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Alumni Excursions

May 13th, 2013 | Posted in Alumni News

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GREEK ISLES ODYSSEY – OCEANIA CRUISES
Athens to Istanbul (7 nights)
Date:    May 14–22, 2014   Riviera
Price:    From $2,499 per person double occupancy (Airfare included)

RS221_Rhodes_Greece-scrDiscover incredible ancient wonders on this Aegean odyssey from Athens to Istanbul while cruising aboard the graceful Riviera, Oceania Cruise’s newest ship. Depart Athens and sail to the lovely Greek island of Santorini, a stunning natural spectacle of volcano-carved landscapes and blue-domed, whitewashed towns. Explore Turkey’s vibrant port city of Kusadasi, or visit the amazing ruins of Ephesus, a former Roman town that is now one of the best-preserved archaeological sites on the Mediterranean. Cruise to the island of Rhodes, world famous for its ancient Acropolis and former site of the legendary Colossus. Savor its picturesque fusion of medieval walls and archeological sites with sweeping, white sand beaches and dazzling, turquoise waters. Next stroll though Mykonos, a winding seaside maze of streets amid stark white homes dotted with brightly painted shutters and doors, before cruising to Kavala, home to neoclassical museums and a spectacular Byzantine fortress. Before your exceptional odyssey comes to a close, relish the impressive Blue Mosque, Topaki Palace and fascinating Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, the magnificent city astride two continents.

Click here to learn more and to register for the trip!

CANADA & NEW ENGLAND FALL FOLIAGE – OCEANIA CRUISES
New York to Montreal (12 nights)
Date:    September 16–28, 2014   Regatta
Price:    From $4,499 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included)

RS396_Montreal_iS_12379509M-scrInvigorate your autumn with a lively splash of color as you sail the East Coast of North America aboard the elegant Oceania Cruises Regatta. Fiery orange, red and golden leaves dance in the breeze as you cruise the eastern shores from New York to Montreal. Visit mansion-covered Newport, Rhode Island, where Victorian, Colonial and Federal style homes hint at its past. Continue to Boston, one of America’s oldest and most influential cities, and then admire Victorian-filled neighborhoods and 19th-century architecture in the vibrant city of Portland. Experience more of Maine’s allure in the resort of Bar Harbor, a seaside paradise boasting stunning vistas of sparkling blue waters edging towering granite cliffs. Your voyage then continues to Canada: first to the picturesque harbor town of Saint John, New Brunswick; then to Halifax, Nova Scotia, a beautiful modern port city with a rich heritage. Uncover more of Nova Scotia’s fall foliage and charms along Sydney’s historic waterfront and take in the lovely, forested town of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, surrounded by ponds, coves and the Bay of Islands. The breathtaking beauty of nature reveals itself as you travel the scenic waterways of the St. Lawrence to Quebec City. Stroll the city’s historic streets that exude an unmistakable French ambiance and take in the grand Château Frontenac, before sailing on to Montreal, a city bursting with European charisma and home to Mount Royal—the three-peaked mountain from which the city takes its name. Although your cruise concludes in Montreal, the memories of these captivating port cities will remain as striking as autumn’s brilliant colors.

Click here to learn more and to register for the trip!

Quotes for Scholarships

May 13th, 2013 | Posted in Alumni News

Help others enjoy the advantages of a UNT education.

LibertyMutualAs a UNT alum, you know the value of a good education. Now you can help support other students’ goals through Liberty Mutual’s partnership with your alma mater. Simply get a free quote on Liberty Mutual auto, home or renters insurance between February 15th and May 15th. 1 For each individual quote, we will donate $5 directly into the UNT Alumni Association scholarship fund. And by insuring with Liberty Mutual you could save hundreds on quality auto, home and renters protection.2

Visit Liberty Mutual www.libertymutual.com/qfs-unt or call 855-323-2150 today for a free, no-obligation quote.

1No purchase of a policy is required. Limit one quote per policy type per person. Not available to residents in IA, MA, ME, NJ, NM, NV, NY, PA or UT or to existing Liberty Mutual Insurance customers.
2Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverages only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

This organization receives financial support for allowing Liberty Mutual to offer this auto and home insurance program. Coverage provided and underwritten by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116. © 2012 Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Career Corner

May 13th, 2013 | Posted in Career Corner

Career Center Home

Spring Events

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For a list of upcoming Career Center Activities, like workshops and career fairs, check out http://careercenter.unt.edu/events.

Partner Profile

May 10th, 2013 | Posted in Partner Profiles

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University of North Texas Diploma Frames

Display your diploma with pride! Our officially licensed, Made-in-the-USA frames feature the University of North Texas name and seal, and will preserve your hard-earned diploma for a lifetime. Frames are customizable so that you can match your own style and décor.  Desk accessories are also available.  Plus, a portion of all sales goes to support The University of North Texas Alumni Association!

Order your custom frame online at http://www.diplomaframe.com/untea/store.aspx.

Calendar of Events

May 10th, 2013 | Posted in Events

Highlights

May 14
UNT Young Professionals – Alumni Networking Happy Hour
Cool River
Dallas, TX
http://untyphhcoolrivercafe.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecal#

May 21
UNT Young Professionals – Alumni Networking Happy Hour
The Woodshed
Fort Worth, TX
http://untyphhwoodshed.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecal#

UNT News Briefs

May 10th, 2013 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT’s sustainability efforts earn national recognition

UNT’s sustainability efforts earn national recognitionUNT has become a leader in sustainability through collaborations, education, research and its daily operations, and has reduced its carbon footprint by more than a half billion pounds, since becoming the first Texas university to sign the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment five years ago.

UNT’s Portal to Texas History named Project of the Year by TLA

The Portal to Texas History, administered by the UNT Libraries, has received the Wayne Williams Library Project of the Year Award from the Texas Library Association.

