Bob Mong, editor emeritus of the Dallas Morning News who held many roles at the newspaper during 36 years, will receive the C.E. "Pop" Shuford Hall of Honor Award from the University of North Texas' Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism.
Juniors in Denton ISD who rank in the top 20 percent of their class will earn guaranteed admission to UNT. In addition, this year's Denton ISD seniors who rank in the top 20 percent will be grandfathered into the program, receiving automatic admission to UNT.
Drew Zaremba, UNT Jazz Studies graduate student, won the top prize in UNT's second annual Sherman/Barsanti Inspiration Awards April 7. Zaremba won for his work as founder and composer for the Unity Orchestra, a large-scale ensemble of classical and jazz musicians.
Vishnu Dantu, a second-year student in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at UNT, has been named a 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. UNT leads Texas universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars in math, science and engineering with 55 Goldwater Scholars named since 1996.
Faculty members from UNT and other universities and colleges around the nation will present their poetry, film, photography and essays inspired by the Mesa Verde region in a new exhibition and book, Sushi in Cortez: Interdisciplinary Essays on Mesa Verde.
UNT doctoral student Michael Jones will meet and network with Nobel Prize winners during the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which will bring together laureates in physiology, medicine, physics and chemistry.
Beethoven’s iconic Ninth Symphony will be paired with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ musically moving Five Mystical Songs for the season-ending concert featuring the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus.
Students from kindergarten to 12th grade and their families will learn how to experience art at the next UNT Art Gallery Saturday Series program, organized by the University of North Texas Art Galleries in partnership with the UNT chapter of the National Art Education Association.
The University of North Texas’ Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will host the Regional Leadership Development Conference April 24-26 (Friday-Sunday) at UNT for the first time. The conference will feature workshops and training in communication, ethics, networking, business leadership and other skills necessary in the engineering field.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Vermont's famous Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., will speak about sustainability and entrepreneurism at UNT April 9 (Thursday) as part of the University of North Texas Distinguished Lecture Series. Audience members are invited to an ice cream party after the speech.