Monday, June 20, 2016
UNT specialist in tourism will discuss Orlando's recovery after challenging week
Residents of Orlando, Florida, are still reeling from the events of the last 10 days, from the fatal shooting of a "Voice" singer after her concert and the mass shooting at a nightclub that killed 49, to a fatal alligator attack on a toddler who was on vacation with his family at a Walt Disney World resort.
Young Hoon Kim, chair of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism in the University of North Texas' College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism, is available to discuss possible loss of tourism revenues by Walt Disney World and the city of Orlando, and steps to take for...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
UNT hosts dual language science teacher summer institute
DENTON (UNT), Texas — This month, three North Texas science teachers are becoming students again. They are taking part in a summer science institute at the University of North Texas that will help them develop lesson plans in both English and Spanish.
"There is a great need for more scientists, especially in the Hispanic population," said Rossana Boyd, principal lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration's Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education Programs...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
UNT names Special Assistant to the Provost
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Terri Day has been named the Special Assistant to the Provost at the University of North Texas. She began her new job last month.
The Special Assistant to the Provost acts as a liaison between UNT's colleges and school and academic departments and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Day will oversee university policy development for the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; and implement communication strategies for keeping faculty and staff apprised of and involved in academic...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
UNT educational psychologist will give advice on discussing Orlando shooting with children
Forty-nine people were killed and more than 50 injured by a gunman at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday. The event became the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. And on Tuesday evening, a 2-year-old on vacation with his family at a Disney World resort was dragged into a lagoon by an alligator as the child waded in shallow water. The child has not been found.
With prominent media coverage, it can be increasingly difficult for parents to shield their children from news about violent events.
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...
Thursday, June 9, 2016
UNT Learning Center recognized as Outstanding at International Conference
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- UNT's Learning Center was honored with an award for outstanding innovation at the International Conference for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) on May 25-27. The event took place in Kansas City, where Supplemental Instruction began. The award also included an opportunity for UNT's Learning Center to showcase the partnership between Supplemental Instruction and the Texas Success Initiative.
The UNT Learning Center has 18 years of experience offering academic support to undergrad students who may not meet college...
Thursday, June 9, 2016
UNT education faculty, students make special trip to Mexico
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Faculty and doctoral students from the University of North Texas traveled to Guadalajara recently to solidify a partnership between the university and the Secretariat of Education for the State of Jalisco, Mexico.
According to Nancy Nelson, professor of education and Meadows Chair for Excellence in Education at UNT, the partnership is more than 15 years old and has significant benefits for both the university and...
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
UNT names Vice Provost for Academic Resources
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Robert A. Watling has been named the Vice Provost for Academic Resources at the University of North Texas. In this position, he will serve as the chief academic budget and human resources officer.
"Robert Watling has the key experience in finance that is crucial to this position," said Finley Graves, provost and vice president for academic affairs at UNT. "His keen sense of business and deep understanding of higher education will help...
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
UNT TAMS students host free science day camp
Monday, June 6, 2016
National search underway for UNT athletic director, acting athletic director named
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Following the resignation of Rick Villarreal last month, the University of North Texas has retained the services of Eastman & Beaudine Inc., to assist in a national search for a new Athletic Director. The search will be conducted quickly, identifying highly qualified national candidates who will lead UNT to conference and national success while providing student-athletes a high level of academic achievement.
Bob Beaudine, CEO of the firm, will lead the search...