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UNT’s Apogee Stadium Nation’s First LEED Platinum Collegiate Stadium

November 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Alumni News

The United States Green Building Council has awarded the University of North Texas’ Apogee Stadium a LEED Platinum Certification, making it the first collegiate football stadium in the nation to receive the highest level of LEED certification. With features that reduce water and energy consumption, promote sustainable and recycled materials, improve indoor environmental quality, and enhance the site and its surroundings, the stadium was designed with sustainability at the forefront of the planning process. Apogee Stadium will achieve another first in December when three wind turbines that will feed the electrical grid that powers the stadium are completed.

For a closer look at all the details of the sustainable design of Apogee Stadium, visit http://web3.unt.edu/news/story.cfm?story=12353

Career Corner

November 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Career Corner

Homecoming 2011

Thank you to all of the corporate sponsors that participated in the UNT Career Center “Scrappy Goes to Work” cake decorating contest! Cakes were judged on use of theme, taste, difficulty of techniques, and overall appearance. Congratulations to NV Cupcakes of Corinth for winning first place, Sweet Cakes for winning second place and Hyatt Regency DFW for winning third place! Their cakes are shown below.

Mentor Match

Career Mentor Match is a database of alumni who have volunteered to assist UNT students with career development questions. Students will select mentors that share similar career, academic and/or cultural interests.  By sharing accomplishments, insights and connections, a career mentor can help open important doors for professional growth and networking.
To join the Mentor Database, create a profile at the link below:
https://www.myinterfase.com/unt_eaglenetwork/mentor/

Take Flight

Connect with UNT Students Over Spring Break (March 19-23)!

Sign up to be a Take Flight/Job Shadow Host.  Take Flight has been designed to assist students in their career exploration and development by matching them with hosts working in a career field of interest. Students that participate in Take Flight will be able to:

   • Determine how this experience fits in with their career development plan

   • Clarifies their career goals and assess if this is a career that they wish to pursue

   • Develop a better understanding of all aspects involved in a job. Students can observe not only
     job characteristics and responsibilities, but also what each profession requires on a day-to-day
     basis.

Take Flight/Job Shadow Host Role:

   • Provide students with a safe learning environment focusing on career exploration

   • Prepare a schedule of activities for the student(s)

   • Complete an online survey after the job shadow

Partner Profile

November 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Partner Profiles

Join in the tradition and frame your University of North Texas diploma! Beautifully crafted, made-in-the USA diploma frames featuring museum-quality matting and framing materials just for you on behalf of the University of North Texas Alumni Association in partnership with Church Hill Classics.

Calendar of Events

November 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Events

Highlights

UNT Fine Art Series: Sarah Vowell
November 9, 8pm
Silver Eagle Suite

Sarah Vowell is the New York Times’ bestselling author of six nonfiction books on American history and culture. By examining the connections between the American past and present, she offers personal, often humorous accounts of everything from presidents and their assassins to colonial religious fanatics, as well as thoughts on American Indians, utopian dreamers, pop music and the odd cranky cartographer.

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science
Now through January 24, 2012
Discovery Park

Funded in part by the National Science Foundation, Places & Spaces is meant to inspire a cross disciplinary discussion on how to track and communicate scientific progress on a global scale. At the UNT exhibit, you will discover power of maps to navigate and make sense of physical places and abstract topic spaces. The exhibit consists of 70 science maps, 3 globes, and an illuminated diagram display.

UNT News Briefs

November 3rd, 2011 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

Maple Hall’s vegan meals garner national attention
UNT Dining Services revamped menus and dining areas to create a variety of options for students and gained national attention during the process.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT forms partnership with Chinese research institution to study green building
UNT has signed a memorandum of understanding with Future House Real Estate Co. Ltd. to research and promote green building technologies.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT music students win state and national flute competitions
Sarah Tran won first place at the 39th Annual National Flute Association Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition while Chao Wang won third place at the National Flute Association competition.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT senior named finalist in international Adobe competition
Brady Jackson has been named a finalist in the mobile design category in the International Adobe Achievement Awards.

Click here to read the full story.

Colleges and Schools Highlights

November 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Highlights

College of Education

Educational Psychology students attend CCBD conference

Dr. Lyndal M. Bullock and his past and current students attended the 50th Anniversary of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) in New Orleans, LA. CCBD is dedicated to supporting the professional development and enhancing the expertise of those who work on behalf of children with challenging behavior and their families. It is a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). At the September, 2011 CCBD International Conference, hundreds of educators came together to celebrate 50 Years of Advocacy, Education and Professional Development in behavior disorders.

New playground for the Child Development Lab

College of Education dean, Dr. Jerry R. Thomas, engaged in a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 29 with UNT’s youngest students, who attend the COE’s Child Development Laboratory (CDL). The CDL provides a high quality preschool program and serves as a model to others in the metroplex as well as the state. The facility includes early childhood classrooms and observation areas where students may observe and practice appropriate guidance techniques, plan and implement curriculum based on the developmental needs of young children and collect data. The ribbon cutting occasion celebrated the opening of the children’s new playground.

College of Information

UNT to offer online doctoral degree in educational computing 


UNT Department of Learning Technologies has expanded its doctoral degree program to include an online degree option in response to corporate and educational institutions’ needs for experts in the areas of digital instruction and instructional technology.

Sign up for our online Call Number Alumni magazine, email ci-alumni@unt.edu.

College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Davenport receives Eagle Feather honor

Beverly Davenport, a member of the Department of Anthropology, received The Eagle Feather Mentor of the Year 2011 award at the annual Eagle Feather reception. Davenport served as a mentor to Khalia Nicole Grady for her research article called “The Sounds of Identity: A Case Study on Mexican American College Students in Texas.” The Eagle Feather 2011 is available at https://Honors.unt.edu.

MPA Program celebrates its 50th anniversary

The Master of Public Administration program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a yearlong series of events.  Honorary co-chairs of the celebration are Dr. Charldean Newell, who is a retired Regents Professor and administrator at UNT for 37 years, and Dr. Chet Newland, who was chair of the Department of Government from 1963 to 1966 during the early years of the MPA program.

The 50th Anniversary Planning Committee, made up of 50 MPA alumni and chaired by Kimberly Tolbert, has planned a celebratory event for each month of the academic year. In September 46 alumni met for the annual dinner at the International City/County Management Conference in Milwaukee. On October 22, alumni assembled for a Tailgate Party and the UNT Homecoming game. On November 19, the committee is hosting a delegation for the National Family Volunteer Day.  And on December 3, the Public Administration Student Association will be hosting an annual holiday party at the Addison Town Hall.

For more information, please contact Marie Watts (mariealexandra.watts@yahoo.com or 972/816-4647), the MPA program (mpa@unt.edu) or their Website at www.padm.unt.edu.

A Behind-the-scenes Look at Mean Green Basketball

November 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Athletics