Wednesday, September 4, 2013
UNT Murphy Center director named president-elect of national organization
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Dr. Tony Mendes, director of the University of North Texas Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship, has been named president-elect of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), the nation’s largest faculty organization for professors teaching and researching entrepreneurship.
Mendes is an acclaimed entrepreneurial educator who formerly served as executive director of the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership (AEL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been a member of the USASBE since 2004, where he has held...
Thursday, August 29, 2013
UNT's Innovation Greenhouse to host music hackathon
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Innovation Greenhouse, located in Sycamore Hall on the UNT campus, will host a North Texas music hackathon beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 (Friday).
The hackathon, which will last through Sept. 15 (Sunday), aims to bring together anyone interested in unique music applications, including designers, developers, programmers, industry...
Monday, July 8, 2013
UNT business student chosen to represent U.S. in two international economic events
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Adam Hasley, a University of North Texas junior from Forney studying finance in the College of Business, is one of four students in the nation selected as a U.S. Student Ambassador for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation China CEO Forum July 12-14 in Beijing and one of 30 U.S. students selected to attend the APEC CEO Summit Oct. 5-7 in Bali, Indonesia.
APEC -- dedicated to supporting sustainable...
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Hopeful entrepreneurs learn from pros in UNT boot camp
DENTON (UNT), Texas – In a competitive job market, entrepreneurial skills can give people an edge – whether they want to start a new business or stand out in a job search.
UNT students will get that edge in an intense five-week Entrepreneurs Boot Camp offered this summer by the UNT Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship. Budding entrepreneurs will get the fundamental skills they need to grow and start a new business.
“Many people are considering self-employment...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Business faculty member earns Fulbright award
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Tomas Mantecon, associate professor of finance at the University of North Texas College of Business, has been chosen to participate in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for the 2013-14 academic year.
Mantecon will teach at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, from March 1 through June 30, 2014, as a visiting professor of finance. He also plans to research the banking crisis in Austria and around the world.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Business students to compete for cash prizes in case competition studying new Texas town
What: How can a young and vibrant town go about creating strategic plans that best meet the needs of its residents? The Town of Cross Roads, Texas — in northeast Denton County — has turned to University of North Texas students for answers. UNT students will present their business plans to town leaders and business executives while competing for cash prizes in the Northwestern Mutual Integrated Business Case Competition, held twice per year at UNT.
Graduating seniors in the College of Business participate in the Case Competition...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
California Raisins star in Dining Services taste testing April 30
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Executive Chef Pierre Monticolombi has created five new dishes as part of a California Raisin Board and Food Service Director magazine challenge to incorporate raisins as a healthy sweetener in university dining menus.
The UNT community can taste test Monticolombi’s new dishes from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 30 (Tuesday) in Kerr Hall’s cafeteria, and vote for their favorites. The dishes...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
UNT class tackles national marketing plan for Big Brothers Big Sisters
DENTON (UNT), Texas – If University of North Texas College of Business student Jeff Chandler and his 24 classmates do well on their latest class project, they could get more than a good grade — they could potentially help thousands of children across the United States.
Chandler and his classmates are developing national marketing plans for a Big Brothers Big Sisters basketball fundraiser — called Little Big Shot — to be held in at least 10 NBA franchise cities across the nation. Money raised from the event will help Big Brothers Big Sisters in its mission of matching volunteer...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
UNT student named finalist for Collegiate Marketer of the Year
University of North Texas College of Business student Thomas Pemberton, a junior studying marketing, has been named one of two finalists for the DFW American Marketing Association Collegiate Marketer of the Year.
Winners will be announced at an April 11 gala in Dallas.
“This is a stepping stone from academia into a career,” said Pemberton, a 2006 graduate of Flower Mound High School. “It is a great honor for me as...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
UNT establishes research center devoted to digital retailing
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism is now home to a new center that will provide professionals in the retail, hospitality management, technology and other industries focused on investment in digital retailing with research and expertise from UNT faculty and industry leaders. The global Digital Retailing Research Center is the first interdisciplinary center in the U.S. with a complete focus on digital retailing, said...