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Baltic Treasures offers luxurious Summer 2012 get away

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Alumni News

Already thinking about where you will go for vacation next summer?  Get in touch with your adventurous side with a cruise through Scandinavia.

BALTIC TREASURES – OCEANIA CRUISES
Copenhagen to Stockholm (10 nights)

Date: June 8–19, 2012 – Nautica
Price: From $3,999 per person double occupancy (including airfare)

Baltic treasures abound on this magical voyage to some of Northern Europe’s most legendary ports aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Nautica. Discover distant monarchies, Baroque palaces, and stunning harbors as you cruise to Germany, Denmark, Poland, Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Finland. Sail from Copenhagen to the delightful German port of Warnemunde and enjoy its lovely seaside promenade, or take a short drive to see Berlin’s legendary landmarks. Visit historic Rønne, Denmark, before cruising to Gdansk, a Polish city with charming medieval remnants and a shipyard famous as the birthplace of the Solidarity movement. Explore the winding lanes of Visby, Sweden, and its medieval churches, then cruise to Latvia’s capital, Riga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dubbed the “Paris of the Baltics.” In Estonia, admire Tallinn’s beautifully preserved medieval architecture, and then head to St. Petersburg, a city marked by its beautiful palaces and onion-domed cathedrals. Take in Helsinki’s stunning modern architecture before concluding your journey in Stockholm. Create unforgettable memories as you sail the legendary Baltic Sea.

View the brochure for this luxury cruise at http://www.gonext.com/assets/files/BalticTreasuresJUN_08_12P.pdf

Alumni Awards Call for Nominations

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Alumni News

A long-standing university tradition, Alumni Awards is an annual event that recognizes the outstanding achievement, service and support of UNT alumni and friends. Awards are bestowed each spring at a special dinner. We need your assistance in identifying those most deserving of these prestigious honors:

Distinguished Alumni Award

First presented in 1965, this is the university’s most prestigious award. It is given to individuals who have prominence in their profession, thereby reflecting a positive image of UNT.

Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Created in 2011 in the image of the Distinguished Alumni Award, this honor was established to recognize alumni younger than 40 for distinguished career achievement.

Outstanding Alumni Service Award

Originally presented in 1974, this award honors individuals who have provided exceptional volunteer service to UNT.

Ulys Knight Spirit Award

Presented since 1975, this award is given to any individual or group that has made noteworthy efforts to sustain spirit among the UNT family.

The deadline to submit nomination forms is August 1, 2011. Forms should be sent to:

UNT Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Awards Selection Committee
1155 Union Circle 3311250
Denton, TX 76203-5017

For nomination form and complete selection criteria, visit http://www.unt.edu/alumniawards

Career Corner

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Career Corner

Career Center offers summer workshops to benefit alumni

Alumni Mentor Lunch

Wednesday, July 27
UNT Career Center

Interested in mentoring a student? Perhaps, you are already in the Alumni Mentor Database and would like to get more involved! Please join us at the UNT Career Center for an appreciation event and learn more about programs to reconnect to our students in the fall.

CAN’T MAKE IT TO DENTON, TEXAS THAT DAY? NO WORRIES! JOIN US ONLINE!

Easy Steps Prior to the Alumni Mentor Lunch Webinar…

1. Click on www.untlive.horizonwimba.com

2. Run through the “Set up Wizard”- 3 minutes

On the Day of the Event…

1. Click on www.untlive.horizonwimba.com

2. Click on “Participant Login” (no username or password)

3. Scroll down and click on “UNT Career Center”

RSVP your in-person or online attendance to Alison.delicati@unt.edu

Professional Career Institute

The UNT Career Center will be hosting the first annual Professional Career Institute, made possible by a grant from Target. This “beyond the job search” training will take place in a two-day format and is for newly employed or soon to be employed graduates of UNT. Workplace skills and competencies necessary to exceling in a career will be taught by industry and Career Center professionals. Participants must be available for both days of training. There is no cost to participate! Please be watching the Career Center homepage for application materials, or contact Alison Delicati at Alison.delicati@unt.edu for more details!

Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

UNT Career Center

1800 Chestnut Hall

The Alumni Insurance Program

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Partner Profiles

The University of North Texas Alumni Insurance Program is a convenient source of insurance for alumni and their families.  There are a variety of plans available to meet your needs, including GradMed® short-term health insurance – great for new grads and other alumni seeking temporary coverage.

