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September 28th, 2017 Posted in Highlights
College of Health and Public Service

Ask an Expert: Stan Ingman

How can I help my loved ones receive the best care as they age? Health becomes a greater concern as you and your loved ones age. Stan Ingman, gerontology professor and an expert in senior health care, spends his time teaching and researching health care options and trends around the…

PADM alumnus Hart receives lifetime achievement award

At a recent meeting in Austin, the Texas City Management Association presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Public Administration alumnus Bob Hart (’78 MPA). He currently serves as city manager for the City of Corinth.

HPS alumna named next UNT provost

Jennifer Evans-Cowley, a UNT alumna with more than a decade of experience in higher education leadership, has been named the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Texas.  She will have a faculty appointment in HPS’ Public Administration department….

College of Business
UNT announces 2017 Innovator Award winners

A University of North Texas faculty member, a graduate student and an undergraduate student have been recognized as UNT’s 2017 Innovator Award winners.

This is the second year the Office of Research and Innovation has recognized faculty and students for finding creative solutions to today’s most pressing issues. The awards include cash awards or scholarships.

“Our university is working to expand its multi-disciplinary research and offer faculty and students opportunities for them to bring innovation to light,” UNT President Neal Smatresk said. “Our faculty discoveries help move science and society forward and allow the university to play an even more significant role in economic development for our region and state.”

PPEF/SAGE pledges first college scholarship in Texas to UNT College of Business

A $10,000 commitment from the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) will provide UNT College of Business students with the support to build a strong foundation for their marketing careers.

PPEF has been awarding scholarships to promotional products industry employees and their children since 1989 – totaling more than $1.7 million since their inception. In 2016, they expanded their support to include commitments to universities and colleges that are preparing students for careers related to their industry.

Eagle Business Network: Happy Hour

Reconnect with your College of Business alma mater at the Eagle Business Network Happy Hour on October 17. Food and fun will be provided.

Cost: $18.00
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Del Frisco’s Grille
1200 E Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092

College of Education
UNT education honor society wins national awards

The University of North Texas chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an international honor society in education, won three national awards for the 2016-17 school year. The chapter, co-counseled by College of Education faculty members Ricardo González and Jeanne Tunks, earned the 2016-2017 Gold Literacy Alive! award for the chapter’s project Variety is the Spice of Life; the 2016-2017 Achieving Chapter Excellence Award; and the 2016-2017 Distinguished Chapter Officer Award for the chapter’s president, Cynthia Molina.

The awards will be presented at the 51st Biennial Convocation in Pittsburgh Oct. 26-28. Additionally, several members of the Alpha Iota chapter will present their accepted sessions at the conference.

Project NEXUS offers professional development for current and future teachers

This fall, the UNT College of Education will offer pre-service teachers a workshop and review sessions that will help them better connect with English learners in Texas schools. The professional development opportunities are part of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration’s Project NEXUS, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education for the past five and a half years.

Project NEXUS is a unique collaborative partnership between UNT, five schools from Denton ISD, five schools from Lewisville ISD, and the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10 Education Service Center.  Through this partnership, the project has been able to provide high-quality professional development for 200 in-service teachers, 15 UNT teacher education faculty members and 150 UNT pre-service teachers, said Rossana Boyd, director of the project and COE principal lecturer. 

The professional development has focused on how teachers can enhance their knowledge and skills to teach mathematics and science to English learners (ELs) in grades four through 12. English learners have difficulty accessing subject area content because they are learning English as their second language (ESL) at the same time, Boyd said.

Grant to help UNT provide support for families dealing with autism

Thanks to a $489,000 grant, the University of North Texas’ Kristin Farmer Autism Center (KFAC) will continue to provide support to families across the state who have a child with autism spectrum disorder.

The grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Autism Grant Program will enable the center and the Texas Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters to continue its partnership for the next two years.

“The new grant will allow UNT’s KFAC and the Texas HIPPY collaborative program to reach even more families around the State of Texas, especially in areas where autism support services are challenging to find,” said Kevin Callahan, executive director at KFAC. “The A+HIPPY curriculum will ensure that all the children enrolled in the program are better prepared to maximize their success in public schools.”

Toulouse Graduate School

UNT’s Toulouse Graduate School expands offerings in analytics

UNT is now offering three new accelerated online master’s degree programs that focus on analytics: M.S. in Advanced Data AnalyticsM.S. in Digital Communication Analytics; and  M.S. in Health Services Administration with a concentration in Health Data Analytics. The M.S. is Advanced Data Analytics is not only in the accelerated online format, but also in the traditional format at New College at Frisco. Accelerated online programs are offered in 8-week online formats with five available start dates so that students have the option of finishing their degrees in less than two years.

More information about all the AOP options can be found at onlinemasters.unt.edu .

Other AOPs include M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Texas Principal Certification,M.S. in Learning Technologies, and an MBA in either Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management or Strategic Management.

Athletics

#NFLMeanGreen: Week 3 In Review
Week three of the National Football League season is in the books, and MeanGreenSports.com has you covered for 2017’s third regular season installment of #NFLMeanGreen.

Two of the three former North Texas players in the NFL, Oakland Raiders fullback Jamize Olawale made his season debut, while New Orleans Saints linebacker Craig Robertson saw action again this week. Los Angeles Rams running back Lance Dunbar remains out with a knee injury and is on the PUP/Reserve list, meaning the earliest he can return to the field is Week 7.

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