Eleven UNT students will attend this year’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference after receiving awards that cover registration and meals and lodging during the conference. The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference is held every summer by UNT's Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism.
Rachael Kennedy, a senior merchandising major at UNT, has been named a Ray M. Greenly Scholar. The scholarship will allow her to attend the Shop.org Annual Summit in Chicago this fall.
Robert M. Citino, professor of history at UNT, has been selected to serve as a Visiting Professor at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Penn., during the 2013-14 academic year. He will assist in teaching core and elective courses within the college’s Department of National Security and Strategy. He will also conduct college-wide lectures and presentations, and lead faculty research and writing efforts.
Eric Nishimoto of Prosper, a student at the UNT Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, was named a National Winner in the Photo Illustration category of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2012 Mark of Excellence Awards.
UNT students and others will learn how to create the next Cookie Monster or Kermit the Frog from master puppeteers from “Sesame Street” and “The Muppets” when they attend Beyond the Sock, a four-day workshop at UNT.
Hispanic Communicators DFW, DFW’s largest association of Hispanic/Latino journalists, has awarded three scholarships to UNT students. Cassandra Rodriguez, Rosi Linda Sanchez, and Olmar Vanegas were recognized as top Hispanic communicators at the Hispanic Communicators DFW’s banquet.
Dahlia Porter, assistant professor of English at UNT, is one of 20 junior faculty and doctoral and postdoctoral students in the U.S. to receive an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography.
Jesús Manuel Mena Garza will discuss his involvement during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1970s as a photographer documenting the significant events, protests and iconic figures associated with the movement.
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference and The Dallas Morning News are launching The Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest this year. The contest will award prizes to three long-form narrative nonfiction pieces previously published in daily U.S. newspapers or on the newspapers’ websites.
UNT's College of Public Affairs and Community Service honored outstanding staff members, faculty members, students and community members at an April 5 appreciation dinner in UNT’s Gateway Center.