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On to the Next Chapter

April 19, 2024 — The class of spring 2024 share their experiences as a student at UNC.

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Acclaimed Artist and Performer Represents Spirit of the Times in Race-Related Dissertation

April 18, 2024 — Edward W. Hardy's research includes analyzing his own original compositions inspired by the African American Experience

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Cheers! Brewing Program Taps into Local Partnership to Sell Beer

April 18, 2024 — Yetters Brewing Company and UNC’s Brewing Laboratory Science program team up to brew and sell new craft beer — Northern Colorado Brewhouse launches first flight April 24 on campus

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Five More OER Course Conversion Grant Awardees Announced

April 15, 2024 — The Affordable and Open Educational Resources (AOER) Committee is pleased to announce five new recipients of this year’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Course Conversion Grants.

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Mental Health and Cannabis Talk

April 8, 2024 — Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the speaker sessions on Tuesday, April 16.

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Learn About Open Educational Resources

April 8, 2024 — The Affordable and Open Educational Resources (AOER) Committee invites you to the panel “Open Minds, Open Books: Student and Faculty Perspectives on Open Educational Resources."

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Half-Day Fridays Return

April 8, 2024 — Half-day Fridays will begin for UNC staff on Friday May 10 through Friday July 26.

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Institutional Repository Rebrand

April 8, 2024 — The University Libraries is pleased to announce the rebranding of UNC's institutional repository.

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Softball Faculty and Staff Appreciation Game

April 8, 2024 — UNC Softball would like to invite all faculty and staff out to the faculty and staff appreciation game on April 12, at 4 p.m. at Gloria Rodriguez Field.

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2024 Winchester Distinguished Scholar Award Winners

April 8, 2024 — The winners of the 2024 Winchester Distinguished Scholar Award, Sponsored Program Awards and College Scholar Awards have been selected.

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UNC Selects New General Counsel

April 4, 2024 — Tamra English, J.D., brings over a decade of experience in public higher education to new role

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Mobile Food Pantry Returns, Volunteers Needed

April 1, 2024 — The Weld Mobile Food Pantry will return on Tuesday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the southeast corner of the C lot. 

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TIAA Representative Coming to Campus

April 1, 2024 — UNC’s TIAA Representative, Ivana Stanisic, will be on campus to meet with employees in May.

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Take Control of your Online Identity Webinar

March 31, 2024 — As part of University Libraries wokshops, Nicole Webber will be presenting “Researcher Profiles and IDs: Taking Control of Your Online Identity” on Wednesday, April 3, from noon to 1 p.m., on Zoom.

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Creating Better Educational Outcomes for Children with Visual Disorder

March 29, 2024 — In first research of its kind, UNC graduate student explores how children with cortical/cerebral visual impairment are evaluated on a popular standardized cognitive assessment

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Graduate Student Appreciation Week

March 29, 2024 — April 1-7 is Graduate Student Appreciation Week. 

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Volunteers Needed for Student Showcase of Artists and Scholars

March 29, 2024 — UNC’s Student Showcase of Artists and Scholars is around the corner, and volunteers are needed to help run the event.

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UNC Selects New Dean of University Libraries

March 28, 2024 — Bringing over 35 years of experience in academic and public libraries and library consortia, Sheila Yeh will begin her new position as Dean of University Libraries on July 1.

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Celebrating 25 Years of Empowering Young Latina Women at UNC and Across the Nation

March 27, 2024 — Students host annual Latina Youth Leadership Conference to inspire young Latinas to pursue their academic and professional aspirations with confidence.

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UNC Arts Presents Threads of Latin America Concert

March 27, 2024 — Coinciding with its recent federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution, the university’s last signature concert of the season to deliver an evening of music influenced by Latin America 

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SNAP Helps Students Access Nutritious Food

March 22, 2024 — The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is part of a federal nutrition program to help low-income households purchase food.

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Changes to COVID-19 Guidance

March 22, 2024 — The new guidance no longer includes a 5-day quarantine.

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UNC Awarded OER Grants

March 22, 2024 — UNC received two grants totaling nearly $82,000.

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Volunteer for UNC's Spring 2024 Commencement

March 22, 2024 — Roughly 120 volunteers are needed this semester (30 per ceremony)

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Homebuying Session

March 22, 2024 — The class is free, but attendees must register

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University of Northern Colorado Achieves Federal Designation as Hispanic Serving Institution

March 21, 2024 — As Colorado's newest Hispanic Serving Institution, the university is now eligible for new funding opportunities to support student success, but will remain equally focused on building and fostering cultural responsiveness

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Open Forums for College of Osteopathic Medicine Associate Dean Candidates

March 15, 2024 — The search committees for the two associate dean positions for UNC's proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine invites faculty and staff to participate in open forums for final candidates.

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Annual Women's Walk Set for Saturday, April 13

March 15, 2024 — Don't miss this fun event that helps support our women's athletics programs.

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Emergency Alert System to be Tested

March 15, 2024 — A test of UNC's Emergency Alert Messaging System will be conducted around 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.

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Funding Available to Support Students Experiencing Emergencies

March 15, 2024 — Special funding for UNC students who are experiencing unanticipated and/or catastrophic life events that may otherwise cause them to stop or pause progress toward their educational goals.

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Public Student Loan Forgiveness

March 15, 2024 — Get closer to public student loan forgiveness with the Department of Education’s one-time credit adjustment.

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Register Now for Spring 24 Bear Grad Seminars

March 15, 2024 — The University Libraries and the Graduate School are hosting three new webinars this semester including a student panel, finding datasets, and what to do when you get stuck writing. 

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Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award

March 15, 2024 — The deadline for receipt of completed application materials for the Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award is April 15, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. 

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Celebrating Culture, Connection and Collaboration During DREAMer Awareness Month

March 15, 2024 — As part of DREAMer Awareness Month, the university is hosting Festival del barrio, an event to strengthen relationships within Greeley and provide support to individuals in immigrant and undocumented communities.

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Student Explores Misconceptions About Burnout in New Research

March 14, 2024 — Ali Ryan researched the relationship between self-care, difficult work settings, burnout and mental health for school psychology graduate students. Her dissertation confronts the limits of self-care and puts more responsibility on the systems in which students work.

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A Peek Into UNC Professors’ Work on Campus

March 11, 2024 — There is no shortage of good work being done on UNC’s campus. Learn more about a handful of professors taking their classes to the next level.

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Alumna and Professor Seeks to Represent All Identities While Teaching U.S. History

March 8, 2024 — A double Bear with years of experience teaching on UNC’s campus, Kelly Langley Cook, ’20, M.A. ’18, devotes herself to teaching the lesser-known parts of United States history.

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Student Employee of the Year Nominations

March 8, 2024 — Nominations for Student Employee of the Year are now being accepted.

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Mobile Food Pantry Returns March 19

March 8, 2024 — The Bear Pantry needs volunteers for the mobile food pantry event

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Destination UNC Welcome Reception

March 8, 2024 — Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Destination UNC Welcome Reception events.

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Open Education Resources Webinar

March 8, 2024 — Open Educational Resources (OER) are free teaching, learning and research materials that reduce financial barriers to education by eliminating textbook costs.

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OER Publishing Opportunity on the Pressbooks Platform

March 8, 2024 — Pressbooks is an open access publishing platform widely used by the open education community to adapt, create and publish OER.

