David Stipech

General Manager

David joined KUNR in 2005 and has served as general manager since 2006. He and his wife are both Reno natives who have raised their family in northern Nevada. David is a former commercial broadcaster and 1985 graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno's Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism. Over the past three decades, he has worked as a businessman and entrepreneur, primarily in training and development, marketing and public relations.

David is an avid writer and also enjoys public speaking as a means of encouraging and inspiring his audiences to pursue their passions and make a difference with their lives. His radio commentaries on the heart-and-soul issues of life and living well can be heard Monday mornings on KUNR at 5:35 and 7:35.

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University Spotlight / Beyond the Headlines
10:18 am
Sat February 14, 2015

NIH Grant boosts University brain research

University of Nevada, Reno Psychology Professor Mike Webster
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno psychology professor Mike Webster is excited about how the university is advancing neuroscience research with the aid of technology previously unavailable in northern Nevada. Webster discussed the university's recent $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health with David Stipech on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (air date 2-13-15).

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Reynolds School Media Watch/Beyond the Headlines
10:40 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Brian Williams: Celebrity news anchor's fall from grace

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

Brian Williams, the suspended NBC News anchor, is the topic of this Reynolds School Media Watch on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (air date 2-13-15). Reynolds School Dean Al Stavitsky visits with David Stipech about the popular anchor's rapid fall from grace.

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University Spotlight / Beyond the Headlines
3:21 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

University's Rasmussen builds on global legacy as Shakespeare expert with recent folio validation

Dr. Eric Rasmussen, Chair of the University of Nevada, Reno's English Department, is considered a leading world expert on Shakespeare.
Credit UNR

A recent discovery of a 17th century first folio of William Shakespeare has created excitement and added fuel to a long-standing debate among scholars.

The folio was verified by Eric Rasmussen, who is the Foundation Professor and chair of  the University of Nevada, Reno’s English Department. Professor Rassmussen visited with Provost Kevin Carman and KUNR's David Stipech on Beyond the Headlines (2-6-15).

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University Spotlight / Beyond the Headlines
4:43 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Beginning this fall: NevadaTeach prepares STEM high school teachers

Ken Coll, Dean of the College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno
Credit UNR

The University of Nevada is now part of U-Teach, which prepares high school teachers in what are called the STEM subjects -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 

At the University, it's called NevadaTeach. And beginning this fall, incoming science majors (and eventually other STEM majors) will be able to take part in this focused and streamlined way to receive a teaching certificate and education degree within the four-year course of study.

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Reynolds School Media Watch/Beyond the Headlines
4:15 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Football contracts highly prized for TV networks

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism.
Credit UNR

College football’s national championship game dominated television viewing with huge ratings. The recent college playoff bowl games set records. The NFL playoffs have taken over millions of viewers’ weekends with more than 110 million viewers expected to watch the Feb. 1 Super Bowl. 

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Beyond the Headlines
3:34 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

University of Nevada hosts TEDx event Jan. 23

TEDx University of Nevada, Reno is an independently organized TED event. (Shown is Tim Grunert, presenter at a prior University TEDx session.)
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Are you familiar with TED Talks? The online videos of global thought leaders sharing their insights about our world? They're also heard on NPR's TED Radio Hour each Sunday at 2 p.m. on KUNR.

TED stands for Technology, Education and Design. Since 1984 when the TED Talks began, they've expanded to many cities across north America, including the TEDx presentation on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. TEDx is an independently organized TED event.   

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Beyond the Headlines
9:17 am
Mon January 12, 2015

A look back at the Top 10 University stories from 2014

Credit KUNR

The past year at the University of Nevada, Reno was record-setting in terms of enrollment and research, with student achievement and faculty leadership along with world-renowned facilities among the many highlights. University President Marc Johnson and Communications Director Jane Tors reviewed the University's Top 10 Stories of 2014, visiting with David Stipech on KUNR's  Beyond the Headlines (air date 1-9-15).

Here's the list, provided by the University of Nevada, Reno

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Beyond the Headlines
3:11 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

University Department of Psychology helps prepare students for a diversity of careers

Dr. Victoria Follette, Chair of the Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno.
Credit UNR

The study of psychology has a wide range of applications, not merely in clinical and mental health fields, according to Victoria Follette, Ph.D, Foundation Professor of Psychology and chair of the University of Nevada, Reno's Department of Psychology. With most jobs involving an understanding of people and their behavior and motivations at some level, psychology can be a valuable course of study for virtually any career path. 

Dr. Follette visited about the Psychology program with University Provost Kevin Carman on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines. 

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Reynolds School Media Watch/Beyond the Headlines
3:28 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Students prepare for careers in journalism with Nevada Media Alliance projects

Vanessa Vancour, Coordinator of the Nevada Media Alliance, Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno.
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For the semester just completed, Nevada Media Alliance Coordinator Vanessa Vancour recapped her student journalists' projects. Interviewed by David Stipech in the Reynolds School Media Watch segment on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (broadcast 12-19-14). Nevada Media Alliance is a collaboration of the Reynolds School of Journalism, KUNR Reno Public Radio, KNPB Channel 5 Public Television, and the Reno Gazette-Journal.

 

More information about the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Reynolds School Media Watch
11:41 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Exploring ethics in light of the Rolling Stone reporting controversy; fall semester wraps up

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

This past week, national media reported on the apparent journalistic lapses by Rolling Stone magazine regarding an article it published on sexual assaults on America's college campuses. The magazine's editors announced their own lack of faith in the reporting at the heart of the article.

More information about the University of Nevada, Reno's Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies.

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