Two students win public administration scholarships

UNT students Cassie Holtz and Francisco Gonzalez both received a Clarence Ridley Scholarship from the Texas City Management Association. The scholarships are awarded each year to two students who are earning master of public administration degrees from Texas universities

Colleges and Schools Highlights

May 10th, 2013 | Posted in Highlights

College of Education

Counseling program ranked 13th in nation by U.S. News and World Report
U.S. News and World Report ranked the counseling program in University of North Texas’ College of Education as 13th in the nation in the student counseling and personnel services category in its recently released 2014 Best Graduate School rankings. Full story…

Marc Cutright named Fulbright Scholar
Dr. Marc Cutright, associate professor of higher education at the University of North Texas’ College of Education and director of UNT’s Center for Higher Education, has been named a Fulbright Scholar to Uganda in the 2013-2014 academic year. Full story…

Stay connected with the College of Education
The College of Education sends an e-newsletter 3 times each year with the latest news and updates. Sign up to receive the next issue today!

Teach North Texas earns $1 million matching grant from National Math and Science Initiative
The Teach North Texas program has raised enough private support to qualify for a $1 million matching grant from the National Math and Science Initiative, fulfilling a promise made by NMSI when the UNT program began five years ago. Full story…

Toulouse School of Graduate Studies

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The Toulouse Graduate School hosted the Graduate Exhibition Encore honoring the 29 winners from UNT’s first Graduate Exhibition.  Cash prizes were awarded to the students that were best able to communicate their research in a transparent manner.  The Graduate Exhibition held March 2-3, 2013, celebrates research in all its aspects as an essential and robust component of the graduate culture at UNT.

The encore included the winners showcasing their winning posters, music performances and visual arts displays to members of the Emeritus College, included among the attendees.

Save the date now for the 2014 Graduate Exhibition to be held March 1, 2014.

College of Visual Arts & Design

Check out the latest news from CVAD here. http://art.unt.edu/

College of Information

Heather HallThe University of North Texas College of Information awarded Heather Hall its 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award in a ceremony on April 25, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. Hall earned her doctorate in the Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D. program in 2005.

Hall serves as the deputy director of information technology at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). As a certified project management professional, she oversees the DADS Project Management Office and its multi-million dollar project portfolio, as well as helping to manage the day-to-day operations of the IT department at DADS.

In her state career, Hall has managed a number of projects that have used technology to retain or share information either within the organization, among other state and federal institutions, or with the public. In every project, as recommended in her dissertation, Hall includes a knowledge transfer component and/or training, which gets information from the experts who have it and shares it with the workers who need it.

Hall has received a number of industry awards including the IT Leadership Award, Government Technology/Public Chief Information Officer (CIO) Magazine, CIO Academy (2011); Outstanding IT Service and Support Award, Center for Digital Government, Best of Texas Awards (2011); Outstanding IT Manager of the Year Award, Government Technology/Public CIO Magazine, CIO Academy (2010); and Best Technology Solution Serving the Public, Center for Digital Government, Best of Texas Awards (team award, 2008).

Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin from Baylor University, a Master’s of Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Texas.

Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship

Murphy Center New Venture Creation Contest Winners Win the Dell Social Innovation Challenge
New Venture Creation Contest WinnersThe Dell Social Innovation Challenge supports promising young social innovators who dedicate themselves to solving the world’s most pressing problems with their transformative ideas. In 2008, the Dell Corporation announced a $5 million gift to the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The competition is offered to more than 60,000 students a year. Since 2008, more than 15,000 students from 105 countries have proposed more than 4,500 ideas and Dell has awarded more than $450,000 to 50 student teams around the world.

The Dell Social Innovation Challenge 2012 First Place award of $10,000 went to Forward Tutoring a team of UNT TAMS students who also won first place in the 2011 Murphy Center New Venture Creation Contest. Forward Tutoring is an innovative social venture that provides free tutoring to high school students in the North Texas community. In exchange for the free tutoring, high school students volunteer with non–profit organizations in local communities. We are proud of our UNT students and appreciate support they receive from this prestigious award program.

Student Veterans Association

Veterans

Who: Past & present student Veterans as well as past and present
Faculty/Staff Veterans
What: 1st Annual UNT Student Veterans Association Military Ball
When: 18 May 2013, 5-10pm
Where: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
1434 Centre Place Drive
Denton, TX. 76205

Please join us for this special occasion as we celebrate the end of a great school year and network with other Veterans.  The hotel will have room reserved for this event if you choose to stay the night.  For tickets please visit the Veterans Center in the University Union 320S.  The office line is 940-369-8021.

Buffet Dinner
Hotel is discounting rooms at $79

Athletics

Check out the video unveiling the All-Century football team here!
http://youtu.be/lSuAkuBCEzA

2013 Football Schedule

The 2013 North Texas Mean Green football schedule of opponents has been released.  For additional information go to www.MeanGreenSports.com or visit http://www.conferenceusa.com/genrel/012313aab.html.

2013 Football Season Ticket Deposit

Book your deposit today!  Deposits are $50 per seat.  For additional information call (940)565-2527 or email TicketOffice@unt.edu or book online HERE

Scrappy’s Pals

North Texas Athletics is committed to providing groups in the community with opportunities to attend Mean Green sporting events.  Scrappy’s Pals is designed to offer at-risk youth, disabled person and disadvantaged youth the opportunity to experience the higher education atmosphere offered through Mean Green sporting events.  Find out how you can help support this program by contacting the North Texas Athletic Ticket Office at (940) 565-2527 or TicketOffice@unt.edu.

For Mean Green tickets, parking, tailgating, and Apogee Stadium information call 940-565-2527 or visit NorthTexasFanGuide.com.