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Women's Clothing Drive

March 8, 2024 — Donation bins are located on the first floor of the following buildings: Candaleria, McKee, Gunter, Guggenheim, University Center, Kepner and Michener.

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Employees Celebrated at Annual Staff Recognition Luncheon

March 8, 2024 — University of Northern Colorado staff were honored during the 52nd annual Staff Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 7.

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Networking with Climate Experts in the Arctic Circle

March 6, 2024 — Environmental Sustainability Students Travel to Norway’s Annual Arctic Frontiers Conference

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UNC Collaborates on Regional NSF-Funded Initiative on Climate Resilience

March 1, 2024 — Up to $160 million available over the next 10 years to build climate-resilient communities in the Colorado-Wyoming region

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Open Space Festival of New Music

March 1, 2024 — Devoted to works of contemporary music, the annual Open Space Festival of New Music features renowned guest artists in performances and lectures in collaboration with music faculty and students. 

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Students Win Outstanding Delegation Award

March 1, 2024 — Five Political Science and International Affairs students received an outstanding delegation award after competing in the annual Rocky Mountain Model Arab League last month.

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Board of Trustees Approves 12 New Certificate Programs

February 29, 2024 — New certificates provide additional credentials in the areas of science, technology, education, art and the humanities.

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PHOTOS: Lunar New Year

February 28, 2024 — The tradition continued this year on Feb. 17, marking the 17th annual Lunar New Year on campus.

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Destination UNC April 13

February 25, 2024 — On Saturday, April 13, the Office of Admissions is thrilled to welcome over 190+ admitted students and their support people (over 600 total people) to campus for Destination UNC.

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No More Weighting

February 22, 2024 — Alumna and professional weightlifter pursues her second Olympic games

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Regardless of FAFSA Delay, First Step is Filling Out Application

February 21, 2024 — UNC and Aims partner to host FAFSA FEST event to help students complete applications for federal financial aid

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Audiology Student Researches Security Vulnerabilities in Hearing Aids

February 20, 2024 — Student combines her fascination with technology and research to uncover whether hearing aids that use Bluetooth technology can be hacked

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Celebrate Open Education Week with the AOER Committee

February 16, 2024 — The Affordable and Open Educational Resources (AOER) Committee is thrilled to celebrate Open Education Week with a keynote by Rajiv Jhangiani, Ph.D.

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Dean of University Libraries Candidates

February 16, 2024 — The search committee for the next dean of University Libraries invites faculty and staff to participate in open forums for two finalists.

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Student Leaders Eligible for $1,850 Award

February 16, 2024 — Graduating students who are considered a leader by their peers, staff, faculty and administration are encouraged to apply for the Robert and Ludie Dickeson Presidential Prize for Leadership Award.

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Student Government Association Mario Party

February 16, 2024 — The Student Government Association (SGA) is holding an event on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m., in the University Center Aspen suites, called SGA Mario Party.

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The Importance of Teaching Underrepresented Cultures

February 16, 2024 — When it comes to talking about values, it is clear that David Barillas Chón’s, Ph.D., priorities are about the community. Barillas Chón was recently hired as an assistant professor in the Chicana/o and Latinx Studies Department (CLAS) at the University of Northern Colorado.

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PHOTOS: Taste of Africa

February 15, 2024 — UNC's African Students United club members hosted their annual Taste of Africa event highlighting the cultures of many different countries.

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Turning Climate Discussions into Tangible Action

February 14, 2024 — Matthew Popkin is the featured speaker at the second annual Goodman Speaker Series lecture

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Awarded for Recognizing Diversity in the Classroom

February 13, 2024 — Center for Urban Education leaders gear up to receive an impactful award

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Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine Projected to Bring $1.4 Billion to Colorado’s Economy

February 12, 2024 — Governor announces support of new legislation (HB24-1231) to fund four higher education health profession initiatives to address workforce need, including UNC's proposed college of medicine.

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Greeley Local and UNC Alumnus Pays It Forward Through Business Scholarship

February 9, 2024 — UNC alum Rick Pieper, ’93, gives back to the next generation by creating a scholarship for local business students.

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2024 Goodman Speaker Series

February 9, 2024 — Join the UNC community for the 2024 Goodman Speaker Series, Beyond the Classroom: How Does the Clean Energy Transition Actually Happen? 

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Free Flu Shots Available

February 9, 2024 — Flu season is in full swing and the best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. Flu cases typically peak from January through March, so for those who haven't received a flu shot this season, stop into the Student Health Center located in Cassidy Hall for a FREE flu vaccine.

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Snowed In at the Library Study Break

February 9, 2024 — Escape the winter chill and cozy up with some hot cocoa and friends at the University Libraries' Snowed In at the Library Study Break at Michener Library.

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Volunteer Opportunity: UNC Appreciation Week

February 9, 2024 — Volunteers are needed during UNC's 2024 Appreciation Week to help provide customer service at a gratitude table. 

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2024 A.M and Jo Winchester Award Recipient Announced

February 9, 2024 — The award recognizes demonstrated continued excellence in scholarly activity at UNC for at least five years.

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Graduate Teaching Assistantships Available for UNIV 101 Program Fall 2024

February 9, 2024 — UNC’s University 101 program, a 3-credit LAC course to support first-time students and others, is recruiting instructors for the 2024 fall semester. 

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Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research Application Now Open

February 9, 2024 — The 2024 competition for the Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research nomination/application period is now open.

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Doctoral Student Develops Groundbreaking Theory About Chopin

February 2, 2024 — Research uncovers the famous composer's compositional strategies confirm his lifelong fascination with death and the impact it had on his music

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Pizza with the President

February 2, 2024 — On Thursday, Feb. 8, 4-5 p.m., in North Hall 117, students are invited to join President Andy Feinstein for pizza and a candid conversation.

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Art Education Faculty Member Publishes Book

February 2, 2024 — Art education professor Connie Stewart recently published the book Cultivating Critical Conversations in Art Education: Honoring Student Voice, Identity and Agency.

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PASC Book Scholarship Deadline Nearing

February 2, 2024 — The PASC Book Scholarships, which offset exempt employees’ educational expenses, deadline is Feb. 23.

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The Weld Food Bank's Mobile Food Pantry Returning

February 2, 2024 — The Weld Food Bank's Mobile Food Pantry will return on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the southeast corner of C lot, across from the Campus Commons.

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UNC to Provide Free Tuition to Students with the Greatest Financial Need

January 31, 2024 — To better support students and keep a college degree well within reach, the university is launching a new initiative called the UNC Tuition Promise for fall 2024.

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Scholarship Deadline Extended

January 28, 2024 — The scholarship deadline is being extended to March 15 due to delays with the federal government processing of 24-25 FAFSA applications. 

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Men's Basketball Game Theme Nights

January 28, 2024 — There are two upcoming Men's Basketball games that students can attend for free.

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Upcoming Open Access Webinar

January 28, 2024 — Join the University Libraries on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., for a webinar on the upcoming deadline (Dec. 31) to move to open access publishing for authors and creators using federal funding.

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The UNC Cancer Rehabilitation Institute Annual Fundraiser

January 28, 2024 — The UNC Cancer Rehabilitation Institute (UNCCRI) holds an annual fundraising event each year called Northern Colorado Ninja Warriors.

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UNC Hosts Student Teachers from South Korea

January 26, 2024 — UNC’s Office of Global Engagement is currently hosting a group of 12 student teachers and a chaperone, Professor Youngmi Choi, Ph.D., from the Seoul National University of Education (SNUE), South Korea.

