Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Like father, like son: UNT student balloon artist carries on deceased dad’s family legacy
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas student Brandon Nowell says his future started in the past – with a box of poorly made balloons.
Three decades ago, Brandon’s dad, Wes, was working for UPS Inc., when a client from the Pioneer Balloon Company offered him some mis-manufactured product. Wes took the defective balloons home and soon discovered that he had a knack for creating new balloon designs. He and wife Joanie started a small balloon art and decorating business:...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
UNT research provides new insights for real estate markets on the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Three years ago in Hays County, Texas, a government initiative was introduced that would reclassify thousands of subdivisions known as “flash flood alley” as prone to flooding – despite the fact that those areas were in the midst of a multiyear drought. Residents protested the reclassification because it would increase insurance premiums and affect home values, but within months, a disastrous flood struck the county....
Monday, June 11, 2018
UNT student group receives prestigious award from world’s largest HR association
DENTON (UNT), Texas — UNT’s Society for Human Resource Management affiliate has been awarded the 2017-2018 Outstanding Student Chapter Award by their national society for their excellent initiatives to ensure their members thrive and become future professionals. The UNT chapter will be presented a plaque at the national organization’s annual conference in Chicago on June 17.
The society’s student chapter merit award program, was created in 1972 to encourage student...
Thursday, May 24, 2018
UNT’s risk management and insurance program named a Global Center of Insurance Excellence
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
UNT Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation names new director
The University of North Texas is leading an initiative to grow a sustainable, business accelerator platform throughout the North Texas region, thanks to new leadership for UNT’s Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Jon McCarry, a UNT alumnus with a wide breadth of experience in private equity, was tapped as the senior director for the center housed in UNT’s College of Business.
"The North Texas region offers so much for industry, and as a Tier One research university,...
Monday, March 26, 2018
UNT student is first woman to win IBM's Master the Mainframe coding contest
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The first woman to win IBM’s Master the Mainframe challenge for the North American region is a senior at the University of North Texas. College of Business student Anna McKee won first place in the final and most difficult portion of IBM’s contest, making this the second year in a row that a UNT student has won.
“Part Three was by far the most challenging,” said McKee, who is pursuing two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in business computer information systems and a Bachelor of...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
UNT student lands internal audit award to study how data analytics can improve decision-making
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Accounting firms hire a year in advance. Here’s how 94 percent of these UNT students landed job offers.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Graduation was still a year away, but the pressure was on for University of North Texas accounting students Veronica Elsberry and Brian Kennedy to get hired. Accounting is a unique profession in which most top- and mid-level firms start recruiting for new talent a year or more before students graduate. Those who miss that window often have to wait.
“The recruiting process is the hardest part of the accounting program because you’re doing it a year in advance...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
UNT experts can discuss major retailers' decisions to restrict gun sales
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and most recently Kroger, through its Fred Meyer locations, recently announced changes to their store gun sale policies following a deadly shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. Among the limitations, all three companies will end the sale of firearms to anyone under age 21.
Associate professor Francisco Guzman, and professor...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
One name, three generations: How six relatives from one Mexican family found their UNT legacy.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — It might appear that Ernesto Usabiaga is giving college a third try. Records at the University of North Texas show that his namesake attended in the 1950s, and that a similarly named Jorge Ernesto Usabiaga came in the 1980s. In truth? The 20-year-old junior is part of a family legacy of Usabiagas – all successful businessmen thriving in Mexico – who have been enrolling at UNT for decades.
Starting with the grandfather, Ernesto G. Usabiaga, who graduated in 1959, a total of five family members have completed their studies at UNT, with each alumnus working...