Colorado’s Free Application Day Extended to Three Days
October 13, 2021 — There are a few changes to the fourth annual Colorado Free Application Day. This year, it has expanded to three days instead of just one starting on Tuesday, Oct. 19 through Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. During that time, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is waiving application fees for undergraduate applicants submitted by Colorado residents.
Game On - Students Share UNC Experience Through Game Design Event
October 8, 2021 — Moving to Greeley from Denver to study early childhood education and starting her freshman year as a first-generation student, Alex Archuleta had a lot to learn about the college experience. She has an older sibling also attending the University of Northern Colorado to help her adjust to the changes here and there, but a resource she relies heavily on is her advisors.
Homecoming 2021: The Bears Are Back in Town
October 6, 2021 — Homecoming 2021 is here, and the Bears are Back in Town. Unlike last year’s virtual celebration from home, UNC’s Homecoming traditions, some of them dating back to 1923, are returning to in-person again.
UNC Selects New Vice President for Student Affairs
October 1, 2021 — University of Northern Colorado (UNC) has chosen Cedric Howard, Ed.D., as the university's new vice president for Student Affairs. Howard, who was selected through a national search the university launched last May, will start his position on Dec. 6, 2021.
UNC Faculty Members Using Advanced Technology to Explore Consumer's Willingness to Spend Online
September 30, 2021 — It’s an easy habit to fall into. While watching TV or folding laundry, it’s almost second nature for many to pick up their phone, browse a retail site and before they know it, they’ve clicked ‘purchase’ multiple times. This became especially popular during the beginning of the pandemic when many were staying at home. Though online shopping is convenient, it can also be costly.
UNC Launches Website Celebrating Initiative to Become a Hispanic Serving Institution
September 16, 2021 — This year, UNC's celebration of Latinx Heritage Month is coupled with an institutional commitment to better serve the growing population of Hispanic/Latinx-identifying students as the university launches a new website, affirming their journey and progress toward becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
President Feinstein Highlights Togetherness and Growth in State of the University Address
September 9, 2021 — During the annual State of the University Address on Sept. 8, UNC President Andy Feinstein, along with several other university leaders, reflected on the challenges over the past year brought on by the pandemic and the importance of working together to overcome those challenges.
UNC Receives Grant That Will Help Strengthen Colorado's Teaching Workforce
September 3, 2021 — UNC was selected in a highly competitive grant process, as a recipient of a $850,000 Colorado Scholarship Opportunity Initiative (COSI) Back to Work grant. The funding will provide new career paths for workers displaced by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic while also addressing the need for teachers in Colorado’s classrooms.
UNC Donors Have a Long History of Helping to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
August 27, 2021 — Since the beginning of fiscal year 2021, several generous UNC donors have collectively gifted more than $925,000 in support of newly established scholarships that support diversity, equity and inclusion here at UNC.
UNC Awarded Grant for Dearfield Dream Project
August 6, 2021 — The National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Grant Program recently awarded the University of Northern Colorado $497,776 to help fund rehabilitation efforts at the African American townsite of Dearfield.
UNC Professor Secures Seventh Fulbright Award, Encourages Students to Apply for Similar Intercultural Opportunities
July 27, 2021 — Karen Barton, a professor in UNC's Geography, GIS and Sustainability department, is adding another intercultural experience to her long list as she embarks on a journey to Mexico, taking advantage of her impressive seventh award from the very competitive and prestigious Fulbright Program.
UNC Appoints Interim Provost for 2021-22 Academic Year
June 17, 2021 — University of Northern Colorado President Andy Feinstein announced on June 17 that Lisa Vollendorf, Ph.D., has been appointed as interim provost for the 2021-22 academic year. Vollendorf brings 26 years of higher education experience to UNC and has held numerous leadership roles, including provost, dean, department chair and Academic Senate chair. She will start her new role on July 1, 2021.
June 18 Webinar to Showcase Outcomes of Anthropology Program's Reclaiming Heritage Project
June 16, 2021 — On June 18 at 9 a.m., Michael Kimball, Ph.D., a professor in UNC's Department of Anthropology, will facilitate a webinar showcasing the work students in his applied anthropology class completed as part of a grant-funded community project, Reclaiming Heritage II: Building Social Bonds and Bridges with Cultural Heritage.
Board of Trustees Approves New Budget, Extends President's Contract Through 2024
June 15, 2021 — The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees conducted its final meeting of the 2020-21 fiscal year on Friday, June 11, 2001.
Exploring the Relationship Between Social Gaming, Anxiety and Loneliness
June 8, 2021 — Two UNC faculty members and a UNC graduate student published research they hope influences the perspective that social video games can have a positive impact on individuals with higher anxiety.
2021 Open Educational Resources Awardees Announced
June 7, 2021 — UNC's Open Educational Resources (OER) Committee announces faculty members who were recently awarded stipends to transform a course from using commercial texts and course materials to implementing OER for fall 2021.
Feinstein Named to NCAA Division 1 Board of Directors
May 28, 2021 — Dr. Andrew “Andy” Feinstein, president of the University of Northern Colorado and current chair of the Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Council, has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Board of Directors.
Unanimous Vote Leads to Full Reauthorization of UNC Educator Preparation Programs
May 26, 2021 — After three years of working with the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado State Board of Education voted unanimously on May 12 to fully reauthorize UNC’s Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education programs.
Meteorology Associate Professor Awarded Fulbright to Study Pollution in Italian Alps
May 26, 2021 — David Lerach, Ph.D., an associate professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at UNC, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to study how pollution in the northern Italian Alps may impact precipitation patterns across the region, specifically how much precipitation falls, where it falls and whether it’s being shifted between different watersheds.
Biology Faculty Member Wins Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award
May 19, 2021 — UNC Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Emily Holt, Ph.D., has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award.
UNC Biological Education Doctoral Candidate Receives $20,000 Award
May 18, 2021 — Karina Sanchez, a Biological Education Ph.D. candidate at UNC, has been awarded a $20,000 American Dissertation Fellowship award from the American Association of University Women, an organization that promotes education and equity for women and girls.
UNC Graduate School Announces Student Awards for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
May 13, 2021 — The UNC Graduate School has announced the recipients of awards recognizing superior academic achievement and outstanding research in graduate studies.
Bears Gave Back
May 10, 2021 — On April 14, through UNC’s “Bears Give Back” day of giving, more than 600 alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff did just that, supporting more than 80 funds across campus with more than $116,000 in contributions.
UNC Held In-Person Spring Commencement Ceremonies, May 8-9
May 10, 2021 — The University of Northern Colorado held its spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9, at Nottingham Field with more than 1,900 expected graduates. Joining this year’s graduates were approximately 200 of UNC’s 2020 graduates.
Kristen Mattio Announced as Women's Basketball Head Coach
May 8, 2021 — Northern Colorado athletics has announced the hiring of Kristen Mattio as the next head Women's Basketball coach.
Business Students Place First in Daniels Fund Ethics Initiatives Collegiate Program Case Competition
April 29, 2021 — On Friday, April 16, four undergraduate students from the UNC Monfort College of Business earned first place honors at the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative’s ninth annual Collegiate Program Case Competition.
University of Northern Colorado Breaks Ground on New Empower Center for Athletics
April 28, 2021 — This spring, UNC is breaking ground on the new Empower Center, a $4 million, entirely donor-funded sports performance building. Thanks to these donors, including lead investors John ’84 and Angela ’89 Schmidt, UNC Athletics will continue their momentum in Division I with this world-class strength and training facility.
Faces of 2021 Graduates: Adapting to a New, Virtual Society
April 22, 2021 — UNC students continued to adapt to an ever-changing world where the COVID-19 pandemic continued to sink its teeth into all areas of life including higher education. Here, seven of the around 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students who are graduating this spring and summer share their stories.
University of Northern Colorado Plans for Full On-Campus Experience this Fall
April 14, 2021 — UNC is planning to return to a comprehensive, on-campus experience for the fall 2021 semester that will include a full schedule of in-person courses and restoring activities and events, allowing students to enjoy experiential learning, campus life and community engagement opportunities.