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Latest Sodexo Updates

January 26, 2024 — Sodexo has two updates – first, hours of operation have been extended to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Holmes Dining Hall. Secondly, SodaStream machines have been installed at Holmes Dining Hall and the Recreation Center. 

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Facilities Management Update

January 26, 2024 — Facilities Management is upgrading their work order management system to WebTMA 7 effective tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 30. The upgrade will happen sometime after 5 p.m.

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February TIAA Webinars

January 26, 2024 — TIAA will be hosting a series of free webinars available to employees in February. Recordings are available for replay on demand for 90 days following the live webinar date.

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New Research Explores the Effects of Cannabidiol on General Health

January 25, 2024 — UNC professor debunks myths surrounding CBD impact on well-being

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Student Research Suggests Achievement Emotions May Hold Key to Academic Success

January 23, 2024 — Chemical Education doctoral student Alex Graves is researching whether achievement emotions affect how well a student performs a task.

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The Provost Award for Travel

January 21, 2024 — The Provost Award for Travel Winter Competition deadlines are approaching, for travel taking place from March 2024 to June 2024.

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Electronic W-2’s Now Available

January 21, 2024 — Instructions on how to retrieve your W2 Electronically.

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Judges Needed at History Day at UNC

January 21, 2024 — History Day at UNC, an annual regional academic competition for Colorado students in grades 6-12, takes place this year in the University Center on Friday, March 8, and judges are needed.

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Faculty and Staff Appreciation at Women's Basketball Game

January 21, 2024 — UNC Women's Basketball team would like to invite all faculty, staff and their families to the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Game.

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Change Coming to USPS Rates

January 19, 2024 — Starting on Thursday, Jan. 21, USPS rate increases will affect all classes of mail and packaging that are sent through the Post Office. 

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Call Dibs: Reserve Your On-Campus Housing

January 19, 2024 — Students currently living on campus can sign up for a space during UNC's Call Dibs campaign and live on campus again for the 2024-25 year. 

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Aims2UNC Programs Helps Community College Students Earn Bachelor’s Degrees 

January 17, 2024 — For Claudia Hernandez, UNC was a dream she had been telling her children about for more than a decade before it became a reality.

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Legacy Student Pursues Her Passion, Thanks to the Aloha Scholarship

January 17, 2024 — In the late 1980s, Lloyd Yonemura, ’72, helped pioneer the Aloha Program and the Aloha Scholarship. The program helped first-year students from Hawai‘i gain a sense of belonging while settling into campus life at UNC.

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Alumna Liz Kissell Supports the Next Generation of Nurses

January 17, 2024 — Knowing what it’s like to be a student with two children, Liz Kissell knows the financial obligation that attending university puts on a person, which is why she chooses to donate every month.

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Honored Alumni Winners and Celebration

January 16, 2024 — Help recognize the 2024 UNC Honored Alumni on Tuesday, March 23, 5:30 p.m., in the UC Grand Ballroom and celebrate alumni who share their love of UNC through service, commitment and dedication. 

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Archival Degradation

January 16, 2024 — Archival Degradation, a solo exhibition by Art and Design student, Macey Boren, is showing in the Mari Michener Art Gallery now through the end of the semester.

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Free Sports Clinic for Children

January 16, 2024 — UNC Athletics is hosting their annual National Girls and Women in sports free sport clinic and is encouraging faculty and staff to sign their child up today. 

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IRS Increased Contribution Limit Maximums

January 16, 2024 — The IRS has increased the contribution limit maximums for 2024. For most 401k, 403b and 457 plans, the limit has increased from $22,500 to $23,000.

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Old Man Mountain Retreat Center

January 16, 2024 — This retreat center is available to rent for either academic, business or personal use and can comfortably accommodate up to 24 guests in the beds provided. 

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Special Resource Study at Historic Dearfield

January 16, 2024 — The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a Special Resource Study (SRS) of the historic Dearfield settlement in Weld County, Colorado, authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023.

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UNC Center For Urban Education Receives Prestigious Teacher Preparation Award

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Education Conference Caters to Colorado’s Future Teachers

January 9, 2024 — UNC is awarding two $1,000 student scholarships at the ninth annual Future Teacher Conference and Future Rural Teachers Summit Feb. 1-2.

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2024 Legislative Preview Highlights Education and Housing as Expected Priorities

January 8, 2024 — Funding for K-12 education, housing and UNC’s proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine topped the conversation during the fifth annual Legislative Preview panel. 

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UNC to Host 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 

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TIAA Webinars Available

January 6, 2024 —

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Nominations Open for Employees of the Year

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Interim Winter Session 2023-24 Grade Submission

January 6, 2024 —

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OER Course Conversion and Course Renewal Grant Opportunities

January 6, 2024 —

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Students, Faculty, Staff Invited to Sing in a UNC Choir

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Governor Polis Reappoints Two to UNC’s Board of Trustees

January 4, 2024 — Maia Babbs and UNC alumnus Shashwata Prateek Dutta ‘08 reappointed to four-year terms on university's Board of Trustees.

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School Psychologists in Short Supply as Youth Mental Health Concerns Increase

January 3, 2024 — $5 Million Grant Expected to Increase Colorado’s Pipeline

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The Top Stories of 2023

December 20, 2023 — Check out the top stories of 2023 that garnered the most interest through our social media channels, UNC's news site and with local and state media.

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Greeley Educator, Alumnus, Honored with National Educator Award for Excellence

December 19, 2023 — This year, the sole winner of the Milken Award, known as the "Oscars for Teaching," from Colorado was Greeley native and University of Northern Colorado alumnus Caleb Flores.

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Update to Ursa

December 15, 2023 — The older versions of Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAF) and Faculty Load and Compensation (FLAC) in Ursa will only be available through the Self Service Banner (SSB) link under the General Information section on the Employee Tab in Ursa.  The updated EPAF and FLAC links will be available under the Employee Information section, as well as within the Employee Dashboard on the Employee Tab in Ursa.

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Key Accomplishments Aligned to Strategic Plan Showcased in December Board Meeting

December 13, 2023 — With the 2023 calendar year coming to a close, President Feinstein and his Cabinet provided a comprehensive update to the Board of Trustees during the Finance and Audit Committee and Board of Trustees meetings on Dec. 7 and 8.

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Biological Sciences Master's Student Research Could Lead to Improvements in Liver Disease Outcomes

December 11, 2023 — UNC's top-notch research facilities attracted Raznin Joly to the Biological Sciences M.S. – Thesis Concentration program. She was eager to learn lab techniques and research methodologies and was especially keen on Associate Professor Yuyan Han's liver inflammation and disease research.

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Free COVID Rapid Tests and Mask Program Ending on Campus

December 8, 2023 — Beginning Dec. 14, UNC is discontinuing the free campus-wide COVID test program and will no longer provide KN95 masks on campus.

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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs New Director

December 8, 2023 — John Hamill III has joined the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs as Director of Sponsored Programs. Hamill officially joined the office on Nov. 28.

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Graduate School Announces Award Winners for annual Graduate Research Symposium

December 7, 2023 — The Graduate School has announced the recipients of awards for Research Evening and the NoCo 3MT® Three Minute Thesis events, as part of the Graduate Research Symposium.

