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Get Your NT Daily

August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Alumni News

newslettergraphicBy Kathie Hinnen

Remember reading the NT Daily in the mornings before class? Now you can keep up with UNT happenings online or on your phone at,, or

Incoming Editor-in-Chief Nadia Hill and her staff are excited and gearing up for a new digital-focused North Texas Daily premiering this fall through its website They aim to provide the UNT community more timely stories, photos, videos and TV broadcasts and other important information any time, anywhere.

The staff also will alert its more than 7,000 Facebook and Twitter followers about each new post.

“We realize that many of our students, alumni and the Denton community read their news on a computer or their phone, and they want the information any time they log in, not just in the mornings,” Hill said. “It’s a huge challenge in organization and design, but we’re going to give it our best.”

The Daily will continue to publish a print edition on Tuesdays and Thursdays filled with in-depth news and feature stories. The student staff will continue to strive for the same success that earned the newspaper three regional and six national Pacemaker awards in the past.

If you want to help the Daily grow its staff and continue its push to bring you even more of the latest UNT news to you. You can donate here:

Please specify it is a gift for the North Texas Daily.

UNT Alumni Pavilion Parties

August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Alumni News


Celebrate our first year in Conference USA with fellow alumni and the UNT Alumni Association. Alumni association members and their guests are invited to tailgate for FREE three hours before our first home game on August 31 at the UNT Alumni Association Pavilion at Apogee Stadium.

Come mingle on the pavilion’s 3,200-square-foot patio with high definition TVs. Beginning this season, the UNT Student Alumni Association is joining in the tailgating fun by hosting a cookout with free food. In return for the food, the student association would appreciate donations to its scholarship fund.

Learn more about the UNT Alumni Association by visiting or contact the association at alumni@unt.eduor 940-565-2834.

Career Corner

August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Career Corner

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The UNT Career Center cordially invites our alumni working in the DFW area to attend the upcoming event.

What:  Fall 2013 Employer Meet and Greet
When:  Wednesday, September 11, 2013  9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Where:  UNT Campus-Gateway Center Ballroom  801 North Texas Blvd. Denton, TX 76201

This is a free networking event offered by the UNT Career Center-Employer Service Team!

Come and meet the new director, Dr. Bonita Vinson and staff members who work with the various colleges/departments.  
The UNT Career Center will be sharing information about recruiting ideas and networking events that have been planned for 2013.  Breakfast refreshments will be served!

Please register for the Fall 2013 Employer Meet and Greet using your account in the Eagle Network.  (If you do not have an account please visit and follow the steps to set up a profile in the Eagle Network)

1.   Go to

2.  Click on the “Eagle Network” tab and sign into Eagle Network

3.  Click the “Career Events” tab, Networking Event (Event #1764)

4.  Select the event and click the word “Register

Once you have registered the Career Center will send you detailed directions and information about free parking.

Partner Profile

August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Partner Profiles

Earn Cash Back on Your Electric Bills!


As the preferred electricity supplier of the University of North Texas Alumni Association, Energy Plus® can help members earn Cash Back on their home or business electric bills. Alumni can receive 3%-5% Cash Back on electricity supply charges each year and a $25- $50 Enrollment Bonus after two months of active service for each home or business energy account enrolled. To be eligible, you need a service address that is within the Energy Plus service area. Massachusetts customers may obtain an information disclosure label upon request. This offer expires on 9/30/2013.

To learn more about the program—or enroll Click Here!

Calendar of Events

August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Events


August 31
UNTAA Pavilion Party
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

UNT vs. Idaho Football
Apogee Stadium

September 7
UNTAA Oktoberfest Beer Tasting
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

September 14
UNTAA Pavilion Party
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

UNT vs. Ball St Football
Apogee Stadium

October 12
UNTAA Pavilion Party
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

UNT vs. Middle Tennessee Football
Apogee Stadium

October 31
UNTAA Pavilion Party
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

UNT vs. Rice Football
Apogee Stadium

November 8
BDO USA, LLC 2013 Leadership Luncheon
Benefiting the Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship
Hilton Anatole, Dallas

November 9
UNTAA Pavilion Party
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

UNT vs. UTEP Football Homecoming
Apogee Stadium

November 14
Ring Ceremony
Gateway Ballroom

November 23
UNTAA Pavilion Party – Senior Da
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