13th Women’s Walk Supports UNC’s Female Athletes
April 12, 2021 — Walking the annual Women’s Walk to support scholarships and the greatest needs of UNC’s female student-athletes has been a tradition for the UNC community for more than a decade. After a fully virtual walk last year, supporters this year will have the option of walking the approximately 1.25-mile course in the on-campus event or stepping out into their communities to support female student-athletes virtually.
UNC Faculty Provide Expertise, Student Involvement in Local Environmental Efforts
April 9, 2021 — Community involvement runs deep at UNC where campus community members are often involved in volunteering efforts and more. Four UNC faculty members share current efforts that they are involved in as well as how they involve their students:
COVID-19 Case Investigators on the Frontline: UNC Public Health Students Saving Lives
April 2, 2021 — UNC students in the Master of Public Health program in 2020 had an unique experience earning a graduate degree online during a global pandemic.
UNC Names New Natural and Health Sciences Dean
March 31, 2021 — UNC has announced that Kamel Haddad, Ph.D., will become the next dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences.
UNC Designated as All-Steinway School Thanks to Donor Funds
March 29, 2021 — The University of Northern Colorado College of Performing and Visual Arts received a total of 96 new Steinway & Sons pianos, with most of them arriving in December of 2018, sealing the School of Music’s All-Steinway School status.
Leprino Foods Offered COVID-19 Vaccines to Eligible UNC Employees
March 25, 2021 — The local Leprino Foods plant in Greeley contacted UNC offering doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that were unspoken for during the plant’s March 20 on-site vaccine clinic event. The doses were offered to eligible UNC community members who qualified for the state’s mandated vaccine Phase 1B.4.
UNC Immunology Expert Discusses COVID-19 Vaccines, Debunks Misinformation
March 9, 2021 — Nick Pullen, Ph.D., an associate professor of Biological Sciences at UNC, shares his expertise on the COVID-19 vaccines and debunks some of the conspiracy theories surrounding them.
University of Northern Colorado Plans for In-Person Course Delivery for Fall 2021 Semester
March 8, 2021 — UNC is planning to return to a full schedule of in-person courses for the fall 2021 semester, which begins on Aug. 23, and restoring activities and events that will allow students to enjoy experiential learning, campus life and community engagement opportunities.
UNC Names New Performing and Visual Arts Dean
March 8, 2021 — UNC announced that Cristina Goletti will become the next dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts.
Faculty Member Part of Group Awarded for Teacher-Preparation Research
March 4, 2021 — A UNC faculty member was one of four individuals who received this year’s Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
UNC’s Future Teacher Conference Continues to Fuel the Teacher Pipeline
March 4, 2021 — In a never-ending quest to fuel the teaching pipeline in Colorado and nationwide, UNC virtually hosted its sixth annual Future Teacher Conference on Feb. 19 with keynote speaker Governor Jared Polis.
Student Wins Scholarship with Essay on COVID-19 and Climate Change
February 25, 2021 — UNC senior Emmy Scott was awarded a $5,000 scholarship for winning first place in Clearway Community Solar's 2020 Essay Contest Scholarship.
UNC Hires New Executive Director of Extended Campus
February 17, 2021 — UNC has named Arte Libunao as the new executive director of Extended Campus, which offers in-person learning opportunities in Loveland and Denver as well as distance online educational opportunities to students across the state, nation and world.
Recap: Finance and Audit Committee and Board of Trustees February Meetings
February 15, 2021 — UNC’s Finance and Audit Committee and Board of Trustees both met last week to discuss a range of topics and updates regarding the university.
Finalists Announced for 2021 Entrepreneurial Challenge
February 11, 2021 — The Monfort College of Business at UNC has announced the finalists for the 2021 Entrepreneurial Challenge who will present their business concept to a panel of experts on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
UNC Uses Chatbot to Reach Future and Current Students
February 9, 2021 — “Klawz” provides an avenue for students to get their questions answered quickly — and get reminders about important dates and topics right on their phones.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards UNC Grant to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Dairy and Beef Cows
February 8, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded UNC a four-year, $500,000 grant to improve pregnancy outcomes in dairy and beef cows.
UNC Names New Education Dean
January 28, 2021 — UNC has announced that Jared Stallones, Ph.D., will become the next dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.
UNC is Hosting its Second Free App Day
January 15, 2021 — UNC has initiated its own Free App Days where anyone, anywhere in the world can apply as an undergraduate to UNC without paying the $50 application fee.
UNC Expert: The Capitol Riot and its Lasting Impacts
January 12, 2021 — On January 6, supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. As people not only in the U.S. but around the world try to understand the event and its ramifications, UNC Professor of History Fritz Fischer, Ph.D., offers context from a historical perspective.
Colorado Spring 2021 Legislative Preview Highlights Funding, Mental Health, Vaccines
January 12, 2021 — On Monday, Jan. 11, UNC convened a panel of state legislators and local leaders to preview the topics that will arise once the spring 2021 legislative session kicks off on Jan. 13.
2020 Year in Review at UNC
December 18, 2020 — The year 2020 has been marked by a number of unprecedented events taking shape around the world. Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact many areas of society including higher education. Despite the impacts, UNC’s campus community members continued to work on research, scholarship and creative works; strategic planning; academic programming; community, alumni and donor engagement; diversity, equity and inclusion; and athletics.
$5 Million Donation to the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development Helps Women Succeed at UNC
December 17, 2020 — The Stryker Institute for Leadership Development at UNC, a participation-based scholarship program that serves women from underrepresented groups, such as transgender women and women of color, has received a $5 million donation to support the program over the next five years.
UNC Active Schools Institute Receives $125,000 to Evaluate Physical Education Pilot Program and Develop Re-Entry Guidelines
December 8, 2020 — The Active Schools Institute at UNC has received two grants totaling $125,000 from the Colorado Department of Education to improve the quality of physical education and physical activity opportunities for K-12 students in Colorado.
Faces of 2020 Graduates: Perseverance During a Pandemic
December 2, 2020 — Meet seven of the over 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students who have/are graduating this year. Learn about their time at the University of Northern Colorado, their future plans and advice to incoming and current students.
2021 A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar Announced
November 30, 2020 — Karen Barton, Ph.D., a professor of Geography in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at UNC, has been chosen as the 2021 Winchester Distinguished Scholar by UNC's Faculty Research and Publications Board.
Recap of Board of Trustees Meeting, Nov. 13
November 13, 2020 — The UNC Board of Trustees met virtually on Friday, Nov. 13, with the board’s Finance and Audit Committee presenting first followed by the Regular Board of Trustees meeting.
UNC One of Top Three Universities with Received Applications on Free App Day
November 12, 2020 — UNC received 5,837 applications on the third annual Colorado Free Application Day on Oct. 13, an increase compared to last year’s Free App Day, resulting in UNC being one of the top three universities in receiving applications that day.
Music Student Places First in Arranging and Composing Competition
November 5, 2020 — Zach Rich, a Jazz Studies doctoral student at UNC, won first place in the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers’ Bill Conti Big Band Arranging and Composing Competition for his composition of “We Love You Madly” (dedicated to Duke Ellington).
UNC Expert: Wildfires to Become More Common with Longer Seasons
November 3, 2020 — Experts aren’t surprised that devastating wildfires events are occurring, including Scott Franklin, Ph.D., a professor of Biology at UNC. Franklin said that a combination of bark beetles damaging trees, drier and warmer weather events and vast availability of fuel from wood debris has created the perfect storm this fire season.
Speech-Language Pathology Programs Receive Support from Local Organizations During Pandemic
October 26, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t slow down programs offered through UNC’s Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program that assists underserved populations in Weld County, thanks to grants and support provided by local community organizations.
Professor Receives U.S. Department of Education Grant for Rehabilitation Counseling Program
October 16, 2020 — Jill Bezyak, a professor of Human Rehabilitative Services and program coordinator for the Rehabilitation Counseling program at UNC, has received a five-year, $958,778 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of qualified vocational rehabilitation counselors who serve individuals with disabilities.
