Thursday, August 22, 2013
UNT students, others to share life experiences during Human Library
What: The Human Library at the University of North Texas, sponsored by the
UNT Libraries and UNT’s Multicultural Center
When: 3-6 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
Where: Forum on the first floor of UNT’s...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
New University Union groundbreaking set for Aug. 30
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas will mark the groundbreaking of its new University Union with a ceremony at noon on Aug. 30 (Friday) on the Library Mall. The event also includes a free barbecue lunch for UNT students, faculty and staff (with UNT ID) beginning at 11 a.m. on the Library Mall.
Student leaders and UNT President V. Lane Rawlins will speak at the event.
“A student’s involvement in campus life has a great impact on their overall...
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Five Hatton W. Sumners Scholars will join UNT in fall
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Five students entering the Master of Public Administration program this fall at the University of North Texas have received Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships, which are awarded to civically engaged students who show leadership potential.
Each award of $27,000 provides for full coverage of tuition and fees and a monthly stipend for 16 months.
The five recipients are:
- Alisha Byerly of Piedmont, Okla., who...
Thursday, August 8, 2013
UNT again ranked as "Best in the West" by Princeton Review
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- The University of North Texas, the largest, most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is one of the best colleges in the West, according to The Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company.
The Princeton Review selected UNT as one of 124 institutions in its "Best in the West" section of its website feature 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.
For six consecutive years the university has been recognized by the influential Princeton Review, which...
Monday, August 5, 2013
UNT receives a $1.5 million estate gift from former State Rep. Alonzo Jamison
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The University of North Texas has received $1.5 million from the estate of alumnus Alonzo Jamison ('39) to support the UNT President's Loyalty Fund.
The gift, which creates and endows the Alonzo and Elizabeth Jamison Endowment Fund, will provide the university with an estimated $60,000 annually, in perpetuity, which will be used by the president to fund scholarships, strengthen academic programs, enrich co-curricular experiences or support research.
Jamison, known as a champion for Denton's universities and the interests of farmers and...
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Governor appoints three to UNT System Board of Regents
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Fort Worth businessman James R. "Rusty" Reid and Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley to the University of North Texas System Board of Regents. Gov. Perry also reappointed Regent Gwyn Shea to a new six-year term on the board. The appointments are effective immediately.
"The appointment of Rusty Reid and Judge Whitley and the reappointment of Regent Shea provide the UNT System with an extremely strong leadership team," UNT System Chancellor Lee F. Jackson said. "We are excited at the prospect of moving forward in building the UNT System to support our...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
UNT to graduate approximately 2,000 in Summer 2013
What: Summer commencement ceremonies at the University of North Texas
When: Doctoral and master's commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. Aug. 9 (Friday); baccalaureate commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 10 (Saturday)
Where: UNT Coliseum, southeast corner of Highland Street and North Texas Boulevard at 600 Ave. D
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Nearly 2,000 students will receive degrees from the University of North Texas this summer. Commencement...
Friday, July 26, 2013
UNT sorority raises $8,800 for Ronald McDonald charity
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – Spring was a busy service time for the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at the University of North Texas. Last semester, the sorority tripled its charitable contributions over the entirety of last year.
Among the beneficiaries of the sorority’s charitable donations is the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. The chapter raised $8,816 for the charitable organization that offers a place to stay, meals and transportation to families whose children are seeking medical treatment....
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...
Monday, September 16, 2013
UNT students named Spectrum Scholars by American Library Association
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Four students in the University of North Texas’ College of Information were selected as 2013 Spectrum Scholars by the American Library Association. UNT is one of only three Texas universities to have students selected as scholars, and has more scholars than the other Texas universities. Seventeen UNT students have been named Spectrum Scholars since 2009.
The Spectrum Scholarships, which provide students with $5,000 for one academic year and are non-renewable, are considered to be among the most...