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June 14th, 2017 Posted in Highlights

College of Health and Public Service

UNT emergency management researchers to study factors for recovery after disaster Faculty members Laura Siebeneck and Ronald Schumann and graduate student Britt-Janet Kuenanz will speak with New Jersey residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy to determine what factors led to them returning to their communities.

Texas ranch helping trauma survivors gets needed help from UNT class  A North Texas ranch that helps people and animals when other therapies fail is getting help itself from a group of University of North Texas marketing students.

UNT Speech and Hearing Center offers reading program for students in second to seventh grades After a successful after-school program its first semester, the reading clinic will be offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings this summer for nine weeks, beginning Tuesday, June 13. Registration is now open.


College of Music

UNT College of Music jazz students win five ‘DownBeat’ Student Music Awards Jazz students, faculty and ensembles from the University of North Texas College of Music have been honored by the national jazz and blues magazine “Downbeat” with a total of five student music and outstanding performance awards. The awards, considered the most prestigious in jazz education, will be announced in the June issue of the magazine.

UNT College of Music names Undergraduate Presser Scholar Maggie Ng, an oboe music performance student from Plano, has been named the University of North Texas College of Music’s 2017-18 Presser Scholar and recipient of a $4,000 Presser scholarship.

UNT College of Music doctoral student awarded $25,000 fellowship Andrea Recek, a University of North Texas College of Music doctoral student in musicology, has been awarded the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies.


College of Business

Logistics entrepreneur launches UNT fundraising challenge A big fundraising challenge is underway for the University of North Texas logistics program thanks to William “Bill” LaMothe, PGL chairman of the board.

Google, Facebook, Amazon headquarters give UNT students peek at digital operations A “dream trip” hosted through the University of North Texas is giving students the chance to experience major retail and digital operations up close.


College of Education

UNT doctoral student awarded $20,000 fellowship University of North Texas doctoral student Ana Guadalupe Reyes has been selected for a $20,000 fellowship from the National Board for Certified Counselors. Reyes is a doctoral student in the College of Education counseling program specializing in equine-assisted psychotherapy and LGBTQ+ issues.



Women’s Basketball Adds Transfer Guard

Plano native and University of the Pacific transfer Callie Owens is joining the North Texas women’s basketball program as announced by Mean Green head coach Jalie Mitchell on Thursday.

The 5-foot-10 guard averaged 5.8 points per game last season as a freshman and made 30 percent of her 3-point attempts. Owens played in 27 games for the Tigers and scored 20 points and had seven rebounds, both season-highs, in a win over Pepperdine.

She scored in double figures six times last year, including 10 points against Marquette.
“You can never have enough players on the roster with Callie’s mentality and character,” Mitchell said. “We are excited to bring another one home and look forward to the leadership, energy and skill that she will bring to our program.”

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Owens will not be allowed to play this coming season but will have three years of eligibility starting in the 2018-19 season.

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