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Alumni Recognition Tassel Program Launches

May 10th, 2012 | Posted in Alumni News

The UNT Alumni Association is partnering with Jostens to recognize the newest members of the UNT Alumni Association. The Alumni Recognition Tassel provides an opportunity for graduating seniors to show off their mean green class spirit and get recognition at commencement.

All a graduate has to do is complete the GRADitude form found in their graduation packet. By filling out the form, each student signs over a $10 property damage deposit that they paid as part of their tuition during their first semester at UNT. In return, each student receives a year of full membership and benefits from the UNT Alumni Association.

Additionally, students become eligible to purchase the official Alumni Recognition Tassel to wear at graduation instead of the standard black tassel sold in the UNT bookstore. Each tassel features the school colors of green and white, the official UNT alumni Association logo, and the graduate’s class year. Each tassel sells for the price that corresponds to the class year. Thus, the tassels cost $20.12 this year.

After graduation, the tassel can be used to adorn diploma frames and display the graduate’s connection to their alumni association and alma mater.

Call for 2013 Alumni Awards Nominations

May 10th, 2012 | 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.

Nominate someone you know for one or more of the following:

Distinguished Alumni Award

First presented in 1965, this is the university’s most prestigious award. It is given to individuals who have achieved 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 young alumni under the age of 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 2013 Alumni Awards Dinner will be Friday, February 22, 2013 at Apogee Stadium. For more information about the awards or past recipients, visit

Career Corner

May 10th, 2012 | Posted in Career Corner, Uncategorized

Career Center Home

Mynavi Global Career Expo 2012

This summer we are having job fairs in 3 different cities in Japan: Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya! These job fairs are:

  • Specifically designed for Japanese speaking bilinguals
  • Mainly for entry level positions (recent graduates also welcome)

Mynavi Global Career Expo 2012:

6/23 & 24: Tokyo

6/27: Osaka

7/2: Nagoya

Partner Profile

May 10th, 2012 | Posted in Partner Profiles

UNT alumni have the opportunity to choose Energy Plus®, a retail energy provider, to earn a sign-up bonus and cash back rewards on something they use everyday—electricity.  You’ll receive a $25 Activation Bonus just for signing up and you’ll earn 3% Cash Back on the supply portion of your electric bill every year.  Energy Plus offers a month-to-month variable rate plan where you are not locked into a long-term commitment.  CLICK HERE or call 877-770-3373 and mention Offer Code “UNT-5514” to inquire today.

Calendar of Events

May 10th, 2012 | Posted in Events


UNT Grandparents University
June 21-22
UNT Campus

Grandparents  University gives multi-generational families the opportunity to experience college life together during the summer.  It is also an optimal time to help alumni and other adults supportive of the UNT mission to become re-acquainted with the campus and to introduce their grandchildren to the many learning opportunities available at UNT. Grandparents (or other special adults) and grandchildren (ages 7-12) can earn a Grandparents University® degree by “majoring” in two topics. Participants have the opportunity to spend the night in a UNT dorm and to experience college life.
Visit to register and learn more about what classes are being offered this year.

UNT News Briefs

May 10th, 2012 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

May graduate wins NCAA Women’s Enhancement Scholarship

Sarah Willey was one of 13 students to receive the $6,000 scholarship to put toward her first year of postgraduate studies.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT to plan for becoming a smoke-free campus starting January 2013

The university would join more than 700 universities or colleges in the U.S. that have taken the steps towards being smoke-free.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT student wins $10,000 Philanthropic Educational Organization International Peace Scholarship

Graduate student Monica Gastelumendi who is pursueing a master of music degree in jazz studies plans to return to Peru to expand a nonprofit music organization.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT hosts Korean university delegates to explore student transfer partnership

Delegates from South Korea’s Joongbu University and officials from UNT are examining the possibility of an undergraduate transfer partnership, directing well-qualified Korean students into UNT degree programs.

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Colleges and Schools Highlights

May 10th, 2012 | Posted in Highlights

College of Information

Come meet other alumni, faculty, and students from the first cohort of the distributed Learning Technologies PhD Program at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference

Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown
Hotel PFC Atrium
601 Pacific Highway, San Diego, California
(619) 233-9922

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
R.S.V.P. to
 or (940) 369-8087

Stephanie Fulton receives alumni award

Each year, the University of North Texas’ College of Information Alumni Society nominates candidates for the Alumni of the Year award. This year the award went to Stephanie Fulton, executive director of the Research Medical Library.

