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.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Local Nestlé Café finds retailing sweet spot with UNT help
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Business is about to get a little bit sweeter for the Nestlé® Toll House® Café in Highland Village thanks to help from University of North Texas students.
Students taking the Digital Retailing Strategies course are creating budget-friendly plans to help with online search results, website and mobile presence, digital communications to customers and consumers’ online experience. Each semester, course lecturer Linda Mihalick selects a local business for the class to help, tasking students with analyzing all...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Grant Thornton taps UNT doctoral student for first fellowship and $40,000 award
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Grant Thornton, one of the largest professional accounting services networks in the world, has named a University of North Texas student its first fellow.
Sonja Hightower, a first-year doctoral student and former lecturer in the UNT College of Business Department of Accounting, is the first person to be honored as a Grant Thornton Doctoral Fellow in Accounting. The fellowship comes with a $40,000 award to be divided over four years...
Monday, April 10, 2017
UNT researcher’s Walmart Foundation grant aims to bring jobs back to U.S.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Google, SapientNitro execs to discuss retail virtual reality at UNT talk
What: The annual Consumer Experience Symposium at the University of North Texas. This year’s theme is “Turning up the Shopping Experience with Interactive Technology.”
When/Where: 10 a.m. to noon April 6 (Thursday), Rooms 314A-B (ballroom) of UNT’s University Union, located at 1155 Union Circle in Denton.
Tickets: $50 for the...
Thursday, March 2, 2017
UNT DECA competitors earn spot in international business contest
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Nearly two dozen University of North Texas students have advanced to a major competition for budding entrepreneurs.
All 23 UNT students who competed in the Texas Career Development Conference qualified for the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference. The event will be held April 19 – 22 in Anaheim, California.
The Texas conference was hosted by the...
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Business philanthropist funds “Shark Tank” inspired, entrepreneurial challenge at UNT
What: The Westheimer New Venture Competition — The contest pits teams of budding University of North Texas entrepreneurs against one another in a “Shark Tank” style matchup to see which team can come up with the most innovative business concept. The top team will receive $10,000; finalists will also win cash prizes.
When/Where: Final presentations will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 (Friday) in the UNT College of Business Dean’s Boardroom, Room 295 of the...
Thursday, February 16, 2017
UNT students take second place in logistics challenge
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Four University of North Texas students took second place and beat more than a dozen collegiate teams in one of the most challenging logistics contests in the U.S. and Canada, Operation Stimulus: A Student Case Competition.
“We fielded a terrific team this year and are extremely proud of their strong finish among 19 of the top logistics programs in North America,” said Terrance Pohlen, associate dean for operations and research in the UNT...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
UNT means business with spring 2017 events
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas spring calendar includes several business-related events. Programs and workshops are free, will take place on the UNT campus in Denton and are open to media and the public, unless otherwise noted. Visitors can find parking information at http://transportation.unt.edu/visitor-information. To reserve media passes for any event, contact Monique.Bird@unt.edu or 940-369-7782.