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February 11th, 2014 Posted in Highlights

College of Education

Mrs. Wishy Washy Mrs. Wishy Washy comes to life for local kindergarten students

Student teachers Michelle Stutes, Holly Bancroft and Hollie Gray designed a weeklong learning unit about life on the farm inspired by the book Mrs. Wishy-Washy. To introduce the unit, the student teachers dressed as the book’s title character for their kindergarten students at Cottonwood Creek Elementary in Coppell ISD. Read on…

James Laney to serve as chair of Teacher Education and Administration

The College of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. James (“Jim”) Duke Laney has been named chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration.

“Jim Laney has a long history of service to the department,” said Dr. Jerry Thomas, dean of the college. “He directed the Office of Teacher Education, graduated many successful PhD students and has published a number of important papers.” More…

James Laney

Higher Education doctoral students attend ASHE research conference

Higher Education Program The College of Education’s Higher Education Program was well represented at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) held in St. Louis. The ASHE conference is an opportunity for graduate students to present their research to a national audience and receive peer-reviewed feedback for their work. The Bill J. Priest Center supported students who presented at the conference through travel scholarships, and the center also sponsored the pre-conference Barbara K. Townsend Lecture. Full story…

College of Business

PLP 20th Anniversary Gala

PLP 20th Anniversary GalaThe Professional Leadership Program began in 1994 as a visionary endeavor by the College of Business Dean Clay Singleton. For the past 20 years, PLP has equipped students from across the globe giving them the competitive advantage in professional and personal skills needed to enter any profit or not for profit sectors with a leadership edge. Join us for our 20th anniversary Gala Reception on Saturday, March 22nd at 6:30 pm at Apogee Stadium. RSVP and ticket information available at

College of Engineering

Save the Date!
Spring 2014 UNT Engineering & Computer Science Internship & Career Fair
2/20/2014 10:00 AM
2/20/2014 2:00 PM
Discovery Park

Keep up with upcoming College of Engineering-related events at

Mayborn School of Journalism

Key events coming up:

Meet the Dean
Journalism Alumni Luncheon
Hosted by George Foster
Assisted by Shirley Barr

Thursday, February 27, 2014
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Houston Racquet Club
10709 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX  77024
Phone: 713.464.4811

Please RSVP to Brenda Fanara
at or 940.369.7420
by February 18, 2014

Other Upcoming Events include:

College of Music

UNT Alumni Perform with U.S. Navy Band

The United States Navy Band from Washington, D.C., will present a free concert (tickets required) at the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton, TX on February 17th, 2014 at 7:30 PM.  Several UNT music alumni will return to their alma mater on February 17 to perform as members of the band:

  • Flute – Luellyn Dollard (BM ’91) – flute section leader
  • Oboe/English horn – Joshua Arvizu (MM ’04)
  • Clarinet – James P. Logan (BM ’88) – clarinet section leader
  • Bass Clarinet – Cynthia K. Wolverton  (DMA ’02)
  • Horn – Jason Ayoub (BM ’00)
  • Euphonium – Philip J. Eberly (MM ’08)
  • Harp – Emily Dickson (BM ’98)

U.S. Navy BandTwo other alumni – euphoniumists Daniel Geldert and Robert Behrend – are members of the Navy Band but will not be touring with the group. A total of nearly 100 alumni of the UNT College of Music perform in the top ensembles of the U.S. military.

Under the baton of Capt. Brian O. Walden, the band will present a variety of popular and classical favorites. This special performance by the Navy’s premier musical organization is part of the Navy Band’s national tour. The band performs frequently at the White House and the U.S. capitol building, and has participated in 21 presidential inaugurals.

Members of several local high school bands will join the Navy Band on stage to perform John Philip Sousa’s “Washington Post March.”

The concert is free, but tickets are required. Ticket request by mail must be completed by February 5th, 2014. Please indicate in your request how many tickets (up to four) you would like by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Navy Band Concert
Wind Studies
1155 Union Circle, Box 310818
Denton, TX 76203 

Any ticket requests received after February 11th will be available at the will call window of the MPAC and may be picked up at 7:00 PM on February 17th, 2014.

Any unclaimed seats will be available to non-ticket holders just prior to concert time.

The Navy Band’s appearance is sponsored by the University of North Texas Wind Studies program and cosponsored by the Denton Record-Chronicle.
For more information, call 940-565-3737.

UNT Opera presents Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd 

Stephen Sondheim’s macabre genius is in full flower in his Tony Award-winning 1979 musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. In UNT Opera’s production of this theatrical and musical tour de force, cast members and Concert Orchestra perform in the intimate and versatile Lyric Theater at the Murchison Performing Arts Center. Performances are February 21, 23, 28 and March 2. For tickets visit or call 940-369-7802.

Gospel Meets Jazz

Gospel Meets JazzFor the second consecutive year, the Brad Leali Jazz Orchestra presents Gospel Meets Jazz in celebration of these two great American musical art forms. This year, the orchestra is joined by Texas Tech University’s Visions of Light Gospel Choir led by Darius Luckey for the February 23 concert. As a part of UNT’s Black History Month calendar, the event will also include remarks by guest speaker Reverend Cory Powell of Lubbock’s New Dimensions Tabernacle about the historical significance of spiritual music and its power in modern America.  The free concert takes place in Voertman Hall at 5:00 PM Sunday

UNT’s College of Music events

For a complete list of UNT College of Music events, including faculty and student recitals, visit the College of Music online calendar at 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 Some concerts are streamed live online at 

Toulouse Graduate School

Save the Date
Graduate Exhibition

Annual Graduate Exhibition

On March 1, 2014 the Toulouse Graduate School will sponsor the 2nd Annual Graduate Exhibition. This exhibition is designed to showcase the diversity, passion, and accomplishments of graduate education at UNT from music performances, visual arts and creative endeavors to poster exhibits.

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 on the technical aspects of the discipline represented by the research, scholarship, or creative activity.

Consider being a judge and join us for this celebration of graduate education at UNT. No special expertise will be required. All activities are free and open to the public.

For a complete schedule and more information about the UNT Graduate Exhibition at


Season tickets for the 2014 North Texas football campaign are now on sale

Fans can renew season tickets and purchase new season tickets beginning Monday, Feb. 3, and may do so online, in person at the ticket office, or by phone at 940-565-2527 or 800-868-2366.

Those with season tickets from the 2013 season have until June 1, 2014, to renew their tickets.

The Mean Green enters 2014 coming off a 9-4 inaugural season in Conference USA and a victory in the New Year’s Day Heart of Dallas Bowl. North Texas will play six home games at Apogee Stadium in 2014, beginning with a game against cross-metroplex rival SMU on September 6. The Mean Green will also host Nicholls State on September 20 and four Conference USA games yet to be determined.

Club-level season tickets cost $375 this year. For more information on purchasing Club tickets, contact the Mean Green Club at (940) 369-7284.

Priority sideline tickets, in sections 101-109 and 201-212, will be $160. Tickets in sections 105, 206 and 207 require a $500 donation to the Mean Green Club. Tickets in sections 103, 104, 205, 106, 107, and 208 require a donation to the Mean Green Club of $250 for every four tickets or $125 for two tickets.

North Endzone Reserved tickets are $130. The Family Fun Pack, located in the North Endzone Reserved sections, are $95 each purchased in multiples of four, and include food and drink for four from the Apogee Stadium concessions stands.

General Admission season tickets in the north endzone wing sections are $65 each

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