Myron E. (Mike) Ullman III, executive chairman and board member of the Plano-based J. C. Penney Company, will be the opening speaker for the series in a talk titled "Adversity is a Great Teacher." In a Q&A, he'll be joined by Shah Karim, chief executive officer of SafeRock, which provides analytic solutions to retailers to improve shareholder value and improve return on investment.
Scientist Angela Wilson, political science expert David Mason, musical/cultural educator Donna Emmanuel and studio artist Lesli Robertson are being awarded UNT System's highest honors will be among more than 25 educators celebrated for their dedication to excellence through research, service and education.
The Club at Gateway Center provides students enrolled in the UNT Hospitality Management program with real-world, hands-on experience in running a successful restaurant. Students oversee the entire dining experience, including meal preparation, marketing, budgeting, menu planning and staff management.
The University of North Texas 2015-2016 Distinguished Lecture Series will feature nationally renowned speakers discussing immigration, communication, science and entertainment.
RJ Mitte, actor and advocate for actors with disabilities, visits the University of North Texas to present "Overcoming Adversity: Turning a Disadvantage into an Advantage." Mitte will discuss the challenges of living with cerebral palsy and overcoming adversity as part of the 2015-16 Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series.
John Ishiyama, University Distinguished Research Professor of political science at the University of North Texas, has received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Political Science Association.
Five University of North Texas alumni leaders have committed to helping some of the best and brightest students in the nation achieve their educational goals at the university by agreeing to fund UNT's National Merit Scholars for four years – gifts totaling $600,000.
The McNatts will provide $1.25 million to enhance Mean Green athletic initiatives and $1.36 million to establish endowments for logistics and autism research, support the UNT Kuehne Speaker Series and promote academic excellence by providing additional funding to attract National Merit Scholar Award winners.
Parades, picnics and Powder Puff Football are just some of the events scheduled for the University of North Texas' Homecoming festivities taking place Oct. 5 – 10. This year's theme is "Forever Mean Green: A Journey through Time."
The University of North Texas Giving Week, a 125-hour long fundraising campaign created to commemorate UNT's 125th anniversary, will begin Sept. 14 and end Sept. 19.