UNT vs. UTSA Football
Apogee Stadium

December 13-14
UNT Commencement

UNT Commencement Reception
Gateway Ballroom

March 5, 2014
Emerald Eagle Honors
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas

UNT News Briefs

August 12th, 2013 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

Kappa Konversation

The Kappa Alpha Psi -Zeta Upsilon Alumni Association hosted “Kappa Konversation” in Duncanville on July 20, 2013. UNT Kappa Alpha Psi alumni Sam Golden and Kelleyton Wilson led a panel discussion with UNT staff, including Rick Villarreal, Rob McKinney, David Broughton and Kathleen Burggren Black.  Topics ranged from UNT football’s transition into Conference USA to the construction of the new Greek Life Center ( Check out photos from the event here

UNT sorority raises $8,800 for Ronald McDonald charity

UNTsororityGamma Upsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at UNT raised $8,816 for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, a charitable organization that offers a place to stay, meals and transportation to families whose children are seeking medical treatment. The chapter also received the national Standards of Excellence Award in June.

UNT music student wins award at international conference

UNTmusicUNT music student Melissa Hatheway was presented the Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award at the July 20-23 Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium. She is only the second undergraduate to win the award – and the first from the United States. This is also the first time that a non-medical student has won the Young Investigator Award.

Colleges and Schools Highlights

August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Highlights

College of Education

Alumna receives recognition from National Council on Family Relations
Yamuna Teter,
who earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas’ College of Education Department of Educational Psychology in May, received recognition from the National Council on Family Relations for her outstanding contributions to the field of family science through scholarship, leadership and community service. Full story…

Students awarded grants for research on alcohol and exercise
Ron Budnar and Anthony Duplanty, teaching fellows in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation, were awarded research grants from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Read on…

Emerald Eagles Honors


Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship

College of Music

UNT is participating in the 2013 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) – a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide.

Alumni from UNT’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Music, and College of Visual Arts and Design will receive an email this fall asking them to complete the SNAAP online survey. The information they provide will help UNT better prepare arts students for success, whether they stay in the arts or use what they’ve learned in other professional fields. Alumni completing the survey will also gain access to a site to see how their educational and career experiences compare with alumni from across the country, allowing them to see where other arts graduates live, where they work, what they earn and how their arts educations have influenced their lives.

Please go here to verify that our alumni office has a current email address so that you can be sure not to miss the chance to respond to the survey, helping to shape the future of arts education at UNT and across the country.

Mayborn School of Journalism

Last month, the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism held their annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Distinguished authors from all across the U.S. joined the Texas tribe to speak about “Unearthing the Past,” the art of writing the historical narrative. Keynote speakers were Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend and The Orchid Thief; Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the acclaimed Liberation Trilogy on the U.S.’s role in World War II; and Skip Hollandsworth, who specializes in long-form narratives and co-wrote the script for the hit movie Bernie, which was based on a story he wrote for Texas Monthly. Michael Merschel of The Dallas Morning News wrote about how the Mayborn broke his heart – in a good way. This was the conference’s ninth year, and much is in store for the tenth anniversary next summer.

Students from the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism snacked on fish and chips this summer! The select group of journalism students studied British media and public relations in London, where they made headlines in the Denton Record-Chronicle for their coverage of the royal birth. Students blogged about their experiences while in London as they visited museums, saw musicals, were interviewed by British and German media and studied British media and PR. A few students even hopped over to Paris and Amsterdam. Cheerio!


2013 Football Schedule

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

Mean Green Club

Mean Green Football kicks off the first season in C-USA on August 31 at 6 p.m. at home against the Idaho Vandals. Season tickets start at just $50! Visit for more information or call 940-565-2527 to get your season tickets now!


North Texas 2013 Football Exclusive for Young Alumni

Join the Mean Green for their 2013 Football season with the new Young Alumni Season Ticket!
For just $110, enjoy ALL 6 UNT home games from the 50 YARD LINE!
(see seating chart below for exact location) 

To purchase your Young Alumni Season Tickets or for more ticket information, email AJ Tomeny or call at 940-369-5382.

Watch Other UNT Athletics Highlights
Welcome to North Texas

Coach McCarney and Coach Petersen discuss joining CUSA

Tony Mitchell NBA Draft

Follow Coach McCarney through CUSA Media Day

Zach Orr interviews players at CUSA Media Day