness-raising of the beginning of amphibian migration to breeding pools across New England. The… Read more »


April 03, 2018

Early Spring Treats

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: April 3, 2018 SUBJECT: Early Spring Treats ATTACHMENTS: None Unity College Colleagues, As spring thaw finally begins to really take hold here in Maine, the receding snow reveals a treasure trove of yard art, toys, lawn furniture, motorized vehicles, and other beloved objet d’art. As I was… Read more »


March 20, 2018

Sky Lodge Planning and Partners

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: March 20, 2018 SUBJECT: Sky Lodge Planning and Partners ATTACHMENTS: None Unity Colleagues, The response to our news about Sky Lodge has been both positive and generous, both internally and externally. Thank you all for sharing our good news with your networks. As we discussed at the… Read more »


January 26, 2018

Innovation at Unity College: if the shoe fits…

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: January 25, 2018 SUBJECT: Innovation at Unity College: if the shoe fits… ATTACHMENTS: Innovation at Unity College, Case Study on Innovation from the AGB. Colleagues, Our Flagship faculty recently received a memo from CAO Latty announcing a new position entitled “Director of Curriculum Innovation.” In order to… Read more »


November 17, 2017

Giving Thanks for Unity

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: November 17, 2017 SUBJECT: Giving Thanks for Unity ATTACHMENTS: None Dear Unity College Community, With some of us going on break, some taking well-deserved time off, and some holding the fort next week, I thought I would send out a quick message before many of us switch… Read more »


August 22, 2017

As We Start a New Academic Year: Times like these are made for Unity College!

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: August 21, 2017 SUBJECT: As We Start a New Academic Year: Times like these are made for Unity College! ATTACHMENTS: None Unity College Colleagues, Every fall brings promise of great things and another year of opportunity for America’s Environmental College. I trust that you are as excited… Read more »


March 23, 2017

Leadership in Abundance: Dr. Arnett – Chief Distance Education Officer

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: March 20, 2017 SUBJECT: Leadership in Abundance: Dr. Arnett – Chief Distance Education Officer ATTACHMENTS: None Colleagues,  As you probably know, Dr. Amy Arnett has been serving in the role of interim Chief Distance Education Officer since the position was vacated last fall. Amy has done an… Read more »


February 01, 2017

We are Unity: Scientists & Refugees are not our Enemies – A President’s Reflection

TO: Employee-News, Students FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: Feb 1, 2017 SUBJECT: We are Unity: Scientists & Refugees are not our Enemies – A President’s Reflection. ATTACHMENTS: None Unity College Community, The current national state of affairs has given us all a lot to think about. Many of you have shared your thoughts with… Read more »


December 20, 2016

End of Year Reflections & New Year Commitments…

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: December 20, 2016 SUBJECT: End of Year Reflections & New Year Commitments… ATTACHMENTS: None Dear Unity College Community, As the year winds down it seems like an appropriate time to reflect a little on the year that was, and anticipate a bit of what the next will… Read more »