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Coaches Caravan 2016

April 21st, 2016 | Posted in Alumni News


The North Texas Coaches Caravan will visit three new destinations and make return trips to a pair of locales in 2016, and will kickoff at North Texas Hall of Fame member Jordan Case’s Park Place Lexus dealership in Plano on April 26.

This year will mark the Caravan’s first time at The Rustic in Dallas, Times Ten Cellars in Fort Worth, and the North Texas Fairgrounds in Denton.

This year’s schedule consists of:

April 26: Plano
Park Place Lexus, 6-8 p.m.
6785 Dallas Pkwy., Plano TX 75024
Parking: Valet parking and self-parking available.
RSVP by April 24

April 28: Dallas
The Rustic, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
3656 Howell St., Dallas TX 75204
Parking: Self-parking available
RSVP by April 24

May 12: Fort Worth
Times Ten Cellars, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
1100 Foch Street, Fort Worth TX 76107
Parking: Self-parking available
RSVP by May 8

May 17: Gainesville
First State Bank, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
801 E California St., Gainesville TX 76240
Parking: Self-parking available
RSVP by May 15

May 18: Denton
North Texas Fairgrounds, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
2217 North Carroll Blvd., Denton TX 76201
Parking: Self-parking available
Beth Marie’s ice cream will be served, and there will be a bounce house
RSVP by May 15

This year, attendance at the Caravan stops at The Rustic in Dallas, Ten Times Cellars in Fort Worth and the North Texas Fairgrounds in Denton will require fans to purchase tickets, which cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, or through the North Texas Athletics Ticket Office by calling 940-565-2527 or 800-868-2366.

There is no charge to attend the Caravan stops at Park Place Lexus in Plano or at First State Bank in Gainesville, but fans are asked to RSVP online here.

UNT Establishes Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research

April 21st, 2016 | Posted in Alumni News


The University of North Texas’ Department of Disability and Addictions Rehabilitation announces it will establish the Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research in its Denton, Texas campus.

The establishment of this Office is being funded by a $100,000 gift from Andrew Burki, MSW, Founder and CEO of Life of Purpose Treatment. This gift serves as a springboard to raise 3.5 million to recruit a leading R1 researcher to serve as the chair to spearhead the program.

“I am thrilled about the research opportunities that this generous gift from Life of Purpose will afford UNT,” said Chair of the Department of Disability and Addictions Rehabilitation and Director of the Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research at the University of North Texas, Linda Holloway. “This donation is significant in that it is providing the seed money to create the UNT Office for Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research. There is an epidemic of substance use disorders in the US and it is complicated by other co-occurring behavioral health disorders. It is affecting youth at an earlier age thereby having even more dire consequences – including death. It is simply inexcusable that we have inadequate research to address this compounding health issue in a country that has so many resources. This Office will provide a hub for faculty and staff to conduct cutting edge research related to recovery, an area that is surprisingly lacking in evidence-based practices. We have invited over a dozen faculty members from 3 different colleges to be a part of this research initiative and hope that more will join us. It is only through a concerted, collaborative effort that we can begin to tackle this crisis.”

The full press release, along with full details of the new Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research is available here:

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

April 21st, 2016 | Posted in Alumni News


Get ready to jazz it up April 29, 30 & May 1 at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival.  Enjoy great music, good food, and beautiful art in Denton, Texas, where FUN IS THE THING and JAZZ IS KING! Thirty-two-acre Quakertown Park in the heart of downtown is the perfect setting for the 2 ½ day event, and admission is FREE.   Headlining 2016’s nearly 3,000 musicians, artists and performers are the multi-Grammy award-winning UNT One O’Clock Lab Band; Patrice Rushen & Friends; The Flatlanders; and Denton’s own Brave Combo. Come create your own original, independent Denton adventure.

Did you know?

April 21st, 2016 | Posted in Did You Know?


UNT’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service (PACS) has a long history of social entrepreneurship and community outreach. The Community Renewal Fund advances this philosophy to create a high-impact, social innovation fund to develop and implement bold ideas to transform communities.

Students, faculty and community leaders collaborate to create a proposal responding to a social problem in the community and annual awards support entrepreneurial initiatives to address issues such as aging, public safety, local government, homelessness, disasters, veterans’ disabilities, and many other critical areas.  The Community Renewal Fund has enabled the development of transformative programs on campus; including the Aural Exercise and Education Program (to facilitate the first-ever aural rehabilitation classes for people with hearing aids) and the Exploring Community-Oriented Solutions to Non-Urgent Pediatric ED Use.

