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November 11th, 2013 Posted in Highlights

College of Education

Alumna Mandy Stewart selected as PDK Emerging Leader
Mary Amanda Stewart

Mary Amanda Stewart, (’12 Ph.D.) now an assistant professor at Texas Woman’s University, has been named a PDK Emerging Leader for her research and advocacy of adolescent English learners, particularly those that are new arrivals, undocumented, or lack formal education.
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College offers a new way for professionals to earn a degree
UNT is offering a way to maximize your earning potential with an online master’s degree. The Accelerated Online Master’s Program is made for individuals who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree but whose busy lifestyle doesn’t fit with a traditional on-campus class schedule. Learn more about the College of Education’s MEd in Educational Leadership, including principal certification

Students awarded Kappa Delta Pi scholarships
Two University of North Texas students — Hannah McDonald, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying English language arts, and Rania Salman, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Administration —were awarded scholarships from Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. Continued online…

College of Engineering

Save the Date!
Keep up with upcoming College of Engineering-related events at http://engineering.unt.edu/events.

Emerald Eagles Honors
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Join us March 5, 2014!
Emerald Eagle Honors:  Recognizing a Lifetime of Contributions to the American Landscape
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas 
6:00 p.m. Reception and 7:30 p.m. Program

The Emerald Eagle Honors evening raises funds in support of the university’s premier college-access scholarship program to help more students achieve their educational dreams at UNT.  The 2014 honorees for this annual event are North Texas alumni actor Peter Weller, actress and former sportscaster, 1971 Miss America Phyllis George, and another honoree expected to be announced later this year.

All proceeds from the sale of tickets and corporate sponsorships will benefit the Emerald Eagle Scholars program, which helps high-achieving but financially challenged students pursue their college dreams. The program provides students with financial and academic support and campus connections to help them succeed in college and earn their degrees. It has allowed nearly 3,500 students – most of whom are first generation college students – to attend UNT.

To learn more about sponsorships or to buy tickets to the event, call Molly Morgan, Director of UNT Foundation Marketing and Communications, at 940-565-4555 or molly.morgan@unt.edu.

Mayborn School of Journalism

Two Mayborn School of Journalism Alums in the news:
Graham Douglas

Graham Douglas (’05), who will receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award at UNT next spring, was named one of this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 in Marketing and Advertising for his award-winning work as creative director at the New York City-based ad agency Droga5.

Christena Dowsett

Christena Dowsett (’10), recently completed the XXVI Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, NY. This workshop is a premiere gathering of photographers – all of whom are selected based on the merit of their portfolios. Dowsett is a freelance photographer in East Africa.

College of Music

A Cappella Choir’s 75th Anniversary Concert
Blessed are they …

A Cappella ChoirThe A Cappella Choir traces its roots back to the tenure of music dean Wilfred Bain, who from 1938 to 1947 exponentially expanded the enrollment and reputation of the music program with the help of A Cappella Choir statewide tours, radio broadcasts and performances with the Dallas and Houston Symphony Orchestras. On November 19, current conductor Jerry McCoy will lead the group in celebrating its 75th season with Blessed are they…, a concert commemorating several anniversaries. In remembrance of President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death, the choir presents Herbert Howells’ beautiful Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing, commissioned for Kennedy’s memorial service and now considered a masterpiece of 20th-century choral music. And in honor of the 100th anniversary of Britten’s birth, the choir will sing his festival cantata Rejoice in the Lamb. Tickets are $10 ($8 for alumni association members) and available at www.theMPAC.com or by calling 940-369-7802.

Mark Your Calendars for Sounds of the Holidays: An Evening with North Texas Jazz

Get into the spirit of the season this December 7 at Sounds of the Holidays: An Evening with North Texas Jazz. For only $3, you’ll hear the famed One O’Clock Lab Band play favorites like “Frosty the Snowman” and “Sleigh Ride” in original arrangements by UNT students, as well as historic jazzy takes on Christmas like the Ellington/Strayhorn version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutracker Suite. The Jazz Singers get in on the action with tunes including “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Silent Night.”  Tickets are $3 and available at www.theMPAC.com or by calling 940-369-7802.