UNC to Waive Application Fees on Colorado Free Application Day
October 2, 2020 — UNC is waiving application fees for undergraduate applicants submitted by Colorado residents on Tuesday, Oct. 13, as part of the third annual Colorado Free Application Day.
Monfort College of Business' Entrepreneurship Challenge Applications Open, Oct. 5
October 1, 2020 — Applications open Oct. 5 for the 2021 Open, Greeley and Collegiate Divisions of the University of Northern Colorado Monfort College of Business (MCB) Entrepreneurial Challenge.
Researchers Improve Bail Risk Assessment Tool in Colorado
September 25, 2020 — Over a period of more than two years, two UNC faculty members have reviewed the Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool for accuracy when determining risk of new arrest or failing to appear in court for arrested individuals that have posted bond. They discovered room for improvement, resulting in the new Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool-Revised.
Feinstein Notes Overcoming Challenges, Work Ahead During Presidential Address
September 10, 2020 — Delivering the annual State of the University Address on Wednesday, Sept. 9, to a virtual audience, UNC President Andy Feinstein reflected on his second year as president at UNC.
Learning about Acoustics with Build-Your-Own Cigar-Box Guitars, PVC Pipe Didgeridoos
September 9, 2020 — Faculty members at UNC are finding creative ways to keep students involved virtually. Two Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences classes involve students receiving built-it-yourself kits of cigar box guitars and PVC pipe didgeridoos to learn about acoustics.
Research Indicates Emergence of COVID-19 Spatial Patterns in Colorado
September 8, 2020 — GIS tools were used to investigate the geography of COVID-19 pandemic across Colorado counties, and findings were was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Publish Health over the summer.
Back to Campus During the Coronavirus
September 4, 2020 — UNC’s move-in looked a little different this year, with new procedures in place to prevent any possible virus spread. What stayed the same was a sense of hope and excitement for the future.
Researchers Receive $1 Million Grant to Study Digital Screening Intervention Tool for Adolescents and Young Adults
August 26, 2020 — The Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded the University of Northern Colorado a $1 million grant to collaborate on the project with cliexa, a digital health technology company based in Denver.
5 Courses You’ll Wish You’d Taken
August 26, 2020 — As the semester kicks off, students and teachers alike are facing a unique menu of course delivery options. Even more unique, however, are some of the courses offered at UNC. Here are five such creative courses, offered this year at UNC, that you may not have heard of before.
Killing the Coronavirus, One Disinfected Doorknob at a Time
August 7, 2020 — Maintaining UNC’s buildings and grounds is a behind-the-scenes job, crucial for the smooth running of the university but often unnoticed until something goes awry. When COVID-19 hit, though, the quiet role of UNC’s Facilities staff became more crucial than ever — and they stepped up with aplomb.
Music to His Ears: Professor Offers Individual Lessons in Park
July 28, 2020 — The idea came to Professor Gal Faganel as he attended a family function at Glenmere Park, a few blocks north of UNC’s west campus.He hadn’t seen his cello students in person since the university moved classes online five months ago. Faganel adapted, and even found advantages in the virtual space (more on that in a moment), but still longed for side-by-side instruction.
Graduate Student Working on Grant-Funded Research with Boulder
July 21, 2020 — An incoming University of Northern Colorado graduate student is hoping to help one Colorado city better maintain its trails and open spaces so people can continue to enjoy the outdoors.
UNC Professor Contributes to State Crisis Plans for Healthcare
July 20, 2020 — University of Northern Colorado Professor Thom Dunn helped lead the state of Colorado in developing its first set of healthcare plans addressing ethical standards of care in times of crisis, from natural disasters to pandemics, when healthcare systems are at risk of becoming overwhelmed.
UNC Drops ACT, SAT Requirement for Class of 2021 Graduates
July 15, 2020 — High school students who are graduating next spring will not be required to submit a college entrance exam when applying to the University of Northern Colorado.
Audiology Alumna Shared Case Studies to Deepen UNC Graduate Student Learning During COVID-19 Closures
June 24, 2020 — Hands-on learning is vital for students in the UNC's Audiology program, but COVID-19 has disrupted such learning environments. However, an Audiology alumna stepped up to share case studies for graduate students in Audiology at UNC.
Ins-and-Outs of the CARES Act and Loan Deferrals
June 8, 2020 — The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a relief package signed into law on March 27, provides more than $2 trillion in economic relief for workers, families and small businesses in the United States.
UNC Faculty Land $1 Million Grant to Develop Assessment Tool
May 27, 2020 — The National Science Foundation awarded two University of Northern Colorado faculty a $1.077 million grant to improve teaching in college-level environmental science courses.
Students Ventured Out to Observe Rivers for Class
May 26, 2020 — Students in Sharon Bywater-Reyes’, Ph.D., Geomorphology course made observations of rivers accessible to them during Colorado’s Stay-at-Home order, which were then compiled into a Map Tour online, using ESRI’s mapping tool.
Making Filter-Enabled Masks for Frontline Workers
May 15, 2020 — Assistant Professor Marian Hamilton felt compelled to respond immediately to needs brought on by the coronavirus based on her experience with 3D printing and access to the equipment.
How an Art and Design Class Adapted to the New, Online Environment
May 15, 2020 — Anna Ursyn, Ph.D., a professor of Digital Media and head of the Digital Media Area at UNC, shares her and her students’ experiences in adapting to the new, online learning environment as well as to life during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Daniel Garcia: Aims2UNC Program "Tailor-Made for Me"
May 13, 2020 — Daniel Garcia discusses how the the newly developed Aims2UNC Program was "tailor-made" for him, where students start at Aims Community College, receive their associate’s degree and then directly transition to UNC for their bachelor’s.
Professor Receives $6,500 Grant to Create Digital Archive for Artifacts
May 13, 2020 — In May of 2019, Andy Creekmore, Ph.D., an associate professor of Anthropology at UNC, received a $6,500 grant from the Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority Micro-Grant Program.
UNC Partners to Offer COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing on Campus
May 11, 2020 — The university has teamed up with the Colorado Emergency Operations Center and King Soopers to provide drive-thru testing for COVID-19 on campus this month. The service will be offered in the parking lot west of Candelaria Hall on May 14-16, May 21-23 and May 29-30.
Pivoting to Fulfill Needs: Inside a Weld Manufacturing Plant
May 8, 2020 — Packaging medical supplies has become the priority for UNC graduate and Mountain States Plastics owner Scot Gagnon as supplier’s race to meet healthcare demands. Gagnon and his global company in Johnstown routinely manufacture customized protective bags for the medical industry, but they are “swamped up to their eyeballs” as they package a steady stream of face shield bags and plastic sheeting for hospital gowns.
Student Receives $5,000 Fellowship from the National Collegiate Honors Council
May 7, 2020 — Gabriela Masztalerz, a junior Honors student majoring in Speech-Language Pathology at UNC, has received the National Collegiate Honors Council’s $5,000 2020 Portz Fellowship for her research project.
Students Share Experiences in Battling Coronavirus
April 30, 2020 — With the rapid spread of COVID-19, health care workers have seen major changes to their daily operations, while other organizations are aiming to increase health and diet awareness.
Professor Helped Students with No-Contact Drop-Off of Supplies, Virtual Learning
April 22, 2020 — As courses transition to alternate delivery for the remainder of the semester, UNC Professor Anne Toewe discovered new ways to teach courses and prepare students for online learning.
Study of Immune Response Could Lead to SARS-CoV-2 Treatment
April 20, 2020 — UNC faculty researcher Ann Hawkinson, who studies virus-host interactions in animals and their immune response during infection, says a vaccine is not the only thing being developed in response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Staying Healthy During Coronavirus Pandemic
April 15, 2020 — Interim Associate Dean in the College of Natural and Health Sciences Danielle Brittain, Ph.D., shares tips and resources for staying fit and well as you stay home.
