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.
Board of Trustees Approves New Budget, Extends President's Contract Through 2024
June 15, 2021 — The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees conducted its final meeting of the 2020-21 fiscal year on Friday, June 11, 2001.
Feinstein Named to NCAA Division 1 Board of Directors
May 28, 2021 — Dr. Andrew “Andy” Feinstein, president of the University of Northern Colorado and current chair of the Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Council, has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Board of Directors.
UNC Held In-Person Spring Commencement Ceremonies, May 8-9
May 10, 2021 — The University of Northern Colorado held its spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9, at Nottingham Field with more than 1,900 expected graduates. Joining this year’s graduates were approximately 200 of UNC’s 2020 graduates.
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.
University of Northern Colorado Breaks Ground on New Empower Center for Athletics
April 28, 2021 — This spring, UNC is breaking ground on the new Empower Center, a $4 million, entirely donor-funded sports performance building. Thanks to these donors, including lead investors John ’84 and Angela ’89 Schmidt, UNC Athletics will continue their momentum in Division I with this world-class strength and training facility.
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.
UNC Designated as All-Steinway School Thanks to Donor Funds
March 29, 2021 — The University of Northern Colorado College of Performing and Visual Arts received a total of 96 new Steinway & Sons pianos, with most of them arriving in December of 2018, sealing the School of Music’s All-Steinway School status.
UNC Chief Diversity Officer Selected for National Leadership Development Program
March 26, 2021 — Tobias Guzmán, Ed.D., chief diversity officer and associate vice president of Student Affairs at UNC, is part of the new class of 32 exemplary, senior-level higher education professionals who will participate in the 2021 Millennium Leadership Initiative, a premier leadership development program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
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.
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 Hires New Executive Director of Extended Campus
February 17, 2021 — UNC has named Arte Libunao as the new executive director of Extended Campus, which offers in-person learning opportunities in Loveland and Denver as well as distance online educational opportunities to students across the state, nation and world.
Recap: Finance and Audit Committee and Board of Trustees February Meetings
February 15, 2021 — UNC’s Finance and Audit Committee and Board of Trustees both met last week to discuss a range of topics and updates regarding the university.
UNC Names New Education Dean
January 28, 2021 — UNC has announced that Jared Stallones, Ph.D., will become the next dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.
UNC is Hosting its Second Free App Day
January 15, 2021 — UNC has initiated its own Free App Days where anyone, anywhere in the world can apply as an undergraduate to UNC without paying the $50 application fee.
2020 Year in Review at UNC
December 18, 2020 — The year 2020 has been marked by a number of unprecedented events taking shape around the world. Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact many areas of society including higher education. Despite the impacts, UNC’s campus community members continued to work on research, scholarship and creative works; strategic planning; academic programming; community, alumni and donor engagement; diversity, equity and inclusion; and athletics.
2021 A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar Announced
November 30, 2020 — Karen Barton, Ph.D., a professor of Geography in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at UNC, has been chosen as the 2021 Winchester Distinguished Scholar by UNC's Faculty Research and Publications Board.
Recap of Board of Trustees Meeting, Nov. 13
November 13, 2020 — The UNC Board of Trustees met virtually on Friday, Nov. 13, with the board’s Finance and Audit Committee presenting first followed by the Regular Board of Trustees meeting.
UNC One of Top Three Universities with Received Applications on Free App Day
November 12, 2020 — UNC received 5,837 applications on the third annual Colorado Free Application Day on Oct. 13, an increase compared to last year’s Free App Day, resulting in UNC being one of the top three universities in receiving applications that day.
UNC Helped Lead Efforts in Development of Statewide Portal for Colorado ASSET Students
October 8, 2020 — The Colorado Department of Higher Education recently announced a new online application that allows Colorado students who haven’t historically qualified for federal aid, to complete an application for state financial aid (Colorado Application for State Financial Aid). UNC helped lead efforts in the collaboration and creation of this new unified state application.
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.
Organizational Changes Within Division of Student Affairs
September 8, 2020 — The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Northern Colorado has established organizational changes to better serve the campus community.
UNC Drops ACT, SAT Requirement for Class of 2021 Graduates
July 15, 2020 — High school students who are graduating next spring will not be required to submit a college entrance exam when applying to the University of Northern Colorado.
UNC Tuition for 2020-21 to Remain Unchanged as Trustees Approve Provisional Budget
June 12, 2020 — UNC will remain the state’s most affordable research university with in-state tuition for the next academic year staying at current rates as the Board of Trustees on Friday approved an interim budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that begins July 1.
Celebrating UNC Spring 2020 Graduates
May 15, 2020 — Due to COVID-19, the University of Northern Colorado wasn't able to celebrate its spring 2020 graduates in May and plans to celebrate those graduates in December. Over 2,000 students graduated.
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.
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.
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.