UNT’s College of Music fall 2013 season features festivals, guest artists, celebrations and family events

For a complete list of UNT College of Music events, including faculty and student recitals, visit the College of Music online calendar at http://music.unt.edu/calendar. For ticket information for performances at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, call the box office at 940-369-7802 or visit the center’s website at http://www.theMPAC.com. Some concerts are streamed live online at http://UNTmusiclive.com. 

Toulouse Graduate School
Save the Date
Graduate

The Toulouse Graduate School, along with the Graduate Student Council, is sponsoring the second annual University of North Texas Graduate Exhibition, Saturday March 1, 2014. This exhibition is designed to showcase the diversity, passion, and accomplishments of doctoral and MFA students at UNT. On Saturday morning MFA visual artists and doctoral students will exhibit their academic talents in the University Union. In the afternoon doctoral students from the College of Music will exhibit their academic talents in the Murchison Performing Arts Center.

All presenters will be judged and $10,000 will be awarded in prizes. Judging will focus on how well presenters explain what they have done, why they did it, and what they want the average person to understand about the significance of their work. In other words, presentations will not be judged strictly on the technical aspects of the discipline represented by the research, scholarship, or creative activity.

Consider being a judge and joining us for this celebration of graduate eduation at UNT. No special expertise will be required. Go to tsgs.unt.edu/exhibition for more information.

Wear your green every Friday and win!
Mean Green Pride

This year your Mean Green Pride can be extra rewarding. Simply upload a photo of yourself wearing your green to Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #UNTPRIDE, for the chance to win a $50 gift card to Walmart, Target or a local Denton business. Every week until November 30, we’ll select three winners. You could be one!

Wearing your green can also save you money. Visit meangreenpride.unt.edu/discounts to see what local businesses are offering you just for wearing your green. The campaign stands as a reminder that we are the home team for Denton, so get your green on and save.

If you’re still searching for ways to showcase your UNT pride visit shop.meangreensports.com or visit Barnes and Noble (unt.bncollege.com) for their 25% OFF sale on Champion branded apparel November 11-24 in stores, and online.

Go Mean Green!

UNT System Human Resources

Job Postings

Have you ever considered working for your alma mater?  With other 10,300 employees throughout the DFW metroplex, UNT System is a growing, dynamic employer.  We have exciting career opportunities in many career fields, including legal, facilities planning and development, IT shared services, business services, culinary services, and administration roles to name a few. View the positions below and many more at UNTSystem.edu.

Facilities Construction Manager

Will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Construction Services for Auxiliary Services, Housing, and Dining.    Work requires a high degree of independent judgement and authority under the direction of the Director of Facilities Management & Construction.

ERP Programmer Analyst II – Application Development Lead

Will perform the analytical and supervisory work in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of programmers in designing, maintaining, and coordinating the operation of computer information systems for the Student Finance components of the PeopleSoft Enterprise Application.  Involves direct programming work in both development and maintenance projects and troubleshooting errors.

Accountant IV

This position plays a key role in the day to day operations of journal approvals, chart of account maintenance, account reconciliations, and process improvement.  In addition to these duties this position plays a vital role in the preparing the annual financial report.

For more information contact the recruiting team at talentacquisition@untsystem.edu

Athletics

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.

Check out what’s new with Athletics

http://www.meangreensports.com/beyondthegreen/

UNT Letter Winners

Attention UNT Letter winners!

The Athletic Department is updating their records and asking all letter winners to provide their contact information.  If you lettered in any sport during your time at North Texas please email your current contact information to Reggie Johnson at NTLetterwinners@unt.edu

Be sure to include your Name, address, email, preferred phone number, your sport played and the years you played.

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