The Power of a Humanities Degree
August 11, 2023 — Five years out, people with humanities degrees are making equivalent money to people from a STEM discipline. The kinds of things that folks in the humanities and the arts develop are the very things that corporations want in their employees
UNC Selects New Executive Vice President and Provost
February 23, 2022 — After a nationwide search launched last October, the University of Northern Colorado has selected Kirsten Fleming, Ph.D., as the university’s new executive vice president and provost. She begins her position in mid-May.
Doctoral Students Present Dissertation Projects in Three-Minute Competition
February 18, 2022 — Three minutes and a single presentation slide. That’s the challenge a handful of UNC doctoral students have accepted to describe their dissertation projects, using non-technical language anyone can understand.
UNC Graduate School Announces Student Awards for Fall 2021
January 14, 2022 — UNC's Graduate School has announced the recipients of awards recognizing superior academic achievement and outstanding research in graduate studies.
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 Receives Colleges of Distinction Honors
July 8, 2021 — UNC recently received several recognitions for its commitment to engaged, hands-on education by Colleges of Distinction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open Educational Resources Awardees Announced
May 14, 2020 — The UNC Open Educational Resources (OER) Committee is pleased to announce the 2020 faculty OER awardees. The committee, made up of faculty, students and staff from across campus, reviewed many excellent applications and made the recommendations for funding.
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.
Graduate School Announces Spring 2020 Student Awards
May 12, 2020 — The Graduate School has announced the recipients of awards recognizing superior academic achievement and outstanding research in graduate studies.
Call for Applications: Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award
February 17, 2020 — The Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes UNC’s commitment to high-quality and innovative teaching along with the historical importance of UNC's teaching mission by rewarding a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to teaching and learning that result in the enhancement of the intellectual development and lives of students.
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.
Librarian to Serve on Open Educational Resources Council
February 5, 2020 — Jen Mayer has been selected to serve as a council member on the Colorado Department of Higher Education's Open Educational Resources Council by Angie Paccione, Ph.D., executive director of CDHE.
UNC Graduate School Announces Student Awards
April 29, 2019 — The UNC Graduate School has announced the recipients of awards recognizing superior academic achievement and outstanding research in graduate studies.
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.
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.”
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.