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.
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.
Novel and Interdisciplinary Research on Transgender Health
June 27, 2023 — Faculty and doctoral students conduct an interdisciplinary and novel research to improve transgender healthcare – También en español
Doctoral Student Studies Pandemic-era Anxiety, Depression and Resiliency
June 7, 2023 — Kimberly Crystal Monroe is earning her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in a University of Northern Colorado building a stone’s throw from her former preschool on a campus where several of her family members studied.
Graduate Student Leverages the Power of Play to Support Kids’ Health
May 24, 2023 — Danielle Belcher spent her teenage years in Arvada, Colorado. When the former gymnast searched for an in-state college, she found the University of Northern Colorado, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Now she’s a first-year student in the Sport and Exercise Science master's program.
UNC Nursing Students Provide Care to Those in Need in Weld County
October 27, 2021 — This time, more than ever, has served as a reminder of how important it is to give back to those in need throughout the community, and the University of Northern Colorado’s nursing students are doing just that.
Leprino Foods Offered COVID-19 Vaccines to Eligible UNC Employees
March 25, 2021 — The local Leprino Foods plant in Greeley contacted UNC offering doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that were unspoken for during the plant’s March 20 on-site vaccine clinic event. The doses were offered to eligible UNC community members who qualified for the state’s mandated vaccine Phase 1B.4.
UNC Active Schools Institute Receives $125,000 to Evaluate Physical Education Pilot Program and Develop Re-Entry Guidelines
December 8, 2020 — The Active Schools Institute at UNC has received two grants totaling $125,000 from the Colorado Department of Education to improve the quality of physical education and physical activity opportunities for K-12 students in Colorado.
Professor Receives U.S. Department of Education Grant for Rehabilitation Counseling Program
October 16, 2020 — Jill Bezyak, a professor of Human Rehabilitative Services and program coordinator for the Rehabilitation Counseling program at UNC, has received a five-year, $958,778 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of qualified vocational rehabilitation counselors who serve individuals with disabilities.
UNC Partners to Offer COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing on Campus
May 11, 2020 — The university has teamed up with the Colorado Emergency Operations Center and King Soopers to provide drive-thru testing for COVID-19 on campus this month. The service will be offered in the parking lot west of Candelaria Hall on May 14-16, May 21-23 and May 29-30.
Students Share Experiences in Battling Coronavirus
April 30, 2020 — With the rapid spread of COVID-19, health care workers have seen major changes to their daily operations, while other organizations are aiming to increase health and diet awareness.
Study of Immune Response Could Lead to SARS-CoV-2 Treatment
April 20, 2020 — UNC faculty researcher Ann Hawkinson, who studies virus-host interactions in animals and their immune response during infection, says a vaccine is not the only thing being developed in response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Faculty Member Using 3D Printer to Make Face Shield Parts for Hospitals
March 30, 2020 — With a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers who are battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UNC’s Chelsie Romulo is contributing to the effort to fill the gap.
With Rise in Food Allergies, UNC Responds with Research, Dining Options
March 2, 2020 — Each semester at UNC, over 50 new students who have food allergies work with Matthew Doyle, the assistant director for board operations and registered dietitian at UNC. What's the cause for the rise of food allergies and how has UNC responded?
UNC Sees Low Number of Positive Influenza Cases Among Students
February 10, 2020 — UNC has only 12 confirmed cases of influenza among students at the Student Health Center on campus, around a 93% drop in cases compared to the 2009-10 academic year.
UNC Professor Co-Authors Recommendations on Inclusive Practices for Health Care Providers
January 23, 2020 — Researchers in the Colorado School of Public Health issued a set of inclusive recommendations for healthcare providers with patients who identify as transgender and/or nonbinary as part of a published article.
Mental-Health Support for Students at the Counseling Center
January 3, 2020 — The UNC Counseling Center, housed on the second floor of Cassidy Hall, offers free counseling services and lower-cost psychiatric services to students, faculty and staff. Watch a video to learn more about what the center offers.
UNC Expert: Apple’s Noise App ‘Step in the Right Direction’
September 17, 2019 — University of Northern Colorado Professor Deanna Meinke, a leading researcher of noise-induced hearing loss and prevention, applauded Apple this week for developing a watch app that aims to help people avoid damage to their hearing.
Examining the Link Between Housing and Mental Health in Colorado
July 22, 2019 — Finding affordable housing in Colorado continues to make headlines and cause headaches for those who live in the state; however, a UNC researcher is investigating affordable housing and physical and mental health issues using GIS-mapping techniques.
Cutting-Edge Hearing Testing Technology Allows for Easy, Low-Cost Testing
June 5, 2019 — Studies by the University of Northern Colorado show that a new portable device can detect hearing loss without the need of a sound booth.
Singer, Songwriter and Counselor-in-Training: Sofia Softas-Nall
May 20, 2019 — In this podcast, UNC graduate student Sofia Softas-Nall discusses how she’s using the award-winning study she produced as a graduate student at the National University of Ireland to help students with chronic physical and mental illness at UNC’s Psychological Services Clinic.
Greeley Treasure Chest Program Awarded $60,000 in Grants Since 2017
April 30, 2019 — UNC’s Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences program has been awarded a total of $60,000 since initiating the Greeley Treasure Chest Program in 2017. The program utilizes boxes filled with age-appropriate books and toys to improve children’s communication and language skills.
UNC Student Wins 500 Condoms to Distribute During Public Health Week
March 25, 2019 — Every day, almost 25,000 young people age 15-25 are infected with an sexually transmitted disease. UNC School of Public Health graduate student Brianna Kelly plans on combating those rates by distributing free condoms that she won from the Great American Condom Campaign last fall.
UNC Faculty Member Visits China to Help Get Kids Physically Active
January 31, 2019 — Brett Nichols, Ph.D., UNC instructor of Sport and Exercise Science, spent two weeks of December 2018 in Beijing, China, working with parents and youth athletes to highlight the importance of sport for youth.
UNC's School of Nursing Makes Positive Impacts in Community
December 6, 2018 — The UNC School of Nursing is deeply involved in health-related events in the Greeley community as it's vital for nursing students to volunteer at these events so as to serve the community, work with interdisciplinary teams and create a culture of inclusion for those who attend the events.
UNC Group Joins Multi-University Effort to Establish Hearing Conservation Program in Guatemala
January 10, 2018 — A group of faculty and students led by University of Northern Colorado Professor Deanna Meinke implemented a hearing conservation program at a sugar mill in Guatemala last month.
In Photos: Installation of Exhibit at Musical Instrument Museum
August 28, 2017 — See photos of the mockup exhibit co-produced by UNC Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences professors Don Finan and Deanna Meinke for the Musical Instrument Museum, which boasts a collection of 6,500 instruments including those from a host of legendary artists including Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
Listen Up: Arizona Musical Instrument Museum to Feature UNC Faculty Exhibit
August 7, 2017 — An exhibit being developed by University of Northern Colorado faculty will take up permanent residence in the same museum that displays instruments from the likes of Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
Public Health Meets Public Art
July 14, 2017 — Colorado School of Public Health alumna Rachel Freeman, MPH ’14, is making her mark in public health. She is part of a team, which includes alumni artist Armando Silva BA '10, has recently transformed the exterior wall of a vacant building in northern Colorado into a colorful statement of health advocacy.
Study Led by UNC Researcher Shows Post-Exercise Benefits of Dairy Supplement for Cancer Survivors
July 13, 2017 — "Kefir may be a great way for cancer survivors to enjoy a post-exercise dairy drink in the future," said lead investigator Laura K. Stewart, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Northern Colorado, School of Sport and Exercise Science.