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Eli Young Band Special Performance at Alma Mater

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News

BandIn 2000 while attending the University of North Texas, four students came together to share a passion for music and live performance. Eli Young Band was born and catapulted from playing in Denton venues to sold-out crowds drawn to their unique contemporary country sound. With three No. 1 hits, a Grammy nomination and an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Eli Young Band is returning to where their journey began for a special concert at Apogee Stadium on March 25.

Chris Thompson (’04), Jon Jones (’04), James Young (’02) and Mike Eli (’04) share a camaraderie that bonds them as bandmates, friends, and UNT alumni. Amidst the opportunities they received at UNT, the group established a lasting friendship that continues to fuel their creativity and success. Eli Young Band recently released their single “Saltwater Gospel” and are currently touring around the nation.

Eli Young Band were invited as distinguished guests for the Wingspan Gala 2017 on March 25. Following the gala, Eli Young Band will play an exclusive concert for UNT students, faculty, staff, UNT Alumni Association members and their guests in Apogee Stadium with an opening act beginning at 8:30 pm.

Members of the Alumni Association are eligible for an exclusive offer to attend the concert. As a member, you can purchase tickets for just $25 each here. Not a member? Join here today and take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Don’t miss the chance to see an incredible performance by UNT alumni back at their alma mater!

Wingspan Gala 2017

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News

Enjoy a Mean Green Country evening at the Wingspan Gala 2017 featuring Eli Young Band. The black tie and boots formal event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. at the new University Union on Level 3 followed by dinner and a program recognizing UNT excellence.

Highlights include performances by UNT’s talented student groups, special presentation of the Presidential Award winners, a private acoustic performance by alumni Eli Young Band and after-dinner dancing.

The Presidential Awards presented each year include:

Wings of Eagles Presidential Award – the most prestigious award presented by the president to an alumnus or friend of the University who embodies the spirit of UNT and has made a transformative impact on the university.

Presidential Excellence Award – the most prestigious award honoring current faculty, staff, and students for significant accomplishments that have been nationally recognized. Each year one award is presented to a faculty or staff member and one award is presented to a student or group of students.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for purchase here. All event proceeds will benefit the President’s Scholarship Fund.

CUSA Releases 2017 Football Schedule

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Athletics

Conference USA released the 2017 football schedule setting the stage for an exciting second season for head coach Seth Littrell and the Mean Green. As in 2016, North Texas will play six home games and six road contests with a midseason bye week.

This year’s non-conference schedule features home dates against Lamar and Army, as well as road games to face Iowa and Metroplex rival, SMU.

The Mean Green’s Conference USA slate will kick off September 23 at Apogee Stadium as they welcome back UAB to conference play. Games against UTSA, Old Dominion and UTEP round out the home conference schedule.

To purchase 2017 season tickets and get the full schedule, visit or call the ticket office at 940-565-2527 or 800-868-2366.

Did You Know?

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Did You Know?
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In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Annual Fund at UNT wants to hear your UNT love story! Whether it be in honor of your sweetheart or your general passion for UNT itself, we want to hear it— now through February 14th you can spread the love for a chance to win a special UNT gift to share with a loved one.

Visit Facebook or Twitter to like the page and learn how you can share your UNT love.

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February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Partner Profiles
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Calendar of Events

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Events

2017 Highlights


March 25
The Big Event

March 25
2017 Wingspan Gala

March 25
Eli Young Band Concert


April 8
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

April 8
Spring Football Game

April 13
+ Autism: A Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Temple Grandin

April 15
Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards Nomination Deadline


May 2
UNT Official Ring Presentation Ceremony

May 9
UNT Kuehne Speaker Series – Charles Gasparino

May 12-13
UNT Commencement

UNT News Briefs

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in UNT News Briefs
Two UNT students win awards from nation’s largest fashion scholarship fund

University of North Texas students Lindsey Lotze and Asia Montague are among more than 200 college students to receive $5,000 scholarships from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT student helps put team in top spot for family business challenge

UNT senior, Dylan Lischau, helped his team win first place in his division for the collaborative portion of the Global Family Enterprise Case Competition, which partnered students from different institutions to solve a business challenge in a matter of hours.

Click here to read the full story.

UNT expands MBA offerings with 11-month program

The University of North Texas has added a new full-time MBA in business management to its master of business administration degree programs. The new program starting summer 2017 allows students to complete their degrees in 11 months, among the shortest for MBA programs.

Click here to read the full story.

New UNT on the Square exhibition features collaboration of artists from United States, Turkey

Collaborate4, running March 10-April 8 features four artists from three continents who create works together from unique materials by combining their skills in enameling, jewelry-making, metalsmithing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Click here to read the full story.

