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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Beyond the Headlines
9:30 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Orvis School watching nursing trends with an eye on partnership, leadership

Patsy Ruchala, director of the University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno, Provost Kevin Carman visited with Dr. Patsy Ruchala, director of the Orvis School of Nursing, to talk about trends in nursing education on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (11-14-14).

The discussion included national initiative to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020, double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020 and continue to engage nurses in lifelong learning. 

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Beyond the Headlines
3:34 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

University marks 140 years at its birthplace — Elko

Kevin Melcher, NSHE Regent, rings the original University school bell which was dedicated in its new framework in Elko on Oct. 22, 2014.
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

 

As Nevada continues to celebrate the Silver State's Sesquicentennial in hundreds of ways statewide, a special ceremony was held Oct. 22 marking the University of Nevada, Reno's 140th birthday in the place it all started -- Elko.

Most people probably don't realize the University Preparatory School -- precursor to the University of Nevada -- first opened its doors in Elko to seven students on Oct. 12, 1874. The Nevada State Legislature approved the relocation of the University of Nevada to Reno in 1885, and students were welcomed to classes in Morrill Hall in 1886.

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Beyond the Headlines
2:48 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

College of Engineering leading the way with autonomous innovation; drones expert at Oct. 18 lecture

College of Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno Provost Kevin Carman and Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis  discuss NAASIC, the University’s Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center. The interview with David Stipech aired on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (air date 10-17-14). 

The development of NAASIC is supported by a $3 million grant from the Knowledge Fund which is administered through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Warren Rapp was recently appointed as NAASIC business director.

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A Better Community
1:44 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Community Foundation of Western Nevada working to address area youth needs

Chris Askin, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada
Credit Community Foundation of Western Nevada

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada's mission is "Connecting people who care with causes that matter." One current focus of the foundation is coordinating area resources for youth in need. 

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Manhattan Short Film Festival
9:40 am
Mon October 6, 2014

And the 2014 Manhattan Shorts winners are ...

Credit Manhattan Shorts

Manhattan Short Film Festival winners announced

Thank you to the nearly 800 attendees of this year's Manhattan Short Film Festival, presented by KUNR and the Joe Crowley Student Union. Hope to see you for the Manhattan Shorts again next fall. And stay tuned for information about the 2015 Oscar Shorts, coming in early February.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival headquarters has announced this year's winners, as voted on by audiences on six continents in hundreds of global venues, including ours. They are: 

 

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Manhattan Short Film Festival
9:30 am
Mon October 6, 2014

The 2014 Manhattan Shorts winners are ...

Credit Manhattan Shorts

Manhattan Short Film Festival winners announced

Thank you to the nearly 800 attendees of this year's Manhattan Short Film Festival, presented by KUNR and the Joe Crowley Student Union. See you next fall. And stay tuned for information about the 2015 Oscar Shorts, coming in early February.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival headquarters has announced this year's winners, as voted on by audiences on six continents in hundreds of global venues, including ours. They are: 

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On Beyond the Headlines
11:31 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

University's engineering program growing, leading — and improving earthquake safety

University of Nevada, Reno engineering professor Dr. David Sanders
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

On KUNR's Beyond the Headlines, guests are University of Nevada, Reno Provost Kevin Carman and his guest, Dr. David Sanders, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. They visited with David Stipech about the continuing growth and successes of the engineering program that have positioned the University of Nevada, Reno as a high-profile, respected leader in this field across the nation. 

Recent successes include the opening of the new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory and the national championship Concrete Canoe team.

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Beyond the Headlines interview
11:05 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

President Johnson discusses the State of the University

President Marc Johnson in the KUNR studios
Credit KUNR

Dr. Marc Johnson, president of the University of Nevada, Reno, presented his "State of the University" address to faculty, staff and students on Sept. 17. In an interview on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (aired 9/26/14) with David Stipech, the president discussed the key points of his annual assessment of the university.

Dr. Johnson discussed the four key goals for the university:

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Presented by the Community Foundation and KNPB TV
10:52 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

KUNR helps sponsor financial planning workshops

KUNR is helping sponsor the Family Financial and Estate Planning Series, Sept. 16 - October 28. There's still time to join in and sign up for the remaining workshops. The series of free workshops are presented twice a year by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and KNPB Channel 5 public television, as they have been for the past four years. 

Community Foundation president and CEO Chris Askin discussed the workshop series with David Stipech on Beyond the Headlines (broadcast 9-19-14). KUNR is helping sponsor this fall's series.

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Nevada's Sesquecentennial
5:06 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

36th Star: Nevada Museum of Art celebrates Nevada's journey to statehood

As Nevada celebrates its 150th birthday this fall, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno has assembled a truly historic exhibit that culminates with the unprecedented Reno visit by the original Emancipation Proclamation on Nevada Day weekend.

The exhibit is entitled "The 36th Star: Nevada's Journey from Territory to Statehood," and it runs through Nov. 2. The Emancipation Proclamation will be featured Oct. 30 - Nov. 2.

The Nevada Museum of Art's Director of Communications Amanda Horn provided highlights of the exhibit on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (9-19-14).

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