Thursday, August 3, 2017
Back-to-school – UNT faculty share tips for shopping, preparing for the school year and work-life balance
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The start of the school year is weeks away, with many districts starting by the end of the month. Several University of North Texas experts are available for comment on a variety of topics.
How to prepare children for a great school year
Wendy Middlemiss, associate professor of educational psychology, can provide tips on how families can help students transition to the next grade and make the most out of time inside and outside of the classroom....
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Purchase with a purpose: UNT student forms nonprofit after 2016 Dallas police shootings
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas student found his calling for helping others following last year’s July 7 ambush of police officers in downtown Dallas, which left five officers dead.
“The Dallas shooting was bad, but it sparked a fire in me and I’m going to let that fire shine bright,” said Ipinoluwa “Ipi” Adedokun, a junior majoring in finance.
Following the shooting, Adedokun wanted to help children who lost parents that night, but he didn’t know how – so he started a group in...
Saturday, June 10, 2017
High school students' aviation career plans take flight at UNT, TCC Camp
DENTON (UNT), Texas — High school students will get a jumpstart on careers in aviation next week during the DFW ACE (Aviation Career Education Academy) Camp, which gives high school students interested in aviation and aerospace an introduction to the high-demand industry. The camp will be held June 12-16 and is a partnership of the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College. Registration is open online at https://cob.unt.edu/events/2017-06-12-050000-2017-06-16-...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
UNT research shows the office bully's impact on bystanders
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas faculty member is studying the “silent epidemic” of workplace bullying from a unique perspective.
“I’m looking at the bystander versus the bully or the victim – If I witness it, how does it affect me? Does it affect my relationships with co-workers or myself?” said Michele Medina, an adjunct professor. Medina...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Logistics entrepreneur launches UNT fundraising challenge
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A big fundraising challenge is underway for the University of North Texas logistics program thanks to William “Bill” LaMothe, PGL chairman of the board. LaMothe, a founding board member of the UNT program and longtime university supporter, will match donations to the logistics program, up to $50,000, from now until the start of UNT’s Annual Transportation Breakfast and Byron Nelson Open House.
The breakfast is from 7:30 to 11 a.m....
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Texas ranch helping trauma survivors gets needed help from UNT class
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A North Texas ranch that helps people and animals when other therapies fail is getting help itself from a group of University of North Texas marketing students.
Founder Bob Williams started Ranch Hand Rescue Counseling Center and Animal Sanctuary nine years ago as a combined rescue facility for animals and therapy center for trauma survivors who don’t respond well to traditional counseling. The organization’s mission is strong, but the group struggles in other ways.
“They have great potential, but the messaging is...
Monday, May 1, 2017
Real world experience, times two
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Members of the Student Investment Group at the University of North Texas have lofty goals: increase the initial gift fund establishing the group to $1 million dollars and begin awarding scholarships. The group hopes an audit from accounting students at UNT can help them reach their target.
“The funds are entirely student managed – it’s all up to us,” said Kshitiz “Steve” Shrestha, the investing group’s president. “We have our own regulations, but an outside check is a great opportunity to make sure that we’re doing everything correctly.”
For the audit,...
Monday, May 1, 2017
UNT student learns about municipal bond markets first-hand with UNT finance office
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas finance senior experienced municipal bond markets in a way that not many undergraduates do. James Verfurth accompanied the UNT System’s finance team to New York in January to sell and refinance a total of $360.4 million in bonds. Working with companies such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. and...
Monday, May 1, 2017
UNT study: DFW creative economy is biggest in state, brings $34 billion to region
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A newly released study by the University of North Texas shows that the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s creative industries are a boon to the local economy, jobs and taxes.
The region’s creative economies – the performing and visuals arts, music studios, museums and advertising agencies for example – contribute roughly $34 billion annually to the region, 205,000 in total jobs and $1.2 billion in state and local taxes. That’s according to the report from the Economics Research Group at UNT.