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Homecoming 2015

September 10th, 2015 | Posted in Alumni News

“Forever Mean Green: A Journey Through Time” 

Homecoming Bonfire 2005We hope you will return home to experience the tradition and excitement of the University of North Texas 125th anniversary. Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends come together to celebrate old friendships, make new memories and cheer on the Mean Green!

This year’s Homecoming is scheduled for the week of October 5-10, 2015, and will culminate with the Homecoming football game on October 10 versus Portland State. This year’s theme, selected by students, celebrates UNT’s 125 year history—”Forever Mean Green: A Journey Through Time.”

Highlight of the weeks activities for alumni include:

Thursday, October 8

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards

This is the 50th anniversary of this annual event that recognizes the outstanding achievement, service and support of UNT’s alumni and friends.

Friday, October 9

Alumni at the Bonfire

Join us for the best seats in the house! Watch Bonfire from the UNT Alumni Pavilion
from 7:30-9:30 pm.

Saturday, October 10

Golden Eagles Reunion Breakfast – Class of 1965

Gateway Ballroom
Celebrate your 50 year reunion! For more information, contact or 940-369-7001.

Alumni GameDay Grille

For Homecoming, the Alumni Association encourages all alums to “come home” to UNT and join us at the Alumni Pavilion prior to the game. This weekend admission to the Pavilion is FREE for all. We will be open two hours prior to kickoff

Some other helpful links for Homecoming specific activities include:

Tent and Tailgating Packages

Student Affairs Homecoming site

UNT Alumni Fall Receptions

September 10th, 2015 | Posted in Alumni News


Whether you graduated forty years ago or yesterday, you will always be an integral part of the Mean Green family. Stay connected to your alma mater by joining us at one of the upcoming UNT Alumni Regional Receptions.

“We used feedback from our recent alumni survey to design and implement new programs and opportunities for UNT alumni to network and reconnect with their alma mater,” said Rob McInturf, executive director for the UNT Alumni Association. “These two regional receptions are just the beginning.”

Select the event that best fits your schedule and location. These events were made to give you the opportunity to reconnect with other UNT alumni in your area for networking, University updates and fun.

Dallas County

October 1, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Belo Mansion & Pavilion, Dallas, TX

With more than 36,000 alumni in Dallas county, we will be painting the town Green! Plan to attend our UNT Alumni Fall Reception – Dallas County at the Belo Mansion & Pavilion on Thursday, October 1, 2015.  President Smatresk will give a brief update on the University as we dine on heavy hors d’oeurves and drinks in the elegant ballroom at the Belo Mansion.
RSVP by September 24

Collin County

October 13, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Gleneagles County Club, Plano, TX

Collin county boasts more than 20,000 proud UNT alumni. Join us for a night of networking at the picturesque Gleneagles County Club on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. A brief University update will be given by President Smatresk as we nosh on plentiful appetizers and drinks.
RSVP by October 6

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 940-565-2834.

Mean Green Game Day

September 10th, 2015 | Posted in Alumni News

By Wendy Haun
Discover Denton


image003That time of year is upon us – that’s right, it’s time once again for Mean Green Game Day! We are excited for this opportunity to reintroduce our alumni to Denton.

If you haven’t experienced Denton since commencement, it’s time to come back. There is a complimentary shuttle that will pick up at City Hall West, just across the street from the Downtown Denton Transit Center (where the A-train lets off). The shuttle route has stops in the heart of downtown Denton and at the bars and restaurants on Fry Street and before taking you right to the Mean Green Tailgating Village. Then, after the game, hop on the shuttle and head back through Denton to celebrate the Mean Green victory in style. We invite you to come back and experience the original, independent spirit that makes Denton shine!

Make sure to follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) @Discover Denton for special ticket giveaways and information on other events going on in Denton.

Did You Know?

September 10th, 2015 | Posted in Did You Know?


One in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States. The UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center Excellence Fund exists to provide personalized, life-changing treatment grounded in cutting-edge research to those needing it most. With commitment, compassion and a caring heart, the Kristin Farmer Autism Center supports transformative changes for the autism community.
To make a gift visit:

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Church Hill Classics

September 10th, 2015 | Posted in Partner Profiles

Church Hill Classics
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

September 10th, 2015 | Posted in Events



September 16-19
Founder’s Week

September 19
UNTAA GameDay Grille
UNTAA Alumni Pavilion

UNT vs. Rice
Apogee Stadium


October 1
UNT Alumni Fall Receptions – Dallas County
Belo Mansion & Pavilion, Dallas, TX

October 4-10
Mediterranean Mosiac Cruise

October 8
Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards
UNT Gateway Ballroom

