This year's conference is titled "Cross-border Challenges and Opportunities" and is co-hosted by the University of North Texas, the Secretariat of Education of Jalisco and the Consul General of Mexico in Dallas.
Prevention and handling of sexual assault and harassment. The growing student debt crisis. Cyberbullying. And the ongoing Texas legislative session. These topics, as well as other major legal considerations for university and college professionals and attorneys, will be discussed at the Texas Higher Education Law Conference March 30-31.
The UNT Center for Play Therapy will host a two-day workshop to train play therapists who provide mental health services to children and families March 5-6. The workshop will fulfill partial prerequisite requirements toward certification as child-parent relationship therapy facilitators, as well as continuing education credits.
UNT's Code Camp teaches computer coding to Denton ISD elementary and middle school students.
Janice Holden, chair of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the UNT College of Education, earned the Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person from the American Counseling Association for her contributions to the field.
Bethany Hendrickson, a recent graduate of UNT and a teacher at Denton's Stephens Elementary School, earned the 2015 Claudia A Balach Teacher Research Award for work she conducted while she was a student at UNT.
UNT received an additional $109,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to continue a program to help increase the number of African American and Hispanic males in physical therapy professions.
The UNT Department of Mathematics will offer free American Math Competitions for middle and high school students in the North Texas region during the 2014-15 academic year. UNT is the first university in the DFW area to host the competitions, which help students strengthen their math skills.
Professorship, endowed by alumnus Byron Baird ('78 M.B.A.) and his wife, Marilyn, honors Henry Hays' 42 years of service to UNT business education.
Educational researcher Michael Fullan, an internationally recognized expert on educational reform, will speak about "Leadership for Maximizing Impact in Schools and Districts" at this year's University of North Texas' Education Leadership Conference.