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 New Hires, October 2019
November 1, 2019 — The following new faculty and staff were welcomed as members of the UNC community in October 2019.
A Closer Look at Proposition CC
October 22, 2019 — As Election Day approaches, here’s what the ballot issue Proposition CC means for Colorado’s public colleges and universities.
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.
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.
UNC to Waive Application Fees on Colorado Free Application Day
October 9, 2019 — UNC is waiving application fees for undergraduate applicants submitted by Colorado residents on Tuesday, Oct. 15, as part of the second annual Colorado Free Application Day.
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 New Hires, September 2019
October 1, 2019 — The following new faculty and staff were welcomed as members of the UNC community in September 2019.
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.
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.
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.
By the Numbers: Student Employment at UNC
August 20, 2019 — Learn about UNC student employment by the numbers as well as helpful campus resources in finding a position.
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 New Hires, July 2019
August 2, 2019 — The following new faculty and staff were welcomed as members of the UNC community in July 2019.
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.
Observable Beehive Installed in UNC’s Ross Hall
May 14, 2019 — UNC has new tenants on campus — thousands of them! In Ross Hall, an observable bee hive was installed with hardworking honeybees fortifying their new home.
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.
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.
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.
Preliminary 2020 Budget Now Available; Attend Tuesday's Forum
April 29, 2019 — As promised in an April 17 campus announcement, a draft of the fiscal year 2020 budget can now be downloaded as a PDF. It provides a summary of next year's budget and details cost savings identified this year.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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 Recognized as Breastfeeding-Friendly Public Venue
January 11, 2019 — UNC was recognized as being a breastfeeding-friendly public venue from the Weld County Public Health Department on Friday, Jan. 11.
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.
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.
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.
Update on Campus Task Forces
October 16, 2018 — Over 140 members of the campus community have volunteered for three separate task forces on Student Success, Campus Community and Climate, and Academic Portfolio.
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."
Provost Search Committee Members and Search Firm Selected
September 18, 2018 — UNC is conducting a search for a Provost, beginning this fall. Stan Luger, Faculty Senate Chair and Professor of Political Science, will chair the search committee.
President's Leadership Council Convenes
September 11, 2018 — UNC President Andy Feinstein convened the newly formed President’s Leadership Council for its first meeting Sept. 4.
Trustees Address Student Success During Committee Meeting
August 22, 2018 — Figuring out more ways to support and retain more students could significantly boost enrollment at UNC and help more students graduate.
UNC Receives $500,000 Grant for Solar Project
May 30, 2018 — The University of Northern Colorado has received a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment for a renewable energy project that will cut the university’s electricity costs and carbon emissions.
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’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.
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.