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August 14th, 2015 Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT student receives scholarship to attend Meeting Professionals International conference

Allie Salgueiro of Garland, a senior hospitality and tourism management major at UNT, has received a Wyndham Worldwide WEC Scholarship that will allow her to attend the 2015 World Education Congress, the annual global conference of Meeting Professionals International.

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UNT student receives Spectrum Scholarship from American Library Association

Tommy Vinh Bui, a master’s student in library science in the University of North Texas’ College of Information, has been named a 2015 Spectrum Scholar by the American Library Association.

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TD Ameritrade awards UNT $50,000, Mascot Scrappy and faculty to help ring NYSE closing bell

The University of North Texas Financial Services Program will be awarded a $50,000 grant from TD Ameritrade Institutional as part of its NextGen Financial Planning Initiative. To celebrate the honor, TD Ameritrade Institutional will fly two UNT representatives to the New York Stock Exchange to accept the award July 22 (Wednesday), where they’ll be joined by UNT’s mascot, Scrappy, to help ring the closing bell.

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Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference awards $12,000 in cash prizes for writing competitions

George Bowden of Fort Worth received the top prize of $3,000 and a provisional book contract with the University of North Texas Press in the Book Manuscript competition sponsored by the 2015 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.

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Finley Graves appointed to two-year term as UNT provost and vice president of academic affairs

UNT President Neal Smatresk appointed Finley Graves as the university’s provost and vice president of academic affairs. This two-year appointment follows Graves’ service as interim academic leader since March 1.

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Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award-winning playwright to serve as UNT’s 2015-16 artist-in residence

Doug Wright will work with students and conduct research for upcoming works as the 2015-16 artist-in-residence for the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts at the University of North Texas.

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