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Fall 2023 Grade Submission

December 7, 2023 — The deadline for submitting final grades for fall semester courses is on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. Late submissions will negatively affect students’ financial aid and/or graduation. For questions, contact Kevin Weltzin in the Registrar’s Office at 351-3016.

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Campus Climate Survey Presentation

December 7, 2023 — This past fall semester, the Student Government Association, PASC, CSC and each University Division Al leadership team received an update on the campus climate survey results, and now, the presentation is available for everyone on campus to view.

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Reminder from Facilities Management

December 7, 2023 — If an office is going to be closed anytime before the upcoming holidays, Facilities Management would like to be notified in order to hold mail and packages until the office reopens. 

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Increasing Diversity and Growth in Graduates from Business College Headline Fall Class of 2023

December 1, 2023 — The University of Northern Colorado is hosting its fall 2023 commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9. Approximately 765 students will graduate this semester with around 469 earning bachelor’s degrees and nearly 300 earning a master’s, specialist or doctoral degree.

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Hey, Teach! Or Should That be Professor?

November 30, 2023 — Guest speakers bring a change of pace to any learning environment. In the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, two professors walk into a classroom, but it’s a high school classroom: Kyle Anne Nelson, Ph.D., MPH, professor and chair of the Sociology department and Chris Talbot, Ph.D., professor of Gender Studies.

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Reminder Regarding W-2 Forms

November 30, 2023 — Faculty and staff can receive their 2023 W-2 form online through Ursa as long as they make sure their correct address is listed. With this option, a paper W-2 form is not mailed to you.

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UNC’s 2023-24 OER Course Conversion Grant Awards

November 30, 2023 — The Affordable and Open Educational Resources (AOER)  Committee is thrilled to announce the 2023-24 OER Course Conversion Grant recipients. This competitive grant program, funded by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, aids educators in transitioning classes from traditional materials to Open Educational Resources (OER).

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Transforming Kepner Hall

November 30, 2023 — Embarking on a mission to transform the student experience within Kepner Hall, Dean Colwell and the Dean's Office team are orchestrating a series of exciting changes on the garden level. Recognizing the need for a dynamic and welcoming environment, their vision encompasses a range of initiatives designed to cater to the evolving needs of the student body.

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Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

November 30, 2023 — Colorado voted and approved Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) going into effect Jan. 1, 2024. UNC has elected to partner with Sun Life to administer its paid family and medical leave benefits for all eligible employees beginning Jan. 2024.

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Finance and Audit, Board of Trustees Meeting Next Week

November 27, 2023 — The UNC Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting of the Finance and Audit Committee on Thursday, Dec. 7, starting at 1:30 p.m. The full board will meet on Friday, Dec. 8 starting at 8:30 a.m.

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Student Research Takes the Stage at Annual Symposium and Competition

November 27, 2023 — Graduate students are putting their scholarly skills on display during the fall 2023 Graduate Research Symposium on Tuesday, Dec. 5. This event also showcases the annual Northern Colorado Three-Minute Thesis competition, where students have three minutes and one slide to explain their thesis or dissertation projects in plain language.

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Faculty and Staff Invited to Annual Holiday Party Nov. 30

November 27, 2023 — Faculty and staff are invited to join President Feinstein at UNC’s annual employee holiday party on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Campus Commons lobby.

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UNC Arts Presents Two Holiday Concerts

November 22, 2023 — UNC Arts presents two holiday concerts in the Campus Commons Performance Hall this coming weekend.

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Annual Juried Student Exhibition

November 22, 2023 — The Annual Juried Student Exhibition is on display in the Campus Commons Gallery now through Dec. 6.

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Finals Week Bear Box

November 22, 2023 — Bear Box, the innovative student-run business from UNC's Entrepreneurship Club, is excited to announce the launch of the Finals Week Box. This carefully curated care package offers a tangible way for friends and family to support their students during the demanding finals season.

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Goal Achieved, Fall Grads’ Path to Commencement

November 22, 2023 — Meet seven of the University of Northern Colorado's fall 2023 graduates who shared their story with us about their time at UNC, both challenging and exciting, what their plans are after commencement and advice they would give to future Bears.

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Student’s Research Aims to Shed Light on Invisible Barriers

November 21, 2023 — As a student in the University of Northern Colorado's Rehabilitation Counseling M.A. program, Allie Tate has conducted extensive research on the stigma surrounding mental health disabilities.  

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Late Night Study at Michener Library

November 17, 2023 — Students, need a quiet spot to hit the books as you prepare for finals? Michener Library is bringing back Late Night Study.

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New Scholarship Available

November 17, 2023 — The time to apply for scholarships is here, and there is an exciting new scholarship available for students. The Unpaid Work-Based Learning Scholarship is offered by the Center for Career Readiness to undergraduate or graduate students who pursue unpaid work-based learning opportunities such as internships and student teaching. 

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Retirement Celebration for Longtime Faculty Member

November 17, 2023 — Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate and honor the retirement of School of Special Education Professor Francie Murry, Ph.D., on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 3-5 p.m., in McKee room 0008. Murry has dedicated her passion and hard work to UNC for more than 30 years.

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Career Readiness Curriculum Toolkit

November 17, 2023 — UNC was selected as one of 12 campus teams to participate in the American Association of Colleges and Universities grant project on "Implementing Equitable and Inclusive Curriculum-to-Career Models".

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State Farm Invests in Career Readiness Initiatives for UNC Students

November 16, 2023 — This year, State Farm has generously awarded the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) two grants totaling $50,000 as a part of their Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant program.

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Alumna Named Colorado Teacher of the Year

November 14, 2023 — Jessica May will spend the next year serving as an ambassador of sorts for the state’s teachers and will join the education commissioner’s Teacher Cabinet, a state advisory panel of educators, according to the education nonprofit Chalkbeat Colorado.

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Going to the Mat, From UNC Wrestler to a 2024 Summer Olympics Hopeful

November 13, 2023 — This year, Andrew Alirez will step away from his academic career and college wrestling in pursuit of realizing that goal next summer at the 2024 Olympics in France. 

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Campus Connections

November 10, 2023 — Campus Connections is recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to become mentors for the Spring 2024 semester. 

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Volunteers Needed for Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremonies

November 10, 2023 — Join fellow staff and local alumni on Dec. 8-9 and volunteer for UNC's Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies.

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Titanic: The Musical Showing This Weekend

November 10, 2023 — UNC Arts presents the concert version of Titanic: The Musical in the Campus Commons Performance Hall on Nov. 16-18, at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. Epic and majestic, with moments of heartbreaking intimacy, Titanic captures the triumph and tragedy of the hopeful passengers on the ill-fated Ship of Dreams.

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Upcoming White Out Men's Basketball Game

November 10, 2023 — The Northern Colorado Bears Men's Basketball team takes on the Colorado State Rams tomorrow, Nov. 14th, 6 p.m. Help pack the Bank of Colorado Arena for a White Out. Students get in free with their Student ID.

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VIDEO: Expand Your Horizons Internationally

November 9, 2023 — International Education Week is an opportunity to learn about international academic experiences at UNC.

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Commentary: The Importance of Investing in First-Generation Students

November 6, 2023 — This year on Nov. 8, colleges across the country are celebrating first-generation students as a part of National First-Generation College Celebration Day. This date is the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which provided funding for programs to increase access, admission, retention, persistence and graduation of first-generation and low-income students attending institutions of higher education (IHE).  

