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Recycle for Scholarships

June 13th, 2016 | Posted in Alumni News

image001The UNT Alumni Association has partnered with Recycle2Solution on a sustainable initiative to help reduce waste on campus and by doing so, provide scholarships to students.

UNT Alumni Association Board member Brett Stallard ’97 brought the idea of providing the campus with recycle bins for students and locals to drop off clothes and shoes they no longer need or want.  The DFW based waste management company will empty the bins and provide the alumni association with philanthropic support based on the weight of these donations to support its scholarship fund.

“Since graduating from North Texas, a group of fellow alumni have always tried to help each other professionally through our contacts,” Stallard says. “One of the guys connected me with Recycle2Solution for a personal venture. Then it hit me what a great connection it could be for North Texas.”

Since then the UNT Alumni Association has worked with multiple units on campus including the Office of Sustainability, University Facilities, Student Affairs, Housing and Parking to coordinate the addition of the recycle bins to campus just in time for the end of the May semester.

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Alumni Summer Mixers

June 13th, 2016 | Posted in Alumni News

image005Looking for ways to stay connected to your alma mater? Join us at one of the upcoming UNT Alumni Regional Chapter Summer Mixers. The UNT Alumni Association’s area chapters will be hosting Mixer’s in each of the surrounding counties—Dallas, Collin, Tarrant and Denton. The Alumni Association will provide appetizers during these fun, informal evenings of networking with other Mean Green alumni. These events were made to give you the opportunity to reconnect with other UNT alumni in your area for networking and camaraderie.

“Based on survey feedback, the alumni association is working to establish strong alumni programs in the counties with the largest alumni populations,” says Rob McInturf, UNT Alumni Association Executive Director. “We are making strategic decisions with our resources that align with what alumni are telling us they want.”

Alumni participating in these chapters identified these locations and venues as they appeal to a wide variety of alumni interests and demographics.

July 19
UNT Alumni Tarrant County Chapter Mixer
Bar Louie—2973 W. 7th St., Fort Worth
5:30-7:30 pm

July 26
UNT Alumni Collin County Chapter Mixer
Mexican Sugar—7501 Lone Star Dr., Plano
5:30-7:30 pm

August 2
UNT Alumni Dallas County Chapter Mixer
Happiest Hour—2616 Olive St., Dallas
5:30-7:30 pm

August 9
UNT Alumni Denton County Mixer
Hula Hut—210 E. Eldorado Pkwy., Little Elm
5:30-7:30 pm

Select the event that best fits your schedule and location and RSVP today!

Hank Dickenson Acting Athletic Director

June 13th, 2016 | Posted in Alumni News

Hank DickensonThe University of North Texas has named Hank Dickenson as acting athletic director while a national search commences to replace Rick Villarreal, who announced in May that he would step down as athletic director on June 20.

Dickenson, who has been with North Texas for more than two decades, is the deputy athletic director and an integral part of the Mean Green Radio Network. Dickenson does color commentary on North Texas football games and also does play-by-play on Mean Green men’s basketball games. Dickenson’s current administrative role includes scheduling, personnel management and oversight of external activities such as fundraising, sponsorships, marketing and promotions, and media relations.

To assist in finding the Mean Green’s next athletic director, North Texas has retained Eastman & Beaudine, Inc., and Bob Beaudine, chief executive officer of the firm, will lead the search with the goal of having the new athletic director identified by midsummer.

During the interim period, Ernest W. Kuehne III and Michael Sicuro will act as special consultants to UNT president Neal Smatresk to assess the resources, staffing and facilities of the North Texas Athletics Department.

Did you know?

June 13th, 2016 | Posted in Did You Know?


Did you know that your support to the Annual Fund at UNT builds bridges for our students?

With over 37,000 students (only roughly 9,000 of which receive scholarship aid) there are plenty of ways your generosity can make a meaningful impression. Scholarship support can be a large determining factor in whether or not someone is able to pursue their academic dreams—and you can be the difference maker. When you give back to UNT you give students an opportunity at success that may not have otherwise been attainable.