October 9
UNT Alumni Pavilion

October 10

UNTAA GameDay Grille (UNT vs. Portland State)
UNT Alumni Pavilion

October 13
UNT Alumni Fall Receptions – Collin County
Gleneagles Country Club, Plano, TX

October 15
UNTAA GameDay Grille (UNT vs. Western Kentucky)
UNT Alumni Pavilion

October 31
UNTAA GameDay Grille (UNT vs. UTSA)
UNT Alumni Pavilion


November 17
Ring Presentation Ceremony

November 28
UNTAA GameDay Grille (UNT vs. UTEP)
UNT Alumni Pavilion

UNT News Briefs

September 10th, 2015 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT engineering researchers earn 2015 Tech Titan Award

UNT College of Engineering faculty members Shengli Fu and Yan Wan received the 2015 Tech Titan of the Future – University Level award from The Metroplex Technology Business Council.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT’s Department of Dance and Theatre 2015-16 season features enduring classics, innovative works

Comedy classics, innovative choreography, and intense dramas will be among the works presented by the Department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas for the 2015-16 season.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT professor named Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator

Nandika D’Souza, UNT Regents Professor of mechanical and energy engineering and associate dean of undergraduate studies in UNT’s College of Engineering, has been named the 2015 Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator.

Click here to read the full story.

7 events you don’t want to miss this season at UNT’s College of Music

Musicians and music lovers from around the world will flock to UNT’s College of Music this fall for a variety of concerts, events and international festivals.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT researcher earns Phytochemical Society of North America lifetime career award

UNT Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon has earned the Phytochemical Society of North America’s Phytochemical Pioneer Award which recognizes significant contributions to phytochemical research over a scientist’s career.

Click here to read the full story.

Colleges and Schools Highlights

September 10th, 2015 | Posted in Highlights

Mayborn School of Journalism

  • Staci Parks, M.J. ’15, has been hired as the online media content editor for D Magazine.
  • Annette Nevins, M.J. ’14, is the lifestyles/features editor for the Temple Daily Telegram. Her personal essay headlined “Voyage around my mother,” is in the 2015 issue of Mayborn magazine.
  • Sarah M. Broom’s personal essay titled “The Yellow House: A decade after the storm, my mother still can’t go home” was published in The New Yorker magazine in August. Broom earned her bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Anthropology in 2002. Here’s the link to her work:
  • Amber Freeland, M.J. ’14, is an account manager with Insite Interactive.

College of Information

Dean Totten’s Retirement Reception

After 38 years at UNT, Dean Totten has retired. Many alums provided gifts to the Herman L. Totten Endowed Scholarship fund as a lasting memento to Dean Totten.

College of Education

Ashleigh Krastin receives KDP Distinguished Chapter Officer Award

Abbie Strunc to begin her professorship

Homecoming tent –Join us at our tent with food and drinks where we will recognize all the alumni who were honored as teacher or principal of the year for 2014-15 in regions 10 and 11 (there are 26 of them, which is a lot more than usual).

College of Engineering

UNT Computer Science and Engineering Summer Camps Inspire Students to Pursue STEM Careers

Lisa Reynolds got her undergraduate and master’s degree at UNT — became the first of the former summer camp student participants to receive a M.S. degree in computer science from UNT.

New Industrial Advisory Board Chair Announced

Career Center



Fall 2015 Suit Up Clothing Drive

Tuesday, November 3rd 9a.m. – 3p.m.
This event is open to ALL CURRENT STUDENTS!!!

The Career Center is sponsoring the drive in an effort to ensure that UNT Students have professional clothing for job interviews and new professional work opportunities.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! The Suit Up Clothing Drive event will be held once a year and will rely solely on the donations and contributions from the UNT Community.

We will gladly accept the following gently worn items:

  • Pants and skirts suits
  • Dress shirts and blouses
  • Sport coats/ Blazers
  • Skirts/Dresses
  • Dress slacks/khaki pants

We will also be accepting new shoes, socks and accessories.

Items can be donated at the Career center locations in Chestnut Hall Suite 103, Discovery Park Room C111, and Business Leadership Building (BLB).

We also have opportunities to volunteer during the Suit UP Clothing Drive!!!

For more information please contact:

Sean McNamara     
Rosalyn Smith          

Kuehne Speaker Series


For more information about sponsorships, visit or contact David Broughton at 940-367-0995 or

UNT Foundation

142962 DRC 125th Ad



Join your Mean Green Athletic family for Mean Green Pint Nights in Denton this and next week! While supplies last, those that purchase an Audacity beverage during the event will receive a co-branded North Texas and Audacity pint glass.

September 10th at East Side from 7-9 PM
September 11th at RT’s from 6-8 PM
September 17th at LSA from 6-8 PM
September 18th at Fuzzy’s on Loop 288 6-8 PM