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Rough Riders

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News

Join us for a night of food, fun and Mean Green pride at UNT Night at the Frisco RoughRiders. Enjoy ballpark food, a firework show after the game, and much more all included in your ticket! RSVP by June 18th, click here to learn more about the big game!

 

UNT Night at the Frisco RoughRiders
Saturday, July 1, 2017
First Pitch – 7:05 pm
Dr Pepper Ballpark
7300 Roughriders Trail
Frisco, TX 75034

Tickets:
$10 – Alumni Association Member
$20- Non-Member
$5 – Children (ages 3-10)
Free – Children 2 and under

Ticket includes:

  • Ballpark food
  • Domestic beer
  • Wine
  • RoughRiders program
  • Picnic style seating and traditional ballpark seats
  • Area across from Primrose Playground for children to play during the game
  • Fireworks show following the game

Tickets will be picked up on-site at the Left Field Entrance Gate.

Parking is available around the ballpark for $10.

RSVP below by Sunday, June 18.
Click here to RSVP.

Block Party

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News
Congratulations to our Class of 2017 graduates! As you begin your journey through life, we hope that you remember and cherish the memories that you made at University of North Texas. Our Grad Block Party 2017 was a huge success, and we thank you all for joining us in our festivities. We had live music, games, photo ops, UNT merchandise, and finally, a stunning firework show to end the night! We hope everyone enjoyed the event, and hope you have a fantastic summer!

2017 CUSA Prelim TV Schedule

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Athletics

IRVING – Eight North Texas football games will be broadcast nationally in 2017, Conference USA announced Wednesday. 

National games will be broadcast on ESPN Networks, CBS Sports Network, STADIUM (formerly ASN and Campus Insiders) and beIN SPORTS, with additional games to be added prior to the start of the season.

Additionally, a significant number of games will be available through streaming and social media such as Twitter and Facebook Live.

“C-USA Football will be available this season on a number of platforms through our valued television partners,” said Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod. “We look forward to an exciting conference season that our fans will be able to follow throughout the fall.”

North Texas will kick off the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2, when it hosts Lamar at Apogee Stadium. The Mean Green’s first nationally-televised game will be the following week, Saturday, Sept. 9, when they travel to face Metroplex rival SMU at 6 p.m. on ESPN3. Other nationally-televised games include a Sept. 16 non-conference tilt at Iowa, which kicks off at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2, the C-USA opener against UAB from Apogee Stadium on beIN SPORTS at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, a road contest at Florida Atlantic on Oct. 21 on ESPN3, home dates with Old Dominion on Oct. 28 and UTEP on Nov. 11 on ESPN3, a non-conference game against 2016 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl opponent Army on Nov. 18 in Denton on beIN SPORTS, and the regular season finale at Rice on Nov. 25 on ESPN3.

The 2017 C-USA championship game on Saturday, Dec. 2, is scheduled to air on ESPN or ESPN 2. It marks the 13th-straight year that the C-USA championship will air on the ESPN Networks, which will also carry all six bowl games in which C-USA has a guaranteed selection.

Additional Conference USA football television exposures will be released as soon as they are finalized.

Did You Know?

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Did You Know?

Did you know there’s an emerging fundraising program founded by the University’s First Lady, Deborah Smatresk? The Diamond Eagles is a society of philanthropists among the UNT Community who donate $1,000 annually—but it’s more than just donating! At the end of each year, the members will gather to vote on how to spend their collective donations on a single initiative to improve the UNT student experience. With more than 70 members so far, their combined donations are poised to have a stunning effect on campus in their first year. There’s still time to join! Become a Diamond Eagle, and help our University’s First Lady steer how combined philanthropy affects students in a big way.

