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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…

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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

Graduate Exhibition EncoreGraduate Exhibition Encore
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.

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


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


Check out the video unveiling the All-Century football team here!

2013 Football Schedule

The 2013 North Texas Mean Green football schedule of opponents has been released.  For additional information go to or visit

2013 Football Season Ticket Deposit

Book your deposit today!  Deposits are $50 per seat.  For additional information call (940)565-2527 or email 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

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

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