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Join us and support the Mean Green at the Sun Belt Conference Basketball Tournament March 4-8

February 4th, 2011 | Posted in Events

Join the UNT Alumni Association and North Texas Athletics to show your Mean Green pride at the Sun Belt Conference Basketball Tournament in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  The tournament and special events will take place Friday, March 4 through Tuesday, March 8.

Each day the Mean Green will host pre- and post-game gatherings at our Hot Springs Headquarters, Lucky’s Bar & Grill. Additionally, you can show your spirit as we send-off the teams approximately 1 ½ hours prior to tip-offs at the team hotel.

Other special events include:

Friday – March 4th

   • Pep Band Spectacular, Free outdoor Pep Band Concert featuring Sun Belt Schools with free hot
     dogs, popcorn and Coke products
    6:00pm – 8:00, Hill Wheatley Plaza

   • Hot Hoops in Hot Springs Headquarters, Join the Mean Green Nation in Hot Springs as
     Head Coaches Johnny Jones and Shanice Stephens host their pre-tournament radio show live
     and on location at Lucky’s Bar & Grill.
     8:30pm – 10:30, Lucky’s Bar & Grill, 711 Central Ave, Hot Springs
    *Radio Show broadcast time subject to change*

Sunday – March 6th

   • Sun Belt Conference Alumni and Friends Champagne Reception, Alumni and fans from all
     Sun Belt schools are invited to join us for a champagne brunch, so come out with your
     North Texas spirit wear, and support the Mean Green in their quest to become Sun Belt
     Conference Tournament Champions.  Don’t forget to stop by the UNT table in the foyer to receive
     a special giveaway.  Complimentary breakfast and mimosas will be served.  The reception will
     also feature live music.
    10am – 11:30, Hot Springs Convention Center – Horner Hall

Last year, the UNT men’s team went on to win the Tournament. This is something you won’t want to miss! To purchase tickets or reserve hotel accommodations, visit the North Texas Athletic Ticket Office link via or call 940-565-2527 / 1-800-UNT-2366.

Animal Planet host Jeff Corwin to speak as part of UNT Distinguished Lecture Series

February 4th, 2011 | Posted in Events

Jeff Corwin, wildlife biologist, author, and host of Animal Planet’s Corwin’s Quest will speak in the Auditorium at the University of North Texas on February 23 as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. Corwin’s presentation will focus on his views of interactions between humans and animals, feature exotic animals, including mostly snakes and reptiles, and actively involve audience members. For members of the UNT Alumni Association tickets are available for a discounted rate of $10. Tickets for the general public are $15. To purchase tickets and be a part of this unique experience, stop by the Union Information Desk on the third floor of the University Union or call 940-565-3805.

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Career Corner

February 4th, 2011 | Posted in Career Corner

Upcoming Events

February 16 All Majors/Non-Profit and Government Career Fair
9:00am–12:00pm, Coliseum
February 16 Business Career Fair
3:00pm–7:00pm, Coliseum
February 24 College of Engineering
9:00am–12:00pm, Discovery Park
March 14-18 Take flight/Job Shadow Experience
April 8 College of Education
9:00am–1:00pm, Coliseum

For information about upcoming career events go to: or contact Alison Delicati at the UNT Career Center, 940-565-2105 or

Partner Profile – AVIS

February 4th, 2011 | Posted in Partner Profiles

As a member of the University of North Texas Alumni Association you can save up to 25% on every rental whenever you make reservations using AWD# W305600. In addition to special rates, members can enjoy value-added discounts and the latest in technology, products and services to make your car rental experience better than ever. Click here for further information and reservations.

Calendar of Events

February 4th, 2011 | Posted in Events


UNT vs. Western Kentucky – Game Watching Party
Saturday, February 12th 2011 – 2:30 pm (Central)
Fox and Hound – Lewisville, TX 75067

Denton County Days
February 21-22, 2011
Austin, Texas

Sun Belt Conference Basketball Tournament
March 4-8, 2011
Summit Arena in Hot Springs. Arkansas

Official Ring Presentation Ceremony
April 21, 2011
Gateway Ballroom

UNT News Briefs

February 4th, 2011 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT opens environmental research field station in southern Chile
The new Cape Horn Field Station will offer an opportunity for students to work with other students, scientists, and local societies from a different country in order to expand environmental research.

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UNT’s latest fashion exhibit to showcase 1950s style
The free exhibition from the Texas Fashion Collection features iconic 1950s fashions and will be available for viewing through March 25 at UNT’s Fashion on Main located inside the UNT System Building in Dallas.

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Honors College to discuss urban lifestyles at “Great Conversations” dinner
From jazz and politics to wine and archaeology, this year’s annual UNT Honors College fundraising dinner will focus on the advantages of urban lifestyles. Tickets for the March 1 event are $65.

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CNN journalist, actor to give keynote speeches at UNT Equity & Diversity Conference
Soledad O’Brien, host of In America documentary on CNN and Hill Harper, who plays Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on CSI: NY, will be keynote speakers at UNT’s 11th annual Equity & Diversity Conference Feb. 25-26.

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Colleges and Schools Highlights

February 4th, 2011 | Posted in Highlights

College of Education

Inaugural Deion Sanders Golf Classic benefiting the UNT College of Education
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, The Tribute Golf Club, The Colony, Texas

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College of Information

Wendy Beecham, MS’87, Announced College of Information Alum of the Year
Join the College of Information for the annual alumni dinner in conjunction with the Texas Library Association Conference. Thursday April 14, 2011, Marriott Austin Downtown 300 East 4th St. Austin, TX 78701. 6 PM. Wendy Beecham will present “Pearls of Wisdom” from her experience as an executive trainer and CEO of Watermark.
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iConference 2013
Information on iConference  2013 hosted by the College of Information will be forthcoming as available.

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College of Public Affairs & Community Service

MPA Alumni Board Issues Challenge for 100% Participation.  The Alumni Advisory Board for the Master of Public Administration program has called on its nearly 1,000 alumni to achieve something no other UNT group has ever achieved:  100% participation by alumni in a fund raising campaign.  The MPA Board conducts an annual fund raising campaign for the nine scholarship and award funds that it supports.

In his commendation of the MPA alumni association, UNT President Lane Rawlins had this to say:  “Your reputation for supporting UNT is well known in the university and provides a laudable example of what we can achieve when working together. Let me add my endorsement to your Board’s goal of 100% participation in the fund raising campaign in progress through April 15….Thank you for all that you do to help make the MPA program one of the nation’s best.”  Online donations may be made at

College of Visual Arts and Design

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School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management

The Merchandising Board of Governors sponsored 11 students to attend the National Retail Federation’s 100th Conference and Expo in New York over the winter break.  The NRF conference, known as ‘Retail’s Big Show,’ boasted more than 22,000 attendees. The eleven students were selected through a competitive process and were required to attend several pre-conference meetings to maximize their learning experience.

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UNT International

Mr. Tolkunbek Abdygulov, who earned a Master of Public Administration from UNT in 2007 as the recipient of a prestigious Muskie Scholarship, has been named Head of the Economy and Strategic Development Department at the Office of the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic.