Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Purchase with a purpose: UNT student forms nonprofit after 2016 Dallas police shootings
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas student found his calling for helping others following last year’s July 7 ambush of police officers in downtown Dallas, which left five officers dead.
“The Dallas shooting was bad, but it sparked a fire in me and I’m going to let that fire shine bright,” said Ipinoluwa “Ipi” Adedokun, a junior majoring in finance.
Following the shooting, Adedokun wanted to help children who lost parents that night, but he didn’t know how – so he started a group in...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
UNT emergency management researchers to study factors for recovery after disaster
DENTON (UNT), Texas — This past October marked four years since Hurricane Sandy became the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history when it hit the New Jersey coast, causing about $75 billion in property damage. Thousands of homes destroyed or heavily damaged by the storm have not been rebuilt, and many residents who evacuated have not returned to their communities
A research team from University of North Texas will determine why some communities recover from natural disasters...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
UNT Speech and Hearing Center offers reading program for students in second to seventh grades
DENTON (UNT), Texas — For most of his time in elementary school, Shannon Freeman's 9-year-old son, Porter, has struggled with reading. He currently reads below his level in his fourth-grade class. Freeman, an Aubrey resident, has noticed Porter looking at only the first letter of a word before guessing what the word is, and not completely reading through lists of instructions, causing him to make mistakes.
"He was tested during pre-K and kindergarten and characterized as a slow learner," Freeman...
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Texas ranch helping trauma survivors gets needed help from UNT class
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A North Texas ranch that helps people and animals when other therapies fail is getting help itself from a group of University of North Texas marketing students.
Founder Bob Williams started Ranch Hand Rescue Counseling Center and Animal Sanctuary nine years ago as a combined rescue facility for animals and therapy center for trauma survivors who don’t respond well to traditional counseling. The organization’s mission is strong, but the group struggles in other ways.
“They have great potential, but the messaging is...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Registration open for UNT day camp for children with speech, language and hearing disorders
What: Registration opens for Camp Communicate, a one-week day camp
sponsored by the University of...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
UNT to hold employment seminar for young adults with disabilities
What: Prep for Success — A free seminar at the University of North Texas designed to prepare
young adults with visible or hidden disabilities for employment. Sponsored by UNT’s
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
UNT behavior analysis students helping dogs to serve veterans with disabilities
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Going against the friendly nature of his breed, Drill Bit, a young yellow Labrador, had started to be afraid of certain types of people. Sometimes he would bark if someone he didn't know looked at him, particularly if the person showed intimidating body language. Drill Bit's behavior interfered with his training as a Patriot PAWS service dog.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
UNT to host Barbara Jordan Media Awards luncheon April 13
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas sophomore Nikki Lyssy learned to surf when she was in middle school, during a family vacation to Texas' Gulf coast.
When Lyssy had the chance to try parasailing in Port Aransas a few years later, she couldn’t wait to soar above the bay — and not being able to see the sky or the ocean below wouldn’t stop her.
That’s why Lyssy, an English major at UNT who has been blind since birth, was so eager to share her...
Monday, March 6, 2017
UNT staff member recognized by American College Personnel Association
Monday, February 27, 2017
UNT named Osher Lifelong Learning Institute