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June 30, 2020

The Bear Pantry Receives Grant to Combat Food Insecurity

UNC’s Bear Pantry has received grants from Weld Recovers: COVID-19 Fund from Weld Community Foundation and United Way of Weld County ($10,000) and Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger ($6,500) to aid in combating food insecurity among students.

Funds from these grants, along with gifts from other Bear Pantry donors, have enabled the pantry to respond to the urgent needs of students battling food insecurity throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has intensified the severity of food insecurity on college campuses and for many UNC students. The Bear Food Pantry assists students at UNC who face food insecurity by providing access to a stocked food pantry and through the Bear Share Meal Swipe program.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with food insecurity, visit the Bear Pantry website  or email the pantry:

Students to Benefit from State Open Educational Resources Grant

UNC is one of 34 Colorado colleges and universities that received an Open Educational Resources (OER) grant by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE). The award of more than $42,800 will support UNC faculty who wish to transform a course by using materials freely available to students. OER are high-quality teaching and learning materials, such as textbooks, that are openly licensed and available at no cost to the student. In fall of 2019, students at UNC saved over $63,000 in course materials from last year’s state-awarded OER grant.

Monfort College of Business Awarded Five-Year, $1.25 Million Grant for Ethics Education

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program recently awarded UNC’s Monfort College of Business a five-year grant totaling $1.25 million for ethics education. This is the third five-year grant that the college has received from the Daniels Fund since 2010. The grant will fund a student organization devoted to ethics, as well as funding ethics-related activities including the MCB Ethics Week, a week of speakers, an ethics case competition and an Ethics Boot Camp for first-year students. MCB works with all UNC colleges to expand ethics education across the university.