Thursday, July 18, 2013
Larry g(EE) to headline concert to raise money for UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Dallas singer and songwriter Larry g(EE), who made his national debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live in December, will perform as the headliner at the DREAM 2013 Benefit Concert to raise money for the University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center.
The funk musician, a former front-man for Dallas-based rock band Odis, will be among several bands from the DFW and Austin areas that will perform in the concert, which will follow the 5th...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
UNT student received 2013 Outstanding Educator Award
Frankie Norris of Fort Worth, a doctoral student in the University of North Texas' College of Education and a teacher in the Birdville Independent School District, received the 2013 Outstanding Educator Award from the Council for Exceptional Children-Division of Learning Disabilities. The award is designed to recognize outstanding professionals who serve students with learning disabilities.
Norris is one of 10 Project TELL scholars, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. Project TELL's goal is to prepare leadership personnel in...
Friday, June 14, 2013
UNT graduate student chosen for national GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A first-generation college graduate, Leslie Jimenez wants other students to know that education can change their lives.
Jimenez, who expects to earn a master’s degree in higher education from the University of North Texas’ College of Education in August, has been chosen to share her story and become an advocate for education as part of the inaugural class of the GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy. She was one of 30 people from across the country...
Friday, May 31, 2013
UNT camp addresses state's need for bilingual teachers
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Fort Worth ISD high school students with dreams of teaching will learn from the pros June 10 – 13 (Monday – Thursday) in the University of North Texas' Future Bilingual Teachers Academy -- a summer camp that responds to the state's growing need for highly qualified teachers of English language learners.
Master teachers will tell the 25 students about careers in bilingual education and show them how to create lesson plans for English language learners. Beyond learning about teaching careers, the students will experience college life by staying in residence...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Legal issues of campus violence to be discussed at UNT conference
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
UNT faculty, students, chapter honored at ACA Conference
Thursday, May 2, 2013
UNT to celebrate state-wide education initiative May 3
DENTON (UNT), Texas— The North Texas Regional P-16 College and Career Readiness Marketing Project, headquartered at the University of North Texas, will host a visit for 60 middle school students on May 3 (Friday) to encourage participation in higher education as part of the state-wide celebration of GenTX day.
The North Texas Regional P-16 Council works with schools; families; businesses; faith-based groups; local, state and federal agencies; and community organizations to...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Professor earns American Educational Research Association award
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Jeanne Tunks, associate professor in the University of North Texas’ College of Education, will receive the 2013 Claudia A. Balach Teacher Researcher Award at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco on April 29 (Monday). She and her colleagues are being recognized for their action research study titled "Reading Non-Fiction Books as an Influencing Factor in Reading Achievement." Tunks also received the same award in 2012.
Tunks teaches courses to seniors at UNT who are preparing to...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
New Zealand expert talks about making sleep safer for babies
What: Partners in Change: Bridges and barriers to the design and delivery of health messages — Presented by the Department of Educational Psychology in the University of North Texas’ College of Education.
Stephanie Cowan, director of Change for Our Children Limited in Christchurch, New Zealand, will talk about how child care workers, health care workers, parent educators and others can effectively communicate important child care...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Counseling program ranked 13th in nation by U.S. News and World Report
DENTON (UNT), Texas – U.S. News and World Report ranked the counseling program in University of North Texas’ College of Education as 13th in the nation in the student counseling and personnel services category in its recently released 2014 Best Graduate School rankings.
The program was the top-ranked in Texas.
“This ranking reflects the high regard nationally in which our program, our faculty and our students and our staff are held,” said Dr. Janice Holden, chair of the Department of...