Thursday, September 14, 2023
With nearly 47,000 students, UNT is the top choice for career readiness in Texas
Enrollment climbs for five years running, as work-ready Mean Green grads drive the North Texas economy
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The largest-ever student body — numbering 46,940 — enrolled for the Fall 2023 semester at the...
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Excitement for a new semester
DENTON (UNT), Texas — On the first day of the Fall 2023 semester at the University of North Texas, President Neal Smatresk and volunteers spread out across campus to greet students, help with directions and pass out goodies.
“The energy of the first day of classes is irresistible,” Smatresk said. “As thousands of students are walking by, I can see their hopes and dreams — whether they are freshmen just starting or seniors who are ready to graduate.”
Yoofi Honny, UNT computer...
Friday, August 18, 2023
Students who experienced foster care get a fresh start at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A group of students at the University of North Texas received fresh looks and dorm room makeovers thanks to a new partnership supporting foster care alumni as they start college.
UNT’s Persevere Until Success Happens (PUSH) program and the nonprofit Greater Than Expectations Inc. came together to provide seven freshmen a day of pampering and transformation. The students were treated to massages, manicures and haircuts while...
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
New endowment for Student Veteran Services
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Student Veteran Services at the University of North Texas will receive a helping hand thanks to a historic gift. The Denton chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) — in partnership with their families — gifted the program with a $25,000 endowment.
“This is a special moment for us,” UNT President Neal Smatresk said. “We are so grateful for all you’ve done for us. Your generosity is amazing.”
Veterans of Foreign Wars is a nonprofit organization made of local chapters or “posts”...
Thursday, July 27, 2023
$3 million gift establishes the Satish and Yasmin Gupta Career Center at UNT at Frisco
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas is proud to announce a $3 million gift from Satish and Yasmin Gupta to support student scholarships and UNT at Frisco. As the first endowed gift entrusted to UNT’s branch campus in Collin County, the Satish and Yasmin Gupta Career Center will be established at Frisco Landing.
“Yasmin and I are honored to contribute to UNT at Frisco’s vision of fostering student success,” Satish Gupta said. “We believe that education should go beyond...
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
New art exhibition shows support for UNT’s food pantry
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A new art exhibition featuring artists from the University of North Texas and Denton community is giving back to the UNT Food Pantry presented by Kroger.
UNT CoLab’s square-d art exhibition features work from UNT students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Denton community. Each artist received a 12” x 12” canvas and, according to UNT CoLab director Kristen...
Thursday, June 1, 2023
UNT announces winners of 2023 Ricco Ethics Awards
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas has selected three winners of the Ricco Ethics Scholarship Competition for the Fall 2023 semester.
The competition promotes ethical and intellectual debate related to a UNT student’s field of study. The goal is to help applicants reach new heights of understanding, reasoning and self-discipline in their subject area.
The scholarship began in 2011 thanks to an endowment from Nicholas D. and Anna G. Ricco, longtime friends of the university.
First-place awards were...
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
New funding to help grow UNT’s Pollinative Prairie
Funding from Diamond Eagles Society will allow faculty and student researchers to enhance their mission of learning and conservation
DENTON (UNT), Texas - The Pecan Creek Pollinative Prairie at the University of North Texas will gain a new pavilion and observational dock thanks to funding from the Diamond Eagles Society.
The Diamond Eagles Society selected the Pollinative Prairie to receive its 2023 funding, totaling $77,500 for...
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
UNT takes home the gold — and silver — for Dining Services
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas' Dining Services achieved not one, but two golds and a silver award for their already award-winning food and service on campus.
The latest accolades come from the National Association of College & University Food Services. UNT Dining Services is no stranger to the organization’s Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards that celebrate innovative ideas and program implementation. The department won in three categories for 2023. Two gold prizes were named in the residential and catering categories —...
Friday, May 19, 2023
UNT’s own honored for commitment to financial education
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The leader of UNT’s Student Money Management Center earned national recognition for his contributions to the financial wellness movement.
Paul Goebel, the founder and director of UNT’s Student Money Management Center, was honored with the 2023 Financial Education Instructor of the Year Award from the National Financial Educators Council. Since 2011, the award has acknowledged the commitment of financial educators and the positive impact they leave on the lives of the people they reach...