Ask the Expert: Police Interrogation and Confession
April 15, 2020 — In the recently released book Understanding Police Interrogation, William Douglas Woody delves into psychological science and legal theory to provide a better understanding of best practices for tactics and factors that influence confessions. The UNC professor of Psychological Sciences elaborates on the ramifications of confessions, the combination of integrated factors that can affect outcomes, and what can be done to ensure a fair and just process.
Summer Arts Season Canceled, Plans for 2021 Underway
April 13, 2020 — Following public health advisories, the University of Northern Colorado College of Performing and Visual Arts announced the cancellation of its 2020 summer arts season, including all Little Theatre of the Rockies productions and Concert Under the Stars performances.
UNC Education Students, Alumni Step Up in New Environment
April 10, 2020 — In addition to changes made at UNC to better support Bears going through the switch to online classes, UNC students and alumni in the teaching field are taking diverse approaches to supporting families in the switch to online learning for their children in preschool through high school.
UNC Reaching Out to Students Online with Entertainment, Community Connections
April 9, 2020 — With campus closed and classes being taught through online delivery methods for the remainder of the semester, the University of Northern Colorado is creating new ways to help with student success and engagement.
Class for a Cause
April 6, 2020 — UNC values hands-on education, but what does that look like in various fields? In the case of Journalism and Media Studies 481: Strategic Communications Campaigns, it looks like raising thousands of dollars for a local cause.
GIS Mapping Visualizes Real-Time Data on Coronavirus Outbreak
April 3, 2020 — A number of organizations are producing interactive maps to help people visualize real-time data on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, and to help track those cases to show the bigger picture of the pandemic.
UNC Card Campaign Focuses on Lifting Spirits
April 2, 2020 — Kendyl Kelly, UNC’s program coordinator for Student Organizations, has initiated the United to Nurture our Community (UNC): A Card Campaign that involves sending handwritten cards to high-risk populations of the coronavirus pandemic in Greeley.
UNC Researcher Questions Theory of Bats Spreading Coronavirus
April 1, 2020 — One of the most misunderstood animals on Earth, bats are one of several animals that have been blamed as a possible source for the coronavirus. UNC bat expert Rick Adams weighs in.
History of Pandemics: A Thumbnail Sketch
March 30, 2020 — While the past century presents a number of examples, the influenza outbreak of 1918 may most closely resemble what our world is now experiencing with the current global pandemic. History Professor Fritz Fischer shares a portion of his classroom lesson here.
How Supply Chains are Being Impacted by Coronavirus
March 30, 2020 — The coronavirus (COVID-19) has uncovered numerous flaws in supply chains, according to Mike Loughrin, an adjunct professor in the online Master of Business Administration program at UNC.
Faculty Member Using 3D Printer to Make Face Shield Parts for Hospitals
March 30, 2020 — With a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers who are battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UNC’s Chelsie Romulo is contributing to the effort to fill the gap.
Coronavirus Panic Buying Follows Marketing Theories
March 24, 2020 — Daniel Brannon, an assistant professor at UNC, discussing the coronavirus and its influence on consumer behavior and marketing theories.
From PR Problem to Public Health Crisis: Coronavirus and Politics
March 24, 2020 — From Political Science Professor Stan Luger’s vantage, the U.S. presidential response over the past few weeks has transformed from treating the coronavirus as a pesky public relations problem to elevating it to the emergency status of a true public health crisis.
Making a Game of It
March 24, 2020 — Your kids’ schools are closed, and you’re working from home. Looking for some ideas to help all of you stay sane? Here’s how to engage your kids in something they love.
Students: How to Stay Sane and Grow Your Personal Brand on Social Media
March 24, 2020 — As the U.S. and other countries respond to the virus outbreak with recommendations for social distancing, and universities close their doors for the rest of the semester, Marketing Professor Denny McCorkle has some suggestions for how students can stay connected without getting drawn into the negative social media.
Coronavirus Update: UNC Moves Online Classes to End of Semester, Campuses Close March 17
March 23, 2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC President Andy Feinstein announced Monday that university courses will be delivered online for the remainder of the semester following spring break. UNC campuses also will close to everyone but essential personnel beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.
Employees Recognized at 49th Annual Staff Recognition Banquet
March 6, 2020 — UNC staff were celebrated and recognized during the 49th annual Staff Recognition Banquet on Thursday, March 5.
Recap: Twitter Chat on Using Research Methods for Better Understanding
March 4, 2020 — On Wednesday, March 4, University of Northern Colorado Assistant Professor Will Merchant, Ph.D., participated in a UNC Twitter chat on the topic of using research methods to better understand everyday issues.
With Rise in Food Allergies, UNC Responds with Research, Dining Options
March 2, 2020 — Each semester at UNC, over 50 new students who have food allergies work with Matthew Doyle, the assistant director for board operations and registered dietitian at UNC. What's the cause for the rise of food allergies and how has UNC responded?
Study: $3.9 billion local income boost from Northern Colorado Public Colleges and Universities
February 25, 2020 — The four public colleges and universities in Northern Colorado added $3.9 billion in income to the economy of Larimer and Weld Counties and supported one of every eight jobs in the region in the fiscal year 2017-18, according to the results of a new economic impact study released Feb. 25.
Recap: First Greeley Day at the Capitol Event
February 20, 2020 — UNC, along with Aims Community College and Greeley representatives, attended the first ever Greeley Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 19, to promote Greeley and discuss important issues.
Students Save Over $63,000 in Course Materials
February 13, 2020 — Four faculty members helped approximately 450 students enrolled in their fall 2019 classes save a combined $63,775 in textbook fees by adopting open educational resources into their curriculum after the Colorado Department of Higher Education awarded grants for the project.
UNC Sees Low Number of Positive Influenza Cases Among Students
February 10, 2020 — UNC has only 12 confirmed cases of influenza among students at the Student Health Center on campus, around a 93% drop in cases compared to the 2009-10 academic year.
Two Students Attended International Education Celebration at Capitol
February 7, 2020 — The StudyColorado Advocacy Day took place at the state capitol last week to showcase the benefits of international education in higher education institutions around the state. Two UNC students participated at the event.
The Story of UNC's First African American Graduate
January 29, 2020 — Lucile Buchanan enrolled in a two-year teacher certification program at the now University of Northern Colorado in 1903 and was the only African American student in her 1905 graduating class and the first African-American student to earn a teaching degree at UNC. Learn more about her story.
UNC Snake Expert: Not Enough Evidence to Say Coronavirus Spreads to Humans from Snakes
January 24, 2020 — A new study published by researchers in China suggests that the origins of the coronavirus outbreak is due to contact with snakes. However, many researchers are skeptical of these findings including renowned snake-venom expert Steve Mackessy.
UNC Online Education Programs Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
January 17, 2020 — University of Northern Colorado online graduate education programs were ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the publication's 2020 annual report.
UNC Names New Business Dean
January 8, 2020 — The University of Northern Colorado today announced that Dr. SherRhonda “Sher” Gibbs will become the next dean of the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business.
Mental-Health Support for Students at the Counseling Center
January 3, 2020 — The UNC Counseling Center, housed on the second floor of Cassidy Hall, offers free counseling services and lower-cost psychiatric services to students, faculty and staff. Watch a video to learn more about what the center offers.
UNC’s Future Teacher Conference Introduces Students to Teaching
December 16, 2019 — UNC, in a never-ending quest to end the teaching shortage in Colorado and nationwide, will host the sixth annual Future Teacher Conference starting at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21.
Music Student Selected to Perform in Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Combo
December 10, 2019 — Domi Edson, a first-year graduate student from UNC’s School of Music, has been selected to perform as one of five members in the Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Combo at the Jazz Education Network’s Annual Conference.
Faces of 2019 Fall Graduates: Finding a Place at UNC
December 4, 2019 — Meet eight of the over 930 undergraduate and graduate students who are graduating on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14.. Learn about their time at the University of Northern Colorado, their future plans and advice to incoming and current students.
UNC Volleyball Claims Big Sky Championship
December 2, 2019 — Winning a championship takes talent, yes, but it also takes heart and grit. University of Northern Colorado volleyball showed all three of those aspects in their five-set victory Saturday night in the Big Sky Championship match against Weber State.