Get more information on these insurance plans by visiting http://www.AlumniInsuranceProgram.com/unt or call American Insurance Administrators at 800-922-1245 weekdays, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Eastern Time.

Calendar of Events

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Events

Highlights

Frank Reaugh: Master of Pastels and the Plains of Texas
July 8, 2011 – October 1, 2011
UNT on the Square

Frank Reaugh: The Art and Legacy of a Texas Painter, is an exhibition sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the UNT College of Arts and Sciences.

TSHA Summer Book Sale
June 7, 2011 – August 31, 2011
Stovall Hall 175

The Texas State Historical Association has commemorative t-shirts and a wide array of book titles exploring the rich history of Texas. Expand your collection with prices starting at $1.

UNT News Briefs

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT names new associate vice president for development

Eileen Moran, with 25 years of professional fundraising experience, has been named the new associate vice president for development.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT earns national award for study abroad campaign

The UNT Office of Global Learning and Experience earned an Innovation in Marketing award for a unified marketing campaign for study abroad and other international education opportunities.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT-generated trees help keep the planet clean

Printing and Distribution Solutions’ eco-friendly practices earned recognition from Trees for the Future, in a citation that notes UNT’s attempts to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide produced by printing equipment.

Click here to read the full story.

Rogers delivers psychology lectures at universities in China, Taiwan

Richard Rogers, Regents professor of psychology, discussed anti-social personality disorders at various universities during a three-week lecture tour through Taiwan and China.

Click here to read the full story.

Colleges and Schools Highlights

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Highlights

College of Education

Professor delivers keynote address at Nordic research conference

Professor Nancy Nelson, Chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration, delivered the keynote address that opened the 2011 Nordic Research Conference on Reading and Writing in Stavanger, Norway. Her address, titled “The Reading-Writing Nexus: Research Directions,” was presented on May 30 to conferees, who included educators and researchers from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The Norwegian hosts were the University of Stavanger, the National Centre for Reading Education and Research and the National Centre for Writing Education and Research. During the three-day conference, which included symposia and papers in four languages, Nelson also conducted a workshop for doctoral students and experienced researchers on “Text Analysis in Reading and Writing Research.”

Alumni elected President-elect of the North American Society for Adlerian Psychology

Dr. Richard E. Watts, distinguished professor and director for Sam Houston State University’s Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Counseling Education, was recently elected President-elect of the North American Society for Adlerian Psychology (NASAP). A doctoral graduate of UNT’s Counselor Education Program (1994), Watts has published three books and more than 40 journal articles and book chapters specifically on Adlerian psychological theory and counseling practice. In addition, he has been invited to teach Adlerian theory and practice in Turkey (2005), Romania (2010) and Switzerland (2011).

The purpose of NASAP is to promote the knowledge, training, and teaching of the core concepts of Adlerian Psychology by:

   • Encouraging research and scientific inquiry in the application of Adlerian Psychology.

   • Expanding the availability of counseling, psychotherapy, parent education and family
     enrichment programs based on Adlerian Psychology.

   • Publishing journals, books and other materials which promote Adlerian Psychology.

   • Developing a network of local and regional organizations across Canada and the United
     States who are affiliated with the Society.

   • Developing and supporting training centers, institutes and other educational opportunities.

   • Networking with other groups, associations, and schools of thought in the field of psychology
     and education.

Adlerian concepts are used creatively today  in education, community programs, business and the arts, as well as in psychology and other mental health programs. For more information about NASAP, go to the following link: http://www.alfredadler.org/

College of Information

Learning Technologies

Alumni from the applied technologies & performance improvement and computer education & cognitive systems – we want to hear from you! Keep in touch with us on facebook.com/untcoi. Our page also includes quick links to all of our social networks! Contact ci-alumni@unt.edu if you have any questions, or just so say hello!

Library and Information Sciences

The Department of Library and Information Sciences participates each year in the Library Journal Placement Survey. The survey provides information on the placement of master’s graduates in positions following the completion of their degree program.

The results of this annual survey are published in the late fall issue of Library Journal. Results provide national data on placements, salaries, and types of positions, programs, employers, and schools of library and information studies.

