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Jessica Strubel, assistant professor in UNT's Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing, and Trent Petrie, professor in the Department of Psychology, surveyed 737 men through an online questionnaire about their satisfaction with their bodies, legs and faces; how important their personal appearance is to them and their commitment to grooming and appearance-enhancing products.

Allie Salgueiro

Allie Salgueiro of Garland, a senior hospitality and tourism management major at UNT, has received a Wyndham Worldwide WEC Scholarship that will allow her to attend the 2015 World Education Congress, the annual global conference of Meeting Professionals International.

Judith Bula Wise and James Morris

Judith Bula Wise of Boulder, professor emerita of social work at the University of Denver, has been awarded the 2015 Mayborn Fellowship in Biography from University of North Texas' Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism.

Tommy Vinh Bui, a master's student in library science in the University of North Texas' College of Information, has been named a 2015 Spectrum Scholar by the American Library Association.

The University of North Texas Financial Services Program will be awarded a $50,000 grant from TD Ameritrade Institutional as part of its NextGen Financial Planning Initiative. To celebrate the honor, TD Ameritrade Institutional will fly two UNT representatives to the New York Stock Exchange to accept the award July 22 (Wednesday), where they'll be joined by UNT's mascot, Scrappy, to help ring the closing bell.

George Bowden of Fort Worth received the top prize of $3,000 and a provisional  book contract with the University of North Texas Press in the Book Manuscript competition sponsored by the 2015 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.

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UNT Ph.D. candidate Jessica Beckham has spent years researching Texas bumblebee populations and observing how urban green spaces and community gardens are preserving different species.