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.
Welcome Events Planned for Students’ Return
August 9, 2021 — This August, the Bears are back to school in a big way. There are many on-campus events planned, and UNC has partnered with Greeley to paint the town blue and gold, with “This is Bear Country” signs appearing in yards and at businesses throughout the area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2021 Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award
April 8, 2021 — The Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes UNC's commitment to high-quality and innovative teaching along with the historical importance of the teaching mission at UNC by rewarding faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, contract renewable) who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and learning.
Employees Recognized During Appreciation Week
March 5, 2021 — UNC employees were honored during this year's Employee Appreciation Week. This annual event recognizes and celebrates everyone who makes UNC a special place.
UNC's 13th Annual Adopt-A-Spot Program
February 4, 2021 — UNC's Adopt-A-Spot Program started in 2008 with the goal of fostering civic engagement and campus pride. This year, participants are needed to continue the tradition of campus beautification.
Organizational Changes Within Division of Academic Affairs
October 1, 2020 — The Division of Academic Affairs has implemented organizational changes over the last several months to improve the division’s structure.
2020 McNair Research Award Winners
September 22, 2020 — The McNair Scholars Program, which prepares students from disadvantaged backgrounds for graduate school through research and other scholarly activities, has announced its 2020 McNair Research Award winners.
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.
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.
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.
Doctoral Student Recognized for Research Poster at Conference
April 2, 2020 — Alice Wille, a Psychology doctoral student at UNC, was one of five award recipients for her research poster during the 2020 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference (SPPAC) last month.
Investment in UNC Benefits Students, Graduates, Society
February 25, 2020 — The UNC injected $544.2 million into the regional economy during fiscal year 2017-18 and supported 8,429 jobs, or one out of every 48 jobs in Weld and Larimer counties, according to an economic study released Wednesday.
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.
Enrollment Management Updates
February 12, 2020 — Recent announcements and changes within Enrollment Management provide an opportune time to begin to implement initiatives proposed by SESS Action Teams and are in alignment with organizational design best practices.
UNC New Hires, January 2020
February 4, 2020 — The following new faculty and staff were welcomed as members of the UNC community in January 2020.
Call Dibs on a Room for Returning Students to Live on Campus Kicks Off
January 14, 2020 — UNC’s Housing & Residential Education Department kicks off their Call Dibs campaign to encourage continuing students to return to live on campus for the upcoming academic year.
Campus News from Over Winter Break
January 8, 2020 — Catch up on campus news you may have missed over 2019 winter break including Athletics, PVA, in the news and more.
New Designed Form: IRS 2020 W4
December 20, 2019 — The 2020 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, is different from previous versions due to the federal-tax law changes that took place in 2018.
UNC Graduate School Announces Student Awards
December 11, 2019 — The Graduate School at UNC has announced the recipients of awards recognizing superior academic achievement and outstanding research in graduate studies. The winners will be honored at today, Dec. 13, at the graduate commencement ceremony.
Fall 2019 Research, Dissemination and Faculty Development Program Awardees
December 2, 2019 — The Research, Dissemination and Faculty Development (RDFD) program supports faculty scholarship and professional activity to develop as teachers, researchers, scholars and artists.
Call for Applications: Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award
December 2, 2019 — The Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes the University of Northern Colorado’s commitment to high-quality and innovative teaching along with the historical importance of the teaching mission at UNC 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.
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.
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.
Statewide Employee Engagement Survey for Classified Staff
November 1, 2019 — The State of Colorado’s 2019 Employee Engagement Survey will launch on Monday, Nov. 4.
UNC Jazz Orchestra to Compete in National Competition
October 30, 2019 — The UNC Jazz Lab Band 1 was selected to participate in the Jazz at Lincoln Center's inaugural Jack Rudin Jazz Championship from Jan. 18-19 at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
Winter Storm Warning Issued for Greeley, University Monitoring Weather
October 28, 2019 — UNC's emergency preparedness team will closely monitor weather conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of the state, including Greeley, from 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, to noon Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Visiting Scholar Available for Presentation
October 11, 2019 — The UNC Graduate Student Association (GSA) is searching for any campus groups interested in having Nikki Seymour come and speak on her research and/or areas of expertise. She is a Colorado State University (CSU) Geosciences doctoral student that studies how the Earth's tectonic plates move.
From the President: Winter Weather Updates
October 9, 2019 — Given the weather forecast, it seems like we might just skip fall altogether. As I approach my second Colorado winter, I thought it would be helpful to review how and when decisions are made about the operations of the university, including closures and late openings.
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.
UNC Students Attend Marketing Conference in Boston
September 19, 2019 — Nine students from the University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business were selected by their faculty to attend a recent marketing conference in Boston.
Update on Strategic Enrollment and Student Success Efforts
September 13, 2019 — We hope the academic year has started well for you. Today, we share an update on the campus wide Strategic Enrollment and Student Success efforts initiated last spring. The SESS project collected information through interviews, document review and meetings with the steering team while also utilizing recommendations from the Task Force work last fall.
