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University Day Time Capsules

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Alumni News


On April 16, the UNT community celebrated our 55th annual University Day, the anniversary of the day our institution became a University. During this celebration, two time capsules were opened for the public—one from 1962 and one from 1988.

Though buried over two decades apart, both capsules had one significant similarity: both were designed to be opened on University Day, 2015. The UNT president, along with power tools and construction equipment, unearthed both capsules the week before University Day. Then the Special Collections staff at UNT Libraries took over to discover what treasures were held within each capsule.

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UNT Alumni Survey

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Alumni News

Your Opinion Counts

survey_102652781The UNT Alumni Association is seeking alumni feedback to ensure the programs and benefits offered by the organization stay relevant to the needs and desires of the university’s alumni base.

The Association is partnering with FGI Research to conduct the survey, which will measure satisfaction levels, preferences for programming, benefits and communication among alumni demographics. The survey will be sent to alumni electronically starting in May.

“The information garnered from this survey will be a guide to build and implement programming to better engage alumni in the life of the university and a baseline metric to measure progress,” said Rob McInturf, Executive Director of the UNT Alumni Association.

The survey will be implemented over several weeks and drawings for prizes will be provided as incentive for alumni to participate/complete.

Mean Green Club Coaches Caravan 2015

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Athletics

image001Come enjoy free food, beverages and fun for the whole family. Don’t miss your chance to meet Dan McCarney, Tony Benford and other North Texas Coaches and administrators in your home town as a part of the 5th Annual Mean Green Club Coaches Caravan. Save the following dates:

May 19 – First State Bank Conference Center – Gainesville, TX (5pm – 7pm)

May 20 – White Elephant Saloon’s Wild Game Room – Ft. Worth, TX (11:30am – 1:30pm)

May 21 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
(11:30am – 1:30pm)

May 26 – Park place Lexus – Plano, TX (6pm – 8pm)

May 28 – Apogee Stadium’s HUC Club – Denton, TX (6pm – 8pm)

Click HERE for more information on how you can make a difference or call the Mean Green Club office at 940-369-7284.

Partner Profile – Church Hill Classics

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Partner Profiles

The University of North Texas Alumni Association has partnered with Church Hill Classics to offer you an exclusive selection of diploma frames & gifts featuring the University of North Texas name and seal. Customize your favorite frame style with your choice of frame moulding and matting. All frames are handcrafted in the USA and feature archival quality materials that meet stringent Library of Congress standards for document preservation. A portion of the proceeds from this official fundraiser directly supports the University of North Texas Alumni Association.
Order here now.

Calendar of Events

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Events



May 16
Apogee Stadium

May 19
Coaches Caravan
Gainesville, TX
5-7 pm

May 19
Coaches Caravan
6-7 pm

May 19
Coaches Caravan
6-7 pm

May 20
Coaches Caravan
Fort Worth
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

May 20
Coaches Caravan
11:30 am – 1:30 pm


July 30
Helmets and Heels
5-9 pm


September 19
UNTAA GameDay Grille
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

September 19
UNT vs. Rice
Apogee Stadium


October 4-10
Mediterranean Mosiac Cruise

October 10

UNTAA GameDay Grille
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

UNT vs. Portland State
Apogee Stadium

October 15
UNTAA GameDay Grille
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

UNT vs. Western Kentucky
Apogee Stadium

October 31
UNTAA GameDay Grille
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

Apogee Stadium


November 17
Ring Presentation Ceremony

November 28
UNTAA Pavilion Party
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

Apogee Stadium

UNT News Briefs

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT engineer earns prestigious National Science Foundation award

Yan Wan, an assistant professor of electrical engineering in the College of Engineering, has earned a National Science Foundation CAREER award. The CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious awards supporting junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.

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UNT jazz studies & music education student named Presser Scholar

The UNT College of Music has named jazz studies and music education student Brendon Wilkins of Saratoga, NY, the 2015-16 Presser Scholar and recipient of the $4,200 Presser Scholarship.

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UNT College of Music offers intensive summer workshops for musicians of all ages

Each summer, UNT’s College of Music opens its doors to music students whose ages and levels of experience span a wide range. From elementary school students, to college graduates, students and professionals, those who want to learn more, fine tune their musical skills, or build on their knowledge of music instruction are invited to apply for the College of Music’s summer workshops.

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UNT ranked as one of the top universities by The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 353 Green Colleges”

UNT was ranked in the top 50 sustainable universities in the guide which recognizes institutions of higher education in the U.S. and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

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Dallas Morning News editor emeritus to receive Mayborn School’s Shuford Award

Bob Mong, editor emeritus of the Dallas Morning News who held many roles at the newspaper during 36 years, will receive the C.E. “Pop” Shuford Hall of Honor Award from the University of North Texas’ Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism.

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Colleges and Schools Highlights

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Highlights

College of Education

6th Annual Doctoral Alumni Reunion

All College of Education Doctoral Alumni are invited to reconnect with old colleagues, and make new ones, at the 6th annual Doctoral Alumni Reunion. Each Alumni is allowed one guest, and the event will be hosted at the Alumni Center on June 18 at 801 North Boulevard, Denton, Texas 76201. RSVP requested by June 11 to RoyAnn Cox at 940-369-7805 or

Alumni Spotlight: Netreia McNulty McCoy from Higher Education


Netreia McNulty McCoy, Ed.D. graduated from UNT’s College of Education in August 2014. That same month, she joined The Suder Foundation as Director of Campus Relations and Programming. In this role, McNulty McCoy collaborates with coordinators at seven different universities, including University of Kentucky and Washington State University, to deliver high-impact, supportive programming for first-generation college students.

Mayborn School of Journalism

UNT Mayborn Alumni Updates

  • Loren Bolton (B.J. ’12) has been hired by Cooksey to provide account support and assist in digital communications. Loren brings years of experience, and previously served as Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas Chapter.
  • David Klement (B.A. ’62) is executive director of the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College in Florida.  He had a distinguished, 45-year career as a journalist with the former Knight Ridder Newspaper Group (now McClatchy News), including stints at the Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, the Detroit Free Press, and the Bradenton Herald. At the Free Press, he was part of the newsroom team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1967 Detroit riots.
  • Marty Newman (M.J. ’02) is now director of Accelerated Online Programs in UNT’s Toulouse Graduate School.

College of Information

On April 16, 2015, UNT College of Information Department of Library & Information Sciences held an alumni affair in Austin at the Four Season Resort in conjunction with the Texas Library Conference.  A great group of some 100 alumni and faculty attended.  This group of alumni celebrated the department’s 75 anniversary with a delightful program, good food and great conversation.


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