UNC Team Qualifies for National Ethics Bowl Competition
November 18, 2019 — On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative sponsored UNC in hosting the Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl where 10 teams from seven schools competed in an all-day ethics competition.
UNC Faculty Member to Compete in 19th Winter Deaflympics in Italy
November 14, 2019 — University of Northern Colorado Assistant Professor Byron Bridges, who coordinates UNC’s Teaching American Sign Language program, will compete as a member of the U.S. chess team during this year’s Deaflympics.
2020 A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar Announced
November 13, 2019 — Sarah Goodrum, Ph.D. , a professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been chosen as the 2020 Winchester Distinguished Scholar by UNC's Faculty Research and Publications Board.
UNC Students Recognized Nationally for Voting in 2018
November 12, 2019 — Student participation in elections continues to increase at the University of Northern Colorado, with 53% of UNC students voting in the 2018 midterm election.
Front Range Community College, UNC Team Up to Deliver Sign-Language Program
November 5, 2019 — A partnership between UNC and FRCC is one of the first in the state that allows students to take American Sign Language courses that apply to a bachelor’s degree program while working on an associate degree.
UNC Researcher Joins $1-Million Funded Project to Update K-12 Threat-Assessment Tool
October 30, 2019 — UNC Professor Sarah Goodrum is a co-principal investigator on a nearly $1 million grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to evaluate the Colorado School Safety Resource Center’s threat-assessment tool to prevent school violence.
Applications to UNC Surge on Colorado Free App Day
October 23, 2019 — The University of Northern Colorado received 5,908 applications on the second annual Colorado Free Application Day on Oct. 15, a 71% increase compared to last year’s free app day.
UNC Makes Huge Strides in Reducing Energy Consumption and Costs
October 17, 2019 — UNC saved more than $2.2 million in energy costs since 2016 through a campus-wide energy conservation program called powerED that rolled out in partnership with McKinstry.
Bears Repeating: Elections, Registering, Restrictions and More
October 16, 2019 — Political yard signs, canvassing and campus voter registration tables popping up mean that it's election season in Colorado. This year, Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, and if you haven't registered to vote yet or have questions about voting in Colorado, then see below for all the information you need.
UNC Halloween-Related Events
October 15, 2019 — It's that spooky time of the year where costumes are worn, tricks and treats are abundant and, most importantly, a variety of fun events are thrown. Check out this year's Halloween-related events!
UNC Hosts 21 International Secondary Teachers from 20 Countries
October 15, 2019 — UNC is hosting a group of 21 international secondary teachers from 20 countries who are participating in the Fulbright Teacher Excellence and Achievement Exchange Program.
Meet Chef Cool Dre: UNC Student, Award-Winning Chef and Owner of Cool Dre’s Catering Business
October 14, 2019 — DeAndre Smith, a junior Communications major and Nutrition minor at the University of Northern Colorado, has another pastime outside of school as an award-winning chef where he is known as, Chef Cool Dre.
UNC to Waive Application Fees on Colorado Free Application Day
October 9, 2019 — UNC is waiving application fees for undergraduate applicants submitted by Colorado residents on Tuesday, Oct. 15, as part of the second annual Colorado Free Application Day.
UNC Researcher Shares Tips for Coping with Math Anxiety
October 9, 2019 — Molly Jameson, a UNC associate professor of Educational psychology, discusses math anxiety, its prevalence and how to mitigate its effects while dealing with math in this podcast.
Educational Theatre Association Recognizes UNC Professor with Founders’ Award
September 23, 2019 — UNC Professor Mary Schuttler has received the Educational Theatre Association’s Founders’ Award which is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of theatre education, research, and practice.
Augmented-Reality Sandbox to Help Students Learn About Earth Sciences
September 18, 2019 — UNC has created a sandbox for students, but it’s not your normal, everyday sandbox — it uses augmented reality with the use of an Xbox 360 Kinetic sensor, projector and software to bring the sand to life.
UNC Expert: Apple’s Noise App ‘Step in the Right Direction’
September 17, 2019 — University of Northern Colorado Professor Deanna Meinke, a leading researcher of noise-induced hearing loss and prevention, applauded Apple this week for developing a watch app that aims to help people avoid damage to their hearing.
Feinstein Notes Progress, Work Ahead During Presidential Address
September 10, 2019 — Delivering the annual State of the University address on Tuesday, Andy Feinstein reflected on the “meaningful work” campus accomplished together during his first year as UNC president and offered a preview of the next phase of strategic planning.
Uncovering Colorado’s History in Lone Mesa State Park
September 6, 2019 — UNC student Nichelle Taylor shares what she did over the summer: uncovering artifacts as part of an archaeological dig at Lone Mesa State Park.
Travel Back in Time to the Atomic Badlands of the American West
September 5, 2019 — Founded at the turn of the 20th century, the mysterious “Yucca Fountain” filled a void in the Nevada desert for travelers looking to beat the heat. Two Boston-based artists took the initiative to restore it in UNC’s Campus Commons Gallery.
UNC and McKinstry Installing Solar Array on Campus
September 3, 2019 — Students starting classes at UNC this fall will be greeted by a greener, more sustainable campus thanks to a new solar photovoltaic array installed by McKinstry, a national construction and energy services company.
Welcoming Events Kick Off New Academic Year
August 27, 2019 — Recap on and photos from featured Bear Welcome events to welcome new and returning students back to UNC's campus for the 2019-20 academic year.
Aims2UNC Program Kicking Off this Fall
August 25, 2019 — Aims Community College and UNC will unveil a joint-program initiative, Aims2UNC, on Sept. 5 at the Aims Greeley Campus with CEO/President Aims Community College Leah L. Bornstein and UNC President Andy Feinstein as featured speakers.
By the Numbers: Student Employment at UNC
August 20, 2019 — Learn about UNC student employment by the numbers as well as helpful campus resources in finding a position.
Examining the Link Between Housing and Mental Health in Colorado
July 22, 2019 — Finding affordable housing in Colorado continues to make headlines and cause headaches for those who live in the state; however, a UNC researcher is investigating affordable housing and physical and mental health issues using GIS-mapping techniques.
Game Design Studio Kicks Off on Campus for Two Weeks
July 10, 2019 — The University of Northern Colorado Technology, Innovation and Pedagogy's Creativity Lab has partnered with iThrive Games to host Game Design Studio, a two-week summer day camp program, on campus July 8-19.
Solar Flower Blooms for First Time on UNC’s Campus
July 3, 2019 — Nicknamed the Solar Flower, the device was installed on the front lawn of UNC’s César Chávez Cultural Center last month and provides 2,500 watts of power to meet the majority of the center’s needs.
Cutting-Edge Hearing Testing Technology Allows for Easy, Low-Cost Testing
June 5, 2019 — Studies by the University of Northern Colorado show that a new portable device can detect hearing loss without the need of a sound booth.
Singer, Songwriter and Counselor-in-Training: Sofia Softas-Nall
May 20, 2019 — In this podcast, UNC graduate student Sofia Softas-Nall discusses how she’s using the award-winning study she produced as a graduate student at the National University of Ireland to help students with chronic physical and mental illness at UNC’s Psychological Services Clinic.
UNC Students Can Borrow Professional Attire at No Cost
May 16, 2019 — Starting this fall, University of Northern Colorado students will be able to dress for success for free thanks to a new clothing lending program.
UNC-Backed Bill Signed into Law
May 14, 2019 — University of Northern Colorado staff in March testified in support of a bill that Gov. Polis signed into law this week that expands state financial aid to eligible undocumented students.
Up, Up and Away: UNC Students Launch 3D-Printed Vessel into the Atmosphere
May 10, 2019 — UNC Physics and Astronomy recent graduate Rydell Stottlemyer holds onto a payload, a box covered with aluminized mylar and filled with sensors, as it’s being connected to a huge weather balloon. This payload was developed by her and fellow, recent graduate Brian Smith.
