Monday, November 18, 2019
UNT honors alumnus Jerome Max “Bruzzy” Westheimer Jr. for his transformative impact on campus
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University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk presented alumnus Jerome Max “Bruzzy” Westheimer Jr. (’65) with the Presidential Wings of Eagles Award at this year’s Wingspan Gala, “Viva North Texas,” Nov. 16. The event celebrates teaching excellence, student success and generous alumni and friends.
“Bruzzy is one of our university’s biggest supporters. He gives with his heart and provides support across our entire campus spanning the arts,...
Friday, November 15, 2019
UNT opens dining hall free of 'Big 8' food allergens
MEDIA DAY: Journalists are invited to come tour Kitchen West and taste the food beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 20 (Wednesday). To RSVP to Kitchen West Media Day or schedule interviews, contact Heather Noel at Heather.Noel@unt.edu or 940-369-8218.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas has transformed the dining hall at West Hall into one of the nation’s first allergen-free dining experiences on a college campus. ...
Monday, October 14, 2019
UNT honors distinguished alumni for professional achievements and service to university
The University of North Texas Alumni Association will honor outstanding alumni at the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards to showcase their professional caliber and outstanding service to the university.
This is the 54th anniversary of the alumni awards program. This year’s event will take place Oct. 30 in the Apogee Stadium HUB Club. A reception will be hosted at 6 p.m., and the dinner and ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.
“Our university family is grateful for the...
Monday, October 7, 2019
Urban Decay Cosmetics founding partner to share entrepreneurial secrets at UNT President's Lecture Series
Who: UNT alumna Wende Zomnir (’89), founding partner of Urban Decay Cosmetics
What: UNT President’s Lecture Series event
When: 7 p.m. Oct. 17 (Thursday)
Where: University Union Emerald Ballroom, Room 314, at the University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle Drive, Denton
Media: Journalists interested in attending the event and discussing the importance of the President’s...
Thursday, October 3, 2019
UNT receives Insight Into Diversity 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award
Diversity and inclusion programs recognized for second year in a row
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is continuing to earn national recognition for its efforts in diversity and inclusion.
For the second consecutive year, UNT has earned the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
UNT defies national trend, grows by more than 3% while doubling down on commitment to graduate more students faster with degrees that work
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is defying national higher education trends with more than 3% growth, according to the latest enrollment numbers.
The rise is no surprise for President Neal Smatresk as, under his direction, the university has doubled down on its commitment to graduating more students, faster, with degrees that work.
This afternoon, Smatresk outlined UNT’s commitment to the future in a...
Monday, September 9, 2019
U.S. News & World Report ranks UNT among the nation's top 100 for ethnic diversity and social mobility
The University of North Texas is one of the top 100 American universities for ethnic diversity and social mobility, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best College Rankings released Monday.
The annual rankings report also rated UNT 140thamong the nation’s top public schools, marking the first time UNT earned a spot on the coveted list.
UNT has long celebrated its unique campus culture, attributing much of what makes the community special to its diversity. The report rated UNT...
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
UNT raising awareness about indigenous language revitalization with event series
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas is celebrating indigenous languages in a series of events this fall as part of the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages.
According to the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 40 percent of the world’s estimated 6,700 languages are in danger of disappearing.
A language is not only a means of communication, it’s intertwined with the cultures, histories and identities of the people who...
Saturday, August 31, 2019
University of North Texas opens new residence hall named after alumnus and NFL legend Joe Greene
University of North Texas alumnus and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Greene returned to his alma mater today to cut the ribbon on a newly constructed residence hall named in his honor.
UNT President Neal Smatresk spoke about Greene’s impact on the university when the UNT System Board of Regents approved the residence hall name last year. “This is about more than just Joe Greene’s football career,” Smatresk said. “His impact on UNT goes beyond the prowess that put him in multiple halls of fame, won Super Bowls and earned him 10 trips to the Pro...
Monday, July 15, 2019
UNT aims to help prevent homelessness and criminal recidivism in rural communities with $400K grant