UNC Leads $1.077 Million Grant to Understand How Students Learn Sustainability Concepts
May 27, 2020 — Two faculty members at UNC received a $1.077 million, three-year Improving Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grant from the National Science Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seeing a Need: Freshman Uses Extra Time to Help Others
May 11, 2020 — UNC freshman Ashley Buchholz had a little extra time on her hands after being laid off. She used that time to help others.
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.
Riding the Rollercoaster
May 8, 2020 — As the stock market went through its acrobatic reactions to the Coronavirus, students in UNC’s SAFF Class took the volatile ride in stride – and gained real world experience in the midst of a financial crisis.
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.
Lisa Zimmerman on Poetry During Isolation
April 27, 2020 — Professor Lisa Zimmerman shares some of her experiences with poetry during this crisis to remind everyone that there is hope through poetry and art, especially now.
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.
Mindfulness in an Earthquake
April 21, 2020 — How an earthquake teaches mindfulness lessons, and how mindfulness can help us cope with the change and uncertainty of a pandemic is discussed by UNC Professor Mike Kimball.
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.
Photos: Life in Greeley During the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 17, 2020 — Woody Myers, UNC’s staff photographer, has captured the new way of life for families in and around Greeley during the Colorado stay-at-home order made due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
Coronavirus Caused Rapid Changes in Education Model
April 10, 2020 — As K-12 schools, colleges and universities turn to online instruction, the dean of UNC’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences offers tips for students, parents and educators to succeed in this new reality.
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.
Keeping Your Voice Healthy in a Video-Call Age
April 9, 2020 — In response to the new virtual environment, UNC assistant professor of Acting and Performance, Rebecca Rich, offers a set of tips aimed at keeping your voice in top shape.
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.
Making Things Better
April 8, 2020 — Julia Riley, a cook at Tobey-Kendal Dining Hall, decided to put her time to good use and has been making masks for her coworkers – as well as for health care workers.
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.
Cybersecurity in the Age of Coronavirus
April 6, 2020 — The pandemic hasn’t stymied bad actors from attempting to infiltrate software and operating systems. A UNC expert on cybersecurity says the more things change the more they stay the same when it comes to defending against malicious attacks.
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.
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.
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.
UNC Expert: Slowing Spread of Coronavirus Will Help Rebound Financial Markets
March 26, 2020 — The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is creating a different set of challenges for financial markets, and making future events incalculable, according to Joe French, a professor of Finance at UNC.
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.
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.
Bears Introduce New Head Coach
March 19, 2020 — Steve Smiley will be introduced as the 20th head coach of the UNC men's basketball program Thursday during a virtual press conference at 3 p.m. Friday available through this link.
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?
Freshman is First Deaf Entrepreneur on Shark Tank Episode
February 25, 2020 — UNC Freshman Kobe Johnson is the first deaf entrepreneur on the television show Shark Tank as he and members of his family went live to make a deal with a Shark for their business, Tailgate N Go.
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.
Air Force ROTC Detachment Named Best in Country
February 24, 2020 — The Air Force ROTC Detachment 90 that supports UNC was recently recognized as the best in the nation after winning the prestigious Right of Line Award, the first time the detachment has won the award.
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.
“We Love You Madly”: UNC Jazz Lab I Competes in New York
February 12, 2020 — Lab I, UNC’s premier jazz ensemble, was one of 10 collegiate jazz programs in the nation invited by Wynton Marsalis to the Jack Rudin Jazz Championship.
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.
For the Love of Video Games: UNC’s eSports Club Growing on Campus
January 14, 2020 — The eSports Club at UNC has grown to about 50 students on campus over the past three years. eSports have grown throughout the years nationally, and will be part of the Big Sky Conference starting this year.
UNC’s Work at State Level Covered During Legislative Preview
January 6, 2020 — During a panel discussion Monday to discuss the upcoming Colorado legislative session, UNC government relations staff member Kayla Tibbals reviewed some of UNC’s efforts at the state level.
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.
Need-to-Know Resources at the University Libraries
December 5, 2019 — The UNC Libraries have over 1.5 million physical items including the typical books, online databases with peer-reviewed journal articles, newspapers, magazines and more to assist you with your classwork.
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 Fall Commencement Ceremonies, Dec. 13-14
December 4, 2019 — The University of Northern Colorado held its 129th fall commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Bank of Colorado Arena in Butler-Hancock Athletic Center, with a total of 938 graduates.
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.
Earnest Collins Will Not be Retained as UNC Head Football Coach
November 25, 2019 — Director of Athletics Darren Dunn announced today that Earnest Collins Jr. will not return as head coach of the football program for the 2020 season.
UNC Student Shares Experience with 2018 Colorado Free App Day
November 18, 2019 — Colorado Springs-native Ann Hrbacek enrolled at UNC this fall after applying on the 2018 Colorado Free Application Day on Oct. 30, 2018. She’s pursuing Pre-Nursing and plans to graduate in spring of 2023.
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 Soccer Claims Big Sky Championship
November 11, 2019 — Northern Colorado soccer is the 2019 Big Sky Tournament Champion! UNC defeated Eastern Washington, 1-0, in the finals to claim their second conference tournament title in program history and advance to the NCAA Tournament.
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.
A Closer Look at Proposition CC
October 22, 2019 — As Election Day approaches, here’s what the ballot issue Proposition CC means for Colorado’s public colleges and universities.
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 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.
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!
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 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.
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.
Researchers Receive $1 Million Grant to Study Digital Screening Intervention Tool for Adolescents and Young Adults
October 7, 2019 — 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.
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.
UNC Trustees Approve Resolution for Higher Ed Funding
September 23, 2019 — The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees approved a resolution in support of Proposition CC during a special meeting to consider the action Monday, Sept. 23.
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.
Observable Beehive Installed in UNC’s Ross Hall
May 14, 2019 — UNC has new tenants on campus — thousands of them! In Ross Hall, an observable bee hive was installed with hardworking honeybees fortifying their new home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 President's State of University Address Set for Sept. 18
August 23, 2018 — UNC President Andy Feinstein will deliver the annual State of the University Address, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the University Center Ballrooms.
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 Faculty Researcher Earns Fifth Award through Fulbright Program
March 22, 2018 — University of Northern Colorado Associate Professor Karen Barton will spend six weeks in Nepal this winter after being awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to conduct a study of natural hazards.
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.
UNC's Fall 2017 Graduating Class: By the Numbers
December 8, 2017 — A look at some of the numbers from the fall 2017 commencement ceremonies.
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.
GPS+ Announced As Name for New Integrated Student Services Center
October 4, 2017 — The University of Northern Colorado’s future integrated student services center received its permanent name and logo this week.
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.
UNC President Kay Norton to Retire in June
September 12, 2017 — University of Northern Colorado President Kay Norton announced during her annual State of the University Address today that she will retire as president at the end of June.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First UNC Honors Alum Gives Back to Future Educators
August 16, 2017 — A gift from alumnus Paul Heidger ’63, along with a matching grant from the Colorado Department of Higher Education, to provide $113,000 investment in UNC’s Honors Program.
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
Video: UNC Professor Addresses Hearing Loss, Prevention at CDC
June 26, 2017 — Hear what UNC Professor Deanna Meinke has to say in the CDC panel discussion on global epidemic.
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.
UNC Alumna Cast in Third Broadway Show
June 20, 2017 — Aisha Jackson, a 2013 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado's Musical Theatre program, has been named to the cast of the Broadway production of Frozen