UNC Students Take Second at Regional Ad Competition
May 7, 2019 — A UNC advertising class placed second at the District 12 American Advertising Federation’s annual National Student Advertising Competition held at the University of Colorado Boulder on April 27.
Speech-Language Pathology Awarded Grant to Support Migrant and Immigrant Families
May 6, 2019 — UNC’s Speech-Language Pathology Program has been awarded $36,000 in funding from the Buell Foundation to expand their work in partnering with the Migrant Education Program’s Project Literacy for Immigrant Families Everyday (L.I.F.E.).
Faces of 2019 Spring Graduates: Self-Discovery and Overcoming Barriers
May 1, 2019 — Meet six of the 1,132 undergraduate students graduating on Saturday, May 4. Learn how they overcame a variety of challenges and discovered their desired career paths as well as a better understanding of who they are and where they want to go in the future.
Greeley Treasure Chest Program Awarded $60,000 in Grants Since 2017
April 30, 2019 — UNC’s Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences program has been awarded a total of $60,000 since initiating the Greeley Treasure Chest Program in 2017. The program utilizes boxes filled with age-appropriate books and toys to improve children’s communication and language skills.
Physical Education Students Win Numerous Awards
April 29, 2019 — Three students from the University of Northern Colorado School of Sport and Exercise Science's Physical Education program were recognized for their achievements as students in the teaching field.
Business Students Victorious at International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition
April 22, 2019 — Four students from the University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business took first in two categories at the International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition held April 10-12 at Loyola Marymount University in California.
Ceremony Formally Introduces UNC’s 13th President
April 12, 2019 — A traditional ceremony April 12 officially welcomed Andy Feinstein as the 13th president of the 130-year-old institution.During the Presidential Investiture, Feinstein spoke in the new performance hall at the Campus Commons. The 600-member audience included UNC trustees, former UNC presidents, presidents and former presidents of colleges and universities across the country, and local and state officials.
UNC Spring Commencement Ceremonies, May 3-4
April 11, 2019 — The University of Northern Colorado will hold the 129th spring commencement ceremonies Friday, May 3, at Bank of Colorado Arena in Butler-Hancock Athletic Center, and Saturday, May 4, at Nottingham Field, with about 1,600 expected graduates.
A Song of Ice and Fire: Class Dives into “Game of Thrones”
April 11, 2019 — Imagine dissecting George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” in a classroom setting: Seven Kingdoms, the Wall, Lannister family and more. This sounds like the perfect class for die-hard fans, and this dream-come-true is offered through the “Contemporary Arts Connection” class taught by Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, an English associate professor at UNC.
Trustees Approve Room, Building Names
April 10, 2019 — Twenty rooms at the Campus Commons and the home of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center have been named to honor a generous group of donors who support the University of Northern Colorado.
UNC Updates Tree Tours with New Additions, Markers
April 2, 2019 — New additions of tree species are being added to the self-guided campus tree tours at UNC. The updates include newly planted trees around the Campus Commons as well as European Larch trees planted in the Carter Hall north lawn.
UNC Junior Awarded Prestigious Journalism Scholarship
March 28, 2019 — University of Northern Colorado junior Ben Shumate is one of six students across the state who received the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club.
Program Addresses Shortage of Certified ASL Interpreters in Rural Colorado
March 27, 2019 — Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind and live in rural Colorado may see an increase in qualified American Sign Language interpreters as a new certification training program begins. The Rural Interpreting Services Project was made possible by a partnership between UNC’s Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies and the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind.
UNC Student Wins 500 Condoms to Distribute During Public Health Week
March 25, 2019 — Every day, almost 25,000 young people age 15-25 are infected with an sexually transmitted disease. UNC School of Public Health graduate student Brianna Kelly plans on combating those rates by distributing free condoms that she won from the Great American Condom Campaign last fall.
CDHE Executive Director Tours Campus
March 21, 2019 — UNC welcomed Angie Paccione, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, for a campus visit Wednesday. She joined President Andy Feinstein on a tour and met students, faculty and staff at cultural centers and in academic areas.
State Fully Reauthorizes UNC Educator Prep Programs with Areas to Address
March 15, 2019 — The Colorado State Board of Education recently reauthorized all UNC’s educator preparation programs, with conditions for reading instruction that UNC is already addressing.
UNC Music Education Student Wins Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award
March 8, 2019 — UNC third-year music education student Jacie Matzke was awarded the $4,000 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award from the Presser Foundation. Watch an interview with her as she discusses the award, the UNC School of Music and plays her clarinet.
UNC Business Students Attend Renowned Retail Conference in New York City
March 7, 2019 — Eight students from UNC’s Monfort College of Business said they gained a better appreciation for the retail industry by participating in the student program of the 2019 National Retail Federation Conference in New York City.
Skulls, Animal Skins and Gold: Welcome to the History of Bookmaking
February 28, 2019 — Before the printing press was around, books were created with materials that might be considered shocking today, such as animal skins, gold, plant materials and other unique materials … skulls were even used as writing surfaces! These materials aren't uncommon in the UNC English 495 class, “History of the Book.”
UNC Receives Grant to Study Benefits of Kefir for Cancer Patients
February 26, 2019 — Earlier this year, uBiome awarded a $7,000 grant to researchers at UNC's Cancer Rehabilitation Institute to understand how kefir impacts the microbiome of cancer survivors who underwent chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment.
2019 Summer Enrichment Program Offers New Day Program
February 21, 2019 — This year marks the 42nd year of UNC’s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) that serves children and youth who are gifted, talented and creative in a supportive academic and social setting. With a variety of programs to choose from, children of all ages will learn valued skills from leadership to critical thinking and more. New this year is the Summer Enrichment Day Program for fifth and sixth graders.
UNC's Answer to the Teacher Shortage: Future Teacher Conference Bigger than Ever
February 12, 2019 — In a never-ending quest to end the teacher shortage in Colorado and nationwide, the University of Northern Colorado is hosting the 5th annual Future Teacher Conference on Friday, Feb. 22.
Erin Hanke Brings Energy, Inclusivity to Campus Common’s Performance Hall
January 31, 2019 — The new, 600-seat performance hall in UNC’s Campus Commons building is planning to host exciting, affordable and diverse performances for the campus and surrounding communities.That’s the goal of the hall’s new Managing Director, Erin Hanke, D.M.A.
UNC Faculty Member Visits China to Help Get Kids Physically Active
January 31, 2019 — Brett Nichols, Ph.D., UNC instructor of Sport and Exercise Science, spent two weeks of December 2018 in Beijing, China, working with parents and youth athletes to highlight the importance of sport for youth.
UNC Professor Participates in Conference on Teaching STEM to English Language Learners
January 24, 2019 — UNC education students can expect to take six-credit hours in preparation of better teaching of STEM subjects to English language learners. UNC Professor of Language Education and Associate Dean and School Director of Teacher Education Jingzi Huang, Ph.D., goes into more detail about these developments and her involvement in a recent conference.
Science Meets Communication: Understanding Differing Sides and Complex Issues
December 21, 2018 — A pair of Biological Sciences and Communication Studies professors are teaming up for a second year to deliver an interdisciplinary course whose aim is to clearly communicate science-based topics.
Governor Announces Trustee Appointment, Two Reappointments
December 14, 2018 — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Thursday the appointment of Stephen M. Jordan, Ph.D., to the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees.Hickenlooper also reappointed current trustees Dick Monfort and Janice Sinden.
Danny Medoff: From Army Medic to Philosopher
December 11, 2018 — Danny Medoff founded two UNC student clubs after transferring from Seattle in summer 2016 and serving his country for eight years. Last fall, he started the Philosophical Kevlar club for military veterans.
UNC's School of Nursing Makes Positive Impacts in Community
December 6, 2018 — The UNC School of Nursing is deeply involved in health-related events in the Greeley community as it's vital for nursing students to volunteer at these events so as to serve the community, work with interdisciplinary teams and create a culture of inclusion for those who attend the events.