Make your gift to the Annual Fund at UNT today, and help support these life-changing initiatives:

Partner Profile – Liberty Mutual

April 21st, 2016 | Posted in Partner Profiles


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Calendar of Events

April 21st, 2016 | Posted in Events

2016 Highlights

April 23
#Dentonmeansbusiness 5K and Fun Run

North Texas Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon
Apogee’s Hub Club

Alumni GameDay Grille
UNT Alumni Pavilion

Mean Green Garage Sale
Apogee Stadium Concourse

Spring Green and White Game
Apogee Stadium

April 26
Coaches Caravan – Plano
Park Place Lexus
6-8 pm

April 27
UNT Official Ring Presentation Ceremony
UNT Union

April 28
Coaches Caravan – Dallas
The Rustic
5:30-7:30 pm

May 10
Kuehne Speaker Series featuring T. Boone Pickens
Hilton Anatole – Dallas

May 12
Coaches Caravan – Fort Worth
Times Ten Cellar
5:30-7:30 pm

May 13-14
UNT Commencement

May 17
Coaches Caravan – Gainesville
First State Bank
5:30-7:30 pm

May 19
Coaches Caravan – Denton
North Texas Fair Grounds
5:30-7:30 pm

June 13-24
Regal Routes of Northern Europe Cruise

UNT News Briefs

April 21st, 2016 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

Annual Voertman art competition features CVAD students’ art work in exhibition

Students in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas will show off their work at the 56th annual Voertman’s Art competition, April 14 – July 23.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT College of Education dean announces retirement

Jerry Thomas, the dean of the College of Education at the University of North Texas, will retire in July. Thomas has served as dean since 2008. He came to UNT from Iowa State University, where he was a professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT recognized for excellence in transfer student programs and opportunities

The University of North Texas was the only public school in Texas to be listed as a member of the inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll by Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges. The award identifies the top four-year colleges and universities that have created “dynamic pathways to support community college transfer.”

Click here to read the full story.

UNT to evaluate new animal-assisted therapy teams

The University of North Texas is once again preparing for their evaluation of new animal-assisted therapy teams, who will provide service in their own communities.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT Mayborn School students recognized in TIPA, SPJ awards competitions

Students in the University of North Texas’ Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism received a total of 26 awards in the recent Texas Intercollegiate Press Association awards competition.

Click here to read the full story.

Colleges and Schools Highlights

April 21st, 2016 | Posted in Highlights

College of Engineering

Alumni News:
CSE Alumnus designs app for college students
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Engineers Week 2016 at UNT Includes Workshops, Career Fair
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UNT Engineering Alumnus Featured in People of ACM
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College of Business

REALTOR® Magazine honors North Texas Alum with Prestigious “30 under 30” Award

REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 under 30” for 2016 was recently announced honoring 30 of the country’s premier professionals in the real estate industry. This year Dallas’ own, Scottie Smith II of Scottie Smith II & Associates was chosen out of nearly 400 applicants and will be featured in the May/June issue of REALTOR® Magazine.

As a native of Houston, Scottie learned how to make an impact early as the middle child among his ten siblings, and that influence can be seen in the trajectory of his business. Scottie started his agency with just one agent and since then the business has grown over 200% year after year with more agents joining now one of the fastest growing independent real estate brokerages in Texas.

Graduate School


College of Information

Virginia_ReyVirginia Rey (MS ’89) – 2016 Outstanding Alumna

Virginia Rey is the 2016 UNT Department of Library and Information Sciences Outstanding Alumna. Ms. Rey will be the keynote speaker at the College of Information Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony scheduled May 13, 2016 at Murchison Performing Center.

She is a first generation, four year college degree recipient and attributes her hard work ethic to her immigrant parents. Ms. Rey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1984 and a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas in 1989.


College of Arts & Sciences

UNT biologists to expand pesticide research

A group of University of North Texas biologists have received funding to expand research into how commonly used pesticides affect Texas quail populations, and the results may have implications to human health.


Thank A Teacher

thanksHas a UNT teacher made a positive difference in your life? Let them know.

Outstanding teachers at UNT do make a difference for students. They make learning challenging and fun; they are available when needed; and they weather many storms with students to foster bright futures. When teachers have made this kind of a difference, many students wish for a way to say “Thanks”.

UNT students and alums have the opportunity to say “Thanks” through the “Thank a Teacher” Program here at UNT. Current students and alums will have until May 12, 2016 to complete the form at to share their thanks with their UNT teacher(s). You may complete as many of these forms as you wish (one for each teacher you wish to thank). You may also choose to remain anonymous. Your notes will be sent to your teachers as part of a letter of recognition from the Provost with copies to their Deans and Department Chairs!


Honors College

Fill out an Alumni Update Form online for invitations to exclusive Honors College Alumni Events, including happy hours, networking functions, tours, and more!

For more information or to get involved with the Honors College, please contact .




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