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June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Partner Profiles

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Calendar of Events

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Events

 

2017 Highlights

July

July 1
UNT Night at the Frisco RoughRiders

July 29
Dallas County Alumni Chapter
Breakfast at the Frontiers of Flight Museum
Dallas

August

August 12
Tarrant County Alumni Chapter
UNT Day at the Fort Worth Zoo

September

September 2
Alumni GameDay Grille
UNT Pavilion

UNT vs. Lamar
Apogee Stadium

September 8
UNT v. SMU Alumni Pep Rally
Four Corners Brewery
Dallas

September 9
UNT vs. SMU Tailgate
SMU Boulevard
Dallas

September 23
Alumni GameDay Grille
UNT Pavilion

UNT vs. UAB
Apogee Stadium

September 28
Dallas County Alumni Chapter Fall Reception
Belo Mansion

October

October 10
Tarrant County Alumni Chapter Fall Reception
The Colonial

November

November 9
Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards

November 10
Homecoming Bonfire
Alumni Pavilion

November 11
Golden Eagles 50th Reunion Breakfast
UNT Union

Alumni GameDay Grille
UNT Pavilion

UNT vs. UTEP
Apogee Stadium

November 25
UNT vs. Rice Tailgate
Houston

UNT News Briefs

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism announces biography fellowship recipient

Best-selling author and journalist Julia Flynn Siler has been awarded the 2017 Mayborn Fellowship in Biography from University of North Texas’ Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism.

Click here to read the full story.


UNT demonstrates first ever drone provided cell service for disaster response

When disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes strike, they often take down the technology emergency workers desperately need to keep in contact — cellphone service. Now a professor at the University of North Texas is working to make sure those first responders can get that vital access through an airborne communication system.

Click here to read the full story.

Colleges and Schools Highlights

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Highlights

College of Health and Public Service

UNT emergency management researchers to study factors for recovery after disaster Faculty members Laura Siebeneck and Ronald Schumann and graduate student Britt-Janet Kuenanz will speak with New Jersey residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy to determine what factors led to them returning to their communities.

Texas ranch helping trauma survivors gets needed help from UNT class  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.

UNT Speech and Hearing Center offers reading program for students in second to seventh grades After a successful after-school program its first semester, the reading clinic will be offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings this summer for nine weeks, beginning Tuesday, June 13. Registration is now open.

 

College of Music

UNT College of Music jazz students win five ‘DownBeat’ Student Music Awards Jazz students, faculty and ensembles from the University of North Texas College of Music have been honored by the national jazz and blues magazine “Downbeat” with a total of five 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.

UNT College of Music names Undergraduate Presser Scholar Maggie Ng, an oboe music performance student from Plano, has been named the University of North Texas College of Music’s 2017-18 Presser Scholar and recipient of a $4,000 Presser scholarship.

UNT College of Music doctoral student awarded $25,000 fellowship Andrea Recek, a University of North Texas College of Music doctoral student in musicology, has been awarded the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies.

 

College of Business

Logistics entrepreneur launches UNT fundraising challenge A big fundraising challenge is underway for the University of North Texas logistics program thanks to William “Bill” LaMothe, PGL chairman of the board.

Google, Facebook, Amazon headquarters give UNT students peek at digital operations A “dream trip” hosted through the University of North Texas is giving students the chance to experience major retail and digital operations up close.

 

College of Education

UNT doctoral student awarded $20,000 fellowship University of North Texas doctoral student Ana Guadalupe Reyes has been selected for a $20,000 fellowship from the National Board for Certified Counselors. Reyes is a doctoral student in the College of Education counseling program specializing in equine-assisted psychotherapy and LGBTQ+ issues.

 

Athletics

Women’s Basketball Adds Transfer Guard

Plano native and University of the Pacific transfer Callie Owens is joining the North Texas women’s basketball program as announced by Mean Green head coach Jalie Mitchell on Thursday.

The 5-foot-10 guard averaged 5.8 points per game last season as a freshman and made 30 percent of her 3-point attempts. Owens played in 27 games for the Tigers and scored 20 points and had seven rebounds, both season-highs, in a win over Pepperdine.

She scored in double figures six times last year, including 10 points against Marquette.
“You can never have enough players on the roster with Callie’s mentality and character,” Mitchell said. “We are excited to bring another one home and look forward to the leadership, energy and skill that she will bring to our program.”

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Owens will not be allowed to play this coming season but will have three years of eligibility starting in the 2018-19 season.

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