Physics Undergraduate Receives Grant to Study Nanotechnologies
December 3, 2018 — UNC student Jacob Fry received over $1,000 in grants from the Office of Undergraduate Research to compare the chemical make-up of shark teeth using two nanotechnologies as well as to develop lab curriculum on these technologies.
UNC Active Schools Institute Awarded Over $1.2 Million in Grants Since 2016
November 30, 2018 — The University of Northern Colorado Active Schools Institute was awarded $510,000 in grant funding through the Colorado Health Foundation from 2018-20. This is in addition to TCHF’s 2016-18 grant of $710,000.
Recap: UNC Fall Commencement Ceremonies Dec. 7-8
November 26, 2018 — The University of Northern Colorado held its fall commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Bank of Colorado Arena in Butler-Hancock Athletic Center.
Volleyball Team Improves their Game with Biomechanics Technology
November 19, 2018 — The University of Northern Colorado’s volleyball team is gaining insights on how to improve their off-season training programs with the assistance of the Biomechanics Lab's three-dimensional motion-capture technology.
Three UNC Faculty Members Receive Awards from Colorado Association of Science Teachers
November 16, 2018 — The Colorado Association of Science Teachers presented their Distinguished Service Award to Rob Reinsvold and Lori Reinsvold, as well as their Excellence in Elementary Science Teaching Award to Neva Nardone. The three are faculty members at UNC.
UNC Professor to Co-Host 2019 ABA’s National Convention
November 1, 2018 — UNC Professor of Music Education and Associate Director of Bands, Richard Mayne, will serve as the co-host at the 2019 American Bandmasters Association (ABA) National Convention March 6-9, 2019, in Loveland with the Director of Bands at Colorado State University, Rebecca Phillips.
Investing in Watersheds to Prepare for Growing Urban Populations
October 31, 2018 — UNC Assistant Professor in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program Chelsie Romulo, Ph.D., recently had her research on investments for watershed services published and discusses it in this podcast.
UNC Club Inducted Into Colorado Special Olympics Hall of Fame
October 2, 2018 — The Special Olympics of Colorado held its annual Hall of Fame Luncheon. Among those honored at the event included the UNC chapter of SO College.
Body Fat Percentage and Impacts in Campus Community
September 24, 2018 — UNC Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics Katie Kage, Ph.D., is studying perceived body fat percentage and body image perception of the UNC campus community using a "Bod Pod."
UNC President Feinstein: ‘Let’s Get Rowing’
September 18, 2018 — That was the message from University of Northern Colorado President Andy Feinstein during his first annual State of the University address Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the University Center. Feinstein, on his 80th day on the job, spoke to a capacity crowd in the ballrooms and wrapped up his remarks by quoting the Horace Mann Gate on 10th Avenue, a gift from the Class of 1910, that's contains the inscription: "Rowing, not drifting."
Official Enrollment Report Confirms Fall Numbers
September 13, 2018 — For the second consecutive year, total enrollment at UNC is over 12,800 students.
Strengthening National Defense with Better Nutrition
September 6, 2018 — The University of Northern Colorado’s Army ROTC program is receiving diet and nutrition support from the UNC Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. Headed by Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics Katie Kage, Ph.D., UNC is at the forefront of undertaking such a project nationwide.
How UNC Researchers are Studying Cannabis
August 23, 2018 — This video series highlights how UNC researchers from various departments and colleges are studying legal cannabis in the areas of recreation and leisure, tax laws, biometrics and many others.
UNC Professor Selected for Antarctic Expedition
August 23, 2018 — Meteorology Professor Cindy Shellito, Ph.D., has been selected to join an international group of 80 female scientists on a three-week expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition, departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, Dec. 31, is part of a global initiative called Homeward Bound. The project aims to elevate the status of women in science and empower them to take a leadership role in issues related to climate change and sustainability.
UNC Associate Professor's Research on Dust Influences on Thunderstorms Published
August 15, 2018 — UNC Associate Professor of Meteorology David Lerach, Ph.D., studies the influence that dust has on tornadic thunderstorms using a high-resolution computer model.
UNC Researchers Discover Toxins in Venom of Snake
August 1, 2018 — A study by University of Northern Colorado Professor Stephen P. Mackessy and his colleagues including graduate research assistants identified two toxins in the venom of a species of snake that affect prey differently.
Arapahoe School Shooting: What Went Wrong and Future Preparedness
July 26, 2018 — Department Chair and Professor of Criminiology and Criminal Justice Sarah Goodrum, Ph.D. reviewed the Arapahoe High School shooting in 2013 and discovered three major failures made before the shooting took place.
UNC Student Creates Music with Electronics and a Bowling Ball
June 7, 2018 — UNC student Todd Swingle is an expert at playing a number of instruments including the piano, bass, percussion and more "non-traditional instruments," such as a bowling ball ... yes, a bowling ball.
Steve Anderson Answers Questions on Kilauea and Future Research
June 4, 2018 — Volcanologist Steve Anderson knows volcanoes and is especially familiar with the ongoing Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. He answers some questions about recent developments with Kilauea, his love of volcanoes and future volcano research plans.
Photographing World War II Japanese-American Camps
June 4, 2018 — John Tonai '90 discusses the Granada Relocation Camp, also known as Amache, where thousands of Japanese-Americans were incarcerated from 1942-45, including members of his family.
Professor Gives Update on Hawaii Volcano Eruption in Interview
May 16, 2018 — Last week, volcanologist Steve Anderson, a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science at UNC, was interviewed by Discovery Channel's Daily Planet magazine about his research on the erupting Hawaii Kilauea volcano.
UNC Class Assignment: Find and Chase Storms for 10 Days
May 9, 2018 — A group of 12 students enrolled in a summer-session meteorology class at the University of Northern Colorado will get a unique field experience this month when they spend 10 days chasing severe storms across multiple states.
UNC Researcher Earns Fulbright Scholar Grant to Nicaragua
April 25, 2018 — University of Northern Colorado Assistant Professor Sarah Romano has earned a 2018-19 Fulbright Scholar grant to further study water management in rural areas of Nicaragua, where over 2.5 million people reside and are particularly vulnerable in a country susceptible to extreme climate conditions.
UNC Board of Trustees Announce Finalist for Next UNC President
April 10, 2018 — The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees announced today that Andrew “Andy” Feinstein, Ph.D., is the finalist to become the next president of the 129-year-old, doctoral research university.
UNC Class Startup Takes Third Place in State Competition
March 29, 2018 — A University of Northern Colorado student presentation of a startup business created as part of a Monfort College of Business class at the University of Northern Colorado resulted in a third- place finish in the 2018 University Startup Challenge on March 20 at the University of Denver.
Winners Announced in Ninth Annual UNC Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge
March 28, 2018 — Five winners of the ninth annual University of Northern Colorado Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge were announced during the final competition Tuesday at the University Center on UNC’s campus. They received a total of $50,000 in prize money, and business incubator services from UNC BizHub, the business incubator at UNC.
UNC Scientist: Female Birds Sing, Too; Help Her Record More Instances
March 14, 2018 — When North American ornithologists hear a bird singing, they’re likely to assume it’s a male. But in many species, the females sing too — and a new commentary co-authored by University of Northern Colorado’s Lauryn Benedict argues that a better understanding of these unappreciated female songs could lead to advances in many aspects of bird biology. Benedict and co-author Karan Odom of Cornell University urge their colleagues to spread the word that female birds sing, to share resources, and to disseminate their findings. You don’t need to be a professional ornithologist in order to help expand knowledge of female song, either — Odom has created a website where any birdwatcher can upload their observations.
UNC Associate Professor to Appear on "Jeopardy!"
March 8, 2018 — Lynn Klyde-Allaman will appear as a contestant on "Jeopardy!" The segment featuring her is scheduled to be televised at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22, on Fox (check local listings). The self-described trivia buff and associate professor of Journalism & Media Studies will become the second member of her family to appear on the game show.
National Taiwan Sport University Visits UNC to Explore Partnership Opportunities
March 5, 2018 — he agenda for the visit to UNC focused on expanding the current partnership to include study abroad exchanges, internships, visiting scholar opportunities and other mutually beneficial partnership activities.
UNC Instructor to Screen Her Film on Human Trafficking
February 28, 2018 — University of Northern Colorado's Emilie Upczak will screen her new film, “Moving Parts,” as part of the university's International Film Series. The screening will be held in the Lindou Auditorium in the Michener Library basement at 7 p.m. on March 7. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Upczak for audience members to discuss the film, filmmaking process, or any other questions.
MCB to Launch Fully Online MBA Program
February 23, 2018 — The University of Northern Colorado has selected Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading comprehensive online service provider, to expand access to the Monfort College of Business’s Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program
Survey: UNC, Community Partnerships Exceed 130
February 12, 2018 — Over 130 community partnerships exist between the University of Northern Colorado and community, providing students with a host of opportunities for engaged learning outside of the classroom, according to a survey conducted by the Office of Engagement, in collaboration with UNC’s Social Reach Lab, and with support from a collective impact grant from the University of Denver.
UNC One of Two Universities Selected to Partner on National Collaborative
January 26, 2018 — The University of Northern Colorado has been selected as one of two partner universities in the Active Schools national collaborative to address physical inactivity and obesity among youth.
UNC Faculty Author Writes Book on Embracing Culture Shock to Bridge Divides
January 12, 2018 — Contemplative anthropologist and mindfulness teacher Michael J. Kimball has a new book for people who want to bridge cultural divides. It’s called Ethnowise: Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection.
UNC Group Joins Multi-University Effort to Establish Hearing Conservation Program in Guatemala
January 10, 2018 — A group of faculty and students led by University of Northern Colorado Professor Deanna Meinke implemented a hearing conservation program at a sugar mill in Guatemala last month.
UNC’s 36th Annual Arts Gala Puts Students Center Stage
January 5, 2018 — UNC’s College of Performing and Visual Arts is hosting the 36th annual Gala on Saturday, February 10th at the Union Colony Civic Center. Themed “A Celebration of Student Artists,” the event is a showcase of diverse talent from each of the College’s three Schools: the School of Art and Design, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre Arts and Dance.
Final Beam Placed in UNC Campus Commons
January 3, 2018 — University of Northern Colorado’s newest gateway building was topped out in mid-December, marking a significant milestone event for construction and the progress of the new facility.
UNC Graduate Named Colorado Teacher of the Year
November 2, 2017 — University of Northern Colorado alumna Christina Gillette Randle become the latest graduate to be named Colorado Teacher of the Year.
UNC Researcher’s Winning Bat Photo Takes Internet by Storm
October 10, 2017 — A stunning image of a bat fetus produced by University of Northern Colorado Professor Rick Adams is circulating widely online after placing 15th out of 2,000 entries submitted from 88 countries in Nikon’s annual Small World contest.
Reading for a Change: UNC Researcher’s Program Seeks to Strengthen Bonds Between Inmates and Their Children
October 6, 2017 — Kyle Ward, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, and undergraduate and graduate students who volunteer for the “Reading for a Change” program visit the Weld County jail weekly to record inmates reading children’s books.
UNC's Monfort College of Business Seeks Colorado-based Entrepreneurs
September 26, 2017 — The $50,000 competition is open to pre-launch or early stage, Colorado-based startup ventures. Applications are now available at mcb.unco.edu/e-challenge and will be accepted until Monday, Nov. 13.
Study: Doping in Sports Pervasive
September 7, 2017 — More elite athletes than previously thought are cheating by evading traditional biological drug testing, according to a University of Northern Colorado professor who contributed to groundbreaking research on the topic.
Study: $2.4 Billion Local Income Boost from Northern Colorado Public Colleges and Universities
August 29, 2017 — LOVELAND - The four public colleges and universities in Northern Colorado added $2.4 billion in income to the economy of Larimer and Weld Counties and provided an impressive return on investment in the fiscal year 2015-16, according to the results of a new economic impact study released today at the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance meeting.
In Photos: Installation of Exhibit at Musical Instrument Museum
August 28, 2017 — See photos of the mockup exhibit co-produced by UNC Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences professors Don Finan and Deanna Meinke for the Musical Instrument Museum, which boasts a collection of 6,500 instruments including those from a host of legendary artists including Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
UNC Again Hosting Teachers from Pakistan for Professional Development
August 28, 2017 — For the sixth consecutive year, UNC's School of Teacher Education is hosting English teachers from Pakistan as part of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and administered by the International Research and Exchanges Board.
Watch: UNC Student Detector Takes Flight During Eclipse
August 22, 2017 — A device created by UNC students to measure particles in the upper atmosphere went up in a NASA weather balloon during Monday's solar eclipse. Watch the launch, captured in video above by Assistant Professor Charles Kuehn, that took place in Camp Guernsey in southeastern Wyoming.
UNC Student Project Selected to be Aboard NASA Balloon During Solar Eclipse
August 14, 2017 — A unique project conceived and designed by UNC Physics and Astronomy students will be aboard a NASA high-altitude balloon that will be launched during the solar eclipse Aug. 21.
Listen Up: Arizona Musical Instrument Museum to Feature UNC Faculty Exhibit
August 7, 2017 — An exhibit being developed by University of Northern Colorado faculty will take up permanent residence in the same museum that displays instruments from the likes of Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
UNC Biology Class, BLM Partner to Protect Endangered Plants
July 25, 2017 — University of Northern Colorado students last week worked alongside Bureau of Land Management botanist Carol Dawson to collect data aimed at protecting two endangered plants: Osterhout's Milkvetch and Fenland's Beardtongue.
In Photos: Tour of Campus Commons Site
July 19, 2017 — A tour Wednesday organized by Provost Robbyn Wacker of the Campus Commons construction site afforded the opportunity for an up-close look at the progress of UNC's signature project. When completed and occupied in fall 2018, the showcase building will offer a unique integrated student support function and state-of-the-art space for UNC's world-class performing and visual arts programs in addition to being the starting point for campus tours and all visitors.
Public Health Meets Public Art
July 14, 2017 — Colorado School of Public Health alumna Rachel Freeman, MPH ’14, is making her mark in public health. She is part of a team, which includes alumni artist Armando Silva BA '10, has recently transformed the exterior wall of a vacant building in northern Colorado into a colorful statement of health advocacy.
Expert: Activity Dips, Weight Creeps up in Summer
July 14, 2017 — The summer slide isn’t limited to academics, according to a nationally-known expert who delivered a keynote presentation Friday on childhood obesity at UNC’s Physical Activity Leadership Academy.
Sports Illustrated Documents UNC Student-Athlete's Path to the Azerbaijan National Team
July 13, 2017 — July 13, 2017 — Born in the U.S. to American parents, University of Northern Colorado's Jordan Davis had one reaction to an invitation to join Azerbaijan's U20 national team: "You can just do that?"
Study Led by UNC Researcher Shows Post-Exercise Benefits of Dairy Supplement for Cancer Survivors
July 13, 2017 — "Kefir may be a great way for cancer survivors to enjoy a post-exercise dairy drink in the future," said lead investigator Laura K. Stewart, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Northern Colorado, School of Sport and Exercise Science.
UNC Rural Education Center Featured in National Story
July 12, 2017 — "Most student teachers think that it would be really great to be in the bright lights of the big cities.... But the reality is there are great opportunities for teachers who would commit to student teaching in rural districts. We want to offer this as an incentive for them." — Center Director Harvey Rude to Christian Science Monitor
The Next Chapter of Moneyball
June 23, 2017 — UNC professor offers his sports-science research to Major League Baseball to help project the next great player
UNC Helping Build a Model for Healthier K-12 Schoolchildren
June 21, 2017 — A Colorado Health Foundation-funded project being led by the University of Northern Colorado aims to get K-12 students healthier and more active in their classrooms throughout the school day.
UNC Group to Conduct Research During 290-Mile River Expedition in Canadian Arctic
June 20, 2017 — University of Northern Colorado Professor Jimmy Dunn is leading a group that includes students on a 290-mile river expedition of the Canadian Arctic.