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Supporting First-Generation College Students to Become Next-Generation Leaders

November 6, 2023 — Recognized nationally as First-Generation College Celebration Day, Nov. 8 serves as a special tribute to first-generation college students, defined as individuals whose parents and/or guardians did not complete a four-year degree.

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New Veterans Services Director Creating Community for Student Veterans

November 5, 2023 — Community is very important to the University of Northern Colorado’s new director of Veterans Services LaChaune DuHart-Wood, because she has experienced the benefits that come from feeling that sense of belonging first-hand: from the Black community, the veteran community and even her online gaming community, just to name a few.

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New Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

November 3, 2023 — Robert Hepperle, '02, has accepted the assistant vice president for Human Resources role and will be starting employment with UNC on Dec. 11. 

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Reminder from Sodexo

November 3, 2023 — Reminder to faculty/staff and student clubs/orgs – for food safety purposes, Sodexo/UNC Catering has first rights for all catered events on campus.

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Opera Meets Criminal Justice Reform

November 3, 2023 — The College of Performing and Visual Arts' (PVA) fall chamber opera weekend presents two short American operas that examine criminal justice topics on Thursday, Nov.9 and Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., in the Campus Commons Performance Hall.

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Geography Awareness Week

November 3, 2023 — Nov. 13-17 is Geography Awareness Week, and the Geography Department is partnering with groups across campus for a series of climate, environmental and geographical (GIS) events.

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Apply for the Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research

November 3, 2023 — The Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research, launched in 2012, is the result of a generous endowment from Robert Brunswig, Rebecca Brunswig and Ken Coleman. An award of $1,000 is offered each year to a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary scholarship in engaged research and civic engagement.

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Managing Meal Plans

November 3, 2023 — Students, don't forget, there are only six more weeks in the fall 2023 semester. For those who have fallen short of meal swipes, they can add 25 to their current plan.

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Registration for the Spring 2024 Term Opens on Nov. 6.

November 3, 2023 — Graduate students can register now, and undergraduate students can register starting at 7 a.m. on their assigned date, which is based off the number of completed credit hours they have (not including current courses).

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2023 Fall Graduates: Share Your Story with UNC

November 3, 2023 — In order to fully celebrate you, the University Advancement team wants to hear about your fun, memorable and life-changing stories throughout your time at UNC in the form of text and images.

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Call for Colorado OER Grant Program is Open

November 3, 2023 — The UNC Affordable and OER (AOER) Committee wants UNC faculty, departments and programs to know about Round 6 of the statewide OER grant program. The grant program aims to support the adoption, adaptation and creation of open educational resources (OER) for courses and programs at Colorado higher education institutions. 

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Bear Share Program

November 3, 2023 — Bear Pantry is running a campaign from now through Nov. 10 inviting students who may expect to have leftover meals on their dining plans at the end of the semester to donate up to three meals to the Bear Share program. 

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Dean Appointed to the National Dance Education Board

November 3, 2023 — The Performing and Visual Arts Dean Cristina Goletti, M.F.A, was recently appointed to the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Board of Directors–Northwest.

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Pizza with the President on Nov. 9

November 3, 2023 — Students are invited to join President Andy Feinstein for pizza and conversation at Pizza with the President on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 4-5 p.m., at the University Center Office of Student Engagement Lobby.

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Special Ed Teacher-Turned-Professor Shares Secrets to Building Inclusive Classrooms

November 2, 2023 — Katrine Gosselin is one of the University of Northern Colorado’s (UNC) newest faculty members joining the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences this semester. 

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PHOTOS: Day of the Dead Celebration

November 1, 2023 — Día de los Muertos is rooted in Mexican culture where death is honored by loved ones whose family and friends who have died are remembered.

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Day of the Dead: A Time-Honored Mexican Tradition

October 30, 2023 — For over two decades, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) has been at the forefront of celebrating a cultural tradition that unites people in remembrance of loved ones who have passed away–también en español.

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Mobile Blood Drive Coming to Campus

October 30, 2023 — ColoradoSPH at UNC is partnering with UCHealth to host a Mobile Blood Drive for all students, faculty and staff on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., outside of the Campus Commons.

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University Contact Updates

October 30, 2023 — UNC is in the process of filling vacancies within the General Counsel’s office and the Ombuds office.

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Don't Miss an Information Session about Research Experiences for Undergraduates

October 27, 2023 — The Office of Undergraduate Research is holding an information session about Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) on Thursday, Nov. 9, 1-1:45 p.m., at Michener L94.

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UNC Alumna, Berthoud Teacher Named 2024 Colorado Teacher of the Year

October 27, 2023 — Announced by the Colorado Department of Education, UNC alumna Jessica May, '96, a middle school teacher at Turner Middle School in the Thompson School District, was named the 2024 Colorado Teacher of the Year in a surprise ceremony at her school. 

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Members of a UNC Libraries Taskforce Receive Award

October 27, 2023 — Members of the UNC Libraries Liaison Model Taskforce recently accepted the Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) Award for 2023 Project of the Year at the CAL annual conference in Loveland.

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Pay for Temporary Parking via a Mobile Parking App

October 27, 2023 — Students, faculty and staff can now pay for temporary parking via a mobile parking app called Passport. In order to do so, drivers will need to download the app, enter the zone they're parked in along with their license plate, and pay via credit card.

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Energize Your Teaching with a Learning Resource Development Grant

October 27, 2023 — The Instructional Design and Development (IDD) team, in collaboration with the Affordable & Open Educational Resources (AOER) Committee, invites faculty, staff and graduate students to embark on a journey of creating and sharing digital learning resources on Canvas.

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UNIV 101 Research Nights Needs Judges

October 27, 2023 — Each fall semester, University 101 students participate in Research Nights. It is the culmination of the students' semester’s work and introduction to UNC’s scholarly community.

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UNC Mourning the Passing of Former President Dick Bond

October 27, 2023 — It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that former UNC president Richard Bond  passed away on Oct. 26.  

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Reminder that the 2024-25 FAFSA is Not Yet Open

October 27, 2023 — A reminder for students – the 2024-25 FAFSA is not yet open and is expected to open some time in December. 

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Celebrate International Education Week

October 27, 2023 — Join the Office of Global Engagement (OGE) in celebrating UNC's annual International Education Week from Nov. 13-17.

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Fill Out a Thanksgiving Meal Request

October 27, 2023 — Students who plan to stay on campus during the period of Nov. 22-26 are encouraged to fill out a Thanksgiving meal request. The meals need to be pre-ordered as Holmes Dining Hall will be closed.

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Don't Miss Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity's Haunted House

October 20, 2023 — Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity will be hosting their annual hanted house fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 27.

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Tea with Frances Wisebart Jacobs – Founder of United Way

October 20, 2023 — On Sunday, Oct. 29, 2-4 p.m., in the Michener Multipurpose Room, University Libraries is hosting an afternoon tea with Mrs. Frances Wisebart Jacobs, whose ground-breaking efforts to help those in need in Denver in the late 1800s led her to be known nationally as the “Mother of Charities” and led to the creation of United Way and National Jewish Health.

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UNC Flourish? What’s That?

October 20, 2023 — UNC Flourish is a new campaign that invests in improving student well-being, and we invite you to play your part. This campaign is rooted in meaningful connections, engagement and belonging.

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Need a Laptop? Borrow One from UNC at No Cost

October 19, 2023 — This year, IM&T is providing laptops for UNC students to check out for a semester. Students can visit Michener Library to check one out, or reserve a laptop online.

