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August 18th, 2017 Posted in Highlights
College of Health and Public Service

SR Education Group recently ranked two of HPS’ online graduate programs in their 2017 Best Value lists. Our online graduate rehabilitation counseling… READ MORE

Emergency management researchers to study factors for recovery after disaster

This past October marked four years since Hurricane Sandy became the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history when it hit the New Jersey coast, causing about $75 billion in property damage. Thousands of homes destroyed or heavily damaged by the storm have not been rebuilt, and many residents who evacuated have not returned to their communities. READ MORE

Essay: Tenacity by recent graduate Marisa Nowicki

Tenacity” by Marisa Nowicki (’17) – Although neither of my parents attended college, they fostered in me a deep love of learning from an early age. We would often play word games in the car, and it was during one of these car rides that my dad introduced the new word-of-the-week: “tenacity,” the quality of being determined or persistent. I’ve always liked the word, and as an adult it often reminds me how much my family has sacrificed to ensure I gained a quality education. READ MORE

College of Business

Network with Wren Baker: September 7

Stay connected to your UNT alum at the next Eagle Business Network event on Thursday, September 7. You will also have the opportunity to learn about new developments in UNT athletics with the month’s featured speaker Wren Baker, UNT Vice President and Director of Athletics.

Time: 7–9 a.m.
Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 205 NorthPark Center, Dallas, Texas
Cost: $18.00

Event Details:
7 a.m. Registration and Networking
7:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8 a.m. Program begins (ends at 9 a.m.) 

Register here, and don’t miss your chance to network around the breakfast table.

Purchase with a Purpose

University of North Texas student found his calling for helping others following last year’s July 7 ambush of police officers in downtown Dallas, which left five officers dead and wounded a total of 11 people.

“The Dallas shooting was bad, but it sparked a fire in me and I’m going to let that fire shine bright,” said Ipinowula “Ipi” Adedokun, a junior majoring in finance.

Following the shooting, Adedokun wanted to help children who lost parents that night, but he didn’t know how – so he started a group in hopes it could become a nonprofit to lend him credibility. This June, just a few weeks before the one-year anniversary of the shooting, the organization – World Apparel Co. – became designated as a domestic nonprofit corporation. About half of the proceeds from online purchases of T-shirts and trendy dresses, jackets and hats goes to aid children’s charities or individual families.  READ MORE

Logistics Lab Leading Innovation

UNT’s Jim McNatt Institute for Logistics Research (JMI) is helping Trinity Logistics executives determine how to distribute domestically manufactured ASME propane tanks from sister company Trinity Containers in the most time—and cost-saving way possible. Undergraduate student and former Trinity Logistics intern Megan Vassh used large-scale data analysis to optimize the company’s distribution plan. READ MORE


College of Education

Student creation for retail’s top show lands UNT team spot on HSN with designer

An idea created on campus is giving three University of North Texas graduates the opportunity of a lifetime – a live appearance on the HSN television shopping network. They will appear in a cell in the 7-9 p.m. (Eastern) slot Aug. 4 (Friday).

Thanks to a unique handbag design, the former students won the National Retail Federation’s 2016 Student Challenge at the annual “BIG Show” in New York City. There they met NRF judge and designer Danielle DiFerdinando, founder and creative director at Danielle Nicole and a regular HSN feature. She pitched an idea to HSN and then invited Katelyn Patrick Boutin, Nichole Fallis and McKenzie Hibler – all 2016 graduates of UNT’s merchandising and digital retailing programs – to join her on a show. READ MORE



North Texas Launches Young Alumni Season-Ticket Promotion

The North Texas Athletic Department has announced a football season-ticket promotion for first-year graduates and young alumni that graduated within the last five years. 

Any person who graduated from the University of North Texas in 2017 is eligible to receive two free 2017 North Texas football season tickets.

Those who graduated from North Texas between 2013-16 are eligible for the Young Alumni discount ticket program, which offers up to two season tickets for $50 each. Tickets are for seats in sections 119, 120 and 121 of Apogee Stadium, near the student section.

All free and discounted Young Alumni tickets must be claimed no later than Aug. 31, 2017.

To purchase tickets, visit the North Texas Ticket Office website.

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