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Alumni Awards

March 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Alumni News

Join us April 15

Each Spring the UNT Alumni Association celebrates the achievements of alumni and friends of the university with an annual Alumni Awards Dinner. New this year, UNT is now recognizing the success of young alums (those 40 and under) through the Distinguished Young Alumna/Alumnus.

This year’s recipients include:

Ben T. Morris (’67)
John (’72) and Lindy (’72) Rydman
Distinguished Alumni Award

Rosalyn Reades (’02)
Distinguished Young Alumni

Margaret Irby Nichols (’45)
Outstanding Service Award

Jim Bezdek (’50)
Ulys Knight Spirit Award

Join us in celebrating their achievements at the Alumni Awards Dinner at 7 p.m. on April 15 at the Gateway Center Ballroom. Black tie is optional. Please RSVP to 940-565-4852 no later than April 6.

For more information on how you can attend to dinner, or nominate someone in the future, visit or contact the alumni association at or 940-565-2834.

Alumni Association to sponsor UNT’s LeaderShape Institute

March 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Alumni News

UNT’s alumni association is helping 65 students attend the first LeaderShape Institute to be held May 15-20 at the Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center. The LeaderShape Institute is a nationally recognized program and is designed to help students to improve leadership skills, help make a change on campus and in the community, and help lead with integrity and high ethical standards.

For more information on the LeaderShape Institute, contact Amy Simon at the Center for Leadership & Service at or (940) 565-3694.


Career Corner

March 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Career Corner

Interview Days

The UNT Career Center is excited to once again host a series of Industry Interview Days throughout the course of the semester for employers with hiring needs. Please spread the word to the hiring managers within your companies as students love the opportunity to connect with companies where our alumni work!


Employers are invited to conduct 30 minute interviews of students with various majors and/or experiences for part-time, internship or full-time positions related to particular industries. 
If you live outside the DFW area and travel is an issue, we now have the option for Virtual Interviews via Skype (Employers must have computer-installed cameras for this option).

Space is limited!

Journalism & Media Industry Interview Day                 March 25th

Marketing Industry Interview Day                                March 29th

Logistics Industry Interview Day                                  April 1st

Government & Non-Profit Industry Interview Day        April 8th

Management Industry Interview Day                           April 18th

To learn more or to reserve your company’s participation, please contact the Career Center at 940-565-2705.

Partner Profile

March 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Partner Profiles

Alumni Preferred Partners

The UNT Alumni Association has launched a program to help alumni and students save money at area restaurants and retailers, online discounts. The programs, Alumni Preferred Partners and Student Savings Club, are available now to all UNT students and alumni at no cost. Discounts are redeemed by showing a valid alumni member card or college ID when making a purchase.  Some discounts require a coupon or online code, which are available from the programs’ websites.  The Student Savings Club also includes many national and online discounts that students receive as cash back on an existing debit or credit card.  Cash back discounts are only available for students.

Alumni Preferred Partners

Student Savings Club

Calendar of Events

March 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Events

Alumni Awards
April 15, 2011
Gateway Ballroom

Spring Football Game
April 16, 2011
C. H. Collins Stadium

Official Ring Presentation Ceremony
April 21, 2011
Gateway Ballroom

Commencement Ceremonies
May 13-14, 2011
UNT Coliseum

UNT News Briefs

March 2nd, 2011 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT alumna earns Oscar nomination
Marian Brock (’05) played the lead actress in God of Love which is nominated for Best Live Action Short and is already critically acclaimed.

Click here to read the full story.

Funding cuts “sobering,” but UNT is prepared
President Rawlins reassures students and faculty that UNT is committed and will survive the state budget cuts.

Click here to read the full story.

Emerald Eagle Scholars partner with Children’s Defense Fund
The two programs will work together to promote higher education opportunities for young people in Texas.

Click here to read the full story.

