Public Service


More than 2,000 UNT students are registered to participate in The Big Event, a nationally recognized community service event to be held for the first time at UNT.


A group of students from UNT will be hitting the beach for spring break this year, but instead of sunbathing in their swimsuits, they will be wading knee deep in marsh water and cleaning up the shoreline of Galveston Bay.


The MLK Day of Service, "Have A Minute? Change the World," will offer students service projects that can be completed very quickly, such as creating a get-well card for a child with cancer, signing up to be added to a bone marrow registry, donating spare change to a charity, and learning about sustainability and green living and receiving seeds to plant later.


Karen Anderson and Norma Jones were honored for creating a public service announcement, "Faces of Arthritis," which features 19 children from the Dallas/Fort Worth area who have juvenile arthritis.


UNT's Arnold Air Society is hosting its first Trot for the Troops 5K run and walk charity event on Oct. 23.


Hundreds of UNT students will participate in a day of service by helping members of the North Texas community.


As a NextGen Leader, Diamond will be awarded a $4,500 scholarship to complete an internship with a nonprofit organization during the spring 2011 semester.


Residents of Denton County can bring unused drugs to the first-ever Denton Drug Disposal Day April 24.


UNT students will have the chance to be kind to Mother Nature this spring during Earth Week with tree plantings, area cleanups, and hands-on workshops.


Students will spend spring break rebuilding homes devastated by Hurricane Katrina, conducting environmental research and spending time with sick children in Memphis as part of UNT's Center for Leadership and Service program.