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January 14th, 2015 Posted in Highlights

College of Education

BilingualESL Student Organization Bilingual/ESL Student Organization hosts panel discussion for future educators

Within the next five years, it is expected that Texas will need 11,000 new bilingual/ESL teachers. Bilingual/ESL Student Organization (BESO) hosted its annual discussion for current and future bilingual/ESL education students who will help meet that need.
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Single mother of three and Dean’s List student earns bachelor’s degree, plans to return for master’s

Finishing a bachelor’s degree and preparing to apply for a master’s is no easy task. Add in being a single mother of three, and the challenge could seem overwhelming. Do it all while making the Dean’s List every semester, and you have a student like Mandy Wright (’14), a recent graduate of the Development and Family Studies program in the department of Educational Psychology at the College of Education. Read on…

Mandy Wright
Homecoming tailgate party Photos and more from the 2014 Homecoming tailgate party

The College of Education hosted its annual Homecoming tailgate November 8 to welcome all of our alumni back to campus and celebrate the accomplishments of our distinguished alumni. Each year, we honor our alumni who have been named Teacher, Principal or Superintendent of the Year by local school districts from Regions 10 and 11.
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College of Information

UNT Department of Library & Information Sciences is pleased to announce the 2014 American Library Association’s 2014 Emerging Leader Award Winner

Lynette RobersonTezeno Lynette Roberson, M.L.S.
Class of 2008

Lynette Roberson received her M.L.S. with certification in Advanced Management in Libraries and Information Agencies from the University of North Texas in 2008, and holds a B.A. in Art from Centenary College of Louisiana. She is currently a district manager with Dallas Public Library, and has worked for The Colony and Plano public libraries. She is a member of Texas Library Association’s 2014 Texas Accelerated Library Leadership Institute (TALL Texans), a 2014 American Library Association Emerging Leader, and a 2006 ALA Spectrum Scholar. She serves on various ALA committees, and her poster session “’S.T.E.M’-ulating Young Minds: Creating Science-Based Programming @ Your Library,” was presented at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, and has been converted into an article for publication in the Journal of Library Administration in 2015. She is passionate about library advocacy, developing community partnerships, and mentoring and training the next generation of library professionals.

President of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association

Jodi PhilbrickAlum Jodi Philbrick (Ph.D. 2012) Presiding

UNT Department of Library & Information Sciences faculty members, Drs. Ana Cleveland and Jodi Philbrick attended the Quint Chapter Meeting of the Medical Library Association held from October 12-16, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  This was a joint meeting of five chapters of the Medical Library Association, including the South Central Chapter, the Mid-continental Chapter, the Medical Library Group of Southern California & Arizona, the Northern California & Nevada Medical Library Group, and the Pacific Northwest Chapter.   Dr. Jodi Philbrick finished out her year as President of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association at this meeting.  Also, three UNT LIS students received the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region’s Library Student Outreach Award.

Susan Whitmer
Alum Susan Whitmer, LIS former student is the new Humanities Reference Librarian at Texas Woman’s University Library.

Susan is a 2012 MS graduate who serves on the College of Information Alumni Society Board and was previously a reference librarian at the UNT Libraries

Josh Hanagarne with LIS Faculty Member Dr. Yvonne Chandler

Josh Hanagarne with
LIS Faculty Member
Dr. Yvonne Chandler

Joush Hanagarne (MS 2007) gave a huge shout out to UNT

Author, The World’s Strongest Librarian and Keynote Speaker at the Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey, CA
At first glance, Josh seems an improbable librarian. He stands 6’7″, competes in strongman contests, and was diagnosed in high school with Tourette Syndrome. But books were his first love: Josh’s earliest memories involve fantastic adventures between the pages of Gulliver’s Travels and a passionate infatuation with Fern from Charlotte’s Web. Everything in Josh’s life–from his Mormon upbringing to finally finding love of learning would control his tics along with lifting and books. His book The World’s Strongest Librarian illuminates the mysteries of Tourette Syndrome as well as the very different worlds of strongman training and modern libraries.

Currently, Josh is a librarian at the Salt Lake City Public Library.

Mayborn School of Journalism

UNT Mayborn Alumni Updates

Mendy Sass, B.A. ‘14, is the community manager and PR specialist for the Balcom Agency.

Amber Freeland, M.J. ‘14, is an account executive and project manager with QuickSilver Interactive Group.

Sarah Duke, B.A. ‘12,  is the marketing coordinator for the Manhattan Construction Group.

Loren Bolton, B.A. ‘12, is the assistant director of marketing for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas Chapter.

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