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March 8th, 2012 Posted in Highlights

College of Information

The College of Information sponsors a monthly Colloquium Series at which renowned researchers and professionals address topics of interest to our students and faculty. Our Colloquium Series nurtures the community of scholars and provides opportunities for faculty and students to engage in the scholarly and research life of the College. For more information visit

College of Music

Two recordings by UNT jazz alumni were nominated for “Jazz Recording of the Year” by the East Coast Music Association, a non-profit that supports the music of Atlantic Canada: Jake Hanlon (with Graham Richards, Colin Hinton and Ryan Hagler–all UNT alumni) and Paul Tynan (and UNT alumnus Fred Kennedy), for Ocean Sounds Quartet – Live at Ship’s Company Theatre. Both are UNT M.M. (Jazz Studies) alumni now teaching on the faculty of St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada. The awards ceremony is April 15th, 2012.

College of Public Affairs and Community Service

50th Aniversary Grand Gala
Master of Public Administration
University of North Texas
Honorary Chair: Jim Starr

Casino Night

Saturday, April 28, 7:00p – 11:00p

Hurst Conference Center
1601 Campus Drive
Business Formal – Black Tie encouraged
$35 per person/$50 per couple
For reservation information
940-565-2165 or

Mayborn School of Journalism

Spike Johnson:

Immersed inside a rebel group in England and the mosques that they target, Mayborn alum and photojournalist/writer Spike Johnson brings the story of Mosquebusters to life in his February 2012 article for Foreign Policy magazine. Not only did Spike report on this gripping UK subset, he produced the thought-provoking accompanying photos. Multi-talented individuals? That’s what the Mayborn is all about.

Using his lens as an “in,” Spike gathers inside information on the “new wave of anti-Islamic campaigners in England,” and writes a powerful account of the world inside this anti-Islamic group and the effects they are having on mosques throughout England.

Stories like this are often the most risky but most rewarding for journalists, and Spike is in the thick of it. Armed with a graduate degree from the Mayborn, Spike tackles the big issues, becoming part of the rebellious group before daringly visiting the mosques at the center of the struggle.

This is important. This is world changing. This is totally Spike.

Toulouse Graduate School

UNT Hosts Annual Lone Star Graduate Diversity Colloquium

The Lone Star Graduate Diversity Colloquium (LSGDC) is an annual event that provides information about graduate study to diverse populations who are traditionally under-represented in graduate education. Each year, a different Texas university hosts the event, and the University of North Texas (UNT) Toulouse Graduate School was selected to host this year’s LSGDC on March 30-31 at the UNT campus. With support from UNT’s Office of the Provost and Office of Equity and Diversity, the event will feature presentations by graduate education experts and a recruitment fair with representatives from colleges and universities throughout the state.  UNT is piloting a virtual component for this year’s event that will video conference to five satellite locations attracting students that may be unable to travel to the live conference.  UT-San Antonio, UT-El Paso, Texas Tech, and the University of Houston-Downtown will host students as the satellite campuses.

The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about attending graduate school.  You can find out more information at or contact Dana Mordecai at 940.369.7387.

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