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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.

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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

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 ( or 972/816-4647), the MPA program ( or their Website at

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