Together, we can build bridges for our students so they can travel down the road of success. Make your gift today to make a direct impact on tomorrow:

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June 13th, 2016 | Posted in Partner Profiles


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Calendar of Events

June 13th, 2016 | Posted in Events

2016 Highlights


July 19
UNT Alumni Tarrant County Chapter Mixer
Bar Louie—2973 W. 7th St., Fort Worth
5:30-7:30 pm

July 26
UNT Alumni Collin County Chapter Mixer
Mexican Sugar—7501 Lone Star Dr., Plano
5:30-7:30 pm


August 2
UNT Alumni Dallas County Chapter Mixer
Happiest Hour—2616 Olive St., Dallas
5:30-7:30 pm

August 9
UNT Alumni Denton County Mixer
Hula Hut—210 E. Eldorado Pkwy., Little Elm
5:30-7:30 pm


September 3
UNT vs. SMU – Home opening football game

September 20
UNT Alumni Dallas County Chapter – Fall Reception
Belo Mansion, Dallas


October 14-22
European Empires of Artistry Cruise
Barcelona to Rome

October 20
UNT Alumni Collin County Chapter – Fall Reception
Gleneagles Country Club, Plano

October 25
UNT Alumni Tarrant County Chapter – Fall Reception
The Colonial, Fort Worth


November 5


January 25-February 4
Sparkling South Pacific Cruise
Papeete to Papeete

UNT News Briefs

June 13th, 2016 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT researchers discover potential new paths for plant-based bioproducts

Plant science researchers at the University of North Texas have found potential new pathways for the creation of plant-based bioproducts. The research is outlined in a new article in the journal Nature Plants.

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UNT’s Science Education Research Lab wins water conservation award for work in Dallas

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has named the UNT Science Education Research Lab a winner of the 2016 Texas Environmental Excellence Award.

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UNT’s Printing & Distribution Solutions wins nine awards in national competition

The University of North Texas’ Printing & Distribution Solutions won nine awards at the 2016 In-Print Competition, co-sponsored by the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association, the nation’s largest organization for print shops housed in larger organizations that they service, and In-Plant Graphics Magazine.

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UNT opens Life of Purpose outpatient treatment center for students seeking recovery

Students who are recovering from alcohol and substance addiction, but do not want their treatment to keep them from pursuing university degrees, will have a resource for them at the University of North Texas. Life of Purpose Treatment, an intensive outpatient program designed specifically for college and university students, will open its second location on the UNT campus in Denton.

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UNT geographer receives NSF CAREER Award

Alexandra Ponette-González recently received a $475,167 National Science Foundation CAREER award for a five-year analysis of the effectiveness of blackjack oaks and post oaks in capturing black carbon — commonly emitted by diesel engines — in urban areas.

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Colleges and Schools Highlights

June 13th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights

College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Student awarded scholarship from Texas City Management Association

Misty Ricketts, a master of public administration student, has received a $3,500 Clarence E. Ridley Scholarship from the Texas City Management Association. Ricketts has been employed by the City of Irving since September 2008. She is currently the city’s senior management analyst for the Financial Services Department, managing Irving’s more than $400 million investment portfolio, monitoring daily cash flow and collateral and overseeing merchant card services. She has also worked as a senior management analyst and executive assistant in the city manager’s office.
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UNT study finds answer to increasing cognition for moderate dementia

Results from a UNT study found a positive connection between the use of hearing aids and improvements in cognition in older adults who had already been diagnosed with moderate dementia, but the researchers note that auditory training results in more improvement than wearing hearing aids without the training. Amyn Amlani, associate professor in UNT’s Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and Kyle Harber, a doctoral audiology student, provided hearing aids to 12 older adults who had been diagnosed with dementia 18 months to three years before the study began.
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College of Business

Airport app concept nets UNT students win in first contest

Ever been lost in an airport terminal or nearly miss a flight because you were late? An airport app concept created by University of North Texas students may provide the answer to these and other air travel issues. The app, unveiled at the American Association of Airport Executives conference this month in Houston, is designed to give flight passengers easier travel experiences.


College of Music

John Richmond named dean of UNT’s College of Music

John W. Richmond, director of the Glenn Korff School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been named the dean of the University of North Texas College of Music.





The kickoff times for all 2016 home games for the North Texas Mean Green have all been selected. The season’s home opener and head coaching debut for Seth Littrell will be at 6 PM on Saturday, September 3rd at Apogee Stadium, when the Mean Green host rival SMU. Conference USA will release a full television schedule at a later date, and kickoff times for road games will also be announced later.

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