Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Students from across the U.S. enroll in UNT online doctoral degree
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- As the president and owner of a communication skills training firm in Brooklyn, N.Y., Josh Gordesky wasn't sure he'd have time to go to a university campus several times a week to take classes for a doctoral degree, which he says will allow him to teach outside of his firm.
"While I am building my business in the field of professional development training, I would like to add teaching in college as an area of expertise," he said.
When Gordesky learned that the University of North Texas ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Denton students, community gather thousands of books to help children in Uganda in project started by UNT faculty member
Students at E.P. Rayzor Elementary School in the Denton Independent School District helped gather thousands of books to be sent to children in Uganda as part of a project started by University of North Texas College of Education Associate Professor Marc Cutright.
"We all appreciate the opportunity to connect," said Abbas Tashakkori, professor and chair of the...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Two UNT counseling faculty members earn national awards
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Two University of North Texas College of Education faculty members -- Sue Bratton and Amanda Giordano -- earned awards from the American Counseling Association for their contributions to the field.
Sue Bratton, professor of counseling, earned the ACA Extended Research Award for two decades of research on play therapy and Child Parent Relationship Therapy, or CPRT. Bratton also serves as director of the...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Study stars, make robots and more this June at Grandparents University® at UNT
What: Grandparents University® -- Grandparents (or other family members) and their grandchildren from ages 7 to 12 can take classes and get a taste of university life in this summer camp offered by the University of North Texas
When: June 19 and 20 (Thursday and Friday)
Where: UNT campus
- $417 for event only (no housing) for two people;
- $463 for housing and event for two people;
- $496 for event only (no housing) for three people;
- $595 for housing and...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
UNT To Open a new English Language Program in Japan
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) at the University of North Texas has been teaching academic English to non-native speakers for 37 years. Occasionally, short programs have been taken outside the U.S., but April 2014 will see the largest such program to date. In April 2014, IELI will begin a two-year program of teaching English at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan.
UNT's Intensive English Language Institute was selected by Kansai Gaidai based on careful analysis of the programs and services offered by IELI and due to the long relationship...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
UNT faculty member recognized for teaching online storytelling course
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Carmen Santos grew up hearing legends about the Chamorro people of her native Mariana Islands, but she didn't know she could use those stories in a career.
That changed when she was a student in the University of North Texas College of Information's distance education program for the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands. Last summer, Santos took an online class, SLIS 5440, Storytelling for Information Professionals, as part of her master of library science degree and...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
UNT joins Liberal Education and America's Promise Texas coalition
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
UNT to launch Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies program
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas has launched the Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies program for undergraduate students. The program provides an opportunity for students to learn about Hispanic cultures.
According to the Pew Research Center, Hispanics have accounted for more than half of the United States' growth in the past decade, with a steadfast increase of 50 million Hispanics to the U.S. "The need exists now more than ever to educate students about the complexity, history,...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
UNT to co-sponsor fifth Jalisco-Texas Conference
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The fifth Jalisco-Texas Conference in Education and Culture — Intercultural Connections across Borders: Issues and Initiatives — will be held March 25-27 in Guadalajara, Mexico, at the Benemérita y Centenaria Normal de Jalisco.
The conference is co-hosted by UNT's College of Education and Jalisco's Secretariat of Education, which oversees a large educational system of more than 2.2 million students.
The keynote address on "Intercultural Education in Mexico and the United States" will be...
Monday, February 24, 2014
UNT international student teacher exchange program marks second year
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- An international student teacher exchange with the University of North Texas College of Education and University of Seville in Spain continues this year with five students from the University of Seville teaching in Denton Independent School District schools through March 8. The program for aspiring teachers is now in its second year.
"The program provides our university students with experience teaching in schools and...