The heart of the survey is the form for responses from graduates. Your can find the  web-based forms at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LYCSR7G The password for student access is LISgrads. It is case sensitive. 
 
All information is treated confidentially and anonymously. Only aggregate data is published. We have no interest in identifying individuals. For previous reports, click here . The deadline for survey participation is August 12, 2011.

The College of Information appreciates your participation in this crucial industry survey. Feel free to contact us with any questions or to just say hello to your alma mater.

Mayborn School of Journalism

A New Generation

In an era where pundits bemoan the death of journalism and the impossibility of being published, three Mayborn Conference alumni are out to prove them wrong. Brantley Hargrove, Paul Knight and Mike Mooney are living inside their own stories, showing what can be accomplished through determination, hard work, and a little Mayborn magic. Not only are all three veterans of the conference, but they are UNT Mayborn School of Journalism graduates and members of the very first Archer City Writers Workshop.

Brantley Hargrove, one of 2010’s Ten Spurs winners, took the concept of Archer City further than most. He decided to abandon journalism and work as a ranch hand. Eventually, he returned to his first love and became a reporter in Wyoming. Later, he worked for the Village Voice Media newspapers New Times in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and the Nashville Scene. He has recently accepted a position with the Dallas Observer, part of Village Voice Media.

Paul Knight is joining the staff of Texas Monthly. After graduating from UNT, where he spent two years as the editor-in-chief of the North Texas Daily, Paul was burned out and turned his back on journalism. Attending the first Archer City Writers Workshop changed his mind. He became so enthused that he helped George Getschow set up the first Mayborn Conference. Now, he’s back in Texas, living inside the continuing story.

Mike Mooney is one of this year’s conference speakers, an honor bestowed upon him because he can write, and write well. He certainly knows how to live inside the story, engaging in a form of immersion journalism that seems hair-raising. He began at The Dallas Morning News before moving to the Ft. Lauderdale New Times. Like his colleagues, Mike is also returning to Texas, where he will become the first ever staff writer for D Magazine.

School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management

Stephanie Wild Gieselman, a 2010 graduate of UNT’s master’s program in merchandising and director of merchandising for JuJuBelle, delivered the keynote address at the 2011 Fashion Group International (FGI) Career Day. This annual educational outreach program is designed to connect students with opportunities in the lifestyle industries of fashion, beauty, home and retailing. More than 1,200 students attended the event, which featured industry leaders such as Neiman Marcus, JCPenney, VOGUE, American Intercontinental University and Calvin Klein.

Gieselman’s presentation, accompanied by a fashion show and resource fair, highlighted the meteoric success of the direct-selling jewelry company which is headquartered in Denton, Texas. Jessica Kemp, founder, co-owner, and 2006 graduate of UNT’s home furnishings merchandising program, is the visionary behind the product concept of interchangeable fashion jewelry, offering unlimited ways to create new and exciting looks for customers.

In less than 10 months, the company has grown from 20 recruits to 104 independent consultants in 12 states. Joined by two business partners, Maureen Morphew and Brenda Wells, Kemp inspires passion in all of her consultants. “We empower women to define their freedom through their ability to customize products,” says Kemp.

Beyond good design, JuJuBelle’s success is grounded in sound merchandising principles. Gieselman brings to the mix more than 10 years of retail experience holding buying/product development positions with Michaels, Sally Beauty and Wisteria.  Her current responsibilities with JuJuBelle include inventory control and planning, sourcing and product development, and talent management. 

Gieselman is motivated by JuJuBelle’s innovative and challenging business model. “I am continually inspired by the product concept and the unlimited opportunities for professional advancement,” says Gieselman. “We have a wonderful message and opportunity for students who want to chart their own future.” For these two UNT graduates, there is one simple mantra for success; Get Your JuJu On!

Toulouse Graduate School

Toulouse Graduate School hosts Summer Research Seminar

The Toulouse Graduate School hosted a week-long Summer Research Seminar in June for 22 advanced undergraduates interested in research and attending graduate school. The participants, including Texas and area states current McNair scholars, attended lectures by UNT faculty on the importance of research, research methods and ethics in research and other topics, and visited with faculty in their research areas.  Cultural activities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area added to the event introducing some to their very first art exhibit and major league baseball game.

Watch the football season ticket commercial featuring Mean Joe Greene!

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Athletics