Monday, June 10, 2019
UNT esports program announces $20,000 in scholarships
In April 2018, the University of North Texas became the first public university in the state to launch a collegiate esports program. Now, UNT continues to lead the way by becoming the first public university in Texas to offer scholarships for its esports gamers. Scholarships will be awarded to current players and recruits who show the exceptional talent and team dedication needed to play at the varsity level.
“We are serious about esports,” said UNT Vice President for Student Affairs Elizabeth With. “We already have one of the best...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
James Berscheidt named vice president for marketing and communications at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas — James "Jim" Berscheidt, an award-winning industry leader in marketing and communications strategy with nearly 20 years experience in higher education, was tapped to lead the chief communications and marketing unit at the University of North Texas.
Berscheidt, whose appointment is effective May 14, is charged with overseeing the university’s brand strategy and aligning communication strategies to best promote the university’s mission to increase UNT’s national reputation for academic and community excellence. He will...
Monday, April 29, 2019
UNT to host ‘Star Wars’ conference
What: Realizing Resistance, a “Star Wars” conference
When: 6 – 8 p.m. May 2 (Thursday); 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. May 3 (Friday) and May 4 (Saturday)
Where: May 2 at Denton County Brewing Company, 200 E. McKinney St., and May 3 –4 at UNT Willis Library, 1506 W. Highland St., Denton
Cost: Free, but registration is recommended at https://...
Friday, April 26, 2019
UNT to offer free speech and hearing tests May 1
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas Speech and Hearing Center, located at 907 W. Sycamore St. in Denton, is offering free speech and hearing screenings as part of Better Hearing and Speech Month.
Hearing screenings will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 1. Additionally, speech and language screenings will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Hearing tests will determine the presence or absence of hearing loss and the need for amplification,” said Cassie Thomas, senior lecturer in the...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Spring commencement marks 100 years of four-year bachelor’s degrees for UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas —This spring will bring a special anniversary for the University of North Texas – 100 years of awarding four-year bachelor’s degrees.
In 1919, five students became the first to receive four-year bachelor’s degrees from what was then called North Texas State Normal College.
During spring commencement ceremonies May 9 – 11 (Thursday – Saturday), more than 4,800 students are expected to receive bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees from UNT.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Severe storms rip roofs off of UNT’s Rafes Observatory buildings
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas Rafes Urban Astronomy Center in Denton suffered serious damage from storms that moved through the area Wednesday night. As a result, all scheduled activities at the center have been canceled.
“This is quite a hit for us. We were planning on a large crowd for this Saturday’s open house and star watching party– our first in almost two months of rainy Saturdays,” said Ron “Starman” Diiulio, astronomy laboratory...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
UNT journalism students win big at BEA2019, SPJ regional conference
Thursday, April 11, 2019
UNT students to compete in Taekwon-Do World Championships in Germany
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A pair of University of North Texas students are hoping to bring home the gold for the United States during the Taekwon-Do World Championships in Germany April 24 – 28.
Black belts Jamie Raybourn, 19, and Lillian Randall, 20, are preparing to compete against some of the world’s best Taekwon-Do athletes.
“It’s a lot to juggle,” said Raybourn, who like Randall, has a part-time job on campus. “We...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
‘Victoria & Abdul’ author to visit UNT for free film screening
What: Free film screening of “Victoria & Abdul” with author Shrabani Basu
When: 5:30-9 p.m. April 18 (Thursday)
Where: UNT University Union Lyceum, 1155 Union Circle, Denton
Journalist and author Shrabani Basu will be at the Univeristy of North Texas April 18 (Thursday) for a screening of “Victoria & Abdul,” a film based on her book...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Drone traffic management taking off at UNT