Employees Recognized at 49th Annual Staff Recognition Banquet
March 6, 2020 — UNC staff were celebrated and recognized during the 49th annual Staff Recognition Banquet on Thursday, March 5.
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.
Campus Shares with Trustees Concerns about Reorganization
February 14, 2020 — Over 200 members of the campus community attended the UNC Board of Trustees meeting Friday to voice their concerns about reorganization efforts that will result in layoffs this spring.
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.
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.
UNC New Hires, December 2019
January 6, 2020 — The following new faculty and staff were welcomed as members of the UNC community in December 2019.
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.
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 Students Recognized Nationally for Voting in 2018
November 12, 2019 — Student participation in elections continues to increase at the University of Northern Colorado, with 53% of UNC students voting in the 2018 midterm election.
Applications to UNC Surge on Colorado Free App Day
October 23, 2019 — The University of Northern Colorado received 5,908 applications on the second annual Colorado Free Application Day on Oct. 15, a 71% increase compared to last year’s free app day.
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.
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 President Signs U.S. Supreme Court DACA Brief
October 9, 2019 — UNC President Andy Feinstein officially joined leaders from 165 colleges and universities nationwide in supporting the protection of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a case on the policy.
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.
UNC New Hires, August 2019
September 3, 2019 — The following new faculty and staff were welcomed as members of the UNC community in August 2019.
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.
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.
UNC Dissertation Program Receives State Recognition
August 13, 2019 — UNC’s Library Research Services Department and Graduate School received the Colorado Association of Libraries’ Library Project of the Year for their free, multi-day program for UNC graduate students, “Dissertation Prep and Writing Intensive: You Are Not Alone.”
UNC Campus Commons Receives Gold Rating for Building Performance
August 9, 2019 — UNC’s Campus Commons was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Buildings Council earlier this month.
Slideshow: Unique UNC Artifacts Found on eBay
July 3, 2019 — Faculty and staff in University Libraries routinely search the online auction site eBay for rare university finds to add to the archives of historical UNC artifacts.
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, April 2019
May 2, 2019 — The following new faculty and staff were welcomed as members of the UNC community in April 2019.
UNC Classified Staff Yard Sale Keeps Items from Landfill, Helps the Community
May 1, 2019 — The annual Classified Staff Council’s Yard Sale is taking place on Saturday, May 11, which keeps items from the landfill, relieves students who need to leave items behind, and helps community members who depend on low-cost items each year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NPR to Host Panel Discussion at UC
March 5, 2019 — The host of an NPR program will moderate a panel discussion on Colorado's oil and gas development as part of an event called "1A Across America." The event gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the University Center.
UNC Maintains Tree Campus USA Designation
February 11, 2019 — The University of Northern Colorado was honored with 2018 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
From the President: Introducing UNC’s Next Provost
February 7, 2019 — Dr. Mark Anderson brings a wealth of higher education leadership experience and a passion for helping students succeed. In his current role as dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University, he has demonstrated a commitment not only to students, but also to transparency and collaboration.
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.
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.
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.
Timeline of UNC Campus Commons Openings and Events
January 4, 2019 — The Office of Admissions and Visitors Center, New Student Orientation and central ticket office will be among the offices operating at the University of Northern Colorado’s Campus Commons as spring semester gets underway Monday, Jan. 7.
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.
Attend the Jan. 14 Discussion of Cost-Saving Options
December 12, 2018 — The President’s Leadership Council, at its meeting Monday, finalized the schedule and format for the Jan. 14 campus discussion of potential cost-saving measures to address the structural deficit. The event will be 9-11 a.m. at the University Center ballrooms.
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.
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.
Introducing the Campus Commons
November 13, 2018 — The UNC Campus Commons building is scheduled to open in spring 2019. Learn about the different offices and teams moving into this new campus space in this video series.
Process for Snow-Related Closures
November 8, 2018 — The emergency preparedness team consists of representatives from Facilities, Landscaping and Grounds, Finance & Administration, Environment Health & Safety and UNC Police. They work together to monitor conditions and make informed decisions on the university's operating status.
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.
See This? Say “Hi” and “Welcome”
September 27, 2018 — On Friday, Oct. 5, more than 500 prospective students and their families will converge on the University Center for the first of four scheduled Discover UNC events this academic year.
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 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.
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.
Convocation Ushers in New Academic Year
August 2, 2018 — Join UNC in a traditional ceremony that celebrates the start of an academic year.
Spring 2018 Commencement In Photos
May 7, 2018 — A few of the stories and photos from Spring 2018 commencement.
UNC Maintains Tree Campus USA Designation
March 5, 2018 — The University of Northern Colorado was honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
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 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: $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 Shrinks Carbon Footprint with Variety of Initiatives
February 9, 2017 — Brightly colored umbrellas over tables on patios outside several buildings on the University of Northern Colorado's Greeley campus don't just provide shade; they also contain the solar panels that power electrical outlets that students use to charge their electronic devices.