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August 15th, 2016 Posted in Highlights

College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Criminal Justice degree now offered through New College at Frisco

New College at Frisco

Starting this fall, UNT will offer a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at our new off-site instructional facility in Frisco. This degree will give you the opportunity to further your career in law enforcement or criminal justice and gain new skills to give you an edge, from fighting street crime to combating cybercrime. Learn more at http://newcollege.unt.edu/programs/criminal-justice and http://pacs.unt.edu/

 

College of Information

Happy 100th birthday Mabel Dickinson!
https://news.unt.edu/news-releases/happy-100th-birthday-mabel-dickinson

 

UNT College of Information receives $1.2 million endowment to fund new data science professorship

The University of North Texas College of Information has created an endowed professorship fund called The Reinburg Professorship in Data Sciences.
 The fund is named after Jesse Reinburg who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in library science in 1941. She passed away in September 2015, leaving an estimated $1.2 million to create a data science professorship in the Department of Library & Information Sciences. “Jesse was the most wonderful woman you could imagine,” said Sharon Coulborn, Reinburg’s close friend. “She led quite an interesting life.” 
After graduating from UNT, Reinburg worked with the U.S. Intelligence Department decrypting messages during World War II. Her group intercepted and decoded the message that Japan was planning to bomb Pearl Harbor. She also worked with the U.S. State Department establishing and managing libraries all over the world. She later returned to Texas to work at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.
” She was very proud of the fact that she went to UNT and that she was one of the first women to graduate in library sciences,” said Coulborn. “She always loved to learn, she loved adventure and she absolutely loved to travel. She was always very encouraging to other people.” Reinburg’s gift will give UNT students an advantage in the growing field of data science. 
”The career path is extremely in demand right now,” said Suliman Hawamdeh, chair of the Department of Library & Information Sciences. “Corporations need experts to break down the massive amounts of data they collect and turn it into easy to use information that benefits their business.”

 

Mayborn School of Journalism

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference awards $18,000 in cash prizes in writing competitions

David Collins of Fulton, Missouri,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 2016 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.

 

College of Visual Arts and Design

Artists/scholars to discuss role of art, politics as part of “Conversations” series at UNT

What: Conversations: Art, Politics and North Texas, a series of five Dallas-Fort Worth artists/scholars discussing the intersection of art and politics, at the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas.

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Oct. 27, Feb. 2 and March 2
Where: Room 101, Art Building
Cost: Free

Five prominent Dallas-Fort Worth artists/scholars will speak about the intersection of art, politics, cultural equity and history during a series of conversations at the University of North Texas.

Conversations: Art, Politics and North Texas, which will take place throughout the 2016-17 academic year, will feature the artists/scholars discussing their socially engaged work as it relates to urban contexts, civic institutions, culture and history within various cities in North Texas.

The event is sponsored by the College of Visual Arts and Design and its Department of Art Education and Art History.

Schedule of speakers:

Sept. 29 – Christopher Blay, installation artist and curator at Art Corridor Gallery at TCC Southeast Campus

Oct. 27 – Lauren Woods, multimedia artist and visiting assistant professor at Southern Methodist University

Feb. 2 – Sara-Jayne Parsons, curator of TCU Art Galleries, and Giovanni Valderas, assistant director of Kirk Hopper Fine Art and former vice chairman of the Cultural Affairs Commission for the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

March 2 – Darryl Ratcliff, artist specializing in socially engaged art and co-founder of Ash Studios and Michelada Think Tank Center

 

New College at Frisco

The power of UNT in the heart of Frisco

As a UNT alum, you know the power of a UNT education. We’re now bringing that power to Collin County, a corporate hotspot and one of the nation’s fastest-growing areas through the University of North Texas New College at Frisco, our new off-site instructional facility. If you’re thinking about continuing your education or making a career move, UNT’s New College is a great choice. This fall, the New College will offer a variety of courses, including university core, undergraduate and graduate level classes, as well as new degree programs. UNT’s New College programs include:

 

Denton Convention & Visitor Bureau
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Athletics

NORTH TEXAS ATHLETICS TOP STORIES

Click the links below to read further about what is happening in North Texas Athletics!

2016 FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS AND PARKING HAVE BEEN MAILED

2016 football season tickets and parking have been mailed and should begin arriving this week.

Football season tickets have been mailed to anyone that renewed their season tickets by the June 30th deadline and are fully paid on both their season tickets and required Mean Green Club donation (for piority 1 & 2, club, and suites).

Those that still owe on their season tickets or their Mean Green Club donation should call the North Texas Ticket Office at (940) 369-7284 to complete their payment. Accounts must be fully paid by Friday, August 12th if they would like their tickets to be mailed. Otherwise, they will be placed at will-call in the North Texas Ticket Office to be picked up during office hours or on game-day.

Single-game and away-game tickets are now available for purchase. CLICK HERE to purchase single-game tickets or call the North Texas Ticket Office at (940) 369-7284 to purchase single-game and away-game tickets.

JUNIOR MEAN GREEN CLUB MEET YOUR FOOTBALL BUDDY NIGHT SET FOR AUGUST 16TH

Junior Mean Green ClubThe Junior Mean Green Club will host its first event of the 2016-2017 membership year on Tuesday, August 16th at 5 PM in front of the North Texas Athletic Center. The event will allow members to register, receive their Junior Mean Green Club membership packet, enjoy Beth Marie’s Ice Cream, and meet their football buddy for the year.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Junior Mean Green Club.

NORTH TEXAS ATHLETICS TOP STORIES:

NORTH TEXAS ANNOUNCES 2016 HALL OF FAME CLASS

VIDEO: BEYOND THE GREEN: A WORTHY KOZ

MEN’S BASKETBALL GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

FORMER MEAN GREEN STANDOUT CAZAUBON SET TO COMPETE IN RIO

CHURCHMAN NAMED CLEVELAND GOLF/SRIXON ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR

VIDEO: BEHIND THE SCENES AT CONFERENCE USA MEDIA DAY

MEAN GREEN TRACK & FIELD EARNS USTFCCCA ACADEMIC AWARD

ACHEIL TAC SIGNS WITH ROMANIAN TEAM

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

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