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...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
UNT's Kristin Farmer Autism Center to host 5th Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Make a robot, ID fingerprints, tie-dye a T-shirt and more in UNT’s Grandparents University®
DENTON (UNT), Texas — This summer, kids will pick a major and head to college – with their grandparents.
The University of North Texas’ Grandparents University® from June 20 to 21 offers a multi-generational bonding experience for grandkids ages 7 to 12 and their grandparents. Pairs pick a “major” — including astronomy, robotics, acting, chemistry and more — and get a taste of life on a college campus.
They can tie-dye a T-shirt in a fashion merchandising class, identify fingerprints in a CSI class, learn how to prepare a disaster kit in...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Eleven students receive awards for 2013 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Recent UNT graduate wins national scholarship
DENTON (UNT), Texas— Jon Savage of Hurst, a recent University of North Texas graduate, is one of only 20 students in the nation to receive the 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award for $150,000 to attend graduate school. His parents, Brad and Patricia Berglund, live in Fort Worth. The award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recognizes and rewards America's promising up-and-coming artists from lower-income backgrounds with the nation's leading graduate...