UNC's Roadmap to HSI Designation Gains Momentum as Phase 3 Efforts get Underway
September 16, 2022 — As the University of Northern Colorado continues progress toward becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution, it’s taking a moment to celebrate a key enrollment milestone. Fall reports indicate 25.5% of UNC's undergraduate students identify as Hispanic or Latinx; just over the 25% threshold required to apply for the federal HSI designation.
Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration Draws Hundreds to UNC’s Campus
June 23, 2022 — On Friday, June 17, the streets in front of UNC’s Marcus Garvey Cultural Center were alive with celebration for the first-ever community-wide Juneteenth celebration.
UNC Collaborating with Community Partners on Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration
June 15, 2022 — The University of Northern Colorado’s Marcus Garvey Cultural Center (MGCC), in collaboration with the City of Greeley and powered by PDC Energy, is hosting the first-ever community-wide Juneteenth celebration.
UNC Launching DEI and HSI Inventory to Inform Strategic Planning and Overall Readiness
February 16, 2022 — As part of continued work toward becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the University of Northern Colorado’s HSI working group is launching a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and HSI inventory survey next week.
UNC Launches Website Celebrating Initiative to Become a Hispanic Serving Institution
September 16, 2021 — This year, UNC's celebration of Latinx Heritage Month is coupled with an institutional commitment to better serve the growing population of Hispanic/Latinx-identifying students as the university launches a new website, affirming their journey and progress toward becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
UNC Donors Have a Long History of Helping to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
August 27, 2021 — Since the beginning of fiscal year 2021, several generous UNC donors have collectively gifted more than $925,000 in support of newly established scholarships that support diversity, equity and inclusion here at UNC.
UNC Awarded Grant for Dearfield Dream Project
August 6, 2021 — The National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Grant Program recently awarded the University of Northern Colorado $497,776 to help fund rehabilitation efforts at the African American townsite of Dearfield.
UNC Professor Secures Seventh Fulbright Award, Encourages Students to Apply for Similar Intercultural Opportunities
July 27, 2021 — Karen Barton, a professor in UNC's Geography, GIS and Sustainability department, is adding another intercultural experience to her long list as she embarks on a journey to Mexico, taking advantage of her impressive seventh award from the very competitive and prestigious Fulbright Program.
Exploring the Relationship Between Social Gaming, Anxiety and Loneliness
June 8, 2021 — Two UNC faculty members and a UNC graduate student published research they hope influences the perspective that social video games can have a positive impact on individuals with higher anxiety.
UNC Anthropologist Recognized for Bringing Attention to Issues in Kashmir
April 7, 2021 — Ather Zia, Ph.D., an associate professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at UNC, was recently awarded the Public Anthropologist Award, a competitive award instituted by Public Anthropologist, an international, peer-reviewed journal.
COVID-19 Case Investigators on the Frontline: UNC Public Health Students Saving Lives
April 2, 2021 — UNC students in the Master of Public Health program in 2020 had an unique experience earning a graduate degree online during a global pandemic.
Researchers Improve Bail Risk Assessment Tool in Colorado
September 25, 2020 — Over a period of more than two years, two UNC faculty members have reviewed the Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool for accuracy when determining risk of new arrest or failing to appear in court for arrested individuals that have posted bond. They discovered room for improvement, resulting in the new Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool-Revised.
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.
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.
Mentors Who Make a Difference
December 3, 2019 — Like many UNC students, Zaya Thompson ‘14 landed her dream job with the help of an internship. Now a Certified Financial Planner with Millennium Financial, she’s paying it forward and helping other Bears gain valuable experience.
Daisy Solis: How a Donor Funded Scholarship Supported Me
November 14, 2019 — “To me UNC means a lifetime of opportunities,” says junior Daisy Solis. Daisy is a first-generation student pursuing a degree in nursing and human services. Like many other first-generation students, when she initially arrived at UNC, Daisy was unsure of herself – at least until she received a special boost from a donor supported scholarship.
Setting the Stage for Student Success
November 6, 2019 — The new Campus Commons Performance Hall has set the stage for students like sophomore Louis Morales to take his work to a whole new level. “It really does make the biggest impact. It means the world to us,” Louis says. “It surprises me all the time, in a good way, the generosity that other people have. When they come together it can create things like this.”
Donor Spotlight: How the Haefeli’s Hope to Inspire the Next Generation of Giving
August 12, 2019 — Active supporters of UNC, Greeley-Evans District 6 and number of other community organizations, Delia '90 and John '86 Haefeli believe strongly in the importance of paying it forward.
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.
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.
UNCCRI: Improving Lives one Workout at a Time
April 1, 2019 — The University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute is a unique non-profit program, recognized as a frontrunner in the field of cancer rehabilitation. Fueled by donor support, the UNCCRI delivers clinical cancer rehabilitation services and conducts cutting-edge research in exercise-based cancer rehabilitation.
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.
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.
UNC Receives Daniels Fund Grant to Provide Scholarships to Nontraditional Students
March 13, 2018 — The funding from the organization’s Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program will go toward awarding scholarships between 2018-2020 to qualified UNC undergraduate students.
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 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.
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.
Study: $2.4 Billion Local Income Boost from Northern Colorado Public Colleges and Universities
August 29, 2017 — LOVELAND - The four public colleges and universities in Northern Colorado added $2.4 billion in income to the economy of Larimer and Weld Counties and provided an impressive return on investment in the fiscal year 2015-16, according to the results of a new economic impact study released today at the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance meeting.
In Photos: Installation of Exhibit at Musical Instrument Museum
August 28, 2017 — See photos of the mockup exhibit co-produced by UNC Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences professors Don Finan and Deanna Meinke for the Musical Instrument Museum, which boasts a collection of 6,500 instruments including those from a host of legendary artists including Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
Changing Lives in Ways Only Bears Can
August 7, 2017 — Bears take care of Bears, and being part of the Bear community means, no matter where you are, you’re never without a helping hand when you need it most. When student Bianca Acosta suffered extensive damage to her home and faced the impossible choice to either drop out of school to afford to fix it or stay in school and risk homelessness with her 10-year-old daughter, her UNC network took action to help. We asked Bianca to share her story.
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.
2017 Honored Alumni announced
January 19, 2017 — The University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association has announced its 2017 Honored Alumni, continuing a 70-year tradition of the university recognizing the accomplishments of its most distinguished alumni.
Degree in hand, UNC sex trafficking survivor will spend more time helping other victims also become survivors
December 27, 2016 — As she entered her final semester at UNC in late August, Megan Lundstrom didn’t have much money to spare. She’s a married mom of three kids, 12, 9 and 1; a scholarship student; and an entrepreneur carefully nurturing a newborn organization.