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 ceremonies...
Monday, July 29, 2013
UNT music student wins award at international conference
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – When University of North Texas senior Melissa Hatheway experienced pain while playing clarinet following a performance-related injury, the then-freshman was encouraged by her parents and College of Music professor Kris Chesky to research health issues of band musicians.
Following nearly four years of research, Hatheway was presented the Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award at the July 20-23 Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium. The Cedar Park student is only the se...
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.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
UNT student receives recognition from National Council on Family Relations
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Yamuna Teter, who earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas’ College of Education in May, received recognition from the National Council on Family Relations for her outstanding contributions to the field of family science through scholarship, leadership and community service.
A mother of four children ages 3 to 10, Teter came to UNT several years after earning an associate’s degree from Richland College in Dallas. Her own experience returning to school to pursue a career as a teacher inspired her to co...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Student winners announced for 2013 Mayborn National History Writing Competition
Monday, July 22, 2013
UNT experts available to discuss royal baby news
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The world is waiting as William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expected to announce the birth of their first child in London at any time.
Two University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss the excitement surrounding the announcement.
Tracy Everbach, associate professor of journalism in UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism, is in London with a UNT study...
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...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
UNT student received 2013 Outstanding Educator Award
Frankie Norris of Fort Worth, a doctoral student in the University of North Texas' College of Education and a teacher in the Birdville Independent School District, received the 2013 Outstanding Educator Award from the Council for Exceptional Children-Division of Learning Disabilities. The award is designed to recognize outstanding professionals who serve students with learning disabilities.
Norris is one of 10 Project TELL scholars, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. Project TELL's goal is to prepare leadership personnel in sp...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
UNT researcher studying married couples' conflicts, including "repair attempts" during fights
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Day-to-day and year-to-year living with a spouse usually includes some arguments over money, housework and childcare, among other topics. But spouses who understand how their husbands and wives fight could learn "repair attempts" to use during a fight, and so may become closer to their spouses as a result, according to a University of North Texas doctoral student in the Department of Psychology who has started a new study on married couples' arguments.
Marciana Ramos, who received her master's degree in psychol...