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...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
UNT offering low-cost autism services
DENTON (UNT), Texas - The Kristin Farmer Autism Center at the University of North Texas is offering low-cost autism services to local families.
A $167,000 grant, awarded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Children’s Autism Program, is allowing the center to serve up to 28 families per year who otherwise could not afford the cost of intensive autism treatment. So far, the center has used $66,000 of the grant, helping 14 families.
“Thanks to this program we have already impacted the lives of many children who otherwise wouldn’t...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
UNT's Center for Play Therapy offering parents a helping hand
At times, parenting can be an overwhelming experience for everyone. Now, the University of North Texas is offering parents some help.
The UNT Center for Play Therapy is holding Child-Parent Relationship Therapy groups beginning the week of Feb. 22 in Denton and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The groups are open to all parents are welcome and will include specific groups for adoptive parents of 8 to 13-year-olds, military families and UNT faculty and staff. Prices for the course will vary and child care and snacks will be provided.
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...
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
Kristin Farmer Autism Center to hold first 5K April 22
The University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center (KFAC) will hold its first 5K April 22 (Saturday) to raise funds and awareness.
Registration is now open for the first annual “UNT Adventures in Autism 5K Run/Walk” at Eventbrite. An early bird price of $25 is available until March 22 (Wednesday). There also is an option to make a donation in addition to or without registering for the event at Eventbrite.com.
“April is Autism Awareness...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Randy Bomer named dean of UNT's College of Education
Randy Bomer, chair of the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin, has been named the new dean of the College of Education at the University of North Texas.
“Randy Bomer provides the knowledge and leadership to continue the momentum and excellence in the College of Education, which was recently ranked No. 16 in the nation for its online graduate education program by U.S. News and World Report,” said Finley Graves, provost and vice president for academic affairs at UNT.
Bomer begins his position Aug. 1. He will replace Bertina Combes,...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
U.S. News and World Report lists UNT online education program among best in the nation
DENTON (UNT) Texas—U.S News and World Report has named the University of North Texas College of Education online graduate education program one of the best in the nation. UNT was ranked No.16 out of 275 schools listed. The program rose from a No.124 ranking last year.
“This is exciting news! Our faculty has always been committed to providing quality programs that meet the needs of students across the nation, state and North Texas area,” said...
Thursday, December 8, 2016
UNT expert gives advice for buying toys for children with special needs
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Toys are always among the hottest-selling items of the holiday season, and this December marks Safe Toys and Gifts Month – a nationwide push to ensure presents match the abilities of the receiving child. Smita Mehta, a professor of special education in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas, offers tips for families to buy toys for children with special needs.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
UNT researchers team up with ice hockey gurus to grow the game globally