Fulton received her Master of Library Science from UNT and has been involved in the Department of Library and Information Sciences ever since. She has served as an adjunct faculty member, as a member of the department’s Board of Advisors and has been active in the department’s Houston program.

On April 19th, at an alumni gathering of more than 130 people at Minute Maid Park, Oliver Bogler, Ph.D., senior vice president for Academic Affairs, introduced Fulton and highlighted her contributions at MD Anderson. Ana Cleveland, Ph.D., and director of UNT’s Houston Program, talked about Fulton’s contributions to the program and her time as a student.

College of Music

Current College of Music/student accomplishments

  • UNT received the most Downbeat Student Music awards of any other institution in the country.  These awards are considered the most prestigious honor in jazz education.
  • UNT’s Opera program earned first place in the National Opera Association’s Opera Production Competition in Division V – the highest division among conservatory and university programs – for its production of Marc Blitzstein’s Regina.
  • UNT Collegium Singers (Richard Sparks, conductor) have been awarded an Early Music America grant to perform at the Berkeley Early Music Festival in June.
  • Laura Krumm has been selected for a prestigious Adler Fellowship with the San Francisco Opera.
  • Monica Gastelumendi, graduate student in Jazz Studies, has won a $10,000 Philanthropic Educational Organization International Peace Scholarship.
  • Carlos Daniel Flores, senior student of Jesse Eschbach, won first prize in the 41st annual Hall Organ Competition in San Antonio.

Alumni Accomplishments

  • Soprano Latonia Moore, UNT College of Music student of Dr. Pattye Johnstone in the late 1990’s, made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as AIDA in March.
  • Matthew Wilshire (BM/BME 2011) was appointed tubist with the American Wind Symphony and will tour with the AWSO this summer.

College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Department of Behavior Analysis Dinner

Alumni and Friends are invited to join the UNT President, V. Lane Rawlins in recognizing UNT’s Department of Behavior Analysis 2012 Award of Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis

May 27, 2012
Sheraton Hotel
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, Washington
7:00 pm

Alumni Accomplishments

  • Sean Hughes, North Richland Hills fire department veteran and the city’s emergency management coordinator has been named fire chief of Cooperas Cove in Central Texas.
  • Sociology Alum Leads PA School Library Study Dr. Keith Curry Lance (’84) is the lead researcher for a 2011-12 National Leadership Grant study funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Assessing the Infrastructure Needs of 21st Century School Library Programs is a joint venture of the HS Library Consortium, the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, and the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania.  Lance and his RSL Research Group colleagues have conducted 14 of the 26 quantitative statewide studies of school library impact conducted since 2000.  A frequent speaker at state, national, and international conferences, Lance was a featured speaker at the 2002 White House Conference on School Libraries.

Mayborn School of Journalism

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference

The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, now in its eighth year, will explore the myriad ways in which storytellers crisscross the murky terrain between fiction, nonfiction and other genres. Speakers include Luis Alberto Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist who has been published extensively in all genres, including poetry; Richard Rhodes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and editor of 26 works of fiction, history, biography and memoir; Isabel Wilkerson, the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize; Debby Applegate, a Pulitzer Prize winning biographer; Tom Junod, Writer-At-Large for Esquire; Jeanne Marie Laskas, a bestselling nonfiction author and journalist whose narratives in GQ, Esquire and other magazines capture the voice of her subjects more adroitly than a ventriloquist; Alisa Valdes, a former staff writer for the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times, who has become a bestselling novelist; and many more nationally acclaimed storytellers. The conference, held in Grapevine, TX, sponsors a national writing competition that awards $15,000 in cash prizes and publication in its renowned literary journal, “Ten Spurs,” for the best essays and narratives submitted to the conference. It also offers cash awards and a book publishing contract for the three best manuscript submissions. For more information and to register, go to:

North Texas Moves to Conference USA Starting in the 2013 Season!

May 10th, 2012 | Posted in Athletics

Watch the announcement from Rick Villareal.