Wednesday, November 29, 2017
UNT Career Connect gives students an edge in job market
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Career Connect, UNT’s Quality Enhancement Plan, has launched an ePortfolio that allows students to centrally document real-world experiences and marketable skills to help them stand out in job searches or pursuit of an advanced degree.
Students build and archive a digital collection of career-related curricular and co-curricular experiences, such as internships, volunteering, service learning,...
Thursday, November 16, 2017
$1.6 million grant funds UNT student mentorship program
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas has earned a $1.6 million grant from Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) in support of High School Career Connect – a peer mentoring program to propel career education for middle and high school students in Denton County.
UNT created High School Career Connect to ensure Denton County middle school and high school students have access to quality career education prior to making endorsement, college and/or career decisions. In Texas, all eighth grade students are required to select an "endorsement" area of interest to guide their course...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
UNT receives $2.7 million grant to enhance instruction for English language learners
The University of North Texas’ College of Education will use a $2.7 million grant to enhance instruction for English language learners in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.
The Title III National Professional Development Project SUCCESS is a five year grant from the U.S. Department of Education awarded to Rossana Boyd, director of the Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education Program, as principal...
Friday, October 13, 2017
UNT, Collin College will work together to design seamless transfer pathways for students
DENTON (UNT), Texas ¾ The University of North Texas and Collin College will participate in Education Design Lab’s Seamless Transfer Pathways Design Challenge, a 15-month design process exploring ways for students seeking a bachelor degree to transition smoothly from a community college to a four-year institution.
While 80 percent of students enrolled in a community college express an intent to complete a bachelor’s degree, just 25 percent follow through by transferring to a four-year institution. Only 17 percent complete that degree within six years. The Seamless Transfer...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
UNT professors receive more than $1 million in grants to increase cultural competency in mental health services
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
UNT faculty receive $313,000 grant to help improve academic performance in local ISD’s
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Student creation for retail’s top show lands UNT team spot on HSN with designer
DENTON (UNT), Texas — An idea created on campus is giving three University of North Texas graduates the opportunity of a lifetime – a live appearance on the HSN television shopping network. They will appear in a cell in the 7-9 p.m. (Eastern) slot Aug. 4 (Friday).
Thanks to a unique handbag design, the former students won the National Retail Federation’s 2016 Student Challenge at the annual “BIG Show” in New York...
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Back-to-school – UNT faculty share tips for shopping, preparing for the school year and work-life balance
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The start of the school year is weeks away, with many districts starting by the end of the month. Several University of North Texas experts are available for comment on a variety of topics.
How to prepare children for a great school year
Wendy Middlemiss, associate professor of educational psychology, can provide tips on how families can help students transition to the next grade and make the most out of time inside and outside of the classroom....
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
UNT offers local teachers summer science institute
The University of North Texas gave three local teachers the opportunity to go back to school.
The university hosted the teachers last month during the Summer Science Institute with the aim of helping them develop lesson plans in English and Spanish.
“The goal of the Summer Institute is for teachers to inspire their Hispanic students to engage more in the field of science especially given the shortage of Hispanic scientists in the U.S.,” said Ana Figueras, a graduate assistant in the Office of Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education in the UNT...
Thursday, June 22, 2017
UNT doctorate student named 2017 Tillman Scholar
DENTON (UNT), Texas Elizabeth Burgin a doctorate student at the University of North Texas has been named a 2017 Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation.
In recognition of their service, leadership and potential, the newly selected class of scholars will receive more than $1.1 million in scholarships to pursue their higher education goals.
Burgin, a doctoral student in the counseling program in the...