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Come Trick or Treat Around Campus

October 19, 2023 — The University Center will be hosting Trick or Treat stops for children of all faculty, staff and students on Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Volleyball Hosting a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Game

October 19, 2023 — UNC Volleyball is hosting a Faculty/Staff Appreciation game on Saturday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m., at the Bank of Colorado Arena.

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Colorado Combined Campaign

October 19, 2023 — The ColoradoCombinedCampaign (CCC) is a workplace campaign that provides a way for Colorado government employees to donate to charities that benefit Coloradans. They can do so by payroll deduction, cash, check or credit card. Donations to the CCC are voluntary, confidential and tax-deductible.

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Celebrate Open Access Week Oct. 23-29

October 19, 2023 — Join the University Libraries in celebrating Open Access Week Oct. 23-29. This week-long event serves as a platform for educating both students and faculty alike on the importance of open access (OA) materials and is an opportunity to appreciate the remarkable efforts of UNC faculty in integrating OA materials across campus.

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PHOTOS: Day of Art

October 18, 2023 — The sound of the University of Northern Colorado’s drumline commenced the second annual Day of Art last Friday. It is the biggest yearly event for the College of Performing and Visual Arts, showcasing the work of UNC’s artists with both the campus community, as well as the Greeley community.

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Annual Celebration Promotes Financial Aid Awareness

October 16, 2023 — Financial Aid Day (FAD) is a special day that is set aside to celebrate and recognize the contribution of Financial Aid Professionals across the United States for helping students realize their college dreams. It's also promotes financial aid awareness. As a reminder, students should complete the 2024-25 FAFA as soon as it opens in December. The UNC Scholarship Application opens Nov. 1.

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Changes Coming to Boomerang Shuttle Starting Oct. 16

October 13, 2023 — Due to staffing shortages with Greeley Evans Transit (GET), the Boomerang shuttle service will be limited to a single bus starting Monday, Oct. 16, through the remainder of the fall semester.

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Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Open Forums

October 13, 2023 — The search committee for the next Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Human Resources invites faculty and staff to participate in open forums for three finalists on Oct. 17, 20 and 24.

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UNC Safety Notice: Help Deter Bicycle Thefts

October 13, 2023 — Bicycle theft is one of the most common crimes on campus , with an average of XX bikes stolen every year. However, there are several things people can do to help deter bicycle thefts, starting with securing their bike with a quality lock.

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Tobey-Kendel Dining Operations Moving Indoors

October 12, 2023 — UNC Dining Services has moved Tobey-Kendel dining operations indoors for the fall to accommodate with the cold weather. For food options on Central Campus, please visit the Tobey-Kendel lobby.

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PASC and CSC Halloween Costume Contest

October 12, 2023 — Participate in the Professional Administrative Staff Council (PASC) and Classified Staff Council's (CSC) Halloween costume contest on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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You're Invited: Virtual Town Hall Strategic Enrollment Management Planning

October 12, 2023 — You're invited to attend the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Plan virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1-2 p.m., to learn more about the current work and progress in Phase 3 of the university's SEM Plan.

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Open Educational Resources Grant Opportunities

October 12, 2023 — Updated from Sept. 21, annoucement - Application deadline has been extended to Oct. 23. UNC’s Affordable and Open Educational Resources Committee is now accepting grant applications in support of affordable learning.

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 12, 2023 — October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a pivotal time to remind ourselves that the digital world we navigate daily requires vigilance. As threats evolve, so must our habits. Protect your personal information, be wary of unsolicited communications, and continuously educate yourself on the latest best practices. A safer internet begins with you.

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Pressbooks Publishing Opportunity

October 12, 2023 — For individuals working on a free textbook or an open educational resource (OER) for a course they teach, the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado OER Council are offering a number of seats on the Pressbooks publishing platform for OER works created by Colorado instructors and faculty. This is for works in process or already completed works.

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Winter Weather is Approaching - How UNC Handles Snow Days

October 12, 2023 — It’s getting close to that time of year when Colorado’s inclement weather can affect university operations. UNC’s Inclement Weather Policy webpage provides helpful information about notifications, closures, delays and other frequently asked questions.

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Nominations Open for A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar Award

October 12, 2023 — Nominations are now being accepted for the A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar Award. Nominations and full applications are due on or before Friday, Oct. 20, to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at orsp@unco.edu.  

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Juniors and Seniors: The Phelps Family Scholarship Award Application Opens Nov. 1

October 12, 2023 — Two Phelps Family C.A.P. Award scholarships are available for 2024-25 with increased amounts of $10,000 each. The award is designated for juniors or seniors from any major. Students should apply through the UNC Scholarship Application which opens Nov. 1.

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Toy Drive for Student Parents at UNC

October 12, 2023 — UNC's Student Honors Activity Council is organizing a toy drive for student parents at UNC. The deadline to sign up as a parent requesting toys is Nov. 1. The deadline to sign up as a volunteer who would like to donate toys is Nov. 15.

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$25 Million Gift, Largest in UNC History, Accelerates Plans for College of Osteopathic Medicine

October 10, 2023 — The University of Northern Colorado’s vision to meet the critical and growing demand for doctors across the state just received a major endorsement. The Weld Trust has committed $25 million earmarked for the university’s proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Historic Homecoming: The Celebration of a Century

October 9, 2023 — The University of Northern Colorado is commemorating a major milestone this year, celebrating a century of traditions, competitions, community, laughter and coming home.

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Pizza with the President

October 5, 2023 — Students are invited to join President Feinstein on Thursday, Oct. 12, 4-5 p.m., in the University Center Office of Student Engagement lobby, for pizza and conversation on how student clubs and registered student organizations (RSOs) offer involvement, community and leadership to all students.

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Student Entrepreneurs Launch Care Package Business

October 5, 2023 — The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) at UNC is excited to announce the launch of their club business, Bear Box. Bear Box offers thoughtfully curated care packages designed for parents and friends to purchase for their UNC students.

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Faculty and Staff Appreciation at Women's Soccer

October 5, 2023 — On Sunday, Oct. 15, at noon, the Women's Soccer team will host their final home match. Athletics has dedicated the game to be a faculty and staff appreciation event.

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Free Movie Night at Kress Cinema

October 5, 2023 — A new Bear Biz business partner, The Kress Cinema & Lounge, is celebrating its 15th anniversary and is sharing free movies with local college students to celebrate. Starting now, every Monday night will be "Monday Night College Night" at the cinema where UNC and Aims Community College students will be able to get a free movie ticket by presenting their valid student ID.

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FAFSA Verification will be Temporarily Unavailable

October 5, 2023 — The FAFSA Verification (CampusLogic StudentForms) will be unavailable Oct. 12-13 for required maintenance. During this outage, students will not be able to submit verification documents.

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Call for Abstracts

October 5, 2023 — The Fall Undergraduate Symposium will be held Nov. 16, with expanded performing and visual arts categories. Applications with abstracts/project summaries are due Oct. 20.

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NSF Grant to Focus on Entrepreneurship, Workforce Resilience and Development along Colorado's Front Range

October 2, 2023 — The ecosystem for entrepreneurs and innovators in the fields of emerging technologies in Colorado’s Front Range just received a major investment in the form of a new stream of federal funding and the collective brainpower of researchers from four universities.

