Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Grant Thornton taps UNT doctoral student for first fellowship and $40,000 award
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Grant Thornton, one of the largest professional accounting services networks in the world, has named a University of North Texas student its first fellow.
Sonja Hightower, a first-year doctoral student and former lecturer in the UNT College of Business Department of Accounting, is the first person to be honored as a Grant Thornton Doctoral Fellow in Accounting. The fellowship comes with a $40,000 award to be divided over four years...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
UNT graduate programs ranked in top 25 by U.S. News & World Report
Five University of North Texas programs were recently ranked in the top 25 graduate degree programs by U.S. News & World Report.
Programs in the College of Information that were ranked in the top 25 are:
●Library and Information Studies — No. 20
●Health Librarianship — No. 7
●School Media Library — No. 10
“We are very pleased to continue to offer very high quality programs to our students that are nationally so highly ranked,” said College of...
Monday, February 20, 2017
UNT student awarded $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
University of North Texas student Matt Morton has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship program.
The fellowship offers grants to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel and general career advancement.
Morton, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, began working on a new book last year.
“Starting a new book is...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
UNT expands MBA offerings with 11-month program
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — The University of North Texas has added a new option to its master of business administration degree programs. The new, full-time MBA in business management allows students to complete their degrees in 11 months, among the shortest offerings for MBA programs.
Students will learn through face-to-face lessons from expert faculty, industry visits with successful corporate executives, hands-on exercises and a cohort-style system, so that each group of students take all of their...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
UNT students in Costa Rica learn to offset tourism’s harm to planet
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Sixteen University of North Texas students are using their know-how to ease tourism’s strain on the environment. The students, enrolled in a joint, two-year Master of Science in International Sustainable Tourism degree program, are researching ways to meet the needs of tourists and travel markets without compromising future resources.
“A lot of times when people travel, they don’t think about the impact,” said Kristi Ingram, a first-year student in the program who finished her...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
U.S. News and World Report lists UNT online education program among best in the nation
DENTON (UNT) Texas—U.S News and World Report has named the University of North Texas College of Education online graduate education program one of the best in the nation. UNT was ranked No.16 out of 275 schools listed. The program rose from a No.124 ranking last year.
“This is exciting news! Our faculty has always been committed to providing quality programs that meet the needs of students across the nation, state and North Texas area,” said...
Monday, August 8, 2016
UNT journalism school and its graduate institute receive diversity award from AEJMC
Monday, June 13, 2016
UNT names new vice provost for Toulouse Graduate School
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Victor Prybutok, Regents Professor of decision sciences at the University of North Texas, has been named vice provost for UNT's Toulouse Graduate School.
"Dr. Prybutok is a proven leader with a strong history of supporting graduate studies at UNT," said Finley Graves, provost and vice president for academic affairs at UNT. "Not only has he previously worked within the Toulouse Graduate School, but he's also helped build our research programs within the College of Business and he's done an outstanding job overseeing the...
Friday, May 6, 2016
UNT's Science Education Research Lab wins water conservation award for work in Dallas
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas' Science Education Research Lab is seeing measurable results from environmental education efforts the lab has conducted in Dallas schools for a decade.
As a result, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has named the lab a winner of the 2016 Texas Environmental Excellence Award. The TCEQ will recognize UNT and eight other winners May 4 during the Environmental Trade Fair and Conference at the Austin...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
UNT College of Music jazz students win 8 'DownBeat' Student Music Awards
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas College of Music jazz students, faculty and ensembles have been honored by the national jazz and blues magazine "DownBeat"with a total of eight student music and outstanding performance awards. The awards, considered the most prestigious in jazz education, will be announced in the June issue of the magazine.
Jennifer Barnes, assistant professor of vocal jazz and mentor of the UNT Jazz Singers, earned the DownBeat Jazz Education Achievement Award while the UNT Jazz Singers won in the Graduate College Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble category....