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.
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...