Spring 2014

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Submit your story as a military veteran, or family member or friend of a military veteran, by e-mailing northernvision@unco.edu Submissions may appear in an upcoming print edition of the magazine.

"I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2005 after dropping out of the University I was attending. I thought there was more to life than partying and listening to a professor who knew little of what the real world was about. I decided I needed a change and to travel the world." Read more

"I am a graduate of Colorado State College (before it was called UNC) and was commissioned as a 2LT through the AFROTC program, Det. 100, on Dec. 7, 1960. I completed 23+ years on active duty and retired on July 1, 1984 in the grade of Lt. Col." Read more

"I am a 1992 graduate of UNC, with BA degrees in Theater and Journalism. I joined the Army in 2009 and am currently a photojournalist stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. I deployed to Afghanistan from April 2011 to April 2012. In 2011 I received the Thomas Jefferson award for outstanding new writer in the U.S. military, and this year I received the Paul D. Savanuck Military Journalist of the Year award. To read more about my career as an Army journalist, please check out my LinkedIn page."

- Sgt. Ken Scar, U.S. Army photojournalist, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, FORSCOM PAO, Fort Hood, Texas

Reader Comments:

"I was remiss in not praising the great cover of Northern Vision Magazine. Not only is it beautiful but as a Veteran of the U.S. Army it made me feel proud that I served, thank you, thank you!"
- Dan Benavidez


UNC students in instructor Lynn Cornelius’ Fiber Arts class created a “yarn bombing” project at a bus stop in downtown Greeley last fall. The increasingly popular form of street art uses yarn to temporarily transform a public space and get people to think about their everyday environment differently.

More pictures and video of the project

Photo courtesy of Barry LaPoint