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Join Us for Field Day 2014

March 13th, 2014 | Posted in Alumni News

Field Day 2014The UNT Student Alumni Association is hosting the First Field Day on March 22! SAA would love for you to join a team and support it’s cause. You don’t have to physically participate on the day of the event however if you register, your get a great t-shirt. It’s only $10 to register! If you don’t choose one of the team categories, you can purchase a green Field Day shirt to support the event or donate to one of the teams. Go to

Specifics of Field Day 2014:

How to get Involved

Join a team! There will be competing teams throughout both parts of the competition. Teams will be organized by class (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017), transfer/non-traditional students, graduate students, international students, alumni and faculty/staff. Each team will be led by a captain who will help recruit and organize their team mem­bers throughout the process. Also, each team captain will choose a UNT-related cause to fundraise for, making sure all money raised supports UNT and its students. Registration is $10 and includes your very own Field Day t-shirt. With your help, Field Day could become a UNT annual tradition.

Part 1: The Philanthropy Campaign

Each team will raise money for a UNT-related cause, chosen by a team captain. Teams are encouraged to ask family members, table on UNT grounds and develop other creative ways to raise money. Each team will have a web page, hosted on the Student Affairs website, which can collect donations.

Part 2: The Field Day Event

On March 22, all the teams will meet up on a UNT field and compete in traditional elementary school activities such as three-legged race, football toss, etc.

The Golden Squirrel

The team that earns the most combined points during the fundraising and field day activities will receive the Golden Squirrel, a trophy commemorating their great contributions to UNT.

The Alumni Team

Tyler Maryak is the Alumni Team Captain ( and all Alumni donations are benefitting the SAA scholarship fund.

For more information on Field Day go to

Community Engagement

March 13th, 2014 | Posted in Alumni News

UNT Division of Community Engagement

In a fall 2013 survey conducted by the Division of Community Engagement, the UNT community—alumni, students, faculty, and staff—reported that they had contributed over 143,000 volunteer hours to nearly 2,000 organizations in communities all over the world.   Over 200 alumni participated in the survey. UNT alumni volunteer efforts ranged from mentoring in a local Denton Independent School District middle school with a student at-risk of failing math to presenting at a Mental Illness Education Conference in Canberra, Australia, and everything in between!  UNT alumni are making their communities better by serving in various volunteer roles such as advocates, board officers, fundraisers, and event planners.

The Division of Community Engagement now wants to hear from YOU! Are you volunteering for a non-profit?  Are you serving on a professional board?  Are you involved in a mentoring program with a school or youth serving agency?  Whatever it is, we want to hear how YOU are making an impact in YOUR community!  To tell your personal story (and to upload a picture!), go to

Career Corner

March 13th, 2014 | Posted in Career Corner

Career Center Home

For a list of upcoming Career Center Activities, like workshops and career fairs, check out

Partner Profile – Jostens

March 13th, 2014 | Posted in Partner Profiles

Jostens_ochre_black_RSupporting your mission is our mission. We take great care in passionately helping people:
– Express themselves
– Celebrate experiences and traditions
– Recognize achievements
– Share their stories
We proudly partner with the UNT Alumni Association in the Official Ring Presentation Ceremonies held bi-annually. This ceremony is where students receive their rings, the symbol of pride and commitment to the university. Students who order a ring will be invited to this time-honored ceremony.
Visit us online at here.

Calendar of Events

March 13th, 2014 | Posted in Events



March 20
Barbara Jordan Media Awards Luncheon
UNT Apogee Ballroom

March 22
SAA Field Day 2014
Eagle Point Recreational Fields (directly south of Apogee Stadium)

Professional Leadership Program 20th Anniversary Gala Reception
Apogee Stadium

NT Daily Reunion
General Academic Building NT Daily Office

March 29
The Big Event
UNT Denton Campus


April 10
Ring Presentation Ceremony
Gateway Ballroom

April 11
Alumni Awards
Gateway Ballroom

April 16
Celebrate Mayborn
Gateway Center


May 6
UNT Kuehne Speaker Series featuring Robert D. Kaplan
W Dallas Victory Hotel, Dallas

May 9-10

Commencement Reception
Gateway Ballroom

May 14-22
Greek Isles Cruise


July 18-20
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference

UNT News Briefs

March 13th, 2014 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

Texas Fashion Collection organizes exhibition by alumna at UNT ArtSpace Dallas


The premiere Fashion on Main Exhibition Series at UNT ArtSpace Dallas includes the fashion designs of a College of Visual Arts and Design alumna, Linda Ohrn-McDaniel, whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

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UNT students earn national research placement

Zane Gibbs and Son Le, undergraduate biology students in the UNT Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program, each earned placements in the national Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program.

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Two UNT College of Music students receive Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer awards

Senior Addison Frei and doctoral student Keith Karns were among only 27 composers nationwide who recently received Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer awards.

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UNT launches biomedical engineering degree program

UNT’s College of Engineering now offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering. The Department of Biomedical Engineering has become the college’s sixth department, with focus areas including biomedical instrumentation, bio mechanics and bioinformatics.

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Colleges and Schools Highlights

March 13th, 2014 | Posted in Highlights

College of Education

Doctoral Alumni Reunion to be held March 20 in Dallas

Doctoral alumni are invited to join us for drinks, food and friendship. This exclusive event for our doctoral graduates is a great opportunity to network and stay connected with peers and the College of Education. Full details…

UNT offers expertise to Dallas Children’s Theater to create sensory friendly programming for special-needs audiences

Bright lights and loud noises in a theater might be uncomfortable to a child with autism. To make the theater experience more enjoyable, staff members from the University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center are serving on a panel of experts from the Dallas/Fort Worth area helping the Dallas Children’s Theater plan its first-ever season of sensory friendly programming. Read on…

Collaborative program helps increase diversity in physical therapy field

A novel approach to improving diversity in the field of physical therapy is proving successful at the UNT Health Science Center. Allied Health Pathways, a collaboration between the Health Science Center, the University of North Texas and local community colleges, has already placed almost 50 African American and Hispanic males on a pathway to the doctoral physical therapy program. Full story…

Mayborn School of Journalism

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College of Music

UNT Jazz Singers with Janis Siegel

One of the brightest stars of vocal jazz comes to campus this spring for two performances with the UNT Jazz Singers in Voertman Hall. Best known as the lead singer of The Manhattan Transfer, Janis Siegel has garnered 9 Grammy wins and 17 Grammy nominations. She has generated more than a half dozen solo albums and numerous collaborative projects during her career, and has amassed a large international fan base and earned consistently high critical praise. Performances are April 11 and 12.  Tickets are $10/$8 at

Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

Don’t miss a chance to hear two of the world’s favorite Italian operas in one evening when UNT Opera presents Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, two performances only, April 4 and 6. These two celebrated one-act operas — Leoncavallo’s vivid and violent story of love and revenge, and Puccini’s outrageously madcap romp featuring the world’s most dysfunctional family — are among the very greatest of the genre, distinguished for their dramatic incisiveness and overwhelming vocal bravura. The double bill will be sung in Italian with English supertitles with a student chamber orchestra and minimal sets, costumes and lighting. Tickets are $15 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.