Tuesday, September 2, 2014
UNT conference for educators of grades 4-12 to focus on teaching history through biography
What: "Leadership and Legacy Through Biography" -- The 2014 Teaching of History Conference presented by the University of North Texas Department of History. Featuring Randolph "Mike" Campbell, Lone Star Professor of Texas History at UNT, as keynote speaker.
When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 20 (Saturday)
Where: UNT's Business Leadership Building, 1307 W. Highland St., Denton
Cost: $25 regular...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
UNT receives $480,000 grant for South Texas writing project
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- This year, students in South Texas will learn tips to strengthen their writing skills in a variety of classes -- including math, science, reading, English and more -- with the help of the University of North Texas' North Star of Texas Writing Project.
UNT's North Star of Texas Writing Project received a $480,000 grant from the Texas Education Agency to organize professional development workshops for South Texas teachers, who will take their newly learned tips...
Monday, August 25, 2014
UNT alumna to address reading, writing conference
What: 13th Annual Denton Area T.A.I.R. Conference -- Navigating Your Path as a Lifelong Literacy Leader
When: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 20 (Saturday)
Where: Guyer High School, 7501 Teasley Lane, Denton
Cost: $25 for early bird registration postmarked by Sept. 9;
$40 for late registration and on-site registration
Contact: For registration information, contact Teddi Martin, lecturer in the College of Education, at...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Exemplary educators honored for faculty excellence by UNT
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – Three University of North Texas faculty members will receive UNT's highest faculty awards in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarly research and community service. The awards are among the approximately three dozen honors that will be given to faculty members and the more than 70 faculty promotions in rank and/or recipients of tenure. Recipients will be honored Sept. 22-26 (Monday to Friday) during a week-long series of events that culminates in an evening celebration.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Money-saving Eagle Express Tuition Plan open for enrollment
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Interested in saving some money on college? The University of North Texas' innovative Eagle Express Tuition Plan is now available for sign-up. The plan is open to all students for fall 2014, which begins August 25.
The plan offers students the option to lock in their total academic costs for four years, saving up to $3,000 in their last 15 credit hours when they graduate in four years. Additionally, students that graduate on time also will quality for the state's $1,000 tuition rebate, providing an opportunity for...
Monday, July 21, 2014
UNT to host Collegiate World Series for Latino high school seniors
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- While the most elite college and university baseball players in the U.S. head to Omaha every summer for the College World Series, some of the most accomplished Hispanic high school seniors in the U.S. play their own series every summer -- the Collegiate World Series offered by the National Hispanic Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Texas.
But the Collegiate World Series isn't a sports tournament. Instead, it's a program to...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Two from UNT earn national honors from Kappa Delta Pi
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A University of North Texas College of Education student and a recent graduate earned national recognition from Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education.
Aston Thompson, of Arlington, earned the 2013-14 Distinguished Chapter Officer Award from Kappa Delta Pi, given to current or immediate past chapter officers for displaying the ideals of the organization. Thompson, who was treasurer of the UNT chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, was one of eight chapter officers nationwide selected for the honor this year. Thompson graduated with a...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Libraries from UNT, Texas Woman's University team up to present digital humanities conference
What: Digital Frontiers 2014-- A two-day conference in which educators and librarians will explore innovation in digital resources for research, teaching and learning in the humanities. Sponsored by the University of North Texas Libraries in partnership with the Blagg-Huey Library at Texas Woman's University, the UNT Press, the UNT Libraries'...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
UNT autism conference brings together nationally known experts to discuss latest research
Thursday, July 3, 2014
What changes in math are expected for schools this fall? UNT expert explains
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- When parents sit down to help the kids with math homework this fall, what changes can they expect from last year? Colleen Eddy, associate professor of mathematics education in the UNT College of Education, can discuss changes in state math standards that take effect this fall. "Some of the major changes will occur in eighth grade mathematics and algebra," Eddy said.
"Eighth grade math now contains more algebra standards, such as finding the slope and y...