Thursday, January 31, 2013
Teresa R. McKinney named assistant vice president for student affairs at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas--After a national search, Dr. Teresa R. McKinney has been named the assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of North Texas, where she will oversee Recreational Sports, the Student Health and Wellness Center, and Counseling and Testing Services.
“She is a wonderful fit based upon her desire to continue to increase student success and her strong experience in higher education,” said Dr. Elizabeth With, vice president for student affairs. “She brings a great deal of enthusiasm to this position, and we are thrilled to have her join our...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center receives grant
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
UNT ranked among the world’s most sustainable universities
DENTON (UNT), Texas--The University of North Texas has been ranked among the world’s most sustainable campuses in the third annual GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities, which is compiled by the University of Indonesia.
UNT is ranked second in Texas and 110 in the world. Universities from 49 countries were included in the rankings, and rankings were organized based on factors such as water usage, waste management and education.
The ranking emphasizes UNT’s commitment to being...
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
UNT enrollment increases
DENTON (UNT), Texas--The University of North Texas spring enrollment figures show increases in the number of continuing students, the number of freshmen and the number of doctoral students, which is again a record high. In addition, the number of courses being taken by the student body continued to increase. Together, these increases indicate a continuing focus on graduation.
“UNT students have steadily been more focused on continuing their educations and taking more classes each semester so they can earn their degrees,” said Elizabeth With, vice president for student affairs...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
University Union plans move forward
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board voted Jan. 24 (Thursday) to approve the expansion and renovation of UNT’s University Union. Construction is expected to begin in June 2013 with completion planned for June 2015.
The expansion and renovation of the University Union means UNT will be able to provide its growing student body with the space it needs to get involved with campus life.
A student’s level of involvement in campus life and student organizations – academic, cultural, service and social – has an incredibly high correlation to their success.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
UNT presents exhibit to honor Texas women
What: “Revealing Texas Women: Hidden Voices in Special Collections” — An exhibit presented by the University of North Texas Libraries' Archives and Rare Books
When: Through May 11(Saturday). The exhibit is open Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday until 8:30 p.m.
Where: Room 437 of UNT’s Willis Library, located one block east of Highland Street and Avenue C (1506 W. Highland St., Denton)
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
UNT to host McNair conference
DENTON (UNT), Texas — When Justin Litvin enrolled in the University of North Texas, he declared a psychology major without knowing about many of the career opportunities in the field. He thought he’d become a Christian-based marriage and family counselor.
His career goals changed when he learned about the psychology research he could conduct as a UNT McNair Scholar, Litvin, a graduate of Northwest High School in Justin, now researches the stress of HIV-positive adults, their perceptions about their health, and their social support through UNT...
Friday, January 18, 2013
Two online programs ranked among nation’s best
DENTON (UNT), Texas--University of North Texas online graduate degree programs in business and education have been ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report in its 2013 Best Online Education Program rankings released this week.
The College of Education was ranked 13th in the nation for Best Online Graduate Education Programs, including its master’s degree in educational psychology with a concentration in gifted...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
UNT named Tree Campus USA University
DENTON (UNT) Texas – The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the University of North Texas as a 2012 Tree Campus USA University for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. This marks the fifth year in a row that UNT has earned the designation.
Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy management of their campus forests and for engaging the community in environmental...
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
CNN anchor Don Lemon to give keynote address at UNT Equity and Diversity Conference
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Veteran CNN anchor Don Lemon, who in 2011 released a memoir to discuss his homosexuality, as well as racism, homophobia and colorism in the African-American community, will give one of three keynote addresses at “A Journey to Freedom,” the University of North Texas’ 13th Equity and Diversity Conference Feb. 1 (Friday).
The theme of the conference was chosen to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. On Jan. 1, 1863, President...