Watts, chair of the art department at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, starts as new dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design on August 1.
Babies and young children will experience the joy of sound and musical learning this summer at UNT's Early Childhood Music program, which teaches children the foundations of music through interactive games and allows parents to participate in their children's musical education.
The UNT College of Business' online MBA program was ranked in the Top 25 Online MBA programs by The Princeton Review for excelling in five areas of criteria: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms, and career outcomes. UNT ranked 14th on the list, which was published in May.
UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design has received a gift in the amount of $500,000 that will assist in the enrichment and renaming of the already noted fashion design program as the Michael Faircloth Fashion Design Program.
The University of North Texas College of Information has been named to the iCaucus, the executive body of iSchools, a coalition of information schools and colleges at 65 universities in Canada, the U.S. and 20 other nations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
The University of North Texas has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the leading institutions for Hispanics in the United States. UNT is included in the May issue of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.
Juniors in Mansfield ISD who rank in the top 20 percent of their class will earn guaranteed admission to UNT. In addition, this year's Mansfield ISD seniors who rank in the top 20 percent will be grandfathered into the program, receiving automatic admission to UNT.
Ceramics, painting, fashion and photography are just some of the modes of art that will be featured in the 2015 University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design MFA Showcase May 21 - July 25.
Alumnus Alan Baylock, leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra and chief arranger for the Airmen of Note military jazz ensemble, has been named the new director for the One O'Clock.