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April 11th, 2017 Posted in Highlights

College of Health and Public Service

PACS renamed College of Health and Public Service UNT’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service (PACS) has been renamed the College of Health and Public Service (HPS). The college is comprised of seven main academic departments:… Read More
Recovery groups to host Spring Benefit Art Gala April 14 The UNT Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) and Eagle Peer Recovery (EPR) are hosting a Spring Benefit Art Gala on April 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the University Union Green Roof. CRP and EPR student artwork will be available for purchase, in addition to items donated by professional artists…. Read More
Behavior Analysis offers free research talks throughout semester HPS’ Behavior Analysis department will host several Behavior Analysis Research Colloquium (BARC) events during the spring semester. BARCs are typically held from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and are free and open to the UNT community. An offsite, informal social gathering often… Read More
Photos: Dean’s List students recognized at special reception February 28, HPS (PACS) students who were named to the Dean’s Honor Roll in 2016 were honored through a special reception held outside the HPS Dean’s Office. View more photos on Flickr. HPS students who made the Dean’s List in Fall 2016 can… Read More

College of Music

UNT alumni perform in 2017 Inaugural Parade as part of U.S. Military Bands
UNT alumni proudly represented their alma mater and their respective branches of the U.S. Military in Washington, D.C. at the 2017 Inaugural Parade.

The U.S. Air Force Band, Washington, D.C.

From left: MSgt Jeff Martin, SMSgt Blake Arrington (’02, ’04), TSgt Matt Penland (’12), TSgt Ben Polk (’08), TSgt Erik Lundquist (’14, ’16), CMSgt Bill Marr and TSgt Ricky Parrell (’08). Photo: CMSgt Kevin Burns.

The U.S. Army Field Band, Fort Meade, MD

Front from left: Luke Brimhall (’11) and Sarah Williams (’93). Back from left: Sean Casey, Phillip Johnson (’03), Andrew Layton (’99), Ryan Brewer (’14), Dustin Mollick (’10), Thomas Davis, Zachary Steele, James Wood (’07), Bradford Danho (’06), Kevin Watt (’91), Christopher Sarangoulis (’03), Ward Yager (’04) and Nicholas Althouse. Not pictured: Lauren Curran (’05, ’07), Pat Shook (’97), Tim Young (’97) and Joshua Fox (’08). Photo: CMSgt Kevin Burns.

The U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C.

From the left: MU1 Daniel Geldert (’09), MU1 Robert Behrend, MUC Jason Ayoub (’00), MU1 Philip Eberly (’08), MU1 David Perkel (’91), MU1 Thomas Eby (’08), MU1 Tyler Mire (’10, ’12), MUCS Luis Hernandez (’96), MUC Cynthia Wolverton (’02), MUCM Philip Burlin and MUCM James Logan (’88). Photo: CMSgt Kevin Burns.

Jazz Singers with Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson:

The Jazz Singers spring concert will feature one of the jazz scene’s most dynamic duos: vocalist Sara Gazarek and pianist/composer/arranger Josh Nelson. The Jazz Singers will perform as a stand-alone ensemble as well as with the pair, featuring new arrangements and adaptations of music from Gazarek and Nelson’s recent album, Dream in the Blue. There are two chances to see the performance in Voertman Hall – April 21 and April 22.

Symphony Orchestra Puccini’s Turandot:

The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Itkin, in collaboration with the Grand Chorus, directed by Allen Hightower, will present a concert performance of Puccini’s masterpiece Turandot on April 26 at the Murchison Performing Arts Center. Puccini’s final opera is set in ancient China where Princess Turandot reigns with an iron fist and an ice-cold heart. With a forbidden romance, soaring melodies and nearly 300 performers including faculty and student soloists as well as guest artist Arnold Rawls, don’t miss what promises to be an enthralling evening of music.

John J. Haynie Tribute Concert: Legendary UNT professor emeritus of trumpet John J. Haynie’s 40-year impact on the College of Music will be celebrated during a tribute concert on April 28 in the Lyric Theater. In addition to performances by current trumpet faculty and students, the evening will feature a return of the famous “Haynie Cornet” and other historical treasures. Join us in honoring a legendary professor whose brilliant career impacted decades of students.

