Friday, March 22, 2019
M.B.A. students win $20k in UNT’s first Ed Tech Ascend pitch competition
An app aimed at connecting aspiring artists with renowned, experienced musicians who can provide valuable performance critiques via written, audio or video upload was the presentation that won the top $20,000 prize in UNT’s first Ed Tech Ascend pitch competition.
Inspired by the hit show Shark Tank®, the pitch competition – Ed Tech Ascend – offered $25,000 in prizes, including the top prize of $20,000 and a second-place prize of $5,000.
UNT M.B.A. students Michelle Schodowski and Charles Laws put forward the winning pitch.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Tween reporter gets taste of J-school, awarded scholarship
DENTON (UNT), Texas — An 11-year-old journalist who’s made headlines for his work reporting on national elections is about to make the news again.
Young, yet already intrepid, reporter Phoenix Legg was invited to the University of North Texas to spend the day as an honorary journalism student. His first stop was a meeting with UNT President Neal Smatresk and Provost Jennifer Cowley who surprised him with a special scholarship in recognition of his work as a budding journalist.
From there, Legg, with his dad Matt in tow, attended a producer’s pitch meeting, reported on the...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
U.S. News & World Report ranks several UNT graduate programs among nation’s best for 2020
Six University of North Texas graduate academic programs were ranked recently in the nation’s top 50 by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 list of Best Graduate Schools.
The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, part of the College of Health and Public Service, received several top rankings. The program’s specialty in homeland security and emergency management ranked first in Texas, fourth among public universities in the U.S. and fifth overall nationwide while the specialty in local government management ranked first in Texas, fifth...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
UNT students, alumni share talent and expertise at the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin March 8-17
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas students and alumni will be premiering films, playing music and sharing their expertise at SXSW 2019. SXSW is a Texas tradition that brings together the interactive, film, music and technology industries in Austin for a 10-day event filled with conferences, festivals, sessions, showcases, screenings and exhibitions. Through music, film or professional panel discussions, as a leader in the creative economy, UNT has a consistent presence at the event. Here...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Interactive comedy show ‘Broadway’s Next Hit Musical’ coming to UNT
What: "Broadway’s Next Hit Musical," an improvisational spoof of awards shows, will run at the University of North Texas as part of the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series.
When: 7 p.m. April 3 (Wednesday)
Where: University Union Lyceum, 1155 Union Circle, Denton
Cost: Tickets are free for UNT students and cost $5 for a student guest ticket (limit one); $5 for...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
UNT offers free monthlong Russian language immersion program for high school and college students
What: The STARTALK program offers a free intensive beginning Russian language course.
When: Applications must be submitted between Feb. 1–April 1. Application forms and instructions are available at https://worldlanguages.unt.edu/resources/startalk-program
Program dates are June 1–June 28 (Monday–Friday) from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: UNT Language Building located at 108 Ave. A in Denton.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
CNN journalist Don Lemon to visit UNT
Who: CNN journalist Don Lemon
What: UNT Distinguished Lecture Series
When: 7 p.m. March 21 (Thursday)
Where: UNT Main Auditorium, 1401 W. Hickory St., Denton
Cost: Free for UNT students, $5 for student guests, $10 for UNT faculty/staff/alumni and $20 for the general public; Tickets can be purchased at ...
Thursday, February 21, 2019
UNT Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference announces theme, dates, contests and speakers
DENTON (UNT), Texas — An annual event for journalists, writers and lovers of great...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
UNT Equity and Diversity Conference Feb. 28
Thursday, February 14, 2019
NASA scientist to headline inaugural UNT President’s Lecture Series
Who: Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator for the science mission directorate
What: UNT President’s Lecture Series inaugural event
When: 7 p.m. Feb. 21 (Thursday)
Where: University Union Lyceum at the University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle Drive, Denton
Media: Journalists interested in attending the event and discussing the launch of the President’s Lecture Series...