Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Like father, like son: UNT student balloon artist carries on deceased dad’s family legacy
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas student Brandon Nowell says his future started in the past – with a box of poorly made balloons.
Three decades ago, Brandon’s dad, Wes, was working for UPS Inc., when a client from the Pioneer Balloon Company offered him some mis-manufactured product. Wes took the defective balloons home and soon discovered that he had a knack for creating new balloon designs. He and wife Joanie started a small balloon art and decorating business:...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
UNT names Bob Heere Director of Sport Management
DENTON (UNT), Texas - Bob Heere, president-elect of the North American Society for Sport Management, is the new Director of Sport Management at the University of North Texas.
A native of the Netherlands, Heere joins UNT after spending nearly five years as an associate professor and Ph.D. program director in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. Heere is also a visiting professor in the International Sport Management Program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
At UNT Heere will direct both the M.B....
Thursday, August 16, 2018
UNT announces top-tier advisory committee for nonprofit leadership studies
The committee, which will help steer the new bachelor’s degree program, is comprised of established leaders in the nonprofit sector
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas College of Health and Public Service is addressing the growing need for nonprofit professionals with a new undergraduate degree program that will prepare students for careers in the nonprofit sector – and some big names are leading the program’s advisory committee.
“Our faculty have strong...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
UNT research provides new insights for real estate markets on the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Three years ago in Hays County, Texas, a government initiative was introduced that would reclassify thousands of subdivisions known as “flash flood alley” as prone to flooding – despite the fact that those areas were in the midst of a multiyear drought. Residents protested the reclassification because it would increase insurance premiums and affect home values, but within months, a disastrous flood struck the county....
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Come see the falling stars at UNT’s Rafes Urban Astronomy Center
The University of North TexasAstronomy program will host an open house and star watch party at 9 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Rafes Urban Astronomy Center in Ponder. The event coincides with the Perseid Meteor Shower, arguably one of the best meteor showers for viewing in the Northern hemisphere this year. Approximately 50 to 100 meteors per hour will enter the Earth’s atmosphere at the peak of the sky event.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Friday, July 27, 2018
UNT’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference names Biography Fellowship recipient
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Author Alison Owings, who is known for her stereotype-challenging oral-history based books, will receive unique guidance in writing her fourth piece, “The Book of Del: A Life Before, During and After Homelessness.”
Owings is the winner of the Biography Fellowship awarded during the University of North Texas’ 2018 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, held July 20 – 22. Given in conjunction with the Mayborn conference,...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Magazine names UNT Police Chief Ed Reynolds higher education Campus Safety Director of the Year
Campus Safety magazine honors school, university and hospital police chiefs, security directors and emergency managers annually
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Chief of Police Ed Reynolds earned national honors this week as Campus Safety magazine tabbed the North Texas native as its Campus Safety Director of the Year in higher education.
Reynolds, who has spent more than 20 years with the university, runs a police department entrenched in community. Under his leadership, UNT police...
Monday, July 16, 2018
UPDATE August 25 -After 27 hours and 34 minutes, UNT history professor Andrew Torget set a new world record for longest history lesson while also raising more than $12,000 for the The Portal to Texas History.
UPDATE: After 27 hours and 34 minutes, UNT history professor Andrew Torget set a new world record for longest history lesson while also raising more than $12,000 for the The Portal to Texas History.
DENTON (UNT), Texas - University of North Texas History Professor Andrew Torget is trying to become a part of history himself by securing a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Torget will begin his attempt to spend...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
DC BEST Robotics hub to conduct extracurricular robotics competition