Colleges and Schools Highlights

March 1st, 2011 | Posted in Highlights

Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning

Join Emeritus professor, David Kesterson, on a historical tour of Hannibal, MO, the boyhood hometown of Mark Twain.

Twain’s stories come alive upon visiting the banks of the Mississippi River, his boyhood home, the museums dedicated in his honor and many other attractions.  Hannibal is the setting of Twain’s books, Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Many of the historical sites around the area relate to the places depicted in his stories.

For more information and to register for this trip, please click on

Deadline to register for this trip is March 21st.

College of Business

College of Business Alumna Funds Accounting Scholarship

Emily Mauzy, a 2006 graduate, hopes to make a difference in the life of a student

Emily Mauzy, a 2006 graduate of the Master of Science program in Tax Accounting, is one of the most recent alumni to pledge scholarship money for current College of Business students.  Emily, who is employed with PwC (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers), believes strongly in supporting her alma mater.

“While writing thank you letters to the donors of the scholarships I received, I often wondered if they knew exactly how much it meant to me,” Mauzy said. “Not only did these scholarships help ease the financial burden of my higher education, they filled me with a sense of accomplishment and motivated me to do my best. In my opinion, the best way to thank these donors is to give back to the next generation of students in hopes that someday they will do the same.”

At 27 years old, Mauzy is proof that it is never too early to start giving back.  For more information on giving back to the College of Business, visit

College of Education

Register Today for the International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting held at University of North Texas, Denton, Texas on March 17-18, 2011.

“Changing Families in a Changing World”
University of North Texas Center for Parent Education

2011 Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Pauline Boss
University of Minnesota
Author of Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief

For more information and to register, go to

The autism program is now accepting applications for a new cohort of students for Fall 2011 through a grant-funded master’s program called Project DART for those who work with autism within rural schools in the state. 

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College of Public Affairs & Community Service

Masonic Home director, and UNT applied gerontology grad, Shawn Sullivan was chosen for secretary of aging

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College of Visual Arts and Design

President and Mrs. V. Lane Rawlins celebrated the holidays with a reception for three students whose artistic efforts earned a cash award in the newly established president’s holiday card design contest

Winners are:

   • First-place – Zach Weihrich, interior design, $250
   • Second-place – Yandira Tenorio, visual arts and watercolor, $150
   • Third-place – Laura Russell, communication design, $100

In what will become an annual contest, Rawlins and his wife, Mary Jo, invited UNT students to submit designs for the holiday card that is sent from the president to the UNT community and to peers around the nation.

The e-mailed card and video was sent to the campus community Dec. 9.  Weihrich’s handcrafted design was used as the basis for this year’s holiday card. Weihrich gave his framed original artwork to Rawlins.

School of  Merchandising and Hospitality Management

Surf it, scroll it, click it, buy it, UNT merchandising graduates find passion in online marketing space.

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2011 Green & White Spring Football Game

Saturday April 16th April 15th – Kickoff 1pm

C. H. Collins Stadium (Denton ISD)

North Texas Head Football Coach Dan McCarney will host the Mean Green’s annual Green and White Spring Game on Saturday April 16th at 1pm at Denton ISD’s C.H. Collins Stadium.  The spring game is the finale of the 2011 spring practice season which begins March 23rd.  The Green and White game is an excellent opportunity for fans, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the university to preview the 2011 North Texas football team and new head coach Dan McCarney.  Admission to the event is free.

This is one of a few opportunities for fans to see Coach McCarney’s team in a full scrimmage format during the spring as fans anticipate the opening of the New Mean Green Stadium on September 10, 2011 when North Texas Football hosts Houston.  Deposits for tickets to the 2011 fall football season are currently being accepted through the athletic ticket office.  Ticketing options start at $100, with reserved sideline seating at $150 per ticket.   Deposits can be made by visiting or by contacting the athletic ticket office at 1- 800-UNT-2366.

Join Shanice Stephens in June for UNT Basketball Camp

QUESTIONS ABOUT CAMP? Call Christy Clewell at 940-565-4666 or email