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Free Tech Support for Personal and University-Owned Devices

October 2, 2023 — This fall, IM&T launched a new service called Tech Den that is located on the first floor of Michener Library. At the Tech Den, students, faculty and staff can receive free in-person technology support on personal and university-owned devices seven days a week.

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Student Health Fair Oct. 5 - Register to Win a Free Mountain Bike

October 2, 2023 — UNC’s Student Health Center is hosting its annual Student Health Fair on Thursday, Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the lower level of the University Center tabling walkway. 

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Celebrating How Far We've Come

September 29, 2023 — University of Northern Colorado President Andy Feinstein delivered his annual State of the University address to a full house on Sept. 26, in the University Center Rocky Mountain Grand Ballroom.

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FAFSA Delayed Opening This Year

September 29, 2023 — The 2024-25 FAFSA will not be opening until sometime in December 2023, which is later than the Oct. 1 open date in recent years. While the FAFSA open date is later than usual, there will be fewer questions that a family will need to answer once it does open. 

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Leaders Needed for Upcoming Experience UNC Event

September 29, 2023 — The Office of Admissions needs 8-10 faculty or staff members to serve as group leaders for the next Experience UNC – First Gen Visit Day on Saturday, Oct. 7. Experience UNC is geared toward helping high school and transfer students, and their families, to explore and learn more about UNC.

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Share Your Dining Experience and Win Great Prizes

September 29, 2023 — To help Sodexo continually improve, they are asking students to participate in their quick three-minute Dining Satisfaction Survey. Feedback is essential in helping Sodexo create a dining experience that meets and exceeds expectations.

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Latest Edition of the Environmental Health and Safety Newsletter

September 29, 2023 — The quarterly newsletter encourages faculty, staff and students to review the campus Emergency Response Plan and discusses household hazardous waste and getting the flu shot.

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Inspiring Others Through Science: New Audiologist and Cognitive Neuroscientist Plans to Make Big Impact

September 26, 2023 — By leveraging her expertise in audiology and cognitive neuroscience, Hannah Glick, Au.D., Ph.D., wants to help students discover their purpose and passion in science. 

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Board of Trustees Annual Retreat Oct. 6

September 25, 2023 — The UNC Board of Trustees will meet for their annual retreat at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at The Rally Hotel in Denver.

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Discover the World — Explore Study Abroad Programs

September 21, 2023 — The Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad are proud to promote the hundreds of study abroad programs and options that UNC students can embark on.

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Get Ready to Graduate: Commencement Fair

September 21, 2023 — If you're graduating this fall, don't miss the Commencement Fair on Thursday, Sept. 28. Attend in-person, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., University Center Lower Level, or register for the virtual fair, 4-6 p.m.

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Visiting Scholar to Give Presentation on Disability Activism and Inclusion

September 21, 2023 — Tekla Babyak, an independent scholar with multiple sclerosis, is visiting UNC on Monday, Sept. 25, to present a talk titled "Ask, Tell, Create: Strategies for Disability Activism and Inclusion."

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Annual Security and Fire Safety Report to be Available by Oct. 1

September 21, 2023 — A copy of UNC's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report will be available online for reading or downloading by Oct. 1.

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Professional Administrative Staff Council Accepting Membership Nominations

September 21, 2023 — The Professional Administrative Staff Council (PASC) is accepting nominations for open council membership spots through Friday, Oct. 6. Nominations of peers and self-nominations are accepted. 

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Professor and Paralympic Champion Paves the Way for Inclusiveness to be Center Court in Tennis

September 20, 2023 — Scott Douglas, Ph.D., wants to create major changes in how all tennis players train to become champions. He sees the potential the sport has in becoming more accessible and well-known, and the way to get there, he says, is to have all tennis athletes, those with and without disabilities, train together.

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Nursing Program Rises in U.S. News Rankings

September 19, 2023 — The University of Northern Colorado’s undergraduate nursing program has been ranked among the 2024 Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

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UNC School of Music Launches New Degree with ¡Celebremos! Festival of Latinx Music and Culture

September 18, 2023 — The University of Northern Colorado’s School of Music will celebrate the launch of its new cutting-edge Bachelor of Arts in Latinx Music degree program with a multifaceted cultural event on Oct. 13 at UNC Campus Commons.

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Don't Miss the Fall 2023 Commencement Fair

September 15, 2023 — Attention Fall 2023 graduates, the Commencement Fair is an opportunity to make sure graduates are ready for the December Commencement ceremonies.

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Psychological Services Clinic Available

September 15, 2023 — The Psychological Services Clinic (PSC) at UNC provides confidential, low-cost counseling and psychological assessment services, with weekly counseling services starting at $75 for the entire semester for individuals, couples, families and group counseling. Group counseling is always free. 

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The Holocaust in Comic Books – Panel Presentation

September 15, 2023 — On Saturday, Sept. 23, 3-5 p.m., in the Michener Multipurpose Room a will explore how the Holocaust has been portrayed in comic books, the importance of Holocaust education and resources and advice for teaching to Colorado's state standards related to the Holocaust and genocide studies.

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Meet the Holmes Dining Hall Chefs

September 15, 2023 — Dining Services and Sodexo is holding a "Meet the Chefs" session tomorrow, Sept. 19, 5 p.m., at Holmes Dining Hall. 

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The Provost Award for Travel Fall Competition

September 15, 2023 — The Provost Award for Travel Fall Competition deadlines are approaching, for travel taking place from October 2023 to April 2024.

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Bear Admission for the Clinical Nursing Program Now Open

September 15, 2023 — Attention nursing-seeking students: Bear Admission for the Clinical Nursing Program is now open.  

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National Voter Registration Day

September 15, 2023 — To celebrate National Voter Registration Day tomorrow, Sept. 19, University Libraries will host a table in the Michener Library foyer, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., where students and others can register to vote, change their address, select party affiliation and get more information on important issues.

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Registration is now open for Bear GRADS: Graduate Research and Development Series

September 15, 2023 — UNC Libraries and the Graduate School are partnering to host this new series of webinars geared toward graduate students of all disciplines and experience levels.

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Celebrating the Complexity of Identities Through Latinx Heritage Month

September 11, 2023 — National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. At UNC, however, the annual observance is celebrated as Latinx Heritage Month.

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Student Government Association: Applications Due Sept. 19 for Class Senators

September 11, 2023 — The Student Government Association is actively seeking dedicated individuals to join the team as class senators. The application deadline is Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. This is a golden opportunity to become a vital part of UNC's student community and play a pivotal role in shaping its future.

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Colorado Calling – Idaho Student Finds College Home in Greeley

September 8, 2023 — Twelve hours from home and separated from the single mother who raised him as an only child, Parker Coffelt isn’t wasting any time getting acclimated to the college life.

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Faculty Art on Display at the Curfman Gallery

September 8, 2023 — School of Art and Design Professor Lauren Lipinski Eisen has 12 individual works included in the two-person exhibition “The Object of Memory” currently on view at the Curfman Gallery in Colorado State University's Lory Student Center in Ft. Collins.

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Beethoven in the Rockies: Concert Series Celebrates its Third Annual Festival

September 8, 2023 — The concert series that pays homage to the musical genius Ludwig van Beethoven will celebrate its third annual festival in the heart of Greeley, Colorado.

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Free Narcan and Fentanyl Testing Strips

September 6, 2023 — The Office of Health Promotion has free narcan and fentanyl testing strips available to all students, faculty and staff. Students can also pick up packs that include protective cup covers, mini-first aid kits and other harm-reducing goods.

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Pizza with the President

September 6, 2023 — Students are invited to join President Andy Feinstein for pizza and to share their experiences from the first few weeks of school on Thursday, Sept. 14, 4 p.m., in the University Center Aspens room.

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Resurgence of the Press: Student-Run Newspaper Makes Triumphant Return

September 6, 2023 — This fall, after a couple of semesters on hiatus, it will be making a return and aligning with present-day media and demand, it will become an online newspaper.

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Volunteer to be a Group Leader to Support Recruitment Efforts

September 6, 2023 — University Admissions is looking for 25-30 faculty and staff members who are interested in volunteering as a group leader for three upcoming Experience UNC Fall Visit Days.

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Get to Know Jim Doerner, new Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

September 5, 2023 — Joining the university in 1994 as an assistant professor of geography, Jim Doerner, a full professor of Geography, GIS, and Sustainability, became permanent dean in April 2023 for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).

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New Business Dean Ken Colwell: ‘We Stack Up’

September 5, 2023 — Since Ken Colwell, Ph.D., took the leadership reins as dean of the Monfort College of Business July 1, the veteran dean has been listening and learning while shaping his vision for the college of business and where he wants to take it.

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Don't Miss the UNC Block Party, Taco Bar at Friday Fest

September 1, 2023 — Along with UNC Night at Greeley's Friday Fest Block Part on Friday, Sept. 8, 6-9 p.m., in downtown Greeley, the Office of Student Engagement is hosting a free taco bar starting at 7:30 p.m. for the first 200 students at Luna’s Tacos and Tequila.

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Learn About the Next Version of Banner

September 1, 2023 — IM&T would like to invite faculty and staff to learn more about Banner from UNC's Ellucian Banner team on Friday, Sept. 8, 1-3 p.m., in the Campus Commons.

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Mobile Food Pantry Coming to UNC, Volunteers Needed

September 1, 2023 — The Weld Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry is coming to UNC this fall. The mobile pantry supports UNC community members by bringing healthy, fresh foods to those in need of food assistance.

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Fusing Business and Health, Prestigious Scholarship Recipient Aims to Empower Healthcare Professionals

August 31, 2023 — First year Dylan Roseman is one of 50 Colorado students selected to be a 2023 Boettcher Scholar. The highly competitive scholarship program provides recipients with an annual fixed amount of $20,000 for four years.

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Are You Missing Out on CETL Weekly?

August 31, 2023 — Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) sends out a weekly newsletter to all full-time faculty and instructors with on-demand professional development, upcoming events and important pedagogy information.

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New Exhibit at Michener Library

August 31, 2023 — University Libraries will be celebrating the opening of the newest exhibit to Michener Library, “From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America.”

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COVID-19 on the Rise, Tests and Masks Available on Campus

August 31, 2023 — Although still at some of the lowest levels since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise across the state and nation.

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Request a Free Health Education Workshop

August 30, 2023 — The Office of Health Promotion is offering free health education workshops on sexual health, substance and self-care workshops for student groups. 

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Harmonizing Dreams: Successful Singer and Immigrant Rights Champion Earns Prestigious Scholarship

August 30, 2023 — Osuna’s range in involvement during high school made him a perfect candidate for higher education scholarship opportunities. His parents, both teachers, and counselor recognized this and introduced him to the Boettcher Scholarship Program.

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Eighth Annual Bears, Brews and Bites

August 30, 2023 — On Saturday, Sept. 9, the Brewing Lab Sciences Program is hosting the 8th Annual Bears Brews and Bites beer festival. In partnership with Athletics, this event takes place during the tailgate of the first home football game every season during the Fan Fest Tailgate.

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Born to Help: A Career in Nursing

August 25, 2023 — Patricio was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. The daughter of Mexican immigrants who did not have the opportunity to further their studies, she approached the challenge of becoming a first-generation student with the best attitude.

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Federal Student Loan Repayments to Resume Oct. 1

August 25, 2023 — Federal student loan payments, on pause since March 2020 due to the pandemic, are set to resume Oct. 1.

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Alumna Receives NSF Graduate Fellowship

August 25, 2023 — For Leah Crenshaw, M.S., ‘23 an active biologist and nature lover, finding harmony between the natural and human worlds is her dream. 

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UNC Arts Releasing 2023-24 Season of Events

August 23, 2023 — UNC Arts is releasing the 2023-24 season of unforgettable concerts, plays, musicals, dance, exhibitions, speakers and more.

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Annual Family Fest and Bears Bash is Saturday, Aug. 26

August 21, 2023 — The annual Bears Bash and Family Fest, a partnership between UNC Athletics and the Greeley Tribune, returns Saturday, Aug. 26 with UNC football practice, food, games, giveaways, fun and interactive opportunities to meet UNC student-athletes and coaches, including Head Football Coach Ed Lamb.

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Student Employee and GA/TA Accounts Expiring

August 18, 2023 — Student Employee and GA/TA accounts are set to expire on Sept. 7. If students need their account for the upcoming year, an 'Account Extension' request will need to be submitted for each employee/GA/TA.

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New Online Applicant Tracking System

August 18, 2023 — UNC has moved to a new online applicant tracking system, Cornerstone. All current faculty and staff will have access to all open positions and promotional job opportunities on the Cornerstone Internal Career Site. 

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Ensemble Auditions are Open to all Students

August 18, 2023 — UNC Ensembles are open to all students of all majors.

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Bear Pantry Opens For Fall—Volunteers Needed

August 18, 2023 — With the opening of Bear Pantry for the fall semester starting on Monday, Aug.21, volunteers are needed. The program requires two volunteers for every hour the pantry is open.

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Students' Work Accepted into Computer Graphics Conference

August 18, 2023 — Multiple students' work from School of Art and Design Professor Anna Ursyn's, Ph.D., ART 471 Computer Graphics class, along with the assignment, were accepted to the Repository of CG Assignments for the ACM SIGGRAPH, an International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques held in Los Angeles, CA.

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Save at Greeley Businesses Through Bear Biz Program

August 18, 2023 — There are more than 70 Greeley businesses offering discounts to UNC students through the program Bear Biz. The program was created to build a relationship and connection between students and the business community through discounts, deals, special events and more. 

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Free Sexual Health Resources

August 18, 2023 — The Bedside box offers sexual health resources to UNC students free of charge and discretely delivered right to your residence hall or for pick up at the University Center 2nd Floor.

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Language Teacher Turns Card Games into Problem-Solving Lesson

August 18, 2023 — With more than a decade of language teaching experience under her belt, WeiHsuan Lo is eager to expand her knowledge base to best support her students.

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New Study Explores Overcoming Stigma in Hiring People with Disabilities

July 24, 2023 — Recognizing and overcoming the barrier of stigma toward persons with disabilities is the goal of a new research project from Jill Bezyak, professor of Rehabilitation Counseling and Sciences.  She's hoping her efforts to test newly developed tools designed to mitigate negative bias are successful, providing persons with disabilities with more employment opportunities and ultimately, a better quality of life.

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The band The Burroughs playing at the Concert Under the Starts on summer 2022

Local Band Kicks Off Their 10th Anniversary with Performance at UNC

July 12, 2023 — The Burroughs kick off their 10th anniversary at Concerts Under the Stars–También en español

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