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March 13th, 2017 Posted in Highlights

College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Walkathon raises awareness, funds for aphasia UNT Speech Pathology students and volunteers celebrate the 100-lap success of UNT Aphasia Support Group member, Karl Heller (center). National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) volunteers helped teach participants about…Read More
EMDS alumni spotlight: Bradley Wilson (’07) This alumni spotlight on MSgt Bradley Wilson (’07) first appeared in the fall 2016 issue of The Mitigator, the EMDS department newsletter. “My path in Emergency Management (EM) post EADP has taken me down a few unique roads. I actually began my career long before actually studying EM at…Read More
Program for veterans gives student chance at first four-year degree in family As seen in: Veteran Graduates after a Decade of Putting Together the Pieces (NBC 5) University of North Texas senior Johnathan Igou says the military is in his blood. Part of a military family dating back three generations, Igou planned for a career in the Air Force and started taking distance… Read More
Corinth appoints PADM alumnus as city manager The Corinth City Council recently appointed Bob Hart (’78 M.P.A.) as city manager. He will begin his new position February 6. Read the full announcement on the City of Corinth website.   See also: Corinth looks to continue building on good foundation (LakeCitiesSun) City Manager Bob… Read More

College of Music

Mnozil Brass
One of the world’s premier brass ensembles, Mnozil Brass will perform in Denton for one-night-only on April 6 in Winspear Hall. Dubbed the “Monty Python of the music world,” Mnozil Brass seamlessly blends musical virtuosity and comedic brilliance creating an unforgettable live performance. With diverse repertoire appropriate for all ages, this is the perfect evening for families to enjoy together. Tickets are available at
UNT Opera Presents Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites

In April, UNT Opera will present Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, the true story of the Carmelite nuns of Compiègne martyred during the French Revolution and subsequent Reign of Terror. With beautiful music that is at times lush and others hauntingly spare, Poulenc creates a compelling theatrical atmosphere that wonderfully captures the spiritual struggles and the sacrificial love of an extraordinary band of women. Conducted by Stephen Dubberly and directed by David Ward, the workshop production with sets, costumes, and a small instrumental ensemble will be sung in French with English supertitles. Join us on April 6, 7 and 8 at 8:00pm and April 9 at 3:00pm in the Lyric Theater. Tickets are available at

Lydian String Quartet
Since its formation in 1980, the Lydian String Quartet has embraced the full range of the string quartet repertory from the acknowledged masterpieces of the classical, romantic, and modern eras to the remarkable compositions written by today’s cutting edge composers. The Lydians will share their expertise with UNT students during a two-day residency in April with performances, masterclasses, and coachings. A free concert in Voertman Hall on April 13 will be the culmination of their residency and will include the premiere performance of faculty composer Jon Christopher Nelson’s new work Spinning Silence in the Possible Blue.

College of Business

Jordan Case speaks to room full of College of Business alumni at the Eagle Business Network Breakfast on March 2.

Each month, the College of Business hosts a special networking opportunity for alumni to get together, share ideas and learn from prominent business leaders and alum in the DFW region. In March, the college hosted featured speakers, Dr. Ted Farris and Mr. Jordan Case.

Dr. Ted Farris, the event’s spotlight speaker and UNT logistics professor, gave audience members a look into his innovative classroom agenda. Farris spoke about how he brings a global perspective to his students by offering them the opportunity to work with other universities around the world to solve case studies in a team setting. Not only does his curriculum expose students to the real-world challenges of differing time zones, languages and cultures, but it also strengthens their abilities to be team players and see the bigger picture.

UNT alumnus and president/managing partner of Park Place Lexus, Jordan Case, followed Farris’ presentation by describing the best business practices and strategies that have made his company a success. Case urged that “Failure to plan is planning to fail,” and emphasized the link between his days as a UNT football player and his current duties as president/managing partner. “The better we practice, the better we perform,” and performing is what Park Place Lexus is known for. Under his leadership, the company has ranked in the top ten nationally in sales, fixed operations and profit, and was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for excellence in client focus in 2016.

It was a pleasure to host both Dr. Farris and Jordan Case, along with a room full of proud UNT alumni, at the Eagle Business Network Breakfast.

If you missed this special networking opportunity, we invite you to save the date (and your appetite) for the next breakfast on Thursday, April 6.

Learn more about the Eagle Business Network Breakfast,
or RSVP for next month’s event, here.

College of Information

Congratulations to Morgan Carter on her new Position

In November of 2016, Morgan accepted a new position at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado. She is the Instructional Designer for the Health Information Technology program. She develops engaging learning modules using Captivate, evaluates courses using Quality Matters, researches, incorporates eLearning tools to enhance materials, supports Desire2Learn, the learning management system, and assists with accessibility. One of her favorite things is to help faculty overcome hurdles in technology so they can focus on teaching. Morgan received a Bachelor of Applied Technology and Performance Improvement at UNT in 2014.

College of Education

COE, ACES to present Temple Grandin lecture in Dallas

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

9“+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

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The 2016 North Texas Athletics Hall of Fame class, a group that comes from four decades and three sports, will be inducted on April 8, 2017.The induction ceremony and brunch will take place at 10:30 a.m., prior to the annual Green-White spring football game at Apogee Stadium, and will be held in Apogee’s HUB Club.

Tickets for the brunch and induction are $20 each or $150 for a table of eight, and are now on sale through the North Texas Ticket Office. Click here to purchase online or call the ticket office at 940-565-2527. Attendees will be able to watch the spring game from the HUB Club. The induction brunch is sponsored by UMB Bank.

The Mean Green Club invites you to play in the 27th Annual University of North Texas Don January Golf Classic, benefitting the North Texas Athletics Scholarship Fund and presented by HUB International.

The Don January Golf Classic is a five-person scramble played in three flights. Teams of four players will be teamed with a coach, administrator, personality, or athlete from North Texas Athletics, which may include members of the men’s and women’s golf teams.

Click here for more information and to register for this year’s Classic.

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