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Fund Scholarships by Showing Your Pride

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Alumni News

Purchase a UNT-branded license plate to fund scholarships and show you are part of the Mean Green Nation! Punctuate your pride with a personalized plate and give more to UNT scholarships. The amount of customization you choose determines your cost and how much you’ll give — the more you customize the more you’ll give!

ORDERING IS EASY

Go to www.myplates.com/go/unt , click on the UNT design, and then choose the level of personalization you want. Your plate will arrive at your county tax office for pick-up in about three weeks.

Choose multiple-year options to save on annual costs and give more to scholarships. Find all the details at www.myplates.com/faq.aspx.

Promise of Prominence

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Alumni News

In celebration of what could turn out to be an exciting season of Mean Green Basketball, the Denton Chapter of the UNT Alumni Association has released the “Promise of Prominence” commemorative coin. This coin, like the Apogee Stadium coin, celebrates the commitment that North Texas has made to the increase the stature of the athletic programs. The proceeds from the sale of the coins will be used for student scholarships at the University of North Texas.

Click here to download the order form.

2011 Alumni Association Ornament

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Alumni News

This year’s ornament highlights the inaugural season of UNT’s Apogee Stadium, incorporating the limited-edition initial stadium logo trimmed in 24-carat gold. Collecting the ornaments is a good way to remember your alma mater and show your UNT pride. They also make memorable gifts for the Mean Green alumni in your life.

Order your ornament today!
Quantities are limited.

Career Corner

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized

Greetings from the UNT Career Center!

All of UNT’s major career fairs are now open for registration via the Eagle Network. The major industry interview days will be available via the Eagle Network by week’s end. Information is attached here.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Career Center with any questions at the number listed below.

Career Center
940-656-2705

Partner Profile

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Partner Profiles
We have several EXCLUSIVE time-limited discounts & great new deals for UNT Alumni members!

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SAVE 15% and FREE shipping on all orders. Expires:12-31-2011.

Barnes & Noble
SAVE 10%. Expires: 12-31-2011.
Unbeatable Sale – $15 OFF $100 or More. Expires: 12-31-2011.

*Delicious Deal: Ghirardelli
SAVE 16%

UltraFragrances.com
10% OFF

Go to our UNT Alumni Preferred Partners website to see the complete offer details and to take advantage of these great deals!

Calendar of Events

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Events

Highlights

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

The University of North Texas is proud to be the first Texas host of the world traveled, 10-year exhibition Places & Spaces: Mapping Science. 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. Each year, 10 new maps are added which will result in a total of 100 maps by 2014. UNT is proud to host the world premier of the 7th iteration of maps, Science Maps as Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries.

 

Laying the Foundation: UNT Art Faculty, 1890-1970
December 2 – February 11
9am-Noon, 1pm-5pm Mondays- Fridays; 11am-3pm Saturdays
UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St.

The exhibition explores the roots of the visual arts program at UNT, looking at art works from early faculty members who provided the foundation for UNT’s award-winning art programs. The exhibition is sponsored by the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts and the College of Visual Arts and Design.

UNT News Briefs

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

Grant to help UNT donate books, expand early childhood literacy

A more than $91,000 grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board will help UNT donate 12,000 new books over the next year through UNT’s Success for Life through Reading program.

Click here to read the full story.

11 volleyball players earn SBC academic honor

The North Texas volleyball team excelled in the classroom as well as on the court this year with 11 players honored by the Sun Belt on their Academic Honor Roll and Commissioner’s List.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT’s student-run television station wins three awards for its original programming
NtTV received three 2011 EMPixx awards which aim to recognize excellence in the production of “Moving Pixels.”

Click here to read the full story.

Colleges and Schools Highlights

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Highlights

College of Education

National award given to educational administration students

Robert Bostic

Lisa Young

Southwest Securities/UNT Superintendent Certification Program students Robert Bostic and Lisa Young have been named recipients of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Educational Administration Scholarship. They were two of only seven awardees nationally, each receiving $2,500, and will be presented with an award and their scholarship at the 2012 National Conference on Education (NCE) in Houston, TX in February, 2012.

Bostic, current director of technology for the Denton ISD, states that he is “humbled by this award.” Young, coordinator for 21st century learning and professional development for Southlake Carroll ISD, thanks the AASA for “offering this generous award and to my UNT professors for nominating me.” Young believes that being part of the UNT superintendent cohort has provided her a support for all of her educational and career endeavors. She stated, “I ask the cohort’s opinions, share my concerns and hear about their experiences. This program has provided me with friends who are genuine, intelligent and helpful.”

Congratulations to these outstanding individuals.

College of Information

All UNT LIS alumni and students are invited to a Meet & Greet during the ALA Midwinter in Dallas! More information on the event is below.

Omni Hotel, The Owner’s Box – Sports Bar and Café (hotel is adjacent to the Convention Center)

Saturday, January 21, 2012
5:30-7:00pm

There are Happy Hour specials until 7 pm.

If you are not attending ALA Midwinter but still want to attend the Meet & Greet, there is general parking across the street from the Omni Hotel.

Look for the UNT sign that will be pointing you in the right direction of the event.

After 6:00pm guests must be 21 to enter.

The Owner’s Box Address:
555 S. Lamar
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 744-6664

College of Public Affairs and Community Service

An invitation to Alumni & Friends of the Department of Behavior Analysis…

Join University of North Texas President V. Lane Rawlins and the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis in Seattle, Washington on May 26, 2012 to recognize the selection of UNT’s Department of Behavior Analysis for the 2012 Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis Award.  The Department is pleased to announce an “Alumni & Friends Dinner” Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle (ABAI Program hotel).  The dinner will be followed immediately by the UNT Department of Behavior Analysis Reunion and Awards Celebration.  We’ll be contacting you with more details as they develop.

This extremely prestigious award is presented to the “leaders in the field of Behavior Analysis” and you may learn more by visiting this website: http://www.abainternational.org/saba/index.asp.

For more information, to sponsor a table, or to get more involved, please contact Carla Smith (carla.smith@unt.edu).

College of Visual Arts and Design

Two UNT students, Marta Caceres and Elizabeth Barron, earned second place in the 2011 Student Design Competition presented by the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Caceres, a senior from El Salvador, earned the second-place award in the hospitality design category for designing floor plans for Tropical Paradise, a tropical-inspired restaurant within a hotel. Barron, a senior from Plano, won second place in the residential design category for designing a residential space from a barn structure using the concept of a weathervane. After working in the business field for 14 years, Barron decided to return to school to pursue a degree in interior design. Both students received a trophy, a complimentary Student Profile for one year on the ASID Texas Chapter website, and will be recognized in the ASID Texas Chapter quarterly newsletter, Design Texas.

Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Spike Johnson, a May 2011 graduate of the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, and native of England, took first prize in the International Picture Story category of the College Photographer of the Year contest for his intimate portrayal of a Texas survivalist militia.   This is the premiere photo competition for college undergraduate and graduate student photographers and is the first prize for the Mayborn School of Journalism. http://cpoy.org/index.php?s=WinningImages&yr=66&c=236&p=1.0.

Johnson now lives and works in London. His most recent project was to photograph and write about Dale Farm, the largest illegal Travelers’ camp in the United Kingdom. Johnson’s website features photos from Texas and beyond:  http://spike.photoshelter.com/gallery-list.