Thursday, August 21, 2014
Visa's Practical Money Management Skills honors Grimes
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Rachel Grimes, assistant director of outreach for the Student Money Management Center at the University of North Texas, has been named the Innovative Educator of the Month for August 2014 by Visa's Practical Money Management Skills for Life website. An article featuring Grimes is featured in the August Practical Money Skills email newsletter sent to more than 88,000 subscribers. This recognition is given to educators that have found a new way to help children or adults gain financial...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Supercuts, Great Teeth founder Geoffrey M. Rappaport to open UNT Executive + Scholar Lecture Series for 2014-15
What: "The Creative Attitude" -- A presentation at the University of North Texas by Geoffrey M. Rappaport, co-founder and former president of Supercuts, and founder of the new dental chain concept Great Teeth, and So-kyoung Ahn, visiting research scholar in the Global Digital Retailing Research Center in UNT's College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism.
The first of three presentations in the Executive + Scholar Lecture Series for 2014-15, presented by the Global Digital Retailing...
Thursday, August 7, 2014
UNT supply chain program ranked sixth in U.S. top 25 list
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The University of North Texas has tied for a sixth place ranking in Gartner, Inc.'s top 25 list of undergraduate supply chain programs in the U.S. The ranking is a big increase for the UNT Logistics and Supply Chain Management program, which was listed as 23rd in 2011.
"Industry-esteemed rankings like these are more than a number for us at UNT," said Terry Pohlen, associate professor of logistics and director for the Center...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
UNT economics students partner with community soup kitchen to create meal forecasting system
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Five days a week, Denton soup kitchen Our Daily Bread serves freshly prepared hot lunches to those who are hungry.
But how many people will show up on a given day? How many meals are needed? Now, University of North Texas economics students are collaborating with Our Daily Bread to design a statistical model that can better forecast how many meals the community soup kitchen will need to prepare each day based on historical data and varying factors such as weather conditions, unemployment numbers and more.
Monday, July 21, 2014
How can family businesses be successful?
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- How do Mom and Dad juggle being both parent and boss to children working in a family-owned business? How do they decide which family member will be named a successor? How do brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, parents and children handle the delicate mix of family and business while working together?
The challenges facing family-owned businesses will be discussed in a new class offered for the first time this fall through the University of North Texas College of Business. The class makes...
Friday, June 20, 2014
UNT College of Business earns top 25 national ranking from GraduatePrograms.com
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas College of Business has been ranked 21st in the nation in GraduatePrograms.com's list of the top 25 Student-Ranked Online MBA Programs.
Rankings on GraduatePrograms.com are decided with input from current and recent graduate students, who rate and review programs on the website. Ranking categories include academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid and quality of network....
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
UNT students earn prizes at Northwestern Mutual case competition
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Three teams of University of North Texas students earned cash prizes totaling $7,400 in the Spring 2014 Northwestern Mutual Integrated Business Case Competition. The competition has been held twice every year at UNT since 1995 as part of the capstone course for graduating seniors in the UNT College of Business.
Students in the competition get hands-on experience solving complex problems for a real-world client. This year, the teams helped TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation develop a...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Innovative UNT logistics program earns Southwestern Business Deans' Association award
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- In today's global marketplace, business graduates may have to work with co-workers scattered across the world -- and they may never meet face to face.
So how do you learn how to work on a team with one person in Austria, another in Finland and yet another in China when you're in Texas?
Dr. Ted Farris, professor of logistics in the University of North Texas College of Business, developed a program that earned the Bobby G. Bizzell Innovative Achievement Award from the...
Friday, April 25, 2014
UNT seminar on May 16 features air transportation experts
What: Transportation Breakfast Seminar -- Presented by the University of North Texas Center for Logistics Education and Research. Featuring a motivational speech by Olympian bobsledder and UNT alumnus Johnny Quinn and a discussion from air transportation experts Jim Crites, executive vice president for operations at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport; Tom Harris, president of Alliance Air/Aviation Services at Hillwood Properties; and Mark Duebner, director of aviation for the city of Dallas.
When: 8 a.m....
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
What is leadership? UNT panel explores topic April 16