Colleges and Schools Highlights

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Highlights

College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Ala’i-Rosales Ala’i-Rosales to present at ABAI Conference in Paris

Shahla Ala’i-Rosales is the Director of UNT’s Behavior Analysis Online. Associate professor of behavior analysis Shahla Ala’i-Rosales will be presenting an individual symposium at the Ninth International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis…Read More

Photos: Commencement Fall 2016


Over 400 students participated in the PACS Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on December 16, 2016. Congratulations to all new PACS alumni! View photos from the day.

Cyber Forensics Lab to open at UNT New College at Frisco

The University of North Texas criminal justice department is on track to open a cellphone cyber security lab at the UNT New College at Frisco. The off-site instructional facility will house the area’s only cyber laboratory solely dedicated to analyzing cellphone data from devices used in criminal… Read More

Cyber Forensics Lab

College of Music

Pulley UNT alumna Emily Pulley will return to campus this spring for a month to share her expertise with current vocal students. Pulley has sung with opera companies and symphonies across the country and around the world, including nearly 200 performances as a principal artist with the Metropolitan Opera. On February 19 at 3:30 PM, Pulley will collaborate with faculty pianist Elvia Puccinelli to present “For the Birds!,” a free concert in Voertman Hall featuring songs about birds in styles ranging from classical to musical theatre, jazz and gospel.
UNT's One O'Clock Lab Band led by new director, Alan BaylockThe Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band, led by Alan Baylock, will perform with world-renowned vibraphonist and composer, Stefon Harris, on February 23 at 8:00 PM in Winspear Hall as part of the Glenn E. Gomez International Artists Endowment for Jazz Studies. Harris has toured the world as both a sideman and a leader, and is one of the most in-demand performers and educators in the music industry today. The concert will feature music composed by Harris, highlights from past One O’Clock Lab Band recordings and new music written by current UNT students. Tickets are available at
Roomful of Teeth Roomful of Teeth will continue their yearlong residency at UNT with a special concert in Winspear Hall on March 9 at 8:00 PM. By studying with masters of singing traditions around the world, this innovative, Grammy-winning, eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and forges a new repertoire without borders. Come hear Inuit throat singing, yodeling, belting, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music and Persian classical singing, all in one evening. Tickets are available at

College of Education

COE, ACES to present Temple Grandin lecture in Dallas

RW Temple headshotThe University of North Texas and ACES (Comprehensive Educational Services Inc.) will present prominent autism activist Temple Grandin April 13 in Dallas.

“+Autism: A Lecture and Discussion with Temple Grandin” will begin at 9 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave. The lecture is open to anyone with an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, including educators, parents and health practitioners. Tickets are $20, and pre-registration is highly encouraged as the event is expected to sell out. Proceeds will support UNT’s work in autism.

Grandin is considered one of the most important voices in the ASD community. She was diagnosed with autism as a young child and went on to earn a doctoral degree in animal science. She is a best-selling author and was the subject of an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning HBO film starring Claire Danes.

Grandin will discuss her journey and offer her thoughts on the mysteries of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a lecture titled “Educating Students with Different Kinds of Minds.”

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Grandin and experts from UNT and UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center, who will answer questions from the audience and offer insights into current research and best practices.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. the day of the event. The lecture is appropriate for ages 12 and older, and light refreshments will be served. To register, submit a question for Grandin or the panel, or for more information, visit

College of Visual Arts and Design

CVAD alumna Susan Gabbard is being honored by the NAEA (National Art Education Association) after being named National Art Educator of the Year. Gabbard will be presented the award at the NAEA conference in New York City on March 3, 2017, 3:00pm at the General Session.

One College One Building – On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, officials from University of North Texas and the College of Visual Arts & Design broke ground on a new home for UNT CVAD. The new art building project will be a new $70 million, four-story, 128,354-square-foot addition to the current art building that is located at 1201 W. Mulberry in Denton, Texas.

Upon the completion of this project, slated to be in Fall 2018, more of the College’s programs will be housed together in one place. Currently, art courses are taught not only in the Art Building, but also in Curry, Hickory, and Oak Street Hall, and the Welch Street Complex.

Stay updated on the project by visiting




On Saturday, February 18th, North Texas Basketball will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sun Belt Conference and NCAA Tournament participant team.  Members of the 2007 Championship team will be honored at halftime of the basketball game against UTSA.  Tip off set for 3 pm.

The 2007 North Texas basketball team was only the 2nd team in UNT history to go to the NCAA tournament.  They earned their way to the NCAA tournament by defeating Arkansas State in the Sun Belt Conference Championship game by a score of 83-75.  Calvin Watson was named SBC tournament MVP.  The Mean Green lost their first round game in the NCAA Tournament against the Memphis Tigers by a score of 58-73.  The Mean Green finished the season with a 23-11 record.


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