Seventy years ago, the University of North Texas launched the now-acclaimed Jazz Studies program, the first of its kind in the nation. To commemorate the milestone, UNT’s College of Music will release aseries of special, limited CDs to the public this spring and fall. The first CD, Perseverance — The Music of Rich DeRosa at North Texas, has been released. All CDs will be available for purchase through CD Baby and Amazon; digital distribution via iTunes, Pandora and Spotify; and through the UNT College of Music online store, and Penders Music.

College of Business

Eagle Business Network Breakfast: May 4
Each month, the College of Business hosts a special networking opportunity for alumni to come together, share ideas and learn from prominent business leaders in the DFW region. This May, we will a special breakfast by hosting a panel of young alum for a morning of lively discussions.

Bring your appetite and your business cards to the next Eagle Business Network Breakfast on Thursday, May 4 at Lawry’s in Dallas. For additional information, and to purchase ticket, visit the College of Business website:

Annual logistics fundraiser set for May 19
Please join us for the Center for Logistics Education and Research’s 5th Annual Transportation Breakfast on Friday, May 19. The event, which will take place at Big Brothers Big Sisters in Irving, will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and feature guest speakers Chuck Cooperstein, Dallas Mavericks radio play-by-play, and John Sharp, group president for TFD Group Companies.

Following the program, attendees are invited to an open house at the home of logistics entrepreneur and longtime UNT logistics supporter William “Bill” LaMothe, chairman of the board for PGL. The event at his home provides an afternoon of networking and access to the annual AT&T Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament.

Tickets are on sale now for $99 a seat, or $699 for a table of eight. This is a great way to support our well-deserving students and have the opportunity to experience the PGL in a new light.  READ MORE…

MBA in Energy: coming fall 2017
Combine the integrated business perspective of an MBA and the specific tools for the energy industry with the College of Business’ newest MBA in Energy.

Coming this fall, you can prepare for one of the fastest-growing job markets in the region and world, here at UNT. From careers as a business stock analysts, to a logistics supply chain manger, an MBA in Energy will provide you with infinite possibilities. 

Become a leader in the upstream energy industry and get ahead with the in-depth knowledge needed to succeed. For more information, email or call the College of Business MBA Advising Office at, or 940.369.8977.

College of Information

2017 Movers & Shakers Announced
Two UNT College of Information, Information Science Department alumni have been named among Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers 2017. Congratulations to Sara Bean Thompson (’11) and Melissa Dease (’08). Now in its 16th year, LJ’s Movers & Shakers provides an annual snapshot of the transformative work being done by those in libraries of all types and sizes and across the field. A total of 52 people were selected for the honor. Read about all of them and our alumni here.

Denton Convention & Visitor Bureau

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Get ready to jazz it up April 28-30, 2017 at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. Enjoy great music, good food, and beautiful art in Denton, Texas, where FUN IS THE THING and JAZZ IS KING! Thirty-two-acre Quakertown Park in the heart of downtown is the perfect setting for the 2 ½ day event, and admission is FREE.

Headlining 2017’s nearly 3,000 musicians, artists and performers are Jack DeJohnette Trio on Friday night, Aaron Neville on Saturday night and Denton’s own multi-Grammy award-winning Brave Combo on Sunday night.

Stop by the University of North Texas Showcase Stage to hear all of the lab bands, including the world famous One O’Clock Lab Band, as well as many other UNT ensembles. Come create your own original, independent Denton adventure.


Former NFL and Mean Green football player, Zach Orr, will join Fox 4 Sports anchor Mike Doocy as key note speakers for the “Doing the Most Good” luncheon, benefitting the Salvation Army of Denton County. This event will take place on Tuesday, April 18th inside the “Hub Club” at Apogee Stadium. Orr, a DeSoto high school product, will share his story of overcoming adversity and the devastating injury that ended his promising career with the Baltimore Ravens.

The luncheon begins at 11:30 am and there are individual and table prices available by calling the Salvation Army Shelter in Denton at 940-566-3800.

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