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.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
UNT tax law expert warns of risks when filing federal taxes
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Millions of low-income families filing federal taxes this year can expect delays in their refunds due to an IRS crackdown on fraud and identity theft. Tax lawyer Bob Widmer, an adjunct faculty member in the University of North Texas Department of Accounting, can talk about the scope of the problem, what this means for taxpayers and what individuals can do...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
UNT money expert shares tax filing tips for college students
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Tax season is here, and for many college students, filing taxes is a dreaded but necessary task. Rachel Grimes, assistant director of outreach at the Student Money Management Center at the University of North Texas, shares tips for filing taxes and mistakes to avoid:
- Visit the Internal Revenue Service website to view options for filing. The IRS website...
Monday, January 30, 2017
Two UNT students win awards from nation's largest fashion scholarship fund
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — A $1.3 million pool of scholarship money for students interested in the retail and fashion industries has awarded two University of North Texas students with $5,000 prizes.
Lindsey Lotze, a senior from Argyle, Texas, double majoring in digital retailing and merchandising, and Asia Montague, a junior from New Orleans majoring in fashion design, are among more than 200 college students to receive money from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. The nonprofit awards the largest...
Monday, January 30, 2017
UNT student helps put team in top spot for family business challenge
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas senior has won first place in an international contest putting his entrepreneurial skills to the test. Dylan Lischau of Sugar Land, Texas, helped his team win the top spot in his division for the collaborative portion of the Global Family Enterprise Case Competition, which partnered students from different institutions to solve a business challenge in a matter of hours.
The January event was hosted by the University of Vermont and asked attendees,...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
UNT expands MBA offerings with 11-month program
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — The University of North Texas has added a new option to its master of business administration degree programs. The new, full-time MBA in business management allows students to complete their degrees in 11 months, among the shortest offerings for MBA programs.
Students will learn through face-to-face lessons from expert faculty, industry visits with successful corporate executives, hands-on exercises and a cohort-style system, so that each group of students take all of their...
Monday, January 23, 2017
UNT student wins most difficult part of IBM's Master the Mainframe contest
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — University of North Texas student Brian Powers won first place in the most difficult portion of IBM’s Master the Mainframe contest for the North American region.
Students in nine regions worldwide competed against others in their region to come up with the most inventive solutions to unique challenges simulating real-life scenarios faced by skilled computer programmers. Powers won Part 3 – the final and most difficult section of the North American competition. In total, 4,174 students from more than 400 high schools and universities in the U.S. and Canada...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
UNT students in Costa Rica learn to offset tourism’s harm to planet
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Sixteen University of North Texas students are using their know-how to ease tourism’s strain on the environment. The students, enrolled in a joint, two-year Master of Science in International Sustainable Tourism degree program, are researching ways to meet the needs of tourists and travel markets without compromising future resources.
“A lot of times when people travel, they don’t think about the impact,” said Kristi Ingram, a first-year student in the program who finished her...