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.
Mariel Gutierrez: Professional Soccer in Her Sights
December 11, 2018 — UNC Coach Tim Barrera describes UNC alumna Mariel Gutierrez as one of the most decorated players in the history of Big Sky Soccer.
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 Makes Huge Strides in Reducing Energy Consumption and Costs
October 22, 2018 — UNC has saved more than $1.5 million in energy costs since 2016 through a campus-wide energy conservation program called powerED. In total, UNC has reduced energy consumption by 27 percent.
Bears Repeating: Elections, Registering, Restrictions and More
October 3, 2018 — 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. 6, 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 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 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.