Recap: UNC Trustees Meeting
September 9, 2019 — President Andy Feinstein kicked off Friday's Board of Trustees meeting with updates on the Aims2UNC program, the Capital Development Committee's visit to UNC, preliminary fall enrollment numbers, strategic planning and organizational design work.
SOAR Office and Academic Probation Advising Updates
September 4, 2019 — SOAR, formerly known as Major Exploration and Academic Probation (MEAP), has several updates regarding who the office serves and how academic probation advising is handled at UNC.
New Divisions, Name Changes, Office Locations
August 17, 2019 — Read about new divisions and units as well as changes to office names and locations at UNC.
Need-to-Know Resources for Employees
August 16, 2019 — If you have new employees starting work this month, the UNC Card Office, Information Management and Technology and Facilities Management offer the following suggestions to help make the process go smoothly.
UNC Bands Alumni Reunion Brings Alumni to Campus
July 9, 2019 — The third UNC Bands Alumni Reunion will bring over 150 University of Northern Colorado alumni back to campus for a Concerts Under the Stars performance at UNC’s Garden Theatre at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 21.
UNC New Hires, June 2019
July 1, 2019 — The following new faculty and staff were welcomed as members of the UNC community in June 2019.
COEBS Programs Earn National Accreditation
May 21, 2019 — Three programs in UNC’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences successfully received national accreditation this spring.
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.
UNC New Hires, May 2019
May 2, 2019 — The following new faculty and staff were welcomed as members of the UNC community in May 2019.
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.
Bicycles Left on Campus after May 5 to be Removed
April 29, 2019 — In an effort to prevent thefts, the UNC Police Department regularly removes bicycles left in the racks after spring semester. This year will be after May 5.
West Campus Demonstration April 8-9
April 8, 2019 — An anti-abortion demonstration Monday and Tuesday staged by a group unaffiliated with UNC will include visual displays on the lawn west of McKee Hall.
Trustees Approve Tenure for Incoming Provost
March 11, 2019 — University of Northern Colorado trustees officially welcomed their newest board member and elected officers in addition to granting department-approved tenure for UNC’s incoming provost at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting Friday, March 8.
UNC New Hires, January 2019
February 5, 2019 — The following new faculty and staff were welcomed as members of the UNC community in January 2019.
UNC President Andy Feinstein Presents University Cost Savings
January 30, 2019 — During a follow-up cost-savings presentation to campus Tuesday, University of Northern Colorado President Andy Feinstein shared the university-wide options and the division-level cost-saving model that are under consideration to eliminate the $10 million structural deficit by fiscal year 2021 — the first step toward strategically investing in the future and “moving the institution forward.”
Trustees Approve Revisions to Board Policy Manual
January 30, 2019 — UNC Board of Trustees on Friday approved amending the section of the Board Policy Manual that covers conflict of interest on Jan. 24, 2019.
Fall 2018 Research Evening Award Winners
January 4, 2019 — Research Evening provides UNC graduate students the opportunity to present their projects from research classes. Participating graduate students are also eligible for the Hutchinson-Lahman Research Award.
Trustees Approve Updates to Academic Programs, Pass Resolution
November 16, 2018 — UNC’s Board of Trustees on Friday approved updating two academic programs: one that consolidates foreign language fields of study for undergraduates, and another that replaces an existing graduate track for teacher candidates.
President’s Council Delves into Cost-Saving Options
October 23, 2018 — The President’s Leadership Council continued its work on potential cost-saving measures at its Oct. 22 meeting. The council has identified 13 options to explore and will be discussing advantages, disadvantages, and financial implications of each in the coming weeks.
UNC Trustees Adopt Resolution Opposing Ballot Measure
October 19, 2018 — University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees approved a resolution opposing Proposition 112 during a special meeting Oct. 19.
President’s Leadership Council Update: Task Forces Seek Campus Involvement
September 26, 2018 — President’s Leadership Council members discussed the efforts of three task forces convened by Interim Provost Theo Kalikow and began work on an inventory of potential cost-saving measures at the Council’s Sept. 24 meeting.
UNC Faculty Bookshelf 2018-19
September 18, 2018 — Check out some recently published books by UNC faculty members during the 2018-19 academic year.
Controlled Gas Flaring Possible Near Bishop-Lehr
September 13, 2018 — Starting at about 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 17-18), Atmos Energy crews and contractors may conduct controlled natural gas flaring at intersections in Greeley as part of routine maintenance to pipelines in the area.
Emergency Alert System to be Tested Sept. 19
September 11, 2018 — A test of UNC's Emergency Alert Messaging System will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The test message will be sent to UNC email accounts, text-enabled campus phones, subscribed cell phones (text and voice messages) and campus emergency poles.