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July 11th, 2016 Posted in Highlights

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The North Texan: Speech and Hearing

When parents of a 10-month-old little girl born with a severe hearing impairment realized their daughter could not hear them and was having issues with delayed speech, they turned to Phallon Doss (’11 Au.D.) for help. After fitting the baby with hearing aids in her clinic in Schertz, Doss was reminded of the personal fulfillment she receives from her work. More…

Alumna featured in Denton Record Chronicle story, video on service dogs

Jessica Naert, a UNT alumna who studied rehabilitative studies and is legally blind, uses her best friend Makiko as a guide dog to get around the city of Denton. Read the full story…


College of Engineering

UNT’s Narendra Dahotre, alumnus Hitesh Vora, and coauthor have article published online in the Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

Other Engineering alumni news:


Kinshuk starts his new position as Dean of the College of Information on Aug. 15

Kinshuk starts his new position as Dean of the College of Information on Aug. 15

College of Information

New dean named for UNT’s College of Information

The University of North Texas College of Information has named Kinshuk, who goes by a single name, as its new dean. Kinshuk is formerly the associate dean of the Faculty of Science of Technology at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada.


Gilbert King

Gilbert King

Mayborn School of Journalism

Tickets available for Mayborn Conference speakers July 22 and 23

Presentations open to those not registered for conference.

News crews cover the Brexit vote in London. Photo courtesy of UNT Principal Lecturer Neil Foote.

News crews cover the Brexit vote in London. Photo courtesy of UNT Principal Lecturer Neil Foote.

UNT journalism students in London experience Brexit live

News crews cover the Brexit vote in London. Photo courtesy of UNT Principal Lecturer Neil Foote.[/caption]Journalism students and faculty from the University of North Texas are watching history unfold and are experiencing global news coverage at work while on a study abroad trip to London.

UNT Mayborn School graduates win national SPJ Mark of Excellence Award

Three graduates of the University of North Texas’ Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism won the prestigious Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award in the category of online feature reporting for work they did while they were students.


College of Education

UNT Education alums gather for spring reunion

 Danielle Levitt, a 2015 KHPR master’s graduate, accepted the Outstanding Thesis Award from Dean Jerry Thomas.

Danielle Levitt, a 2015 KHPR master’s graduate, accepted the Outstanding Thesis Award from Dean Jerry Thomas.

Master’s and doctoral alumni of the UNT College of Education gathered to reminisce and learn about the college’s current events at the annual spring reunion June 9 in the UNT Union. Dean Jerry Thomas, who is retiring in July, also gave an overview of the college’s accomplishments from the past year, including recognition of 26 alumni across North Texas who were named teachers or administrators of the year in their districts.

“Students often form tight bonds and friendships when they’re earning their master’s and doctoral degrees, as they’re working in smaller groups and on more focused subjects,” Thomas said. “This reunion gives them a chance to catch up with their classmates as well as faculty members, who are always eager to hear how their former students are doing.”

Also at the event, two College of Education alumni received awards for their outstanding scholarly work as graduate students. Anthony Duplanty, a graduate of the Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation (KHPR) doctoral program, earned the 2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Duplanty is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Louisiana State School of Medicine in New Orleans. Danielle Levitt, a 2015 KHPR master’s graduate, earned the Outstanding Thesis Award. Levitt is now working on her doctoral degree in the KHPR department.

Another graduate-level alumni reunion is planned for spring 2017. For more information about the UNT College of Education, visit


Toulouse Graduate School

Victor Prybutok

Victor Prybutok

UNT names new vice provost for Toulouse Graduate School

Victor Prybutok, Regents Professor of decision sciences at the University of North Texas, has been named vice provost for UNT’s Toulouse Graduate School.

Faculty and student by "The Process of Education" mural in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Faculty and student by “The Process of Education” mural in Guadalajara, Mexico.

UNT education faculty, students make special trip to Mexico

Faculty and doctoral students from the University of North Texas traveled to Guadalajara recently to solidify a partnership between the university and the Secretariat of Education for the State of Jalisco, Mexico.


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Denton Convention & Visitor Bureau

Congratulations to the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau!

Discover Denton (the Denton CVB) announces the grand opening of the new Discover Denton Welcome Center at 111 W. Hickory Street, on the Courthouse Square in the heart of Denton’s famed entertainment district.  The cutting edge infotainment center is staffed with “Dentoning Experts” trained to help visitors craft their own original, independent #dentoning experience.  Grand opening activities will last throughout the month of July.




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Football Season Tickets are on sale for the 2016 season. Contact the Ticket Office at 940-565-2527.

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